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post #1 of 5 Old 07-23-2021, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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The wind noise of has gradually worsened on my 2007 Jeep Rubicon four-door Unlimited. I’m actually entertaining the idea of this clamp in the centre where it appears they once intended for there to be a clamp. Crazy? I would likely paint it black before final install. [ I’ve started putting electrical tape over the window / front panel seam for highway travel and although it typically doesn’t last long, it really works. I bought clear window seal/ weather stripping as a last resort if the clamp doesn’t work]

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-23-2021, 06:32 PM
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Have you tried a new weatherstrip? They do wear out over the years.
https://www.quadratec.com/products/11190_8095.htm

I would not expect the plastic of the freedom top to hold onto screws for that clamp for any length of time. They'll vibrate/strip/pull out in no time.
And that footman loop is for when you fold down the windshield, to tie it down to the matching loop on the hood.

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Have you tried a new weatherstrip? They do wear out over the years.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/11190_8095.htm

I would not expect the plastic of the freedom top to hold onto screws for that clamp for any length of time. They'll vibrate/strip/pull out in no time.
And that footman loop is for when you fold down the windshield, to tie it down to the matching loop on the hood.
Ok. That sounds reasonable but a big part of me thinks that it is more of a ‘warp’ of the panels than a degradation of the seal. I know this was the first year of the 4 dr so I even recall the ‘open cell foam’ that was used here and there on the seal right from the factory - I’m not convinced all depts we’re working the the exact same CAD drawings 😉.
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You can see the ‘rise’ in the middle.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-25-2021, 04:43 AM
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I see it's high in the middle. I also see it appears that the outer side closer to the latch is low.
The panels gets pulled down when you fasten the latches, which sit more outboard. If the weatherstrips are worn out/flattened, the panels can get pulled too far down at the latches and stick up in the middle...

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