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Today 11:08 AM
rockabillyroy
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Originally Posted by KingsWW View Post
Someone mentioned this earlier, put velcro on the sun visor to cover up the sticker and added a few patches. After looking at the pic I did a horrible job lining up the velcro pieces.
I stole your idea. But I used two rows of 2" velcro going across.

Thanks.
Today 07:30 AM
rjlets
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Originally Posted by Mattmcd26 View Post
Bought my 2015 JKU Sport S a month ago. Currently living in an apartment so my garage space is limited, so I have kept it small and cheap when it comes to mods but they have changed my look a lot. First thing I added was black grill inserts and the offroad antenna. Then I decided to try out plasti dip on my stock wheels, and I am beyond impressed on how they have turned out! Best part I did not have to take off the wheels! Impressed on durablility, I've taken them through 2 full car washes and yesterday they got a good beating on the trails. If you're not wanting to ruin the rims with sanding, plasti dip is definitely worth trying out!
Thinking about trying this, what method id you use for covering the tires?
Yesterday 01:26 PM
Sampson752
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Originally Posted by jonnyt16 View Post
Just got this in recently. Very cool. Its basically a sun visor organizer for your rig but it has MOLLE webbing on it so you can attach gear. Seems very well made (made in the USA actually) by Zulu Nylon Gear. Two rows of the webbing is elastic, making it easier to fit items through.

Just thought it was a really neat idea. Of course, I do have a GHB (Get Home Bag) in my Jeep but it is really nice to have some equipment instantly accessible without having to search through the bag or center console. This also freed up some space in my glove box which was starting to look like a junk drawer.

Anyway, here's some pics. This is what it looks like in its normal position. On the front/bottom of the visor panel I keep a Rite In The Rain notepad and a Fisher Space Pen. Also, I now keep my vehicle registration and insurance papers on this side too instead of in my glovebox.




On the other side (with the visor flipped down) I keep a chemical light, a Kershaw Blackout, Bic lighter, Advil, and a Victorinox Classic. In the magazine pouches I keep a multitool (Victorinox Swisstool) and a Surefire 6PX flashlight. Lastly, you can see a spare magazine to my CZ75.

That is tight.
09-29-2014 10:51 AM
Mattmcd26
Cheap Mods!!

Bought my 2015 JKU Sport S a month ago. Currently living in an apartment so my garage space is limited, so I have kept it small and cheap when it comes to mods but they have changed my look a lot. First thing I added was black grill inserts and the offroad antenna. Then I decided to try out plasti dip on my stock wheels, and I am beyond impressed on how they have turned out! Best part I did not have to take off the wheels! Impressed on durablility, I've taken them through 2 full car washes and yesterday they got a good beating on the trails. If you're not wanting to ruin the rims with sanding, plasti dip is definitely worth trying out!
09-28-2014 07:27 PM
opie84 Grill mod on my 10 jk unlimited sport went to local paint store and got color match paint for the mesh inserts and plasti dip on the grill also color matched the rings around the vents and plasti dipped my trail rated badge love it so far wheels are next....all this for $47
09-27-2014 11:12 PM
Desert Pete
Tiny rocks

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Originally Posted by Pmryall View Post
this makes me wonder if anyone's actually lost a radiator due to flying pebbles. I know I have not. They get wedged in the fins pretty good, but never destroyed the radiator, is this something that happens?
Happened to me. Tiny rock put the tiniest hole in the radiator (I guess it was really the transmission cooler) and cost me $900 on my Tundra. I put in 1/4" hardware cloth (painted black) behind the grill. I like closing the door after the horse gets out of the barnů. This time I put the gutter guard on the JK before anything happened. I think it will at least slow down a rock enough to save the radiator. Or the painted 1/4" hardware cloth sure will. And it really disappears when painted black too.
09-26-2014 05:08 PM
KingsWW
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Originally Posted by roberthleeii View Post
I like how you noticed it after you took a picture.

Still looks good. I might do this. I wonder if we could find some wider Velcro that would cover the whole sticker with one piece.
Lol. Yeah, the lighting is just right in the picture to show the edges. It's not as noticeable in normal lighting.

