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Old 04-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question Rampage frameless top before/after and questions

Hi guys, I bought a Jeep a few months ago, I don't post much but I read the forums daily, your guys input has helped tremendously, so thank you. The install was pretty easy for a technically challenged person, haha. I just wanted to post up some pictures and I also have a question regarding the Rampage header channel. See below.

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Question: The header channel came with 2 pieces of foam/rubber with a sticky side. The instructions did not mention anything about them. I peeled off the backing and placed the Channel on with the foam pieces in. Should I have taken them off, it seems wrong to leave them on. Pic below:



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The rear window has a wrinkle towards the top. It seems like the middle is tighter towards the front than both sides. I tried messing with it for a bit with no luck. Any advice?



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Old 04-30-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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The foam is suppose to be folded length wise in a u shape and placed in the channel at the top of your door surrounds with the u being upside down. I got lucky and my rear window doesn't have that problem.

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks, I got the foam inserts in the top of the door surrounds, but I am talking about the 2 inserts on the header channel itself.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:06 PM   #4
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Looks awesome.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:47 PM   #5
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On the window, you have to cinch up the side straps real good then keep the middle one only snug. No more ripples.
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I never had foam inserts on my Rampage header channel. Just the foam above the doors. Sorry I couldn't help.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:45 PM   #7
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Thanks guys...Anyone else have the foam inserts on the header channel?
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #8
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I have foam on each side of my Rampage header. I left them in place, installed the header and top, and have had no leaks or problems so far.
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Cool thanks...I haven't seen any weather since I put it on, so I guess I'll see. I am still having an issue with that wrinkle in the rear window and it's driving me nuts. I tried sinching the 2 outside straps and releasing the middle one, but that didnt work. Anything else I could try?
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:32 PM   #10
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Mating up the velcro took out the wrinkle in mine. Running with no windows right now, but gotta put them in tonight due to rain. I'll look at it then.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:09 AM   #11
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I'm considering one of these tops. I bought my TJ with a half top and only the two front seats. This wasn't an issue until the ex took off, now I have a two seater and two kids. In the interest of saving money(I have no top frame or back seat/seat belts) I thought this was my way to go. That being said...do you guys like the top? Is it worth the money you spent on it? Does it hold up year 'round?
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #12
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So far it's definitely worth the $$. I can't speak much for the durability because I haven't had it for long but the quality seems pretty good. I didn't go for the sailcloth version either, which is a little bit better quality material.

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