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Old 04-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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trektop nx problem i need some help




i see this starting to tear and i wonder if i put it together wrong.
and where should i hook the j hooks too?

im about to ziptie it down as i have no intention of pulling that top piece off. i like the shade.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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47 views and no one has an opinion?

i think my header may have been bent a little
is this fixable?

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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How tight is your top? Was it cold when you installed it and had to man handle the top to get it to fit? It looks like that rear strap is really tight.
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95 degrees when i put it on. and that strap is tight to keep it from flapping. maybe i put the spings on the wrong hole. i have it in the middle
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The trek top is a bugger when new. They stretch alot eventually. You should have installed it in the hottest climate possible. Helps facilitate the stretch without damage.
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The trek top is a bugger when new. They stretch alot eventually. You should have installed it in the hottest climate possible. Helps facilitate the stretch without damage.
95 degrees
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The trek top is a bugger when new. They stretch alot eventually. You should have installed it in the hottest climate possible. Helps facilitate the stretch without damage.
Ok so climate was good. Springs should be on inner hole closest to rollbar
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that would make it tighter
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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I also find buckling down the sound bar straps super tight after closing down the windshield channel helps
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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I just looked at mine, set your springs to the outside hole near window side, my bad.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #11
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You can run without springs for a few days also, if its still too tight. Give it some stretch time
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #12
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47 views and no one has an opinion?

i think my header may have been bent a little
is this fixable?
Looks like the header isnt seated because of the springs tension. Run it without springs for a few days. And if it is slightly bent you can correct it if its only slight. Do this by removing it and placing it between a pair of four foot 2x6 bolted together at the ends and torque em down evenly until flat
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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i just went and messed with the springs. it didnt change anything on the header.
im 100% positive its slightly bent. i bought it slightly used and the box looks like it could have been stacked inappropriately. ill figure out how to bend it back. so far it hasnt been a problem just a cosmetic thing that only i notice.

the problem is the rear with the cross bar. im going to try the galvanized pipe trick today see if that makes it flap less so i dont have those rear straps so tight.
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Maybe its one of the arms that connect to the header that is bent. Straighten them the same way as the header. Its redneck, but it works. Thats insaine that your rear bar has torn. Have you tried a return option?
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A bar ive heard eorks but its tedious and time consuming. Maybe rig up some tie down ratchet straps to the rear some how and stretch it overnight.
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its a used top so im not sure if iget the warranty option and its fully stretched.
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its a used top so im not sure if iget the warranty option and its fully stretched.
Ya your probobly right. Well, inginuity is your friend
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I'd also think about picking up a LARGE needle (canvas/upholstery needle I think) and using some fishing line or something similar to sew it back up.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #19
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fixed all my problems
replaced that flat piece of aluminum junk with something that should have been the factory part. no more flap and the buckles are just barely snug. no more pulling at that seam and no more flapping either.


the top was off because the quick release buckle bracket was to far forward. fix was to loosen both sides and strap the top down then tighten them up.
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fixed all my problems
replaced that flat piece of aluminum junk with something that should have been the factory part. no more flap and the buckles are just barely snug. no more pulling at that seam and no more flapping either.

the top was off because the quick release buckle bracket was to far forward. fix was to loosen both sides and strap the top down then tighten them up.
This is the NX? I got the nx about 4 months ago and I don't have that strap in the picture, has a bracket that rectangular bar slide through
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mine is a 2door
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i see this starting to tear and i wonder if i put it together wrong.
and where should i hook the j hooks too?

im about to ziptie it down as i have no intention of pulling that top piece off. i like the shade.
Mine started doing that a little but since I did my mod it puts less stress on it. That aluminum flat bar has so much flex too it when you tighten it up enough not to flap in the wind it starts pulling on the edge.

What I did was replace the aluminum bar with a rigid 1/2" galvanize pipe. Bought a pre-cut 4' piece threaded on both ends and ran it through the loop and screwed on two end caps. Now I don't have to pull it as tight and also can drive at highway speeds with the sun rider open and no flapping which also help start ripping the ends

Fixed a whole lot of issues with this top. not sure why they used that cheap aluminum bar there.



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thats exactly what i did. infact i think i stole your idea from an older thread. that aluminum piece is probably alot more than this mod.
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This pipe mod only works on the 2 door, correct?

I have the NX on my JKU and the flat metal bar sits in it's own brackets. No way to fit a pipe in there without bending/reshaping them entirely.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #25
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no idea. never owned a 4 door

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