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Old 05-14-2012, 10:10 PM   #241
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Just saw black, chrome and clear. Maybe a can of Mopar spray paint? Hmmm.....
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You just flipped my switch! How about plasti-dip it in red?? Thanks! Gotta get me some...

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #242
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THat looks really good! i love plasti dip i did the same with my logo and night shaded my turn signals as well as markers! you should make your makers into turn signals! takes about ten minutes to do!
Thanks! I had heard about that and was inspecting the wires today when I had the grill off. Didnt have time today, I'll do it tomorrow. I was also going to do angry eyes with Plasti dip and see how I like them, since it comes off so easily when you want it to.

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:36 PM   #243
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Thanks! I had heard about that and was inspecting the wires today when I had the grill off. Didnt have time today, I'll do it tomorrow. I was also going to do angry eyes with Plasti dip and see how I like them, since it comes off so easily when you want it to.
the angry eyes would look cool as well as plasti dipped rims! and yes the blinker mod is simple you wont even need the grill off you can do it from just under the fender
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Hey guys, with the grille mod most people are using plastic mesh. This is great to stop the bogong moths we get down here but has anyone used a finer mesh like flyscreen? My main concern is dead bugs on my radiator.

Mirror flip will be done tonight, back seat mod this weekend and I really would love to plastidip my wheels but the stuff is over $30 a can down under. makes it an expensive mod.....
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the angry eyes would look cool as well as plasti dipped rims! and yes the blinker mod is simple you wont even need the grill off you can do it from just under the fender
Ha ha, I actually plan on dipping the wheels on Friday. I wanted to start out with smaller stuff first so I wouldn't have to redo them. In high school I worked as an electrician so I'm not too worried about doing the blinker mod. I was just going to see if I could get a hold of a soldering iron so I could seal it up good.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:31 AM   #246
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Hey guys, with the grille mod most people are using plastic mesh. This is great to stop the bogong moths we get down here but has anyone used a finer mesh like flyscreen? My main concern is dead bugs on my radiator.

Mirror flip will be done tonight, back seat mod this weekend and I really would love to plastidip my wheels but the stuff is over $30 a can down under. makes it an expensive mod.....
I did the grill mesh mod and I just used aluminum grill guard. I plasti dipped it so it would be black, holds up well.
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Add the turn signal side marker light to my list, works great.
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Add the turn signal side marker light to my list, works great.
hey folks, whats this turn signal mod everyone's talking about? and whats the advantage of doing that?
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:18 AM   #249
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i drilled through my stock tow hooks got high grade bolts for like three bucks, wing nuts and rubber stoppers and mounted my highlift jack to the tow hooks



Nice, thinking outside the box! How tough were they to drill through?
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hey folks, whats this turn signal mod everyone's talking about? and whats the advantage of doing that?
There is a pretty simple way to make the marker on you fender a turn signal. I didn't even know it wasn't one until I read it on here, then I had to go out and check. So the advantage would be to have a side turn signal.
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Nice, thinking outside the box! How tough were they to drill through?

