Soft top - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 11-27-2015, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Age: 32
Posts: 2
Feedback: 0 reviews
Soft top

Hello everyone
im new to the page but i could use some help. My wife and i just bought a 2008 wrangler x 2dr and we are having a problem with the top leaking right at the doors i have removed the top and reinstalled it and its still leaking and its bad enough the floorboard is soaked is there any adjustments that can be made to the front latches and can someone with a soft top 08 or so post a video of how their top goes in the channel above the doors. Any help would be appreciated because i dont have a garage to park it it because of the lift.
Liftedx08 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 11-28-2015, 05:47 AM
Super Moderator
 
j3ff3ry_j33p's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nashville
Posts: 5,813
Garage
Feedback: 1 reviews

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liftedx08 View Post
Hello everyone
im new to the page but i could use some help. My wife and i just bought a 2008 wrangler x 2dr and we are having a problem with the top leaking right at the doors i have removed the top and reinstalled it and its still leaking and its bad enough the floorboard is soaked is there any adjustments that can be made to the front latches and can someone with a soft top 08 or so post a video of how their top goes in the channel above the doors. Any help would be appreciated because i dont have a garage to park it it because of the lift.
(A) http://amzn.com/B001CF53WW
(B) http://amzn.com/B004P23VQO
(C) http://amzn.com/B00MJUOS70*

[* butyl tape is a miracle for JKs regardless of Freedom Top or Softtop....it seals leaks occuring from worn factory butyl tape at key points in the seals around the top(s) and is a wise item to own. NOT saying yours is definitely related to that but on an '08 it'd be about time for the seals to show wear thus a good time to reassess their effectiveness....]

you aren't getting tons of replies because these leak tracking down scenarios are unique to each vehicle , so good luck hunting it down and hope these help a little....


<EDIT: just noticed you said two door; my bad...they make same products I referenced for two doors, also; sorry bout that>


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
j3ff3ry_j33p is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-30-2015, 01:12 AM
Rock God
 
UnlimiDozer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tulare, CA
Posts: 1,494
Garage
Feedback: 0 reviews

I've had the same issue with my '12. Here's what I think is the problem: originally, there was about a 6" piece of foam tape in the upper corner of the door surrounds (toward the windshield). Over time, heat, and use, that foam strip has disappeared. My driveway has a slope to it and as long as the Jeep is pointed uphill I have no issues. But if it's pointed downhill I get a floorboard full of water in a decent rain (which has been rare here in CA for a while now -- until this winter, that is). Check to see if you have something like that, or can tell that there used to be one there. Fixing your leak may be as simple as a short piece of weatherstrip.

My Build Thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm the NRA
JOIN HERE:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
UnlimiDozer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 Old 11-30-2015, 05:27 PM
Wheeler
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 30
Feedback: 0 reviews

Where did you buy it from? That seems like an issue the dealer should fix, with it being a recent purchase.
thzpcs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome