|04-03-2013 09:33 AM|
We had pretty bad storms roll through last night. I decided to use the opportunity to test out the Pavement Ends Emergency Top. It pretty-much failed. Both the driver and navigator seats were dry, as were all of the electrical components in the dash and center console. However, I went to open the back flap for rearward visibility and noticed quite a bit of water had made it through the Velcro closure and on to the rear mat… no big deal.
Then, as I climbed in to the driver’s seat, I noticed a huge bulge over the rear seats. It seems that water pooled in that area of the top (about 5 gallons) and stressed all of the seams, allowing water to steadily drip onto the seats and into the sound bar. My only option was to push upward on the bulge and force the water out. Unfortunately, all of the water went into the back, behind the seats, and filled up the cubby and jack/crowbar areas. I was able to lift the cubby out and empty it, and use the drain plug to evacuate the tub beneath it, but the carpet is now completely soaked and the jack area is holding water. Thanks to ltlbigfoot's post, I now know of the drain plug beneath the jack.
That line-x job looked killer. Seriously pondering it now.
|03-31-2013 09:24 AM|
|jeffbab||Is there any reason to not run with the drain plugs out all the time? Been thinking about taking mine out and leaving them out but wasnt sure if it would increase noise significantly or if you would end up with water or mud coming up through them.|
|03-31-2013 08:27 AM|
|Riccochet||It's not the floor I'd be worried about. It's all the electronics in the dash and steering column that get wonky when wet.|
|03-31-2013 07:49 AM|
|JimmEC||Here are some pictures of my old Jeep. I had the inside line-x'd. You can see the drain plugs very well.|
|03-30-2013 10:45 PM|
|bvanfossen||Good stuff. Thanks.|
|03-30-2013 10:39 PM|
I just had to pull the drain plugs out of my JK in the last week or so -
Here's a link that someone was nice enough to post in my thread about this -
It shows you where all the drain plugs are.
|03-30-2013 10:15 PM|
The carpet can get wet but because of the insulation in it, it has to be dried or it will get mildewy and smell. If you plan on running just a bikini you should just take the carpets out and leave the drain plugs out then you have no worries. Carpets come out very easy
I don't have any trouble getting mud out of my seats. You could apply a stain guard if you are worried
|03-30-2013 10:10 PM|
Do the JK'S have drain plugs in the tub? I use to run just a bikini top on my CJ. Is that cool for a JK?
How's the stock carpet hold up over time from being wet/dry?
Does anyone else have a hard time getting mud out of the pores of the seats!? Lol