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Old 12-31-2012, 01:36 PM   #6421
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Your hood levers there? Mines connected to the hood....
Mine too, but I reach through the grille it's actually easier

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:57 PM   #6422
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what do you guys think about using that tail light tint stuff on plastic windows? i really dont want to spend a bunch of money on new tinted windows.
Just snatch only a soft top window from junk yard and see what happens

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #6423
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where is the best spot to mount a cb antenna on the jeep with out it breaking or having any worries with it ?????
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:52 AM   #6424
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where is the best spot to mount a cb antenna on the jeep with out it breaking or having any worries with it ?????
Bumper .... On the tail light mount you hit low ceilings like in parking garages.
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Bumper .... On the tail light mount you hit low ceilings like in parking garages.
But depending on the length of antenna and other factors, mounting it on the bumper could very possibly interfere with reception/transmission.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #6426
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But depending on the length of antenna and other factors, mounting it on the bumper could very possibly interfere with reception/transmission.
Sorry meant to say I was referencing my 4' stick
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #6427
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where is the best spot to mount a cb antenna on the jeep with out it breaking or having any worries with it ?????
The absolute best place would be on the hood on the drivers side. The reception is the best and if you put a spring on it you don't ever have to worry about it. There's nothing on the car that the antenna car smack into if you on some twisty terrain.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:32 PM   #6428
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Just snatch only a soft top window from junk yard and see what happens
I have never seen a wrangler In A junk yard in Ohio. A rusted up yj with a broken rusted out frame still brings $500 around here lol
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I have never seen a wrangler In A junk yard in Ohio. A rusted up yj with a broken rusted out frame still brings $500 around here lol
I have never been there, but near my house in ft collins, co there is a junk yard that is 95% jeeps
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I have never been there, but near my house in ft collins, co there is a junk yard that is 95% jeeps
This must be the jeep graveyard because I only see Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in the junkyards around here....
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #6431
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This must be the jeep graveyard because I only see Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in the junkyards around here....
Same but I've figured out why it's like that around here (NE Oklahoma) nobody scraps wranglers they all get bought up totaled, rolled, twisted, all of them and get turned into trail only rigs
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This must be the jeep graveyard because I only see Cherokee and Grand Cherokee in the junkyards around here....
X2. The U-Pull-N-Pay near me has only cherokees, grand cherokees, and wagoneers
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X2. The U-Pull-N-Pay near me has only cherokees, grand cherokees, and wagoneers
Most large'ish metro areas have some kind of Jeep Wrangler centric Junk/Salvage yard? Its good business! Things are so crazy here that jeeps are worth more to salvage guys sometimes than they are to buy and drive. Good news is that they have just about everything and are very Jeep knowledgeable - Bad news is that prices are 2-100X what you would pay at a Junk Yard Samurai guys find similar things (was one of those too!).

Go to CraigsList - it is the junkyard of the future. Lots of Soft Tops at least in my area for $100 (full soft top). I got an extra tinted window set for mine for $75 (just because I didn't want the rest of the top!)
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Im about to start rigging an intake extension. At first I thought that I would just run an extension into the cowl area and leave it like that, any ideas on if this is a good or bad idea? I have been searching and now I'm thinking about doing a Hummer style intake (stop laughing) where it comes out of the top of the cowl. Ill post up the parts list and a walk thru after I'm finished if anyones interested.
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Im about to start rigging an intake extension. At first I thought that I would just run an extension into the cowl area and leave it like that, any ideas on if this is a good or bad idea? I have been searching and now I'm thinking about doing a Hummer style intake (stop laughing) where it comes out of the top of the cowl. Ill post up the parts list and a walk thru after I'm finished if anyones interested.

