I like how tight mine is to the front. There is no gap to that the sun will blind you. The gap in the back is nice for the air to escape when the windows are down. The key is to lower you back windows a little for air flow.I have resorted to using the windshield bolts to retain the t-bar bungees that come with the shade. I spaced the windshield away from the cross bar similar to what you did and used painters tape to hold them in place while the loop of the bungee was around the raised portion of the crossbar bolt holes. I then lowered the windshield, installed the bolts and removed the painters tape. Then installed the shade per the shade instructions.
So I was told using the bolts for the bungee cords makes the Gap not as big is that trueHey Andrew @AlienSunshade - thank you for the offer but not necessary. The straps actually work better without the clips when you use the windshield bolts to hold the front bungees. Not sure why everyone is so freaked out by tilting the windshield forward. It's actually faster than fiddling with the clips.
Really appreciate you reaching out.
My solution:So I was told using the bolts for the bungee cords makes the Gap not as big is that true
They went out of business a couple months ago you won't get no warranty.Alan the owner sold it to some people that offered him a price he couldn't refuse couple months later they let it go don't understand why he was pretty upset himselfI had two issues, the clips stretched on mine and the shade itself started to tear at the the holding points. Complete garbage. I called alien sunshade and waited over 6 months and still nothing..Their service is not good and their product is worse
That's so weird my clips were fine and held up when we titled my windshield. We did not have to take the windshield wipers off like I see people which is crazy all we did was just hold it with one hand a few inches back friend of mine did and then we took all the clips off and they were fine they weren't busted or bent which I'm surprised. We wrapped the bungee cords around it but it was very tight. All it did was pull it tight to the front and leave a gap in the back of it. It looks bad in my opinion I said I'm done I'm tired of all the bungee balls anyway. I ordered the two piece for my 4-door Rubicon JL buy spider web shades. Should have done this a long time ago it's so much better made it fits better and looks better and no more damn bungee balls except one on each side at the front of the rear peice which you can hide pretty good. they even have a discount code right now going that you can use which gives you 15% off. Jtops is very heavy and well-made but I don't like the fact they only make it one piece right now and at the rear of it it comes down and covers the back of the row bar which is good if you like that but I like the back of my robe are showing that's why I just think overall the two piece that's cleaner look and I'm very glad I went with spider web shades. Here's a picture of my spiderwebshade now and then here's a picture also of the alienshade when I pulled it with the bungee cords instead of the clips what it did to the rare piece in the frontThe clips in mine all bent after about a month too. The 2 on the edges popped right out when I was unlatching the freedom panels. Going to try looping around the bolt. The bungee balls all seem to be holding up fine.
@morph860I just reinstalled the front cords around the windshield bolts. The shade fits a lot better now and feels more secure. Just hoping the metal bolts don’t start to eat into the cords. For those that have done this, how is it holding up?
Overall, I’m very happy with the fit of the front and rear alien shades. Don’t mind the bungee balls.