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Old 08-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Windshield bumper mod

Was contemplating a new aftermarket hood "truck designs". Then thought about removing the windshield bumpers to give the oem hood a cleaner look. I was just going to use black plugs then did a search and saw the vector ufo's. Decided to try adding two more washer nozzels instead. Inexpensive "$25 total" and functional, Dorman product #47137 and five feet of hose and two plastic tee's. Sprays great and for me it accomplished the cleaner look in about 15 minutes.

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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Post up a picture! Would like to see how this looks!

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Old 08-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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Post up a picture! Would like to see how this looks!

Sorry forgot to click upload...........................
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$25 and 15 minutes?

If there was a 'mod-of-the-week'
I'd nominate you!

Well done - very clean.
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$25 and 15 minutes?

If there was a 'mod-of-the-week'
I'd nominate you!

Well done - very clean.

Thanks, i need to order a 4-way splitter to clean it up a bit under the hood or i could have tucked it under the insulation too. I can always reverse it back to stock I didn't even shorten the original hose. I want to add a heated washer fluid unit before the winter. "alphatherm" I have one in the wifes Enclave and it really helps in the NY winters and with bug and bird/ tar debris. I think that combo will keep the windshield clear! Take care.
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Probably gave you an 3 MPG increase also by getting rid of those large bumps in the airflow.
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Really nice.
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Probably gave you an 3 MPG increase also by getting rid of those large bumps in the airflow.

Maybe I think the new setup weighs an extra 1/2 ounce though............
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #9
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I like that idea! How's the aim on the new nozzles?
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Are those bump stops relocatable for putting the hood against the windshield???
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:22 PM   #11
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I like that idea! How's the aim on the new nozzles?
I think they are adjustable,definetly side to side you can turn them.The volume is adjustable, because it comes with a wrench to adjust. The aim was spot on i didn't have to fool with it. You could disasble the orignal center if you want less volume also. With three it really gives a serious blast.
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Are those bump stops relocatable for putting the hood against the windshield???
As long as you don't mind drilling holes in the hood. Without measuring I think it's about 3/8" hole for each one to mount them. I guess you can cut the tab off and use adhesive too.
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What diameter hose did you buy? I take it you bought the hose and the plastic T's at a standard auto parts store?

I'm placing an order on Amazon and am going to add the Dorman kit to my order.
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Why buy a fluid heater? Just keep the DIY going!

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...-fluid-162293/
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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What diameter hose did you buy? I take it you bought the hose and the plastic T's at a standard auto parts store?

I'm placing an order on Amazon and am going to add the Dorman kit to my order.

I have no idea on hose diameter I matched it up at autozone. Go small and tight. Otherwise the pressure will make the fittings leak. Dorman makes a four way fitting that will be a cleaner install. Saw it on line, local store only had three ways. The kit comes with two small pieces of hose take them with you to match up. Sorry about the lack of that info.
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Why buy a fluid heater? Just keep the DIY going!

Heated washer fluid

Love it that's brilliant. Some one on there has the alphatherm too. Thanks. I'm going to measure the temperature with an IR thermometer. I guess it would depend on the length of hose and how many wraps around the heater hose and what's an acceptable recovery time. Hard to beat the price.......... Good info.
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Can we see it in action?
I like this mod more than this one. No drilling!! http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/was...fw-111243.html
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #18
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Here is a 4 & 5 way vacuum line splitter. Vacu-tite part #47361
Its 3/16 in. Believe the nozzle kit is 5/32.

Autograde 4/5 Way Connector Vacuum Tubing Assortment 47361 at Advance Auto Parts
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:21 PM   #19
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Now this is cooking with gas! Well done sir, well done.
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Can we see it in action?
I like this mod more than this one. No drilling!! http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/was...fw-111243.html
Tried shooting the video clip tonight, but too dark in garage. Will do after work tomorrow in daylight and post.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #22
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Tried shooting the video clip tonight, but too dark in garage. Will do after work tomorrow in daylight and post.

This should give an idea.


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Old 08-23-2012, 06:45 AM   #23
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Thanks deep blue for the vid. Did the mod yesterday but still have to tuck things. The nozzles put out more of a fine mist than factory. would like to raise the mist height just a tad though. It sure does get all the windshield though.
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Probably gave you an 3 MPG increase also by getting rid of those large bumps in the airflow.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #25
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I just did this mod and I love it! I found a way to make the install much cleaner. As a matter of fact, you can't even tell I did anything (from under the hood at least).

I'll post up photos and an end result video here in a bit.
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deepbluerubi: How do the volume adjustments work? I got the nozzles installed but I'd like to get them to spray a finer mist. Did you just turn the inside part of the nozzle clockwise to for less volume?
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Sorry forgot to click upload...........................
Very cool mod!
I may have to copy this one.
Will post it when I do.

Well done!
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Just ordered parts! Great idea, thanks!
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deepbluerubi: How do the volume adjustments work? I got the nozzles installed but I'd like to get them to spray a finer mist. Did you just turn the inside part of the nozzle clockwise to for less volume?

Never tried adjusting them sorry............ Everyone else thanks for the positive comments, lots of good info on this forum for sure!
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Just did this mod. Most excellent! Thx.

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