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Old 08-16-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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Doors off - Random Question

Alright I have noticed that when I take the doors off my front seat belts rattle making a pretty loud noise. I wouldn't mind it that bad, but i love having the doors off and have an hour drive to work everyday. That rattling gets old really fast during that long of a drive.

I have bungie cords in the jeep at all times and i have been bungieing them to the roll bar, this stops it. But the seatbelt is really useless then.

I was wondering if anyone here knows of a good solution to this problem.

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:45 AM   #2
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I think that's about all you can do. I just deal with it.

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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I use velcro strips to snug them up to the rollbar.
I suppose you could say that makes them useless, but if no one is using that seatbelt, then I say the seatbelt is useless.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:48 AM   #4
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All I've ever seen is everyone using bungee as a solution.

(thinking of other solutions now)
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:55 AM   #5
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Someone posted earlier that they use a pad from a car seat strap. It can slide pretty easily and would cut down on the noise.
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I have had success by just tucking the belts under the seat adjustment levers. Not sure how it impacts the function of the belt...
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:05 AM   #7
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+1 for Velcro straps as monkeee said. I picked up a pack from walmart, you can just trim them to whatever length you need. I have them holding my seatbelts, no more flapping. If you leave them loose enough it doesn't affect the operation of the seatbelt, but prevents them from flapping. The straps are also handy for many other things. Made my own maglite rollbar mount out of them.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #8
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Someone posted earlier that they use a pad from a car seat strap. It can slide pretty easily and would cut down on the noise.
^X2!!!

I take a Velcro Seatbelt Pad (Walley World...), and loosly wrap it around the outside Seatbelt Strap, towards the Roll Bar Trim, lowered all of the way to the floor. This leaves it nice and loose, without affecting the Seatbelt Strap that fits across me. I have these on the two Front Seatbelts, and wrapped two more on Both Straps on the Rear Seatbelts, since I have the Rear Seat out.

No more flapping, even at Hwy Speeds!

EDITED TO ADD: As Firehawk mentioned, they do have other uses. I have three, that I wrap around the Grab Handles on the Door Panel Handles and the Dash Grab Handle.

Wolfesneck!!! Need to unhook the way you've got it. It WILL impact the way the Seatbelt works! If you are in a hard enough frontal impact, the Seatbelt Strap may completely snap off the Seat Adjustment Lever Handle. When this happens, you'll end up with enough slack in the belt to throw you into the Steering Wheel!

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I bought mine at HF - 3/4 inch x 35 feet for 8 bucks. I'm on my second roll for the year already - this stuff is handy to have laying around
Great for cable management too

Anything that is done to the seatbelts to prevent noise, SHOULD BE UNDONE WHEN IN USE! Seat belts are designed the way they are to save lives. If you want to trade your life for a quiet ride, you're nuts. That's why I use velcro on all but the drivers seatbelt. I can undo it in about 1 second so that a passenger can use the seat. And, it's velcro. I can undo it over and over a million times before the velcro needs to be replaced, at the cost of about 60 cents per seatbelt.
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Someone posted earlier that they use a pad from a car seat strap. It can slide pretty easily and would cut down on the noise.
x3 - Works great and for 2.97 each it is a cheap fix. You can also color code them to match.
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heres a random question, Im about to take my doors off for the first time and was curious... when you disconnect the electronic connection thingy (I have no power) what do you do with the wires? do people here bundle them up in a waterproof fashion?
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Which wires are you talking about? I just unplug the doors, nothing hangs down and I don't bundle anything up.
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Which wires are you talking about? I just unplug the doors, nothing hangs down and I don't bundle anything up.
I havent really gotten in there and looked in any detail but it seems as if there are wires running towards the end of the "cloth" door straps.
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They stay with the doors. Are you leaving your doors outside? If so you might want to rubber band a sandwich bag around the plug ends then.
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They stay with the doors. Are you leaving your doors outside? If so you might want to rubber band a sandwich bag around the plug ends then.
good to know! I'll have to keep them in the basement but I'll probably do the bag fix anyway to try and keep mice away from any chords! no matter what I do, can't get rid of the damn varmin
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Now i know if i ever move up to a new jeep one day, i will be sure it's manual, and NO power doors.

Think thats why I don't see ANY JKs around here with doors off. I think most of them don't even realize they can come off, or just think its too much work..idk
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Now i know if i ever move up to a new jeep one day, i will be sure it's manual, and NO power doors.

Think thats why I don't see ANY JKs around here with doors off. I think most of them don't even realize they can come off, or just think its too much work..idk
I dont have power so I have no idea why there are cables down there... maybe that stupid sensor that tells me a door is open... useless!
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Just unplug the doors, and leave it the way it is. The cables are in a spot that I doubt if they are going to get wet. I have drivin mine in the rain with no doors on and have had no problems.

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