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Old 05-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Flapping Seat Belt with Top/Doors Off

Hello,

For the second time I've been able to strip my Jeep down and I've noticed a really annoying "flapping" of the seat belt due to the wind. Has anyone come up with a good fix for this?

I figure a piece of velcro or maybe even a few women's hair ties could fix it, but I'm wondering if anyone's got any other suggestions.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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I use the bungee ball things on mine. Works good and I can use them for other things as well not just that

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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I have noticed this too. I used a zip tie but I am interested in what other have used.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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I have the same problem in the rear of my jeep. What I do is buckle them in as if someone was sitting and using them, and then pull them tight. Works for me.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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I have the same problem in the rear of my jeep. What I do is buckle them in as if someone was sitting and using them, and then pull them tight. Works for me.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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I cut down some big Velcro straps and wrapped them around the bar and seat belts
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:58 AM   #7
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I thought about this while driving down the interstate listening to the flapping! It really drove me nuts. Here is what I came up with. I put a nerf ball in between the seat and the pillar - and this stops the flapping. More balls can be used. Bigger- different color- whatever floats your boat. When not using- u can stick them under your seat or in the console or where ever for storage. It is my thinking that the ball would simply roll out of place in an emergency situation where the seatbelt needed to be utilized. Hope you find this useful!!

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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My girlfriend takes my carabiner and clips it around the shoulder section and the section that retracts into the floor and then clips the carabiner to the belt loop remover tool
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:01 AM   #9
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I took some stick on velcro, stuck em together and strap them around the seat belt and cage. Make sure when you do it though to strap them about mid way up the cage. I made the mistake of doing it all the way at the bottom the first time and it sounded like a high pitch drum roll the whole way home.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:56 AM   #10
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:24 AM   #11
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Fluffy Shoulder straps from walmart 4$ each will stop the flapping 100%. Ive been up to 75 MPH and they dont make a sound.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #12
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I bought a 12 JKU and it solved the problem by itself. It's a no-flap mobile.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #13
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I tried the shoulder strap thing- it works!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #14
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I tried the shoulder strap thing- it works!

Yep, one of my best mod's to date..
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:01 AM   #15
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Damn,

I love this site!

I just was thinking about how annoying this was on the ride home, and I searched and found this post.

Going to Walmart tomorrow for shoulder straps.

Thanks andre1002
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:17 AM   #16
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i made paracord bracelet color matched to my jeep and easy peasy
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #17
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In the LJ only my back ones flap that way. I used zip ties at first, but had to cut them to be able to use the seat belts when I put the back seat in for the grandkids.
Since then I've used the bungee-ball things, two each side. Works great, easy off-on.
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Fluffy Shoulder straps from walmart 4$ each will stop the flapping 100%. Ive been up to 75 MPH and they dont make a sound.


At 75 with doors / top off and stereo blaring I can't hear it!
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #19
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In my LJ the rears are the only ones that do it. I used Velcro straps and it works great.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #20
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+1 on the Walmart comfort pads. Make sure you get black.

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i made paracord bracelet color matched to my jeep and easy peasy
Can we see a pic or get some details on this. Sounds cool, and I may want to try.
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Fluffy Shoulder straps from walmart 4$ each will stop the flapping 100%. Ive been up to 75 MPH and they dont make a sound.
ugh.. I can't even go 75 mph
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #23
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What a splendid idea. Great solution.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:08 PM   #24
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You might also try putting a twist or two in the shoulder belt and wedging it so the twist stays. Putting a twist in the nylon prevents the resonance, so it shouldn't vibrate and make noise.

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