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05-04-2013 12:46 PM
Sherpa
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
i've already had enough concussions, so after I build up the cage in my jeep, I added more padding to prevent further brain damage....
Same here. I bought some roll bar padding from Jegs. It is specifically designed for this application, and is made of a closed cell foam that doesn't absorb moisture (which is a plus for an open top Jeep). It is very inexpensive, as well--only $4 for each 36-inch piece.



Knowing that steel trumps skull every time, I think you're foolish if you don't use this stuff.
05-04-2013 12:34 PM
kheiland
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
I know of a small electrical connector for rollbar mounted speakers mounted there but if you're seeing an actual switch or sensor, someone beside the factory added it. Maybe it's a satellite antenna for XM or Sirius.
yep..thanks it is sat antenna .I have never activated sat so I forgot I even had it.It will go in spare part pile.
05-03-2013 10:19 PM
SpoiledRotten I just replaced my sport bar overs with the Bestop brand. I really like the new ones. BTW, my old pads were find so I just left them on and replaced the covers.
05-03-2013 08:38 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by Enemy View Post
Ive been thinking about removing them but am afraid that I won't be able to put them back on because of the zippers being so old.
in the skull vs steel game, steel always wins.

i've already had enough concussions, so after I build up the cage in my jeep, I added more padding to prevent further brain damage....
05-03-2013 07:53 PM
equinedanielle
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Originally Posted by 5spdftw View Post
^This. I'm almost 6'2" and I cracked my head ONCE after I got rid of the disintegrating stock padding before I bought some foam insulation for the parts above and to the sides of the head area.
This made me think of my lil brother. He is 6'9" and has a Jeep also, and he hits his head all the time, poor giant. I swear it looks like his head is higher than the top of the rollbars sometimes.
05-03-2013 05:55 PM
5spdftw
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
The first time anyone does a trail tough enough to cause you to crack your head into the side/center rollbar support, as I did several times on a particular local trail, you'll wish you hadn't removed the padding just for better looks.
^This. I'm almost 6'2" and I cracked my head ONCE after I got rid of the disintegrating stock padding before I bought some foam insulation for the parts above and to the sides of the head area.
05-03-2013 05:38 PM
Jerry Bransford I know of a small electrical connector for rollbar mounted speakers mounted there but if you're seeing an actual switch or sensor, someone beside the factory added it. Maybe it's a satellite antenna for XM or Sirius.
05-03-2013 05:10 PM
kheiland Just took mine off to find half the cage painted(nice).and what is the sensor or switch on drivers side of cage above your head and do I need to put this ugly thing back where I found it?
12-05-2012 12:51 AM
corbidougu I like the look of the color matched bars instead of the padded black.
12-05-2012 12:32 AM
Jeepin9910
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Originally Posted by Dragonii

Not in my case.

I need new padding but I don't want the same cheap factory crap. Does anyone know if anyone makes covers out of the cloth that they make tops out of?
Bestop does. Did it to my Jeep cuz mine came without it. I got black denim to match my black denim top.
12-04-2012 09:50 PM
Dragonii
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Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
While functional, I think it looks better without. There is perty paint underneath them pads. Shame to hide it.
Not in my case.


I need new padding but I don't want the same cheap factory crap. Does anyone know if anyone makes covers out of the cloth that they make tops out of?
12-04-2012 07:03 PM
Philmycrackin
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
I cracked my head one too many times before installing new padding after installing a cage. Black pipe insulation is perfect for the job, it is slit up the side which makes installation a breeze. You can go with the lightweight inexpensive foam insulation or the super comfy/extra soft neoprene insulation that is of course more costly.
fantastic idea jerry! i can barrow some of the good stuff from work. have some for 2in pipe, that should be good. I just have to remember to put it on before hitting the trails
12-04-2012 06:27 PM
booty900 Anyone have pictures of an LJ with the padding off?
12-04-2012 05:17 PM
Some Farkin Guy I wanted to remove mine, but the boss told me she wouldn't ride with me if I did. The next time on the trails I hit my head on them and was thankful I left em' on. She's ALWAYS right!
12-04-2012 02:03 PM
Dozer13JK If the padding is fresh looking and has full color, I think it looks better with. If not, I'd remove it.
12-04-2012 01:47 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
I just tell them to bring a bike helmet....the trails I do, it hurts even with the padding. j/k
X2, I now carry a small lightweight bike helmet for such trails.
12-04-2012 01:46 PM
Kelicon I took mine off when I installed the Smittybilt roll cage. I put some split-foam at critical points, covered with leopard duct tape. The red bars look great with the black cage.
12-04-2012 01:35 PM
Dextreme
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
The first time anyone does a trail tough enough to cause you to crack your head into the side/center rollbar support, as I did several times on a particular local trail, you'll wish you hadn't removed the padding just for better looks.
I just tell them to bring a bike helmet....the trails I do, it hurts even with the padding. j/k
12-04-2012 01:31 PM
Jerry Bransford The first time anyone does a trail tough enough to cause you to crack your head into the side/center rollbar support, as I did several times on a particular local trail, you'll wish you hadn't removed the padding just for better looks.
12-04-2012 10:53 AM
kheiland have a new trail cage on order from Smittybuilt, hopefully it will be here before I am too old to drive ,its only been 5 months now..anyway if it ever shows I will need to do something with my padding probably just noggin impact areas.
12-04-2012 10:39 AM
Imped I was glad to get rid of all the stock padding/foam/covering. I've just got Summit roll bar padding on the areas one could knock their noggin.
12-04-2012 10:14 AM
Fireaxe Mine is so old and nasty...black turned purple.
the washing/dying idea isn't bad...but has anyone removed them and just added custom pads around the high% impact areas? pics?
12-04-2012 09:57 AM
burks187 it looks good w/o the padding!!! I just might do that myself
12-03-2012 06:58 PM
Dextreme While functional, I think it looks better without. There is perty paint underneath them pads. Shame to hide it.

12-03-2012 06:50 PM
Jerry Bransford I cracked my head one too many times before installing new padding after installing a cage. Black pipe insulation is perfect for the job, it is slit up the side which makes installation a breeze. You can go with the lightweight inexpensive foam insulation or the super comfy/extra soft neoprene insulation that is of course more costly.
12-03-2012 06:19 PM
Philmycrackin i thought about removing them until i wacked my head of the driverside bar once offroading. im 6' 2" so my head has possibilites for more banging. its not much padding but better than metal, they shall stay on.
12-03-2012 05:58 PM
Enemy Well I got them all off with ease. They were lightly faded so I threw them in a box and up in the attic. I left the one on the soundbar in tact, still undecided if Ill remove that one.
12-02-2012 07:08 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by wswank3 View Post
In a pinch use a tube of chapstick for zippers...worked like a charm for me.
Any particular flavor??
12-02-2012 09:15 AM
wswank3 In a pinch use a tube of chapstick for zippers...worked like a charm for me.
12-02-2012 12:16 AM
Lincoln33 I pulled my pads and roll bar to Monstaline the tub. My YJ is a 93 so the pads were pretty old but the zippers work fine, however I'm putting new pads on so I wasn't worried when I pulled the old ones. I guess if your zippers are a little tight or sticky you could put some wax on them.
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