(approx) 5 Minutes
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- How to Install Bestop Windjammer, Black on your Wrangler
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This Bestop Windjammer in black is for those of you that have a two-door 2007 to 2018 JK that are looking for a piece that's going to not only change up the look of the Jeep, but also be very functional. You'll notice when the top is down on your Jeep, a lot of the wind that hits the driver and the front seat passenger actually comes from the back, and by having the Windjammer you can knock a lot of that wind down, giving yourself and your passenger that open air driving experience but a little bit less wind. Of course this is not something that's going to work if you have a backseat installed in your two-door, so do keep that in mind. This is a piece that installs very, very simply into your Jeep, definitely one out of three wrenches, not even a tool necessary, and we'll talk about that installation and show you exactly how to do it in just a second. So this piece can be run just in this configuration, whether you're removing your hard top of you're pulling your soft top off, you pop this in, take the seat out or flip it down and you can go driving just like this. This is also designed to work with Bestop's duster cover. So this actually has a zipper built right into it. You can attach the duster to that and that will cover this whole back area, really giving the Jeep a little bit more of a truck look which a lot of people really like. And it can also be functional for you, depending on how you use your Jeep. If you have the seat out and the duster on you have some space or storage underneath of that. But getting back to this piece here, the Windjammer, again it is gonna be a little bit functional keeping some wind out. It's gonna change up the look of the Jeep a little bit. And because this is from Bestop you know you're gonna get something that's very, very high quality. This is going to be the same material that a soft top would be built out of with the same window material as well. So very thick. If you attach everything properly and you tighten down all of the straps nice and tight, you're not gonna get any flapping out of this piece and it is gonna do a really nice job of knocking a lot of that wind down. Now because this is from Bestop, who's known to make a premium product, this is going to be a little bit more expensive than some of the other options out there. This is going to come in at $90. Now, Bestop also makes what they call a, "Wraparound Windjammer" and that's going to seal up a little bit tighter, here, it's actually gonna wrap it around the sport cage. And up top here, it's going to seal up a little bit tighter as well. So if you're looking to be able to drive around in the rain, in the snow with a Windjammer, a duster, and maybe a safari top on, that's gonna be the better option for you and that's gonna be more expensive. But for this piece coming in at $90 for all the function and the quality that you're getting, I do think that's going to be a pretty good deal. So I said before this is an easy install. Now let me show you exactly how to get it installed on the Jeep. Now we're starting from this position. I have the back seat removed out of our two-door, of course, the soft top has been completely removed. I did leave the brackets on the sport cage here. You can take them off or remove them if you're gonna be putting a soft top back on again sometime soon. It might make more sense to just leave them on. This will not be in the way of those brackets. You can install that with the brackets still on the Jeep. So we're gonna go ahead and start with the installation by attaching the tops straps under the center hoop of the sport cage. So, the first straps to attach are the top straps and there's going to be a total four of those, two go around the around the sound bar and the sport cage in the center, and the other two out toward the sides here. So, we're gonna start with the two center ones. All you have to do is locate them, take the strap around the sport cage, then you have these plastic buckles here that you'll feed the strap through in order to make sure that everything stays nice and secure. Go through the back there, then through the front side where the tab is. And then you can leave that a little bit loose for the time being, we'll go through and tighten everything up once we have all the straps started. Now we'll move on to the other center strap. The next two straps that we'll attach are also up top here on the sport cage. They're just a little bit outward of the other two that we just did, but the process is very much the same. Find both halves, wrap them around the sport cage and feed them through. Again, just leave it a little bit loose until we get all the straps started. Now I'll move on to the one on the other side. Once those four top straps are secured but loose you can work your way down the sport cage. They're going to be two more straps to secure here. You just wanna make sure that as you're wrapping these around the sport cage you're not getting the seat belt inside the strap, of course that won't work out very well. We also still have our door surrounds on here but as you can see there's plenty of room between the sport cage and this surround to get the strap. So once you get the strap fed through, simply secure it like you did the other ones, leaving it loose. Then there's one more directly below that. Now, we'll attach the same two straps on the other side. Last step is to attach the last four straps and they're down at the bottom here, attaching your Windjammer onto the seat brackets. So these last four straps, two on either side, get attached onto the seat brackets. And there are a couple ways to do that. On to this bar here, we're actually underneath the seat tracks. I like attaching it to this bar because if you do attach it to where the seat track is underneath the seat, there's a chance that you could cut down the strap. So we'll go ahead and just unbuckle these, wrapping around this bar and buckle it back together again. I have the seat in the forwardmost position right now. So it looks like it's pulling this forward. But once this seat is back in the regular sitting position that will be relieved a little bit. This is just forward so that you guys can see what I'm doing. We'll do the same thing on the drive side. Once you have all the straps loosely attached, you can go through and make any adjustments that you need to. You can see that we have a little bit of wrinkle here. So we'll tighten our side straps to pull the wrinkle out and just really adjust everything so it's sitting nice and straight and pulled taut all the way across. So if you're looking for something to knock down some of that wind you're driving with the top down and also something that's going to change up the look of your Jeep, whether run by itself or with other Bestop pieces, I would definitely recommend this Windjammer by Bestop and you can find it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Drive in Style. The Bestop Windjammer reduces the entry of rain, wind, and dust, so you remain protected from the elements while you drive. It also prevents the heat from escaping out during cold weather to keep you warm.
