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My 2000 tj hardtop lets in a lot of noise when traveling on the hwy at 70 mph.
On this trip from tx to co we ducked taped the top at the windshield and cut the noise in half.
What is a better solution to cut the noise?
 

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Loosen all bolts, tighten windshield portion down first, then tighten the rest after.
 
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tks for both suggestions. I will try the bolt tightening first thing in the morning. and check out the seal
 

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When you loosen the bolts, push your top toward the rear as much as possible with the windshield clamped then tighten. My old HT would make all kinds of racket if seated too far forward.
 

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I'm gonna rehash an old thread rather than start a new one. I used my phone Db app to check noise level and it was getting up to about 95dB at 65mph and to me that doesn't seem right. I have a hardtop, stock exhaust, 5.5" lift, AT tires, Bedlined tub with carpeting up front, no carpet in back. Could this be right?
 

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I'm gonna rehash an old thread rather than start a new one. I used my phone Db app to check noise level and it was getting up to about 95dB at 65mph and to me that doesn't seem right. I have a hardtop, stock exhaust, 5.5" lift, AT tires, Bedlined tub with carpeting up front, no carpet in back. Could this be right?
A good sailcloth soft top is more quiet.
 

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My soft top definitely seemed quieter. Its sounding more like road noise is the main culprit and the hardtop is just amplifying it. Does that seem like a feasible hypothesis?
I agree. My hardtop was louder and actual tests have been done to prove this. I lost the link to those tests, but it's on the internet somewhere. I think it's funny that people think hard tops hold in the heat and the AC better than soft tops. Ridiculous assumption once you've had both.
 
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...dont go 70....

i cant go 70...

wait..unless descending somewhat....

then it really does not handle well.

so, there is that :)
 

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The hardtop is absolutely quieter at highway speed on wife’s 04 rubi and my 98 sport both have both tops and the soft tops are factory sail cloth and hardtop properly fitted is much quieter as no top flipping noise

You can actually have a normal voice conservation on freeway with hardtop

Now if you try with half doors and crap uppers maybe not but full doors and hardtop is much much quieter than soft top with full doors


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Boy did they get punked. I guess it just show how little checking of news the current "journalists" do.


If some one want to replace the windshield header seal, the reference in post 3 is correct. I however went with the Mopar OEM (same part number) rather than the Crown when my Jeep was painted.
 
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