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seat belts flap when doors are off its annoying

Any ideas on how to keep the seat belts from flapping when the doors are off? Does anyone else have this problem? It makes it hard to talk to people while your driving
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Bungie cords are your friend... you can get the little black ones at a hardware store. I use one on each seatbelt and life is good.

Some of that double sided velcro tape stuff would work good as well..... hardware store about 9 bux a roll... would be more than enough.
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Velcro strips from home depot or lowes. Cut them to length and wrap them around the roll bar

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Thanks guys! I'll see which way i like the best!
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I just slide it in the seat adjuster handle on the side of the driver seat. FREE!
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^^^ this is how I do the driver side. the pass side I just take the down belt / shoulder belt and pull it over the head rest. Hope you get what I mean. But be care full when you use the the driver belt in the flip leaver, as over time the leaver will come off, When mine did that I just glued it and has never come off.


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I've read of people cutting a slot in the plastic and putting the belt inside the B pillar plastic.
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velcro or bungie cords... either way is good, plus you never know when something like that may come in handy on a trail and then you have them!

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if you go to walmart or auto part store and buy the cheap velcro seatbelt pads that are like 8 inches long that go around the belts and put them on the flapping part, problem solved and the belt will slide freely in them when buckling and unbuckling, thats what i did
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thanks! now I have so many choices!
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Also free: just turn up your radio louder.


In all seriousness, the folks on this thread have given some good advice for cheap solutions to your problem. I've run the velcro solution for a while now, though with my new four points I don't need velcro any longer.


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Pull the B pillar trim out and run the inside portion of the belt in that, mine already has a groove at the bottom so there was no cutting done to the trim piece.

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if you go to walmart or auto part store and buy the cheap velcro seatbelt pads that are like 8 inches long that go around the belts and put them on the flapping part, problem solved and the belt will slide freely in them when buckling and unbuckling, thats what i did
Under 10 bucks and 10 minutes............
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Pull the B pillar trim out and run the inside portion of the belt in that, mine already has a groove at the bottom so there was no cutting done to the trim piece.
This is the best way. It's free and easy to do. It works on both sides and the seat belts still retract mostly normally. If there is too much tension don't put the clips in back all the way.

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Here is a pic of what I'm talking about...tried to upload it but I guess it was too big so I had to host it.


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You can also use the velcro straps that come with the vehicle from the factory, although if you bought used they are probably long gone. I used some KAVU large velcro watch bands.
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if you go to walmart or auto part store and buy the cheap velcro seatbelt pads that are like 8 inches long that go around the belts and put them on the flapping part, problem solved and the belt will slide freely in them when buckling and unbuckling, thats what i did
I also did this. Bonus is that when the doors go back on you can strap them around the armrest for some extra padding.

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I just clip them into the buckle. Problem solved.

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if you go to walmart or auto part store and buy the cheap velcro seatbelt pads that are like 8 inches long that go around the belts and put them on the flapping part, problem solved and the belt will slide freely in them when buckling and unbuckling, thats what i did
This is the way I tackled this issue. Quick, cheap, and you won't alter or disturb the safety recoil/emergency tightening feature of the belts or the interior of the JK.

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This is the way I tackled this issue. Quick, cheap, and you won't alter or disturb the safety recoil/emergency tightening feature of the belts or the interior of the JK.
If you are suggesting that putting the belt inside the plastic trim like I pictured above somehow makes them unsafe you would be mistaken. The seatbelts act as designed.

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I just clip them into the buckle. Problem solved.
Exactly.

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Exactly.
You two have obviously not driven with the doors off or at times with the windows down!
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The cut in the B pillar plastics is for the 2011's+.
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The cut in the B pillar plastics is for the 2011's+.
Nope mines an 09 and it has the cut there from the factory

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