Top Deflector w/ Freedom Top - Jeep Wrangler Forum
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 08-02-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
YTSE JAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Winterville, NC
Posts: 114
Top Deflector w/ Freedom Top

I was curious if any others have tried this, mainly those with hard tops. All of the feedback that I have found has been for soft tops and I realize there is a huge noise issue when combining the top deflector with soft tops. I am planning on either riding with the hard top or riding without a top at all. The main issue is that (and I have heard of others complaining about this) the freedom top never really fits back in the "factory state". I am getting a great seal when it comes to water, but there is a very small skew to the way the passenger side sits when placing the top back on, and this causes a hissing noise at faster speeds. My thought is that this will help deflect the wind over this spot and relieve all of the road/wind noise. Otherwise, with the top off, the louder and more wind, the better!

Here is a link for the product I am talking about:

Wade Automotive Products 20102 - Wade Automotive Top Wind Deflector for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

And to those who are just going to bash and say: "its a Jeep, its supposed to be loud, etc..", I realize that, but if I can alieviate the hissing, I want to.

Thanks to all for your input!

YTSE JAM is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-02-2011, 06:48 AM   #2
MallCrawler

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
 
kjeeper10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 34,323
Lol I was almost ready to say "it a jeep"
My makes a small whistle but no leaks. I've owned a jeep for many years, I'm kind of used to the noises. I do agree though, especially on a new(er) vehicle-there should be none

Good ? On the wind deflator. Curious to get an answer.


Ken

__________________
2007 Rubicon/Rock Krawler triple rate 2.5" coils/RK rear TB w/ a teraflex raised bracket/Rancho 9000 31/32XL shocks/Synergy flipped draglink,ball joints,tie rod /Hankook MT 315-75-16 on Level 8 ZX's/Rancho geo brackets/Ruff stuff uppers/Fox ATS stabilizer/Adams front DS/Artec front armor w/ Currie upper bushings/Rancho cat back exhaust.

Lifting your JK? Read this!!



Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-02-2011, 07:10 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Wirenuting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 432
I have seen that the 2 hold down screws loosened after the first week. I use Teflon pipe tape on the threads and it works great.
Hardtop if off for the season now.
__________________
Teacher My Brain Is Full.
Can I go Home Now?
Wirenuting is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-02-2011, 09:25 AM   #4
dirt road inspector

WF Supporting Member
 
tomthbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Deep East Texas
Posts: 2,418
My 2007 JKU Freedom Top is as quiet as the day I got it. No water or wind leaks. With 100+ degree weather it has not been off much this year.
__________________
tomthbomb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Crainbox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 40
__________________
Jeep Wrangler 2012
Crainbox is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
Freedom Top or Soft Top jeepluver1956 JK General Discussion Forum 12 08-19-2012 07:12 PM
Freedom Tops - What kind of Freedom??? Twinjayhawks General Jeep Discussion 1 03-17-2011 11:58 PM
Difference between freedom top and Dual Top option blunted JK General Discussion Forum 5 02-26-2011 12:53 PM
Freedom Top Storage YoYo-Pete JK General Discussion Forum 2 10-05-2010 01:22 PM
Freedom Top creaking / flexing scooter1972 JK General Discussion Forum 1 07-26-2010 12:02 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 PM.



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