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Old 04-08-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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Do you zip-tie your rear seatbelts to the rollbar?

Okay...so I finally got the chance to drive topless for the first time in my Jeep and after about 15 minutes, I knew I had to find a solution for the problem that I was having. My rear seatbelts were flapping HORRIBLY in the wind and the noise was driving me up the wall.

So after I got back to work, I immediately pulled out some zip-ties and zip-tied the seatbelts to the rollbar. Later that night I was at my buddy's shop and another friend was there checking out my Jeep and said, "So, you saw online that everybody zip-ties their seatbelts to their rollbars cuz of their flapping?"

I didn't read it online...not once. It was just the first thing I could think of. So I'm just curious now...how many of you have done the same thing? lol

Later that night, I ended up removing the seat belts entirely... I don't haul passengers and soon enough I will be removing the rear seat altogether. Before anyone comments on safety issues, rest assured...if I put the seat back in, I will reinstall the seatbelts (zip-ties and all).

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Old 04-08-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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I always thought about that since the first time I went topless, but after few times you start to used to that noise and many other.
What I recomend also other than zip locks is velcro.

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Old 04-08-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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No back seat + no rear seat belts = no zip ties.

I did zip tie them up early on before I decided no rear seat and I never saw that on the internet either.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:07 PM   #4
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i've never done it, but i do a lot of highway and my music is usually what i'm listening too.
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I use military blousing staps...velcro bands/staps.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:14 PM   #6
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I use military blousing staps...velcro bands/staps.
I like this the best, then you're not always cutting a zip tie and this can always stay on the jeep!
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:20 PM   #8
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^^^yep.

just a black band such as what Unlimited posted.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:24 PM   #9
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Nope, I don't. When I have the top off, my kids are in the back seat so they are using the seatbelts.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #10
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Well I lied, i use those bungees with the ball on the end.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:57 PM   #11
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:41 AM   #12
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I use the seat belts to hold my kids booster seats down when I am topless ... But if I didn't have the booster seats I would probably use Velcro straps so they would be easier to undo if they were needed.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:16 AM   #13
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:33 AM   #14
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My backseat is out as well, but on the highway with the soft doors, I cannot hear myself think so I dont notice the flapping.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:42 AM   #15
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I use small bungee straps. Zip ties are a one time use item. My son rides in the back seat sometimes and I would hate to keep buying zip ties.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:46 AM   #16
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I use those straps that you can use to compress the soft top when it's down. That is when I'm not lazy...
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:34 AM   #17
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I said no, my rear seat and seatbelts have been out of the Jeep since last summer. No one rides back there it's for camping/wheeling gear and the dog. By taking out the seatbelts no one asks to sit back there
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:06 AM   #18
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I use 2 bungee balls on each side. I learned that 1 isn't enough. I also have a couple velcro straps as shown above.
When I use my safari top, I bungee the loose ends of each strap too. I learned they can make some noise as well.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:09 AM   #19
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Rear seat and belts taken out
But I do bunge my front shoulder strap
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I use double sided velcro that I got at AZ.... If it's not cinched up super tight it stops the flapping and doesn't interfere with the operation of the seatbelts at all... a couple of my kids ride back there often, too, so they have to be functional....

Btw, I didn't vote, since velcro wasn't an option....
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:18 AM   #21
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i only had my jeep a year now...back seat, hardware and seatbelts are now removed.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:39 AM   #22
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I have used the velcro portion of roll bar grab handles. (removed the handle part) its wide enough to keep any flapping from happening. Works great!
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They are annoying but I don't pay them much mind. I could take them out because I don't keep my rear seat in anymore. Puddles only prefers 2 butts and not 4.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:53 AM   #25
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YES, Do'nt have a rear seat in my rig!!
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I just kinda got used to it.... course I usually have my radio on too.
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turn the radio up.
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bungie ball or velcro for me...depends on what i have available each season lol
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bungie cord here. I found it in the garage and told it "I have a perfect use for you". it gave me a small grin showing it was happy to be used, after such a long sentence in its cold, dark, dusty home.
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Voted yes, even tho I don't use zip-ties. My tantou cover acts the same way. without the tontau, I use to use velcro straps. Now I don't use anything since I don't have rear seatbelts.

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