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post #1 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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'03-'06 A-pillar trim on '99

Does anyone know if the plastic, a-pillar/header trim panels from the updated TJs will fit on a '99? I have always got a lot of wind noise from where the hardtop meets the windshield and since the last TJs have a cover in this location, I figured I could get the trim pieces and place some sound absorbing material in between.
Could anyone provide me pics with how these trim pieces mount?

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-19-2017, 06:52 AM
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While I have not had my a-pillar trim off, I have removed the center section. It uses clips, similar to the one's on the dash trim panels.
They are flat, and would require a slot to be cut in the windshield frame.
As far as noise cancellation, I seriously doubt you'll gain much, if any from your effort!

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I tool my a-pillar trim off (my soft upper doors actually seal better without them). If you want, I can take some close-up pics of the pillars so you can see the holes, etc., and see if you think they would fit easily.
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JEK3, that would be awesome if you could do that!

Zeep, I'm willing to give it a shot. Even a moderate improvement would be great. That area is where a majority of the windnoise in the Jeep comes from so any improvement would likely be noticeable.
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Here's the a-pillar on a 2006, as well as the trim. The screw holes on the trim are sunken in about a half inch, so it kind of wraps around the seam that sticks out. Your rubber gasket at the bottom of the a-pillar may not stick out like this one.

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That looks very similar to what my '98 A pillars look like

That trim is available through a few sources...Here's a couple
https://www.jeepsunlimited.net/produ...-door-seal-set

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...indshield+trim

I bought a set from these folks a while back
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Wrangle...xYINxC&vxp=mtr

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That looks very similar to what my '98 A pillars look like
Probably the same. I don't really see Jeep changing their tooling for something like this. Yours has the seam sticking out, ready to split your forehead in an accident?

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That trim is available through a few sources...Here's a couple
97-02 apparently is just a straight strip. 03-06 wraps around the corners and integrates with the header piece.
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Probably the same. I don't really see Jeep changing their tooling for something like this. Yours has the seam sticking out, ready to split your forehead in an accident?
Yup that's it

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Here's a '98

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-22-2017, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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JEK3, thanks so much for the pics. Might be worth a shot trying it out on mine.
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