Does anyone have a clearlidz top or variant?

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They seem a few hundred too pricey to me, but I have no idea what goes into their production, just wondering what other members who own one think about it, seems like a cool thing to have.





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I'm intrigued by this product, too, but I can't find much info - videos, images, reviews - about the JL version. Seems like there's plenty of examples and info on the JK version, but for the JL, the most info I see regarding details about the installation are just these two pics from Clearlidz on Facebook:

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The Quadratec site has a link to instructions, but they're for the CL200 (for the JK), not the CL300 (for the JL). Not that you need much instructions after seeing these pics, it's pretty clear how it all attaches.

It looks straightforward, but I wonder how well everything works, creaks, seems liable to stress crack, etc. On my Jeep, a few of those rotating handles unlock on their own with the OEM Freedom Panels. I ended up putting O-rings on them to snug them down a bit more.

Can't say I'm liking the knobs poking down from the egress/entry portals. I know my head is gonna meet those hard at some point.

From a few web searches, it looks like Clearlidz was shooting for a sub $1000 market price at introduction, but that ballooned to over $1400 today. :(
 
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Yeah, I'd use different tops for different seasons. I have an old Corvette with dual tops, one clear, one insulated, so I put the clear top on through fall, winter, and spring, and the insulated top goes on in the summer time. If I can talk myself into the expense of a Clearlidz, I'd prolly do the same schedule.
 

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If I had those on in Florida just about any time of the year, my brain would be baked. I went with the Bestop Sunrider for hard top. Had one on my '14 JK which had a few small leaks if out in a monsoon. Installed one on the wife's JL at her insistence and found the new design doesn't seem to have the leak problems. Bought another one for my JL also along with a Spiderweb shade and am happy with it.
 

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I watched the install video for the JL, and JK. When 2 people carried it to the Jeep, it seemed to be very flexible, it sagged in the middle. How would it take snow build up is a question. They did mention it has an UV tint so it won't heat up in the sun. Its too pricey for me at this point, but I do like it
 

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These just look cheap to me. Almost like clear corrugated roof sheets you buy at Lowes/HD.
 

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"Made in North America"

okay, but where?
 

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"Made in North America"

okay, but where?
One of the Clearlidz videos mentions "the Midwest", but even "Made in America" could mean that final assembly (before shipment) is in America with all parts produced overseas.

With the nuttiness of lawyering and legal-speak, I half expect "Made in America" eventually could be redefined to include the assembly done by the end-consumer. So, if you assemble your IKEA furniture in your home state of Idaho, it'll count as "Made in America". Ha!

I still shake my head at the term PZEV, Partial Zero Emission Vehicle. I think my Jeep is PZEV...when it's off. And ESS at stoplights counts as off, right? So, I guess I CAN park at those in those Green Clean-Air Vehicle parking spots after all. What were we talking about, again? LOL
 

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