I personally think they're rather unsightly. I haven't taken mine off though, I hear some states require that any vehicle factory equipped with a 3rd brake light must have it.
When I get my swing-out bumper on, I plan on getting something like what Jp90Talon has.
" ... Nobody said it was a good plan. It's like somebody went through an actual strategy and replaced every instance of the word 'tactical' with 'balls out.' ... "
Ditched mine and the spare a while ago.... I like a nice clean rear end..
How do you get your top folded so perfectly?
Mine usually looks like a caveman ruffled it, but then again my passenger side arm for the mid track bar broke(weld from factory snapped, having friend reweld it).
Make Sure Everyone is Dead within hearing and sight range. Only then, you can say any area is cleared.
if you have a hard top and you take your 3rd brake light off how to you get your rear glass to stay shut. ive noticed everytime i take my top off that it just slides open on its own. do you have to buy anything special?
They are just about required in every state. Cops may not bother you about it until your rear ended then may be enough to make it a your fault accident
Nope, if you have at least one working brake light you are good to go. You are more likely to get a ticket for a nonworking third brake light than you are for not having one. But if you are rear ended, and the rear ender says your brake lights dont work they'll ask you to tap the brakes, if any light up, you are in the clear.
Just picked up my second jeep:
99 Sahara, automatic.
Took mine off a long time ago and have never heard anything about it from po-po. The grommet in the tailgate is where I run my CB co-ax through since my Firestick is mounted through one of the 3rd brake light bolt holes.
Had mine off for most of the summer, but put it back on when I mounted my spare. Never got harassed, but I believe they are required in NY. I'm going to do flush mounted tail lights at some point, so when I do that, I intend to come up with some other solution than the stock third brake light.
I added a cheapo truck signal light, and tied it onto the spare with some zip ties. This is one part I would really rather not be without. When I'm slowing down or stopping, I want to make sure that people know it.