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.
+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.
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.
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!
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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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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