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Old 07-31-2011, 09:17 AM
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Another Soft Top Question (searched forum-daggo66 post came close but didn't resolve)

I continue to experience extreme wind noise around my soft top header where it meets the windshield frame.

I noticed that one side had a piece of simple quarter inch weather stripping and the other side did not (see photos). Bought some and put a piece there and in the middle on an indentation in the gasket from what I perceive is compression from the center latch of the freedom top panels. (thanks daggo66)

Haven't road tested but here is the real question - there is a spatial difference of a quarter inch between sides.

With the soft top up and latched, the leading edge of the soft top measures one half inch to the windshield frame on drivers side and three quarters inch on passenger side. I can't determine if there is a way to adjust this part of the top. Any ideas?

This is a two door 2010 with sun-rider and full doors. I add that to relate that there are mechanical latch pins that prevent tensioning or sealing front first.

Thanks always for any responses!

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Pull the rear peices out from the lip to where they are just hanging then stretch it forward and latch the front , then go to the rear and slip the rear into place and see if it will even it out..

Mine still bows up in the center of the headed and gets wind noise..

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Pull the rear peices out from the lip to where they are just hanging then stretch it forward and latch the front , then go to the rear and slip the rear into place and see if it will even it out..

Mine still bows up in the center of the headed and gets wind noise..
Thanks for the response and I have tried that. The sunrider latches negate the freedom of movement that would normally be afforded in that approach. Can't adjust the door surrounds - not sure how to address. Thanks again. Someone in here is bound to have a similar condition.
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From what you describe, there appears to be an issue with your header. I'm thinking it's warped.
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From what you describe, there appears to be an issue with your header. I'm thinking it's warped.
Was hoping you'd chime in and share your experience and knowledge. Will do a new search on "warped" but is this not uncommon (double negative) while I have your ear? Thanks daggo66!
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I would start by comparing the header to one on a different jeep. Then purchase a new one.
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:14 AM
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I would start by comparing the header to one on a different jeep. Then purchase a new one.
I have compared to others already and measurements are all over the board. By my measurements - half inch seems to be design and have yet to find one that was equal on both sides. At three quarters of an inch on my passenger side, it is definitely an outlier

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