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Unread 07-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
Barkoff
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Soft Top Wind Slap

Is there a remedy from the deafening wind slap of a soft top on the highways?

Has anyone been able to get rid of this with a roof rack and wind-guard?

Thank you.

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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:31 AM   #2
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I put in a bestop liner helped a lot. and having the windows up help too..
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Unread 07-29-2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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What year is your Jeep? I know some of the earlier Wrangler tops were more prone to whipping, but after some slight redesigns in the later models they got a lot better. Plus, the older the top, the more stretched out it will be: very hard to tighten up and quiet down. Maybe try a Top Prop to add some tension to the top? And a liner would probably help a lot as well...
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Unread 07-29-2014, 01:00 PM   #4
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If you put the AC or Heat or whatever on it will pressurize the inside of the jeep and stop the flapping. The way you can see this happening is, get in your jeep with the windows closed and the vents off. Look in your drivers side rear view at the side windows of the soft top, they will look loose and floppy. Now turn on the vents in the jeep and look in the rear view, you will see your windows start to bulge out. Once they bulge out that should cut down on a lot of the flap.
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Unread 07-30-2014, 10:24 PM   #5
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The jeep is a 2003 Rubicon, but it has been out of the sun since new, only has 5K miles, damn near showroom condition, the top is also like new, but there is a pretty good gap where the soft-top meets the tailgate.
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Unread 07-31-2014, 08:24 AM   #6
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Try flipping the tailgate bar upside down from its current position.
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Unread 08-08-2014, 09:17 PM   #7
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I concur that running the a/c or heat blower with windows up. Also, I changed to a frameless top and it really helped in that area
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Unread 08-08-2014, 09:20 PM   #8
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I concur that running the a/c or heat blower with windows up. Also, I changed to a frameless top and it really helped in that area
Really? I think my trek top is louder than my OEM top. I miss it.
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