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Hey, guys. So today I'm here with the Rugged Ridge Front Hard Top Eclipse Sun Shade fitting all 2018 and newer JL Wranglers. So this is gonna be for the JL owner who has a factory hard top and enjoys taking off those freedom panels but wants some protection from the elements in the front cab area while enjoying that open air driving experience.So while you're driving and especially at lower speeds when you have those freedom panels off, the sun can be pretty overwhelming and the harmful UV rays can be pretty damaging so having a barrier here is a perfect solution to having those freedom panels off with some protection and that's what this Eclipse Sun Shade is going to do. Now this is also going to be perfect at any higher speeds and reducing that excessive wind inside the cab area and even excessive wind noise and dampening that road noise with a little bit of a barrier. So you're gonna have a conversation a little bit easier with this here rather than just the freedom panels off.Now this is made of a high caliber reinforced mesh material. You do have nylon on the outside and even on the access holes for your hard top here so it is gonna last a very long time and it is a very easy system to use. So this comes with Velcro hook and loop system instead of a bungee cord system that can wear out over time. So this is gonna last a lot longer than some of those systems and it's also going to cover, completely cover this whole cab area in the front here making sure that you and your passenger are protected at all times.So what I do really like about this in comparison to some other options is first off, the compatibility with the freedom panels. Now this makes it very easy like I said before with each of these access holes cut out for each of the latches. Some other options are not gonna have those and they may be compatible with the freedom panels but you're not gonna have those cut out for the ease of access and the ease of latching up those freedom panels.So the other thing that I really like about this is the affordability of this mesh top. This is gonna be one of your most affordable choices on the page for the JL two door or four door at roughly $60. And so this is going to be a very quality setup for the price and it even comes with a five year limited warranty to keep a peace of mind and I think it's a perfect solution to create a very comfortable experience while having those freedom panels off.So install's gonna be very easy. You're not gonna need any tools. It's gonna be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, probably taking you about 15 minutes to get this installed including taking the freedom panels off. So speaking of the install, let's jump into that now.So the first step to getting our sun shade on is taking our T tops or our freedom panels off. So let's hope into the Jeep and unlatch those. So I'm gonna start by unhooking our windshield latches and then going around the sides to all of our smaller latches. So we can start by taking off our driver side. Then we can move to our passenger side.So our first step is to attach our piece of Velcro that is included in the kit up at the front of our windshield in between our front two latches. And you wanna make sure that this painted area is clean so it won't mess up any of the adhesion process. So after that is on we can grab our sunscreen and we can Velcro this on, give us some attachment before we start latching it down on either side. So I'm gonna start up at the front on the driver side. All we have to do for all of these latches is just hook it around our sports bar, pull this little tab through and then we can pull it tight and fasten it down on that heavy duty Velcro. We can continue on back with that. These little red tabs make it pretty easy to pull that through. So for this back corner you wanna take the buckle part and pass that through the hard top. You can feed it through the hard top and the sports bar, gonna come out on the other side and we can just do the same thing that we did on the sides. Clip it through. And buckle it down.Now for the middle two we're gonna do the same exact thing but around the back of our sports bar. So for the back middle two straps what we're gonna do is take the buckle part like we did on the side two and we are gonna pass that in between our hard top and our sports bar. Once you can grab that we can take our Velcro, loo[ that through and buckle it down. And we'll be able to adjust these all at the end. You just wanna make sure that they're attached. So we can do the same thing for the other side.So after everything's attached what we can do is go around to all of our buckles and we can adjust everything and make sure that it's sitting flat and taut. So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe and for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Specs & Installation
Protects from Excessive Sunlight. The Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sun Shade for Hard Tops protects your Wrangler from excessive sunlight in the heat of the summer. Additionally, the sun shade for the hard top, which is sold individually, has an open-air design for your automobile.
Mesh Construction. This black sun shade includes durable and high-quality, mesh construction, which consists of high-caliber reinforced mesh material and integrated elastic straps. It is 13 inches in length, 7 inches in width, and 5 inches in height.
Simple Installation. Installing this product is a simple and straightforward process. In fact, it will take you only about 1 hour to complete installation.
Five-Year Limited Warranty. The sun shade includes a 5-year limited warranty. As such, the product is safe from material and manufacturing damages for up to 5 years after the date of purchase. Don't forget to visit the manufacturer's website to find potential warranty limitations.
Application. The Rugged Ridge Front Hard Top Eclipse Sun Shade in black fits all 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler JL models with no exceptions.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
February 08, 2020
Perfect for the Florida Sun
This top was easy to install. And filters the sun on those sunny hot Florida days!Helpful (0)
October 08, 2019
The fit is not great and it looks messy. The holes do not align very well where needed, esp along the front bar, and altho I can manage to keep it on with my Freedom Tops, it isn't a clean fit and takes awhile longer to do. I do appreciate that this shade doesn't tie around the front bar like the bungee ones and wreck my whole interior. It's the only one I could find like that (and not overly priced). I was hopeful about the whole keeping-it-on-under-the-Tops feature, but my OCD brain can't get over how awful the fit and look is.Helpful (1)
September 30, 2019
easy to install Makes a good shade I found install let the sun beat on it then tight it again I would buy it againHelpful (1)
September 28, 2019
Kids love this top.
Radio off, Windows down and the kids are quite. They sit in the back enjoying the fresh air. Top easy to install, don’t get in a hurry and do it right the first time.Helpful (1)
September 26, 2019
This product was exactly as advertised. It's well built and easy to install. If I had one complaint, it is that it isn't easy to see through, therefore, making it seem almost as if the roof is still on.Helpful (1)
August 15, 2019
Sun shade works well
Fits well. Holes for hard top are great. Makes it easy to remove tops.Helpful (1)
June 25, 2019
Didn't fit 2D 2018 JL
I had to rate this product to leave a review and it seems well made. My jeep did not have the grab handles to connect the back 2 corner straps to (look closely at the pictures of the installed product from the back.) Customer support was very helpful and issued a return merchandise authorization number.Helpful (1)
June 13, 2019
Great Quality for Little $$$
Love how easy it was to install and how well it fits. Also love that it doesn't have to be removed each time you put the hard top back on. It shades you really well from the sun and helps with the wind noise.Helpful (1)
May 31, 2019
Awesome Sun shade
Installation was peace of cake.looks good and so far performs good!!!Helpful (1)
May 19, 2019
Fantastic Sun Shade - Must Have for Freedom Top
I wanted a sun shade that would allow me to easily remove the freedom panels and that could be installed without having to take the whole hard top off. This is that shade! Fits perfectly and does a great job reducing road noise. There is a noticeable difference in ability to hold conversation with a passenger with the freedom top off and this sun shade in place. Removing and replacing the hard top is a pinch thanks to the access holes. Recommendation for installing - loop all of the straps through loosely and start in the back. Install the velcro for the very front piece last. I was able to get it nice and taught by slowly working from back to front. Great product!Helpful (3)
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