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post #1 of 37 Old 03-09-2010, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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STOP The softop leak!

Well I got another request for my old soft top leak fix write up that I had on JK-F. When I got banned over there... one of the 3 times they also deleted all my posts... even the handful of helpful ones. So without further a due:

I FIXED MY FUCKING LEAKING TOP!!!!

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Fuck... I deleted the pics in photobucket.... will take new ones and finish this tonight




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Well I got another request for my old soft top leak fix write up that I had on JK-F. When I got banned over there... one of the 3 times they also deleted all my posts... even the handful of helpful ones. So without further a due:

I FIXED MY FUCKING LEAKING TOP!!!!

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Fuck... I deleted the pics in photobucket.... will take new ones and finish this tonight
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That was exactly how I fixed mine...LOL

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Amphib I'll host your write-up pics for you until you get them setup on your end...

AMPHIBIOUS SOFTOP FIX
Use this weatherstripping from Lowes, pull all factory foam weather stripping off except for what you can see in the pics. Cut weather stripping to fit spots where foam was. Put a piece if DUCT TAPE where the rubber flange meets the door sill guard. Also put a piece in the door jam area. Works like a charm. Rained here a tons last month not one leak!!














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post #4 of 37 Old 03-09-2010, 07:14 PM
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with weatherstripping that thick it better not leak! ... gonna give this a go myself since the rain will soon be upon us
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thanks SAS work has been hell! try to get it done this weekend

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i'm going to try this today.... thanks for the pics
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Had my first real leak yesterday. If I don't see that I screwed up putting on the top somehow, I'll be doing this. Thanks!

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All those pictures are from when I did my leak fix. Greenamphibious helped me out back on JK-F before he got banned . They deleted his threads so I decided to post some pics of my install according to his directions, figured I could help others out too. Anyways it works like a charm and all credit goes to GreenAmphibious for the mod!
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All those pictures are from when I did my leak fix. Greenamphibious helped me out back on JK-F before he got banned . They deleted his threads so I decided to post some pics of my install according to his directions, figured I could help others out too. Anyways it works like a charm and all credit goes to GreenAmphibious for the mod!
ya those are your pics Chrysler beeter pay up!

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would this work for the door sills as well?


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yes I you put a 2" piece where the op fold.... nice to have dry seatbelts

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Perfect timing on finding this post - it has been raining since Thursday in NJ, and isn't supposed to stop until Tuesday. My top/door is leaking like crazy on the pass side!

I'm headed to Lowes to pick up the weather stripping in a few!

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I wish those MF'ers would pay up. We could split the dough man, you for the write-up and me for the pics. If I ever see my LSU hat in any pic they use for water leaks, I am going to nail those bitches!
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I need to do something similar to fix my damn wind noise since the sport cage moved the door sills around a little bit. Sucker whistles on both sides from 30mph on!

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Perfect timing on finding this post - it has been raining since Thursday in NJ, and isn't supposed to stop until Tuesday. My top/door is leaking like crazy on the pass side!
Haha, I think that storm claimed my dry-ness too. Since then (including today's rain) has resulted in leaks on both sides. I actually had water on my dash and a foot-bath on the drivers side. Will be trying this one out.

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Dash water leak is the header seal failing above the windshield, they'll change that provided your under warranty. My last visit they finally got it fixed and I will be doing Jason's writeup that I posted here if it leaks again.
I am well out of warranty mileage unfortunately. It's mainly door leaks over the locks, but, when we had crazy wind-driven rain, it was coming down the a-pillar, out the molding and onto the dash behind the little speaker. I think from the corners of the door opening where the stuff is getting placed in the pics above. Maybe I'll look into getting a new strip of crap for the top of the windshield too.

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man i tried this mod and my drivers side is good but it was pooring all day and i guess the weather stripping i used was to think in spots and it caused my passenger side to leak even worse, i had so much water i had to pull the drains on that side. glad i bedlined the tub the other day

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I remember some dude posting about his top leaking cause of the rear flaps not being put on correctly. So make sure you got that part right for sure...

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The leak issue is really freaking weird. Can go 5-10 rains storms and no leak, then the next one it will leak, then not leak for the following one. This is with out taking the top down or moving it. What can I say....ONLY IN A JEEP

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well after all the rain we have had... not a drop to report

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Any pics yet? The ones that SASQUATCH posted don't seem to be showing up either
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send the pics to me, ill host them on my site. i never delete pics off there. lol


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All I did was buy the cheap weather stripping at Lowes and cut it to cover the entire length where the soft top clips in to the door surrounds. I have a bunch of strips cut to size and the weather stripping has sticky shit on the back side. I just stick it on across the top, shut the door and it stays put. Take it off as necessary for putting the top on, and often theres enough sticky sgit left to stick it back on again. I have used the same roll for 2 years and it was like $6. I still have enough left to replace each side once (5 ft or so). No leaks and it's cheap and effective. And when I say no leaks, I mean none, not even that little shit that used to drip straight on to where the handle is.

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I cant seem to see any pictures.
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Well.. I finally got around to doing mine yesterday... Got tired of the leaks.. So I kind of followed the write up..

First - You need to rip off this piece of shit they call a seal.. You see a small piece of the weather stripping I used.. I just put the weather stripping in place of that seal..



Here is a pic of the left over roll..



It survived a major rain storm last night.. So I know this fix worked.. And glad.. Got sick of having a wet floor and carpet.. Even though I am thinking of ripping out the carpet and going bed liner..

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