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Today I swapped out the original housing for the improved one. Oracle has significantly improved the design. The revised housing comes with 6 metal braces that should prevent warping. I also noticed new structural reinforcements around the front cutouts. I must say that the new housing is significantly sturdier compared to the original design.

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The new housing came without any weather stripping, so I had to buy it myself. I installed two stretches of D-shaped weather stripping along both sides of the light bar to seal the gaps between the light bar and the housing. I also stuck neoprene foam tape along the bottom and top edges of the housing.

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I already did a short test drive – the lightbar survived 85 mph. The new housing is slightly noisier than the one that I modified. The wide cutout that I had made in the old cover helped improve the airflow. I decided to leave the new housing as is and not to trim it, at least for now.

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If you're having the rattling issues with the old housing, I highly recommend replacing it with the improved one.
Appreciate all the feedback you done. Question. When you did the cut out on the other housing, any issue with rain getting in effecting the lights?
I installed my V2 light bar last night (black for my soft top), and got to do a very short test drive today. What I noticed was uncontrollable flapping (like a hard rain) on the front of the soft top. No noticeable noise from the light bar itself, just a violent slap and rattle from the soft top. What’s worse and weirder - it’s between 15-40mph, which the majority of my driving would be. On the highway and high speeds there is almost no
Appreciate all the feedback you done. Question. When you did the cut out on the other housing, any issue with rain getting in effecting the lights?

I am very tempted to attempt and cut the housing similar to what you had shared you did with V1, but I wasn’t certain it would positively impact the flapping soft top. Any thoughts on if this would fix both issues?

I really love the light bar and so far Oracle customer support has been good to me, but I don’t know if I can stand the flapping noise long term.

And before anyone asks - I had read this thread more than three times, as well as many many other posts prior to purchasing. I was aware of added noise from a light bar, but this flapping of the soft top is unlike anything I’ve experienced in the Bronco or older gen soft top jeeps. Adding 3m tape to the housing didn’t help, and to ensure the soft top operates correctly I had to shave a very small sliver of the housing already. Further modifications aren’t ideal but may be necessary. Just wondering if anyone else has had success eliminating the violent flapping.
 

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I installed my V2 light bar last night (black for my soft top), and got to do a very short test drive today. What I noticed was uncontrollable flapping (like a hard rain) on the front of the soft top. No noticeable noise from the light bar itself, just a violent slap and rattle from the soft top. What’s worse and weirder - it’s between 15-40mph, which the majority of my driving would be. On the highway and high speeds there is almost no



I am very tempted to attempt and cut the housing similar to what you had shared you did with V1, but I wasn’t certain it would positively impact the flapping soft top. Any thoughts on if this would fix both issues?

I really love the light bar and so far Oracle customer support has been good to me, but I don’t know if I can stand the flapping noise long term.

And before anyone asks - I had read this thread more than three times, as well as many many other posts prior to purchasing. I was aware of added noise from a light bar, but this flapping of the soft top is unlike anything I’ve experienced in the Bronco or older gen soft top jeeps. Adding 3m tape to the housing didn’t help, and to ensure the soft top operates correctly I had to shave a very small sliver of the housing already. Further modifications aren’t ideal but may be necessary. Just wondering if anyone else has had success eliminating the violent flapping.
Thanks for your reply. Bummed that made my mind up about ordering one.
 

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I have zero issues with V2 housing. The light bar on my Bronco doesn't produce any noise at any speed up to 80+ mph with or without the hard top.
 

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I installed my V2 light bar last night (black for my soft top), and got to do a very short test drive today. What I noticed was uncontrollable flapping (like a hard rain) on the front of the soft top. No noticeable noise from the light bar itself, just a violent slap and rattle from the soft top. What’s worse and weirder - it’s between 15-40mph, which the majority of my driving would be. On the highway and high speeds there is almost no



I am very tempted to attempt and cut the housing similar to what you had shared you did with V1, but I wasn’t certain it would positively impact the flapping soft top. Any thoughts on if this would fix both issues?

I really love the light bar and so far Oracle customer support has been good to me, but I don’t know if I can stand the flapping noise long term.

And before anyone asks - I had read this thread more than three times, as well as many many other posts prior to purchasing. I was aware of added noise from a light bar, but this flapping of the soft top is unlike anything I’ve experienced in the Bronco or older gen soft top jeeps. Adding 3m tape to the housing didn’t help, and to ensure the soft top operates correctly I had to shave a very small sliver of the housing already. Further modifications aren’t ideal but may be necessary. Just wondering if anyone else has had success eliminating the violent flapping.
I ended up returning the light bar. Loved the look, the amount of light you get is awesome but it is just not compatible with the soft top. Nobody should have to cut holes or attempt to be engineers to get the bar to work without damaging their soft top.
 

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I really love the light bar and so far Oracle customer support has been good to me, but I don’t know if I can stand the flapping noise long term.
Hello @BurlyBronco we have seen some surprisingly good success in reducing this flapping sound of the soft-top by simply adding pipe insulation around the metal bars, this reduces the ability of the canvas to flap agains the supports.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbil...iaOL3KLkBVei4N5HG5RoCIi4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Very inexpensive and easy to install solution to the issue.
 
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I ended up returning the light bar. Loved the look, the amount of light you get is awesome but it is just not compatible with the soft top. Nobody should have to cut holes or attempt to be engineers to get the bar to work without damaging their soft top.
That is a shame - I’m still holding out hope but I get it entirely!
 

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I have zero issues with V2 housing. The light bar on my Bronco doesn't produce any noise at any speed up to 80+ mph with or without the hard top.
If you ever have a chance, can you send pics of the side angle of your light bar whenever the soft top is on? I’m just curious if there is another way to angle it or something that I could do to reduce it naturally
 

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If you ever have a chance, can you send pics of the side angle of your light bar whenever the soft top is on? I’m just curious if there is another way to angle it or something that I could do to reduce it naturally
I don't have a soft top, sorry.
 

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