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Old 02-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #6931
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I keep a paint can opener in the console just for such needs
I just keep a bottle opener in the door pocket. But it is sorta disguised to not look entirely like a bottle opener.

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Mine is on a para cord lanyard for easy grabbing.

However i do think mounting one somewhere external, like on a bumper or something, would make it less convenient for me to drink and drive and therefore safer.

If i still lived back in middle of nowhere Texas though, I would have already hard mounted one to the dash somewhere.

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #6932
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All this talk about bed lining parts has me interested. Going to try it tonight on a few miscellaneous nonessential parts....

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:31 PM   #6933
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I have a 2012 COD MW3 Unlimited - hard top.. and live in North West Oregon...

I would LOVE to be mostly topless over the late spring and through the summer - but if you know the area you know we do not generally get long stretches without some moisture. I also do not park in a covered area over night... SOOOOO recommendations on how to be "free" yet NOT thrash my interior when the showers and morning dew happens?
Cheap would be ripping out the carpet and putting trash bags on the seats or putting a tarp over it at night.. I would personally look into a cab cover
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:35 PM   #6934
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My solution is more expensive but trade for a soft top plus some cash on the soft top end.
Where I live, the hard top is a really big bonus in the winter - never seen a soft top hold up will that was not garaged
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #6935
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Gotta bump the cargo net mod too TMESCH. How did you do that and where did you get the material?

I want to get one but they are crazy expensive. Perfect to keep the dogs from trying to jump out when I have to leave them in the jeep for a few minutes. But they absolutely love the open air ride, and you can't deny a hound dog his/her open air ride.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #6936
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Cheap would be ripping out the carpet and putting trash bags on the seats or putting a tarp over it at night.. I would personally look into a cab cover
The 2 cab hard tops over the cab are great.. No problems there.. It is the cargo and back seat areas i am concerned with - mostly when out and about and rain rolls in...

I bought a $30 small car cover - it works great for the driveway at night stretches from the spare tire then over the windshield.. the mirrors and back bumper have kept it in place, even when windy... Looking for some kind of Deck solution for a JKU style that i can drive with it attached.. I saw some folks a while back build one with wood - anyone build one with diamond plate - maybe plasti - dipped or bed lined?
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So my Friday night consisted of altering some seat covers for the front and back seat! I can't buy something I can't see or touch so ordering off line is not gonna happen. I have looked everywhere I can think of and couldn't find anything I liked. So I bought a set of the Dickies seat covers. Of course they were too big. The fronts looked like I threw a parachute over them. So I busted out the sewing machine and my night began! Wa la I now have covers that fit and I customized them with some cute stuff that no one else will like or appreciate but me! And that's what the drivers seat says! Its All about Me...



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The 2 cab hard tops over the cab are great.. No problems there.. It is the cargo and back seat areas i am concerned with - mostly when out and about and rain rolls in...

I bought a $30 small car cover - it works great for the driveway at night stretches from the spare tire then over the windshield.. the mirrors and back bumper have kept it in place, even when windy... Looking for some kind of Deck solution for a JKU style that i can drive with it attached.. I saw some folks a while back build one with wood - anyone build one with diamond plate - maybe plasti - dipped or bed lined?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #6939
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I just wish I knew how to sew. I would make all kinds of camo stuff for the interior.
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intake extension is done:

Wanted to extend my intake so I wouldnt have issues with under hood heat and possible splashes getting in there. heres what I did:

Took out the factory air box and removed the nozzle from it. replaced it with a hose from a wet/dry shop vac. I fiberglassed the connector into the factory airbox:





I like using old shirt material instead of fiberglass material. Just a personal preference cause I dont like getting fiberglass in my skin and I hate working with gloves.

Cut a hole into my cowl area:



And ran the hose from the airbox to the cowl area. Now it gets fresh clean air and no water, ever.





I might consider upgrading the pipes to PVC and doing something sticking out of the cowl but that will have to be later. This works great for now and didnt have any issues on the way out to Corbett. Everything breathes just fine and the hose didnt collapse after it got all heated up like it suspected it might.
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intake extension is done:

Wanted to extend my intake so I wouldnt have issues with under hood heat and possible splashes getting in there. heres what I did:

Took out the factory air box and removed the nozzle from it. replaced it with a hose from a wet/dry shop vac. I fiberglassed the connector into the factory airbox:

I like using old shirt material instead of fiberglass material. Just a personal preference cause I dont like getting fiberglass in my skin and I hate working with gloves.

Cut a hole into my cowl area:

And ran the hose from the airbox to the cowl area. Now it gets fresh clean air and no water, ever.

