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Old 05-30-2013, 01:04 AM   #22261
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:07 AM   #22262
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The nerf bars look pretty sweet, but did you also look at the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor?



A hundred bucks cheaper and look every bit as good, if not better. IMO, obviously.
they are ok, but I still like the look of the others more. Plus, the Side Armor don't look like they have much grip on the step part. Living in MN i could see this being an issue if I ever need to use the step in the winter. I could picture my foot sliding right out with the Side Armor ones, and there isn't anything there to stop it. With the other ones I could always put my foot in the corner of the step and not have to worry about it.

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Old 05-30-2013, 01:10 AM   #22263
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Took a sawzall to my bumper and ripped off the fenders
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:20 AM   #22264
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they are ok, but I still like the look of the others more. Plus, the Side Armor don't look like they have much grip on the step part. Living in MN i could see this being an issue if I ever need to use the step in the winter. I could picture my foot sliding right out with the Side Armor ones, and there isn't anything there to stop it. With the other ones I could always put my foot in the corner of the step and not have to worry about it.
It's not something I'm concerned about and I live in Ottawa but I take your point, and if you prefer the look of the others then fair enough.

I haven't tried the bars you're interested in, but you'll find a mixed response to Smittybilt products on WF. At one end of the spectrum you'll have people who'll tell you that they're cheap Chinese knock offs of the real thing that are pointless anywhere more demanding than the parking lot at Whole Foods, at the other end you'll have those who will tell you that they're the best value for money armour you can buy and that the worst damage they've taken in crossing the most extreme terrain was some slightly scraped powdercoat.

What is seemingly common to all is an acceptance that you'll probably have to do a little bit of modification to get them to fit, and my experience was no different. If you have a Dremel and know how to use it then you'll be fine.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:34 AM   #22265
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Cut a chunk of plastic out of the passenger front wheel well so I could get a crescent wrench on the upper shock mount. That thing is a real $@!$#er to get at.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:25 AM   #22266
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I've sorted out the Velcro straps for tiring the bow tubes together, but I'm stumped on what the stretchy ones with the snaps are for. Anyone know.
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For "Mike" "Sun was out"

I might be wrong but I think the stretchy ones are for the back window. Zip up L and R sides to the top, roll the back window and these hold the back window in place (rolled up)

Hope this is right and helps...[/QUOTE]
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:26 AM   #22267
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For "Mike" "Sun was out"

I might be wrong but I think the stretchy ones are for the back window. Zip up L and R sides to the top, roll the back window and these hold the back window in place (rolled up)

Hope this is right and helps...
They are for the back Window. There are snaps at the top of the window for them they just hang and wait for you to roll up the window and slide the ends into them.[/QUOTE]
Thanks also - It would have taken me a long time to think of that.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:28 AM   #22269
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The elastic bands with the snaps on them are for rolling your back window up and out of the way if you don't put the top all the way down. I used them maybe four or five times, then never again. They stretch out really quickly and easily, and once they have, they don't hold the window snug. And they can cause the window to get scratched. If I'm opening the Sunrider top, I just unzip from left to right so that the window stays attached and just push it down flat into the back of the Jeep. Easier, more out of the way, and less scratching.
Of course, if you have a lot of crap in the back of the Jeep, it doesn't work so well, but I keep the area behind the back seats as clean as possible.
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Stripped her naked and installed my Defiant mirrors... life is good.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:26 AM   #22271
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Switched to the soft top for the summer. Used my Racor lift for the first time.
Hey sir, which Racor lift did you purchase? I'm in need of one to get my hardtop off the garage floor

