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I have the Bestop Bikini top- Is there a bikini top out there that does not funnel water into the JK? I have rolled, tucked, taped and clipped the top in every imaginable way I can and still leave the drain plugs out of the JK... I do not mind the water inside, but the mobile lake is different topic


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I doubt it, just by the design of the JK.

The header is higher than the sound bar, so you have that rear slope funneling water into the back seat when parked. The roll cage that bikini tops connect to is much narrower than the jeep, so when the top "fluffs-up" with air while driving, a lot of the water will run into the sides by the doors. FWIW, my TJ and old YJ did the same thing.

Bikini tops are for shade, not water protection.
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I doubt it, just by the design of the JK.

The header is higher than the sound bar, so you have that rear slope funneling water into the back seat when parked. The roll cage that bikini tops connect to is much narrower than the jeep, so when the top "fluffs-up" with air while driving, a lot of the water will run into the sides by the doors. FWIW, my TJ and old YJ did the same thing.

Bikini tops are for shade, not water protection.
But I run it with the door surrounds, full wrap windjammer and the tonneau. the water comes in at the fold towards the front just behind the windshield channel. Where there is a fold for the flexability to connect it to the roll bar


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