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Hey!
Just a quick UM update, just got back from a 4k mile round trip from PA to Wyoming and back! Spent every night in the J30 and it was awesome. I know they are pricey but it was AWESOME! Couple lessons learned and was a great first long trip.
Hope everyone is doing well
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Just got word ours will be here this week so the work begins. Glad you had fun with yours.
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Just got mine last week and have a couple questions for others with the top:

1. I have some sqeeks form around the removable panels, anyone else have this?

2. I the top is noticeably quieter at highway speeds compared to the factory hardtop, However; i have a whistling / wind noise coming form near the drivers head. Anyone else with issues

3. We got some rain this week in San Diego. Was parked with the nose of the Jeep uphill and had a small puddle of water in the drivers footwell.

Thanks

Jim
 

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Just got mine last week and have a couple questions for others with the top:

1. I have some sqeeks form around the removable panels, anyone else have this?

2. I the top is noticeably quieter at highway speeds compared to the factory hardtop, However; i have a whistling / wind noise coming form near the drivers head. Anyone else with issues

3. We got some rain this week in San Diego. Was parked with the nose of the Jeep uphill and had a small puddle of water in the drivers footwell.

Thanks

Jim
Jim -
1) I make sure that the panels are closed and fastened. This helps a lot. The other thing (if you want, I did not do it because squeaking is not bad) maybe a few drops of 3:1 oil or a silicone lube around the edges. Another option could be 'teflon tape'. I used to use the teflon tape in my centerboard truck for sailing and the stuff is practically frictionless. I use it all over my sprinter van - which is a rattle trap and it works great.
2) I had the same sound. Drove me NUTS driving back to Texas from San Diego. It is not the seal between the expanding top and the base - but a small gap in the whether stripping between the windshield frane and the base. I used a VERY small bead of silicone in that groove (if you look closely you will see there is a small gap in the gasket right there and on the passenger side too). Whallah!
3) I'll bet the silicone in #2 will fix that gap. YOu don't need to run it all round - just in the visible seam, which should be about 2" in from the side where the base connects to the windshield top.

Hope that helps!
 

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Jim -
1) I make sure that the panels are closed and fastened. This helps a lot. The other thing (if you want, I did not do it because squeaking is not bad) maybe a few drops of 3:1 oil or a silicone lube around the edges. Another option could be 'teflon tape'. I used to use the teflon tape in my centerboard truck for sailing and the stuff is practically frictionless. I use it all over my sprinter van - which is a rattle trap and it works great.
2) I had the same sound. Drove me NUTS driving back to Texas from San Diego. It is not the seal between the expanding top and the base - but a small gap in the whether stripping between the windshield frane and the base. I used a VERY small bead of silicone in that groove (if you look closely you will see there is a small gap in the gasket right there and on the passenger side too). Whallah!
3) I'll bet the silicone in #2 will fix that gap. YOu don't need to run it all round - just in the visible seam, which should be about 2" in from the side where the base connects to the windshield top.

Hope that helps!
I just got mine today and am experiencing the same issues (except for the rain). I'll take look tomorrow, but would you mind sending a picture as to where you put the bead of silicone?
 

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thanks for the Info, I agree a photo would be great if able.
 
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