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Why_Knot 07-21-2013 08:51 AM

Easy Fix for Bestop Trektop NX Soundbar Straps
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I have a Bestop Trektop NX for my 2D 2013 Sahara and just love it.
The problem I had was that the straps that attach to the sound bar bottom out before pulling snug. To fix this, I just took a short piece of paracord and made a loop to fit up through the holes and behind the sound bar. This allows the strap to be used in its more productive range.

For the loop I just tied two overhand knots with a washer.

Well, pictures always help so here is the loop....
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Here is how it fits....
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4X4Lady 07-21-2013 09:16 AM

I did something similar to this with some of the same type of strapping material. The clips kept popping out & everytime they did, I thought something was hitting the roof....scared the crap out of me! I don't know why Bestop hasn't come up with a better idea for these straps!

matthew87 07-21-2013 09:17 AM

good idea

I used one of the smaller type bungee cords and hook the ends where spindles goes. the I clipped the nx clips to the bungee cord.

4X4Lady 07-22-2013 11:37 PM

Why Knot, I just wanted to say Thank-you for posting this. I tried doing it another way a few weeks ago, but noticed that the straps kept coming loose & the roof would raise up really bad on the highway. So I just copied your idea to see if that would be better....I found some black paracord & it's much tighter now. So thanks :)

Reece 07-31-2013 10:22 AM

Thanks man! You're a true Jeeper - we've got to be learn to improvise.

donnyv12 03-31-2014 12:41 PM

I'll bring this back up only because I recently installed a Trektop on my Jeep and scoured the internets to find this solution. A++ solution.

rockabillyroy 03-31-2014 03:08 PM

I've never had a problem with the trektop hooks attaching on the jku, but I do have the spidershade jkini and they run through the same holes.

I think your setup looks great and I'll be switching mine to this soon.

Thanks for the tip.

juanblackjk 03-31-2014 03:15 PM

Does the rear flop when you take the windows off?

Bearfan 03-31-2014 03:56 PM

Great idea! Thanks! Will be doing that as well one I get my top on.

Bonecollector 04-15-2014 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by juanblackjk (Post 9498170)
Does the rear flop when you take the windows off?

Mine does... when the front is folded back, but it stops as the top is unfolded Closed. We generally leave it closed while going down the freeway 60+ MPH. Off road at slower speeds it is obviously no problem. Thought about making a paracord strap or using small ATV size sinch strap to "tie" it down, but have not done so yet.

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