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Old 06-16-2013, 06:20 PM   #7981
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Yes it does peel right off. And if you happen to overspray and accidentally cover your white jeep...well it rubs off with a cloth. ;-)
But its durable? Thanks for the help

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But its durable? Thanks for the help
Yep. My friend and I put it on the floor of his 79' chevy stepside a couple months ago and with daily use it still hasn't pealed or worn through.

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Last summer, the glue that held my rear view mirror on finally called it quits on a particularly hot day. I went without it for a while, until I put this together. It's just a piece of 1/4" lexan that fits in that tie down for the windshield. A little wobbly, but it gets the job done.
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Ordered the Rampage H4 MSR conversion headlights last night.... I was torn between those or a radio I could hook my phone up to. Well, I have a radio that works and seeing at night is more important. So I'll be installing those as soon as I get em. One question... what kind of lights are most people running in them? They come with bulbs, but wanted to get some decent ones. Sylvania Silverstars? But which ones? I have heard of people running Fatboys, but I don't wanna pay that much for bulbs.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:14 AM   #7985
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I got the rampage conversion lights almost a year ago. The bulbs that come with the kit sucks and one blew within two weeks. I use the slyvania silvers, might use the fatboys next time though. Use what you want or have used in the past with other vehicles. The conversion does make a big difference.
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bit the bullet and get the phaze 7's. they are awesome. if i ever sold my jeep i am keeping the headlights
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Glad to hear they make a difference! I know a flashlight from the dollar store duct taped to the hood would be better than stock lol.

And "phaze 7's"? I'll have to look them up. This just a bulb?
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Hidden Garage Door Remote

This is my first post, so I hope its worthy...

Its something pretty basic...but I though it was pretty cool.

I bought my fist Jeep about 6 months ago...an 03 Sahara...and absolutely love it!! WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!

I am in Arizona and my top stays off pretty much all winter. I was always afraid of accidentally leaving my garage door opener out in the open and it being stolen, so I decided to fix the problem.

I cracked the garage door opener remote open and soldered wires to the button posts (after testing to make sure I had the right 2 posts). I drilled a small hole in the back of the remote case and ran the wire out so I could snap the remote back together.

I then took the dash piece off that surrounds my radio and hid the remote back inside the dash above the vents. I ran the new wires from the remote down to the lower dash near the toggle switches for O/D off, Wiper/Wash, etc (below climate controls). I drilled a 9/32 hole and popped in an extra DEI alarm valet button I had laying around. After connecting the two wires coming from the garage door remote to the valet button I put the dash panel back on. The valet button is pretty small and black in color, so it blended in perfectly. The job took about 20 minutes and now I don't have to worry about my garage door opener getting stolen when the top is off! The bonus to it is that after I soldered the wires to my remote and hooked them to the valet button the range was probably tripled!

I figure that the remote batteries are rated to last around 5 years and IF it does go dead it only takes a minute or two to get to the remote to replace the battery.

First pic is my jeep! Second pic is a close up of the new button and third pic is a further out view to show how discrete the button is.
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This is my first post, so I hope its worthy...

Its something pretty basic...but I though it was pretty cool.

I bought my fist Jeep about 6 months ago...an 03 Sahara...and absolutely love it!! WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!

I am in Arizona and my top stays off pretty much all winter. I was always afraid of accidentally leaving my garage door opener out in the open and it being stolen, so I decided to fix the problem.

I cracked the garage door opener remote open and soldered wires to the button posts (after testing to make sure I had the right 2 posts). I drilled a small hole in the back of the remote case and ran the wire out so I could snap the remote back together.

I then took the dash piece off that surrounds my radio and hid the remote back inside the dash above the vents. I ran the new wires from the remote down to the lower dash near the toggle switches for O/D off, Wiper/Wash, etc (below climate controls). I drilled a 9/32 hole and popped in an extra DEI alarm valet button I had laying around. After connecting the two wires coming from the garage door remote to the valet button I put the dash panel back on. The valet button is pretty small and black in color, so it blended in perfectly. The job took about 20 minutes and now I don't have to worry about my garage door opener getting stolen when the top is off! The bonus to it is that after I soldered the wires to my remote and hooked them to the valet button the range was probably tripled!

I figure that the remote batteries are rated to last around 5 years and IF it does go dead it only takes a minute or two to get to the remote to replace the battery.

