|Yesterday 11:29 PM|
Cheap doorless mirror
Just did this one today. I took the doors off for the firs time this weekend, and I absolutely loved it. I'll be doing it often so I needed a mirror, and I didn't want to spend the money on a quick release mirror, and I don't like the black plastic plug with the relocation kits. I got a slightly damaged mirror at Advance Auto and used some scrap aluminum and hardware I had laying around. I used rubber grommets on the top and bottom of the hinge to keep it from scratching and to hold it in place. Vinyl washers would probably work well too.
|Yesterday 06:58 PM|
|Yesterday 04:08 PM|
|Yesterday 02:41 PM|
Installed LED bulbs in my headlights. I kept trimming the little nub like people said, but it wouldn't work, so I just tie wrapped it and then wrapped it in tape, hey it worked.
Also did the rain gutter grill mod, just took my time, turned out pretty good if I don't day so myself.
|Yesterday 02:32 PM|
|RGO||id probably just use the adhesive on the 1x1" mounts for the grill, if they come off then id use JB.. im just too lazy to peel off the adhesive|
|04-14-2014 07:35 PM|
|04-14-2014 05:27 PM|
|-DMB-||I'm not saying it CAN'T happen, but I have hit a ton of water in my TJ with no air dam. Not to mention, none of the built up Jeeps in my club have them. That thing would get ripped off pretty easy on some of the trails I ride. Like I said, I'm not doubting something like that could happen, but if is such a mission essential part, then it shouldn't be made of plastic and held on with a few plastic push pins.|
|04-14-2014 05:22 PM|
|cajunhillbilly||This is good to know. I was thinking of removing it.|
|04-14-2014 02:35 PM|
Just a word of caution
If you're referring to this:
Replace it with a metal skip plate or put it back on. It's a little more than just an air dam, it also directs water and debris down and away from the front of your engine. After replacing my front bumper and taking that dam out I've burnt out 3 engine pulleys due to too much water and dirt getting up in there. I'll admit 2 of the 3 can be attributed to deep puddles while off-roading, but the 3rd was a heavy rainstorm on my way to work. You'll get a loud whining sound that changes with your RPM. Buddy of mine had the same problem so it's not just me!
|04-14-2014 01:01 PM|
When I had the stock bumper I removed the air dam and replaced it a few times. I tried to convince myself that it was necessary and helped with MPG. In the end though I don't think it really did anything.
If you are getting vibration and noise after removing it I think you should probably look for a root cause as the air dam appears to just be masking the problem.
|04-14-2014 12:25 PM|
|SirRyan||I agree the air dam is lame...but, I had nothing but issues when I removed the air dam...noise, vibration. It was horrible.|
|04-14-2014 11:48 AM|
I've always hated the long wing front stock bumper on my wife's JKU. I bought some $65 endcaps from Quadratec and took a reciprocating saw to the bumper. The whole thing took about 30 minutes max from set up to clean up. I think it gives the bumper a much better look and the majority of the stuff you cut off is plastic anyhow. A VERY simple mod even for those hesitant to saw on a new Jeep. And removed that lame air dam as well.
|04-14-2014 11:17 AM|
Not sure if this has been mentioned in this thread, but if you want to stop your seatbelts from flapping when the doors are off just loosen the trim piece and slide the seatbelt behind it.
|04-13-2014 09:53 PM|
|04-12-2014 06:08 PM|
|04-12-2014 06:02 PM|
So what mesh is everybody usin for the grill mod?
All I can find at Lowe's that seems like it would work is this, Shop Amerimax 20-ft Vinyl Roll Gutter Guard at Lowes.com, but I would have to buy two of em. And don't really wanna use plastic.
Has anybody found a single piece of metal mesh that is big enough to cover the whole grill?
|04-12-2014 02:50 PM|
I have done allot of research on various adhesives.
|04-12-2014 12:18 PM|
If I were to do it again, I would not attempt to mix all that I needed up front. Instead, mix a couple of inches of each together, apply, mix some more, apply, etc. I mixed up a bunch up front; by the time I was done, it was obviously setting up.
Remember to dry-fit the anchors between the openings - you may need to trim a side to get a flat fit.
Once all have been applied, let it cure overnight and install the panels the next day.
Don't overlap the mesh panels.
|04-12-2014 11:56 AM|
|El of Eye||I'm sorry. I couldn't find the answer to this. What is everyone using to glue down the zip tie mounts for the grill mod?|
|04-11-2014 03:02 PM|
|04-11-2014 11:03 AM|
|04-11-2014 09:55 AM|
|04-11-2014 09:29 AM|
|04-10-2014 06:15 PM|
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
|04-10-2014 01:36 PM|
|OldNSalty||For those who plastic-dipped the hinges did you have to take them off first or just tape around them?|
|04-10-2014 09:23 AM|
|04-10-2014 06:33 AM|
|04-10-2014 03:00 AM|
|RAMM241||Put on my new decals from pixel decals.|
|04-10-2014 02:46 AM|
|04-10-2014 01:27 AM|
|Mud433||Here's my ebay mesh grill inserts, rugged ridge snap inserts, headlight trim, turn signal trim, and black emblem. All pretty cheap mods, comparatively I guess. I think I spent around $150 for all of it.|
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