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Old 06-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #31
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:54 PM   #32
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Ok Fellas I am now officially a vendor. Thank you for your interest. Now please help me and pass the word around to your Jeepin buddies. I look forward to sending you yours.

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Old 06-09-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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Is there a difference between the one for the JK and TJ? Or is it a one size fits all?
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #35
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Okay….

As you know I received the Silencer System, it arrived quickly and packaged good. Tom was quick to acknowledge my order, answer any questions and said if I have any trouble to let him know and he will be there to help.

With the help of my wife, we installed the weather stripping just inside the soft top on the header. I clamped the top down and starting from the center out, we applied the deflector. It's basically a piece of smoked plexiglass (or similar product) with that 3m super strength tape.

Installation was a breeze. Be aware that the edge on the plastic is very sharp. As I was rubbing it down I cut my finger…. not horribly, but enough for me to let you know about it.

First thoughts… I'm not really happy with the way it sits on the TJ. The way it rests on the top it looks like only 3/4 of the tape gets stuck.

I'm going for a ride now… I'll be back.









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Okay….

As you know I received the Silencer System, it arrived quickly and packaged good. Tom was quick to acknowledge my order, answer any questions and said if I have any trouble to let him know and he will be there to help.

With the help of my wife, we installed the weather stripping just inside the soft top on the header. I clamped the top down and starting from the center out, we applied the deflector. It's basically a piece of smoked plexiglass (or similar product) with that 3m super strength tape.

Installation was a breeze. Be aware that the edge on the plastic is very sharp. As I was rubbing it down I cut my finger…. not horribly, but enough for me to let you know about it.

First thoughts… I'm not really happy with the way it sits on the TJ. The way it rests on the top it looks like only 3/4 of the tape gets stuck.

I'm going for a ride now… I'll be back.
Looks good I don't like the shinyness to it. I think some plasti dip or bed liner will fix that. But ok your not to happy on how it sits. But is it worth the $35? Is it quieter inside?
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Please make it a quick ride. Curiosity is sparked....
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4:56 now.... must be so quiet, he fell asleep behind the wheel!!! LOL!!!!!

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I sell it with a carbon fiber look that's only $5 more. You can see pics on my Facebook page.
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I went back out flipped the first section of my Bestop NX to get the whole piece seated. Like I suspected putting the top back was a problem because of the angle of The Silencer. Now add the sharp edges and I'm wondering if this is worth damaging my 8 month old top. It was kinda tough getting the top back under the deflector.






After a quick ride at 70-75 mph the whishing wind noise was reduced drasticly, but the top was buffeting pretty bad. Flapping and slapping like a flag in high wind. I turned the blower fan on and that helped a little, but then you have to add the fan noise. On the TJ there's no adjustment up or down of the deflector. It gets installed against the window seal.

My results on my '98 TJ with a 8 month old Bestop Supertop NX….
The loss of the whish vs. the gain of the flapping and possible rub/cut that could happen when putting your top up and down…It's not worth it. Sorry

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I hate to say it, but my system works best on factory tops. The NX seems to get the flapping which doesn't happen as much on the factory top. Thank you to Cooley for the write up though. I know if you have the factory top your results will be much better. I hope you try my product, I know you will love it!
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #42
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Any chance of making a trektop compatible version?
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I wish I could, but I just don't understand why it is doing the flapping. I have sold probably 75 to TJs and never have had an issue with the factory top. It always works perfectly. It just the after market tops that it has compatibility issues with. I guarantee it will work, so you lose nothing but gain a lot. Try it and see.
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Thanks Cooley for posting the pics. I see the problem right away. The NX sits higher up than a factory top and that changes the angle of the deflection by quite a lot. That would explain the flap. Also the front of the header comes down past the seat and hits the deflector where as the factory top doesn't do this as dramatically. I might be able to widen the deflector and add some to the bottom to make it thicker and so more of the adhesive will stick.
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If I can help out in an other way, let me know. If you come up with a prototype, I'll give it a shot.
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Thanks, I'll let you know.
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One more here with a trektop willing to help with R&D!
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Thanks Guys! I will try to figure something out
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I wish I could, but I just don't understand why it is doing the flapping. I have sold probably 75 to TJs and never have had an issue with the factory top. It always works perfectly. It just the after market tops that it has compatibility issues with. I guarantee it will work, so you lose nothing but gain a lot. Try it and see.
But on the bestop/factory top, it is still easy to put the header back in? It seems that it would still be difficult from the looks of those pictures? Also does it stop the buffeting if the windows are open?
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It's much easier to close the top then what I saw on Cooleys pics. I personally have installed several on TJs with factory tops and have had no complaints at all. It's only on the after market tops that I get any issues. Are the trek tops really that noisy?
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No, it is a pretty quiet top. But any chance I can get to knock some of the noise down, I take!
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:31 AM   #52
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I'm very interested in getting one. I have an older bestop super top ( I think) and its front lip is way smaller then the super top nx.
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I am still wondering what the purpose is for adding the Weatherstrip under the soft top.
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The weather stripping adds a wind block, it also adds tension. This makes a better seal than factory. Alone it makes a difference in sound quality, but add the deflector and it really makes a big improvement. Try one, what have you got to lose?
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Does your TJ have a factory top? If so PM me for a opportunity. Thanks!
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Does your TJ have a factory top? If so PM me for a opportunity. Thanks!
If this post was intended for me, then yes my TJ has the factory top.
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Very interested in this. I don't have my original OEM top but the one I have is factory
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I originally had a factory soft top when I bought my 2001. I didn't have a problem with any noise from the windshield area until I bought a factory hard top for it. Will the Silencer work with a hard top?
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On a TJ it doesn't do much for the hardtop. It will make a big difference on the soft top though.

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