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06-11-2013 01:22 AM
solman I removed all of the stock padding on my 97 when I added the sport cage up front. Then I added roll bar padding from summit.
06-07-2012 02:55 PM
DarthLEGO
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Originally Posted by pcwolf View Post
I *hated* the cheap, shoddy, sunrotted stock covers on my rollbar.
Once I ripped it off I found cheap, shoddy, dried and crumbling styrofoam padding underneath. Here is my solution to the issue:
Kirkey Racing 99002 - Kirkey Roll Bar Padding - Overview - SummitRacing.com
Ordered a 10-pack roll of red electrical tape from Amazon. Made my own.
I did notice that the foam under the cover does seem to crumbly rather easily. I may have to redo the padding with some of the stuff. I definitely like what you did with the red tape!
06-06-2012 09:52 PM
pcwolf I *hated* the cheap, shoddy, sunrotted stock covers on my rollbar.
Once I ripped it off I found cheap, shoddy, dried and crumbling styrofoam padding underneath. Here is my solution to the issue:
Kirkey Racing 99002 - Kirkey Roll Bar Padding - Overview - SummitRacing.com
Ordered a 10-pack roll of red electrical tape from Amazon. Made my own.
06-06-2012 05:40 PM
f9k9 Roll bar padding from places like Kirkey Racing 99021 - Kirkey High Density Roll Bar Padding - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Works well too. I struck out on the pipe insulation, locally. It's high density and is relatively hard but, not as hard as metal. They come with adhesive strips. Just pull the paper and slap them on.


06-06-2012 05:14 PM
Jerry Bransford Foam pipe insulation. It is pre-slit and slips right over the roll bars.
06-06-2012 04:43 PM
wheeliemay 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.
06-06-2012 01:18 PM
JeepandMud
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Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
Mine are still on. They are faded. But the dirt and mud spots help cover up the fading.
Mine aren't totally faded yet and like you, the spots that are have more brown color to them thanx to the mixture of water and mud .
06-06-2012 01:05 PM
sonofabeach double post.
06-06-2012 01:00 PM
sonofabeach If you don't offroad much I'd take it off. It looks better off. I took mine off and threw it away a few years back and the bars have not faded.
But then again about the only offroading I do is on the beach and cruising backroads
06-06-2012 12:55 PM
Duramaxxed I took them Off on the Rear Section of the Roll Bar (No Backseat), but left them On, On the Middle and Over-Door Bars to Protect my Head "just in case".
06-06-2012 12:38 PM
TJDave Mine are still on. They are faded. But the dirt and mud spots help cover up the fading.
06-06-2012 12:32 PM
s14sh3r
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Originally Posted by Wattapunk View Post
I used this on my spare tire cover, works great. Plan on doing this to my roll bars and safari top.Comes in sev. colors.Bought at local Autozone.

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That's what I used on my roll bar covers. I had to do 3 or 4 coats, the padding really soaked it up but the result was awesome.
06-06-2012 11:43 AM
Wattapunk I used this on my spare tire cover, works great. Plan on doing this to my roll bars and safari top.Comes in sev. colors.Bought at local Autozone.

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06-06-2012 10:31 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Redsand View Post
Mines been off for years, never hit my head on it, and I'm 6'3
Most trails aren't tough enough to be able to cause you to smack your head on the cage, but some are. I speak from personal experience on some trails being able to do just that... and I'm only 5-11.
06-06-2012 08:40 AM
s14sh3r
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Originally Posted by Redsand View Post
Mines been off for years, never hit my head on it, and I'm 6'3
You're more coordinated than some of us
06-06-2012 05:05 AM
O_M_Jeep IMO, if how it looks is even a part of your criteria on deciding to keep the padding or not, then it should be your only deciding factor as the others have stopped making a difference.
06-06-2012 01:53 AM
JeepandMud The choice is up to you. But I kept mine on, was actually thinking of taking them off last week. Well that went out the window and I still have them on in part because I installed my cb today (well a great friend did) and the coaxial cord is 20 ft, so we looped it through the roll bar padding into my glove box. Works great for keeping the cord out of the way .

But I've also seen jeeps where they take off the roll bar padding and honestly it doesn't look bad, it looks fairly nice. So up to you.
06-05-2012 09:50 PM
Jerry Bransford Don't use paint on fabric, dye is what is used for the fabric rollbar covers. There are plenty of aerosol dyes in any automotive parts store, they are most commonly used for vinyl seats but they work well for the fabric roll bar covers.
06-05-2012 04:33 PM
DarthLEGO I like the paint/dye idea. Definitely cheaper then buying a whole new set of pads!

Plus it looks like the ones for LJs are getting harder to find. Lots of site say not available. And if the they are they are $150 on up with shipping.
06-04-2012 08:42 PM
dusman paint or dye, easy job and looks new again and will probably last longer than factory
06-04-2012 08:31 PM
Jerry Bransford The padding is not there for looks, it does help. When I took my padding off, after adding a cage, I cracked my head so hard on the cage when the Jeep slid off a rock that I saw stars and had to stop. I put the padding back on the next weekend.
06-04-2012 08:17 PM
mrpowerz13 I hit my head at least once a week, and it's usually standing outside, reaching across the seats grabbing something. I think they can dyed back to black. +1 for keeping them.
06-04-2012 08:15 PM
silver rubi i would keep them on. Those steel bars hurt. You could always try something like Black Magic interior.
06-04-2012 08:07 PM
TJ Hooligan Take them off and wash them it might help improve the color; at least it did on mine
06-04-2012 07:49 PM
fourty4magjr Don't they sell a rattle can dye to spree them with that will turn them black again I pretty sure someone on these forums has used it on his seats and rollbar padding With pretty good results. But not positive!
06-04-2012 07:44 PM
ac99wrangler Painted mine last week wasn't hard at all
06-04-2012 07:37 PM
Redsand Mines been off for years, never hit my head on it, and I'm 6'3
06-04-2012 07:31 PM
BLK00TJ I had mine off for an entire season. Then I bonked my head on it good one day. I put it back on a day later. Those bars are hard!
06-04-2012 06:01 PM
IXLR8 Just replaced my old and faded padding with the new stuff from Bestop. It looks great, glad I finally got around to it.
06-04-2012 05:47 PM
RubiCobra I pulled mine off when I welded in the sport cage but at 6'2" I have donked my head a couple times. Ouch. I'm getting some padding, at least on the bars within the "dome zone"
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