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Old 01-30-2011, 02:25 PM   #31
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the choices of storage gear is rather overwhelming....so after looking at a BUNCH of choices, I called one of my old unused little baggies into temporary service....keeps the cell phone, digital camera, & a couple other little things very handy....plus the vintage Swiss Army Knife capable of dissecting such as the Borg should need arise...



...and no, they do not interfere with using the E-brake handle....

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the choices of storage gear is rather overwhelming....so after looking at a BUNCH of choices, I called one of my old unused little baggies into temporary service....keeps the cell phone, digital camera, & a couple other little things very handy....plus the vintage Swiss Army Knife capable of dissecting such as the Borg should need arise...

...and no, they do not interfere with using the E-brake handle....
Nice... Think im gonna do something similar...

A couple more cheep mods:
Tinting any or all lights..
Rather than harley mirrors or a mirror relocation, when you have your doors off... I used two 2" round blind spot mirrors that i stuck onto the two outer ac vents... Theyre small enough to not interfier with the vents spinning or flipping...

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recessed rear bumper lights..about $50 for the stuff and diy...love the new smileys...

I've been looking for someting exactly like this!! Can you recommend what parts to buy and give a little more info as to how you did it?

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Old 01-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #36
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details on that gate stop please....AND the famed 'exit' gate set up???

I doubt I'll be needing to do any door-off mods....
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details on that gate stop please....AND the famed 'exit' gate set up???

I doubt I'll be needing to do any door-off mods....
Jimbox won't tell you how to perform the "exit mod", but having had my rear gate apart today, and looking at where his pull handle is mounted, it's a simple mod actually. Pull the vent cover on the right side of the inside gate. you can't miss it. Don't know where he got the handle and grommet, though.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:16 PM   #38
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Rather than harley mirrors or a mirror relocation, when you have your doors off... I used two 2" round blind spot mirrors that i stuck onto the two outer ac vents... Theyre small enough to not interfier with the vents spinning or flipping...
That's a really good idea actually. I'll be pilfering that come summertime. Thanks.
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YUP seadogs right, the emergency exit is UNSAFE for children-can't give details on the internet-(or PM)


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details on that gate stop please....AND the famed 'exit' gate set up???

I doubt I'll be needing to do any door-off mods....
The gate STOP (opener) is sold by 4XFIX LLC (SWAG) and also 4/5 others-check quadratec/4wdparts/JCWhitney--


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Jimbox won't tell you how to perform the "exit mod", but having had my rear gate apart today, and looking at where his pull handle is mounted, it's a simple mod actually. Pull the vent cover on the right side of the inside gate. you can't miss it. Don't know where he got the handle and grommet, though.
You've gotit pretty straight and the handle/cable/brackets are hand throttle assy's at Kragens/PEPBOYS-etc, they have tobe "cut-to-fit", the grommet/and internal attachments are "my stuff" !!

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YUP seadogs right, the emergency exit is UNSAFE for children-can't give details on the internet-(or PM)

The gate STOP (opener) is sold by 4XFIX LLC (SWAG) and also 4/5 others-check quadratec/4wdparts/JCWhitney--

You've gotit pretty straight and the handle/cable/brackets are hand throttle assy's at Kragens/PEPBOYS-etc, they have tobe "cut-to-fit", the grommet/and internal attachments are "my stuff" !!

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Jimbo my question is, will the emergency handle work if the gate is locked from the outside?
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drill mirrors
tuck the seat belts behind the trim piece to keep it from flapping when the top and doors are off (only works in the 2dr)
side marker mod
hmm, have to think of some of the other things I've done
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Jimbo my question is, will the emergency handle work if the gate is locked from the outside?

I have used it when the gate is jammed and the outside PUSHBUTTON latch noworkee !!

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thanks for the tips

re: "the emergency exit is UNSAFE for children-" understand.....however, all my children are getting way older than I ever thought I'd live to be in the first place....but I'll figure it out.....

What a hobby!!!

I actually DID a no-cost mod myself today....the 'STIFFLE the dern seat-belt chime"....didn't work quite like the book said....but it DID produce results.

