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04-09-2007 09:33 PM
skeeter make a heat sheild under the floor.
04-09-2007 09:17 PM
doc_floyd I have a hardtop - but must, absolutely must, run with 1-2" of fiberglass insulation in the floorboards, under the carpet, to deal with the heat issue. At 117 degrees last summer in Moab, even that was not enough and the tub was very hot... (by the way the dealer replaced the exhaust system while it was in warranty, to no avail).
04-08-2007 12:53 AM
dwdrums801 I keep my carpet in and my plugs in and just watch the weather....if the weathers gunna be really bad for awhile throw a tarp over her
04-06-2007 07:30 PM
Originally Posted by FTNuke View Post
Just trying to figure out what the down side is to taking out the plugs.
water from rains and other junk such as salt or mud allways getting in, if you get in deep water the tub will fill up like titanic is sinking, , and at last cold winters and holes in the floor dont make good ride for the feet... Those are the only downsides i can think of.
04-05-2007 04:41 PM
jp'rs_peep'rs Plugs in, carpet in, 3 layers of mats (original, secondary rug style, plastic), seat covers (two different sets / style), rear double layer mats, top up.

WI. winters are brutal. Summer in lawn service season. Grass and mud get everywhere.

04-05-2007 11:32 AM
rebelBullDawg325 in the south wqhere there aint many rock crawling type places, we take our jeeps swimmin alot. the only problem with havin the drain plugs out is if you hit deep water fast, the holes act like guysers shooting water pretty high up into the jeep. i leave mine out anyway bc i want it to be able to drain right back out
04-05-2007 11:08 AM
affende no carpet, no plugs, no worry.

my jeep has been through literally days of rain without the top on ... never had any electrical issues whatsoever, i guess i drowned all those gremlins ; )
04-05-2007 09:54 AM
Originally Posted by cnt487 View Post
will the spray in bedliner protect from heat thats coming from the undercarrage that can be felt in the floorboards???
Yes, the spray-in bedliner will protect from heat. It also is more maintenance free than carpet. Pull the plugs and you can hose out the inside, even scrub with a scrub brush if necessary. It also can be had in different colors. Expensive but worth it.

I just noticed that you have a 3in BL. That allows more air between the heat producing areas and the bottom of the tub. You will have no worries about heat.
04-05-2007 09:46 AM
JCS05Rubi so basically no doors no drain plug, seat covers of some waterproof variety, full length bikini , and carpet and I will be ok. just keep a trail cover and trash bags in case it really comes down. thanks guys
04-05-2007 08:35 AM
blownfanswitch For about the past month I've been running my 01 SE with carpet, w/o doors, w/ safari top and no drain plugs. No problems here....if it rains my husky liners collect a half inch of water and i get rid of it and roll
04-05-2007 06:08 AM
JCS05Rubi FTNuke- My old 97 TJ I ran with no carpet, no plugs, no doors, no top and a bikini in case of rain all summer. I would get rain mist coming INTO the jeep from the hole.. Had to drive with a foot over the hole in rain storms. Also, it would pick up small pebbles from the road, and getting the rocks out was a PITA. Vaccumes wouldnt pick em up, and the dirt/rocks never seemed to want to go out the hole.
04-04-2007 10:12 PM
FTNuke Front carpet section only
no drain plugs
bikini top
windjammer if it looks like heavy rain
doors off unless it looks like several days of rain
neoprene seat covers

Unless you were anticipating being in water up to your floor boards why would you EVER have your drain plugs in? Heck, even if you were planning to go swimming with your Jeep, wouldn't you want that water to be able to drain back out immediately? Just trying to figure out what the down side is to taking out the plugs.
04-04-2007 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by compshooter View Post
Relays and switches: dielectric grease
No carpet, spray in bedliner, plugs in
will the spray in bedliner protect from heat thats coming from the undercarrage that can be felt in the floorboards???
04-04-2007 08:25 PM
skeeter Took my top off last weekend, it snowed on me monday, tuesday the sun came out and dried it up nice, no worries
04-04-2007 08:18 PM

