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07-05-2013 04:12 PM
GI-Jeep LoCo, you are da man!!! I picked up some straps at Lowes yesterday and the annoying flutter is gone. Thanks so much for stopping the flutter that was driving me out of my mind!
07-05-2013 10:35 AM
LoCo Jeep
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Originally Posted by Orange Krusher View Post
Thanks!!! I went out for a long drive and these worked perfect!!!
Glad it worked for you....
07-05-2013 08:32 AM
scipio337 I used the same thing I use to tie down the soft top when open, and for the "bedroll" blanket I use to roll up the soft top windows:


16-Pk. New British 16 inch Nylon Web Straps


Bri 40cm Strap 16pk - 1035823, Straps/Chains at Sportsman's Guide


Seems expensive, but you do get 16 of them. I bought some not too long ago for camping (and it goes great with the Commando color).
07-04-2013 11:33 PM
Orange Krusher
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Originally Posted by LoCo Jeep View Post
I'm guessing there are many ways innovate Jeep owners have found to correct this problem but this is what I found works great.

It's called Velcro one wrap which is basically a thin two sided velcro strap. The product is 4 dollars and some change for 3 pieces at Home Depot, one for each door and an extra if needed.

Velcro one wrap works perfectly and its the same color as the interior fabric so it doesn't look out of place. You just wrap in around the roll bar and seat belt just tight enough so that the belt can move and presto no flutter.

Hope this helps someone, if this has already been done before....then never mind.
Thanks!!! I went out for a long drive and these worked perfect!!!
06-27-2013 08:28 AM
panthermark I went with seatbelt pads from Wal-Mart as well, but mine were like $2.50 each. I think the price had went up.

Either way, whatever works gets a
06-27-2013 01:28 AM
DrMutts Seat belt pads. 1.29 each from w*lmart. Does the job. No problem.
06-26-2013 11:27 PM
Orange Krusher
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Originally Posted by LoCo Jeep View Post
I'm guessing there are many ways innovate Jeep owners have found to correct this problem but this is what I found works great.

It's called Velcro one wrap which is basically a thin two sided velcro strap. The product is 4 dollars and some change for 3 pieces at Home Depot, one for each door and an extra if needed.

Velcro one wrap works perfectly and its the same color as the interior fabric so it doesn't look out of place. You just wrap in around the roll bar and seat belt just tight enough so that the belt can move and presto no flutter.

Hope this helps someone, if this has already been done before....then never mind.
Thanks!!!!
06-26-2013 11:22 PM
xjcj5jku
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Originally Posted by LoCo Jeep View Post

My fix is for 2 door JK Jeeps. Even though I specifically didn't say so I thought it was plainly obvious.
Nice try on the save...
06-26-2013 11:20 PM
xjcj5jku
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Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
Our B pillar is pretty much the roll bar on the JKUs.
This-
06-26-2013 11:44 AM
LoCo Jeep
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Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead View Post
Our B pillar is pretty much the roll bar on the JKUs.

My fix is for 2 door JK Jeeps. Even though I specifically didn't say so I thought it was plainly obvious.
06-26-2013 11:28 AM
BManz
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Originally Posted by joeg679 View Post
What is the flutter issue, exactly?
Seatbelt on the retractor end hit by wind, kind of like this noise:
Ian Flapping Cheeks #1 - YouTube
06-26-2013 11:07 AM
TRAUMAhead
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Originally Posted by LoCo Jeep View Post
You wrap around the roll bar....look at 1st picture in 1st post.
Our B pillar is pretty much the roll bar on the JKUs.