Also....the security key works from farther away now it has a fresh battery....

thanks Jeepsters!!!
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Besides the virtual 'screen-door' type holder, here's another design:


Does anyone use this or have some kind of experience/comment/dire warning?

Frankly, I'm surprised JIMBO would link to products selling for upwards of $50 in this thread for the spending-crazed mod addicts...

I saw a number of variations of the screen door type, ranging from $35-64 plus shipping. There's gotta be a better deal.

I got the dealer print-out part manual for the 10-11 tail gate mechanism, and it doesn't seem like there's any external parts. I'm hoping to find a way to add some little trick internally when I have the [uhmmmm] 'other' tail gate mod in process.....
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Heh Heh, cheap??, if you think I'm going to high-


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Besides the virtual 'screen-door' type holder, here's another design:


Does anyone use this or have some kind of experience/comment/dire warning?

Frankly, I'm surprised JIMBO would link to products selling for upwards of $50 in this thread for the spending-crazed mod addicts...

I saw a number of variations of the screen door type, ranging from $35-64 plus shipping. There's gotta be a better deal.

I got the dealer print-out part manual for the 10-11 tail gate mechanism, and it doesn't seem like there's any external parts. I'm hoping to find a way to add some little trick internally when I have the [uhmmmm] 'other' tail gate mod in process.....
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RC steel spacer lift ie: 2.5" spacers (2) and 2" spacers (2)--$99 bucks

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recessed rear bumper lights..about $50 for the stuff and diy...love the new smileys...

With a little help from Krutj, I found a parts kit online for this mod and it is indeed cheap! It's only about $25 after shipping! All I've got to do now is get over my fear of making giant holes in things! haha

Truck-Lite Model 40 Light, Grommet Kit 12v, Clear 40004 ($8.58)
Truck-Lite 40004 Model 40 Kit at Class8TruckParts.com

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Upside down mirror works great on my 2011. I like cheap!
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seadog: thanks for the tip: here's my version:





total cost: a few minutes looking for a scrap of wood and a couple wacks with the axe and ~voila~
Think I'm starting to get the idea here....
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seadog: thanks for the tip: here's my version:
Now that looks like something i'd farmer up!
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Besides the virtual 'screen-door' type holder, here's another design:


Does anyone use this or have some kind of experience/comment/dire warning?
I had one on my '04. It takes a 1/2" hole in the tailgate which is awfully big, and the bar kind of bends out to form an angle instead of being straight with the holder. Didn't hold up very well, won't put it on my new one.
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Turn your rear-view mirror upside down. It gives you an extra couple of inches of vision out the front windshield. Cost: $0
Just did it. It is a big difference...
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small blue carabiner clips - .99 ea

Grommet kit - $4.88 walmart camping section

5x5 beach towel i had that just so happens to compliment the color of my jeep.

Just Doubled up the towel and placed grommet at each corner at the top for clipping around the headrest. Grommet on each side to run a bungee under seat to keep towel in place when getting in or out. Hard to find inexpensive seat covers for jk let alone something that isn't neoprene. These serve dual purpose at the lake, beach, etc and can easily be tossesed in the washer (i'm notorious for dribbling coffee in the wee hours). Lol! Quadratech sells the same thing for $30 ea. Almost endless choices of beach towels out there.
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Here you go. Just put it on this morning...

Was thinking about doing this. Two questions.

1. Is this functional or just cosmetic?
2. Can it be done without taking the grill off?
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Was thinking about doing this. Two questions.

1. Is this functional or just cosmetic?
2. Can it be done without taking the grill off?
1. It helps keep leaves and debris out of the space behind the grille, and in that sense it's functional.

2. Maybe, but it's be a lot harder. Taking the grille off a JK is incredibly easy.
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Just went out and took a look. What did you attach the zip ties to?
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Tie wrap mounting blocks. The smaller size. Find them in the electrical department of a any home improvement store.

I sliced off the adhesive and epoxied them in place.
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Tie wrap mounting blocks. The smaller size. Find them in the electrical department of a any home improvement store.

I sliced off the adhesive and epoxied them in place.
Thx....Is the grill plastic? Sure felt like it.
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Yep. Work on a soft surface. Scratches easily. Got one on the bottom side, but you can't see it when mounted.

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