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post #1 of 18 Old 07-20-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Flapping top

Anyone else having problems with the back soft top panels flapping down the road like a set of wings? Mine will even peel off the velcro.
They could have freaking made it clip in like the bottom or something... dam.
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post #2 of 18 Old 07-21-2010, 05:48 AM
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Not sure if this is the same issue you are describing or not but.... I had an issue with mine, posted up here and learned that I wasn't setting the panel in the door frame properly (leading edge of the rear panel) Once I started setting that in correctly, mine are tight as a snare drum. No flapping.
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Not sure why this is in Dirty Laundry

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Me either,all I can say is the paper that comes with the top is hardly instructions.
The leading edge of the panel wont stay tight to the plastic. It flaps in the wind like a sob. Its almost like the door is supposed to hold it but doesnt.
By all I can see from that video and looking at the plastic door panel it is installed correctly.
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The door isn't supposed to hold it in. It should wrap around and insert into a slot on the plastic door frame.


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You are right. here's the process:

1) start the top zipper about 2 inches.
2) wrap the door frame edge around INTO the slot
3) start the bottom rail at the end nearest the door to stretch the tab/slot down into position (only about 4 inches)
4) complete zipper
5) complete bottom rail
6) velcro

your problem is that you aren't putting your tab into the slot, if you don't put your tab into the slot it gets floppy. If it flops, women get pissed.

Quit being a parachute!

You look like an idiot driving down the road that way. Almost as stupid as people that havent figured out how to fold their sunrider properly, but not nearly as dumb as people that cant fold the top completely flat.

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Reverse your "W" folds people, c'mon...do I really need to spell these things out?

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Almost as stupid as people that havent figured out how to fold their sunrider properly, but not nearly as dumb as people that cant fold the top completely flat.

Ugh.
Chalk me up as stupid then. Folding down always seems to kick my butt, however I have no problem putting it back up by myself (4Dr).
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No the worst are the people with 4-doors that velcro the top to the roll bar at an up angle. They crack me up.

I am one of those people who have not figured out the sunrider on the 4 door.

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I am trying, which is the basis for my complaining
I tried to set that edge in but it wouldnt stay, I will try again in the am.


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No the worst are the people with 4-doors that velcro the top to the roll bar at an up angle. They crack me up.

I am one of those people who have not figured out the sunrider on the 4 door.
Instead of folding the top into the angle of the top frame pull the top away from the framing (towards the rear of the jeep)
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Okay, Ive calmed down. When you fold your 4dr top back to either the sunrider or down position, it wants to fold in the wrong direction in regards to the "W" fold. In the sunrider position, the "W" will open up and flap at high speeds if you dont do it right. If you push the lower points of the "W" fold back, the top forms a straight line over the passengers compartment, actually behind the passengers instead of over them. If you do the same thing and retract the entire top, it doesn't hit the roll bars and tucks by the tailgate instead of forward against the roll cage.

I don't know how else to explain it besides showing you. The folds that stick forward need to stick backwards, they are the only ones that move. the rest are static. get it?

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I am trying, which is the basis for my complaining
I tried to set that edge in but it wouldnt stay, I will try again in the am.



Instead of folding the top into the angle of the top frame pull the top away from the framing (towards the rear of the jeep)
follow my 1-2-3 directions and you will have a snare for your side curtains.
start the zipper
insert the tab INTO THE SLOT, not just around the door frame
start the bottom rail
finish the zipper
finish the bottom rail
done
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Did you watch the "Rear quarter window install" portion of this video? He shows the way the leading edge curls into the slot on the door frame.

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Nice, i had never seen that video before. Am i the only one that just rolls the window up to the retainer straps and keeps it on while the top is down?
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Nice, i had never seen that video before. Am i the only one that just rolls the window up to the retainer straps and keeps it on while the top is down?
I did that with my previous jeep, and the back window started looking terrible. Now I take all of the windows and roll them up like this.

The key to folding the top down is the W. I used to have problems, but now that I figured it out that the W starts RIGHT after the header, not the way it wants to fold down.

I have put my rear windows in a few times, and I had to take them out to get them into the door surround correctly. Pull them tight after you start the zipper, then put the bottom channel in and pull it tight toward the back.

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Nice, i had never seen that video before. Am i the only one that just rolls the window up to the retainer straps and keeps it on while the top is down?
no, but then it is bulky. If you take it out but don't wrap it correctly, it is still bulky. Practice makes perfect. I don't know what video you saw, but I can say take it out. Then tuck everything INSIDE of the frame neatly and you should be good.

Even if you take the back out but you don"t take the "sails" up properly, you will have a problem, They have to go over the rails and lay flat.

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Got it, thanks guys
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