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Old 06-08-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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What are you using Zip Ties for?

So we all know that Zip Ties are probably the only thing keep most of our jeeps together. So I want to start a thread on how people are using Zip Ties!

If you are using zip ties in a interesting way then post some pics!


Lets see how everyone is using them! We might learn a good use that we might not have known about before!

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Old 06-08-2013, 03:14 AM   #2
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Holding my roll bar padding on. No pic right now my little darling is getting a new power plant put in. I miss her!

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Holding the HID wiring harness in place.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:31 AM   #4
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Got into a fender-bender with my '96 Grand Cherokee about 3 years ago, and I still have my bumper zip-tied on! You can't even tell a difference
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My OBA is held together by zip ties! Ill add pics when its daytime!
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:43 AM   #6
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I use them for zipper pulls on the soft top. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #7
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I heard you can put a zip tie on your #4 fuse so it can be easily removed when doors come off
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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I heard you can put a zip tie on your #4 fuse so it can be easily removed when doors come off
My #4 is perm removed. Even when my full doors are on I don't bother putting the fuse back in. Not enough benefits. My dome light hasn't worked since I had it, so I don't miss it, the floor lights I don't miss either.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:04 AM   #9
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Zip ties are keeping my passenger side e brake cable out of the exhaust.
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They keep my brake line and ebrake cables tied to my savvy upper control arms
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #11
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Hold my jeep together.....

On a good day they will hold my windshield down.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #12
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My #4 is perm removed. Even when my full doors are on I don't bother putting the fuse back in. Not enough benefits. My dome light hasn't worked since I had it, so I don't miss it, the floor lights I don't miss either.
I would go crazy if my done lights didn't work. I love those darn things! Twist the switch and its like the sun is shining in my jeep.
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Old 06-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #13
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Holding some bent brake lines out of harms way.
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I heard you can put a zip tie on your #4 fuse so it can be easily removed when doors come off
This is a good idea I may try this

I have zip ties holding the KC fog light wiring harness and holding the wire harness for the radio tight little bundle
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They are everywhere on my Jeep.

I use them to hold the marker light wiring under my MCE flat fenders with those stick on zip-tie holder thingies.

I use them to hold my ARB air line along the frame.

I use them to hold the door limit straps on my 1/2 doors.

I use them when storing the soft top and frame every summer. Small zip-ties holding the frame ends together, and one big one around the rolled up top fabric. The whole top lifts out in one easy package and gets tossed on a shelf above the garage door.

I use them around the roll bar padding on my sport cage.

I use them with tarp clips on the rear of my Safari Top. Zip tied to the rear Rockhard spreader bar keeps it tight, and prevents the rear of the top from flapping.

I tie them around my rear seat belts and cage to keep them from flapping, since I rarely have my rear seat in.

I use them on my car trailer ratchet straps. They are set to the length I need them to haul the Jeep, and the leftover strap end is rolled up and zip-tied. Nice and tidy.

I know there is more, but that's all I can think of right now.

All I have is a pic of the stick on zip-tie wire holders under my Flatty fenders.

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Holding my windows closed and my front plate onto the grill. I'm sure there are other ones through out, those are just the ones I see regularly
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Oh! Mine hold my front windshield to my grill too. Haha
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Oh! Mine hold my front windshield to my grill too. Haha
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I use them for zipper pulls on the soft top. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
If you want something just as cheap and a little beter looking try paracord. Just google how to do cobra weave pattern. Looks nice and super easy to do, and you can still make em whatever length you want.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #21
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Securing Hostages??
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #22
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Securing Hostages??
Lol!

I use them to secure my front sway bar links out of the way when disconnected. Plus I keep a pack of assorted sizes in the jeep just in case I need them for various and sundry "field-expedient" repairs ; they're handy as all get out!
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:57 PM   #23
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I used them to hold up my JKS quicker disconnects
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #24
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Soft top windows as zipper pulls. All of the wires to keep together amd away. And many other temporary things. Theres never a moment where there isnt a pack of them in the jeep somewhere
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:30 PM   #25
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Used them to fix led headlamps to my rear roll bar for light in the back when top is off and use them all the time to secure my dyi disconnects when off road.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:08 PM   #26
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Bailing wire was prehistoric duct tape.

Then duct tape came along.

Modern day duct tape is zip ties.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:51 PM   #27
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Keeps jumper cables in the engine bay. I like the idea for the zippers
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:54 PM   #28
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I think im gonna use the heavy duty zip ties for mounting my mini cb radio to my speaker bar. Also they are holding my blockheater cord in a safe place
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:09 PM   #29
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I use the really big zip ties to annoy & harass my buddies. Two or three of those on the driveshaft = many laughs.
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I use the really big zip ties to annoy & harass my buddies. Two or three of those on the driveshaft = many laughs.
X2 on that! one of my buddies just bought a "new" to him truck well within the first week we t-wrapped his drive shaft and he moved his truck then said it was making weird noises, well we told him to go ride down the street so we can hear. he came back and we said he got screwed, something is wrong with his transmission well he believed us and went to a shop to get it checked lmao

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