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Old 09-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #61
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It's a classic!

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Old 09-14-2011, 04:17 PM   #62
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Damn leaky Jeeps! I'm takin' mine back and demanding a refund before it rains!

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^^ Make sure that you bring a copy of this thread. I'm certain they will fall all over themselves handing you back what you paid for it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:30 AM   #64
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Daggo,,,

Did you have your top up ,, or was it down when it was raining?

I know you might have overlooked this.

But that could very well be your issue.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #65
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Daggo,,,

Did you have your top up ,, or was it down when it was raining?

I know you might have overlooked this.

But that could very well be your issue.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:37 AM   #66
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took my top down to go grab lunch, and then when i got back, it started raining.

way too lazy to put the top back up, oh well. i blame jeep, seems like it should be warrantied.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #67
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Exactly! Why should we have to put up with these leaks just because the top is down?
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:55 PM   #68
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #69
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #70
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OK. Let's get real. Tom needs some help and a lot of us are just goofing on him in his time of anguish. Let's talk about a real solution. No tops to put up! Easy installation. Use it over and over!

Here's how it works>>>

Purchase several cases (on second thought maybe a half pallet) of either "Damp Rid" or MaryKate Moisture Absorber. Make sure to follow the installation instructions, like put it all over your interior where it will be exposed to rain when you don't feel like putting the top up. Do not allow any spaces between the plastic tubs.

Works as stated by the manufacturer. All you have to do is dump out the water from the plastic tubs when they fill up. Repeat as necessary.

I guess the drawback is that these products don't say anything about lightning strike protection. Maybe someone could email their sales department and inquire if there is an option or enhanced product that also wards off lightning.
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All kidding aside, here's a better solution:

Find the 8' patio umbrella (hurricane proof) that we never use anyway because we are always out wheelin. Set the weighted stand in an appropriate place on the center console and secure with angle iron and Rockwell 5 bolts/nuts. Don't forget the lock washers. Cut the umbrella pole to the length where the open umbrella fits down nicely over the top of the windshield and roll bars. All you have to do when it starts to pour is open the umbrella and slide it into the stand. Once the initial installation is completed, it should not take more than ten seconds to get the umbrella up and functioning. A nice finishing touch might be to rattle can the mounting braces and stand with OSHA Yellow so as to not keep bumping against them while driving.

Oh yeh, lightning rod / ground strap to mitigate the lightning issue...
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I just had an epiphany. Clumping kitty litter.
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lol this thread is rich tom

reminds me of the one when I asked what a JK was...
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:37 PM   #75
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Ha, nice one!
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:33 PM   #76
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Just have to bring this back up, because since raptor lining, i have installed the best-top bikini header, and smitty built cargo net, and while my driver and passenger seats stay dry, the back continues to get soaked every time it rains...the holes in the cargo net are to allow air to pass through it and keep the rain out right?
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Our customer service team has a bulletin board with comments/questions a lot like this one. It's impossible to tell if they are all serious or not.

My favorite is the person who seemed really upset that the mesh Bikini didn't stop all the rain storm from getting in. Sorta like complaining your screen door lets out the heat.
I know this is an old thread.

We had a non JK customer buy a "lite shower proof" cab cover not long ago and complained that the interior was wet after leaving it for a week parked while he was on vacation. I asked if it rained much and got the usual "Nah it may have sprinkled a little". Sure enough I googled weather for his zip code they had torential rain for the whole week.

We refunded him of course, but stuff like that makes me chuckle.
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We refunded him of course, but stuff like that makes me chuckle.
That was good of you guys...must be hard to be in customer service when there are idiots out there
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That was good of you guys...must be hard to be in customer service when there are idiots out there
The best is always bolts or nuts that shipped from the factory pre-cross threaded. Sure... We sort those out too, just part of the cost of doing business.
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Lol, if i couldn't fix it with a tap or dye set, i call and tell you guys i was suffering from a momentary mental impairment when initially trying to install the bolt/nut, and could you please please please send another...ill pay for shipping??
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I think if you lift high enough, it would have prevented this problem.
I agree ...
Gotta admit I also had to reread the original post at first also .... lol ....
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hahaha... nice! if you had a pentastar it wouldve put a force field around your jeep keeping it safe from moisture. have you heard about the new 2012s? i heard it doesnt even need a top... ever! LOLZ!
I actually helped a fellow motorcyclist out the other day. I was in my 2012 JKU and it started to downpour and I saw the poor guy pulled over on the interstate. I had him follow me and he ended up at his destination nice and dry.
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Nice! I didn't know the force field could be extended.

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