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Unread 04-30-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Bikini top comes off at Highway speed

I have a Bestop Strapless Bikini Top that comes off when I reach highway speeds (55-65 MPH). It doesn't seem to fitting properly in the wind channel. Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it? Thanks.

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Unread 04-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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How do you have the front edge? Just wondering because, I've noticed on my Brother-In-Laws TJ there's a plastic edge and only that seats in the channel, whereas with my YJ I take the whole front edge with the plastic and vinyl and tuck it in and then fold it back toward the back. I don't know if that make since or not but mine is nice and tight.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 08:08 PM   #3
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Ive never had that happen to me... They are a little hard to get in the channel right. If any part of it is out, it will come up when the wind catches it. When you put it on, put it in the channel, tighten it a little, then double check to make sure its still in all the way across the entire channel before tightening it the rest of the way. Once theres enough tension, it should be easy to get it into the channel properly.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice.
I forgot to mention it's also not wide enough to cover the whole channel.
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Unread 05-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Take that son ***** off. No top=cool
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Unread 05-02-2009, 10:07 AM   #6
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are you sure it is for a yj?
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Unread 05-02-2009, 10:52 AM   #7
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Its not wide by how much? Mine seems not wide enough by maybe 1/2" but once its in and tensioned its alright. like flys said, are you sure its for a yj?
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Unread 05-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #8
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Put it on, take several pictures, put them on photobucket.com and then post the "img" tags here.
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Unread 05-02-2009, 07:00 PM   #9
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whereas with my YJ I take the whole front edge with the plastic and vinyl and tuck it in and then fold it back toward the back. I don't know if that make since or not but mine is nice and tight.
I tried this and haven't had any more problems.

Thanks for the help.
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