My local Walmart had bigger sections of Velcro. Probably would've taken two of them, but for some reason they were all light grey. Probably should've checked Amazon.
09-26-2014 04:26 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by KingsWW View Post
Someone mentioned this earlier, put velcro on the sun visor to cover up the sticker and added a few patches. After looking at the pic I did a horrible job lining up the velcro pieces.

I like how you noticed it after you took a picture.

Still looks good. I might do this. I wonder if we could find some wider Velcro that would cover the whole sticker with one piece.
09-26-2014 03:02 PM
KingsWW Someone mentioned this earlier, put velcro on the sun visor to cover up the sticker and added a few patches. After looking at the pic I did a horrible job lining up the velcro pieces.

09-26-2014 02:49 PM
SFM AntennaX 13" Offroad antenna. $20 (Cdn).
09-26-2014 11:52 AM
ArmyofMike
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Originally Posted by ledzep_06 View Post
agreed. I slap it together in an evening before a 3 day camp and ride with our club, and just haven't taken it out yet to cover it in something
Figured so. It does look sharp. I'm going to have to do something like this in my JKU.
09-26-2014 11:51 AM
ArmyofMike
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Originally Posted by xcgnxgh View Post
Turn your rear-view mirror upside down. It gives you an extra couple of inches of vision out the front windshield. Cost: $1
$1?? What was that cost for? The Coors Light Can you drank whilst turning the mirror upside down?


mmmmmm Coors....
09-26-2014 10:37 AM
ledzep_06
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I like it, but some black/grey carpet on it will make it look pretty darn sharp!
agreed. I slap it together in an evening before a 3 day camp and ride with our club, and just haven't taken it out yet to cover it in something
09-25-2014 08:41 PM
Newjeepkid
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Originally Posted by Daisy Stormtrooper View Post
Looks nice! I'm going for a similar color scheme: white with matte black accents. I added in the grille mesh using gutter guard from Home Depot, which was the most time consuming. How many coats of plastidip did you use on your grille?
I used 6 coats. Probably unnecessary but I did 4 light coats to apply a good base and 2 heavy. Should be able to withstand just about everything now!!
09-25-2014 08:37 PM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by Newjeepkid View Post
Plasti dipped: Grille, windshield mounts and tire rims. Went to autozone and picked up some wind deflectors and got a hood bugshield. all for under 100 dollars. Im going for a silver with black accents look. Painting door hinges next.
Looks nice! I'm going for a similar color scheme: white with matte black accents. I added in the grille mesh using gutter guard from Home Depot, which was the most time consuming. How many coats of plastidip did you use on your grille?
09-25-2014 05:21 PM
Schaad This is a re-post but worth sharing. Get some door edge guards and install them along the bottom of your doors. Doing so takes away all the stress of have to set your doors down on the ground and having to worry about chipping off paint and giving rust a place to get a foothold. Online places sell color matching strips so they are hardly noticed, if at all. I got mine here Door Edge Guards, Car Door Guards & Car Door Trim from $0.67 / foot, no affiliation, but I'm sure there are dozens of places you can go. Cheap and pays for itself the first time you set your door down on the ground, even carefully.
09-25-2014 12:26 PM
ArmyofMike
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Originally Posted by ledzep_06 View Post
one of my favorite and most used mods to date, for about $25. home made rear deck cover
I like it, but some black/grey carpet on it will make it look pretty darn sharp!
09-25-2014 08:19 AM
ledzep_06 one of my favorite and most used mods to date, for about $25. home made rear deck cover


