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Old 07-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #8161
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Because Crome belongs on 18 wheelers not jeeps
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #8162
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I'm in the "getting rid of chrome" club. Come to find out all the chrome crap I have was part of a dealer option. Seen another jeep with the same items down to the stupid looking tail lights. If the chrome didn't peel off it wouldn't be too bad and I could probably sell the stuff. But nope, its peeling so now I either paint it or replace it.

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Old 07-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #8163
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Why is everyone gettin rid of there chrome!?
Not everyone...
I bought a chrome overlay for mine a couple weeks ago...

Then found a second on my local forum that I picked up cheap and sold to my brother...

Dunno I like it.
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I'm in the "getting rid of chrome" club. Come to find out all the chrome crap I have was part of a dealer option. Seen another jeep with the same items down to the stupid looking tail lights. If the chrome didn't peel off it wouldn't be too bad and I could probably sell the stuff. But nope, its peeling so now I either paint it or replace it.
What would you be getting rid of? Maybe if the price is right and it is something I was going to add to mine, I might get it from ya.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:59 PM   #8165
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I don't have anything against chrome, as long as its part of an intended scheme. But having a black and yellow jeep, with chrome wheels and headlight bezels, just looks goofy to me. But my dads cadillac, black with chrome trim and wheels, looks amazing. Just depends on the unique situation.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:02 PM   #8166
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Not everyone...
I bought a chrome overlay for mine a couple weeks ago...

Then found a second on my local forum that I picked up cheap and sold to my brother...

Dunno I like it.
That looks sharp! Especially on the black one. Ooh...now I'm thinking about a metallic silver shift boot with black stitching...haha!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:14 PM   #8167
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For the whole chrome thing, i dont think anythings wrong with it as long as you use it moderately. Overkill chrome is ridiculous. Couple things here amd there is fine. Like me!

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #8168
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For the whole chrome thing, i dont think anythings wrong with it as long as you use it moderately. Overkill chrome is ridiculous. Couple things here amd there is fine. Like me!
So...no to this...?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #8169
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So...no to this...?
What about the disco car!?!?
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:03 PM   #8170
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Ill take any chrome stuff you guys dont want.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:55 PM   #8171
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does anyone know if it is possible to wire a switch to just the factory courtesy dash lights? i put leds under there and think it would be cool if i could turn them on while cruising around.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:06 AM   #8172
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does anyone know if it is possible to wire a switch to just the factory courtesy dash lights? i put leds under there and think it would be cool if i could turn them on while cruising around.
I believe that you could id you figured out what wires it is and splice them together
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:11 AM   #8173
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do you think that when the switch was off they would still come on when the door was open? thats my main concern becasue is till want them to work as they should but have control of them at the same time.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #8174
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Mine do. If the jeep is off I can turn that knob that does headlights and they'll come on
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #8175
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:22 AM   #8176
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Yeah I havnt found any write ups on it but I'm sure it's possible I'm just not sure what the right way would be.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:17 AM   #8177
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Yeah I havnt found any write ups on it but I'm sure it's possible I'm just not sure what the right way would be.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong (I am by no means an electrical genius), but I think you could put in a relay with the wiring configuration in the pic below but also run a second wire from the courtesy lights to the 85 pin. It should work the way you want, but I am not sure if the power from the switch would turn on the courtesy lights too.

If it does then a second relay connected to the courtesy lights (courtesy light power would go to the 85 pin on the second relay) with the 87 output connected to the 85 pin on the relay in the pic (the switch output would also got to the 85 pin). That way the two circuits would be separated.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:53 AM   #8178
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong (I am by no means an electrical genius), but I think you could put in a relay with the wiring configuration in the pic below but also run a second wire from the courtesy lights to the 85 pin. It should work the way you want, but I am not sure if the power from the switch would turn on the courtesy lights too.

If it does then a second relay connected to the courtesy lights (courtesy light power would go to the 85 pin on the second relay) with the 87 output connected to the 85 pin on the relay in the pic (the switch output would also got to the 85 pin). That way the two circuits would be separated.
This is what I was trying to say... This should work, but may be overkill. The only reason for this elaborate of a setup in my mind is to prevent the power from the switch lighting up the actual courtesy lights as well since the two wires would be spliced together in my first suggestion (which I don't know if it would do anyway).
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:20 AM   #8179
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Ok scratch that... I have spent way too much time thinking about this now... Sorry for all the confusion, I was posting as I worked this out in my head, then I kept seeing flaws in the design.

Here is the way I would do it. This would separate the circuits, and make it so that you are only powering the lights by either the courtesy wire or the switch.

When the courtesy lights are on the relay on the right would turn on the light and there will be no power going to the relay on the left. When the courtesy lights are off power would go to the relay on the left and the light would be controlled by the switch. Wow... Sorry this took so long.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #8180
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Ok scratch that... I have spent way too much time thinking about this now... Sorry for all the confusion, I was posting as I worked this out in my head, then I kept seeing flaws in the design.

Here is the way I would do it. This would separate the circuits, and make it so that you are only powering the lights by either the courtesy wire or the switch.

When the courtesy lights are on the relay on the right would turn on the light and there will be no power going to the relay on the left. When the courtesy lights are off power would go to the relay on the left and the light would be controlled by the switch. Wow... Sorry this took so long.
Thanks this really helped me and I'm going to try and tackle it today and see if I can't make it happen!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #8181
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Ok scratch that... I have spent way too much time thinking about this now... Sorry for all the confusion, I was posting as I worked this out in my head, then I kept seeing flaws in the design.

Here is the way I would do it. This would separate the circuits, and make it so that you are only powering the lights by either the courtesy wire or the switch.

When the courtesy lights are on the relay on the right would turn on the light and there will be no power going to the relay on the left. When the courtesy lights are off power would go to the relay on the left and the light would be controlled by the switch. Wow... Sorry this took so long.

That would definately work, I cant think of a better way to get them hooked up without the overhead light comming on with the switch also. nice work.
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DIY Window Roll/Soft top storage boot?

Hey guys, not sure if this fits in this post but, has anyone thought about making these items themselves?

Just something I'm thinking about looking into this weekend while my mother-in-law is in town. I guess I figure if I put her to work she won't get on my nerves as much?
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Hey guys, not sure if this fits in this post but, has anyone thought about making these items themselves?

Just something I'm thinking about looking into this weekend while my mother-in-law is in town. I guess I figure if I put her to work she won't get on my nerves as much?
Making what?
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Making what?
Invisible upgrades.
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Making what?
He is asking about making a DIY window roll/ soft top storage boot. Most people don't title their posts so you may not be used to looking in the header line with their name.

To answer the question... No I have not. I have a window storage bag that I acquired from a JK that I could use but I found it to be more of a pain then just rolling the windows by hand and tossing them in the trunk or under the rear seat. Most of the summer I have my mesh top on so I don't even have my windows with me.
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↑ we can not see that on the mobile app...
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↑ we can not see that on the mobile app...
Interesting, I can see it and I'm using the mobile app.
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Interesting, I can see it and I'm using the mobile app.
It'd not visible on the andriod app I'm on, let me try on my iphone real quick
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Visible on the iPhone, not the android
Damn iPhone app creators, why you get all the good stuff?

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