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Old 12-07-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Cheap mods?

With the weather getting colder and many people laid off or otherwise, does anyone have any good "cheap" mods to kill some time in the garage? There is only so much moving things around in the garage I can do before I need to do some actual work out there.

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Old 12-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
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not really a mod, but I know if I had a garage I'd be bustin' rust and paint/spray as needed under mine. The last time I was under my jeep I was surprised how much rust there was but it was too hot to worry about. Now it's too cold.

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Old 12-07-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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Id really like to POR 15 my frame but I guess to do it right Id have to jerk the body off and Ive never done that...
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cleaning / POR-15 the frame is a good idea. You don't have to take the body off. Just get to everything that is exposed. I am tackling this project in a week or two.
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The rearview mirror flip is the cheapest mod. Drilling the side mirrors is cheap if you own a drill.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:53 PM   #6
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Nick, what are these mods? Ive never heard of any reason to drill the mirrors.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #7
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50$ round taillights flush with body will be doing this one soon my self
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:35 PM   #8
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cleaning / POR-15 the frame is a good idea. You don't have to take the body off. Just get to everything that is exposed. I am tackling this project in a week or two.
POR15ing the frame is also a good excuse to do a 1" body lift:
"I had to lift the body to paint the top of the frame and when I lifted it the body mounts were so bad I had to replace them..."
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put the round lights on last year, found 50 some leds in each for around 40 bucks on ebay but once you put leds in the jeep thinks a lights burned out and blinks really fast. I forgot where I found it but you can do a simple mod on your flasher relay to make it blink normally, that involves just making a slice in the printed circuit board inside the flasher. super easy and no annoying quick flash. Also the more leds generally mean the brighter the light, Its almost blinding how bright these things are...
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put the round lights on last year, found 50 some leds in each for around 40 bucks on ebay but once you put leds in the jeep thinks a lights burned out and blinks really fast. I forgot where I found it but you can do a simple mod on your flasher relay to make it blink normally, that involves just making a slice in the printed circuit board inside the flasher. super easy and no annoying quick flash. Also the more leds generally mean the brighter the light, Its almost blinding how bright these things are...
Yeah I found this here is the part pic hope this helps notice it says led it will fix flasher problem
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The rearview mirror flip is the cheapest mod. Drilling the side mirrors is cheap if you own a drill.
Drill a small hole in the bottom of your side mirrors so when it rains or you wash it the water will drain out and not run down and streak your doors.
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Another own I found is when highbeams are on fog lights stay on
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Yeah I found this here is the part pic hope this helps notice it says led it will fix flasher problem

If you use that with your stock lights....with they become super slow?



I'ma do the tail lights as well once i pick up a hole saw, and have the guts to cut into the tub
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If you use that with your stock lights....with they become super slow?

I'ma do the tail lights as well once i pick up a hole saw, and have the guts to cut into the tub
Very true another thing is make a cut out of card board and measure 2 or even 3 times make sure u keep the whole saw lubed and I am going to use the oem plug off my old lights so I can have a quick connect and going with white lens red bulbs I will put pics up when I do it
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Drilling out the tub was the easy part, you can always pick up some diamond plate corners to hide any imperfections. Just make sure you take your time and measure a few times. Also, when doing the wiring, I hate just crimp on connectors, I always solder and heatshrink everything. Even the heatshrink butt connectors are better but I'd still rather solder and heatshrink stuff...
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Drilling out the tub was the easy part, you can always pick up some diamond plate corners to hide any imperfections. Just make sure you take your time and measure a few times. Also, when doing the wiring, I hate just crimp on connectors, I always solder and heatshrink everything. Even the heatshrink butt connectors are better but I'd still rather solder and heatshrink stuff...
Did u use a 4 1/2" hole saw? I need one and don't want to pay 30$ for a tool I will only use 2 times
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no, just used a cut off wheel on die grinder because I didnt want to but a hole saw. But be real careful that flange isnt real big to cover any mistakes you might make.
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Lights pig tails and gasket 45$ http://www.etrailer.com/
Flasher eBay 15$
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Another own I found is when highbeams are on fog lights stay on
That one is simple and easy to do. Just did it the other day and doesn't cost anything.
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cleaning / POR-15 the frame is a good idea. You don't have to take the body off. Just get to everything that is exposed. I am tackling this project in a week or two.
I did this to my frame. I asked the local gas station if he would mind if i could use his lift. He is a cool guy and said no prob. Took me about an hour. I hit everthing i could reach. Next weekend i topped it off with rustoleum. I think it looks great.
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OK. So I must have missed something. When I turn my bright lights on, my fog lights go out. Is it suppose to be that way and is there a way to fix it to where the fog lights stay on when bright lights are put on?
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OK. So I must have missed something. When I turn my bright lights on, my fog lights go out. Is it suppose to be that way and is there a way to fix it to where the fog lights stay on when bright lights are put on?
Yes there is. You bend one of the fog relays. I want to say 6 but im prob wrong and dont have jeep with me to quick look. Doba search on here its been said so many times for what tab needs to be bent
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Take the stock tail lights flip them 90* and flush mount them..Free except for maybe grinding/cutting disc.


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