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I have a Best Top Trek Top on my JKU and the flaps that keep water running off the front and rear keep getting caught when I close the rear driver side door. Could this be a misalignment on the top? Has anyone else had an issue like this?

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mine was doing the same thing. mainly, it was the right rear. i removed and reinstalled the top and that helped.

i think the top is very sensitive to alignment side to side.


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I have the same top. Plain and simple...aftermarket softtops are never gonna fit perfect hah. It is what it is.

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Does it to the rear driver door to mine also. I know of another guy with the same issue.

If I take my time installing the top, I can get it aligned so it doesn't do this...but normally, I just slap it on and deal with it....hold the flap up while closing the door.

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Does it to the rear driver door to mine also. I know of another guy with the same issue.

If I take my time installing the top, I can get it aligned so it doesn't do this...but normally, I just slap it on and deal with it....hold the flap up while closing the door.
Exact same issue with mine. Have to remember to move my fingers out of the way before closing the tailgate.

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Ha Ha That's what I've been doing recently. Since its cleared up today, I may just reinstall the top. I'm kinda needing to since the right rear side velcro is not catching.
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mine did that too, here is what I did and it seemed to work.

pick a nice warm day with sun so the fabric is soft and stretchy.

undo the whole top and leave it draped over the vehicle

start at the front with the header and work back evenly on both sides
- do both D & P side doors before moving back to rear doors
- try not to get really far ahead on one side other that the other

It should even out nicely, but the big key is to make sure the fabric is really warm and pliable
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Ha Ha That's what I've been doing recently. Since its cleared up today, I may just reinstall the top. I'm kinda needing to since the right rear side velcro is not catching.
I don't even use the velcro anymore....kept coming loose from the rear passenger side.

I punched a couple of grommets on each side through the velcro section over the rear doors, did the same to some 1" nylon strap I picked up from Walmart's camping section, and strap it in the back like Bestop did in the front.




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Chuck,

How do you attach the strap to the grommets? I'm loving this idea and I'll be heading to Walmart this weekend.

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By the way how do you like that dual grab handle that mounts in the sound bar?
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How do you attach the strap to the grommets? I'm loving this idea and I'll be heading to Walmart this weekend.

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I used chain link connectors, but zip ties would work too. Added more pics:







One strap is over the sound bar, so you can't see it.

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By the way how do you like that dual grab handle that mounts in the sound bar?
It was a pretty tight stretch getting that grab handle on. It's good for scratching knuckles on the sound bar for anyone that uses it.

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Awsome thanks for the help. This will be my next DIY project. After that I need to begin gathering up the metal I want to use for my front and rear bumpers. Thanks Chuck. As for the handles, I think I will just get the ones you have over the doors. They seem like less of a headache.
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I used chain link connectors, but zip ties would work too. Added more pics:







One strap is over the sound bar, so you can't see it.
dude..... A++++ on the straps! NICE!!!
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