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Old 02-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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Two Piece soft door questions

Does anyone else have the problem with the top parts of the door pulled away from the frame while driving to the point you can see daylight..I mean I can stick my hand through there. Sitting still they seem to be tight but once you get up to about 50 or so they start pulling away and flapping back and forth....is this normal?? Is there a way to prevent this (other than the obvious take them off)

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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Mine do the same thing. 65 mph is really fun! I've just learned to crank the radio up

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Mine do the same thing. 65 mph is really fun! I've just learned to crank the radio up


how is it in the rain? is it like periodically hitting a sprinkler?
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how is it in the rain? is it like periodically hitting a sprinkler?
You know it! Do yours fill up the pocket with water in heavy rains ? People look at me like I'm crazy when I'm flipping the doors upside down to empty them out in the parking lot.
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Hmmm. Never had the issue with my 2 piece softs.

Tried bending the top inward a bit?
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Hmmm. Never had the issue with my 2 piece softs.

Tried bending the top inward a bit?
I've tried. I've also adjusted the rods numerous times. They seal fine other then going above 50 mph
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You know it! Do yours fill up the pocket with water in heavy rains ? People look at me like I'm crazy when I'm flipping the doors upside down to empty them out in the parking lot.
crap....no I haven't experienced that yet....sure my GF will LOVE that


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Hmmm. Never had the issue with my 2 piece softs.

Tried bending the top inward a bit?

thats what I was thinking maybe get some additional set screws so I can tighten them on the bottom of the rods to move the top in...if that makes sense
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It was really windy here today and I thought the tops of my doors were gonna take off on me. My old lady was scared for her life when we were rolling about 70 on the highway and the doors were whipping all over the place. People passing me were pointing and laughing.
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The best thing I found to do is to bend the tops in to where it looks like they wont close. I did this to mine and the only time Ive had mine pull out since was when I was doin 70-75 and had a 40mph gust cross wind.

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I also found out that you need to WD-40 the latches and handle @ the hinge, it will make opening and closing them MUCH easier.
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Awesome link. I'm in the process of make straps so they don't open into my mirrors so I'm gonna try the bend trick. I never thought about the pipe insulation on the bars. Guess ill have to go dig around the shop for some.
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The best thing I found to do is to bend the tops in to where it looks like they wont close. I did this to mine and the only time Ive had mine pull out since was when I was doin 70-75 and had a 40mph gust cross wind.

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Awesome link. I'm in the process of make straps so they don't open into my mirrors so I'm gonna try the bend trick. I never thought about the pipe insulation on the bars. Guess ill have to go dig around the shop for some.
Thanks for the link....I was considering this and I noticed there is a lot of slop in the tubes that the top piece slides into I was wondering if another set screw ring would help or possibly putting an additional one in myself.

now I have a project
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Awesome link. I'm in the process of make straps so they don't open into my mirrors so I'm gonna try the bend trick. I never thought about the pipe insulation on the bars. Guess ill have to go dig around the shop for some.

I used my straps from my hard doors...I just zipped tied them to the soft door frames
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Thanks for the link....I was considering this and I noticed there is a lot of slop in the tubes that the top piece slides into I was wondering if another set screw ring would help or possibly putting an additional one in myself.

now I have a project
Bend the stakes slightly and make sure the velcro is on properly
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I used my straps from my hard doors...I just zipped tied them to the soft door frames
Thanks for the tip. I was trying to figure out the best way to attach them with ruining the pocket on the door.
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Bend the stakes slightly and make sure the velcro is on properly

Velcro is fine...its definetly the stakes needing some adjustment.

BTW how did ya'll bend them... just by hand?
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Thanks for the tip. I was trying to figure out the best way to attach them with ruining the pocket on the door.
my straps have multiple holes so I just had to figure which one to use so the door opened far enough but not so far as to really stress the ties.....I threw a few extra in the console in case one breaks
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Velcro is fine...its definetly the stakes needing some adjustment.

BTW how did ya'll bend them... just by hand?
Yea but you need something to bend them against. You could use a vise or the door hinge
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I took the top of the doors off and used a pair of channel locks to bend the rods in. Threw em back on and waa laa, worked like a charm. (Oh yeah, I did this on the side of the road)
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I took the top of the doors off and used a pair of channel locks to bend the rods in. Threw em back on and waa laa, worked like a charm. (Oh yeah, I did this on the side of the road)


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I use a short length of 3/8" id black iron pipe to adjust the pins. Works like a charm. Haven't really had any issues with the tops pulling out on the highway, although I have a 2.4 so I only see 75 mph winds when driving in a hurricane!

I have had the damn latches pop open on the highway though! Freaks the hell out of my passengers!

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