not gonna lie HARD AS SHIT it took me three hours and two drill bits because the cast iron is so thick and tough, but i love it now because i only had to spend a total of 5 bucks to mount my jack! thank you tho!!
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hey folks, whats this turn signal mod everyone's talking about? and whats the advantage of doing that?
If you look on youtube you will find it! it is really simple you can just reach up in the wheel well to do it you cut one wire and splice it into another and your done its super simple ill try to find the link but it is extremely simple the advantage is so you marker blinks just as your front blinker does so ppl from the side can see when your making a lane change, as well as making the marker more useful other then just illuminating
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Ha ha, I actually plan on dipping the wheels on Friday. I wanted to start out with smaller stuff first so I wouldn't have to redo them. In high school I worked as an electrician so I'm not too worried about doing the blinker mod. I was just going to see if I could get a hold of a soldering iron so I could seal it up good.
thats cool! i am in highschool right now in a metal shop! but i didnt even solder mine i just used those quick splice plastic splicers, and they work great but i am going to go back and solder them because i want to add more under the hood and while i have the soldering gun out i might as well! youll like the plasti dip rims i hae done a coulple cars with them and they look great and its so simple, i also have seen ppl plasti dip the side pillar by the wind sheild on a white silver or blue jeep always looks pretty good too!
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kind of but not really and since i did the marker turn signal mod i am not super worried about it being in the way
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kind of but not really and since i did the marker turn signal mod i am not super worried about it being in the way
Though it might be the camera angle too.
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Ok. What exactly is plasti dip and where do I get it?
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Lots of threads on PD... its a rubber coating, preferably spray, that is removeable. Used on wheels, grills, emblems...anything you can imagine. Search using Plastidip... you'll be amazed!!
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Oh, Lowes or Home Depot carry them, using in the paint cage dept....
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Re-do on my quick disconnects for the sway bar. Did not like the rinky dink pins I was using so I went with new shorter Clevis Pin, 7/16" x 2 1/2", drilled the hole out I needed to use and used a 3/16" x 1-1/2" Linch Pin. Much better. Cost about $15 with the washers and I bought a couple of back up Clevis pins as well, Home Depot.
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Re-do on my quick disconnects for the sway bar. Did not like the rinky dink pins I was using so I went with new shorter Clevis Pin, 7/16" x 2 1/2", drilled the hole out I needed to use and used a 3/16" x 1-1/2" Linch Pin. Much better. Cost about $15 with the washers and I bought a couple of back up Clevis pins as well, Home Depot.
what size is the pin with the holes?
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #262
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what size is the pin with the holes?
7/16" x 2 1/2". I set the pin in the sway bar with a couple of washers on the end with the head. Then another washer on other end and wound up using the third hole from the end. I had to drill it out a little because the linch pin was a little big but it is in there snug now. I was using a rinky dink pin before, this linch pin was much thicker. I feel good about riding with this set up. the linch pin is the same typ that comes with the
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Lots of threads on PD... its a rubber coating, preferably spray, that is removeable. Used on wheels, grills, emblems...anything you can imagine. Search using Plastidip... you'll be amazed!!
Thanks. Will ck it out
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Check Lowe's or Home Depot in the Spray Paint aisle. It's usually ~$5/can and a great mod to do to your wheels or whatever
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Did a test load out of my camping gear (first time loading up the Wrangler) and discovered a use for those straps that hold the back window up. I used them to secure 3 fishing poles.
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Re-do on my quick disconnects for the sway bar. Did not like the rinky dink pins I was using so I went with new shorter Clevis Pin, 7/16" x 2 1/2", drilled the hole out I needed to use and used a 3/16" x 1-1/2" Linch Pin. Much better. Cost about $15 with the washers and I bought a couple of back up Clevis pins as well, Home Depot.

I really like the idea behind this but my biggest concern is that you aren't using any kind of hardened hardware as a replacement for the bolt. Those clevis pins aren't designed to sustain the torsional loads that sway bar is imparting. Add to the fact that they have multiple drilled holes only serves to weaken them further. I like your idea, just would look for a more structurally sound pin. Props to ingenuity though
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Ok I did a "mod" on the air box and was wondering if it was dumb, smart or neither. I saw someone complain about the lack of gap between the intake opening and hood of a 2012 JK. So what I did was remove the two rivets that attach the inlet to the airbox. Not sure what the difference is but it's louder feels like it pulls more but that may just be me. Are there any real pros/cons.
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Ok I did a "mod" on the air box and was wondering if it was dumb, smart or neither. I saw someone complain about the lack of gap between the intake opening and hood of a 2012 JK. So what I did was remove the two rivets that attach the inlet to the airbox. Not sure what the difference is but it's louder feels like it pulls more but that may just be me. Are there any real pros/cons.



Sucking hot air from under the hood?
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Sucking hot air from under the hood?
I can see that but there is no gap. It leaves an imprint on the hood insulation. I know the whole engineers made it that way for a reason excuse but I don't see the benefit of leaving it on.

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