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OEM Door Seals


Luke's02

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I am looking for some oem door seals as I have tried using an older set of URO seals and the rubber is too hard, and my doors wont close properly. I heard somewhere a while back that URO was changing their seals to be softer but I cant find any information about it. Has anyone had any luck using newer URO door seals?

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This issue has been the single most challenging part of my 2002 ownership. I also have ill-fitting seals. Even using the OEM product, in the best of times, installation is agonizing. How much more so the knock-off, which I've now now reinstalled several times with little success. Here is a better-than-nothing solution for the meantime, until the OEM supplier decides to go into work & do their job: Check on McMaster Carr's website for a similarly shaped seal. I was able to find one that worked pretty well & of course it was super soft rubber and cost pennies on the dollar so you have noting to lose. Obviously, it's not going to make a sharp 90˚ turn like the factory, but it's not as bad as you'd think. It will not completely keep out a downpour & you'll still have a bit a wind noise but at least you can drive your car in most conditions so you aren't stuck in the meantime. 

If I were URO, I'd make these at 50% durometer, or even less. Even if they wear out in 5 or 6 years, it's still worth it if they are cheap, and soft. Softness makes them easier to install & more compliant with the door openings. 

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Absolutely. I didn't think of that because I'm not very wise. That would help a bit. The OEM seal profile is obviously very complex and so I think there's at least one ridge or fold that is not accounted for on the profile that I located as a replacement. So that also is going to be a factor in the wind noise. All in all, not a perfect solution, but a decent Band-Aid repair 

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