First pic is my jeep! Second pic is a close up of the new button and third pic is a further out view to show how discrete the button is.
Nice job!
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This is my first post, so I hope its worthy...

Its something pretty basic...but I though it was pretty cool.

I bought my fist Jeep about 6 months ago...an 03 Sahara...and absolutely love it!! WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!

I am in Arizona and my top stays off pretty much all winter. I was always afraid of accidentally leaving my garage door opener out in the open and it being stolen, so I decided to fix the problem.

I cracked the garage door opener remote open and soldered wires to the button posts (after testing to make sure I had the right 2 posts). I drilled a small hole in the back of the remote case and ran the wire out so I could snap the remote back together.

I then took the dash piece off that surrounds my radio and hid the remote back inside the dash above the vents. I ran the new wires from the remote down to the lower dash near the toggle switches for O/D off, Wiper/Wash, etc (below climate controls). I drilled a 9/32 hole and popped in an extra DEI alarm valet button I had laying around. After connecting the two wires coming from the garage door remote to the valet button I put the dash panel back on. The valet button is pretty small and black in color, so it blended in perfectly. The job took about 20 minutes and now I don't have to worry about my garage door opener getting stolen when the top is off! The bonus to it is that after I soldered the wires to my remote and hooked them to the valet button the range was probably tripled!

I figure that the remote batteries are rated to last around 5 years and IF it does go dead it only takes a minute or two to get to the remote to replace the battery.

First pic is my jeep! Second pic is a close up of the new button and third pic is a further out view to show how discrete the button is.
So can you post a pic of the remote and how u placed it and how u wired it
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Thats a great idea, i was always scared mine would get stolen so i never carried it. Thats an awesome solution. Good job
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Its something pretty basic...but I though it was pretty cool.
I agree...very cool!

ANOTHER mod to add to the list...
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #7993
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This is my first post, so I hope its worthy...

Its something pretty basic...but I though it was pretty cool.

I bought my fist Jeep about 6 months ago...an 03 Sahara...and absolutely love it!! WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG!

I am in Arizona and my top stays off pretty much all winter. I was always afraid of accidentally leaving my garage door opener out in the open and it being stolen, so I decided to fix the problem.

I cracked the garage door opener remote open and soldered wires to the button posts (after testing to make sure I had the right 2 posts). I drilled a small hole in the back of the remote case and ran the wire out so I could snap the remote back together.

I then took the dash piece off that surrounds my radio and hid the remote back inside the dash above the vents. I ran the new wires from the remote down to the lower dash near the toggle switches for O/D off, Wiper/Wash, etc (below climate controls). I drilled a 9/32 hole and popped in an extra DEI alarm valet button I had laying around. After connecting the two wires coming from the garage door remote to the valet button I put the dash panel back on. The valet button is pretty small and black in color, so it blended in perfectly. The job took about 20 minutes and now I don't have to worry about my garage door opener getting stolen when the top is off! The bonus to it is that after I soldered the wires to my remote and hooked them to the valet button the range was probably tripled!

I figure that the remote batteries are rated to last around 5 years and IF it does go dead it only takes a minute or two to get to the remote to replace the battery.

First pic is my jeep! Second pic is a close up of the new button and third pic is a further out view to show how discrete the button is.
Cool idea, but I have a question, since 01 is the latest vehicle I have ever driven I can actually ask this....where did you get the cover for the ashtray from? I've never seen a car, truck, or jeep without a ash trey before, I see teh power outlet with the lighter right next to it, but sine I quit smoking 10 years ago, I'd like to get that cover for mine.
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Cool idea, but I have a question, since 01 is the latest vehicle I have ever driven I can actually ask this....where did you get the cover for the ashtray from? I've never seen a car, truck, or jeep without a ash trey before, I see teh power outlet with the lighter right next to it, but sine I quit smoking 10 years ago, I'd like to get that cover for mine.
Thats what they used in some of the models its stock
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Hidden Garage Door Remote UPDATE

Ok...apparently some you guys may want to do this and have asked for a bit more info, so hopefully this answers everything.

Wolfen, my jeep is a 2003. You have the dash that was in the 1997-2002 and the dash is a bit different than mine. My dash came like that and I did not change anything. My buddy has a 2001 with the ash tray like yours. I put the same thing in his, but I just moved the location of the button to the left near the cigarette lighter. More specifically I drilled the 9/32 hole just to the right of the cigarette lighter. I think that this location is just as easy to reach to as mine, but even a bit more concealed. Oh yes....Congrats on quitting smoking and sticking with it!

