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Old 10-14-2011, 05:50 AM   #1111
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This thread is awesome. I read it every day!

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Old 10-14-2011, 06:08 AM   #1112
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:25 AM   #1113
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HELP!!!!
need to make a decision on my tail light set. heres the pics:


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The oval lights are the Maxxima Hybrid LED STT/reverse lights. The round one will be a 3" red LED STT(stop, tail, turn) light. I like the first because it goes with the angry Jeep theme I have (looks like an eye with angry eye brow) the first is my sons design so it might be cool for him to have a say in how my jeep turns out since it will likely be his one day anyways lol. I like the second because its more traditional, which is also why I dont like the second lol.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:36 AM   #1114
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I like the first pic also. The 2 oval lights looks a little cluttered
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:53 AM   #1115
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I pic the first one looks less cluttered and more original
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HELP!!!!
need to make a decision on my tail light set. heres the pics:

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The oval lights are the Maxxima Hybrid LED STT/reverse lights. The round one will be a 3" red LED STT(stop, tail, turn) light. I like the first because it goes with the angry Jeep theme I have (looks like an eye with angry eye brow) the first is my sons design so it might be cool for him to have a say in how my jeep turns out since it will likely be his one day anyways lol. I like the second because its more traditional, which is also why I dont like the second lol.
1st ...
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:03 AM   #1117
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I like the 1st one. Good helper you got there
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:16 AM   #1118
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Another for the first.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:57 AM   #1119
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Vote for the first as well. And for the future Vanna White too.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #1120
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1st light set up.
and WOW did everyone just do all these just these past couple of days haha, someone posted a comment saying where are we and now we filled up a page full of new ones in like 12 hours haha!
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:54 AM   #1121
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I'm building my own cai I'll post pics as soon as it's done
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I built my own short ram intake I saw it on a dedicated trail rig in jp magazine
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #1123
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I built my own short ram intake I saw it on a dedicated trail rig in jp magazine
How did you do yours ? I got the idea off of this forum my build is using donor parts from a ford wind star mini van
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I'll take a pic and post it when I get home
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #1126
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Thanks for the replies! I was pretty much set on the first one also. since this is the front of the Jeep i think it would look better:
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:02 PM   #1127
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i've tried that before with mine but i had trouble securing the filter at that location.
with a nice cone filter off an Ingen i could feel the improvement both in sound and a tiny bit of performance increase via butt dyno.
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #1129
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You sir have the basher bumper that I want so badly. How do you like it?

i like the way it looks but i'm a little skeptical as to how it's going to hold up if i ever rear end someone.i guess over the years water got into the tubes and rusted the crap out of them. i cleaned most the rust off and sprayed rust reformer in and on it. i want to spray another coat or two to get a more flat finish.
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Old 10-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #1130
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When I got my TJ, the sun visors were pretty well shot. Those of you with early 97's know how hard it is to find replacement visors (relatively cheaply anyway). I'm 6'3", so I normally don't use visors in other vehicles because I don't need them. Not so in the Jeep. After looking at visors on Ebay, I found out how expensive they are and there appears to be quite a few people looking for them. The bidding was already up to 50 bucks for one visor, with 16 bidders and 2 days remaining, so I decided to see what I could come up with.

I started thinking about tinted Lexan. If you've ever priced the Lexan visors online, you know they're not cheap, so I decided to make my own. What follows is a quick and dirty smoked plexiglass visor I made. Plexi, because a guy I know across the street has an old school bus and I remembered they have a smoked visor in them. I was hoping they were made of Lexan, but they're plain old Plexiglass. Oh well, it'll work as kind of a "proof of concept" mod. The visor was cracked, so I only had enough to do one side. Later on, I plan on ordering some tinted Lexan off Ebay and doing both sides.

Anywho, on to the mod...

In my excitement, I didn't get a pic of the visor before I taped it up.
Here's what I had to work with:



I had the cover off the old visor, so I laid it out on the plexi to see how long I needed to make it.



Marked it with pencil and used a jigsaw with a metal cutting blade to cut it out:





Here's the new visor freshly cut out:



I rounded the corners with the disc on my bench sander. (sorry, didn't get a pic)

Here's what the stock visor looks like with the cover removed:



It's basically a piece of cardboard stapled to a metal strip.

I removed the cardboard and marked out 5 holes to mount the plexi. I also cut out a small strip of metal so I could sandwich the plexiglas in between.



Plexiglass isn't that hard to work with if you use masking tape and go slow.

I put it together using 3/16" pop rivets, and gave the metal parts a quick paint job.




Now, for the finished product. Please overlook my cracked windshield



It really does a good job at cutting down glare.

Even with the sun shining directly through, it is tolerable.



Here's one more shot of it.



The bus was old and the plexi is a little scratched up, but it does the trick. It's a definite improvement and will work until I can get better materials to work with
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:17 PM   #1131
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I was about to say get those out of a school bus eh? Then I read that you did. In fact. Get them from a school bus.
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:20 PM   #1132
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I was about to say get those out of a school bus eh? Then I read that you did. In fact. Get them from a school bus.
lol! i did the same thing.
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I used to work on buses. So I recognized it immediately.
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When I got my TJ, the sun visors were pretty well shot. Those of you with early 97's know how hard it is to find replacement visors (relatively cheaply anyway).
this is actually a really neat mod, im tall as well and jsut took my visors off and make sure i have some shades with me, lol my visors are sitting in the garage, but hell if i can get 50 bucks for one sign me up i have two for sell. lol great job on those tho.
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Mikekaz1. Here is a pic of the bumper without everything on it. I made it out if 3x4 " 1/8 thick steel and welded the hitch and rings it' much stronger than stock. I hit a deer at 40 and no damage that more paint couldn't take care of
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^^^ I just ran a strip of 5% tint across the top of my windshield worked great for me
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You could probably spray some of that headlight tint on the plexiglas if you ever wanted to darken it up. Don't quote me on that though. Just a thought
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what size tires are they, and do you have a lift?
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Thanks for the replies! I was pretty much set on the first one also. since this is the front of the Jeep i think it would look better:
yep the 1st for sure
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^^^ I just ran a strip of 5% tint across the top of my windshield worked great for me
Can I get a pic of that? I wasnt sure if I wanted to get that when I got my windows tinted wasn't sure how it would look on the jeep.

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