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Stripped her naked and installed my Defiant mirrors... life is good.
I stripped mine naked for the first time last Friday. I had a REALLY tough time (mentally) putting the doors back on Monday night :/ THAT is how a Jeep should be 24/7.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #22272
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After several weeks of nakedness I am buttoning it back up. Rains are here and a spring busted on the garage so it'll be outside for a couple days. :'(
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Ordered a set of Pilot PL-360c fog lights from amazon to replace the factory ones. Hopefully this won't be hard to do.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #22274
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I would have to come up with a way to mark the placement of the snaps. Having the snaps on the right place it key to making it fit.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:05 AM   #22275
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So what you're saying is its gonna be one hell of a write up?
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It would be a very long and in depth right up! Even then I couldn't guarantee it would come out right. Oh BTW your going to need to buy the $6000 sewing machine we use to sew it up. lol. If I can figure out a way that someone could mark the snaps I might be able to make them and ship them out with the hardware to install them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #22276
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I know there's a couple of write ups out there somewhere. I'm going to have to search from them..
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #22277
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Can you take a pic of the dash w/o the cover on? Are the snaps just glued to the dash?
They are screwed in, the cover fits super tight ( gives room for stretching) so glue wouldn't work.

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #22278
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I see extra dollar signs for you! Cause everyone going to want you to make them one
I'm working on a way I can make them for people now.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #22279
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I'm working on a way I can make them for people now.
Do I sense a "Shark Tank" visit?
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:08 AM   #22280
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Today is a rough day...could be worse, though. My Lego was dropped off for surgery on her wheel bearing. She looked quite frightened, but I told her it'd be okay and as soon as she goes into recovery I have ordered a refreshing drink for her. She will guzzle up some new oil and then I will come get her. I will treat her to a ride to another shop where we will price out some more mods. I have a surprise trip planned for her as a reward. A three day camping, trailing, mudding weekend...its like sixflags. I know she will be super excited. But I'm a wreck waiting for the call telling me she's outta surgery. I see another Jeep and my arm begins to raise, my face begins to curve upward around my lips...then suddenly I realize...she's not there and my arm drops and my smile disappears. I get home, hop outta the truck and there is an empty place in the driveway where she belongs. My hubby says, "r u gonna sleep out here tonight" me, "no silly, ill open the window above so if she tries to come home ill hear her". Even my son stood there and said, "mommy, its not right that Lego isn't here" trainin em up right, bahaha. Ill get her tomorrow, but I miss her today. Thats what I did with my girl today. (Yes, I have issues about my Jeep, no way do I want help unless help means sharing such addiction)
Probably my favorite post ever!
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:18 AM   #22281
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I used mine to drag a piano out of the street. Had to take a pic so people would believe me. Lol

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:21 AM   #22282
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I used mine to drag a piano out of the street. Had to take a pic so people would believe me. Lol

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So you say. I heard you got yourself stuck in the mud hole just out of shot to the left and were too embarrassed to call anyone, so you used a piano to pull it out.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #22283
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Got clamps around the breather hoses at the axle housing and hit most of the undercarriage and parts of my rock rails with Permatex Rust Treatment. Also noticed that I bent my crossmember. Doesn't look like it's bad enough to worry about at this point. A replacement steering stabilizer should be on it's way tomorrow and I'll be all set!

Guess I've learned what a couple of hard wheeling trips will do to a stock height JK.
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I used mine to drag a piano out of the street. Had to take a pic so people would believe me. Lol
This may be the single greatest post I've seen in this thread. Fantastic!
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Plus, the Side Armor don't look like they have much grip on the step part.
The side armor rails are nice and grippy.
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Do I sense a "Shark Tank" visit?
lol! I like the way you think.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:41 PM   #22287
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #22288
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Got caught with my top down in the rain for the first time... Stupid weather man... 0% chance. Right.

Normally, getting drenched would not be a pleasant experience but the simple fact of this happening while zipping my windows in made me happy. I realized I was proud of getting rained on for the first time and I started laughing. Everyone else at the park rolled their eyes then rolled their windows up. Ha!
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I was talking with my business partner and he believes we can make a templet to install the dash cover. We figured on a price of $59.99 plus shipping. We just need an idea of how many people would be interested in getting them.


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Old 05-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #22290
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