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Old 09-08-2017, 04:31 PM   #1
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2-DOOR GTI DOOR SEALS!!

Does anybody else get this cool feature when it rains on their 2door GTI? Does anybody have a fix for this?
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:22 PM   #2
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What are you referring to?
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:28 PM   #3
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What are you referring to?
I'm going to assume a leak, but your guess is as good as mine. :P
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:32 PM   #5
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I'm going to assume a leak, but your guess is as good as mine. :P


Yup exactly that. Sorry didn't get to fully express what was trying to say but you got it! Lol
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:39 PM   #6
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The fix is adjusting your door strike on the body. Loosen and move it closer to the center of the car in small increments. That way the door closes tighter. But... That (proper) fix has been known to mess with the door to body alignment. So some have taken black 1/4" aquarium air hose (cheap) and put it in slot of the weather stripping.

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My favorite part about GTI's and rain is when you open the door of a 2 door, sit in your seat, you get greeted with a gallon of water pouring onto your shoulder, seat, and seat tracks.
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Old 09-09-2017, 10:42 AM   #8
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Mine will do that on the rare occasion. I figure a little water never hurt anyone.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:02 PM   #9
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The fix is adjusting your door strike on the body. Loosen and move it closer to the center of the car in small increments. That way the door closes tighter. But... That (proper) fix has been known to mess with the door to body alignment. So some have taken black 1/4" aquarium air hose (cheap) and put it in slot of the weather stripping.

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Thanks will try to see if I can figure out a sweet spot for the door strike, and if no luck then will definitely try the aquarium hose.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:03 PM   #10
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My favorite part about GTI's and rain is when you open the door of a 2 door, sit in your seat, you get greeted with a gallon of water pouring onto your shoulder, seat, and seat tracks.


it's part of the fun man. Always have a rag handy to dry it up.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:04 PM   #11
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Mine will do that on the rare occasion. I figure a little water never hurt anyone.


It use to do it on rare occasions but now its doing it when it's raining and i'm on the highway -.-
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:15 PM   #12
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The fix is adjusting your door strike on the body. Loosen and move it closer to the center of the car in small increments. That way the door closes tighter. But... That (proper) fix has been known to mess with the door to body alignment. So some have taken black 1/4" aquarium air hose (cheap) and put it in slot of the weather stripping.

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Lol, I found this fix literally when I first got the car, funny how it made its way around.
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:21 PM   #13
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Lol, I found this fix literally when I first got the car, funny how it made its way around.
Same here. Lol. I never had the problem but I remember reading about the fix.

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Old 09-11-2017, 03:42 PM   #14
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Mine is like that too, and the door alignment or sealing will de-align the door with the car... So, I keep praying for fewer rain in New Jersey


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