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post #1 of 28 Old 07-09-2010, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Share your tips to quiet your soft top

I know soft top noise drives us all nuts, so let's share our ideas on how to minimize the chaos. I'll start:

I jammed wadded up toilet paper (didn't have any cotton balls handy) into the snaps on the bows. That helped with the snaps rattling.

I made a thing out of a pool noodle, electrical conduit, a few 2" PVC plumbing T's, and a few carriage bolts and wing nuts. This pops onto the windshield spreader bars between the windshield and rollcage. It takes the slack out of that part of the top and reduces the wretched flapping!

I also riveted on the windshield channel to keep it from coming loose. I drilled the holes a bit larger and used 3/16" short length aluminum rivets.

Best of all, the above modifications cost a total of $10.

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Take it off.

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ha I knew I was gonna get that.
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Take it off.

Beat me to it

That PVC bar looks real clean.
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I will take top off in the hot summer sun, during the rainy season. If you take your top off off during the cold, ice and snowy winter.



I took a piece of flat aluminum 2 inches wide and about about 2.5 feet long. Notched out one end to slip into the strap hold down located in the middle of the windsheild frame on top.

Bowed the piece of aluminum and the other end just lays on my roll bar. No water no flapping. Lots of head room.
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i dont have a YJ, but when my TJs top get noisy, i play with the vent controls to "pressurize" the cabin. this helps some.

most of the year, either windows are down or top and doors are off.

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Have all the snaps on the soft top!
I was down to 1 snap on the drivers side, 2 on the passenger side (most were missing from the fabric when I bought the Jeep, a few fell out a while later). Going 65-70 on the highway the cloth above the front seats would bow up about 6 inches, and I could see 2 inches of daylight above the doors.

Turns out when you finally replace the rest of the snaps it's a lot quieter.
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Looking at your channel and rivet idea I have one question. If you get a hard top wouldnt you have to grind those off to put on the hardtop?
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Looking at your channel and rivet idea I have one question. If you get a hard top wouldnt you have to grind those off to put on the hardtop?
yes he would. I used threaded rivets so that I could remove the header rail when I get my hard top
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I've never had a hard top, and since I plan on moving south, I never will. I'm glad you brought that up for other people though.
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I got some foam pipe insulation from home depot and wrapped every bow and bar of my supertop. It quieted down a decent amount and reduced the side window flap.
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pghohnst.. Where did you find the replacement snaps?
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pghohnst.. Where did you find the replacement snaps?
Use Max's if you're missing the ones on the rail above the door.

If you're missing the female side (in the cloth itself), I used these:
Dritz Snap Attacher Heavy Duty Kit 7 ct
Dritz Heavy Duty Snaps Size 24 Nickel 7 pc
They're craft snaps, but they've worked so far. You have to get the ones in the first link once - so that you get the tool to attach the snaps. After that you can get the ones from the second link to save a few bucks. I guess you could use any 5/8" snaps if you find another brand cheaper.

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I got some foam pipe insulation from home depot and wrapped every bow and bar of my supertop. It quieted down a decent amount and reduced the side window flap.
You beat me to it...this really quieted down my side window flaps. Cheap and they don't look bad with the windows off. Might try the noodle support for a long trip good economical idea and I can hang a light of it in the winter
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