Most carpet outlets or boat dealers....all types of colors and knap.... I keep deep mud mats on mine, and no probs so far.
04-04-2007 07:58 PM
debruins where do you get turf??

and if you do get it make sure you get the kind without rubber balls becasue i know how annoying that is in lacrosse to be picking rubber balls out of my shoes for weeks!!
04-04-2007 07:07 PM
Triple88a few of these is good investment?
04-04-2007 06:48 PM

Thoughts on astroturf?.....looks pretty good in mine.....pros and cons?
04-04-2007 04:48 PM
rebelBullDawg325 no carpet, all plugs out. bikini, tonneau, NO windjammer, half doors. (keep the upper parts in the back in case rain), slide seats allthe way forward if it looks like rain, trashbag incase seat gets wet
04-04-2007 04:38 PM
jjseel Carpet, bikini, watch weather....
04-04-2007 03:29 PM
Texapple carpet (I take out once a year and power wash)
drain plugs always out
cab cover always in the back, just toss it on when parked when needed
vinyl seats
04-04-2007 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by binaryking View Post
Very nice covers here, work with doors on or off.
Yep, that's the one I have.
04-04-2007 01:44 PM
GoodLife Carpet, no drain plugs. I try to keep an eye on the weather because I don't like driving in a T-Storm without a top. I usually keep a trash bag handy to throw over the seat if gets wet.
04-04-2007 01:26 PM
binaryking Very nice covers here, work with doors on or off.
04-04-2007 01:24 PM
binaryking Carpet, no drain plugs. Bestop bikini and tonneau. No windjammer. Full hard doors. I run it like this from the first week of March until the second week of November. No problems.

Just pull the seats up to the dash when you park if it looks like rain.
04-04-2007 01:09 PM
erickpl Neoprene is about as close as you get, but the fabric that usually covers it can still get damp. They dry VERY quickly though.

I have the Mopar seat covers and they work fine for me. But some prefer the Wet Okole covers. I think Bestop actually has a good seat cover too.
04-04-2007 01:00 PM
lap49X Is there a company that makes waterproof seat covers?
04-04-2007 12:51 PM
erickpl I have carpet in my TJ (97 SE).

If I knew then what I knew now, I would have lined the Jeep instead. That said, I'm making do with what I have.

My 97 with carpet has no doors and runs with the safari, duster, and windjammer (soon). I have a Rain Gear Jeep cover that covers the entire door.

I have it with me ALL summer. If I run to the store, it's there. If I go to work, it's there. If the day is nice, no problems. If it is forecast for rain, I take it and I cover it when I get to work. No biggie. I cover it every night, not just for the dew and stuff (I hate wet seats in the AM on the way to work), but it keeps critters (cats mainly) from getting in and peeing on the seats.

As dare said, if you are top off while driving, hope you're good at putting it up quickly! If you have your top OFF, like I do, you have to make do with the cover you have and/or get goggles and a squeegy.

I do keep trash bags in my TJ in case I need to cover the seats quickly. This can also be done to cover the steering wheel/clock spring. I've seen people take tarps and custom make a cover that will go over the dash to keep the majority of the water from hitting the dash - basically a big flap that they secure up by the dash/windshield.

Also, slide tilt seats forward so water won't pool on em.
04-04-2007 12:47 PM
Hank I've just ordered a safari top and I plan on leaving it on for a week or so with putting the cab cover at night and while I'm at work.
04-04-2007 12:45 PM
Originally Posted by JCS05Rubi View Post
trail cover is a great idea for overnight,didnt even think about that, but this is more for when i am at work and it rains, or I drive to the beach for the day (3 hrs each way).
The bestop trail cover I ordered comes in a bag that you just roll it up and put it in. Keep it in the jeep and toss it on when a storm, shower comes up. Nothing will work if your topless and need to drive. Get some goggles.
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