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John13 07-21-2010 04:45 PM

Driving with soft top and no door surrounds
 
Would it hurt if I needed to drive with the soft top up and no door surrounds to fasten it too? I'm asking because once I get my seat covers, I will have the top down and all the windows, upper doors, and door surrounds at home. If it would start to rain while at work, I could put the top up but would not have the door surrounds to hook the top too. I'd prefer not to carry the door surrounds in the back if I don't need too. I'm sure it would flap more and be noisier, I just don't want it to tear.

Thanks

John

G54 07-21-2010 04:48 PM

I've wondered that myself, but I'm afraid to try it since my commute is mostly highway and I don't want to ruin my top.

Try it and let me know how it worked out will ya? :D

Vaultzz 07-21-2010 04:52 PM

Bah highways dint ruin tops, rollovers do :$

619random 07-21-2010 04:59 PM

I have my soft top up all the time without the door surrounds and it doesn't hurt a thing. I think it makes a little bit more noise but other than that I haven’t had any problems.

G54 07-21-2010 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 619random (Post 696576)
I have my soft top up all the time without the door surrounds and it doesn't hurt a thing. I think it makes a little bit more noise but other than that I havenít had any problems.

Well there ya go. Bye bye door surrounds until fall.

It will make it about 6 seconds faster to put up the top now too.

Geoff@Bestop 07-21-2010 05:03 PM

Yeah, it will flap a bit more, but won't cause damage.

Obviously, you won't get a good seal, and the water that collects on the top will need to go somewhere. And that'll be down your left shoulder. But you've got to expect that.

G54 07-21-2010 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 696582)
Yeah, it will flap a bit more, but won't cause damage.

Obviously, you won't get a good seal, and the water that collects on the top will need to go somewhere. And that'll be down your left shoulder. But you've got to expect that.

Well that settles it. The guy who should know gives it the okey-dokey!

John13 07-21-2010 05:22 PM

Thank you. I was hoping that was the answer.


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