Bought my '97 w/o pads. Have bonked my melon a time or two
. Mainly getting my little one in and out of the back seat. Whacked his head good once too. Have given thought to wrapping the overhead bar(s) w/ 550 paracord; might look good, provide a bit of relief, and never hurts to have a good length of paracord around when you need it. In fact, if anyone has any input on this idea please pm me or post it up.