(approx) 5 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install J Tops USA Safari Mesh - Black on your Wrangler
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the Jeep Tops USA Safari Mesh Top, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. This top is available for both the two-door and the four-door JK, and it's available in a variety of different colors: black, red, blue and gray. Today, we're going to talk about some of the features, the construction, and of course, how you get this top installed on your Jeep.One of the best things about having a Jeep is that open-air driving experience, and whether you have a soft top or a hard top, adding a mesh top gives you that open-air experience while keeping a little bit of the sun off of your head. We all know how hot it can get in the interior of your Jeep when you are driving around with no top on at all, and a top like this will block 80-plus% of the UV rays, helping to keep you from getting burnt and keeping you a little bit cooler while still giving you that open-air experience that we're after.Now, there are a lot of mesh tops available on the market from a lot of different brands, but this one from Jeep Tops USA is, in my opinion, the highest quality mesh top that you can get. Now, you are going to pay a little bit more for it, but this top is going to hold up and last longer than any of the other ones available.The main body of this top is a polymer mesh that, as I mentioned before, blocks 80% of UV rays from coming into the Jeep. The outside of the top is sewn with a two-inch UV-resistant polyester, using UV-resistant thread, so this is going to hold up really well in the bright sunlight. The UV rays can, of course, fade the top, but also break down materials, so having this completely UV-resistant means it's going to last a very long time. This is one of those items where you take it out of the box, you hold it in your hand, and even if you don't have anything to compare it to, you can tell that this was built with quality and longevity in mind.A couple of things that I really like about this design is that it covers over top of the sport bar on the sides. A lot of other mesh tops leave a little bit of a gap between the sport bar and the top, where sun can come in. This gives it a much more finished look, in my opinion, and it keeps light from coming in those gaps. This top is also attached onto the Jeep with polyester webbing and plastic buckles, as opposed to bungee cords that a lot of other companies on the market use. Now, aside from being able to lose those bungee cords pretty easily, and you guys know what I'm talking about, those bungees will eventually stretch out. On top of that, when you are at highway speed, the top can start to flap a little bit because you have the elastic stretching and contracting. With these buckles, once you snap them in place and pull them tight, you're not going to have any flapping, and Jeep Tops USA tests these tops up to 85 miles an hour on the highway.Again, this is going to be a little bit more expensive than a lot of the other mesh tops on the market. But if you're somebody who plans on using this top a lot, who plans on either running this instead of their hard top through a large portion of the summer, or plans on taking the soft top down and having this top in place, and plans on this top taking a lot of abuse, I would definitely recommend spending a little bit more on this option over some of the other ones on the market because this is definitely going to hold up. And, speaking of other top options, even though this does wrap over the roll bars, you can leave this top installed underneath of your factory soft top or your factory hard top.Getting this top installed on your Jeep is going to be a very simple process. Even though you can leave this installed underneath your factory hard top or soft top, in order to get it installed initially, you will have to remove those tops. From there, you'll start at the front of the Jeep, attaching your new mesh top to the top of the windshield frame in much the same way that your soft top or hard top would connect. From there, it's just a matter of unrolling the top, and as you work your way back, clipping the plastic buckles around the roll bar and cinching them down. Once you work your way to the very back, you can go and make sure that all of your straps are tight, and you're finished. This whole installation shouldn't take you more than a half-hour and you won't need any tools to get it done.The old adage that you get what you pay for is thrown around a lot these days, but this is one of those products where I truly believe it is the case. You do have to pay a little bit more for this. In fact, I don't know that there is a mesh top on the market that is more expensive than this one, but I also believe that there isn't a mesh top on the market that is as high a quality as this one is.Now, if you're somebody who just plans on using a mesh top a couple of times a season or maybe over a couple of seasons and isn't going to use it again, then yeah, I wouldn't spend this much money to get this high quality of a top. However, if you're somebody who's in a drier climate who plans on having this top installed on their Jeep for a big portion of the year and wants something that is going to hold up better than anything else on the market, I absolutely think it's worth paying a couple extra dollars for this top.So if you're looking for a mesh top to give you a little bit of protection from the sun's rays while maintaining that open-air driving experience, and you want a top that is going to last a good long time and is one of the best-made products on the market, I would definitely recommend taking a look at this mesh top from Jeep Tops USA.So that's my review of the Jeep Tops USA Safari Mesh Top, fitting all 2007 and up JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Bungee, Velcro, and Flap-Free Ride. This mesh sun shade system features a 2-stage, compression and quick release, military grade buckle and heavy-duty webbing system to mount the shade top on your ride. This mesh sun shade sits on top of the roll cage and has been tested to withstand speeds up to 90 mph. This mesh sun shade has no gaps, helping to reduce sun exposure and keeps noise and wind intrusion to a minimum when your Wrangler is on the road.
