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Old 01-16-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Cheap or Even Free Things For Your Jeep

I been doing some cosmetic things to my Jeep and I was wondering if you know any free or cheap things. New shift knobs, synthetic oil, dash board hula girls? What kind of cheap or free things can you do?

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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Stickers are pretty much the only thing you can get for free.

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Old 01-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Flip the sun visors so that the decals are hidden when raised.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
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theres several threads on this...but I havnt seen them in a while. Flipping the rearview mirror, removing bumper ends, lining the tub...
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
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Make your own quick disconnects...All you need is:
2 - 7/16" x 2 1/2" clevis pins
2 - Cotter pins
4 - 7/16" Grade 5 or better washers
T-55 Torx bit and 3/4 wrench
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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cheapest Jeep mod I can think of is to have a spare key to your best friends Jeep
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #7
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Yeah I'm looking for cheap things as an unemployed High School Student
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:23 PM   #8
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Removing the milk jugs like he said up there
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #9
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cut the exhaust. lol =P jk
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #10
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If you like the outdoors, I would suggest getting a rock knob shifter(if your jeep is a stick). I've had mine for a few months now and love it. If your not a fan of the actual rock shift knobs, they have many others to choose from. Just adds a little more "you" to your jeep.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #11
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hi beams with fog lights, taking off side steps, painting flares.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #12
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Getting as much gear inside ur jeep from stuff u already have ex small shovel strap knife hammer pliers wrench flash light .... What ever tools for ur purpose!!! Oh n extra boots or shoes for the mud
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hi beams with fog lights, taking off side steps, painting flares.
Yes! the hi beams with the fog lights is a easy mod! takes a couple minutes and comes in handy!

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:43 PM   #14
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Getting as much gear inside ur jeep from stuff u already have ex small shovel strap knife hammer pliers wrench flash light .... What ever tools for ur purpose!!! Oh n extra boots or shoes for the mud
haha I made a thread about this in the open forum section.

going shopping tomorrow. hahaha
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:49 PM   #15
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Removing the milk jugs like he said up there
AND paint your headlight bezels (the chrome-looking plastic rings)
The bezels and the jugs were my first two mods. HUGE improvement in appearance, and all it costs is a little time & a can of spraypaint.( if you don't already have some black paint.)

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Getting as much gear inside ur jeep from stuff u already have ex small shovel strap knife hammer pliers wrench flash light .... What ever tools for ur purpose!!! Oh n extra boots or shoes for the mud
If you plan to off-road much the shovel is a must-have! (and an axe, if you wheel in the woods).
And if you plan to wheel in the mud, I second the "spare shoes".
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:20 AM   #16
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first i need to buy me some fog lights
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:16 AM   #17
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But I did just take off the front milk jugs. I don't think I'll paint the headlight ring because I like the black with chrome idea
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:23 AM   #18
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If you can run a grinder and drill you can make your own rocker panel guards out of 1/8 or 1/4" sheet metal. Go to you local machine shop and they will ussually sell end cuts cheap. I was able to get two pieces cut to go from the bottom of the tub to the bottom of the door for 20 bucks. I cut the ends to match the pocket flares and attached them to the tub with counter sunk bolts. I painted them with spray can bedliner so they would match the texture on my smittybuilt rock sliders. I paid a total of 30 bucks and 3 hours labor
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:30 AM   #19
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yeah thats what I'm thinking. After I do some fender rust repair/replace I'm think diamond plate armor and fender tops
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where can u get fee stickers?
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Learning your Jeep.
Take some of your financial down time and study your Rig.
Do you know how to do:
Brakes, suspension, basic electrical etc.
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I second this post as I am part-time employed not currently enrolled in school....
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #23
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paint is a cheap mod anywhere you want. inside or outside.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:21 PM   #24
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Make your own quick disconnects...All you need is:
2 - 7/16" x 2 1/2" clevis pins
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4 - 7/16" Grade 5 or better washers
T-55 Torx bit and 3/4 wrench
Quick disconnects for what?
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Quick disconnects for what?
For the front sway bar to allow more flex when going off road.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:32 PM   #26
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Stickers are pretty much the only thing you can get for free.
Are you talking legit free stickers or stickers that come with a new mod?
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:57 PM   #27
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Try this...

Cheap, Easy, Fun CREATIVE MODS

Lots of great cheap mods there...
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Replace the bulbs in cluster. You will find info in the previous post. $30 and it's a easy mod too.



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It's much bluer. The photo doesn't do it justice. Blue, red, green, amber and cool white. Newer models have orange needles but u can mod those as well. Also posted in the thread above.
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... What kind of cheap or free things can you do?:
How about a pair of fuzzy dice to hang from your rear view mirror?

They'd look kinda wild, running topless, seeing the dice flopping around in the wind.

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