Cheap, Easy, Fun CREATIVE MODS - Page 197 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #5881
Jeeper
 
Coffindaffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 111
Haha yep I've got a couple missing holding on my 35. It still goes nowhere. Only issue is not being able to see that third brake light but I don't want to extend it that high and make it look tacky.

Coffindaffer is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-04-2012, 08:56 PM   #5882
Jeeper
 
JReed615's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coffindaffer
I saw a bunch of guys talking about running 33s on the stock spare mount on the tail gate and it being too much weight. I don't know what you guys are talking about. I have 35s on 17s on mine and have never had an issue
I have 33x12.5x15's with the stock spare mount, and I can't lock my tailgate anymore.. I'm assuming it's because the weight of the tire took the tailgate out of alignment

JReed615 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #5883
Jeeper
 
PHILDABEAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Farmington N.M.
Posts: 859
I built these "jounce" stops for free with some old valve springs off a cummins industrial engine. These springs are a little light but they still work pretty well, I have another set of heavier springs that i'll try when I get the chance.
PHILDABEAST is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #5884
Jeeper
 
obidya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 1,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post
I built these "jounce" stops for free with some old valve springs off a cummins industrial engine. These springs are a little light but they still work pretty well, I have another set of heavier springs that i'll try when I get the chance.
I like that idea a lot, do you have a write up on how you did it?
__________________
Black 97 Sahara 4.0L 5 Speed - Fully Cloak'd
1.75" BL with 35"x12.5" Wrangler MTR w/ Kevlar 10k Engo winch
obidya is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #5885
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Freakville FL
Posts: 465
Quote:
Originally Posted by bamajeeper00 View Post
Has anyone made quick discos? Or know where I could find a write up for some?
2 Mr Gasket hood pins...$8 from O'Reilley Auto parts. Worked just fine for me.
__________________
98 TJ
4.0L, 5spd, 4.25 Zone lift, Currie Anti-rock, Trutrac D30, D-locked D35 w/4.56 gears, MCE GEN I Flares, 33" Trxxus ATs, Engo 10K# winch, rear disc brake conversion.

My idea of help from the man above is a sniper on the roof.
Diverdown87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 11:54 AM   #5886
Jeeper
 
PHILDABEAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Farmington N.M.
Posts: 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by obidya

I like that idea a lot, do you have a write up on how you did it?
No I don't, I did these several months ago before I was on this forum. It was really simple to do, just pulled the springs, unbolted the bumpstop cups, drilled out the factory threads in the bumpstop tubes, dropped in a long bolt with a big washer from the top side down through the spring (w/retainers) and the bumpstop cup and just tightened it down till the spring had some good tension on it. Then lowered it down till I only had about 3/4" of shock left and cut the poly bumpstops to match (probably the hardest part, polyurethane is tough) I actually the stock bumpstop runners would have worked.
PHILDABEAST is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #5887
Jeeper
 
obidya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 1,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post
No I don't, I did these several months ago before I was on this forum. It was really simple to do, just pulled the springs, unbolted the bumpstop cups, drilled out the factory threads in the bumpstop tubes, dropped in a long bolt with a big washer from the top side down through the spring (w/retainers) and the bumpstop cup and just tightened it down till the spring had some good tension on it. Then lowered it down till I only had about 3/4" of shock left and cut the poly bumpstops to match (probably the hardest part, polyurethane is tough) I actually the stock bumpstop runners would have worked.
my wife does not thank you, lol
__________________
Black 97 Sahara 4.0L 5 Speed - Fully Cloak'd
1.75" BL with 35"x12.5" Wrangler MTR w/ Kevlar 10k Engo winch
obidya is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #5888
Jeeper
 
thedaringmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverside CA
Posts: 977
Anyone have a brilliant method for cutting down body lift blocks? I have plenty of saws. Wanna cut it straight... Cutting down my 2" to 1.25" today
thedaringmove is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #5889
Jeeper
 
PHILDABEAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Farmington N.M.
Posts: 859
That's funny, she might thank me after they're done. My wife helped me do mine lol.
PHILDABEAST is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #5890
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 788
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedaringmove
Anyone have a brilliant method for cutting down body lift blocks? I have plenty of saws. Wanna cut it straight... Cutting down my 2" to 1.25" today
I would use a band saw and rig a rip fence in one side of the blade to slide against.
Iceman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #5891
Jeeper
 
thedaringmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverside CA
Posts: 977
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman

I would use a band saw and rig a rip fence in one side of the blade to slide against.
Yea I was thinking table saw... I think I could raise the blade high enough
thedaringmove is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 01:12 PM   #5892
Jeeper
 
wwch99tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Felton Delaware
Posts: 4,822
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedaringmove

Yea I was thinking table saw... I think I could raise the blade high enough
That's what I would use...
wwch99tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #5893
Jeeper
 
beetle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Posts: 198
Table saw for sure, if u can't get the blade that high make one pass that cuts 1/2 way through and flip it over for a 2nd pass
beetle is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #5894
Jeeper
 
BumperJumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 719
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedaringmove

Yea I was thinking table saw... I think I could raise the blade high enough
Maybe clamp it down and use a chop saw? Just another idea
__________________
98 Tj Wrangler. 4.0L I6 Automatic, 33" Tires, BORLA full exhaust, and Dana 44 rear.
BumperJumper is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 02:03 PM   #5895
Jeeper
 
thedaringmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverside CA
Posts: 977
Another option is reciprocal saw but i think it would get away from me. Table saw it is
thedaringmove is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #5896
Jeeper
 
thedaringmove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Riverside CA
Posts: 977
Worked great
thedaringmove is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #5897
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 64
Images: 3
its nothin much, but it works! i put a light on the side of the trunl area to light it up at night and used cargo net from my motorcycle to keep everything from movin around
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0112.jpg
Views:	301
Size:	216.1 KB
ID:	176931  
canadianjeeper94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #5898
Jeeper
 
obidya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 1,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by canadianjeeper94 View Post
its nothin much, but it works! i put a light on the side of the trunl area to light it up at night and used cargo net from my motorcycle to keep everything from movin around
where did you mount the light, and did you rig it into the hard tops wiring or anything fancy like that?

