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post #1 of 29 Old 05-10-2007, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone figure this out yet?

OK so we had the first rain since I bought my new JK (soft top). It's raining pretty hard and I have gone out a few times to see if there are any leaks with the soft top. Good news is I see no signs of leaks. However, there was a pretty steady stream of water when I opened the door. I know several here have complained about this. Has anyone figured out a way to help this? Channel the water or something?

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post #2 of 29 Old 05-11-2007, 06:33 AM
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I experienced it for the first time yesterday. I am curious too if there are any easy fixes.

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Cut yourself 4 boards out of 2x12s about 18 inches long.

Stack 2 boards on top of each other

Find a level parking spot

Park both tires on the drivers side on top of each 2X12 stack.

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Thanks, if it is that good than I'm sure that they can't sell it in California. Everything else is illegal in this state except the illegalsl
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You could also place the stacks on both front wheels or both back wheels as long as it provides a downward angle, afterall these are multifaceted devices

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Cut yourself 4 boards out of 2x12s about 18 inches long.

Stack 2 boards on top of each other

Find a level parking spot

Park both tires on the drivers side on top of each 2X12 stack.

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I can build these incredible drainage assitance devices for forum members at a cost of $280.00 per set plus shipping.

How can you expect serious prospective buyers to consider your new innovative product without pics...
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You could also place the stacks on both front wheels or both back wheels as long as it provides a downward angle, afterall these are multifaceted devices

I believe Quadratech is selling this product for 800 dollars. Quite a markup there.
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post #7 of 29 Old 05-11-2007, 09:27 AM
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Put me down for two sets, just in case I accidentally break one set. Also, do they come with instructions, in case I get confused?
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Jokesters! Great solution if it is parked in my drive but I need a portable system for when I go to the mall or grocery store! That would be an additional $450 for a portable system I suppose...

By the way, I have had the Sunrider down twice now and riding around yesterday with the sun shining in and 85 degree weather. What a blast! I love this Jeep!

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Cut a board that is tall enough to go from your floorboard to the soft top, pushing the soft top up a little in center. When it rains, the rain will just slide down and off instead of pooling on your roof.

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Articulation ramp in your driveway would be even better,lol!!!

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Don't open the door.

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Cut a board that is tall enough to go from your floorboard to the soft top, pushing the soft top up a little in center. When it rains, the rain will just slide down and off instead of pooling on your roof.

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It doesn't "pool" in the middle of the top, it sits on the edges above the doors.
Just stick a piece of used gum at the end of the channel near the windshield. If you don't have any i'm selling used gum for $12.99 per side ... it'll probably get hard again by the time you get in the mail, just rechew for 2 minutes and stick in on there.
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It doesn't "pool" in the middle of the top, it sits on the edges above the doors.
Just stick a piece of used gum at the end of the channel near the windshield. If you don't have any i'm selling used gum for $12.99 per side ... it'll probably get hard again by the time you get in the mail, just rechew for 2 minutes and stick in on there.
OK so they're different than my 93.

Buy a hardtop.

If nothing else, each time you open the door and see water fall into your jeep, think of me and how my jeep has been on order for 14 weeks now.

In my book, a bit of water in the jeep is a non-issue. My 93 has been leaking for over a decade and everything still works. Hell, I even submerged it in the swamps here in FL up to her headlights...everything works.
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make sure your soft top is adjusted and the rain gutters are horizintal not tilted, this means really going over the soft top install with a fine tooth comb and pretty much doing it exactley like it says in the manual.

I am sure some out there will say, nope it just does it and there's nothing you can do about it but i haven't had that prob since i carefully made sure everything is snug and installed in the order it says.
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Well it certainly isn't anything to make me not like my Jeep, but it is a stready flow of water when I open the door in rain. This is my daily driver and the water falls right where your legs need to go to get out of the Jeep...not good when I am in my business attire. Nonetheless it isn't a huge deal just one of those things that I am sure others have noticed and wondered if anyone had rigged up something. By the way, I am not sure if this is exclusive to soft tops as it streams from the "header" bar at the front...not sure but doesn't the hard tops have some sort of header seal as well... I'm sure I'll figure out something as I look at it more closely.
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