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THANK YOU SIR!!!
I pulled the snorkel mount off the A-Pillar and slipped the lightbar mount under to mark where it would sit, then pulled it out, tapped a hole and put a small flush head screw thru from behind and padded the head with a little foam. best pics I can find right now.
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Jon, Just to be clear, IS THERE 1 OR 2 on that A Pillar? It looks like just 1. Again thanks for your help with this!



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THANKS to @JonRJackson I am ready for the CORONA-ZOMBIES!!!
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LOL You might need it to fight off the crazy spring break kiddos who are going nuts in your neck of the woods :LOL:
and for as tempting as that sounds,
THEY GONE!
We flat-out informed them Spring Break 20 is over. You gotta go.

Sat: Miami Beach closed

Sun: Fort Lauderdale Beach closed, Pics of approaching Fort Lauderdale Beach 1030am
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Miami Beach said, "Oh, didn't think we were serious? Ok, parking lots closed also"

Mon: Fort Lauderdale All-Hands (PD) out, put up signs saying, 'Don't touch the sand, you will be arrested'. All bars restricted to under 50% capacity. Pics of closed Fort Lauderdale Beach 1000am
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Hollywood closed their beach.

Tues: St. Patrick's Day, ya, nowhere open. Fort Lauderdale closed bars 30 Days, the remaining kids gave up and left for home or to the gulf coast. Pics of the closed Elbo Room at 830pm on St. Patrick's Day.
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Wed: The ones that went west screwed up, shoulda just gone home. Governor ordered all bars in state closed.
 
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So, I've had a noise issue with the Sunrider.
I know it not the Top's fault, it's the Lightbar.
The bar doesn't whistle, but the air beats on the top like it's playing "I don't wanna work, I wanna bang on me drum all day"

sooo, with beer, comes drunk-engineering, which sometimes actually works....

Plan A:
Let's even the air over the top of the bar.
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Nope, air still beating the drum all day...

Plan B:
Let's stop the air below the bar.
put two strips of expansion foam between the windshield and bar, took the heat gun to it and expanded.
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Nope. seemed to help, but no Bueno.

Plan C:
I need to get the air between the bar and windshield to force the air going over the bar higher, cause drunk-engineering...
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BINGO!!!
This took the air coming thru and up, forcing the air going over the bar higher, and making the turbulence go away.
:rock:
 

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Very inventive.. I assume you did practice proper scientific methods and wait at least 1 hour between uhh test runs.
 
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Very inventive.. I assume you did practice proper scientific methods and wait at least 1 hour between uhh test runs.
jous so silly....
This is one of those, "ya, I'll check it tomorrow" issues that went over a couple of weeks.

The Plan C rubber 'deflector' took a week just to arrive.
(it's a rubber side-skirt trim, came in two pieces, just installed the 2nd one on a buddy's JL with that fancy electro-top-thing they have).
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So, I've had a noise issue with the Sunrider.
I know it not the Top's fault, it's the Lightbar.
The bar doesn't whistle, but the air beats on the top like it's playing "I don't wanna work, I wanna bang on me drum all day"

sooo, with beer, comes drunk-engineering, which sometimes actually works....

Plan A:
Let's even the air over the top of the bar.
eVAkqiFMLveOcwdmN3_GhmEVJ5KMxp5RScyyRpnN3f7ZCs4ErRtc2Q3UfbWe-dZHfQCX8mkiyH8ZAvjcJdU=w663-h883-no.jpg

Nope, air still beating the drum all day...

Plan B:
Let's stop the air below the bar.
put two strips of expansion foam between the windshield and bar, took the heat gun to it and expanded.
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Nope. seemed to help, but no Bueno.

Plan C:
I need to get the air between the bar and windshield to force the air going over the bar higher, cause drunk-engineering...
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BINGO!!!
This took the air coming thru and up, forcing the air going over the bar higher, and making the turbulence go away.
:rock:

Probably mucked up your gas mileage though, by pulling such a stunt.....egad.
 
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Probably mucked up your gas mileage though, by pulling such a stunt.....egad.
oh ya, the lifted Gladiator spinning 135 lb. 39x13.5s on Armory's are GREAT for gas mileage... :CWL:
 
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Just be like "well thats to show my dedication i put in to my truck XD" or "Im simple like that"
nah, I just simply said, "u a Dick, a little Dick that drives a 16 Taco"... :LOL:
 

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nah, I just simply said, "u a Dick, a little Dick that drives a 16 Taco"... :LOL:
Huh thats funny cause i drived a tacoma lifted and all that but i traded it in for my new gladiator phew im not a dick XD jk btw
 
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Huh thats funny cause i drived a tacoma lifted and all that but i traded it in for my new gladiator phew im not a dick XD jk btw
I got it you were kidding, so was the guy at work.
though he still needed to be reminded he was a dick.
I was laughing the whole time, actually gave him points for putting it together, then called him a dick.
His best response was, "Ya, but it's paid for"
When I replied, "Ya, mine too" he almost teared up. :CWL:
 

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