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12-21-2014 11:26 PM
srad600 Thats cool, that store is in my district. I have to go there from time to time for meetings/training. Monster of a store, size and sales wise.
12-21-2014 01:37 PM
Krew12
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Originally Posted by srad600 View Post
Just of curiosity which TSC do you go to? Im a manager at one in NJ and most of the PA stores are in my district.

Recognized the box as soon as I saw it. I have the same box on my trailer tongue. Thought about doing the same as you but I just cant bring my self to be done with the rear seat for good.

My Boxer likes to sit on it more then have the whole floor. Hes weird.
I go to the one in Quakertown on 309. It's a nice box. I wish it was an inch shorter so I could mount it to the floor but I can live with it. Ya like I said the back seat was never used and I always had my fly fishing gear in the back that I paid a decent amount for. And, with a soft top that you can literally break into in a second I didn't want my stuff taken.
12-18-2014 11:19 PM
srad600 Just of curiosity which TSC do you go to? Im a manager at one in NJ and most of the PA stores are in my district.

Recognized the box as soon as I saw it. I have the same box on my trailer tongue. Thought about doing the same as you but I just cant bring my self to be done with the rear seat for good.

My Boxer likes to sit on it more then have the whole floor. Hes weird.
12-15-2014 09:34 PM
Krew12 I would have but the box is to long to go between the wheel wells. I just chained it to the seat brackets. Works perfectly fine for now. Might try to figure something out so it's 100% not going to get stolen
12-15-2014 09:12 PM
jaxes88
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Originally Posted by Krew12 View Post
I mounted the ammo boxes to the box and chained the box down to the floor.
Have you considered drilling holes in the bottom of the box and bolting it down using the factory backseat mounting holes? I did that with an ammo box.
I like that black cargo box, looks like it would hold a lot.
12-15-2014 12:52 PM
Krew12 First off, this thread is amazing. I have been wanting to post some of my creative mods for the past two weeks but I have been busy swapping my motor. Here is some things I have just finished.

I was sick and tired of not having lights in the jeep when it was dark. I went to Lowes and found two headlights for $10 and mounted them in the front and the back.

Attachment 1725474Attachment 1725482

My other issue was the backseats in the jeep were never used, and I wanted a place to store my fly fishing equipment. I bought a storage box at tractor supply for $75 and two ammo boxes for $20. I mounted the ammo boxes to the box and chained the box down to the floor. Now I can go anywhere with the top down and not really have to worry about things getting stolen out of the jeep. I keep miscellaneous things in the ammo boxes like my straps and some tools. Not the cheapest mod but it was $100 dollars well spent.
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12-10-2014 05:06 PM
SN95GT50 I do have a hardtop and did this. It works great. I put it in where the rear-most bolts should be. I used a shorter eye bolt and put a rubber garden hose washer between the metal washers. I put my eyebolts on the bottom.

My jeep didn't have the rear most bolts and was rattling, took care of that as well.

I used all stainless steel for my hardware. I I thank that all done it was under $10.

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Originally Posted by Medixtj01 View Post
I like that idea. If I didn't have a hardtop i would think of doin something like that. Only thing I would suggest is to cut off the extra threads on the eye bolts.
12-01-2014 11:20 PM
srad600 I like it!

I thought about making once for my self but I have the GEAR bag back there and I like it too much.

Hmmmm.
12-01-2014 09:45 AM
Jeffk1975 That is pretty sweet.
11-30-2014 10:27 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by jaxes88 View Post
Made a tailgate table, decided I wasn't gonna pay out the ass for one that I didn't like so I went and got some hardware and grabbed some leftover plywood.
mmmm that I like
11-30-2014 08:56 PM
Pink_Percy
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Originally Posted by jaxes88 View Post
Made a tailgate table, decided I wasn't gonna pay out the ass for one that I didn't like so I went and got some hardware and grabbed some leftover plywood.

Purdy sweet!
11-30-2014 08:51 PM
jaxes88 Made a tailgate table, decided I wasn't gonna pay out the ass for one that I didn't like so I went and got some hardware and grabbed some leftover plywood.


11-24-2014 11:35 PM
Bet Couple bucks for plugs that you can put in the frame holes on the outside of your frame. Keeps some of the road salt and crap outta there while still having the 4 oval holes unplugged for airflow!

I had two sizes, one was a smaller plug (#7 on the right) because one of my holes was shrunk from rust expansion, but the larger size (#8 on the left) fit great in the other holes!
11-24-2014 12:45 PM
batty505
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Originally Posted by SN95GT50 View Post
Do they have washers too? Not sure what your point is. Are you implying that I didn't need SS or the eyebolts?
In your OP you mentioned the top rattled since you only had 4 of 6 nuts/bolts.
Sorry, I misread your comment about using the eye bolts.

No worries.
11-24-2014 09:27 AM
SN95GT50 Do they have washers too? Not sure what your point is. Are you implying that I didn't need SS or the eyebolts?


