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Old 11-15-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Favorite cheap mods?

Hi all, was wondering what some of your favorite inexpensive gadgets/add-ons you all have.

With Christmas coming up people are asking my wife what to get me, and I want to have some ideas so I don't end up with Jeep coffee cups and stuff.

I'm thinking that Daystar dash console looks useful. Any other ideas?

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #2
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I'm everyone's favorite cheap Mod.

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This has to be my favorite cheap mod. The black ones though.

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #3
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I had a daystar upper dash panel. It looked stupid and was cheesy. Sorry daystar dont mean to dis your product but save your $ for something else. I would have givin you mine but I hated it so much I actually threw it out. :-( Sorry man

The console might be a diffrent look and function. Didnt mean to go on a rant but thats just much I and others hated that thing
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My favorite inexpensive gift i got was the tire deflators.I think they were $40.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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I know it is more for looks then functionality but my favorite cheap mod was the Euro tail light guards.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:23 PM   #6
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$2.00 spare tire weight support



Front bumper fog light bracket



2" extended rear bumpstops



Rear shovel mount



Emergency tailgate escape



Driver/passenger elbow cushion



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Old 11-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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i got the console arm rest pad...I'm fairly tall and stock on was almost useless
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:01 PM   #8
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$2.00 spare tire weight support

Front bumper fog light bracket

2" extended rear bumpstops

Rear shovel mount

Emergency tailgate escape

Driver/passenger elbow cushion

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Old 11-15-2010, 11:53 PM   #9
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Haha. I like it too only the jeep has to be rolled over on it's side to read it.........haha

Grab handles are a good idea. Maybe some recovery gear. A snatch block or a good strap or maybe some shackles. Don't buy the misch door armrests. I made that mistake.
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Well im talking about the rear door opener
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:58 PM   #11
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Well im talking about the rear door opener
I didn't notice he actually had a release. I just saw the sticker. Jim thinks of everything.
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Love the rear door release. I want one of those! But does it work?

only suggestion I got-Could use the rubberized undercoating, and mask off fenders in front from stone chips. Works great for me, also did interior of tub. I think one spray can is like 3 dollars.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:39 AM   #13
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I want one of those! But does it work?
IIRC, it does.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:45 AM   #14
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Okay tell me how /where do I get the stuff to make it?
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Haha. I like it too only the jeep has to be rolled over on it's side to read it.........haha

Grab handles are a good idea. Maybe some recovery gear. A snatch block or a good strap or maybe some shackles. Don't buy the misch door armrests. I made that mistake.
What don't you like about the Misch armrests?? I don't have them, but was thinking about it..
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Any auto parts store has a hand throttle /cable kit in their acc sections and it's about $15 BUCKS


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Okay tell me how /where do I get the stuff to make it?
This item isn't offered by any off-road dealer, cause it's too dangerous for children-you know, a 5 yr old-"look a little pull handle, lets see what it does-BAM!

Anyway, because of internet liability, I can't TELL you how to doit, but

Take off the little black vent and look at how the door latch pawl operates and you can see how to connect the (shortened)cable to the rotating cylinder--

Thats about as much as I can tell you, if you've got any Boy Scout inya--you'll figureitout quick, it's a simple "pull" arrangement!!

The emergency exit" decal I had from years ago--ebay

If you got kids--don't doit !

Heh Heh, don't say-"My kids would never do anything like that at 70mph"

Good luck

Yea, it works, I don't drill holes in my toy, without reason !

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Grab handles as previously mentioned are great. Fire extinguisher with mount, rollbar-mounted flashlight, rollbar-mounted water bottle holder, Daystar hood wranglers to stop that hood flutter. Not a mod, but a t-shirt or hat would also make a good gift.
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #18
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I had a daystar upper dash panel. It looked stupid and was cheesy. Sorry daystar dont mean to dis your product but save your $ for something else. I would have givin you mine but I hated it so much I actually threw it out. :-( Sorry man

The console might be a diffrent look and function. Didnt mean to go on a rant but thats just much I and others hated that thing
I'm totally liking mine, but I'm very much not an appearance person... I'll take function over form no matter how ugly it is in most cases

To that end, I installed 4 12V utility outlets in mine, so it's even uglier and cheesier than when I got it.
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LED rocklights!
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I know its been covered but not everyone might know. Flip the rear view and remove the rearseat headrests (or whole rear seat in my case) and your visiblity greatly improves. At least on the two door it does.
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What don't you like about the Misch armrests?? I don't have them, but was thinking about it..
I really wanted to like them but they really are not much more comfortable than what is already there. No matter what I do I can't keep them from loosening up even though I have added more hardware. I'm gonna try one more thing and if that don't work they are coming off. Oh and the bracket that the armrest attaches to was finished very poorly. It is made of plastic and they rounded off the corners and it looks like they took 80 grit and sanded the edges and just left it like that. I know it's a jeep but I would never release a finished product like that. Looks like crap.
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I really wanted to like them but they really are not much more comfortable than what is already there. No matter what I do I can't keep them from loosening up even though I have added more hardware. I'm gonna try one more thing and if that don't work they are coming off. Oh and the bracket that the armrest attaches to was finished very poorly. It is made of plastic and they rounded off the corners and it looks like they took 80 grit and sanded the edges and just left it like that. I know it's a jeep but I would never release a finished product like that. Looks like crap.
Thanks for the headsup..Guess I'll pass on the Misch..
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:24 PM   #23
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Two Cheap Mods:

I just installed Lamin-X fog light film.
I got the blue color..Looks cool and it does offer some protection.

I also bought some throw covers for the front seats. Use them a bunch.
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jimbox that spare tire support is great. Im going to try it
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With Christmas coming up people are asking my wife what to get me, and I want to have some ideas so I don't end up with Jeep coffee cups and stuff.
if you end up with a coffee cup you can just send it to me ill put it to use
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jimbox that spare tire support is great. Im going to try it
Get a 3"x5/8-rnd head carriage bolt, then you can figure WHERE on the bumper to drill (if it's a knobby tread tire), the hole won't be CENTER bumper-mine ain't-

Two 5/8 nuts (one nylock underneath), so it won't fall off and you've got to have it adj-enough, that the gate will still close(with tire), but still support the tire when closed(hence roundhead) --

But measure twice and just drill ONCE !!

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Best relatively cheap mod was these, I made them for half the cost of the bought ones & they cut the heat inside the roof of the hardtop back by tons
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Best relatively cheap mod was these, I made them for half the cost of the bought ones & they cut the heat inside the roof of the hardtop back by tons
Those look really nice. I have the Hotheads in my 4dr, but my son's 2dr needs a set....how did you make them? I can't find a writeup.
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Best relatively cheap mod was these, I made them for half the cost of the bought ones & they cut the heat inside the roof of the hardtop back by tons
And if you add the foil like radiant barrier that is used in home ceilings facing up and sitting in between these panels and the inside roof you'll get even better radiant heat protection. Know someone that did that and it convinced me to put the stuff all throughout my house when building.

Down here you need all the help you can get in the summer, but sadly it doesn't work well on a soft top.

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