Tough Construction. All components of the JTopsUSA mesh sun shade are made from heavy duty and UV Resistant materials. The mesh sun shade features three layers of perimeter UV Webbing, Twitchell Textilene® US manufactured PVC Coated Nylon Mesh and fully integrated front/rear support rods. Everything you need to install your new mesh sun shade comes built in. No need to purchase additional header rods and no separate attachment pieces to lose! Two Neodymium N52 Grade magnets in the center to hold the top securely to the sound bar and reduce flutter. The black color goes brilliantly with any color Jeep.
Simple Installation. This mesh sun shade is compatible with your OEM hard or soft top. It is designed to be removed and installed in minutes with no additional hardware or tools required. This mesh sun shade is compatible with your OEM hard or soft top. It is designed to be removed and installed in minutes with no additional hardware or tools required.
Covered by 10-Year Manufacturing/Five Year Fade Warranty. JTopsUSA guarantees all its products for 10 years against manufacturing defects and 5 years against fading. Check the manufacturer site for more details on the warranty’s full terms and conditions.
Application. The black JTopsUSA Mesh Shade Top fits all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door Models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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March 24, 2020
Love it very easy to put on and takes care of wind and sunHelpful (0)
February 16, 2020
It does the job
I am pretty happy with this purchase. I live in FL and the sun is brutal. This makes it comfortable driving witht the top off. Installation is secure and easy and the quality appears really good. The only reason I gave a 4 is because it seems loose, and you just can't seem to tighten it enough.Helpful (2)
January 11, 2020
I had my top off all summer and used it non-stop. Great purchase, true to form. Only call out is that if you put your top back on you have to take the mesh shade off. In some of the reviews I read, it said that you could leave it on and that is not true. Worth the money.Helpful (3)
December 16, 2019
Earkt Christmas gift and ts winter in Cleveland but the cover went on in less than 15 minutes. Will have to wait until spring to see how well it shades.Helpful (2)
October 26, 2019
We absolutely love this top. It gives us the feel of having the top off, while giving the baby the sun protection he needsHelpful (2)
September 26, 2019
This is by far a amazing product went hiking it started drizzling couldn’t even feel the rain that much, easy to install overall looks great definitely recommend this productHelpful (2)
September 12, 2019
Worth the price
I originally was going to buy a cheaper version of this but was discouraged by some of the reviews. I had my eye on this one and it happened to go on sale so I grabbed it. It’s super easy to install, great quality and I have zero issues with it. No flapping or moving in the wind while driving. I’ve used it a few times now and I think its worth the money. I’m glad I bought it instead of a cheaper one that might not last or work well.Helpful (2)
August 31, 2019Helpful (2)
August 28, 2019
Works great. No noise.
Product is great. Color has lasted thus far. Seems to stretch out a little after a month of freeway. Just tighten and continue.Helpful (2)
August 26, 2019
Fits like a glove. Surprised by how it keeps some of the wind out, while providing the perfect amount of shade.Helpful (3)
The description quotes this product as being "Top compatible - simply disengage the front latches, fold the Safari Shade back two inches and attach your Jeep top's factory latches". Can anybody tell me how easily this works? I could see the front two latches being no issue but what about the back middle freedom top latch - how do you get to that? Looking at getting this and want to keep it on under the hard top but if its a pain the butt...
Aside from the front area that attaches with the latches, to attach the mesh top you simply wrap the straps around your roll bar cage and fasten with a clip!
Is the Jtop compatible/usable under the Bestop Trektop NX?
Will this JTops USA Mesh Shade Top work on a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport (4-door) with the hard top, freedom tops, AND doors removed?
Yes, the JTopsUSA Mesh Shade Top mounts directly to the Jeep's roll cage.
The installation video states that the JTopsUSA Safari Mesh bikini top can be left on when putting the hard or soft top on. However, there are no holes for the attachment hardware to go through when securing the hardtop with the front two panels. In order to leave attached, one would have the poke a hole through the fabric and risk starting a tear. Is that what is meant by being able to leave it installed?
Modification may indeed be necessary for a hard top to fit over top of this in terms of installation, however fitment-wise you wouldn't have anything to worry about.
Does this top fit the JL models as well?
The JTopsUSA Safari Mesh has not been confirmed to fit a JL model at this time.
It's worth noting that it is not specifically designed to do so, but you shouldn't have many issues trying to do so. You may just need to adjust the straps on the mesh but otherwise it should work!
Hello, A bikini top that is waterproof would not be mesh then. I would suggest checking out the Rugged Ridge Picket Island Top or the Bestop Safari top! Obviously though the back will still be exposed to water. If you want something completely waterproof and enclosed you would want a full soft top.
Hello, this is not waterproof, this will just help prevent shade.
(approx) 5 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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