Easy Installation. It is a 2-door windjammer that can be easily attached to the center sport bar with the use of straps and buckles and the bottom is attached to the floor via the patented Belt-Rail system.
Material. Manufactured from reinforced Haartz fabric, it maintains its shape at any temperature. It is mildew resistant and features UV inhibitors. It also features a roll-up doggie door, so you can have access to items at the rear of the vehicle.
Compatibility. This Bestop Windjammer is a perfect fit for 202007-2018 JK Jeep Wrangler 2 Door Models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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October 10, 2019
Windjammer is great
Got windjammer installed with rest of my Bimini top and cargo cover. Looks and works great! May take my doors off again now that rainy season is over and before it gets too cold.Helpful (0)
July 10, 2019
Works good, not great.
It’s not a flawless fit (although I wasn’t expecting it to be), but it did keep the rain out of cabin. It easily zipped to dust cover and went up quickly.Helpful (0)
May 05, 2019
Awesome, fits perfect , no wind, no rain, love it, Got anything else for me?Helpful (1)
September 27, 2018
I had to adjust everyday, due to highway driving. The top never leaked any rain, even in a super bad rain storm. The top looks cool on my Jeep.Helpful (5)
August 28, 2018
Fit is ok, looks good. Cuts down the wind and keeps the elements out when you have to have a top on. Not designed for a permanent winter top. Have fun without having to have the soft top frame in you Jeep. Strongly recommend this to accompany your bikini top.Helpful (6)
August 18, 2018
Bestop needs to have better standards
Should be fast and easy to install. The materials are excellent and the fit with other brand line pieces is superb. However, Bestop routinely puts either too long or too short a strap on their product. This particular piece has side straps too short to fit around the sound bar and roll bar trim on my Rubicon. Literally 3 more inches of nylon strap length on each cord would make this a great product. Either their 1) engineering, 2) quality control or 3) cost control systems is "broken".Helpful (8)
July 31, 2018
Great product for keeping out the rain, but it does confine the seat position but not letting you extend back enough for taller people.Helpful (6)
July 23, 2018
The windjammer works great and when paired with the deck Duster it keeps most of the rain, dust and wind out. Easy to install and looks good.Helpful (6)
January 02, 2018
If installed right no room for driver
If you install this tight against the roll bar like instructed the seats would have to be so far up you'd have to be much shorter than me to sit properly in relation to the steering wheel and controls. I am 5''-11" and even with a gap of 3 inches from the Roll Bar I'm still not where I want to be for comfort. That is as much of a gap as I could get with the straps provided or it would have been more to get my seat position where I normally drive. I'd like to attach a pic but don't see where that is an option.Helpful (11)
December 02, 2017
Really pleased with this Windjammer
This Windjammer combined with a Tonneau blocks almost all wind. Now I can ride the bikini top all year long. Really looks great too. It could be improved if they made the straps a bit longer. I'm tall and need to have the seat all the way back. So the the seats are in the way based on the way it is supposed to be installed. I had to sort of "wrap" the windjammer around the seat. Still looks great, but the straps were just barely long enough to do this.Helpful (7)
Possibly better stated. Can this item install behind the rear seats or would it be in between the rear passengers and front passengers?
Thank you for your question! This will be able to be attached behind the rear seats with just the back portion of the dust cover.
Can the windjammer be used with the 2 front hard top pieces or does a bikini/soft top need to be used with the windjammer?
The Bestop Windjammer can be used with the freedom panels.
Can this go behind the rear seats of a JKU?
This windjammer is meant to be used behind the front seats, not the rear.
When the Windjammer is fully hooked up, including with the Bestop DustCover (as in this photo) - will this prevent water from pooling in the DustCover during heavy rain? Currently, without the WindJammer, water pools then flows directly into my cabin. Just purchased the WindJammer, hope it resolves this issue.
The Bestop Windjammer will not create a watertight seal, but may alleviate the issue of water coming into the cab. This is designed to reduce the entry of rain, wind, and dust, so you remain protected from the elements while you drive, but is not a substitute for a full top in extreme weather.
Is there a way to use this with the backseats upright?
The Bestop Windjammer will be only the vertical piece, allowing this to be used with the rear seats in the upright position. The rear seats do not have to folded down to use this item.
The Bestop Windjammer will be only the vertical piece, allowing this to be used with the doors on and the rear seat in the upright position.
Hello! This can no be used while the back seats are up!
Hello, yes, you shouldn't have any problem use this with the Freedom Panels.
(approx) 5 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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