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07-09-2014 04:11 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by _noffsiger View Post
Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip. Did I mention Plasti Dip?
Nice
07-09-2014 03:38 PM
_noffsiger Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip. Did I mention Plasti Dip?

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07-09-2014 11:24 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Off Pavement View Post
I had one on my TJ and loved it so I wanted another on my JK. I use it to increase idle speed when winching, and I find it handy in an occasional difficult rock climb. Additionally, my knee can get kinda sore being in one position much of the day, so I use it as a true hand throttle, stretching as much as needed to relieve stiffness while speedily cruising along at 10MPH in 4low.
It's very cool. Nice work!
07-09-2014 10:07 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by ScottyMack View Post
Bent Jeep you inspired me. Did this today, used 4 coats of high temp enamel paint, really easy to do. Just taped some newspaper around the bumper and sprayed. Big improvement!
I prefer the unpainted look. It has that new, fresh and clean look to it...
07-08-2014 10:44 PM
Off Pavement
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
What was your motivation for this?
I had one on my TJ and loved it so I wanted another on my JK. I use it to increase idle speed when winching, and I find it handy in an occasional difficult rock climb. Additionally, my knee can get kinda sore being in one position much of the day, so I use it as a true hand throttle, stretching as much as needed to relieve stiffness while speedily cruising along at 10MPH in 4low.
07-08-2014 07:15 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by gord p View Post
what was your motivation for this?
x2
07-08-2014 05:33 PM
Bent jeep OH ITS A HAND THROTTLE!

got it now. Nice job!
07-08-2014 05:12 PM
Gord P What was your motivation for this?
07-08-2014 04:02 PM
Toasty Lol
07-08-2014 04:01 PM
Bent jeep ^ wtf am i looking at?
07-08-2014 03:01 PM
Off Pavement A blood sacrifice and less than $50 if all parts are purchased new. Took me a couple days to figure out how I wanted to try this and the results have been better than I expected...



Most bike derailleur controls use a screw pin to adjust the cable tension. I chose to remove the pin and replace it with a knob screw for easy one hand tightening control.



I drilled a 1/4" hole in the accelerator arm for a 2 1/2" 1/4" bolt. I started with a fender washer, nylon washer, fender washer, then a nut. This created a non binding attachment for the cable to the pedal. Then another washer that goes against the brake pedal side of the accelerator arm, then a fender washer on the passenger side of the accelerator arm, a lock washer, and a nut to tighten the whole bolt assembly to the pedal.

The can opener was originally to be used as a cable housing retainer, but it broke when I tried to put a 90 degree bend in it. I ended up using part of it for a shim behind the pulley. I fabbed an "L" bracket out of scrap I had in the shop for the cable retainer seen in the middle left of the photo...



Finally how it looks with the carpet installed...



While stopped at idle, the throttle is extremely touchy. Moving the lever very slowly gets nothing...nothing... then 2200RPM. A little playing with the lever and I can control RPM effectively from around 1200 RPM and above. Driving is a different story as the drive by wire accelerator works well with the hand throttle. It's easy to move along at extremely slow speeds using the HT with the ability to increase and decrease speed.
07-07-2014 11:56 PM
Bonecollector
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
I imagine with the doors on they won't work so well? I don't think you will be able to see the passenger mirror at all.
They have to come off when the doors go back on but it only takes a ratchet and about 15 seconds to remove them. I do not really want to have two mirrors per side anyway and I like the OEM mirrors that are on the doors so removing the small "naked runners" is no issue to me anyway.

They are strictly for wheeling.
07-07-2014 09:21 PM
jonnyt16
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Originally Posted by ScottyMack View Post
Bent Jeep you inspired me. Did this today, used 4 coats of high temp enamel paint, really easy to do. Just taped some newspaper around the bumper and sprayed. Big improvement!
Looks awesome. Don't be afraid to hit that rear axle either! See post #969 for my before & after.
07-07-2014 08:21 PM
Espo78 I imagine with the doors on they won't work so well? I don't think you will be able to see the passenger mirror at all.
07-07-2014 08:09 PM
Bonecollector Put together some "quicky" side mirrors that actually work so well I'm going to plastidip them and keep using.

Went by NAPA auto parts and saw these. They were only about 12 bucks each so I got two. Went home cut out some gaskets from an old rubber inner tube (so as not to damage paint). Removed top windshield bolt and installed mirror on both sides. They don't stick out so far that they will catch on trees and limbs so should be good for the long run. Wheeled and used mirrors in traffic, got used to them very quickly and I use side mirrors allot. Very happy with them.

