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11-27-2014 08:03 PM
ThePoohmeister Cut my stock antenna today and plasti-dipped it black, actually looks pretty good!
11-27-2014 05:10 PM

flashpac tuner with a AEM CAI dry filter... Tire near max pressure.Hwy. Un friggin real was the difference.. I am running 35's 2.5 lift.. City mpg 17 Hwy 21-22. 93 octane. 3.73
11-27-2014 11:47 AM
Nevrbnwheeln Thanks for the feedback fellas, the switch was purchased at a local electronics store...I noticed an extra hole space next to the factory alarm hood switch bracket and made the new water proof switch fit was a bit of a chore cause it needed to be 1 1/8" hole.
The LED's are off Amazon:
The wiring was straight forward with pos, neg, load . Load for switch light...and a in line 10amp fuse. Wires routed wherever they seemed concealed.

Hope this kinda helps?
11-27-2014 10:47 AM
ADKrubicon Nice idea on the underhood switch ! I stuck on a magnetic battery-powered LED but I like this I have a project for tomorrow
11-27-2014 10:13 AM
Originally Posted by Nevrbnwheeln View Post
$9.00 water proof switch.

$6.00 water proof LED strips purchased from Amazon.
Love this! Could you provide a little more info on the switch/wiring?
11-24-2014 11:09 PM
Ricker1 Nice job! Under hood lights will be handy!!
11-24-2014 09:01 PM
Nevrbnwheeln [IMG][/IMG]
$9.00 water proof switch.

$6.00 water proof LED strips purchased from Amazon.
11-24-2014 08:44 PM
ADKrubicon a $0.15 cable tie.....pushed down the shift boot to expose more of the shift lever, used the tie to hold it in place. Personal preference for me but with the Drake Offroad shift knob it makes it look more like a jeep and less like a ricer.
11-19-2014 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by dirtymoney View Post
There are quite a few ipod cases out there that use neodymium magnets. I wouldnt use it on an ipod mini or before models as they have hard drives.
gotcha. Pretty sweet idea then. Just didn't want anyone to screw up an expensive player.
11-18-2014 08:24 AM
Originally Posted by moscoeb View Post
I don't know for sure, but should you be worried about the magnet ruining or interfering with anything on the iPod/phones?
May be a moot point with all the flash drive memory banks now though.
There are quite a few ipod cases out there that use neodymium magnets.

I wouldnt use it on an ipod mini or before models as they have hard drives.
11-18-2014 07:36 AM
moscoeb I don't know for sure, but should you be worried about the magnet ruining or interfering with anything on the iPod/phones?
May be a moot point with all the flash drive memory banks now though.
11-18-2014 05:03 AM
dirtymoney I mounted my ipod nano to my JK's dash with only magnets.


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I basically took a neodymium magnet (cylinder shaped) I had laying around and stuck it back behind the vertical trim piece next to the stereo. I smushed a lot of yellow stickytack (sold to hold posters on walls) around the magnet to keep it in place inside the trim piece. Then I took a small metal plate ..... seen here....
.....from a magnetic cabinet latch, used a small amount of stickytack to adhere it to the back of the ipod nano, covered it with electrical tape and stuck a single neodymium magnet to it.

It holds it on there very well. I tried it with just the metal plate and no magnet and it did not work well at all. Definitely need the magnet on the back of the ipod. And the silicone case on the ipod protects the dash from wear (so far).

I did this because I wanted the ipod in mounted front of me so I could see the display and I didnt want an obvious dash-mounted holder that would scream "break into my jeep because there may be an electronic gadget hidden inside the console"

This didnt cost me anything since I already had magnets and the metal latch plate laying around.

