Problem with soft top on highway... - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-24-2007, 10:45 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 28
AustinJeff is on a distinguished road
Problem with soft top on highway...

I just got a new 4-door on Friday and I LOVE IT!!!! I took it on the highway with the entire top on (soft top) and once I'd hit 50mph, the side curtain would start to flap/vibrate where it hooks in near the back door. I pulled over several times to tighten it, but it would keep flapping and eventually pull open and peel back to the zipper. Once it peeled open, it was fine, but looked like crap.

Has anyone had this problem? If so, what's the solution?
AustinJeff is offline   Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Glocker23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 38
Glocker23 is on a distinguished road
That sucks. As a prospective buyer, I am interested in this as well. Is this a common thing???

__________________
2003 Ford Explorer XLT...in the market for a Wrangler 4 door Rubi
Glocker23 is offline   Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 12:52 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
thomastenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 72
thomastenn is on a distinguished road
how windy was it? mine flaps about 70 but not nearly as much as my tj did. just put a little paddingon the window brace bar its hitting to take out any slack just find some 1"id tubeing insulation
__________________
jeep girl wanted: lockers required, big tires a plus, send picture of jeep!!
thomastenn is offline   Quote
 
Old 09-24-2007, 01:20 PM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 11
snow walker is on a distinguished road
Mine did this when I first bought it, turns out that the panel wasn't set properly in the groove on the back door. someone at the dealership must have played with it and did not seat the plastic rib properly in the coresponding groove. took about one minute to fix after I realized what was happening. Hope that helps.
snow walker is offline   Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Thread Starter
  #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 28
AustinJeff is on a distinguished road
Thanks!

I took a look at the rear/corner flap and reset it at the bottom. I took it out on the highway and it seemed to be fine. I hope it was that simple! If not, I'll probably do the weather-stripping trick. It does seem that if the back door can close more tightly on the cover, it would hold it in place and not let the wind get in there.
Thanks again.
AustinJeff is offline   Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 04:43 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
toycop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 40
toycop is on a distinguished road
I'm betting that the side windows aren't properly inside the door channel. You really have to pull on the side window and wrap the plastic piece around and into the rear door channel. I learned this after driving with the flapping panels myself.

toycop is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
check engine light came on and speedo stopped working @ the same time. eric TJ General Discussion Forum 14 10-14-2013 12:05 PM
problem with driving on highway with new lift BPD119 TJ Tech Forum 7 01-17-2008 02:54 PM
Weird problem while on highway last night George T. General Jeep Discussion 9 11-23-2007 07:04 PM
rear window problem on soft top hemmer General Jeep Discussion 12 09-07-2007 05:13 PM
soft top problem pennybuy TJ Tech Forum 6 01-04-2006 02:06 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner