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Old 01-10-2017, 11:57 PM   #4021
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I like those grill inserts. Where did you get 'em from?

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Old 01-11-2017, 06:31 AM   #4022
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:01 AM   #4023
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I like those grill inserts. Where did you get 'em from?
Here is the link on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:24 PM   #4024
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I really like that! This may be next for me.
I roughed the pieces up a bit, cleaned them and sprayed. Its really nice paint.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:37 PM   #4025
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Here is the link on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$22 - clip in
I used to have grill inserts, but they made the Jeep run very hot in summer, to the point of cutting back power on long uphill stretches.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:45 PM   #4026
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I used to have grill inserts, but they made the Jeep run very hot in summer, to the point of cutting back power on long uphill stretches.
I have not seen anyone post about them causing heat issues in the summer but I always wondered just the opposite, don't they allow snow and ice to build up and block airflow in the winter? This crossed my mind while discussing snow and ice on headlights and seeing your post.
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I have not seen anyone post about them causing heat issues in the summer but I always wondered just the opposite, don't they allow snow and ice to build up and block airflow in the winter? This crossed my mind while discussing snow and ice on headlights and seeing your post.
So far so good. No real snow yet only 3". I'll post if there are any issues. Thanks for the info on overheating in summer. I'll have to keep an eye on that.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:56 AM   #4028
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Hated the fact that my Grab handles came with the name “Wild Boar” engraved in them!

Found out that mountain bike grips are the same diameter as the bars, so I swamped them out with these from Amazon. Ties into the interior trim pieces I have painted to break all the black in the interior... They come in lots of colors - but really any grip should work

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Hated the fact that my Grab handles came with the name “Wild Boar” engraved in them!



Found out that mountain bike grips are the same diameter as the bars, so I swamped them out with these from Amazon. Ties into the interior trim pieces I have painted to break all the black in the interior... They come in lots of colors - but really any grip should work



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1









I like the look of the painted trim pieces, very sharp. What did you use for paint?
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So far so good. No real snow yet only 3". I'll post if there are any issues. Thanks for the info on overheating in summer. I'll have to keep an eye on that.


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I have not seen anyone post about them causing heat issues in the summer but I always wondered just the opposite, don't they allow snow and ice to build up and block airflow in the winter? This crossed my mind while discussing snow and ice on headlights and seeing your post.


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I used to have grill inserts, but they made the Jeep run very hot in summer, to the point of cutting back power on long uphill stretches.

I have had my grill insert in since the first summer I owned my Jeep. And this is the second winter.
So far I have not had any issues with ice and snow build up, or heat issues.
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:28 AM   #4031
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So I put the polyfil stuff in the speaker enclosures both above and in the rear subwoofer...what a difference. Don't tell my wife we are missing a pillow!
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I like the look of the painted trim pieces, very sharp. What did you use for paint?
The paint is Dupicolor Green engine paint, everything was sanded, primed and shot with3 coats. I used a matte clear after letting it sit for 24hr
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The paint is Dupicolor Green engine paint, everything was sanded, primed and shot with3 coats. I used a matte clear after letting it sit for 24hr


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Very nice! May I ask where you got your colored dash at or did you spray paint that also? Was it difficult to remove/replace?

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Hated the fact that my Grab handles came with the name “Wild Boar” engraved in them!

Found out that mountain bike grips are the same diameter as the bars, so I swamped them out with these from Amazon. Ties into the interior trim pieces I have painted to break all the black in the interior... They come in lots of colors - but really any grip should work

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Very nice! May I ask where you got your colored dash at or did you spray paint that also? Was it difficult to remove/replace?

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All the pieces I painted were the factory, except for trim around the auto shifter and transfer case. I also bought a piece that goes around the heater controls. The hardest was to paint around - all pretty easy to do. I figure I can always paint them back to factory if I ever get tired of the color.

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ok - I know the polyfil discussion has been going on for years in numerous threads, but...

