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Old 07-12-2015, 12:50 PM
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Tub drain plugs

I have taken out a couple drain plugs to drain out some water from rain. But when I put them back in, they were loose. I was wondering if other people have ran into this problem and if so what did you do about it? I was thinking about possibly using a rubber plug like what you find in some rear differentials. But wanted to get input from others before I go and buy a bunch of plugs

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Old 07-12-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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I have some of those plastic ones, but I never put them in. I just left my plugs out. However, the plastic ones look like they will fit nice and snug if you do use them.

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I thought those were just meant to sit in your glove box. Mine never went back in after they came out years and years ago.
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Is there someplace you can buy replacements? Apparently the PO took the passenger side out and never put it back in.
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Do you get a lot of slush splash and cold air in the winter? I thought about just leaving them out, but I don't wanna lose them for winter. The jeep is already cold enough
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Is there someplace you can buy replacements? Apparently the PO took the passenger side out and never put it back in.
There is a pack of 15 black plastic plugs on Amazon for $10
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:47 PM   #7
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Schweet! I know what I'm ordering tomorrow!
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:55 PM   #8
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ace hardware sell one inch plugs in my area
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Do you get a lot of slush splash and cold air in the winter? I thought about just leaving them out, but I don't wanna lose them for winter. The jeep is already cold enough
I have never ran plugs and just have formats, helps keep the slush and cold air to a bare minimum. Not as good as plugs but it does fine for me
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I have never ran plugs and just have formats, helps keep the slush and cold air to a bare minimum. Not as good as plugs but it does fine for me
I bought 15 plugs for $9.99 on ebay. WHAT a deal!
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Aren't they metal? Can't you just bend out the tabs to snug them up? - I can't remember.

I pulled mine so I could power wash the interior. Replaced them using a bead and light smear of RTV before installing the carpet kit.
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Aren't they metal? Can't you just bend out the tabs to snug them up? - I can't remember.

I pulled mine so I could power wash the interior. Replaced them using a bead and light smear of RTV before installing the carpet kit.
Mine are plastic.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:31 AM
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Aren't they metal? Can't you just bend out the tabs to snug them up? - I can't remember. I pulled mine so I could power wash the interior. Replaced them using a bead and light smear of RTV before installing the carpet kit.
Mine are still the metal ones. But they are so old and worn out that when I try to bend the tabs out, they either break off or when I put them back in, the tab just bends back in and stays like that. I will probably just leave them out and if it gets too cold or wet from the slush then I will buy some aftermarket ones. Thanks for all the input
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I used aluminum duct tape to close the drain holes because the PO removed and lost the original plugs. I run without a back seat so I closed the seat bracket holes and the rear seatbelt holes with the aluminum duct tape also. The tape seems to be holding up well and I can remove it if I get some plugs or reinstall the rear seat & belts.
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I use "window tape" to cover the holes. if anyone installs windows you'll know it's made of rubber and extremely sticky, works great and pulls off when I need to drain the tub out
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Duck tape, can still peal it off to remove.
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You could cut some rubber from an old bike tube and use nut/bolt combination with fender washers to cover the holes, water tight!👌
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Instead of nuts, use wing nuts for ez removal

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