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Old 10-16-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default where does the water go inside my door?

I know there's a plastic weather liner, but when I put my window down when it's wet, it just sounds like rain is running down into the door. Where is it actually going?

Sorry if this doesn't belong here, but this forum deals with taking apart the doors more than other sections.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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There are drain holes in the bottom of the door. Water drains out onto the rocker panels.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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There are drain holes in the bottom of the door. Water drains out onto the rocker panels.
Then temporarily stains it...
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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You can see the light shine through the drain hole.

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Old 10-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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The reason I ask is because my speaker is right ****ing there. I suppose subaru was smart enough to design it so the water drips down the side and not straight down onto all the wiring?
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #6
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The reason I ask is because my speaker is right ****ing there. I suppose subaru was smart enough to design it so the water drips down the side and not straight down onto all the wiring?
Yes they are smart, smarter than you think.

You realize stock the speaker is there, not covered, and the car (speakers included) has a multi year, multi-thousand mile warranty against defects, right?

You can use shields/baffles, but they are just overkill. Solid connections maybe some grease if using spades, and be done with it.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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Smarter then you think :thumb up:
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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every car has water go through the door. it isn't a new idea or concept.

speakers usually have some sort of cover in the back. but we tend to remove them if they are there because we want larger aftermarket speakers and negate the fact there are uses for the parts the manufacturer put in.

the wires are sealed tight from them as well. when we cut off the endpoint and do our little mods for new speakers the seal is broken.
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #9
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Then temporarily stains it...
My new car has a ton of greasy dirt in there, stains my rockers, when I look up into the drain hole it's pretty greasy and filthy. I'm this close to taking my door apart and cleaning the bottom, water I don't mind or dust, but this is like an oil leak onto my rockers.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #10
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My new car has a ton of greasy dirt in there, stains my rockers, when I look up into the drain hole it's pretty greasy and filthy. I'm this close to taking my door apart and cleaning the bottom, water I don't mind or dust, but this is like an oil leak onto my rockers.
It's very common unfortunately. My SWP STI has dark streaks from the drains no matter how clean I keep the car. I don't know if there's an oil film somewhere near the door skin or if it's simply road dust accumulating in the spot where the water runs out of the drains but I've never seen a car like this where the side skirts never stay clean. My EVO X had bigger side skirts and they never had this issue.
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