|05-08-2013 07:38 AM|
Yeah, I hear the clock spring is one you have to watch out for.
|05-08-2013 12:11 AM|
|Tball||Recently got caught with the top and doors off in the pouring rain. Everything held up just fine. Made sure the drain plugs were removed, dumped the water off if the slush mats, and put a trash bag over the seat when it was time to go home. I would like to add that I don't have any carpet. Overall everything is perfectly fine. Just be prepared (I now keep a poncho in the jeep with me now all the time)|
|05-08-2013 12:06 AM|
|AverageJK||My leather seats are way easier to clean layers of dust off of then a cloth seat. If you dont live in a dusty area, I would say go with cloth.|
|05-07-2013 11:33 PM|
|traitor08||Why buy a jeep with leather seats. I put marine everything jn mine and let nature do whatever. I am more inclined to put trashbags over dash than seats.|
|05-07-2013 09:33 PM|
but again, I've never read a specific, so i thought the wetness problem was actually in the steering wheel or column, hah
|05-07-2013 09:19 PM|
|05-07-2013 09:18 PM|
|05-07-2013 08:50 PM|
in some other threads, folks have had problems related to the steering wheel, and I guess moisture could cause that, some sort of spring in there gets buggered and the controls don't work
i have an emergency top to throw on at work (still waiting on the Jeep, lol)
|05-07-2013 07:22 PM|
|05-07-2013 05:43 PM|
|Wrangler part 2||I have always had a trail cover that I can throw on the Jeep at the end of the day.|
|05-07-2013 03:59 PM|
|Tuggernuts||Subscribed. Unpredictable weather in Mass.......am interested in what my fellow New Englanders do with their tops.|
|05-07-2013 03:55 PM|
|Lbear||For me, I have a big investment in my JK so I got a waterproof car cover and also garage it when the cover isn't on (and the top is off). I accidentally left the sunroof of a Murano open once during a shower and could never get the musty smell to go away, even after repeated drying in the hot sun. It had leather seats as does my JK. I also worry about the electronics. And bikinis, even if waterproof, don't account for wind blowing the rain sideways unless you have the total enclosure with toneau- and that's a hassle. But I baby my baby.|
|05-07-2013 03:43 PM|
|SloanG||Is the bikini top water proof?|
|05-07-2013 03:23 PM|
You can look into getting a Bikini Top to run and then the Jeep will be covered mostly. There are also Cab Covers made for protecting the interior in the even of a cloud burst.
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions!
|05-07-2013 02:06 PM|
|05-07-2013 02:03 PM|
|SloanG||Haha I do that if its in the forecast for a few days but these quick showers are a biotch|
|05-07-2013 02:02 PM|
|05-07-2013 01:47 PM|
Raining with Doors Off Question
I used to own a tj and since it was a 97 with cloth seats, I ran doorless all summer! Dumped the water out of the rubber mats and threw a towel over the seat if it was wet.
Now that I own a jk, I'm nervous to leave it doorless in the rain! Might just be that I've only had it for a few weeks. My question is, how do the leather seats and other interior parts hold up I the rain? How hard is it to dry out? If you run doorless with a soft top do you have to take the back window out? What do you all do in the rain?