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all you need to do is find a hot rod glass maker and have them make you tempered glass the right shape, using your old glass as the pattern, tint it and be all set

It won't be cheap, but having glass would always be better than plastic in an application like this (scratch resistant, rigid enough to deform the weatherstrip without warping, and made the right shape).

All I read was, "All you have to do is spend an additional X amount of money to get what you paid for initially"


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Automotive closures engineer here.
It looks like your hinges aren't aligned. I compared your hinge angle with their install video and website photos. I'd check the plexi w/o any hardware attached and put it against the window opening and check for flush. If the plexi looks ok, then It's probably your hinges.


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Can someone post a link to the weather stripping? dont't want to buy stuff that wont hold up or is the wrong size..

I have the same exact issues as the OP

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Re: FJ Cruiser Freedom Windows - Unhappy.

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all you need to do is find a hot rod glass maker and have them make you tempered glass the right shape, using your old glass as the pattern, tint it and be all set

It won't be cheap, but having glass would always be better than plastic in an application like this (scratch resistant, rigid enough to deform the weatherstrip without warping, and made the right shape).
Iím sorry if this is an ignorant question but could you have a custom glass shop cut holes in the original glass and use that instead of the plexiglass? Once the original glass windows were removed, they could use the plexiglass as a template for the hardware mounting holes and simply transfer the hardware to the glass. Oem fit would be all but guaranteed if that route was possible.

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Unfortunately, tempered glass cannot be drilled after tempering. It is "spring loaded" so that even the tiniest of chips/scratches and it will shatter into tiny cubical pieces.

New glass would have to be cut, drilled, and then tempered.

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I love mine. However, I have lost a couple of the lift pins and need to replace the lift hinges on the window. Anyone know where to get them?
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Over 5 years with my GEN 1 Freedom windows installed, and not a drop of water has leaked in.
YES They scratch! They are PLASTIC. They follow the scratches that are on my FJ paint leading up to them.

Gen 2 does not have quite the curve that gen 1 had.( I Have found as I lined mine up with other Freedom window owners)

yes, I have run a 2nd strip with weather stripping per Nestah, and have never had an issue.


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G'Day
ditto to @Tstormin comments.... 5 years and not a drop of water inside, plenty of dog slobber....
I ran a second strip as well, per Nestah's recommendation, on the outer edge of the frame...
Never had an issue with the install or alignment

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ditto to @Tstormin comments.... 5 years and not a drop of water inside, plenty of dog slobber....
I ran a second strip as well, per Nestah's recommendation, on the outer edge of the frame...
Never had an issue with the install or alignment

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