Who sells the best Weather stripping?

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Someone back at SOR said they cut weatherstripping of an old Astro sliding van door cause it was really fat supple and just cut it to fit. I bought hardtop weatherstripping from SOR, and was very pleased, I doubt their door weather stripping would be any different.
 
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IMHO i would try and match it up with something out of JCwhittney catoulge or go down to the local auto body place and see what they have that is pretty close...i kick myself for spending 200dollars on the CCOT door seal kit i bought...could have spent about 50 bucks and got what i needed....now the CCOT stuff was ok and has held up well over the past couple months...so if you want the Best that you can get then get OEM
 
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dont even think of wasting money with the CCOT s***. Just get a JC whitney catalog and get something close. that is all CCOt does and they rape you for the same stuff you could have pruchased for 10-15% of what they charge.

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I have to agree with Dave. I tried the aftermarket stuff (maybe from SOR, maybe from CCOT). It was cheaper. Stiffer and less pliable than the OEM stuff. Couldn't get a proper seal, so I chucked it and got the real stuff.
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I completely agree with the other posts. The OEM is the only way to go. I have tried CCOT, JC Whitney, and others. Nothing fits properly. When you come to the cornes the aftermarket kits tell you to glue, cut, hold, shape, etc... It just does not work well. Some after market parts are acceptable but the weather-stripping go OEM.

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I just bought some and installed it Superbowl Sunday

I just bought the CCOT economy set which they claim is better than OEM but not as good as their best stuff. It was about $60.00 which at the time sounded like a good deal.
I needed it for all four doors of my BJ41.
The stuff for the back doors was ok. There aren't too many curves and they had already formed the corners (clipped a little, bent it, glued it). The front doors were cut to length but no curves formed. I had a hard time figuring out which way they were supposed to go as they came in a shape that wasn't condusive to gluing while sealing.
Anyhow, I got it all on. The back is satisfactory. The fronts bulge a little too much in some places and the doors are hard to latch. I'm hoping that they will squish enough to allow smooth opening and closing before the door latches break.
I haven't bought any others before but I think if I had it to do again I would buy OEM or just buy from a catalog for generic weather stripping.

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