The button I used can easily be found on places such as ebay. Again, I use a DEI valet switch from an alarm because of its small profile and color (black).

Soldering electronics is super easy and I am convinced that absolutely anyone can do it after spending 5 minutes on YouTube. To do this right it needs to be soldered. A cheap soldering iron with solder can be picked up at Wal-Mart for about $10. Keep in mind when soldering that you only need a little bit of solder so as not to bridge connections.

The first pic shows the bottom side of the remote and the wires I soldered to it. I used the two posts that were directly attached to the trace leads on the board. The second pic is the top of the remote just so that we are clear on where I soldered and how to find the correct posts on the bottom of the board. The third pic is just the bottom dash near the button. The fourth pic is just the top of the dash where the wire came out. You can easily fish the wire up through the dash without removing the climate controls or the radio. I also used some nylon sleeving to cover the wires for a factory look, but didn't put a photo of that.

Once the wires are at the top of the dash just connect the wire to the new wires that you soldered to your remote and tuck the remote in the upper dash. You can either use butt connectors to attach the wire or twist them together and solder them followed by a bit of electrical tape or shrink tubing.

If you notice any rattling you can put some velcro on it to keep it in place, but that wasn't necessary for me. Don't use double sided tape in case you need to get to the remote later.

Next project is power locks with harnesses just under the dash for easy unplugging during door removal. Since I already have an alarm, relays, wires, and connectors laying around in the garage not being used it should only cost me about $20 for the actuators at max. The wires through the door jams are going to look good too since I will cover them with 1/4 inch black nylon sleeving and run that sleeving along the factory black nylon door stop straps. I bet the person not specifically looking for the wires will even see the 1/4 inch sleeving since it will blend so well! For that price I'd be stupid not to! I probably wouldn't consider door locks if I had only a soft top, but I am fortunate enough to have both tops and the hard top goes on during the harsh Arizona summer! Soft top just doesn't cut it at 115 degrees!

Just let me know if there are any added questions reference the garage door switch and have fun!
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Ok...apparently some you guys may want to do this and have asked for a bit more info, so hopefully this answers everything.

Wolfen, my jeep is a 2003. You have the dash that was in the 1997-2002 and the dash is a bit different than mine. My dash came like that and I did not change anything. My buddy has a 2001 with the ash tray like yours. I put the same thing in his, but I just moved the location of the button to the left near the cigarette lighter. More specifically I drilled the 9/32 hole just to the right of the cigarette lighter. I think that this location is just as easy to reach to as mine, but even a bit more concealed. Oh yes....Congrats on quitting smoking and sticking with it!

The button I used can easily be found on places such as ebay. Again, I use a DEI valet switch from an alarm because of its small profile and color (black).

Soldering electronics is super easy and I am convinced that absolutely anyone can do it after spending 5 minutes on YouTube. To do this right it needs to be soldered. A cheap soldering iron with solder can be picked up at Wal-Mart for about $10. Keep in mind when soldering that you only need a little bit of solder so as not to bridge connections.

The first pic shows the bottom side of the remote and the wires I soldered to it. I used the two posts that were directly attached to the trace leads on the board. The second pic is the top of the remote just so that we are clear on where I soldered and how to find the correct posts on the bottom of the board. The third pic is just the bottom dash near the button. The fourth pic is just the top of the dash where the wire came out. You can easily fish the wire up through the dash without removing the climate controls or the radio. I also used some nylon sleeving to cover the wires for a factory look, but didn't put a photo of that.

Once the wires are at the top of the dash just connect the wire to the new wires that you soldered to your remote and tuck the remote in the upper dash. You can either use butt connectors to attach the wire or twist them together and solder them followed by a bit of electrical tape or shrink tubing.

If you notice any rattling you can put some velcro on it to keep it in place, but that wasn't necessary for me. Don't use double sided tape in case you need to get to the remote later.

