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Old 05-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #31
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I do this:
-start zipper a few inches
-bottom retainer
-door retainer part
-rest of zipper
-Velcro
I've never had it flap on me and I'm going on 5 years
Exactly..
the only thing you may need to do for the first couple times is start the leading edge retainer before the bottom retainer until the material breaks in..

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:05 PM   #32
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Cool, thanks. Will give it a try tomorrow.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:14 PM   #33
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I put mine soft top on yesterday and noticed right away that something was wrong with the rear windows. Good thing for this site. I pulled mine off today and reset them. The top isn't quite as snug as the bottom, but they are much better now.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #34
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Have you read this thread and are sure you've installed them correctly?

It's very common for folks to think the doors themselves hold the windows in place. This is an incorrect assumption and will lead to the windows coming loose as you drive.

You need to ensure you have "rolled" the window edge completely into its channel.

Please post some pics and well get it sorted out. You should not need to add anything to a factory soft top to prevent flapping.
Thank you mgola27! I finally got it after your reply. Went and reinstalled the windows (correctly this time). Flap is gone! Windows are nice and tight. I appreciate the help!
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #35
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Did this today. Incredibly tough to get them to fit, but now they're in they're extremely tight. I assume that they'll stretch a little over the next couple of days.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #36
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I posted these pics a while back. Should solve the problems!

Hopefully the link will work!

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sof...ml#post2414343
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #37
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Thank you mgola27! I finally got it after your reply. Went and reinstalled the windows (correctly this time). Flap is gone! Windows are nice and tight. I appreciate the help!
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:38 PM   #38
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Thanks for the help. New to the forum and new to the Wrangler soft top. Been driving around looking like the flying nun for two weeks.

All good now.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #39
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Thanks for the help. New to the forum and new to the Wrangler soft top. Been driving around looking like the flying nun for two weeks.

All good now.
LOL! Glad you got it straightened out.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:30 PM   #40
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Mine is sahara2dr 2013 with premium softtop but the side window flapping crazy on highway speed
I put hardtop back yesterday, but the soft top is my love, it goes topless faster , soft top will be perfect to me if it does not flap...
Anybody fixed the flapping problem? Maybe use a tape to paste the side window?
i have the EXACT SAME SET-UP AS YOU right down to the silver bumpers (Sahara) i put my Premium top on last weekend and have had NO flapping.. i regularly get up to 70 mph..
CHeck your install...something isn't right.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #41
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Great info guys. I also incorrectly assumed the doors held the windows in place. I didn't realize the windows tucked into the channels. That is why I love this site.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:19 AM   #42
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This is great. Drove me nuts for a year.

Pretty Embarassed I couldn't figure this out.

Now it is solved!

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