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Old 11-15-2013, 08:58 PM   #31
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I forgot that I even did this mod until just now... so I guess it's the best one I've done. I put those seat belt shoulder pads on the seat belt down by the reel so it would stop flapping in the wind when I have my top off. That drove me crazy.

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Hydro assist steering what a difference it made!
Bucket on a rope would have been better.

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Bucket on a rope would have been better.
Or your knee!
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Or your knee!
Mess with me and I'll nail your other foot to the ground.
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Mess with me and I'll nail your other foot to the ground.
I'm so scared of the mean bearded man!
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I think I look a MODs a little differently than most....tires,gears,lockers,suspension and OBA and the like are all thing needed to make a good rock walker.....so for me MODs are more of the things you'd want to make it better or make things easier.... like Bobs auto step/rock sliders.....things that you'd really love to have but don't seem to get around to because there's always something higher on the list that takes priority... so with that said for me I have 2 that come to mind as being my favorite MODs to my Yj...
I switched out my stock tilt column for a tilt column that was 2 inches shorter. This moved the steering wheel 2" closer to the dash and away from my lap. I like to title my seat forward when climbing hills and now this MODs gives me more room for that.
The other is my brake pedal ...when I swap in the AW-4 automatic trans into my Yj I removed the clutch pedal and put in the right brake pedal from the automatic... but I positioned it so its even with the gas pedal... now I can slide my food from the gas to the brake without having to lift my foot up for the brake....
Sorry for the long post...
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I think I look a MODs a little differently than most....tires,gears,lockers,suspension and OBA and the like are all thing needed to make a good rock walker.....so for me MODs are more of the things you'd want to make it better or make things easier.... like Bobs auto step/rock sliders.....things that you'd really love to have but don't seem to get around to because there's always something higher on the list that takes priority... so with that said for me I have 2 that come to mind as being my favorite MODs to my Yj...
I switched out my stock tilt column for a tilt column that was 2 inches shorter. This moved the steering wheel 2" closer to the dash and away from my lap. I like to title my seat forward when climbing hills and now this MODs gives me more room for that.
The other is my brake pedal ...when I swap in the AW-4 automatic trans into my Yj I removed the clutch pedal and put in the right brake pedal from the automatic... but I positioned it so its even with the gas pedal... now I can slide my food from the gas to the brake without having to lift my foot up for the brake....
Sorry for the long post...
Tried to find a delicate way to say this and it flat out escapes me at the moment. As much as your pedal height may have made it more enjoyable, had you been driving the auto more efficiently, it likely wouldn't have been noticed. A good auto driver uses both feet at the same time. Power up, drag the brake to ease down the other side. Much more effective than single footing it.

No, I don't drive an auto that way on the street.
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Tried to find a delicate way to say this and it flat out escapes me at the moment. As much as your pedal height may have made it more enjoyable, had you been driving the auto more efficiently, it likely wouldn't have been noticed. A good auto driver uses both feet at the same time. Power up, drag the brake to ease down the other side. Much more effective than single footing it.

No, I don't drive an auto that way on the street.
I do drive 2 footed on obstacles.... with it lowered and even with the gas pedal there is less of an angle put on my foot and makes it much more comfortable.... also when driving 1 footed its really nice to be able to just slide over to the brake without having to life up my foot....this MOD makes driving much more comfortable. Don't knock it till you try it...
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My grandma (rest her soul) used to drive with her foot on the brake (back in the early 1950's)......They loved her at the Studebaker dealership. New brake shoes all the way around, an average of twice a year!
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My grandfather owned the Studebaker dealership in San Berdoo doo back in the day...
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This may sound a little mundane but one of the best "mods" i've ever done to any of my vehicles are the little spot mirrors to cover your blind spots. It's under $5 but can save you thousands by avoiding an accident.
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My grandfather owned the Studebaker dealership in San Berdoo doo back in the day...

My grandma lived in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan in an area known as Comstock Park. She passed on at the tender age of 93 back in the mid 70's.
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I do drive 2 footed on obstacles.... with it lowered and even with the gas pedal there is less of an angle put on my foot and makes it much more comfortable.... also when driving 1 footed its really nice to be able to just slide over to the brake without having to life up my foot....this MOD makes driving much more comfortable. Don't knock it till you try it...
The TJ brake pedal is already like that in the autos, but I Never offroad with 1 foot. Again though, not knocking your pleasure.
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The TJ brake pedal is already like that in the autos, but I Never offroad with 1 foot. Again though, not knocking your pleasure.
Good for you..!
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This may sound a little mundane but one of the best "mods" i've ever done to any of my vehicles are the little spot mirrors to cover your blind spots. It's under $5 but can save you thousands by avoiding an accident.

You don't need to buy these to cover blind spots. All you need to do is readjust your mirrors. Very few people do this but once you know about it and get used to it you'll most likely always do this way on all your vehicles.

