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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:11 AM
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D90 Soft Top - Leaks

I am new to Defenders.....just purchased a 94!! I have the "seems to be common" gap between the driver/passenger window and rear windows, which is letting in quite a bit of water. Actually got drinched between San Antonio and Houston.....looked like a i took a 1/2 shower.
Do you recommend a new Badger Top.....or is there a fix?? Balace of top is in great condition.....actually looks new from previous owner.
My wife will also be driving.....along with kids, so need a dry solution
Any advise will be greatly appreciated!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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Badger Top w/ Gutter Kit seems like the best solutions for keeping mostly dry.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:41 AM
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Yep Badger.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:43 AM
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There is no totally dry option, unless you park it in the garage. You need to do a search for the water egress manual.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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I've heard of a metal piece that can help that issue.

But yeah best idea is a badger top of any kind. Even the non gutter kit badger has a far superior seal.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Tell the kids riding in the back when it rains is just like the log ride at Six Flags.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Funny you say that.......#1, they would agree 100% / #2, we are leaving tomorrow for Six Flags San Antonio!!
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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Thumbs up ST Leaks

Check out my soft top mods in the small project section...

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...42&postcount=1

Seals great behind the front windows...
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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The past few days we have been feeling the outer bands of Dolly. Coupled with the high humidity, even the every day trip for coffee feels like a Disney safari ride.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:21 PM
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i just got the badger top with the gutter kit and no leaks / wud highly rec
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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I have the older Badger without the gutter kits and I get no leaks. I actually like the top w/out the gutter kit. Looks better when the tops off
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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:32 PM
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I too have never had a problem with the fabric seals. Just wish i had gotten the badger II!
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