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Old 01-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #1711
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Personally I think dual antennas on the front bumper would look slick and be out of the way

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Old 01-10-2012, 11:17 PM   #1712
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Personally I think dual antennas on the front bumper would look slick and be out of the way
It would look slick. However it would do interesting things to your transmit pattern. By cophasing your antennas (I know its not true cophasing due to the fact the antennas are to close to each other) your transmit pattern will become more directional. It will pull in on the sides of the pattern. Also by putting the antennas further towards the front of the vehicle will offset the transmit pattern more to the rear due to the metal of the vehicle being its ground plane and being more to the rear. That being said it can be done , looks cool, and if you know what you are getting pattern wise and don't care rock on with it. I once ran a pair of 3' whips off the trunk of a cavalier with great results

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Old 01-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #1713
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It would look slick. However it would do interesting things to your transmit pattern. By cophasing your antennas (I know its not true cophasing due to the fact the antennas are to close to each other) your transmit pattern will become more directional. It will pull in on the sides of the pattern. Also by putting the antennas further towards the front of the vehicle will offset the transmit pattern more to the rear due to the metal of the vehicle being its ground plane and being more to the rear. That being said it can be done , looks cool, and if you know what you are getting pattern wise and don't care rock on with it. I once ran a pair of 3' whips off the trunk of a cavalier with great results
Oh I didn't know the signal worked like that.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:22 PM   #1714
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All in all I used about 200ft of paracord for about $20. Easy enough but time consuming. I did one of the grab handles and it was way too big so I had to take it apart and re knot it so that took a few hours extra. the front grabhandles are tied with a paracord core and a cobra weave design over it. the rear grab handles are tied with a crown sinnet knot. was fun stuff but I wouldnt do it again cause it took so long to make them.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:50 PM   #1715
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on another note this guy could teach us all a little something about cheap mods:


Saw this driving on the highway when I was on my way to work one day. Notice the bamboo roof rack held together with twine and the bumpers are actually logs. Im sure it helps to camo the Jeep better while hunting but damn man.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:57 PM   #1716
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on another note this guy could teach us all a little something about cheap mods:

Saw this driving on the highway when I was on my way to work one day. Notice the bamboo roof rack held together with twine and the bumpers are actually logs. Im sure it helps to camo the Jeep better while hunting but damn man.
Someone is seriously on a budget.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #1717
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on another note this guy could teach us all a little something about cheap mods:

Saw this driving on the highway when I was on my way to work one day. Notice the bamboo roof rack held together with twine and the bumpers are actually logs. Im sure it helps to camo the Jeep better while hunting but damn man.
I saw a xj driving around my town with a 4x4 for a rear bumper. Laughed at that one
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #1718
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I saw a xj driving around my town with a 4x4 for a rear bumper. Laughed at that one
I had a board for a front bumper once.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:19 PM   #1719
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I had a board for a front bumper once.
My friend had a 2x6 with a handicap handle screwed on it on his s10. Talk about cheap. Haha
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #1720
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I had a board for a front bumper once.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:46 AM   #1721
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My friend had a 2x6 with a handicap handle screwed on it on his s10. Talk about cheap. Haha
That's funny!
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:18 AM   #1722
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Not really a mod but a cheap alternative to buys if you have one laying around

yesterday I was working on my daughters car and realized the stock rear tire carrier makes a perfect wheel chock (when not on the jeep of course)
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #1723
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Block o' wood works well too
And you need two wheel chocks
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #1724
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i have a quick question, im not not anywhere near my tj so i can just look but i plan on bedlining my headlight bezels this weekend. will i need a torx bit for that? i left my set at my friends house and if i dont need em then i wont take the trip over to get em.. thanks guys!
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i have a quick question, im not not anywhere near my tj so i can just look but i plan on bedlining my headlight bezels this weekend. will i need a torx bit for that? i left my set at my friends house and if i dont need em then i wont take the trip over to get em.. thanks guys!
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ok thats what i figured but i know better than to assume when this forum has all the answers. thanks a lot
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #1727
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Block o' wood works well too
And you need two wheel chocks
usually use wood but cleaned up garage and didn't have anything laying around when I spied the carrier laying in the corner.

