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Yesterday 03:36 PM
PrecisionPowder It would be called a tire mounting machine. Then you have a balancer which is completely separate
Yesterday 02:33 PM
JCom
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Originally Posted by Boppa View Post
"If I may ask, what the heck do you call the "machine" that mounts the tires? I can't for the life of me remember." I'm seriously not trying to be a smart-aleck, but when I worked with Goodyear umpteen years ago, we called it a "tire-changer." I don't remember the brand name. (Please don't shoot me if that wasn't the answer you were looking for.)
Of course it had to be so simple and obvious. When I wrote my original post all I could come up with was "machine" or "thingie".
Yesterday 12:56 PM
Denz07
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Originally Posted by Boppa View Post
"If I may ask, what the heck do you call the "machine" that mounts the tires? I can't for the life of me remember." I'm seriously not trying to be a smart-aleck, but when I worked with Goodyear umpteen years ago, we called it a "tire-changer." I don't remember the brand name. (Please don't shoot me if that wasn't the answer you were looking for.)
I've also seen it called 'Tyre Machine'. Names were so simple years ago!
Yesterday 12:53 PM
Boppa "If I may ask, what the heck do you call the "machine" that mounts the tires? I can't for the life of me remember."

I'm seriously not trying to be a smart-aleck, but when I worked with Goodyear umpteen years ago, we called it a "tire-changer." I don't remember the brand name.

(Please don't shoot me if that wasn't the answer you were looking for.)
Yesterday 09:38 AM
JCom I'll have to retract my previous comment. The other posts saying it's best to mount the tires first is spot on. I didn't factor in the human equation. Plasti dip comes off the tires really easy so any over spray wouldn't be a factor. After reading through this thread it's obviously better to err on the side of caution and dip the wheels after the tires are mounted.

If I may ask, what the heck do you call the "machine" that mounts the tires? I can't for the life of me remember.
08-18-2014 10:30 PM
WranglerRyder
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Originally Posted by ArmyofMike View Post
I would do it afterwards. I would guess that it's not the tire "machine" you need to worry about scuffing the Plastidip, but the "human" element of the equation. I would almost guess that they will scratch, nick or scuff your dip. It's easy to touch up PD, but doing it fresh with the new kicks on will be better in the long run. My .02...
I just went thru this and agree - dont plasti dip them until after you put on the new rims. enjoy the look of the stock rim for a bit than dip it.
08-18-2014 09:27 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by Rkobo928 View Post
Has anyone Plasti Dipped the inside of their hardtop?
Never heard of the one but would love to see how that turns out. Especially if you did it some crazy color. Like if you had a black jeep with green accents and Plasti dipped the inside green. Could look awesome.
08-18-2014 09:24 PM
Rkobo928 Has anyone Plasti Dipped the inside of their hardtop?
08-18-2014 12:22 PM
ArmyofMike
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Originally Posted by JCom View Post
I think it should be ok. I think the machines they use these days are designed not to touch the wheels while installing the tires.
I would do it afterwards. I would guess that it's not the tire "machine" you need to worry about scuffing the Plastidip, but the "human" element of the equation. I would almost guess that they will scratch, nick or scuff your dip. It's easy to touch up PD, but doing it fresh with the new kicks on will be better in the long run. My .02...
08-18-2014 12:01 PM
JCom
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Originally Posted by Appalachian View Post
I ordered a set of srock 17's and I'm looking into using plastidip on them. Would you think it would be alright to coat the wheels before putting the tires on them?
I think it should be ok. I think the machines they use these days are designed not to touch the wheels while installing the tires.
08-18-2014 11:45 AM
Appalachian I ordered a set of srock 17's and I'm looking into using plastidip on them. Would you think it would be alright to coat the wheels before putting the tires on them?
08-17-2014 09:37 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by Jdogg3299 View Post
I believe so. Right next to in at the Home Depot. Appears to work exactly the same. Says "New" on the can. Decided to give it a try. The grill and brackets came out great.

Recommend
thanks. I have noticed that I like the color better than the other stuff, biased off the pictures posted on this site.
08-17-2014 09:24 PM
Jdogg3299
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Originally Posted by roberthleeii View Post
So is Flexidip Rust-oleum's version of plastidip??
I believe so. Right next to in at the Home Depot. Appears to work exactly the same. Says "New" on the can. Decided to give it a try. The grill and brackets came out great.

Recommend
08-17-2014 07:40 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by Jdogg3299 View Post
Just Rust-oleum Flexidip my windshield brackets. Love em.
So is Flexidip Rust-oleum's version of plastidip??
08-17-2014 07:27 PM
Jdogg3299 Just Rust-oleum Flexidip my windshield brackets. Love em.
08-15-2014 10:14 PM
sleeze
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Originally Posted by BNick View Post
Not sure if this has been posted here before...