06-26-2013 11:06 AM
TRAUMAhead Went with shoulder seat belt pads, no problems with the belt retracting.
06-26-2013 10:10 AM
LoCo Jeep
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Originally Posted by MAG00 View Post
Yea,
I was wondering the same thing. My flutter is from the front seal belts on the plastic trim. Sounds like you and I would have the same issue in trying to wrap something around to stop it.
The problem exists because the belt comes out of the retractor too low on the roll bar causing too much belt to be exposed. Its a design fault. The wind catches the longer exposed belt which causes it to flutter. The Velcro just holds the belt tight to the roll bar but loose enough to not restrict belt retraction.
06-26-2013 09:56 AM
LoCo Jeep
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Originally Posted by xjcj5jku View Post
Mine flutter frequently with the top down and upper doors off. I must be missing something tho... I would have to wrap the Velcro strap all the way around my painted B pillar on my '12 JKUR. Not sure I like that idea... Scratch the paint, look funky...
You wrap around the roll bar....look at 1st picture in 1st post.
06-26-2013 09:41 AM
xjcj5jku
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Originally Posted by MAG00 View Post
Yea,
I was wondering the same thing. My flutter is from the front seal belts on the plastic trim. Sounds like you and I would have the same issue in trying to wrap something around to stop it.
Whew, glad I wasn't out to lunch in my thinking. I was wondering if something like a small sponge stuffed some into the hole where the seat belt exits the plastic... Hold it over a little closer to the pillar, yet not interfere with function. As long as it doesn't migrate into the opening too far and create the neeed for a fishing expedition to retrieve it back out!
06-26-2013 09:34 AM
MAG00
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Originally Posted by xjcj5jku View Post
Mine flutter frequently with the top down and upper doors off. I must be missing something tho... I would have to wrap the Velcro strap all the way around my painted B pillar on my '12 JKUR. Not sure I like that idea... Scratch the paint, look funky...
Yea,
I was wondering the same thing. My flutter is from the front seal belts on the plastic trim. Sounds like you and I would have the same issue in trying to wrap something around to stop it.
06-26-2013 08:49 AM
xjcj5jku
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Originally Posted by Scott2373 View Post
Actually, I've only noticed the flutter when the doors are off. My wife wasn't crazy about driving around with the doors off, so I found a set of brand new Warrior doors on Craigslist for $250. The belts don't flutter with the Warrior doors on and everything else opened / off.
Mine flutter frequently with the top down and upper doors off. I must be missing something tho... I would have to wrap the Velcro strap all the way around my painted B pillar on my '12 JKUR. Not sure I like that idea... Scratch the paint, look funky...
06-26-2013 08:12 AM
Scott2373
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Originally Posted by LoCo Jeep View Post
If your top is off or even just the windows down the wind causes the seat belt webbing to vibrate (flutter) which makes an irritating noise.
Actually, I've only noticed the flutter when the doors are off. My wife wasn't crazy about driving around with the doors off, so I found a set of brand new Warrior doors on Craigslist for $250. The belts don't flutter with the Warrior doors on and everything else opened / off.
06-26-2013 08:07 AM
Matador
06-25-2013 07:45 PM
Crazy Mike I hit up HD today and have wrapped my B-pillars. Now I just need a sunny day to put theory to practice. (I also was having a retraction issues with the seat belt pads but it was better than the incessant fluttering...)
06-22-2013 10:31 PM
CaptnGus Great idea! My wife complained about the noise today. I just turned the stereo up. I was going to the garage tomorrow to see what I could tie the strap down with. I've used that Velcro One Wrap before, for other stuff. I may still have some laying around.
06-22-2013 10:10 PM
joeg679 Thanks. I haven't noticed it with the windows down. I'll look for it next time and thanks for the velcro tip.
06-22-2013 09:59 PM
LoCo Jeep If your top is off or even just the windows down the wind causes the seat belt webbing to vibrate (flutter) which makes an irritating noise.
06-22-2013 09:42 PM
joeg679 What is the flutter issue, exactly?
06-22-2013 08:33 PM
1Topp A few DCU bandanas.

06-22-2013 07:33 PM
m998dna Reminds me of my fishing rod straps. Stop at a tackle shop and you find something similar.

.
06-22-2013 07:24 PM
felix53 Going to the depot tomorrow to pick it up. Had the doors off for the first time today and the seatbelt chatter was mildly irritating. Thanks for the idea!
06-22-2013 06:56 PM
jeepingchester
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Originally Posted by LoCo Jeep View Post
I'm guessing there are many ways innovate Jeep owners have found to correct this problem but this is what I found works great.

It's called Velcro one wrap which is basically a thin two sided velcro strap. The product is 4 dollars and some change for 3 pieces at Home Depot, one for each door and an extra if needed.

Velcro one wrap works perfectly and its the same color as the interior fabric so it doesn't look out of place. You just wrap in around the roll bar and seat belt just tight enough so that the belt can move and presto no flutter.

Hope this helps someone, if this has already been done before....then never mind.
Exactly what I did. Works perfect.
06-22-2013 06:29 PM
LoCo Jeep
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
I like that idea! I'm running a shoulder strap pad on mine right now for the same effect. The pad causes the seat belt to not retracton its own though. Do you have that same problem with your solution?

No, not at all. The selt belt slides with no hang up. This strap looks like it was made for this problem.
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