09-25-2014 07:58 AM
KamikazeKLR
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Originally Posted by Newjeepkid View Post
Plasti dipped: Grille, windshield mounts and tire rims. Went to autozone and picked up some wind deflectors and got a hood bugshield. all for under 100 dollars. Im going for a silver with black accents look. Painting door hinges next.
Interesting and nice jeep color scheme.
Mine's all black but I think I'll steal your idea and dip some more pieces to get that flat black on gloss black look.
09-25-2014 12:04 AM
Newjeepkid Plasti dipped: Grille, windshield mounts and tire rims. Went to autozone and picked up some wind deflectors and got a hood bugshield. all for under 100 dollars. Im going for a silver with black accents look. Painting door hinges next.
09-24-2014 07:50 PM
jrwpmw A few of my cheapies!
1) painted my jack with matching spray paint and mounted it with 2 u-bolts and wing nuts that I painted black. $13
2) replaced tweeters and used the old grills to fill in the 2 small holes in the sound bar - I don't use the/have hard top. FREE
3) fixed my cowl ding and prevented new ones with "offical jeep parts" - um well, metal badges. $8

I will take some pics,it all turned out better than you might think!
09-24-2014 07:50 AM
wrangler5kids
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Originally Posted by 2011jkunl View Post
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Per your request. I cut at roughly 9" on the front from the edge of where the bumper bulges out and roughly 8" on the top parallel to the line of the bulge. Then I cut out the guts of the piece I removed so I was left with only the facing of the bumper, slid that over the remaining piece on the car to the point I wanted it and traced along the cut edge giving me the new end caps. They fit surprisingly well against the remaining bumper, obviously there is some epoxy playing the role of filler but the paint hides it from easy recognition. Once the epoxy cures it is solid too, I pulled and pushed on it pretty good with no effects.

sweet, thanks!
09-24-2014 07:37 AM
2011jkunl
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Originally Posted by wrangler5kids View Post
looks good...can you post a close up to see where you made your cut?


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Per your request. I cut at roughly 9" on the front from the edge of where the bumper bulges out and roughly 8" on the top parallel to the line of the bulge. Then I cut out the guts of the piece I removed so I was left with only the facing of the bumper, slid that over the remaining piece on the car to the point I wanted it and traced along the cut edge giving me the new end caps. They fit surprisingly well against the remaining bumper, obviously there is some epoxy playing the role of filler but the paint hides it from easy recognition. Once the epoxy cures it is solid too, I pulled and pushed on it pretty good with no effects.
09-23-2014 06:22 PM
wrangler5kids
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Originally Posted by 2011jkunl View Post
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Did my own stubby bumper. I didn't want to cut any of the underlying metal bumper off and I figured I could rig something together. Two of the bondo brand flexible parts epoxy kits and a can of bumper paint later it looks pretty good. It's hard to see the seams from anything over 10ft away. One more thing of epoxy and I could probably touch it up enough to pass in closer.
looks good...can you post a close up to see where you made your cut?
09-23-2014 06:22 PM
1monday is it hard to clean the bug goo out of it?
09-23-2014 06:20 PM
Tank555
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
seems to me that the black gutter mesh for the grill isn't going to stop a little rock at 70mph...I bought it but haven't put it on yet...any thoughts?

I found a metal grid that I like much better but it's $50, which I know is a small price to pay to save the radiator
I did the gutter guard mod, and so far after more than 6,000 miles, I only had one zip tie holder thingy come loose, and a dab of super glue and it's back on. So far so good, and I have done a couple of long trips and offroad adventures and it's held up pretty good.
09-23-2014 06:07 PM
2011jkunl Attachment 1509521

Did my own stubby bumper. I didn't want to cut any of the underlying metal bumper off and I figured I could rig something together. Two of the bondo brand flexible parts epoxy kits and a can of bumper paint later it looks pretty good. It's hard to see the seams from anything over 10ft away. One more thing of epoxy and I could probably touch it up enough to pass in closer.
09-22-2014 08:48 PM
Appalachian
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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.
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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...
Thanks for the input guys!
09-22-2014 02:23 PM
1farleydavid
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
Any chance we could get a writeup? I like it.
I removed the spare tire carrier and unscrewed the light from the frame. I cut the bottom piece of the light and top off the frame to keep the casing. I made a cover for the bottom out of some plastic and some adhesive to seal off the connection from the elements. Bent a small piece of metal to make the bracket. Drilled some holes and mounted. Pretty easy. Good luck!
09-21-2014 06:42 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by 1farleydavid View Post
Made a bracket for my third brake light. I like the outcome.
Any chance we could get a writeup?

I like it.
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