Off-road urinal! Pull front driver drain plug, attach 4' rubber tubing to a funnel, other end out of drain plug hole, zip tie to ensure it is secure. Use as needed. Works for women too. Do the same mod, however it is a little more expensive, you will need to buy a "She-wee". Happy trails!!
Buddy of mine did the same thing to use as a spittoon.[/QUOTE]


Really?

Can't get out the jeep for 15 seconds to take a leak?

Not really strange that peeps stop on the highway and just wizz around here if u gotta go bad enough. lol
08-15-2014 06:01 PM
BNick Not sure if this has been posted here before...

Off-road urinal! Pull front driver drain plug, attach 4' rubber tubing to a funnel, other end out of drain plug hole, zip tie to ensure it is secure. Use as needed. Works for women too. Do the same mod, however it is a little more expensive, you will need to buy a "She-wee". Happy trails!![/QUOTE]

Buddy of mine did the same thing to use as a spittoon.
08-15-2014 05:04 PM
_noffsiger Anyone ever been scared of the back floor mats flying out while naked? They've been close for me.

Simple Velcro in corners will help. I did have to us a utility knife to cut off the little grips on the bottom. Other than that, it was very simple

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08-15-2014 02:37 PM
GroovyGeek Dang, tax to CA buyers by this seller. First time I have had someone charge me sales tax on eBay.
08-15-2014 07:03 AM
Number8
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Originally Posted by GroovyGeek View Post
Looks good. How does it attach to the front grill? From the images on eBay this would appear to be a single-piece plastic-coated stainless steel grill that attaches with some type of clamps that I assume glue on to the inside of the Jeep grill.
Drill and bolt to the body grill clip mounts. Milani did a write up with pics that was helpful.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/wr...on-366506.html

I like that this one is stamped to fill the grill slots. Steel mesh is quite heavy-duty, better than I was expecting. Install was easy, maybe 30 min tops.

Looks good and functional. Will keep leaves, stones, bugs, out of the radiator and allow plenty of air flow.

I had the same minor issues as Milani. Brackets don't quite line up, but they work. Screws on top make the grill cover difficult to re-mount. I ended up reversing the screws so bolts were on top and dimpled the plastic on the rad cover so the screws had somewhere to sit. In the end it mounted flush and there's plenty of room between the screws and the hood.

Very happy with this for a quick, easy, cheap mod.
08-15-2014 01:30 AM
GroovyGeek Can't believe nobody listed this
Amazon.com: 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler 2 Door-Door Entry Guards: Automotive

With the vehicle as high as it is, you are constantly stepping on that door sill, well worth the $20 even if they are stick-em's
08-14-2014 11:28 PM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by Number8 View Post
eBay mesh grill from e-AutoGrilles. $57
Looks good. How does it attach to the front grill? From the images on eBay this would appear to be a single-piece plastic-coated stainless steel grill that attaches with some type of clamps that I assume glue on to the inside of the Jeep grill.

I am vacillating between this, the "Vertical Billet Grille+Outer Shell Insert" and the DYI really cheap version.

He also has chrome and aluminum versions that look good too, at even lower prices. Decisions, decisions
08-14-2014 10:47 PM
Number8 eBay mesh grill from e-AutoGrilles. $57



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08-13-2014 12:21 PM
GearHead71
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....

Double post
08-13-2014 12:11 PM
GearHead71
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....

I really like this! I just posted my version to the "What did you do to your JK today thread" cuz I spent about 50 bucks. lol, Looks like I did it wrong!
08-13-2014 04:43 AM
whitebomber
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Originally Posted by taskforce View Post
You can PM dblcrona to see if he can make you some. He has a bunch of different colors here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/par...ls-475409.html
Thanks for the link! Just sent a PM and ordered up a set ...
08-12-2014 01:54 PM
Irobike Can't remember if I posted the wheels,hinges and 4x4 rated emblem all bed lined. I took 2 days from start to finish, mostly prep and allowing proper drying. Came out excellent. I used rustoleum bed liner rattle can. Atleast I got 2 thumbs up from my helpers
08-11-2014 04:10 PM
esc_12jk Denatured alcohol is great for cleaning up prior to any paint job, plasti dip, or whatever. its by the mineral spirits/oil at home improvement stores.
08-11-2014 06:45 AM
hapbob
Grill Screen Mod

Grill Screen Mod




08-11-2014 05:50 AM
snokat Wife's old Patriot had it for years, less is best! Clean and spray, removed from Jeep and lightly masked.
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