Looking for a summer top that is easy to install and remove? The Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sunshade gives the open air and top down feeling you want, while providing added protection from harsh sunlight. Featuring reinforced mesh construction, the half sun shade installs between the front portion of a JK sport bar and windshield to protect either front or rear passengers separately. The full-length sun shade is secured between the windshield and the rear crossbar of the JK sport bar to protect both front and rear passengers simultaneously. By using the mesh material with built-in elastic straps, this sunshade was designed from the start to eliminate the need for a header channel as with other similar products. An all-in-one package, this sunshade is simple to install and does not require any modifications. By retaining access to the Jeep top clamps, drivers can keep the shade in place and preserve function of the factory top. The Eclipse Sun Shade installs with sewn-in bungee cords and a small mesh carrying bag for storage when not in use. Compact in size, the Rugged Ridge sun shade can be stored in just about any compartment of your Jeep for quick access. Available in your choice of tough black or hot red.
Provides a great shade with a quick install. Also great for keeping the dew out if you don't want to put the tops back in overnight.
from Tupelo, MS
Great top, comes with a little mesh bag to store it, very light and compact, only sad part is that I thought I could leave it on with my soft top but it looks a little strange but since it only takes a minute to put it on and off. It was perfect for the 105 degree summer weather from south Texas.
Can the Eclipse Sun Shade be used on the 2 door '09 JK with front removable hard tops ??? I read your question /answers,but was not sure if this also covered the two door model removal hardtops?
Is there a water proof type soft cover available for this application for when the covers are left behind and the weather turns in the mountains ??
Thanks for your help, Paul
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Yes, the Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sun Shade Top RUG13579.04 can be installed with any top (Soft or Hard). They fit both 2 doors and 4 doors. They are not waterproof. We only offer the Bestop Header Bikini Top BST52586-35 that completely cover the front of the vehicle.
I have the Eclipse Sun Shade Top installed in my 2007 Jeep Sahara 4 doors for a week now here in SD and i love the free feeling, I am very please with it and enjoying even more my commute and every rides. But this morning it started raining without notice (not a heavy rain thanks god) while i was at my desk. When i notice it i ran to place the twin tops just to realize it is difficult or not possible to install them with the ESST in between.
I had the rear half top on it.
My question is, do i really need to remove the SST in order to have access to all the knobs and parts that retain the twin tops in place? if not can you explain the steps to install the twin hard tops without removing the ESST?
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Hello Raul, the Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sun Shade Top part# RUG13579.04 will not work with the Factory hardtop. You are correct, there is no way to get to the knobs to put it on. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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