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So, after a few hours of moderate rain yesterday (tropical storm? I get more rain in the average summer shower!) I found that my JK has now developed a quality that I once got used to on my TJ....

I got in this morning, and there was 3" of water in the passenger floorboard. =(

I would like to say that it comes in from the front of the door near the a-pillar, but I can't be sure of that, because it was under the seat also, but not in the rear passenger footwell.

I also noticed that, unlike the TJ, the carpet is attached around the seat foot? I have to cut the carpet or remove the seat to get that section out. WTF YO?!

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you shouldnt need to cut it. It is tucked under and folded around so it seems attached. After some pulling and folding I took all the carpet out of my 4 door without cutting a single piece of it.
 

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you shouldnt need to cut it. It is tucked under and folded around so it seems attached. After some pulling and folding I took all the carpet out of my 4 door without cutting a single piece of it.
Ahh, that makes sense then - I was just trying to get at it from the driver's side (was still raining, and I didn't feel like getting any more wet than I was), and found that I couldn't get it out from that perspective, just pulled "up a bit". I remember in the TJ, I could just pull from under the seat and the whole section would come up easy.

Although, I did find some sort of plastic bolt that I have no idea where it came from. Gray colored... will have to post a pic of it later. It definitely didn't come from something I carried in the Jeep, as it's of a design that would've stuck out on any other project.

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Although, I did find some sort of plastic bolt that I have no idea where it came from. Gray colored... will have to post a pic of it later. It definitely didn't come from something I carried in the Jeep, as it's of a design that would've stuck out on any other project.
I found one under each front seat some time back, couldn't figure where they came from, so tossed them away.
 

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There are a few studs that these plastic nuts hold the carpet down on. One under each seat and a couple on the firewall. They are finger tight and you loosen by turning. They just push back on. Also, you may have to snip one little section of the carpet around the seat post. Mine wasn't cut all of the way from the factory. You don't have to remove the seat, the carpet will pull out around it.
 

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Yup, those gray plastic bolts are from the carpet, I seem to have three of them after removing the passenger footwell area. They definitely didn't cut the carpet the whole way, I could see where they did part and didn't finish. I just tore it the rest of the way.

The middle foam/plastic section in the carpet really holds water. I had to turn it sideways to let it drain out, and it took a good 15 minutes for it all to come dripping out. That would explain why it didn't dry at all while still in the jeep.

Anyone else's jeep have a bunch of rubber sprayed under the carpet? In the passenger footwell, I had lines of the stuff that had been squirted in there, before they painted the tub. I guess it's there either for comfort, or sound-deadening. But I wasn't expecting to find that!

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in the 2 door you need to unbolt the seat well one bolt to pull the carpet without ripping it don't you?
 

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No, you dont. :shaking: :shaking:

Most of the carpet isnt coming from the factory compleatly cut. The side you need to cut is facing away from the jeep on both sides. Its about 1/4" maybe a little less to cut, and regular scissors will do the trick.
 

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I have the same problem with rain coming in and filling my passenger floorboard.
As far as finding the gray things after pulling out the carpet, I found three extra ones, not including the two that hold the carpet, an extra drain plug, an ink pen and a Burger King recepit.
 
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