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Is the cable along each edge installed correctly? The edges should be so tight that you can’t stick a fingernail between the edge of the cloth and rollbar. Mine had less wind noise than my hardtop did.
How do you tighten?
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You don’t. If it’s installed correctly it will be very tight
The sunrider is super loud. There are fixes out there with weatherstripping and whatnot. Trying to find those fixes
 

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Does anyone have any pictures of the skyrider in black diamond (vinyl)? It's a little less expensive and in theory matches the hardtop a little better than the twill. Thanks in advance!
 

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Good question! Its been so cold and wet here in SC, I havent found a whole day to do the install outside! I hope right after Easter! When i was in the OBX a couple weeks ago, it was too cold to even take the hard top off! Soon. I'm sure hoping I can lay the Skyrider right back onto the TrailRax half rak!

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Any updates? I'm really hoping to find a modular rack that I can leave the rear half on with a Skyrider.
 

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Any updates? I'm really hoping to find a modular rack that I can leave the rear half on with a Skyrider.
We haven't confirmed fitment with a Skyrider yet.
 
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Hey, my new Skyrider is flapping on the passenger side while driving. I just purchased/installed on 2023 Everglades and have no issues on drivers side. Any suggestions?



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Hey, my new Skyrider is flapping on the passenger side while driving. I just purchased/installed on 2023 Everglades and have no issues on drivers side. Any suggestions?



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The retention cable isn’t installed correctly. It should be so tight that you can’t slide a fingernail between the fabric and the body.
 

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Is the cable along each edge installed correctly? The edges should be so tight that you can’t stick a fingernail between the edge of the cloth and rollbar. Mine had less wind noise than my hardtop did.
I have the same issue with road noise that @Tanya_OBX has. Notice I said road noise, not wind noise. The Skyrider is perhaps quieter than the hardtop from a wind noise perspective (think the whooshing sound of air moving, like when your window is cracked). However, the road/tire noise, especially the noise of other cars nearby going down the highway is very loud. It is like it is a different frequency that is not at all dampened by the Skyrider top that is dampened by the hardtop. I am switching back to the hardtop for the hot summer months in TX, and will go back when it cools off enough to justify the noise.
 
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I have the same issue with road noise that @Tanya_OBX has. Notice I said road noise, not wind noise. The Skyrider is perhaps quieter than the hardtop from a wind noise perspective (think the whooshing sound of air moving, like when your window is cracked). However, the road/tire noise, especially the noise of other cars nearby going down the highway is very loud. It is like it is a different frequency that is not at all dampened by the Skyrider top that is dampened by the hardtop. I am switching back to the hardtop for the hot summer months in TX, and will go back when it cools off enough to justify the noise.
I haven't noticed this so much but, now, I've had the SkyRider on for quite a while. I do remember at first expecting there to be a lot of noise and being pleasantly surprised so my expectations may have set me up for a good experience. I did hate having the doors off so definitely a little sensitive to the road noise; however, doors off is pretty much max noise.

Do you have Twill or Vinyl? Just curious if that could make a difference.
 

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I haven't noticed this so much but, now, I've had the SkyRider on for quite a while. I do remember at first expecting there to be a lot of noise and being pleasantly surprised so my expectations may have set me up for a good experience. I did hate having the doors off so definitely a little sensitive to the road noise; however, doors off is pretty much max noise.

Do you have Twill or Vinyl? Just curious if that could make a difference.
I've got the twill.
 
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I've got the twill.
Same here so I guess not a difference.

Just one more thing: This time of year, I'm running the A/C with the fan so loud, I'm not sure I'd hear much road noise anyway. You mentioned the TX heat. The road noise is even bothersome over the fan noise? I suppose, in the a.m., I may not be running it so loud.
 

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Any updates? I'm really hoping to find a modular rack that I can leave the rear half on with a Skyrider.
I am buying the Bestop but would like that back rack with someone. Anyone try it lmk as Bestop says no.
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