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Old 04-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Seat belt flapping in the wind

Neat add. I bought 2 black sheepskin (fake) seat belt covers at Walmart (2.99 each). I installed them on the seat belts between the seats and the b-pillar. They stopped the flapping noise completely. Best $6 add you can make on a Wrangler.

PS. They come in Tan, Grey and Black. Other places sell them for $6 each.

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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That is it! Only mine are black so you can't see them.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
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Great solution. i was going to add a thread about the flapping but did a search instead. Looks like this is a common "issue"......
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
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I had a buddy who works at an awning shop make me 2- 2" wide by 5" long black straps with snap buttons on each side. I screwed the other side of the button to the plastic piece that the belt slaps against and then snapped them on. Works really good. I was going crazy listening to that noise......
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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I just buckle my passenger seat seatbelt when I have the top down with no passenger. Only flaps for me when it's not buckled. Problem solved.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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I just buckle my passenger seat seatbelt when I have the top down with no passenger. Only flaps for me when it's not buckled. Problem solved.
Actually, on mine, and I'm sure with some others, Its the drivers side when buckled that is doing the flapping. The belt that is vertical and doesn't go across your chest is the culprit. It will drive you crazy since its literally right there. Your lucky yours doesn't do it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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Actually, on mine, and I'm sure with some others, Its the drivers side when buckled that is doing the flapping. The belt that is vertical and doesn't go across your chest is the culprit. It will drive you crazy since its literally right there. Your lucky yours doesn't do it.
Bingo. Same here. Thinking of putting in a snap of some sort at the proper position when I am buckled in.
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I solved the flapping noise with the stereo system.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #10
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Actually, on mine, and I'm sure with some others, Its the drivers side when buckled that is doing the flapping. The belt that is vertical and doesn't go across your chest is the culprit. It will drive you crazy since its literally right there. Your lucky yours doesn't do it.
Interesting. I haven't had that problem yet, but then again, it's F$&#ing 40 degrees here in the middle of April so I haven't had all that much time with my top down.

I'm convinced the weather got colder just because I bought a Jeep in March (when the temps were in the mid 70's.)

Bought a snow blower last fall too and got all of 2-3 inches of snow this past winter.

Grrrr!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:27 AM   #11
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Great idea! I've had my JKU since Friday, took the doors and top off for the first time over the weekend and the noise of the seat belt was driving me crazy! Thanks for the tip.
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i made paracord bracelets same color as my jeep and solved the problem and looks sweet
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:54 AM   #13
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I put little black bungees on mine, you can't even see them.
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i made paracord bracelets same color as my jeep and solved the problem and looks sweet
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I put little black bungees on mine, you can't even see them.
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I put little black bungees on mine, you can't even see them.
Any issues with the bungees interfering with the functioning of the seat belt when trying to put it on or take I off? That strap is the one that moves on my jeep.
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Sorry it was dark but you get the idea
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I find the most annoying straps to be the ones that run parallel to the rollover bar, the part that isn't actually strapped on to you. A great trick is to tuck the problem strap between the seat recliner lever (on the side of the seat, the little one, not the big one) and the bottom seat cushion. It can cause the belt to be a little tight but it's a great solution and it's free!
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:26 AM   #20
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Seat belt flapping in the wind

Cheap, quick fix - I took a piece of 3/4 in self-adhesive gray insulating tape and stuck it to the pillar - no more flapping. I think a 5ft roll of tape was $4.

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Neat add. I bought 2 black sheepskin (fake) seat belt covers at Walmart (2.99 each). I installed them on the seat belts between the seats and the b-pillar. They stopped the flapping noise completely. Best $6 add you can make on a Wrangler.

PS. They come in Tan, Grey and Black. Other places sell them for $6 each.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #21
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i put velcro on mine, that way the seat belt still moves, but hasnt flapped yet (just did it last night) i think if i put a piece of black fabric on the back if the lose one and/or sew it at an end it may be better. but i'm new to all this jeep stuff!

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Neat add. I bought 2 black sheepskin (fake) seat belt covers at Walmart (2.99 each). I installed them on the seat belts between the seats and the b-pillar. They stopped the flapping noise completely. Best $6 add you can make on a Wrangler.

PS. They come in Tan, Grey and Black. Other places sell them for $6 each.
Yup, I purchased 4 of them in black. Worked like a charm.
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http://www.walmart.com/ip/Custom-Acc...Black/16795105

This solved the problem for me, put this bad boy on just above the roller and no flapping. $2.97 well spent
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All these makes my zip tie solution look pretty primitive.

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