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Old 11-10-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
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Adjusting Bestop Supertop

I put on my supertop today and the directions say you may need to adjust the Bow Mount Brackets. My doors are shutting so tight it takes way too much force to shut them. I tried loosening the bolts that hold the bracket to the body and pushing it as far as I could toward the inside but they are still too tight. Is there something else I should be doing to make this adjustment?
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
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Also when I took the old A pillar molding off there was some weatherstripping behind it so I peeled it off and stuck in on the new one, now I'm thinking I should have left it off because I'm hearing some wind noise and I think it is where there is a small section where there isn't any weatherstripping. I'm thinking it may have sealed better without any weatherstripping.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:42 PM   #3
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Is this the normal fit for the horizontal rod? It goes in at a pretty good angle.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Don't overcompensate or worry about a tight fit on the first couple days of a new install. Let the fabric relax a bit.

And feel free to send your questions to csbestop@bestop.com.

I'm pretty sure they don't drink before answering these type of questions. I should have ignored this until tomorrow.

Cheers! Thanks for your support.

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Old 11-11-2010, 06:27 AM   #5
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I watched this video prior to the install and it was a big help. I understand the fabric may be tight at first but my question is adjusting the vertical rod so the door isn't so tight to close. You have to slam the door way to hard to get it to close completely. Should I expect the tight doors to get better with the fabric stretching? I figured it had to do more with the frame than the fabric.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:12 PM   #6
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Well Bestop customer service told me thats all the adjustment that there is and the way it is is the way it is. I don't like it at all having to slam the doors that hard to get them to shut. I had a friend with me today and he told me to unlock the door so he could get in, the door was unlocked but the outside door handle was so hard to pull because it was in such a bind he thought it was locked. Then when he got in he had to shut the door 3 times slamming it harder each time to get it to shut all of the way.
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when i put mine on the first time it was super hard to shut as well, but after about a week it is way better. now it closes like normal.
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when i put mine on the first time it was super hard to shut as well, but after about a week it is way better. now it closes like normal.
That is promising, thanks for posting.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:39 PM   #9
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no problem man. the only thing i am trying to fix now is the back windows are slapping against the bars and it is really irritating!
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I have found that if you open the vent (either floor or dash) this helps puff them out. You don't even need the fan running, just allow the air to enter to equalize the pressure. Your top will rise up and the windows will become "firm".
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It's airtight......crack the window.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:43 AM   #12
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With my old top I had to run the vent with the fan on 2 to puff the top up and it helped a lot. With this new top it didn't make a difference, I didn't know if it was because everything was so tight or because there was air leaking in at the front corners where the velcro'd piece meets at the windshield. I can see daylight in the corners and there is a lot of wind noise coming from around there. Anybody else have that problem? I asked Customer Service about it and they said that the flap of fabric at the front corner was there to be tucked in and keep rain out but that the opening was normal. I get a lot of wind noise from there.

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