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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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My Bestop is sagging on the left rear..

So I noticed over the last few days that my Bestop was sagging a little on the left rear. I noticed because the rear window would seem kind of sucked in when I was driving with the top up, then I started looking at it and realized that the top was leaning to the left (left side was lower). I thought it might be as easy as tightening the allen bolt in the rear bracing, but that seemed to have no effect. The left rear bracing has a lot of give in it and the right rear doesn't have any. How do I fix this? Has anyone else had the same problem? The top was on it when I bought it but the previous owner put it on less than a year ago.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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Could you get a few pictures? I've had my Bestop Supertop for a few years now and it doesn't lean or anything. Maybe something isn't buttoned up.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:58 PM   #3
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Could you get a few pictures? I've had my Bestop Supertop for a few years now and it doesn't lean or anything. Maybe something isn't buttoned up.
It's super dark and I didn't think to take any pictures but I'll try to do that tomorrow when I get off of work. You know the brace that goes from the top to the bottom of the window frame and curves back up to the top of the rear? That part moves up and down on the driver side. The passenger side does not. The rear flap that connects by the tail gate is too droopy to pull tight as a result of that.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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So you have the Bestop material but it still uses the stock hardware, right? My Bestop was a complete soft top so I don't have the same hardware as you. Mine works a different way so I may not be much help.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
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I have the same problem with my jeep right now. There is a strap that supports the back bar of your soft top, it should connect to the middle bar. See if it ripped. Thats what mine did. It is the only thing that supports the rear soft top bar on mine.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with my jeep right now. There is a strap that supports the back bar of your soft top, it should connect to the middle bar. See if it ripped. Thats what mine did. It is the only thing that supports the rear soft top bar on mine.
^^^This happened to me a week ago, and I'm seeing the same symptoms:
I tore the left strap loose at the back bar, now the left window bulges out more, and the right window is constantly sucked in, even with the fan on High at 55mph.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:31 AM   #7
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I think I've figured out what the problem is. I think the brace/bow/support is loose because that part has become undone from the glue or epoxy or whatever it is that holds it to the skin of the top. It's tight on the other side, and I checked to see if it was still glued, and it is. I'm pretty sure that's all it is. Any advice for reattaching it? What type of glue should I use?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 11:13 AM   #8
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My buddies was doing this. One side of the rear bar was lower on one slide then the other where it mounts to the front bar. just moved it up one notch
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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:23 PM   #9
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moved what up a notch? what are you talking about?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:10 PM   #10
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he had a best top frame. The rear bar is adjustable up and down on the front bar. If you have stock bars that mount to the roll bar disregard my reply.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 11:22 AM   #11
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ohhh... if that's the case then maybe mine is just the replace-a-top from Bestop rather than the Supertop that the previous owner told me was on it. I'm embarassed to admit that I took his word for it and am unsure of the differences.
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