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Old 07-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #61
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:22 PM   #62
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I have a 2 month old and it leaks when the Weather Channel is on! I have port and stbd Chamois on the floors to soak the rain up !

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #63
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My 08 dripped only two or three times, center windshield, in crazy down pours with the noise pointed down hill. 2013 hasn't leaked yet....fingers crossed.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:25 AM   #64
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Hi all, I'm new here and just put a 2nd hand soft top on my '08 unlimited. I've read that the original windshield header piece that came with the '08 soft top was "crap" and that there is a better, replacement, header piece out there.

I've seen this one on Quadratec:
MOPAR 68049276AB - MOPAR® Windshield Header Channel Kit for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler JK Unlimited 4 Door - Quadratec

and this one by Bestop:
Bestop Part 55013-01 - Windshield Header in Black

I haven't been through a rain storm yet w/the softop on, I'm "anxiously" awaiting that, but I did wet it when washing the Jeep the other day and got some leaks into the front area. I didn't blast it w/the hose, I just rained some water on the roof. I'm going to mess around with it and try to re-seat, etc., (but it's so dang hot and humid out right now in New England that I don't really want to be outside, ugh!).

Just wondering if you guys have replaced these parts and what would be best to use.

And, yes, the engineers should be drawn and quartered for their POOR design that allows water into the cab when you open the door while it's raining. I'm still looking for a fix for this.

Thank you!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:32 AM   #65
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Just under 19000 miles and no leaks
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:22 PM   #66
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Just bought a 2014 premium soft top 2 door and had my first leak today, my first full day with my top on. Also, just getting the top to snap in above the doors has proven to be nearly impossible the 2 times I've had to do it. If there's an easier way to do this someone please share. I've tried every way to contort myself and it seems like nothing really works right - I just get lucky after ridiculously long battles and the peg finds the hole.

As for the leak, it is coming from my passenger door upper left corner. When I close the door the gust of air seems to push the fabric out and the window panel loses the seal that is supposed to be created by the door.

Any advice on either issue?? Thanks
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #67
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My '12 JK ST DOESN'T LEAK...and top is opened and closed frequently......my factory ST on my '04 never leaked either, replaced with frameless NX and it doesn't leak either.....IMO a lot of the time it is "operator error"...however let me qualify that by saying if it was NEVER put on properly at dealer or factory it will be easier to keep repeationg same mistake that causes the leak.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #68
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My 07 factory soft top leaked all the time and when I brought it to the dealership they thought I had the top off when it rained. I replaced it with a frameless trektop and have had no leaks since.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:41 PM   #69
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Not a single drip in the 2 years I've owned my 2012.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:07 PM   #70
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Update: the window panels are no longer outsmarting me. Wife came out with fresh eyes and the windows are properly in place. I honestly can't imagine this thing leaking. Seems sealed very well now, knock on wood.

As for the top pegs going into the hole on the roll bar. Seriously, there has to be an easier way. Is this thing going to stretch that much over time?
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:27 PM   #71
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2121 JK no leaks :-)
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #72
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[QUOTE="Pinnacle;4070726"]2012 JK wrangler no probs

Have had top off and on several times
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[QUOTE=2012 wrangler JK /no prob
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #74
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2012 JKU dual top. Have soft top down often during summer, never had leaks with soft or hard top.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #75
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I am waiting for the day I will no longer have a leaking top. Just waiting for a warm enough day to install a never used '11 soft top to replace my original one.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #76
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2010 jku with a bestop super top nx Love it no leaks. two years old. Bestop great customer service
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #77
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so far so good with my 2011... no leaks.... but open the door when it rains and you can get shower.... just bring soap!
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:37 PM   #78
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2012 JK here, our OE soft top has never leaked.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:44 PM   #79
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'13 jk with oem soft top. Had it for just over 2 months with no leaks so far.... fingers crossed.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:25 PM   #80
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I have a 2013 2 door soft top. Had it out this last sunday in the mountains when it began to rain. After 30 minutes the top seam above the rear window had begun to leak. The white backing on the inside was soaked!

I also noticed that all the seams with the white backing was soaked and had started to drip.

Those who say thats just the way it is are either to lazy to make it right or they have more money to throw away than I do.

If you buy a Mercedes convertable or a Jeep neither should leak if the top is in good condition.

I saw a college student here in tucson the other day that had a 4 door JK with a soft top.

The rear sails were not tucked under the rails and the windows not tucked in to the door rail. I asked her why she drove around like that, she said

" I wasnt sure how they went so I just left them unhooked."


Some people care about the things they buy, some dont. Its easier to say "its a jeep thing" than to correect the problem.

The dealer here has aked me to drop it off and if they can duplicate the leak they will replace the top - so it must not be a jeep thing.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:31 PM   #81
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My 2012 leaked when I got it, so I brought it to the local Chrysler dealer. A day, a complete mess of butyl tape and a new windshield upper seal later and it no longer leaked.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #82
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Mine doesn't leak but like someone else said if I open my door when its raining it definitely rains into the jeep. I would make sure you put the top on correctly and everything is attached tight.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:09 AM   #83
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A summer of no leaks. Just switched to the hard top. I'm hoping for the same luck all winter.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #84
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Not a drop, and I have a 2012 with a 2013 premium top that didnt come with it.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:36 AM   #85
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2013 2 door Sport, I live in Florida and it didn't leak at all during the summer downpours, now if only that damn CEL would stop coming on...
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:23 AM   #86
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2009 jku and no leaks on my soft top i even power washed my soft top yesterday and no leaks on the other hand my hardtop leaked the first day i got it but took it to the dealership and they found out whats the problem the hardtop wasnt sitting right on the rubbers. but so far so good
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #87
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I pressure washed my JK last night to get Jeeptoberfest mud off and no leaks whatsoever. :-)
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:17 AM   #88
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I have a 2012 with the hard top. I have found that it leaks only when I over tighten the bolt in the sound bar. I have noticed just finger tight and it doesn't leak. I at first thought they needed to be extremely tight. Well live and learn.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #89
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2013 JKUS premium soft top. No leaks.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #90
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2004 Rubicon and neither my hard nor soft top leak.

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