Mopar Sunbonnet questions

  1. Gladiator4Runner

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    I searched this site for answers but nothing came up so.....

    Can the sunbonnet be installed and left in place when you put the hard-top back on or does it need to be removed?

    If that's the case, approximately how long does it take to remove/re-install the sunbonnet?

    How much does it cut down on wind noise vs. just the open top?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    What is a sun bonnet?
     
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    Post # 27 in the above thread says "No".
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    I have the Spiderwebshade and it is designed to be left on when the hard top is reinstalled. Doesn't help at all with the wind noise for me because when I have my top off I also have my doors off. It does make a huge difference in the heat. It gets pretty hot around here and sitting in the open sun is a miserable thing. The Spiderwebshade makes daily top off summer driving a reality as long as the rain holds off.
     
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    I have the JTops sunshade, and it also stays on under the hard top. and that's a big negative on reducing wind noise because it's just mesh.
     
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    I've donw it with a spiderweb shade brand. You have to reach between it and the hard top to take off the freedom panels but it's doable.
     
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    I am assuming you mean the Mopar sunbonnet

    It can not be left in place with the top on but can be put on and taken off within 5 mins after the first install. There is a Zip a long the wind shield so the whole thing doesn't need to be uninstalled.

    As far and wind noise I would say is will add to the noise level because the back part will flap in the wind.
     
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    Do you have the sail cloth or the mesh one? I'm curious how much water the sail cloth one keeps water out of the front seats with the windows rolled up. I'm second guessing getting the leather seats and hard top so thinking about running this in the summer months. I plan on putting a water proof dog cover on the rear seats once I find one that's vehicle specific and fits well.
     
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    what is some rain protection? either it is waterproof or isn't, correct?
     
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    :headbang: its a piece of leather that goes between the roll bars from the windshield to the back of the cage (to the downturn, not all the way to the bed). it's waterproof in the sense that it won't be damaged if it gets wet....but it is NOT going to keep you from getting wet.
     
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    the windows up won't matter, because there is a gap between the door and the roll bar that will be rained right in. also, if it did sit outside in rain, i would imagine as soon as you drove it, all the water on top of it would run right off the back, to behind your rear seat.
     
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    Ok. Thank you. I guess I'll explore other options until I have a bigger garage. I'm less concerned about the rear seat, as I'll have that protected, as I am with the gap between the door and the roll bar you mentioned.
     
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