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Unread 07-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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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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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Hate to do this because its weak, buuuuuut: "bump"
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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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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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Unread 07-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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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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Unread 07-11-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:51 AM   #6
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #7
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Good thinking...I'll look into that!! Perhaps marine applications as well!
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #9
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 01:50 PM   #10
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #11
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:29 PM   #12
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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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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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Ok, that sounds interesting, what is that exactly?
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Unread 07-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #14
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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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Unread 07-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #15
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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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