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Old 01-22-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy Ok - I must be the worst Jeep mod'r ever

Couldn't even manage to install the Rugged Ridge dask tray?!?! I can't even get the M6 posts to screw down?! How is this even possible?

Is there some Modifiers Anonymous meeting somewhere - "Hi my name is greg and i'm an idiot"


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Old 01-22-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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The "dash" tray would have been easier to install...j/k

Sorry to hear. When all else fails, just push harder.

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Old 01-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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Probably be even easier if it was a "dash" tray.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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I'm sure you got a set of instructions with it, but here they are if you need them.

http://omix-ada.com/media/catalog/pr...n/13551.10.pdf

But inspect all of the pieces and make sure they aren't messed up in any way.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #5
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Couldn't even manage to install the Rugged Ridge dask tray?!?! I can't even get the M6 posts to screw down?! How is this even possible?

Is there some Modifiers Anonymous meeting somewhere - "Hi my name is greg and i'm an idiot"

Very Funny!
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I'm sure you got a set of instructions with it, but here they are if you need them.

http://omix-ada.com/media/catalog/pr...n/13551.10.pdf

But inspect all of the pieces and make sure they aren't messed up in any way.
Holy crap that thing looks complicated for just being a dash tray. Look at all those parts. Fuel filler door might be an easier mod.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:43 PM   #7
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There is NO WAY those M6 posts are supposed to fit? they do not thread correctly at all...

and here my Drake Billet grill inserts arrived at the office today - shame its only 12 degrees outside or i'd probably try to reclaim my dignity.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #8
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The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Sometimes things just don't go right. Maybe you got a bad production piece.

Keep at it....AEV sells a nice 6.4L Hemi conversion kit if ya feel froggy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:35 PM   #9
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I installed the same one a few months back. it was a little difficult, but not too bad overall.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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Don't feel bad I've jacked up some seemingly simple installs on my pervious Jeeps and motorcycles. Sometimes the simplest of things can bust your nuts worse than the big stuff.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #12
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If it makes you feel any better, I recently did a mod where I took off the factory am/fm antenna completely.....well I didnt realize, until I had already done it, that you DO NOT need to take the fender and flare off to do it, it is all unscrewed from the outside, just has a plastic cover that pops off and exposes 3 screws.
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I installed the same one a few months back. it was a little difficult, but not too bad overall.
The hemi kit? or the dash tray? pics?
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The hemi kit? or the dash tray? pics?
The dash tray, I WISH I could afford and had the ability to do a Hemi Swap!
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Don't feel too bad. If you work on your own vehicle, you're eventually going to F something up.

I had to drill a hole for a switch in the left side of the kick panel in front of the driver. Knew full well I should have put some kind of shield behind or even better just pull it out of the jepp. Did I? Hell no! Of course, needless to say, once the drill bit got a good hold, it pulled right into the wire harness just behind the kick panel in question. A 10 or 15 minute job turned into a 2 hour repair job.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:24 AM   #17
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I'm in! My name is Brian, and I'm an idiot Jeep modifier too. My first tip... Get a BIG hammer. The duct tape has already been mentioned. Also don't forget, a blood sacrifice is required for almost all Jeep DIY projects.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:37 AM   #18
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I'll be the first to admit I'm an absolute jackass when it comes to working on vehicles. Numerous times have I been outside screwin' off with a vehicle, cursing up a storm and throwing tools, only for my wife to come out, take a look and ask, "Mind if I try," only to do whatever it was I was trying to do for an hour in the matter of five seconds.

Seriously, when it comes to vehicles, I could tell you what's wrong with them all day long, but just don't ask me to fix it; I can't find my ass with both hands when it comes to working on a vehicle.
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I normally don't have issues, but I looked in behind the fender and saw the 3 screws and figured I had to take it all apart, didnt even try taking the cover off until after I took everything else apart, including breaking half the clips that hold the flare to the fender. I think my next purchase will be a set of Factory Service Manuals so I don't have that issue again.
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I'd love a set of service manuals ... so i could feel better about 'popping' shit off to spray it. Got my case of 4-cans of Plasti-dip at the office today - have to wait until spring to screw up my wheels.

at least it peels off.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:17 AM   #21
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They can be found on eBay. Its amazing though how much more the Wrangler manuals are compared to the other models, its rediculious. The cheapest I found a set for my 07 is $216 plus shipping.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:22 AM   #22
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Best thread ever. First rule of mods I learned is when people on the forum say "I did that last week solo, on the street corner in the dark cold and it took me 2hrs..." take 2hrs divide by 2 and multiply by 9 and that's about how long it will take me to do the same project with 2 people including multiple runs to the tool store because I don't have the right stuff or I break it.....

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