Looking forward to the pictures!!:smile2:Ok, after much trial and error I have finally solved the loud snapping sound issue on my machine (2017 general deluxe) previously coming from the sound bar roof area. Now it is sooo much better to drive without that distracting sound! if any one reads this (possible lost at the end of this thread) and wants a simple permanent solution I will post pictures and give details.
I havent had my General up to Knik yet hoping to next summer have not been there in a very long time!!!:grin2:Here are the photos of the popping noise fix. There are 4 roof ridges that protrude down from the inside of the roof, right above the Generals deluxe radio bar. These 4 ridges meet the large plastic visor here with a lot of compression force. When the machines roll cage twists going over bumps, there is enough pressure here to cause very loud snapping sounds. Mine was very frequent and extremely annoying.
So I popped the roof off (2 screws and some forward force) and applied stick-on weather stripping to the inside of the roof on these 4 ridges. Then covered with gorilla tape to protect the stripping, and then put the roof back on. Instantly no more popping/cracking noises!! Took a 40 mile ride to a local Glacier and problem solved.
A quicker fix might be stick on felt protectors, used for the bottoms of chair legs so they don't scratch the floor. Pry a space between the roof ridges and the visor piece and slide something like this in. Good Luck
Photos of the ride to Knik Glacier, near Palmer, Alaska