By the way they have stainless hardware attached at the back for the swivel and socket.
P.S. pardon all the dust on the inside of the jeep it was the middle of the weekend after all.
07-07-2014 01:52 PM
Bent jeep Won't hurt then to paint them.

Paint em green.
07-07-2014 01:51 PM
ScottyMack
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Originally Posted by Justdoit2 View Post
How about the red shocks? I want to paint mine, but am worried about messing them up. My jeep is white with green accents so I hate the red showing.

Your muffler looks great!
They are stock, I have a WW Edition. I think they are Rubi shocks if Im not mistaken.

EDIT, nevermind...I didn't read fully. I don't mind the shocks at all.
07-07-2014 01:39 PM
Justdoit2
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Originally Posted by ScottyMack View Post
Bent Jeep you inspired me. Did this today, used 4 coats of high temp enamel paint, really easy to do. Just taped some newspaper around the bumper and sprayed. Big improvement!
How about the red shocks? I want to paint mine, but am worried about messing them up. My jeep is white with green accents so I hate the red showing.

Your muffler looks great!
07-07-2014 01:30 PM
Bent jeep Did another one today:

Went to lowes and bought
2' of 1/2" sch 40 PVC
5/8x8" galvanized carriage bolt
5/8 washer
Eyebolt (can't recall the size)
And a wing nut


1: Measure the PVC just slightly smaller than the cairrage bolt and cut it. (Enough room to thread the nut at the end)
2: thread the cairrage bolt through the eyebolt
3: put your washer on the other side of the eyebolt.
4: the 1/2" PVC should thread nicely onto the 5/8 bolt, in essence, tapping the PVC using the bolt. You may have to hold the cairrage bolt with some vice grips on the other end.
5: secure the nut to the end
6: put the eyebolt down in the hinge.
7: secure with wing nut and hex nut.

8 dollar foot peg. Finish to your preference. Spray paint, bedliner etc.



My only complaint with this is you have to tighten the guts out of it to keep the weight of your foot from spinning it. Other than that not bad, and you can stretch your leg out and rest it on it.
07-07-2014 01:25 PM
ScottyMack Thanks man, I couldn't stand it and soon the Jeep will be higher, so it would be even worse.

Thanks for the idea!
07-07-2014 01:22 PM
Bent jeep Yep!

No I didn't remove the muffler. I just got under it and started spraying.

This should help prevent rust too, so I made sure to really soak the welds.


^that looks 10 times better with that color.
07-07-2014 01:02 PM
ScottyMack Bent Jeep you inspired me. Did this today, used 4 coats of high temp enamel paint, really easy to do. Just taped some newspaper around the bumper and sprayed. Big improvement!
07-07-2014 10:14 AM
PrecisionPowder Took me 2.5 hours to do my muffler which included removing it, sand blasting it, ceramic coating it, an hour in the oven, cool down, and reinstall.
07-07-2014 08:59 AM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by roberthleeii View Post
did you remove the muffler first??
That would not take 5 minutes...
07-07-2014 08:41 AM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by Bent jeep View Post
Took all of 5 min.
did you remove the muffler first??
07-07-2014 07:33 AM
Bent jeep Took all of 5 min.
07-07-2014 07:27 AM
jonnyt16
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Originally Posted by Bent jeep View Post
BBQ paint muffler.
MUCH better isn't it? I'm suprised not everyone does this.
07-06-2014 10:16 PM
Bent jeep BBQ paint muffler.

07-06-2014 09:15 AM
ccarrico29
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
I would put money on that you still may need to trim your pinch seems too.
My 2014 was already trimmed from the factory. I am betting his is too.
07-06-2014 07:55 AM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by Jbird898 View Post
I'm new at this but this is where everyone is telling me to go.i just got the 2014 oscar mike wrangler unlimited,I was told a leveling kit would give me clearance I needed for 34s.i have 255/75/17 stock wheelers and tires,trying to make it look like a real jeep,any advice would help..........thanks
First off congrats on getting a Jk. You've posted in the cheap mods thread. You might want to think about making your own thread or post in the newby's guide to lifting their jeep.

I also hope it already looks like a real jeep so I'm not quite sure what you're getting at. If you are merely after 34s and just aesthetics (no performance) you'll need at least a 1" leveling kit, new rims with negative back spacing (or wheel spacers), and trim your fenders (or buy flat flares). I would put money on that you still may need to trim your pinch seems too.

My best recommendation would be to do it the right way the first time and just get a lift kit. Teraflex makes an excellent 2.5" kit. I have heard mostly good things about rough country. Of course there are more good ones out there.

Also, after you do all that, you're mileage and will drop drastically so you may way to regear as well
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