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Old 05-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #31
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With that range, all of the mods on my signature except for the bumpers & PIAA lights fit the category. If I listened to FM radio regularly, I would not be too impressed with the stubby antenna since it resulted in some signal degradation going through the canyon.
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That's one happy looking pup....
Yeah, he hates travelling in the trunk of vehicles and demonstrates his displeasure by puking in them. Problem is that the Jeep back seat is just a little too narrow for his 60 pound backside, and as well as it being difficult for him to get comfortable on long journeys I was concerned that even a moderate braking manoeuvre could throw him into the footwells.

I'm going to add paracord handles to the boxes as well, he struggles to jump into the back seat without scrabbling his rear legs so putting a handle on the boxes means I can easily take one out and use it as a step for him.

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so about those stubby antennas... do they cause loss of AM/FM radio reception?
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so about those stubby antennas... do they cause loss of AM/FM radio reception?
My experience has been that where reception was strong before it remains fine, but for stations that had slightly weaker signal with the stock aerial it's considerably worse with the stubby.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:39 PM   #35
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In the center console, when you raise the armrest, there is a recess behind the tray for the hinge. If you put coins or keys on the tray and lift it to get into the lower storage, they fall into the recess & don't come out easily. You can get the stuff out but it's a PITA even with pliers and you cannot close the lid without fishing everything out

If you take a die grinder or hacksaw to the lip of the recess and take off about 3/8" or so, the "Black Hole" is gone. Lift the tray & everything falls down into the storage without arguing.

Some do not notice it, but that's where I keep the mailbox key & it can be frustrating when I have to get into the back tub to pull out my needle nose pliers just to get the monthly bills.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:53 PM   #36
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so about those stubby antennas... do they cause loss of AM/FM radio reception?
I never COMPLETELY lost reception but there was a lot more static even on the stronger stations.

Example 94.1 in Albuquerque (very long range & strong signal) has their antenna on the crest. With the original antenna, no problems. When I installed the AntennaX stubby, snap crackle pop all the way through the canyon (~ 5 miles from the antenna) until I get into town where there is a better line of sight.

I listen to Sirius & BT playlists for the most part so form beats function here. It looks nice so I kept it on, but I cannot recommend it as an "upgrade"

If you live in a flat area, you likely won't notice it at all.
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Combined dog bed (for his comfort and the protection of my leather), concealed storage units, and potentially subwoofer enclosures. Materials required: 15 sq ft of 3/4" ply, 8 ft of 2x2, a box of woodscrews, and two cheap black floor mats. Total cost circa $35.






Great idea...I'm going to try something like this...my pup will love it...thanks for sharing.
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Great idea...I'm going to try something like this...my pup will love it...thanks for sharing.
No worries, it was really simple. Boxes are 18"L x 10"W x 11.5"H, and the board across the top is 50" x 11". If you're a bit taller and want to put the seats back a bit further, you might want to reduce the width of the boxes an inch or two. I've just left them as open frames for now, but if you were of a mind then they're a good size to house subwoofers; and indeed, they'd be truly sub the woofer.
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Yeah, he hates travelling in the trunk of vehicles and demonstrates his displeasure by puking in them. Problem is that the Jeep back seat is just a little too narrow for his 60 pound backside, and as well as it being difficult for him to get comfortable on long journeys I was concerned that even a moderate braking manoeuvre could throw him into the footwells.

