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Old 07-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #8281
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Anybody have any good spare tire cover ideas. Or good websites to choose from.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:02 PM   #8282
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Aw yeah that's cool.

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Old 07-21-2013, 01:47 AM   #8283
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Any ideas for insulation or custom shift boot? Reason I ask about insulation ideas is because my TJ has a soft top and winter is fast approaching here in Alaska! : p.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:16 AM   #8284
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Any ideas for insulation or custom shift boot? Reason I ask about insulation ideas is because my TJ has a soft top and winter is fast approaching here in Alaska! : p.
Hit up a member named Bardo Fett. He makes custom shift boots.
Custom shift boots - $20
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:29 AM   #8285
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Any ideas for insulation or custom shift boot? Reason I ask about insulation ideas is because my TJ has a soft top and winter is fast approaching here in Alaska! : p.
It would probably be easier to put in more efficient heating than to try to insulate a soft top. Even hard tops don't fit perfect, but they have a little better seal on them. they are pricey, but maybe something to consider for a climate like alaska.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:37 AM   #8286
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Anybody have any good spare tire cover ideas. Or good websites to choose from.
This is the one I have: http://www.allthingsjeep.com/dallas-...ack-vinyl.html

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Old 07-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #8287
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This is the one I have: http://www.allthingsjeep.com/dallas-...ack-vinyl.html

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:54 PM   #8288
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It would probably be easier to put in more efficient heating than to try to insulate a soft top. Even hard tops don't fit perfect, but they have a little better seal on them. they are pricey, but maybe something to consider for a climate like alaska.
More efficient heating such as?
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More efficient heating such as?
Fill it with water and heat the water it will hold heat better and is a much better conductor of heat. But I think he meant like more powerful heating.
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Fill it with water and heat the water it will hold heat better and is a much better conductor of heat. But I think he meant like more powerful heating.
Hm, I'll look into it. Maybe they have something online
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:26 PM   #8291
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Look up the "mojave heater". Something of this nature would heat your jeep up a lot faster. I'm sure there are other brands and such out there, this is just the only one i have heard of.
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Heat Seaters! Saw a company online that has em for like 100 bucks. Comes with switch and all. DIY kit, might get one myself with only a softtop.
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Heat Seaters! Saw a company online that has em for like 100 bucks. Comes with switch and all. DIY kit, might get one myself with only a softtop.
Links? Where can we get it?
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #8294
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http://www.heatedseatkits.com/heatedseatkits/index.html
http://www.heatyourseat.com/Vehicle-...1997-1999.aspx

Theres two, just a simple "seat heater" or something similar google search will get you a few
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Links? Where can we get it?
Quadratec has some.
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #8296
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Quadratec has some.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/14159_101.htm
For if your worried they wouldnt fit. These are made specific for jeep. Made in usa. Has both front seats. And no splicing or soldering. Plugs right in to existing wires behind cigarette lighter
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:32 PM   #8297
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Btw if anyone has any of these seat heaters, comments or reviews on them would be awesome as im interested in some myself..
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:47 PM   #8298
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Btw if anyone has any of these seat heaters, comments or reviews on them would be awesome as im interested in some myself..
I don't have a said heated seat, but instead a much much cheater version. I was at the local hunting store, and noticed that there was a round seat warmer, like the instant hand warmers, its completely re-usable. Also its when ever you want it. easy to install, just set on the seat and enjoy...price around 15 bucks, install time less than a minute, heat up time less than a minute, length as long as you sit on it
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:56 PM   #8299
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I don't have a said heated seat, but instead a much much cheater version. I was at the local hunting store, and noticed that there was a round seat warmer, like the instant hand warmers, its completely re-usable. Also its when ever you want it. easy to install, just set on the seat and enjoy...price around 15 bucks, install time less than a minute, heat up time less than a minute, length as long as you sit on it
How does it work? I'm confused
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:57 PM   #8300
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Has anyone Plastidipped their stock rims? I would like to see how they look, because i may wanna Plastidip my stock rims. So if anyone has any photos please post them


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Old 07-22-2013, 09:28 AM   #8301
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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/more...ip-234413.html

don't know which wheels you have, but i tried plasti dipping mine a few different ways to see how they looked.

In the end i just bed lined them, but plastidip was great for deciding if i liked it or not.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:32 AM   #8302
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Any ideas for insulation or custom shift boot? Reason I ask about insulation ideas is because my TJ has a soft top and winter is fast approaching here in Alaska! : p.
Check out Morris 4x4 they have soft top insulation really cheap on sale, just bought one for my LJ with the soft top, 31 shipped.
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How does it work? I'm confused
Sounds like it's gas powered.
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Sounds like it's gas powered.
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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.
I have since installed actuators, a lock/unlock button in the center console, and a Viper keyless entry system on the Jeep. When installing the keyless entry I had an epiphany that there were unused channels on the keyless entry system. On typical cars the extra channels on keyless entry or alarms are used for things such as a trunk release or window roll-up modules, but I obviously didn't have that stuff. I therefore utilized a relay I had sitting around and connencted terminal 85 to the negative 200 mA channel 2 lead from the keyless entry wire harness, terminal 86 to 12v, and terminals 30 and 87 to lengths of wire. I ran the wires from 30/87 on the relay to the aforementioned button installed for the garage door opener remote hidden in my dash. The wire from the 30 terminal went to one wire on the button and 87 went to the other button wire.

Long story short...I can still use my previously installed button in the Jeep to open/close the garage door....BUT....I can also press and hold the AUX button on my keyless entry remote for 1.5 seconds to activate channel 2 and open/close the garage as long as the Jeep is parked within range of the garage, which is a few hundred feet (since my keyless entry with added relay is essentially pressing the garage door opener button on my dash for me). Why buy a garage door key fob when the same feature can be added to the key fob I already have...and it helps prevent my key ring from looking like that of a janitor's! No disrespect to janitors...but I cant be walking around with keys clipped to my belt!

If you plan on trying this just keep in mind that you would need to install the button on the dash as described in my past 2 posts...or at least solder the two leads onto the garage door opener board and run them out of the remote. Without those wires running from the remote I would not have had anything to attach the wires from the 30/87 relay posts to.

I thought the idea was great!! Now what to do with the third channel on the keyless entry....seems a shame to leave a perfectly good keyless entry channel neglected of use...hmm.

COST OF ADDING THIS FEATURE TO YOUR JEEP IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN AFTERMARKET ALARM, KEYLESS ENTRY, OR REMOTE START: $0.00 IF YOU CAN SCROUNGE UP A RELAY...JUST A COUPLE BUCKS IF YOU NEED TO BUY A RELAY.

Anybody have a good idea for channel 3...just remember that the keyless entry channel is momentary and not latched, which means that whatever I do with it will only work when I am actually pressing the lock/unlock buttons simultaneously (which activates channel 3). When I stop pressing the buttons the feature will turn off unless I wire in some sort of timer...
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Channel 3 could be for the machine guns or submarine mode !
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Mounted my license plate inside of my spare wheel. To keep it legal I wired a light above it. Used zip ties to keep it in place and light was $4.95 at Advance Auto.
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Run your rig with no muffler sounds ok
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Mounted my license plate inside of my spare wheel. To keep it legal I wired a light above it. Used zip ties to keep it in place and light was $4.95 at Advance Auto.
I like that
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Here is the Stinger I welded up about a year ago, soon after I made up my flat fenders and relocated the lights.


hey man sweet DYI stinger. do you have any specs on it?

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