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Originally Posted by batty505 View Post

You know you can go to Home Depot or lowes and buy normal grade 5 or grade 8 nuts nuts and bolts?
11-23-2014 09:38 AM
IMPALADAKID
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Originally Posted by Garrettcc93 View Post
Next one is the magnetic holster beside the steering wheel. Never know when you'll need it!
Nice Glock mount. I was thinking of mounting a cheap holdster to the panel uner the steering column.
11-23-2014 12:15 AM
mikhail2400 Figured id mention this here. I recently found I needed to replace a brake caliper on my 02 TJ. Bought a remanufactured unit (with lifetime warranty) from Advance Auto parts and replaced the bad caliper. Went back to the parts store to return the old caliper and get my core charge. This went so well I decided to change the other caliper.
I paid $23.00 for the new reman caliper. I returned the old busted caliper and they gave me $32.00 for the core charge. So I spent a total of $46.00 and they gave me back $64.00. Not very often you get paid to work on your own rig.
11-22-2014 04:53 PM
BardoFett
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Originally Posted by batty505 View Post
You know you can go to Home Depot or lowes and buy normal grade 5 or grade 8 nuts nuts and bolts?
For that matter, you can get full-on automotive screws and all kinds of auto screw/nut accessories...the hardware aisle is a Jeepers best friend!!
11-22-2014 09:52 AM
batty505
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Originally Posted by SN95GT50 View Post
When my hardtop was put on, they told me I only needed 4 of the 6 hold down bolts, and for a month it worked fine. Now it is rattling. Saw this from someone else and used it. I didn't have the remaining hold down bolt nut thingys so I used an eyebolt. I put a nut all the way up to the eye, then a washer, slid it in from the bottom put on a large washer then garden hose gasket followed by a large washer and a nut. No more rattle (from that anyway). Now I can use the eyebolts for light duty hold downs. Wasn't necessary, but I used stainless steel hardware. Only change I may make is to use one of those nuts with the nylon to keep it from loosening.
You know you can go to Home Depot or lowes and buy normal grade 5 or grade 8 nuts nuts and bolts?
11-21-2014 05:43 PM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by EnglishBulldog1 View Post
Super bright led is the way to go. Heads up tho if you have a automatic and are wanting to swap the bulb for that you may run into a size issue. The one I got does not fit up in the holder.
I had that problem with the first one I ordered. I drilled out the opening to fit the bulb, then found out it was too damned bright!
11-21-2014 05:41 PM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by Jay_Hawker View Post
I want to make darn sure this is what I need for my 04 before I order...
You could call them. I've heard that they're actually quite helpful, which is a rarity lately.
11-21-2014 04:35 PM
EnglishBulldog1
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
go to superbrightleds.com and put in your vehicle info, it will give you a list of parts like brake light, dome light. click instrument cluster an it will give you the bulb # and how many it should need. that's how I did it when I ordered it for my 01
Super bright led is the way to go. Heads up tho if you have a automatic and are wanting to swap the bulb for that you may run into a size issue. The one I got does not fit up in the holder.
11-21-2014 04:28 PM
Jay_Hawker Shopping Cart Summary


Your Items (11 total)*
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WLED-x-x: 194 LED Bulb - 1 LED Wedge Base Options: WLED-B-120: Blue 120 Degree




$1.39


$1.39



74-xHP: 74 LED Bulb - 1 SMD LED Wedge Base Options: 74-BHP: Blue




$2.49


$17.43



NEOx-xHP: NEOx LED Bulb - High Power Instrument Panel LED Options: NEO4-BHP: 4mm NEO4-xHP Blue




$2.29


$6.87

This is as close as I could get to your pics, although one of the numbers started the same and then changed once I picked blue and 4mm. I want to make darn sure this is what I need for my 04 before I order...
11-21-2014 04:26 PM
Ryan Angela
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Originally Posted by Jay_Hawker View Post

do you think it's the same for my 04 as it is for your 01? Seems like people with other years had an easier time finding what they need...

thanks for the help everyone by the way~!
I guess I assumed it was, but I know where that could lead...
I do know that their mobile sight seems a bit quirky, I ordered from my desk top and found it easier. I also cross-referenced bulb base types with (I think) Rock auto. They didn't list some bulbs though. I like superbright, but there are a few more sites to use for reference.
11-21-2014 04:18 PM
Jay_Hawker
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Originally Posted by Ryan Angela View Post
This is what I got to replace the one in the gear indicator. Much better.

Attachment 1665601
do you think it's the same for my 04 as it is for your 01? Seems like people with other years had an easier time finding what they need...

thanks for the help everyone by the way~!
11-21-2014 03:45 PM
Ryan Angela This is what I got to replace the one in the gear indicator. Much better.

Attachment 1665601
11-21-2014 03:33 PM
raif281
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Originally Posted by Jay_Hawker View Post
When I enter my jeep info, it takes me to a page that has drop down boxes. If I click on Interior dashboard it only has 1 bulb for automatic transmission indicator and 2 for instrument general, if I click on interior general it has, dome light, step courtesy light and under hood light. I don't see any that specifically tell me what they are for.
mine told me what bulbs it was for the instrument cluster an how many for my 01. maybe it doesn't list it for the 04.
11-21-2014 03:17 PM
Ryan Angela These are for the instrument panel.

Attachment 1665481

These are for the HVAC panel


Attachment 1665489


This is what I got for the auto gear indicator. TOO BRIGHT!

Attachment 1665497



It was distracting, so I replaced it with something else, I'll look for that one.
11-21-2014 02:59 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by Jay_Hawker View Post

When I enter my jeep info, it takes me to a page that has drop down boxes. If I click on Interior dashboard it only has 1 bulb for automatic transmission indicator and 2 for instrument general, if I click on interior general it has, dome light, step courtesy light and under hood light. I don't see any that specifically tell me what they are for.
Xhp74 x5 for the cluster...(x is replaced by color of bulb B for blue R for red...)
Neo4mm x3 for the hvac
I don't know any other bulbs than that...
11-21-2014 02:31 PM
Jay_Hawker
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Originally Posted by raif281 View Post
go to superbrightleds.com and put in your vehicle info, it will give you a list of parts like brake light, dome light. click instrument cluster an it will give you the bulb # and how many it should need. that's how I did it when I ordered it for my 01
When I enter my jeep info, it takes me to a page that has drop down boxes. If I click on Interior dashboard it only has 1 bulb for automatic transmission indicator and 2 for instrument general, if I click on interior general it has, dome light, step courtesy light and under hood light. I don't see any that specifically tell me what they are for.
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