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post #1 of 15 Old 07-09-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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So this weekend I'll be removing the liner from the head molding in the ZJ... While I have it out(and so I won't have to remove it again Id like to send some wires to the roof for the rack and lights(next month hopefully.) Before I drill a hole in the roof and then tackle the sealing it issues I'd love to hear some suggestions and recommendations of those who've done it!!

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-10-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hate to do this because its weak, buuuuuut: "bump"
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post #3 of 15 Old 07-10-2013, 07:15 PM
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I drilled separate holes for each wire that are very snug then ran a bead of silicone on the wire as I pulled it threw. hasn't leaked since I did it 6 months ago.

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post #4 of 15 Old 07-11-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Really? Silicone is definitely amustbut I was think about some sort of rubber piece that was designed for wires to pass through just gotta find it before I drill.
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Really? Silicone is definitely amustbut I was think about some sort of rubber piece that was designed for wires to pass through just gotta find it before I drill.
If you find a good gromett let me know. I could use em as I need to run more wires

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post #6 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 12:51 AM
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Any electronic supply house might have a super tight grommett. Maybe an aircraft mechanic ? ( local small airport cafe will be the place to locate one)

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post #7 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Good thinking...I'll look into that!! Perhaps marine applications as well!
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 09:53 AM
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With the headliner off, it would be a good time to consider a little more insulation on the roof panel, not only for noise but temps too.
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post #9 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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With the headliner off, it would be a good time to consider a little more insulation on the roof panel, not only for noise but temps too.
What would you suggest, I'm planning on bed linering the fiberglass.
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 01:50 PM
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I thought about it too...just didnt want to go to the trouble. After I bedlined the headliner, it's reached 100 degrees here. ( pretty normal) I topped off the r134A and it's fine. I open all the doors including the rear hatch and let the hot air out before I get in it anyway.

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post #11 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 02:18 PM
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I wired up my lights on the roof without any drilling.
I ran the wires behind the doorseal on the passangerside. I have pictures of it somewhere.

Found them at nagca :
http://www.nagca.com/forum/showthread.php?t=47345
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 05:29 PM
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I run the wiring to my a pillar lights and the rear antennas through the doors, never had a problem. If you're going to punch holes in the roof get a weather sealed connector and seal that into the roof.

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, that sounds interesting, what is that exactly?
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-12-2013, 08:01 PM
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The way I done it (makes second roof install on a zj I've done) was to remove one of the torx bolts that holds the roof rack down. Run the wires through it and hold the can of rtv in the hole after the wires are in it and let it run till it comes out the bottom and top. Add a little more to the bottom, spread it around. I also painted over the top on mine with but idk if that helped any or not. I've been through a hurricane, a blizzard, multiple multiple thunderstorms and downpours from storm chasing. Not so much as a drop has came in yet. No drilling unless you need to make the hole bigger for larger gauge wire but I have two 12g shoved through mine.

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post #15 of 15 Old 07-15-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Found this, their feed through water proofs might be perfect, but it's to have installation from the images.

http://www.newmarevpower.com/Electri...cessories.html
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