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Chili99 02-16-2013 08:00 PM

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)

Pink_Percy 02-16-2013 08:11 PM

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

Chili99 02-16-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3378029)
Mine do the same thing. 65 mph is really fun! I've just learned to crank the radio up

:rofl:

how is it in the rain? is it like periodically hitting a sprinkler?

Pink_Percy 02-16-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by pewter99
:rofl:

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.

distortedtj 02-16-2013 08:58 PM

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

Tried bending the top inward a bit?

Pink_Percy 02-16-2013 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by distortedtj
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

Chili99 02-16-2013 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3378170)
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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Originally Posted by distortedtj (Post 3378235)
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

Chili99 02-17-2013 06:29 PM

:popcorn:

Pink_Percy 02-17-2013 06:32 PM

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.

CMA_Rider 02-17-2013 06:44 PM

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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How to make your Bestop soft doors quiter. - YouTube

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.

Pink_Percy 02-17-2013 07:17 PM

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.

Chili99 02-17-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider (Post 3381756)
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.

/ \
l l
How to make your Bestop soft doors quiter. - YouTube

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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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3381927)
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 :thumb:

Chili99 02-17-2013 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3381927)
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 :D

CMA_Rider 02-17-2013 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Chili99 (Post 3381987)

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 :thumb:

Bend the stakes slightly and make sure the velcro is on properly

Pink_Percy 02-17-2013 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Chili99

I used my straps from my hard doors...I just zipped tied them to the soft door frames :D

Thanks for the tip. I was trying to figure out the best way to attach them with ruining the pocket on the door.

Chili99 02-18-2013 07:57 AM

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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider (Post 3382297)
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?

Chili99 02-18-2013 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3382430)
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

CMA_Rider 02-18-2013 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Chili99 (Post 3384113)

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

Pink_Percy 02-18-2013 04:35 PM

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)

Chili99 02-19-2013 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Pink_Percy (Post 3386209)
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)

:rofl:

yer killin me

bmpage84 02-19-2013 11:09 AM

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! :rofl:

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

Love the look on their faces!!!!:rofl:


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