So work, school, and wedding plans have taken all of my free time and i haven't been on here in months - i miss it!
anyways, i thought i'd send out an update on this. The dealer replaced the lower window seal and i haven't seen any water above the carpet. i haven't had the time to check under the carpet, but since it snowed in NJ and i didn't use the SSR i can only assume it's fixed. I'm still puzzled over how the nearly vertical window seal could bring so much water to the footwell when the only wet things were 2-3 feet forward of that seal. the engineer in me wants to know, but the realist says "who cares, its not wet anymore". (i did check for undocumented silicone and anything else, but it really looks like it was at the window.)
i have lots more to post about other things, so hopefully i can get back on here in the near future!