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Old 10-02-2011, 09:07 PM   #901
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That's correct!
Alan knows cause he has one on his jeep too.
Yeaa buddy. Im impressed with this bumper soo far, especially for the price, has just enough room for lights on the end, but yet is small enough to not get in the way of the tires.

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Old 10-02-2011, 09:12 PM   #902
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Yeaa buddy. Im impressed with this bumper soo far, especially for the price, has just enough room for lights on the end, but yet is small enough to not get in the way of the tires.
Me too, cause I found mine on Craigslist with winch plate for $150.

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me too, cause i found mine on craigslist with winch plate for $150.:d
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:24 PM   #904
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Alright guys, heres a link to another thread i made. PLEASE check it out, I am in need of some help.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/repl...sh-115806.html
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:30 PM   #905
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Not hard at all. Comes with a template and great step by step instructions.
What did you use to cut it out?
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What did you use to cut it out?
1 inch hole saw, jig saw and a grinder in some spots.
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1 inch hole saw, jig saw and a grinder in some spots.
Sweet I'm pretty sure all those are in the garage lol.
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Alright guys, heres a link to another thread i made. PLEASE check it out, I am in need of some help.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/repl...sh-115806.html
I wish I could help out.
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:42 PM   #909
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I wish I could help out.
Yea me too. I started a mock up out of card board for the diamond plate, i have a feeling its gunna take a few trys to get the cut outs right, so far im making good progress, but still have ALOT of work lol.
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Blkrubi, are the hood louvers screwed or riveted on? Where did you get them at? Who are they made by?
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I've been really debating that. What did you use? And did you remove the grill or no?
I used the bed liner that you spray on and I just taped it all off. I put a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator. Just be careful it's easy to get runs if you go too fast
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Blkrubi, are the hood louvers screwed or riveted on? Where did you get them at? Who are they made by?
You can get them here and they have the instructions that you can look at to see how they go on!

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13106_600X_PG.htm
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:19 AM   #913
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Blkrubi, are the hood louvers screwed or riveted on? Where did you get them at? Who are they made by?
They are made by Poison Spyder, I order them straight from there web site, great company!


They are bolted down with stainless steel fastners.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:21 AM   #914
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You can get them here and they have the instructions that you can look at to see how they go on!

HyLine OffRoad TJ-50HLPD - HyLine OffRoad Louvered Hood Panel for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ with Dual Washer Nozzle - Quadratec
Mine are made by Poison Spyder, they were only $129 in the un-finished and $30 more if you chose black powder coated.
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Installed a Ford Explorer roof rack on the hard top.
$25 for the rack out of the junk yard.
1 can of paint- $5
Misc. hardware and flat steel for the under side-$25

I also painted the under side of the top black for about $15.
Did you just screw it into the hard top? Or are there other hidden securement things
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I used the bed liner that you spray on and I just taped it all off. I put a piece of cardboard in front of the radiator. Just be careful it's easy to get runs if you go too fast
Rustoleum or duplicolor?
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Rustoleum or duplicolor?
I'll have to look at the can after work but I got it at Home Depot
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I'll have to look at the can after work but I got it at Home Depot
Um is it kinda gritty or more smooth?
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Mine are made by Poison Spyder, they were only $129 in the un-finished and $30 more if you chose black powder coated.
Love the looks of that. Do you think these will cause any problems going through deep puddles? I worry about too much water in the engine.
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Um is it kinda gritty or more smooth?
It's more smooth that gritty. I really like the texture, not too smooth. It's almost like a slightly rough matte finish
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #921
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Just made a switch for the doors. It will replace the fuse and will allow you to turn the dome light / door pins on when you want them to work and off when you dont want. This was schemed up earlier today and built using scrap stuff I had laying around the house.


First I modified a few spade terminals to make them the size of the fuse ends. you can see in the picture how they looked before and after I modified them. They may need a little work to fit properly but Im at my desk and its really dark outside atm lol.


Second I crimped them onto the wires and connected it to a simple on off switch. This switch has the ability to light up (which I dont want) thats what the extra terminal on the bottom of the switch is for.

Next I will replace the fuse marked door/dome (bottom row, last fuse on the right on my TJ) With the modified spade terminals. Make sure these terminals dont touch each other or the dome lights will stay on. And now POOF! on off switch for your dome light.





P.S. If it makes you feel safer place a fuse on the "hot" wire from the fuse box. This is the side that tests power when the fuse is removed, I will be doing this but I dont have another fuse right now.

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I did almost the same thing, in fact I was planning on doing exactly that. I got the fuse terminals from radios shack, but they were too big. I tried trimming them, but they were so thin that I ended up breaking all of them. So instead, I just pulled the whole fuse box out and cut the wires going to the fuse and wired the switch right to that. I used an inline fuse to protect it. It works awesome, and is so much better than pulling the fuse everytime I take the doors off!
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Did you just screw it into the hard top? Or are there other hidden securement things
It's bolted through the top with a piece of flat steel on the inside.

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Love the looks of that. Do you think these will cause any problems going through deep puddles? I worry about too much water in the engine.
Already drove through hurricane Irene with no issues, besides, the engine compartment is not water tight any way.
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Wasn't that bad! The big piece of aluminum covered the holes up!


How do you like the louver? I have been looking at that for a while now. Did you notice any under hood reduced temps? What about water or debris getting in through the vents?
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How do you like the louver? I have been looking at that for a while now. Did you notice any under hood reduced temps? What about water or debris getting in through the vents?
Thank you
I love it!
The engine temp still runs the same, but the heat inside the engine compartment has dropped, because I can actually touch the hood prop now after driving if I need to and it cools down faster. No problems driving in rain.
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If dot doesn't matter through some 6 or 8k hids in there by far my fav mod to my jeep.
well i thought about that but i ordered 2 sets of hid lights 2 for bumper and 2 for window frame... if thats not bright enough then ill go hid in the headlights....lol heehee i like to see in the dark..... lol
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It's more smooth that gritty. I really like the texture, not too smooth. It's almost like a slightly rough matte finish
I'm thinking duplicolor then.
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It's bolted through the top with a piece of flat steel on the inside.
I really need to do that
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I really need to do that
Here's where I got the idea, I did the steel on the inside different, I'll try to get pics of it tomorrow.Junkyard Roof Rack - JeepForum.com
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Here's where I got the idea, I did the steel on the inside different, I'll try to get pics of it tomorrow.Junkyard Roof Rack - JeepForum.com
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