I have been wanting to something like that myself
__________________
Black 97 Sahara 4.0L 5 Speed - Fully Cloak'd
1.75" BL with 35"x12.5" Wrangler MTR w/ Kevlar 10k Engo winch
obidya is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 02:29 PM   #5899
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by obidya View Post
where did you mount the light, and did you rig it into the hard tops wiring or anything fancy like that?

I have been wanting to something like that myself
look right where the swing gate latches to on the tub. The silver thing
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #5900
Jeeper
 
griffin84184's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 254
When I bought my Jeep it did not have a jack of any kind, so I had to buy one from harbor freight. Figuring out where to keep it was another challenge.

Now, I have it next to my roll bar on the passenger side wheel well. To keep it in place, I took a new bicycle tube from my road bike, cut it, and tied it around to keep it from moving. No movement, and the tire tube is still tight around the jack/roll bar.

I'll post pics if anyone is curious.
griffin84184 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #5901
Newb
 
Jorgesls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boom Stick
Yesterday I hardwired a cell phone charger for my Jeep on top of the dash where I keep my cell phone. It is the perfect spot for when I need to use the GPS on my phone and charge it at the same time.

I got one of these (Amazon.com: Roadpro 12V Battery Clip-On and Cigarette Lighter Adapter: Automotive) for about $6 with free shipping and cut the clamps off. I wired it in parallel to the existing cig lighter and ran it up behind the dash. I then got this (Amazon.com: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories) for about $5 and hid it behind the dash as well and plugged it into my new socket. I put everything back together and had the tip sticking out of the top of my air vent on my dash.

Now my cell phone charger is always in the same spot and no one can ask to "borrow" it.

I can post pics if you guys want.
Yes please
Jorgesls is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 03:26 PM   #5902
Jeeper
 
obidya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 1,527
Quote:
Originally Posted by PHILDABEAST View Post
That's funny, she might thank me after they're done. My wife helped me do mine lol.
got any spare springs?
__________________
Black 97 Sahara 4.0L 5 Speed - Fully Cloak'd
1.75" BL with 35"x12.5" Wrangler MTR w/ Kevlar 10k Engo winch
obidya is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #5903
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 64
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by obidya View Post
where did you mount the light, and did you rig it into the hard tops wiring or anything fancy like that?

I have been wanting to something like that myself
just on the side of the tub the silver thing, and i actually just went to walamrt and they had one where you just gotta put 3 triple a batteries in it and it has 2 adhesive pads on the back
canadianjeeper94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #5904
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: peabody,massachusetts
Posts: 22
Attached fishing rod holders to my jeeps grill



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3503614187.jpg
Views:	491
Size:	102.5 KB
ID:	176981
Xikky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #5905
Jeeper
 
PHILDABEAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Farmington N.M.
Posts: 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by obidya

got any spare springs?
I've got a whole spare set. Just got done with my re-do, I'll post the pics of everthing later after I go test it out
PHILDABEAST is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #5906
Jeeper
 
GRIZZLYJEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 309
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xikky
Attached fishing rod holders to my jeeps grill
I hope you aren't catching anything big they will rip your grille apart, welcome to the forum, wavey
GRIZZLYJEEP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #5907
Jeeper
 
bmpage84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF MASSACHUSETTS, Somerset
Posts: 530
Quote:
Originally Posted by GRIZZLYJEEP View Post
I hope you aren't catching anything big they will rip your grille apart, welcome to the forum, wavey

LOL! X2 Especially if your fishing up the Cape! One of those stray Great White Sharks we had this summer will drag your Jeep off into the ocean!!

Nice job BTW, their barely noticeable!
__________________
Happy Trails!

Chrome on a Jeep is like a hot chick with herpes!

bmpage84 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 07:43 PM   #5908
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: peabody,massachusetts
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by GRIZZLYJEEP View Post
I hope you aren't catching anything big they will rip your grille apart, welcome to the forum, wavey
they're for transporting the rods haha, not for fishing on a beach with...although that isn't a bad idea...
Xikky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #5909
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Big Horn Basin
Posts: 13
black jeep

I'm on page 29...I have not seen if those with a black jeep are adding any color to the bodies. Lots of black bed liner to all colors of jeeps, and they look great.

Anyone adding color?
Scott in WY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #5910
Jeeper
 
PHILDABEAST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Farmington N.M.
Posts: 859
Homemade "bounce" stops
Parts needed- a couple of valve springs and a big bolt with nut and washers.
Attachment 177102


Used a unibit to drill out factory threads.
Attachment 177103


Bolt dropped in.
Attachment 177104


Springs assembled together
Attachment 177105


Bolted together just tight enough to put a little tension on inner spring.
Attachment 177101

Add your choice of rubber or poly bumpstop cut to the proper length and you're done.

PHILDABEAST is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cheap JK mods please share NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 JK General Discussion Forum 1507 Today 08:19 AM
Cheap, Easy Mod for the Doors Off Guys (and Gals) 05GT-O.C.D. TJ General Discussion Forum 31 09-22-2013 03:53 PM
cheap mods EricTheHorse87 TJ General Discussion Forum 2 04-27-2013 12:45 PM
Cheap mods? jeep7797 TJ General Discussion Forum 23 01-07-2013 02:21 PM
cheap mods davidc128 Builders Corner 2 03-15-2011 05:57 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:46 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC