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Old 04-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Soft top folded down and driving?

hey guys, just got my first soft top today, its a OEM top. Got it on perfect and i folded it down to go out on a drive. However even with it folded down it looks like its going to catch like a parachute in the back. Is there anything preventing this that im missing? If i keep pushing down on the top to lower it down into the back further it almost seems like its going to bend the tabs that go up by the front windows when they are pushed all the way back there. thanks


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Old 04-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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nope, just fold her down and go. No problems in mine up to about 75mph.

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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I put two bungee cords around it to keep it more secure, makes me feel better anyways
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #4
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Thought the same thing when I drove with top down for the first time. On passing a Jeep dealership on the way home, I stopped in and asked. they said "ride on with a smile. Nothing is wrong.". Even douple checked it for me. Just fold it down accordian style and go.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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You probably do not have it folded quite correct.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:51 AM   #6
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Folded up properly, it probably sits about 2- 2 1/2" above railings. I wouldn't try and cram it down to the point of damage. Good luck and watch posted video ^^...
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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That's the only way I ride topless. I'm not sure how NY is but in VA the weather is very unpredicatable, so I dont wana be caught without it. I've never had the parachute problem... I think you'll be fine riding like that!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:27 AM   #8
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you are taking the side windows out, yes? otherwise it should fold down pretty smoothly..
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read your owners manual. it tells you exactly how to put it down. when you fold it like they say in the manual, it will sit about 2" or so above the tub. the biggest part of securing it down is to wrap the straps that connect the front and rear bows around the bows when it's all folded down. the top will not move once you fold it down like you're supposed to. and it will last a lot longer too.
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you are taking the side windows out, yes? otherwise it should fold down pretty smoothly..
And rolling up or removing the rear window.

Don't forget that one.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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you can get it all the way down on a really hot day otherwise don't bother. It's too thick and heavy to act like a parachute, enjoy!
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I put two bungee cords around it to keep it more secure, makes me feel better anyways
This is what I do. When folded down correctly, as Dabolt55 said, it sits nicely in the top. Mine sits that way probably 4 out of 5 times I fold it up.
I tie it up mostly for peace of mind. I rode once without tying it, and I spent more time looking in the mirror to see if it was flapping than I did looking forward, lol!
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Folded up properly, it probably sits about 2- 2 1/2" above railings.
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When folded down correctly, there are no concerns about it "parachuting" on you.

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