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Old 03-31-2013, 11:01 AM   #1
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Safari Top At Highway Speeds - Help

I put a safari top on about a month ago. It was great for the first couple weeks. But now I can't get the rear straps to stay tight at highway speeds and it just flaps all over the place. I had to make about a 50 mile drive last night and I had to pull over and tighten the straps 4 times and finally just wrapped it underneath the sound pods and tied it up underneath. So does anyone have a fix for this? What's the best way to keep the strap tight?

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:27 AM   #3
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Same problem. I used to use some bungee cords. One end on the strap at the end of the top. Stretch and wrap the bungee around the sport bar and hook the other end under the big plastic seatbelt roll cover. Wrap from the outside in and around so they pull each Safari Top corner away from each other. Hope that makes sense. I don't have any pics.

I just installed a Rockhard Sport Cage straight across rear bar. The plan is to use some tarp clips and use some of the little ball hook bungees to attach the rear of the Safari Top to the bar.

That's my plan. I have not put the Safari on yet to see if it is going to work.
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Bungee cords are a great idea. I hadn't thought about using those. I'm pretty sure I understand what your saying. I'll give it a try and see if I can't get it to stay where it belongs. Thanks Dave!
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Good to know! Just bought a safari top on craigslist yesterday, will be using bungees if I run into that issue!
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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I would have to see how you have the rear straps attached. I have had no issues with mine and I have run it year round for the last 2 years.
I will try to post pictures of how mine are done, but what I did was after wrapiing it around the seat belt and roll bar , I got is nug and then wrapped the excess strap around itself since I hate the tails blowing in the breeze. Makes it much tighter and also keeps them from slipping and loosening.

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