Next project is power locks with harnesses just under the dash for easy unplugging during door removal. Since I already have an alarm, relays, wires, and connectors laying around in the garage not being used it should only cost me about $20 for the actuators at max. The wires through the door jams are going to look good too since I will cover them with 1/4 inch black nylon sleeving and run that sleeving along the factory black nylon door stop straps. I bet the person not specifically looking for the wires will even see the 1/4 inch sleeving since it will blend so well! For that price I'd be stupid not to! I probably wouldn't consider door locks if I had only a soft top, but I am fortunate enough to have both tops and the hard top goes on during the harsh Arizona summer! Soft top just doesn't cut it at 115 degrees!

Just let me know if there are any added questions reference the garage door switch and have fun!
Excellent write up! I have been wanting to do something like this. Someone else did this a while back with a rocker switch, but never replied when I asked which switch and which connections he soldered the wires to. Thanks for the detailed info and pics!
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Excellent write up! I have been wanting to do something like this. Someone else did this a while back with a rocker switch, but never replied when I asked which switch and which connections he soldered the wires to. Thanks for the detailed info and pics!
X2 Love the right up and makes it sound super simple. I am always worried rain will screw mine up so this is a great alternative!
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Like what exactly? I've got mine mounted a little differently than everyone I think, but thats about it.

I did get my Harley mirrors in today for when I run without doors!

And my new H4 conversion lights!
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Well I have my fire extinguisher bracket zip tied to the roll bar, cool enough for ya?
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Like what exactly? I've got mine mounted a little differently than everyone I think, but thats about it.

I did get my Harley mirrors in today for when I run without doors!

And my new H4 conversion lights!
Let's see a rollbar mount
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Posted this in another thread but thought id put it here as well.

Been searching online and wanted those Jeepegz but not interested in paying 100+ to get em here so heres what i came up with.

Went to the local Motorcycle shop and picked up these little guys

$30 bucks after military discount ha "MURICA

Went over to Ace, cause they're the helpful hardware place to get the other parts i needed.
3/8 lock washers
3/8 washers (Both in grade 8)
3/8 Rubber washer
1 1/4 X 3/8 (Fine Thread) Grade 5 Bolt

Funny they had grade 8 washers but no grade 8 bolts in fine thread. Oh well its not structural or anything so no big deal.

And the tools i used
Socket wrench
Sockets
40 torx
3/8 drill bit

Removed the bottom Torx bolt (40 Torx) Go slow and dont strip the threads. That would be a PITA to remove. then drilled it out with a 3/8 bit.

this is how i assembled. threw away the old mounting hardware for the motorcycle since i had all the other shiz. And went bolt->lock washer->washer->pass through to the outside->rubber Washer->Ballin Jeep Peg

Tightened everything down and this is the end result. Not bad for ~$32 bucks
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Let me know what ya think or if you have an questions. Thanks
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My dad built two of these for our race car. Couple of hose clamps go through the bottom slots to hook it to the roll bar.

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My dad built two of these for our race car. Couple of hose clamps go through the bottom slots to hook it to the roll bar.
How Does it work?
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Took my tj to a buddy, had some pipe bent and welded to smittybilt src rock sliders. Custom side steps for a whopping $50
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Simple trunk cover to protect my amp and whatever else is stuffed in the trunk from rain when I'm to lazy to zip in the widows.
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Simple trunk cover to protect my amp and whatever else is stuffed in the trunk from rain when I'm to lazy to zip in the widows.
Thats awesome! I really need to do that for mine, how exactly did you do it? Parts, how the cuts were made, prices, etc.. If you dont mind
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Started off with a piece of diamond plate aluminum, not very sturdy but looks nice. Cute a section with a plasma cutter but can me done with sawzall or cut off wheel 46"x10" will fit perfectly

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This part I had to grind out and clean up the edges with a zirconia flap disc on an angle grinder. Where the latch is I had to trace with cardboard and transfer over to the aluminum and grinded away

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As far as the edges being shap I cleaned them up with the flap disc as best as I could and put car door edge molding around the border of it so I didn't rip the seat or scratch the door. I got the molding from autozone for maybe 10$ and about 15 feet of it. It was all left over from when I built 50. Cal ammo box speaker boxes for my jeep. Unbold the rear seat belt moldings and anchors near the roll bars and fold the seat down, slides right in and bolt the moldings back down to hold it in place.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #8010
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I sent that from my phone so ignore the typos and the same pic uploading twice. 46inches long is from roll bar to roll bar. I didn't want to attempt to make it go around the bars cuz it was my last piece of diamond plate took maybe and hour to make

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