Note: the ipod nano is pretty light so it may not work well with heavier handheld electronics like smartphones. You might be able to add more magnets to make it work though.
11-17-2014 06:15 PM
skeeter0311 Think they look good. Might have to take a look and maybe come uo with a home made bracket idea to bolt to body bolts. HMMMMM
11-17-2014 04:45 PM
Espo78 I agree the mounting method needs some work, but if they are thick and heavy they should work well, at least from door dings.
11-17-2014 04:21 PM
Rt66er Well, they are fence posts, so they aren't merely a "cosmetic" item; they are heavy, thick-wall steel. I suppose they do offer some protection, but just being bolted to the pinch welds themselves is probably a no-no. I'm very new to the Jeep world, but have always enjoyed modifying my vehicles. Figuring out how to "re-purpose" materials has always been a fun part of that for me.
11-17-2014 04:02 PM
Espo78 Wow that's pretty ingenious. Do you think they would actually offer any protection? You say they are steel, how heavy are they? How thick?
11-17-2014 09:18 AM
Rt66er These are my "redneck rock rails." Actually, powder-coated steel fence posts purchased from Home Depot. Measured at the store and they are 54-inches long; exactly the right length for my 2-door Wrangler. Drilled three holes and bolted to the pinch weld. I know they're not really all that functional, but my goal was to cover up the ugly pinch weld and these do it great. Two posts and four caps for about $30. They don't even need to be painted.

11-16-2014 10:55 PM
builtta Great stuff !
11-16-2014 10:00 PM
KingsWW ^^thats a very nice spin on the grill mod. Like that a lot.
11-16-2014 08:57 PM
Nevrbnwheeln My 3D version of the grill mod.

molded using hand built tool and wood mold:

side view of depth:

11-10-2014 11:58 AM
Truck.norris What about the .40 shell casing valve stem caps? I don't have access right now, or I'd take a pic of mine.
The brass fits right over the normal, black caps. No gluing needed, and they don't come off!
11-10-2014 11:08 AM
Originally Posted by Mad dog 21 View Post
Is the plasti dip or is Bedliner easer to clean? I know plasti dip will flake off and is usually a flat or smooth surface. Bedliner we know is course but I think you need to use a brush instead of rag.
The bedliner is textured so it will collect dirt more than a smooth painted surface would which will make it a little more difficult to clean.
11-10-2014 10:43 AM
Originally Posted by DWDK View Post
That's a good price, next time I'm in Wisconsin I will be sure to pick some up .
unfortunately it's a lot more expensive up here. A friend of mine always buys his south of the boarder as well. By for the 1 can I needed I wasn't gonna cry over the price.
Plasti-Dip is $5.96 at Lowe's here in Alabama.
11-10-2014 06:05 AM
Truck.norris I haven't done it on my JK (did it on my WK), but what about painting the brake calipers? I bought the kit at AZ for < $20!

They were red. Hindsight being 20/20, I wish I had done yellow or something. I saw a Fiat 500 and a VW bug also with red calipers.

I was thinking about black for the JK (maybe white for the Jeep lettering).
11-09-2014 10:52 PM
aJKgirl Thanks for the compliment, SwooperMan! I really obsessed on getting a good fit. Just wanted something that would work and look decent.
11-08-2014 08:50 AM
Maximum Carnage
Originally Posted by bacabill View Post
i want more info on the inside rear gate release
11-07-2014 09:51 PM
spudley Velcro is your low cost storage solution friend in the back of the Jeep!

I use two different types:
2" velcro cinch straps for the bigger heavier items like the ground tent in the top left and the freedom panel storage back (left riser bar). Amazon always has a decent deal on them (amazon 2" x 18" velcro cinch straps)

I also use 1" velcro straps that I cut to fit to mount other 'stuff' - the two black bags on the left bar provide a couple of 'straps' I mount these molle backed bags onto. (amazon 1" velcro strips)

I've got velcro holding a ground tent, rain gear, folding chair, fleece sleeping bag liner, freedom panel bag, molle pouch with minor repair gear (electrical stuff mostly), molle pouch with camping gear (multitool, fire starter, extra lighter, matches, tent pegs, paracord, etc). Before the roof top tent, I also had a sleeping bag mounted with the cinch straps.
11-07-2014 06:01 PM
Originally Posted by BluravenR6 View Post
Where did you mount your CB antenna ?
I mounted it on the factory spare tire carrier with the rugged ridge mount, had one for the cb too but it turns out it's too big and blocks off half of the rearview mirror.
11-07-2014 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by PeterPan1 View Post
Need an easy way to mount your cb? Go to your local hardware store and pick up some velcro (picked up some industrial Velcro for max 10$) and mount it wherever you want. Also want to make your cb more portable, go buy yourself a 12 volt outlet extender (around 7$) and splice it to the cb power line. Just make sure you have a fuse ready cause the wires from the extender aren't color coded.
Where did you mount your CB antenna ?
11-07-2014 05:12 PM
Drksaint This thread is awesome! Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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