I might consider upgrading the pipes to PVC and doing something sticking out of the cowl but that will have to be later. This works great for now and didnt have any issues on the way out to Corbett. Everything breathes just fine and the hose didnt collapse after it got all heated up like it suspected it might.
Not bad looking, but yea it would look awesome with the pvc tubing...
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #6942
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it still has the drain holes in the bottom of the factory airbox, its not made for working underwater, just to keep the occasional splash out of the motor
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:20 AM   #6943
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I just wish I knew how to sew. I would make all kinds of camo stuff for the interior.
It really not that hard! Although I wish I knew more about the mechanics stuff. I wouldn't have to pay someone to fix stuff!!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #6944
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Saw this spare tire cover online... Anyone know where to buy?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #6945
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That pic looks like it was taken at an auto show. Could just be a one off.
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Saw this spare tire cover online... Anyone know where to buy?
Looks like a hummer rim.
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Well for under $100 I built an intake and replaced my muffler.

$40 thrush turbo muffler & adapter
$32 spectre intake cone & adapter
$1 wire
Hour in labor


Last weekend I didn't do anything cheaply
But I replaced all wires from the battery to the alternator, starter, and other things with 1 gauge wire.

$80 in wire
Hour or so in labor
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Well for under $100 I built an intake and replaced my muffler.

$40 thrush turbo muffler & adapter
$32 spectre intake cone & adapter
$1 wire
Hour in labor

Last weekend I didn't do anything cheaply
But I replaced all wires from the battery to the alternator, starter, and other things with 1 gauge wire.

$80 in wire
Hour or so in labor
You should try to get that intake away from the exhaust manifold.
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You should try to get that intake away from the exhaust manifold.
Ya but honestly there is no other place for it inside the bay, and I liked the idea of putting it into the cowl or ever hummer style but this works now.
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Well for under $100 I built an intake and replaced my muffler.

$40 thrush turbo muffler & adapter
$32 spectre intake cone & adapter
$1 wire
Hour in labor

Last weekend I didn't do anything cheaply
But I replaced all wires from the battery to the alternator, starter, and other things with 1 gauge wire.

$80 in wire
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What kind of hose did u use to make intake? I want to do it but my dad doesn't want me to. Could u notice any pwr or mpg increase?
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What kind of hose did u use to make intake? I want to do it but my dad doesn't want me to. Could u notice any pwr or mpg increase?
I used 3" exhaust pipe.

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I used 3" exhaust pipe.
Another thing, people will bag on ya for your intake and say its worthless and spend your money elsewhere. Dont listen to em, its your jeep. Do what ever makes you feel all warm& fuzzy inside.
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I used 3" exhaust pipe.
Power, nah. It takes a significant amount of power to feel it in the ole butt meter. Mpg, yeah i picked up a solid 1 mpg
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I doubt I got any real power maybe a couple HP but that's all, i mostly missed the sound from my last car, and the stock box is way to restrictive. All I did was use the stock hose and hacked the silencer part off, it was 2.5" and the cone I got was a 3" so I had to ghetto rig an adapter on it. I like the idea of exhaust pipe myself, I'd do that if I didn't already spend $7 on the adapter haha. Oh well.
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I doubt I got any real power maybe a couple HP but that's all, i mostly missed the sound from my last car, and the stock box is way to restrictive. All I did was use the stock hose and hacked the silencer part off, it was 2.5" and the cone I got was a 3" so I had to ghetto rig an adapter on it. I like the idea of exhaust pipe myself, I'd do that if I didn't already spend $7 on the adapter haha. Oh well.
Go to an exhaust shop and see if they have any scraps!!!
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just make sure you get the aluminized type metal. Steel pipes like to rust, on the inside too where you can't see it, as they get older and you don't want to suck that in your engine if it flakes off.
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Any thoughts on bedlining the exterior?? I recently Monstalined the interior last summer and love it. But my exterior is showing some mild surface rust now
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Any thoughts on bedlining the exterior?? I recently Monstalined the interior last summer and love it. But my exterior is showing some mild surface rust now
I hate it but its a personal thing entirely
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I hate it but its a personal thing entirely
X2. It just always looks dull and bumpy and not in a good way...
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I'm thinking about doing bed liner rocker panel stripes on mine. Like from level with bottom of doors, to bottom of the jeep. I have some scratches in that area to cover up and it will prevent new ones.

Mine will be black liner on a black jeep though.

I have seen some jeeps with the entire paint job done in bed liner, one in particular was an O.D. Green color, it actually looked pretty nice.

I like the look when it's new, but it will eventually fade, and I don't know how big the resale market is for a bed lined vehicle.

That's why I am not doing the whole thing, just the bottom part, where a lot of people put diamond plate or rock sliders or something anyway. One never plans to sell their jeep, but you never know when circumstances will force you in to it.

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