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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Soft top side window flapping DIY fix

The side windows on my soft top stay tucked into the door surrounds great as long as I drive under 60mph. Once I get above 60mph, no matter how I tuck them in they always end up flopping in the wind. I went to the local Hobby Lobby and bought two strips of Velcro. I attached the softer side of the Velcro to the plastic door surround that stays on even with the top down and attached the other stiffer side of the Velcro to the soft top windows themselves. The windows are now secure at any and every speed. The Velcro cost me $4.99 and it took about 5 mins to complete the entire job. I attached the Velcro to the door surround and side window with 3M brand double sided molding tape. When the top is down, the soft part of the Velcro does not interfere with the door at all. Very simple and effective fix to a very annoying problem. Tried to get picsc but the Velcro doesn't really show up, it is camouflaged that well.

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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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You must not be installing the windows correctly. You shouldn't need any Velcro.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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They are installed as properly as I know how to install them. I followed the YouTube tutorials for instruction on how to install. The top was originally on a different Jeep and the windows have fit terribly since day 1. Ive tried putting them on in several different ways and they never stay tucked in if I get up to highway speeds. No issues at all when I am under 60 mph.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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are you inserting the plastic elbow into the groove on the door surround at the door jamb and then zipping? The leading edge of the plastic elbow should be facing the rear of the jeep when installed correctly.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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I have never been able to get the elbows to fully seat in and face the rear. Just went out and looked and noticed that my door surrounds had silicone in that groove up near the top of the surround. I'm guessing the previous owner of the top had some type of leak and for some unknown reason, put silicone in the groove. I removed the silicone and will see how the windows fit the next time I have the top up. I'm guessing that silicone was causing all of my troubles.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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You must not be installing the windows correctly. You shouldn't need any Velcro.
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edit -just read your last post...weird. Hopefully you're now good to go.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #7
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that should do it.

Here is how I do the sides:
1) start the zipper for maybe 3-4 inches.
2) insert that elbow into the groove.
3) zip the rest of the way.
4) make sure it is pulled tight towards the back of the jeep. (the corners can slide a little, so I give them a good yank once it is zipped to make sure it didn't cheat forward)
5) re-check the elbow is seated good.
6) fold the bottom flap under the body lip.

I made the same mistake the first time I did the windows on mine.
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Unread 06-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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Proper way to install windows
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Unread 06-18-2013, 11:24 PM   #9
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Yea I would say your top is screwed up somehow. I have had the doors off and only the side windows in and they have stayed in place.
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You must not be installing the windows correctly. You shouldn't need any Velcro.
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