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Old 04-12-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Seat Belt Flutter Fix

I love my 2009 Wrangler Unlimited but at highway speeds with the top off my seat belts flutter like a chain saw. So I came up with a quick, cheap and easy fix. Used some of my excess parts from my boat (snaps and a strap) and created these "retainers" The first thing I wanted to make sure it did NOT effect the use of the seat belt and second it would stop the fluttering. Here are pictures of the mod. They are about 8 inches above the bottom opening of the seat belt strap.








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Old 04-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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that's really slick !

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Old 04-12-2010, 11:24 AM   #3
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VERY COOL ... and here I was thinking I was McGyver utilizing a pair of snack bag clips

Like I said though, nice job!
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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I am using some seatbelt shoulder pads and they are successful in eliminating this flutter as well.....

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Old 04-12-2010, 01:00 PM   #5
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Velcro works too. But your solution is very ingenious!
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it's to bad jeep couldn't have thought up something.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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heh. I am running with long black zip ties.....
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:30 PM   #8
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Awesome! thanks for the pics. I'm going to rig something like this up in my TJ. Rear belts clink around in there something fierce.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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heh. I am running with long black zip ties.....
Thats how my Tj is set up
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I'm going to use the mini bungee cords.
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I don't seem to have this problem in the Jk 4 door but the back belts whip something fierce in my Tj
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I am using some seatbelt shoulder pads and they are successful in eliminating this flutter as well.....
I use seatbelt shoulder pads too. They cost $1 at the dollar store for a pair of cheap ones (which is all you need), and take 5 seconds to put on. Problem solved.
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I'm going to use the mini bungee cords.
That is what I use and it works perfectly.

But very cool mod, OP!!!!!
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I like to take my hat off and do the Curley Machine Gun when I hear that flapping sound.
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I use seatbelt shoulder pads too. They cost $1 at the dollar store for a pair of cheap ones (which is all you need), and take 5 seconds to put on. Problem solved.
is it just the added bulk of shoulder pads that keeps them from flapping?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:50 AM   #16
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Yes greese. The bulk centers the belt so it can't flap against the plastic and the seat. Skinnier pads are better than fatter ones, since the fatter ones inhibit the sliding function of the seat belt, if you actually use it. They do make a huge difference on the front seats. On the backseat of the 2 doors I wrapped velcro around the roll bar , capturing that section of the belt with it. Loosely it too leaves the belts functional, while cutting way down on the flapping.
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #17
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A zip tie on the driver's side helps.
When I'm driving by myself, this totally quiets down the passenger side :



Just hook up the belt and route around the head rest..........
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This is an old thread but I thought I'd respond with my simple flutter fix. If you have kids with bicycle helmets they always come with extra foam pieces that stick on the inside of the helmet to adjust size. They are about 1/2" thick with a fabric facing. I stuck one vertically, on each pillar where the seatbelt comes up out of the retraction point. This holds the seatbelt off the pillar without interfering with its operation. The seatbelt flaps against the foam but as there is nothing flat to flap against there is no flutter noise.

The cost is basically free if you're like me and never throw anything away and have some of these lying around.
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good idea. i bought some velcro and elastic im going to use and wrap around the roll bar
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Double sided velcro is the cheapest/easiest way to go. Nothing sticky and easy to adjust.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #21
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Reducing the height adjustment on the belt worked for me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #22
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so simple i never even considered it
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #23
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Pick up a seat belt comfort pad at Walmart for less than $3. Get a black one instead of the white one I have. Wrap it around the belt and it will fall to the bottom of the pillar. Works perfectly.


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