Most of the people who used polyfil and loved it seem to have the standard speakers or the older Infinity premium. I have a 16 JKU with the Alpine speakers and 130 HU. The sound is great with the freedom panels or top off. With the top on, it seems muddy. I polyfilled the sound bar and the sub enclosure. It no longer sounds muddy, but it no longer has the low end that it had previously. I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar experience or thoughts about why the bass dropped off? I'm wondering if I used to much (my 11yo was helping me stuff it in there, and he may have been overzealous!).

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Cut my fenders today to get a little more room to flex. $25 for edge trim.
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"I'm wondering if I used to much (my 11yo was helping me stuff it in there, and he may have been overzealous!)."

I have the 14 JK w/ Alpine and didn't pack it very much and thought I got more lows than before. I vaguely remembered someone a hundred pages ago saying that too much would counteract the effort... but I'm new here so what do I know.
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Hated the fact that my Grab handles came with the name “Wild Boar” engraved in them!

Found out that mountain bike grips are the same diameter as the bars, so I swamped them out with these from Amazon. Ties into the interior trim pieces I have painted to break all the black in the interior... They come in lots of colors - but really any grip should work

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Thats great! Thanks so much for posting this tip. Hubby got me the grab bars for xmas and I havent installed them yet as I wasnt too thrilled with the wild boar engraving either but this just solved that for me!
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"I'm wondering if I used to much (my 11yo was helping me stuff it in there, and he may have been overzealous!)."

I have the 14 JK w/ Alpine and didn't pack it very much and thought I got more lows than before. I vaguely remembered someone a hundred pages ago saying that too much would counteract the effort... but I'm new here so what do I know.


I recall the same that if it is over packed it could have the opposite effect.


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ok, thanks - I guess tonight I'll be removing some...
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"I'm wondering if I used to much (my 11yo was helping me stuff it in there, and he may have been overzealous!)."

I have the 14 JK w/ Alpine and didn't pack it very much and thought I got more lows than before. I vaguely remembered someone a hundred pages ago saying that too much would counteract the effort... but I'm new here so what do I know.

After I stuffed mine a couple months later I went back in and put more in. Wife is still looking for her pillow
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If you impede the movement of the speaker, it will have a negative impact. The idea is to fill enough around the speaker(s) and in the free space to tighten up the sound, but not put any where it restricts motion.
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If you impede the movement of the speaker, it will have a negative impact. The idea is to fill enough around the speaker(s) and in the free space to tighten up the sound, but not put any where it restricts motion.
What does "tighten up the sound" mean?
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What does "tighten up the sound" mean?
You kind of have to hear it to understand it... Think of the difference between listening to your favorite music on cheap crappy speakers vs. listening to it on your best stereo system- at the same volume, (one would hope) the nicer stereo will sound and feel crisper and "tighter".
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So I went to out polyfil behind my sub, so I took the cover off but the sub won't come out. Any ideas?
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When I took the cover off my sub it was stuck like it had never been removed (probably hadn't). I pushed up from the bottom and it just popped out. There were no other fastening points other than the 8 or so cover screws.
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I have not seen anyone post about them causing heat issues in the summer but I always wondered just the opposite, don't they allow snow and ice to build up and block airflow in the winter? This crossed my mind while discussing snow and ice on headlights and seeing your post.
I suspect that since we don't have any ice/snow issues in Phoenix, wherever you are won't have heat issues in summer. I'm talking about crossing the desert in 115 degree heat, doing 80, uphill. It would hit 252 degrees coolant temp and then cut power and slow down. I removed the inserts and now the same stretch is no problem.
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Thought I'd post these up here too. $9.99 LED strips off of amazon, tapped into reverse lights.
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You kind of have to hear it to understand it... Think of the difference between listening to your favorite music on cheap crappy speakers vs. listening to it on your best stereo system- at the same volume, (one would hope) the nicer stereo will sound and feel crisper and "tighter".
This is about as close as I could describe it as well. Poor sounding bass/mid frequencies will be "hollow" sounding.

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