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Old 07-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #31
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no flapping with 4 windows down. I dont use the flip back top. I usually just take the back and side window off or have the full trecktop but i do ride every morning with all four windows down while it still cool outside and have not noticed any flapping.

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Old 07-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #32
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do you need to put it threw the hooks. will it sit inbetween them?
It might, I'll give it a shot and see. Seems like the entire back of the top would be able to fly up though without anything holding it down.

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Old 07-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #33
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #34
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FINALY I found this thread!

Sorry to bring it back to life, but I'm just so happy to have finaly found it!! I put my Trektop on my 2 door the other weekend, today I took the windows out for the first time and about went crazy with all the flapping. Folks mentioned this thread in another one and I had one heck of a time finding it (do you have any idea how many Trektop threads there are?!)

Anyway, thanks for the idea, stoping by Lowe's after jury duty (I cant say that without thinking of Polly Shore....then thinking about scuicide) tomorrow. Then I'll just have to play around with the lousy center J hook things and see if I can get something to tighten that area up.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #35
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I will be doing this today. my top sounds like a helicopter going down the road with the flapping that happens. Cheap and easy mod and I was trying to figure out how to resolve. Cool!
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:01 AM   #36
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This mod works great. Its one of those things that just fixes a problem. I forget that the pipe is in there. I cannot figure out why Bestop has not fixed this problem. Without this mod, I would have probably sent this top back by now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #37
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Windows?

can you guys actually put the windows back on with the pipe on there?

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #38
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very nice... great idea...
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:39 PM   #39
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can you guys actually put the windows back on with the pipe on there?

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yes. I don't take the pipe out once I put the Trektop on for the summer.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #40
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Great idea, thank you. Heading out to the depot now! Much more cost effective etc. my original solution....an amp and some better speakers! Lol
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:18 AM   #41
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It might, I'll give it a shot and see. Seems like the entire back of the top would be able to fly up though without anything holding it down.
The pipe fits perfectly between the roll bars. With the straps tight it doesn't move at all. I have had the pipe in mine for almost two years and never had an issue. If you are worried about it flying up, take a wrap of the strap around the pipe end and move the J hook to the side.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #42
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Not sure if it's as effective as the pipe fix, but I purchased some of the "industrial Velcro" from Home Depot and attached a short strip of the "hook" side to the top of the mounting bracket on each side. I use the Velcro already attached to the cover and simply mate it with the installed strip. It holds it down and stops all flapping. No need to have another bar around or remove the factory bar. I'll note that I have the newer version of top that has the clips on each end to hold the factory bar from sliding back and forth (I don't believe this existed in the first generation TrekTop NX).

I agree that this was really bad before doing this and I don't even notice it now. Can't give direct comparison to the pipe fix, but Velcro's definitely good enough for me.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #43
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The pipe fits perfectly between the roll bars. With the straps tight it doesn't move at all. I have had the pipe in mine for almost two years and never had an issue. If you are worried about it flying up, take a wrap of the strap around the pipe end and move the J hook to the side.
What strap? My 4 door version has no straps back there.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #44
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What strap? My 4 door version has no straps back there.
2 dr has straps. I also connected to the side. It makes it work better for a duster too

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