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Old 10-16-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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euro TRASH

Please, please, please don't ever put them on your Jeep.

I bought an 02 TJ with Euros already on. Shortly thereafter, I started having intermittent tail light/turn signal issues. Couldn't figure out why. (took about 3 hours to figure out the tails ground thru the tail assembly mount screws. Shoulda checked here first )

So I removed the euros to get at the harnesses to track the ground wires (not knowing about the mount screwground.) Also, since the euros are made of cheap steel, they were bubbling and corroding, so I wanted to take them off to strip/paint them anyway...and holy hell. what a mess.

First, the idiot who installed them used fine threaded bolts made of untreated metal. This wouldn't be a big deal, except the corrosion of the cheap ass steel from the euros transferred to the sheet metal...which had started to rust. So, when I took them out the bolts stripped the hole. Not only that, but the sheet metal all around is bubbling and needs replaced. So now I'm shelling out hundreds (if I'm lucky) to have the sheet metal cut out, replaced, painted, yadda yadda. Just to drive it in the meantime, I bolted the rear tail assembly upside down through the rear plate screw hole. It was the only place I could get a decent ground. Good times.



btw, the previous owner also used some kind of adhesive foam "protective" barrier b/t the back of the euro and the body. All it did was trap moisture and make it worse.

^%&^%#&^% EUROS!!!! If you love your TJ, and don't want to screw any possible future owners, please don't install them. Not only that, but they are on the top ten list of lame jeep add ons.

now I'm done venting.

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Old 10-17-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like they caused a major PITA just to have a little added dress-up.

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Old 10-17-2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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wth are euros?
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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wth are euros?
x2? Post up a pic.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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lol I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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mine were black "powder coated", but you get the idea....

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Not all of them are trash . the top ones you can use them to hold books or toast as for the middle ones , belt buckles, and the bottom ones are complete trash . throw them away
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Not all of them are trash . the top ones you can use them to hold books or toast as for the middle ones , belt buckles, and the bottom ones are complete trash . throw them away
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Forget having the sheet metal redone, just cut out 4.5" circles and throw in some flat LED lights.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #10
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thought about that

but then what the heck am I going to mount my new cargo master kongo rack to? (in case you haven't seen one, they mount between the tail lights and the rear sheet metal using the tail light bolts. which is why I am going to have a plate of steel welded to the back of the new sheet metal)

also the bubbling stretches almost all the way to the bumper...didn't see it b/c my rear plate holder covered it.
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Please post pictures when you get it done. I am planning on adding a Kongo to mine so we can haul the yaks around.

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but then what the heck am I going to mount my new cargo master kongo rack to? (in case you haven't seen one, they mount between the tail lights and the rear sheet metal using the tail light bolts. which is why I am going to have a plate of steel welded to the back of the new sheet metal)

also the bubbling stretches almost all the way to the bumper...didn't see it b/c my rear plate holder covered it.
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Please post pictures when you get it done. I am planning on adding a Kongo to mine so we can haul the yaks around.
+1 I looked at the installation pdf but would love to see it on the jeep
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I like those light guards
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:55 AM   #14
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you won't soon

like w/in 3-4 years when they start to corrode and eat your jeep.

I will post the pics of the kongo rack soon as I get everything done. I bought it used off of CL on the cheap, prob b/c it was for an LJ. came with Yakima bars, too. my old man has the tools and is currently bending/cutting it down for my TJ. Getting it blasted/powdercoated on the cheap, also. all told will cost me less than half a brand new one, and that's w/o the yakima.

soon as the metal work on the jeep is done I'll post a build thread. I'm making her look pretty this year, next year axles? a man can dream...
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Not all of them are trash . the top ones you can use them to hold books or toast as for the middle ones , belt buckles, and the bottom ones are complete trash . throw them away

haha, bob,

I just got why the bottom ones are "complete trash;" very clever.


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