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Old 04-28-2008, 01:36 PM   #1
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drainage holes question

I have a question about the drainage holes in my '03 TJ X pkg. I ran the coax for the CB along the bottom of body up thru the front drainage hole on the drive side. I looked under the carpet and found both the front passenger and front driver side drainage holes when I was thinking of how to run it. I was reading another post about someones interior getting wet and someone had said to remove the plugs in the holes. Both of my front drainage holes did not have plugs in them, I havent looked at the rear ones. I baught my TJ from a dealer back in early december of '07. Also since I got it i noticed that the doors didnt have the nuts on the hinges (they were in the glove box). I am wondering if the drainage plugs are important to have in? the floor under the carpet is clean and paint doesnt have any scratches. Also the underside of the carpet is clean. Should I goto the stealership and get some plugs or are they not important?

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Old 04-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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Pulled the fronts on my some time ago and quite honestly don't know where they are. Wouldn't worry 'bout 'em much.

However, for the rear ones, when running cables (such as a CB antenna) I've found that they work really well as a grommet to keep the cable from rubbing against the metal. Just cut an X in the inner part of it and run the cable thru it and under the carpet. Works like a champ.

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If you go really fast in your jeep without the drain plugs, you could suck your carpet out and leave it behind you on the highway!!!











Ain't no big thang. I wouldn't worry about it.
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If you go really fast in your jeep without the drain plugs, you could suck your carpet out and leave it behind you on the highway!!!
Ain't no big thang. I wouldn't worry about it.


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If you go really fast in your jeep without the drain plugs, you could suck your carpet out and leave it behind you on the highway!!!











Ain't no big thang. I wouldn't worry about it.

see it all the time, poor guys didn't see it coming

i do know on a yj, if you pull them all out, and use a liner, and remove the carpet, and drive in the winter, its really cold, or is that cuz the top was never on. either way.
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Honestly it is not that big of a deal personal preferance!
I have an 03 X package as well I just bought the jeep in november and I looked and their are no plugs in mine either. dealership wants like $6 a plug, so I went on ebay and they sell 4 for $5 with free shipping! if you feel you want them, like I did then go head and buy them. If not dont.
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thanks for the input. i was mainly only conserned with rust and if those plugs helped prevent it.
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The only problem I would forsee without the plugs is if you get into water that is that high. It's gonna flood in. Of course, if you are in water that high, getting it in your tub is the least of your worries.
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well it looks like there is a sheet of metal for the floor and then a sheet a metal under that with a space inbetween the two if i remember right and I wasnt sure if with out the plugs water would get in that space and cause rust. I'm fairly new to wranglers.

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