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unusedusername 06-02-2013 05:11 AM

Best $8 ever
 
I put some rubber 5/8" pipe insulation from home depot on the side bars of my soft top.

Now the loud snappy flapping of the vinyl windows at freeway speeds has changed into a slight flutter.

I'm very happy as the alternative would have been to run a hard top all the time.

kjeeper10 06-02-2013 05:52 AM

:thumb:

ffrogg 06-02-2013 06:36 AM

Interested in seeing pics !!!!

n3tfury 06-02-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ffrogg (Post 3816682)
Interested in seeing pics !!!!

This please.

redbilly 06-02-2013 07:07 AM

Very nice! I may make a trip to Lowes today!

Marc W 06-02-2013 08:44 AM

Speaking of snappy flapping.... not the same source but just as annoying is the seat belt flap when the top is off and the windows are down. I got a couple of those fake sheep skin slider things that old people use to cushion where the seat belt crosses over the shoulder and positioned them down where the belt flaps along the side of the seat. One on each side. Quiet relief!

ffrogg 06-02-2013 09:13 AM

I just bought Velcro straps for the sunrises and hades tea so I used them on the seatbelts attached to sportbars/rollcage

michiganadam 06-02-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by unusedusername (Post 3816644)
I put some rubber 5/8" pipe insulation from home depot on the side bars of my soft top.

Now the loud snappy flapping of the vinyl windows at freeway speeds has changed into a slight flutter.

I'm very happy as the alternative would have been to run a hard top all the time.

Thats funny mine came with essentially pipe insulation on it.. .

unusedusername 06-03-2013 03:27 PM

Sorry for the delay.

My 13' also came with a little bit of insulation wrapped around the very top of the bar, but it basically did nothing after my side window stretched about a little bit. The window would flap around at 70+mph and hit the elbow part of the bar which was not covered by the factory insulation (which you can see still installed at the top of the insulation I added).

Here are some pictures:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/8...b89d8b67_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/8...60b4976e_o.jpg

cnhmatthews 06-05-2013 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Marc W (Post 3816849)
Speaking of snappy flapping.... not the same source but just as annoying is the seat belt flap when the top is off and the windows are down. I got a couple of those fake sheep skin slider things that old people use to cushion where the seat belt crosses over the shoulder and positioned them down where the belt flaps along the side of the seat. One on each side. Quiet relief!

I did the same thing and felt very pleased with myself for thinking of it. My wife took one look at my cheesy grin and just shook her head and walked away. It was a big moment for me though!

woansleftpeg 06-05-2013 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by cnhmatthews (Post 3828240)
I did the same thing and felt very pleased with myself for thinking of it. My wife took one look at my cheesy grin and just shook her head and walked away. It was a big moment for me though!

LOL. I can totally identify with this response. It's becoming a regular thing for her to interrupt me mid-excited Jeep flow with "You're doing it again".

Now, has anyone figured out how to stop the factory soft top banging like a speaker cone at highway speeds when closed?

michiganadam 06-07-2013 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg (Post 3828259)
LOL. I can totally identify with this response. It's becoming a regular thing for her to interrupt me mid-excited Jeep flow with "You're doing it again".

Now, has anyone figured out how to stop the factory soft top banging like a speaker cone at highway speeds when closed?

Keep heater fan on?


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