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Old 08-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Hardtop guys - What pieces are included in your weatherstripping seals?

Looking to get my hardtop sealed up properly. Looks and sounds as if a lot of mine is missing from the previous owner... Driving I can barely hear the radio over 60mph from all the wind blowing in.

Bought this Original Replacement Parts D4012 - Hardtop Seal Kit - Quadratec and it seemed to help a little bit but not much. While installing it I realized that there was no original seal along the front edge where the hardtop meets the windshield (Instructions from that kit say there should be one there already). I did have some torn up seal along the side where the hardtop meets the tub and replaced those.

During my searching I discovered "mucket" seals which my Jeep is missing (small rubber molded pieces that go where the edge of the tub meets the door).

So my real question is what ALL would I need to seal this thing the way it came from the factory? As far as I can tell I have a rubber and relatively worn down seal along the edge of the windshield attached to the windshield assembly, rubber seals along the edges of the full doors, the seals I just installed along the sides of the hardtop and the front of the hardtop where it meets the glass. There are no seals on my hardtop to meet the door frames and no seals on my actual tub at all - should there be? Also no seal on the tailgate (I've heard of a bar that needs to go there) but I just have bare tub for my tailgate aside from the little rubber flap attached to the glass.

I can pull the top and take a bunch of pictures tomorrow, I'm sure that would probably help but I'm trying to get an idea what I need to start looking to purchase.

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:05 PM   #2
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Here is the one for on top of your windshield frame. http://www.quadratec.com/products/11122_1001.htm
The top has nothing on the tub part or at the doors. Full doors have a rubber seal that meets the top when the doors close. The tub has rubber corner pieces that the soft top door surrounds stick into. They stay in place with the hard top and are shown under"you might also be interested in" on the link you provided. The only other seal is the one for the lift gate glass.

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Old 08-12-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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No bar neither. The bar is on the inside bottom of the lift gate glass and fits in the u channels the soft top rear window bar goes into the 2 rubber things you speak of hang down from it. Best way to describe it. The only seal on the hard top is the back window. It touches the seal on the windshield that the soft top uses and those corner things the door surrounds use as well.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help...

I just sprayed the Jeep down making sure to attack the areas that could be leaking... Both sides of the vehicle I had some water get in by the doors. Drivers side was worse but they were both just above the doors with water dripping down the inside of the window. Closer to the windshield side... I'm thinking its getting in a bit where the hardtop meets the windshield just above the door but having some trouble narrowing it down.

My door weatherstripping looks a little faded but feels fine and have no tears or rips. I'm thinking of running a little generic stripping along the side of the hardtop to meet the seal around the door itself - or maybe running a bead of silicone there then closing the door so it molds to the shape of the vehicle (I've heard of this working well to seal up T-Tops on Camaros).

Also a little bit leaking in the back at the corners of the tailgate but I'm mostly worried about the front.
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