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Old 02-19-2012, 07:30 PM   #2011
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anyone have any ideas for an armrest on the door? i have a '97. i wish there was a way i could "box out" the inner door panel where the lock is another inch or two just so i could have something to rest my elbow on while driving.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rmrest&x=0&y=0

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #2014
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http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rmrest&x=0&y=0

thinking about getting some myself
Just added to my amazon wish list! My list of things to buy for my jeep is rapidly growing!
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lol this is something i could do with my tippmann A-5 paintball gun. little more fun than a nerf gun shooting 18 ball a second.
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Yeah haha. Ive seen it! I'm a geek and love that show
yea its awesome. soo that is where i am getting this. plus there was one guy that did his jeep, but the line x was yellow, so instead of getting black then painting it, i can get the good stuff and get what ever color i want i suppose.

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Well gentlemen, considering this is the thread that inspired me to make an account, i figured it would be a good place to make my first post.

A couple things i did to my Tj,

first, i didnt have the extra $200 to shell out for a sound bar/sound pods, so i made some sound pods myself out of some plywood i found laying around, completely for free.

Second, i took a broken nerff gun off my buddys hands, fixed it, made a mount, and put it on the top of my roll cage. Great if you have kids, or if your like me, and still pretty much a kid yourself.

ill post a couple pics once i figure out how to. Looks like you can't post them strait from the photo library on your computer
Welcome aboard! and way to start it off with some good mods. I love the nerf gun mount. Hmmmm not trying to one up, BUT i wonder f anyone has done this for their AR15 or AK47.. almost makes me want to buy one just for this purpose. But im glad you like the thread. in all honesty i didnt expect soo many people to like this thread as much as they do, but all of the creative cheap jeepers out there made it happen. Theres alot of good stuff.





on a side note, i just spent more money than i ever had today on my rig. i have been putting it off for a long time, and it is much needed before my 35in tire flys off in the middle of the trail or even worse the road. but theres a guy who makes AWESOME custome bumpers and tire carriers in my area, i just purchased one today. comes complete with tire carrier (2000 lbs rating, bumper, frame tie in kit, two jerry can mounts, cb antenna mount, adjustable tire arm, hitch, and recovery points. the thing that makes this guys tire carrier different from the rest is the spindle he uses. its custome made. and the spindle itself has a rediculous rating. it also has tire stops, and a locking latch that ensures it will never swing open on accident, and a lock that holds it in the open position. Ill post pics of it when i have it installed. it ran me about 700 bucks. thats including the powder coating. but this guy is an excellant machinest and can weld like no other and has made/ sold over 90 of these bumpers in the area. He also sells all kinds of other crap for jeeps like fire extinguisher mounts with a quick release pin, hood jack mounts, and a couple other things.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:21 AM   #2017
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Thanks guys,
i thought about mounting my airsoft gun, but i figured i wouldn't be able to drive around the school parking lot or shoot my neighbors/friends with it, so i went with the nerff.

As for an AK or AR15, that will be my next project, if i ever get my hands on one. Would be useful in a terrorist invasion / Zombie outbreak
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anyone have any ideas for an armrest on the door? i have a '97. i wish there was a way i could "box out" the inner door panel where the lock is another inch or two just so i could have something to rest my elbow on while driving.
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Yall remember what it is you put behind the speakers to make them sound better? I remember someone did it but cant remember what they used. like cotton or something to fill up the empty space behind the speaker.
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Yall remember what it is you put behind the speakers to make them sound better? I remember someone did it but cant remember what they used. like cotton or something to fill up the empty space behind the speaker.
Polyfill Like the stuffing out of a pillow
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Polyfill Like the stuffing out of a pillow
Is there a write up on how to do that?
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Is there a write up on how to do that?
Not really a write up about it but here's a thread about it http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/can...gh-136035.html
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Not really a write up about it but here's a thread about it http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/can...gh-136035.html
Awesome thank you
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #2024
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Not really a write up about it but here's a thread about it http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/can...gh-136035.html
Big time for this! Thanks! Replaced my speakers a few months back and was so disappointed in the lack of bass from the soundbar even though I bought good speakers that I was contemplating a sub. But I wasn't aware the soundbar was so hollow though (of course I should have since that would be the cheaper way to construct them) or I would have done this sooner. I'm looking at a nice free Mod for a Tuesday afternoon!
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Also, mid-high grade speakers in car audio don't have deep bass because they expect you to be putting a full system in.
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Also, I'm not sure how well the sound bars are made, but the area around the speaker should be pretty air tight. This will help a lot with sound.
Also, are they amped? Its hard to get good bass from speakers If they don't have enough power to reach their full potential
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Not really a write up about it but here's a thread about it http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/can...gh-136035.html
I just put some JBL 6.5 speakers in and i love them. If this is really as big of an improvemant as they say i will be extreamly happy! I will be doing this sometimg this week!! thank you for the link!!
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Also, I'm not sure how well the sound bars are made, but the area around the speaker should be pretty air tight. This will help a lot with sound.
Also, are they amped? Its hard to get good bass from speakers If they don't have enough power to reach their full potential
My JBL GOT638 3 ways are amazing sounding and have A LOT of bass. My rearview mirror and sholder belt vibrate with no amp or sub or dash speakers and without the polly fill and they not even mounted fully. I need to re-drill for the new holes.
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My JBL GOT638 3 ways are amazing sounding and have A LOT of bass. My rearview mirror and sholder belt vibrate with no amp or sub or dash speakers and without the polly fill and they not even mounted fully. I need to re-drill for the new holes.
Are you just goin to take out the speakers, put the poly fill/pillow stuffing in, and put the speakers back in just like nothing happened? And how much stuffing do you put in there?
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Enough to occupy the air space in the sound bar. So that none of the sound goes backwards.
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Enough to occupy the air space in the sound bar. So that none of the sound goes backwards.
Ok. Thanks. Do should I put it in both sides of the speaker?
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Good stuff guys hopefully I will come up with one to add here soon
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A product known as "Acousta Stuf" is better than the pillow stuffing some of you guys are putting in. Any of it acts to acoustically 'increase the volume' which the rear of the cone acts against. It is a damping effect. Remember that a larger enclosure will allow deeper bass. But stuffing will only help this to a degree. It is good to use this stuff in any speaker cabinet, even those that are ideally sized for the driver, as it will kill resonance from hard surfaces inside the cabinet. I even used it in the chambers right behind the drivers in rear loaded horn cabinets to even out the response. Keep the stuff a little fluffy, and don't pack it in too tight. It worked very well in my soundbar to give the infinity drivers a bit more life. Haven't put it in the sub cabinet yet.

