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Old 03-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Hi all. Are there any pros or cons with removing the interior rollbar padding? I think i may do it and regret it after bumping my head. But wanted to know if anyone else ripped theirs off?

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Old 03-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #2
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I think there are unpainted areas under the padding. Might look like crap.

Or it might look bold and innovative.

Do it and post pics.

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I think there are unpainted areas under the padding. Might look like crap.

Or it might look bold and innovative.

Do it and post pics.
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You shouldn't have to rip it off.

It unzips.
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I will try it this week, want to see what it looks like.
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:41 PM   #6
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Pros:
- Looks more like the old school CJs
- Better gripping surface for practicing your Olympic uneven bars routine

Cons:
- Frameless soft tops will not fit properly
- Hurts more when you f*ck up your Olympic uneven bars routine
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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For what it is worth...there was a thread about this last summer..I have the padding removed on my TJ so that I could "fit" the half top I run on it. Otherwise it would probably still be on but maybe the covers replaced. My Tj's bars are painted.

ON the JK's I have been told that the roll bars are not painted....at least some of them are not. IDK if that applys to all of them or not. Stop and think how much paint/$ they save by not painting the roll bar and leaving it primer.

I haven't unzipped the covers on the JK to see if that is true on the '12s


Good idea though unzip and see what you got
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #8
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I pulled mine off when I had it bed lined. All painted but very ugly. Especially in the sound bar area. Also, it leaves the trim piece that covers the top of the seatbelt open and it generates a lot of wind noise with the top off.
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- Looks more like the old school CJs

I'm not so sure about that part. If memory serves, they are smaller in diameter than the CJ rollbar and they look a little strange naked because they are shaped differently.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:01 PM   #11
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I pulled mine off when I had it bed lined. All painted but very ugly. Especially in the sound bar area. Also, it leaves the trim piece that covers the top of the seatbelt open and it generates a lot of wind noise with the top off.
Same here. Started to pull it when I bedlined but I didn't go very far. My reason was mainly to wash the covers and get a look at what was under there. Dag was being nice when he said they looked a little strange. I thought they were downright ugly. Mine were painted. The padding is held on with some fairly large plastic rivets. They tend to pull out of the padding before they pull out of the bars.
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- Hurts more when you f*ck up your Olympic uneven bars routine
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x2 that's freaking hilarious!

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- Looks more like the old school CJs
- Better gripping surface for practicing your Olympic uneven bars routine

Cons:
- Frameless soft tops will not fit properly
- Hurts more when you f*ck up your Olympic uneven bars routine
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #14
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Pass up the Gold & Going for the platinum instead! Well, at least if they fall, they fall into something some what comfortable. Just don't land on the shifter, OUCH!!!

Bedlining has been on mine mind. Anyone have pics to show off of your bed line beastie? Would like to see how it looks. And I would think the harness runs across the vehicle some where. Or is it all off on the side underneath the trims?


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- Looks more like the old school CJs
- Better gripping surface for practicing your Olympic uneven bars routine

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- Frameless soft tops will not fit properly
- Hurts more when you f*ck up your Olympic uneven bars routine
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:34 AM   #15
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I bedlined mine, pulled all the harnesses out before hand so they wouldn't be in the way. Majority of the wiring runs down the passenger side under the door trim and then under the lip in the back tub. I just cleaned my routings up and put it all in the split plastic conduit you can get at Lowes or auto parts store and wire tied it down to the floor out of the way of tripping. I have yet to re-install all the trim work, its on my list of things to do. I'll try and remember to get some pics when I get home and post.
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Mine will be pulled for my cage install and lined.

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Old 03-13-2012, 01:02 PM   #17
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If anything I want MORE padding on the front bars.
I've clobbered my head on the drivers bar several times bouncing around off road. Hurts like hell.
I'm tall and I like my seat jacked up as high as it will go off road so I can see as much as possible over the front end.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #18
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Kool! I would like to see your set up. I thought it might be something like that. Just wanted to see how someone might of done it. I take it you used the one you roll on rather than the spray? If I was going to do it I would use the roll on. Just cause it seems like a better way to apply it & it would be a lot better than a spray.


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I bedlined mine, pulled all the harnesses out before hand so they wouldn't be in the way. Majority of the wiring runs down the passenger side under the door trim and then under the lip in the back tub. I just cleaned my routings up and put it all in the split plastic conduit you can get at Lowes or auto parts store and wire tied it down to the floor out of the way of tripping. I have yet to re-install all the trim work, its on my list of things to do. I'll try and remember to get some pics when I get home and post.
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Kool! I would like to see your set up. I thought it might be something like that. Just wanted to see how someone might of done it. I take it you used the one you roll on rather than the spray? If I was going to do it I would use the roll on. Just cause it seems like a better way to apply it & it would be a lot better than a spray.
Had it professionally sprayed by Line-X. I did all the prep.
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AH! I'll probably end up doing it myself. I like doing this type of stuff, keeps me interested in not being bored!
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I hate to be the nanny here, but the roll bar padding is there for a reason - so you don't suffer a serious head/brain injury in a rollover crash. In a typical rollover crash, the passengers in the vehicle will move upwards a foot or more and come into contact with the roof or roll bars in the vehicle. When it comes down to your head versus steel, the steel will win every time.

Brain injuries are no laughing matter, my personal injury law office has dealt with numerous individuals whose lives, and those of their families, were horribly changed due to a brain injury. Can you imagine not being able to work to support yourself or your family? How about not being able to play with your kids because their voices/noises gave you excruciating headaches. Or worse, how about being confined to a wheel chair or hospital bed for the rest of your life?
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I hate to be the nanny here, but the roll bar padding is there for a reason - so you don't suffer a serious head/brain injury in a rollover crash. In a typical rollover crash, the passengers in the vehicle will move upwards a foot or more and come into contact with the roof or roll bars in the vehicle. When it comes down to your head versus steel, the steel will win every time.

Brain injuries are no laughing matter, my personal injury law office has dealt with numerous individuals whose lives, and those of their families, were horribly changed due to a brain injury. Can you imagine not being able to work to support yourself or your family? How about not being able to play with your kids because their voices/noises gave you excruciating headaches. Or worse, how about being confined to a wheel chair or hospital bed for the rest of your life?
Damn, Man that was a Downer!
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I hate to be the nanny here, but the roll bar padding is there for a reason - so you don't suffer a serious head/brain injury in a rollover crash. In a typical rollover crash, the passengers in the vehicle will move upwards a foot or more and come into contact with the roof or roll bars in the vehicle. When it comes down to your head versus steel, the steel will win every time.

Brain injuries are no laughing matter, my personal injury law office has dealt with numerous individuals whose lives, and those of their families, were horribly changed due to a brain injury. Can you imagine not being able to work to support yourself or your family? How about not being able to play with your kids because their voices/noises gave you excruciating headaches. Or worse, how about being confined to a wheel chair or hospital bed for the rest of your life?
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Damn, Man that was a Downer!
x2 less downer, more uneven bar routine! And more pics!

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