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Unread 04-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #16
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I have a 2001 TJ with drain holes (removable plugs) in the back foot well. I un cork those all the time when it fills with water.

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Unread 04-22-2009, 03:11 PM   #17
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Newer TJ's have one round rubber plug and two oval "permanent" plugs in each footwell - front & rear. The problem in the front is one of those permanent plugs is exactly where the water collects. Which IMO was a REALLY stupid way to do it. If I could get rubber plugs to put in those particular holes I'd take the factory ones out.
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Unread 04-22-2009, 03:19 PM   #18
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If you ever decide to line your tub, be sure to explain that you want them to do the proper prep work: Take out the plugs, file them in or cover them up with tape or something, remove it before it hardens too much, etc. etc. etc. One would figure that a professional shop, who claims they have done a ton of jeeps before, would know to do it on their own, but the stupid idiots at my local Reflex dealer lined the "whole" tub with the freakin' plugs in it and the covered all of the screw holes for the center console, rear seat belts, etc.!!!

If anything, I recommend you do it youself with either a U-POL Raptor or an Al's Liner kit
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Unread 04-23-2009, 07:57 AM   #19
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I though everyone knew that.
So did I, but the TJ Boot Camp needs the thread, so here it is!


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THOSE are the plugs that DC should have made easily removable! The floor pan is designed to have the water drain out right there instead of where the smaller, round, rubber plugs are. I'd pull all those out if it wasn't permanent or if I could find an oval rubber plug to replace them with. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Yeah that was one thing that bugged me when I washed it out. I tried turning the Heep around on the driveway to allow the water to move towards the front, and it didn't work. I just left a towel in each rear footwell for a few minutes.... soaked it right up
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Unread 05-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #20
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Don;t even call those holes in the top of the fenders drains. Chrysler must have been on crack, or there is some other good reason for those. They'd be great I guess if you parked your jeep upside down and water collected in the wheel wells and you wanted to drain your water to the inside
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Unread 05-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #21
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Don;t even call those holes in the top of the fenders drains. Chrysler must have been on crack, or there is some other good reason for those. They'd be great I guess if you parked your jeep upside down and water collected in the wheel wells and you wanted to drain your water to the inside
I just calls em as I sees em... they're rubber, in a hole, and shaped weird. Sounds like either a drain plug or a... nevermind.
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Unread 09-24-2014, 07:26 PM   #22
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I took all my plugs out of my 97 TJ, I am doing a frame off paint job and the bottom of the tub as well as the inside of the tub will be lined. New BedLiner from quadratech on top of that and new quadratech all season floor mats on top of that. I might consider rubber removable plugs if I can find some but I think I should be good without as well.
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Unread 09-24-2014, 10:09 PM   #23
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From my understanding, all TJs have the oval plugs, too. My 97 had them front & rear.

...just scrape up the edges & pop the metal tabs on them & replace with jk plugs.

Sorry, this is the best pic I have right now of them
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Unread 09-24-2014, 10:30 PM   #24
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I just rev up to about 20 MPH in 2nd gear and slam on the brakes. All the water rushes from the back wells to the front and drains out.
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Unread 09-25-2014, 09:05 AM   #25
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From what I understand, the oval "plugs' are what the assembly line machines use to manipulate the tub during assembly and paint. But you would think the round ones, which have got to be drains, would have been put in those locations. Kinda odd. You could always drill round holes in the oval covers and add your own plugs. Rubber firewall plugs come in all shapes and sizes at parts stores.
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Unread 09-25-2014, 08:07 PM   #26
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From what I understand, the oval "plugs' are what the assembly line machines use to manipulate the tub during assembly and paint. But you would think the round ones, which have got to be drains, would have been put in those locations. Kinda odd. You could always drill round holes in the oval covers and add your own plugs. Rubber firewall plugs come in all shapes and sizes at parts stores.
The oval ones don't need drilling. They do pop out & the jk plug is a direct fit
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Unread 09-26-2014, 08:36 AM   #27
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I just hit them drill then pulled em out with pliers. scraped the sealer off and painted over em.
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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:41 AM   #28
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I did this
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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:43 AM   #29
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I ripped my heat shield
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Unread 09-26-2014, 09:52 AM   #30
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I ripped my heat shield
Same here. Not a big deal.
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