With home-built speakers, I'd play tones at various frequencies and measure the output until I had them where I wanted, adding a little stuffing then measuring after each change. In a jeep soundbar, I just stuffed in a fluffed up volume of acousta stuf that was about the size of a loaf of bread, or a little smaller, into each opening, encircling each driver. Adding too much will give you thumpy ugly sounding bass. If it still sounds clean and tight, you've done okay.

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Ok. Thanks. Do should I put it in both sides of the speaker?
yes. wouldnt make much since to do just one side lol.
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How did you mount this? Just bolted it through the sheet metal?
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yes. wouldnt make much since to do just one side lol.
Lol. This is true. I'm gonna do this tomorrow. Hope it goes well
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Lol. This is true. I'm gonna do this tomorrow. Hope it goes well
Well just got done with my polyfil inside the sound bar. It makes a big difference in my opinion. I like it a lot now
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heres an idea ive had for a while, and want to know if anyone has seen this for sale on the web?

To help hush up a soft top, for long distance drives particulary, i thought of taking two bars, maybe some rebar, and having them support the soft top by pressing up against it, thus making it tighter and less inclined to flap in the wind.

id like to make them myself, but im not too inclined with working with metal, and i think if i tried to do PVC pipe, it would just look tacky. But if anyone has ever heard of or seen something like this in an online store, or has any ideas on how to make them, please let me know
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heres an idea ive had for a while, and want to know if anyone has seen this for sale on the web?

To help hush up a soft top, for long distance drives particulary, i thought of taking two bars, maybe some rebar, and having them support the soft top by pressing up against it, thus making it tighter and less inclined to flap in the wind.

id like to make them myself, but im not too inclined with working with metal, and i think if i tried to do PVC pipe, it would just look tacky. But if anyone has ever heard of or seen something like this in an online store, or has any ideas on how to make them, please let me know
Skid Row Top Prop... they also have a tonneau prop
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heres an idea ive had for a while, and want to know if anyone has seen this for sale on the web?

To help hush up a soft top, for long distance drives particulary, i thought of taking two bars, maybe some rebar, and having them support the soft top by pressing up against it, thus making it tighter and less inclined to flap in the wind.

id like to make them myself, but im not too inclined with working with metal, and i think if i tried to do PVC pipe, it would just look tacky. But if anyone has ever heard of or seen something like this in an online store, or has any ideas on how to make them, please let me know
As stated above skid row makes them, and I've seen them successfully made from PVC. If you use the proper PVC fittings and put a coat of krylon fusion on the over it it disappears. However allow me to make one other point I had the same flapping issue with my 97 for about the first week. If you cover the exposed area of the of the main hoop for the top (the section between the to fabric loops on the top on the hoop right over the driver and passenger's head) with a piece of 3/4" pipe insulation the flapping goes away. However the top prop idea does help with the puddling from rainstorms. To make the top prop less noticeable use bondable saddles to press between the prop end and the show bar. Or possibly a reducing tee 3" to .5",.75",1" depending on what you use for your prop.

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