I'm going to add paracord handles to the boxes as well, he struggles to jump into the back seat without scrabbling his rear legs so putting a handle on the boxes means I can easily take one out and use it as a step for him.
I have 2 labs I just fold the seats down. It leaves a gap between the seat bottom and cargo area but I made a mat that covers every thing out of horse stall matting. I will get some pics up shortly.
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I have 2 labs I just fold the seats down. It leaves a gap between the seat bottom and cargo area but I made a mat that covers every thing out of horse stall matting. I will get some pics up shortly.
I thought about doing that, but my problem with it is that it's too big an area for one dog, especially if I've also got luggage in the trunk. Again, if I brake hard he's going to go flying. In the back seat area while wearing his seatbelt, he's going to be pretty safe.
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Get some zip ties and start strapping down whatever you need to the roll bars. Flashlights and stuff like that seems to be the go to. I also went with a fishing pole for those days when "I got stuck at the office hunny".
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #44
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A couple of these to stop seat belt slap which is a sound created by Satan himself. Bell 22-1-33240-8 Black Memory Foam Seat Belt Pad : Amazon.com : Automotive
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$200 bucks? Mind if I ask where you found that one? I'm looking for a bumper mounted led
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #46
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I am getting these ASAP for those sumer night doorless drives in the woods:
Jeep JK JAMpegs/JAMbag Bundle Package!, JustAddMud Offroad Accessories
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:18 PM   #47
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Just my quick mod. He holds up great on trails!
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^^whoops didnt realize this was the JK page
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #49
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Stick a piece of foam or pad (I used spare bicycle helmet pads) between the seat belt and the B-pillar plastic to keep the belt from making annoying slapping noises when your topless.
I was trying to figure out what would work there. The bicycle helmet pad sounds like a great idea.
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I was trying to figure out what would work there. The bicycle helmet pad sounds like a great idea.
Bicycle helmet pad? Perhaps you should check out post #44.
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Get some zip ties and start strapping down whatever you need to the roll bars. Flashlights and stuff like that seems to be the go to. I also went with a fishing pole for those days when "I got stuck at the office hunny".
Two thumbs up on the fishing pole. I've done the same for years
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^^whoops didnt realize this was the JK page
It's ok jk owners can appreciate a great bumper mod
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Hi-Lift Jack. Its a jack. Its a winch. Its a spreader. It rocks!
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Hi-Lift Jack. Its a jack. Its a winch. Its a spreader. It rocks!
It's a skullcracker, a knee buckler, a knuckle splitter... I have one too. So useful. So dangerous
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:48 PM   #55
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Decent portable air compressor. $59 bucks at harbour freight and small enough to store under back seat.

Or you can buy the Synergy Suspension Air Compressor Bracket
$49 for the 3.8
$59 for the 3.6
Synergy Suspension 4018 - Synergy Suspension Air Compressor Bracket for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

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12 Volt, 150 PSI High Volume Air Compressor
$59 Harbour Freight mount it under hood and call it good.

$108-118 on Board Air

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Decent portable air compressor. $59 bucks at harbour freight and small enough to store under back seat.

Or you can buy the Synergy Suspension Air Compressor Bracket
$49 for the 3.8
$59 for the 3.6
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12 Volt, 150 PSI High Volume Air Compressor
$59 Harbour Freight mount it under hood and call it good.

$108-118 on Board Air
That looks freaking sweet!

Noob Questions:
1)How did you go about wiring it?
2)Would this be something that could work with an Spod?
3)Would this work with future air lockers?
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That looks freaking sweet!

Noob Questions:
1)How did you go about wiring it?
2)Would this be something that could work with an Spod?
3)Would this work with future air lockers?

Here is my thread on it. Now what I posted here was bare minimum in the thread I did a lot more like tanks.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/cus...-a-241866.html

Now Question one: I have the wiring coming into cab to a switch and of course the switch is powered.

#2 = Yes you could I build my own gauge mount and mounted it in overhead.

#3 yes it would work for lockers.
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$10 spray can of Plasti Dip makes the grill look good. And if you get tired of it you can just peel it off and your back to stock.
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FREE-Unzipped the side roll bar cover and tucked the garage door opener in it. Don't have to worry about it flying off the visor anymore with the top off.
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It's a skullcracker, a knee buckler, a knuckle splitter... I have one too. So useful. So dangerous
True. Proceed with caution and patience. But when I get high-centered I would rather have a high lift jack than 10 working knuckles. lol

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