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I just about have to drive with 2 feet. My spine has caused my right foot to not be able to lift. I can press, but I need to lift my knee to back off on the throttle. Makes for tough fine throttle control in the rocks. But I manage to do the 2 foot shuffle ok.
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The "pressurized running water on Jeep Wrangler JK" is very clever and interesting to me. Is there a link(s) to this so I can find out more about it? I've Googled it without success.

<Edit> I found it: WRITE UP: Pressurized Running Water on Jeep using Stock Bumper as tank
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I've tried the adjustment and I guess I am to set in my ways. I like the spots. That way I can also see the curbs or rocks when I am crawling.
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I just about have to drive with 2 feet. My spine has caused my right foot to not be able to lift. I can press, but I need to lift my knee to back off on the throttle. Makes for tough fine throttle control in the rocks. But I manage to do the 2 foot shuffle ok.
I hope the Doc gets you back on track Bob....
Yeah I love the way words get put in my mouth on this one....I never said I pull a 1 footer while offroading...I only stated that by lowering my new break pedal it made it more comfortable by putting less of an angle on my foot to operate the brake....once again if your driving 2 footed then this would benefit your left foot.
I'm talking about what I call a good MOD I did to my Yj after i did an auto swap on that I'm happy with.....and if his factory auto Tj came setup like this and he's happy with it ..like he stated...then WHY does this guy have so much crap to say about it.....
Remember...the OP asked.... what MODs we have done and not all jeeps are the same...
Rant over ....I'm done with this!
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Sure does have some detours in this thread.
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I would have to say in looking back at the things that made me say "WOW" because there was such a big and noticeable change was...disconnecting my front sway bar (quick disconnects), adding a rear (selectable) locker and removing my clutch pedal!
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I hope the Doc gets you back on track Bob....
Yeah I love the way words get put in my mouth on this one....I never said I pull a 1 footer while offroading...I only stated that by lowering my new break pedal it made it more comfortable by putting less of an angle on my foot to operate the brake....once again if your driving 2 footed then this would benefit your left foot.
I'm talking about what I call a good MOD I did to my Yj after i did an auto swap on that I'm happy with.....and if his factory auto Tj came setup like this and he's happy with it ..like he stated...then WHY does this guy have so much crap to say about it.....
Remember...the OP asked.... what MODs we have done and not all jeeps are the same...
Rant over ....I'm done with this!
You're reading way more into it than it's worth. It's just a simple discussion and nothing more. As far as words in your mouth, be more clear in your statements and there's less chance for confusion because you didn't say you were a two foot driver at first, now did you?
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My grandma lived in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan in an area known as Comstock Park. She passed on at the tender age of 93 back in the mid 70's.
Born in Grand Rapids. Lived in Muskegon. Its a small world after all....
For me: gears. But if I go Woks way (useful; not necessary) I'd go with my Spidershade or OBA. Which if course I now know needs to be replaced with OBT. OMG.
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Born in Grand Rapids. Lived in Muskegon. Its a small world after all....
For me: gears. But if I go Woks way (useful; not necessary) I'd go with my Spidershade or OBA. Which if course I now know needs to be replaced with OBT. OMG.
Grand Rapids / Muskegon is definitely my my neck of the woods. I too was born in Grand Rapids, spent most of my formative years in a little burg called Sparta and my grandpa's farm was in Casinovia Township on Trent Road. I attended a one room schoolhouse as a kindergartner (in like 1952). Had to walk a mile to school (uphill, both ways, in knee deep snow for ½ the school year) - LOL.
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I have subtle mods to say the least but the best one I ever did was the lockers, then the gearing and then the ..........
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Snipping the esp wire....so now I have control of my throttle when I want.
Rewiring the lockers so I can engage in 4hi and front when I want the pull not the push ie sand and snow...
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Snipping the esp wire....so now I have control of my throttle when I want.
Rewiring the lockers so I can engage in 4hi and front when I want the pull not the push ie sand and snow...
Good one... that ESP gets annoying
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Easy for me. My RSE electric step sliders. They pivot down every time I open the door and provide me a step to climb into my Jeep. 3/16 steel plate. I was having trouble getting into the TJ and wanted none of that on the JK.
Gunner: Can those handle sliding over a rock or high centering w/o damage? Looks like they might retract into some sort of protection surrounding them? Thanks for any add'l info.
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Gunner: Can those handle sliding over a rock or high centering w/o damage? Looks like they might retract into some sort of protection surrounding them? Thanks for any add'l info.
I've got the sliders too. Only way I could have a Jeep is if my wife could get in, She loves them!!!
The sliders are out of 3/16 steel and can take a lot of abuse, and the step stows flush to the bottom when you close the door. You can get them with LED lights so you have good vision of where you're stepping at night....drop-off?? I've pinned them against rocks to get thru tight turns and had no problems I.e. John Bull. First mod and best mod......love shoulder time with my wife!

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