depends on the situation as to two or not...
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usually use wood but cleaned up garage and didn't have anything laying around when I spied the carrier laying in the corner.

depends on the situation as to two or not...
When it comes to safety I use way to much, I always use two and I use rubber chocks from our coaches
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #1729
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I came up with a quick easy way to secure my sway bar out of the way when it's disconnected. I "acquired" some locking push-pins and washers from work, drilled a hole in each side of the frame rail, and insert the pin through the lower bushing of the sway bar link into the hole in the frame.









This, along with the sway bar quick disconnect mod I did last week, will make for a much quicker transition from road to trail to road.



I'm a newbie so please cut me some slack.

Quick question: this mod is great addition to the clevis pin mod but do you need to change anything else once you pull the clevis pins holding the sway bar. I mean are my brake lines and wire for the sensors long enough or do they need to be lengthened?? Will I break anything after I pull the pins and ride over things???

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I'm a newbie so please cut me some slack.

Quick question: this mod is great addition to the clevis pin mod but do you need to change anything else once you pull the clevis pins holding the sway bar. I mean are my brake lines and wire for the sensors long enough or do they need to be lengthened?? Will I break anything after I pull the pins and ride over things???

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The sway bar has nothing to do with brake lines or any sort of sensors
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #1731
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I'm a newbie so please cut me some slack.

Quick question: this mod is great addition to the clevis pin mod but do you need to change anything else once you pull the clevis pins holding the sway bar. I mean are my brake lines and wire for the sensors long enough or do they need to be lengthened?? Will I break anything after I pull the pins and ride over things???

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i dont think u fully understand what this mod does. disconnects allows you to fully flex your axle when ur off roading.
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i dont think u fully understand what this mod does. disconnects allows you to fully flex your axle when ur off roading.
It keeps the sway bar out of the way.
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It keeps the sway bar out of the way.
in order to flex your axle
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #1734
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I'm a newbie so please cut me some slack.

Quick question: this mod is great addition to the clevis pin mod but do you need to change anything else once you pull the clevis pins holding the sway bar. I mean are my brake lines and wire for the sensors long enough or do they need to be lengthened?? Will I break anything after I pull the pins and ride over things???

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he actually has a valad question. But this will not affect your brake lines since all it really does is allow the entire axle to flex up or down. All those parts are connected to the axle and will not be affected by the flexing.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:23 AM   #1735
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I'm a newbie so please cut me some slack.

Quick question: this mod is great addition to the clevis pin mod but do you need to change anything else once you pull the clevis pins holding the sway bar. I mean are my brake lines and wire for the sensors long enough or do they need to be lengthened?? Will I break anything after I pull the pins and ride over things???

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No, you don't need to change anything else. I've disconnected a few times since I did that write-up, and flexed it pretty good several times. I have the stock brake lines and everything else, and have not broken anything or screwed anything up.
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Thats good to know Cause ya know I would have asked that eventually
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No, you don't need to change anything else. I've disconnected a few times since I did that write-up, and flexed it pretty good several times. I have the stock brake lines and everything else, and have not broken anything or screwed anything up.
I have quick disco's and a 2 in lift and I have never had any problems
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Thanks for all the info. I looked at my setup and the brake lines looked too short. Glad I asked. Can't wait to do this mod.
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The only time you could have a problem with a 2" lift is if you also added a body lift. A 1" BL combined won't be a problem either. I have a 2.5"-3" spring lift with a 1.25" body lift. had to extend the brake lines a bit, they are in places attatched to the body rather than the frame.

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Thanks for all the info. I looked at my setup and the brake lines looked too short. Glad I asked. Can't wait to do this mod.
do this. disconnect your sway bar and flex one side of your axle. then get out and check and see if your brake lines are being pulled. if so then u need to get longer brake lines if not your good to go

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