dont know if this will help but that has allready been done. there is a complete write up on here, i just dont know where i read the thing at.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:06 AM   #6436
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I have never seen a wrangler In A junk yard in Ohio. A rusted up yj with a broken rusted out frame still brings $500 around here lol
Same here in MD I'm at three different junk yards every Sunday and I still haven't found any yj.
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I saw the one for the hummer intake, But I was considering skipping the hole in the top of the cowl and just putting it through the firewall and into the cowl area. anyone see a problem with that?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #6438
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I saw the one for the hummer intake, But I was considering skipping the hole in the top of the cowl and just putting it through the firewall and into the cowl area. anyone see a problem with that?
What kind of filter would you use? One of the cone ones? I've never been impressed with how those cloth filters actually filter. What if a bunch of water starts leaking through the cowl onto your filter (we all know how tight the body gaps are on these things). If it were me, and I was going to the trouble to poke it through the fire wall and run it under the cowl, I'd just make that extra cut for it to go vertical and pop out "Hummer Style" (Uhhh...that phrase made me shudder...sorry). Then you could get a smaller circular paper filter with the cover over it. I'd be a lot less sketched out by that. Disclaimer: I have never actually done either of these ideas, these were just my thoughts were I planning on doing this. Good luck with whichever way you go - make sure to do a write-up!!
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I saw the one for the hummer intake, But I was considering skipping the hole in the top of the cowl and just putting it through the firewall and into the cowl area. anyone see a problem with that?
You could do this and skip the hole in the cowl. (There is a link in here to a write up on jeepforum)
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/home...ke-145565.html
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dont get me wrong, to each there own, but why would you want to make a jeep look any closer to a hummer. i have worked on HMMWV's for years and they suck to work on. again to each there own.
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What kind of filter would you use? One of the cone ones? I've never been impressed with how those cloth filters actually filter. What if a bunch of water starts leaking through the cowl onto your filter (we all know how tight the body gaps are on these things). If it were me, and I was going to the trouble to poke it through the fire wall and run it under the cowl, I'd just make that extra cut for it to go vertical and pop out "Hummer Style" (Uhhh...that phrase made me shudder...sorry). Then you could get a smaller circular paper filter with the cover over it. I'd be a lot less sketched out by that. Disclaimer: I have never actually done either of these ideas, these were just my thoughts were I planning on doing this. Good luck with whichever way you go - make sure to do a write-up!!
I concur with this. Note some water/moisture getting onto the filter and into the engine is not going to harm anything. Damage occurs when a large slug of water is injested into a cylinder and increases the compression to where it locks or bends/breaks parts. If the cowl floods from a large mass of water or the drain plugs, the only place it is going is down the intake.
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I saw the one for the hummer intake, But I was considering skipping the hole in the top of the cowl and just putting it through the firewall and into the cowl area. anyone see a problem with that?
not sure if its possible butyou could look into seeing if there is a way to modify a JK snorkel, I dont know if you've seen them or not but they are a lot different than the TJ ones
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But depending on the length of antenna and other factors, mounting it on the bumper could very possibly interfere with reception/transmission.
Got a 4 ft tuneable firstick on my bumper and it works perfect. 18 ft coax and tuned with a meter and have the Cobra handheld with a cheap $8 bearcat speaker...... it's like a sore peter, you can't beat it!!

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I saw the one for the hummer intake, But I was considering skipping the hole in the top of the cowl and just putting it through the firewall and into the cowl area. anyone see a problem with that?
Here ya go! ---> TJ "Hummer" cold air intake
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Got a 4 ft tuneable firstick on my bumper and it works perfect. 18 ft coax and tuned with a meter and have the Cobra handheld with a cheap $8 bearcat speaker...... it's like a sore peter, you can't beat it!!

I found that the reception on the bumber with a 4' firestik was pretty good, but moving it up to the tailight (also hadded a spring mount and quick detach) improved my reception sginificantly.

Like I said, the bumper was pretty good, though.
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You could do this and skip the hole in the cowl. (There is a link in here to a write up on jeepforum)
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I concur with this. Note some water/moisture getting onto the filter and into the engine is not going to harm anything. Damage occurs when a large slug of water is injested into a cylinder and increases the compression to where it locks or bends/breaks parts. If the cowl floods from a large mass of water or the drain plugs, the only place it is going is down the intake.
etc, etc, etc....

Really? Are we doing the intake thing here guys?

LilYeller, I would be happy to share my thoughts on the subject if you want to pm me but that is a can of worms that I don't think we should open on this thread. lol
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I was gonna use the factory intake and just put an extension tube into the cowl area so it sucks in colder air. No filter on the end is necessary since I will still have my factory one. The thing they put on the top of those "hummer style" ones is just to keep rain water from entering the tube, its not a filter up there.
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I was gonna use the factory intake and just put an extension tube into the cowl area so it sucks in colder air. No filter on the end is necessary since I will still have my factory one. The thing they put on the top of those "hummer style" ones is just to keep rain water from entering the tube, its not a filter up there.
Ahh...it all makes sense now. I figured you were going to just run it straight from the throttle body into the cowl, which didn't seem like a good idea. Yeah, I don't see any reason why you couldn't do that. Not sure on how much it'd help anything, but you never know until you try, right?
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I was gonna use the factory intake and just put an extension tube into the cowl area so it sucks in colder air. No filter on the end is necessary since I will still have my factory one. The thing they put on the top of those "hummer style" ones is just to keep rain water from entering the tube, its not a filter up there.
Not cheap but it does what u want, spectre makes a air intake that goes to the firewall from the throttle body, and has an inline filter
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I found that the reception on the bumber with a 4' firestik was pretty good, but moving it up to the tailight (also hadded a spring mount and quick detach) improved my reception sginificantly.

Like I said, the bumper was pretty good, though.

That makes sense!! I'm afraid it won't fit in my garage UNLESS I do the detach thing, can you let me know what part you used for that??

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