I just bought a 97 Wrangler last week to use as a work vehicle. Perk of the deal is it has a rhino liner. Problem is, whoever had the liner done didn't drill the rear drain holes and I'd like to do so myself, but am unsure of their locations. I know they're somewhere behind the front seats, can anyone walk me on or show an image of their locations? Thanks
Crawl up under it and look up. The drain plugs have tabs holding them in. One drain plug on passenger side is above exhaust. So if your going to drill be careful on that side. They are easy to find once you are under it. The tabs will be bent over onto the body.
I rolled under and found 4 ovals with metal clips on the flanks. One is directly over the muffler. Are these all there are, or am I missing some? Haven't taken the drill to them yet
Not sure for your 97 but that's what my 93 has. You can tap them out with a hammer and chisel or screwdriver pretty easy. I don't think they'll go back in as easy so if you want to plug them later you'll have to devise something.
At some point a previous owner coated the underside...I managed to pry the two behind the driver's seat out with some effort, completely destroying the plugs but honestly I didn't intend to re-install them. I used my Gerber's knife to cut the liner around the edges...liner's a good 1/8"+ thick. The two behind the passenger seat are going to be a problem with the exhaust, but the muffler's pipes are rather rusted where they join, so I'm probably going to need to replace that soon, and I'll knock out the other two holes when I drop it.
Here's an image of one of the two remaining plugs to give you an idea of how firmly it's in there. I had to chip the coating off the underside and use a screwdriver to pop the tabs out, then grab and roll with a pair of pliars.