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Today 10:08 AM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by Hodg View Post
The mirror flip works fine for me too with the auto dimming. Its actually incredible how much better you can see out the back and out the front with it flipped up.

I also installed an AntennaX 13" off-road stubby antenna, install was really easy (all of 5 minutes) but I want to test it out for a little longer before I comment on sound and reception.
I had the stubby antenna and it worked just fine. No difference in reception. Then when I installed my snorkel, I had to remove it because the antenna base was too thick to fit in the groove provided on the side of the snorkel. So I've been riding around with no antenna at all for the last few months and I still get perfect am/fm reception, believe it or not : /
Today 08:35 AM
jdwKY
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Originally Posted by Hodg View Post
The mirror flip works fine for me too with the auto dimming. Its actually incredible how much better you can see out the back and out the front with it flipped up. I also installed an AntennaX 13" off-road stubby antenna, install was really easy (all of 5 minutes) but I want to test it out for a little longer before I comment on sound and reception.
I didn't think mirror flip would for me either but it does! Showed it to my wife and she just rolled her eyes. Jeep geek, ha.
Today 07:08 AM
Hodg The mirror flip works fine for me too with the auto dimming. Its actually incredible how much better you can see out the back and out the front with it flipped up.


I also installed an AntennaX 13" off-road stubby antenna, install was really easy (all of 5 minutes) but I want to test it out for a little longer before I comment on sound and reception.
Yesterday 12:57 AM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by e23nk1 View Post
Has anyone tried the rear view mirror flip thing with the auto dimming rear view mirror?...still work?
Thanks in advance.
works fine for me
07-29-2014 08:27 PM
Khatton
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Originally Posted by jdthai View Post
What kind of cleaner? Does it leave any residue?
I used Meguiars. I bombed the hell out of my seats so it did leave some for about 30 minutes but it all soaked in after that and now the seats are shiny and muuuch softer.
07-29-2014 08:24 PM
jdthai What kind of cleaner? Does it leave any residue?
07-29-2014 08:11 PM
Khatton 15$ not really a mod though but I discovered it while cleaning the Jeep after this past weekend's off-roading adventure. If you have never cleaned or conditioned the leather seats in your Jeep if you have them, it's a huge difference. They come from the dealer extremely dry and ashy so I ended up using up half a bottle of cleaner/conditioner and the seats are like a night and day difference.
07-28-2014 02:57 PM
jdwKY
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Originally Posted by GroovyGeek View Post
Funny, I did the exact same thing today, goingwwith the free version for the momen. NNot sure how well this will work though, it just buzzed me for rain 6 miles away when it is nothing but blue skies outside. Took the sensitivitydown to medium, what do you run yours at, medium or low?
I just switched from high to medium. It was too sensitive here too. It works great for the most part though.
07-28-2014 02:54 PM
Espo78 Just downloaded the app. It rains almost daily here in the summer..figure it's worth a shot.
07-28-2014 02:04 PM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by jdwKY View Post
Not really a mod but it's cheap and jeep related- I've been using an iPhone app called RainAlarm for a while now, works awesome. Setup your perimeter and it alerts me anytime there is rain coming. Has saved the jeep from getting rained on several times!
Funny, I did the exact same thing today, goingwwith the free version for the momen. NNot sure how well this will work though, it just buzzed me for rain 6 miles away when it is nothing but blue skies outside. Took the sensitivitydown to medium, what do you run yours at, medium or low?
07-28-2014 01:59 PM
moscoeb 30 seconds with a Dremel, just cut the lip off the size of the clip and the belt clip slides right over.
07-27-2014 05:00 PM
sleeze
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post

It's what you did. It wasn't two things.
Gotcha
07-27-2014 03:35 PM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by membrain View Post
I like! But need more info on materials and process, please.
I agree.
07-27-2014 12:36 PM
NYJETS
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Originally Posted by lee indy View Post
my mirror solution. works better than the 60 dollar ones i ordered from q tec. makes sure your state only req the one mirror or this doesnt count.
Thats what I did. When riding with doors on I just flip them around on the inside so u dont see them. Cheap and they work.
07-27-2014 12:25 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by sleeze View Post
Had to run out and try the water bottle in vent....very cool indeed!

What's the fridge mod u speak of?
It's what you did. It wasn't two things.
07-27-2014 11:58 AM
jdwKY Not really a mod but it's cheap and jeep related- I've been using an iPhone app called RainAlarm for a while now, works awesome. Setup your perimeter and it alerts me anytime there is rain coming. Has saved the jeep from getting rained on several times!
07-27-2014 11:24 AM
sleeze
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Originally Posted by membrain View Post

Wrangler X could be an ex-spouse or significant other that just doesn't get the whole "It's a Jeep thing." thing.

...and back to subject...

Has anyone tried the Jeep refrigerator mod?

Putting a bottle of water in your AC vent to cool it down?
Had to run out and try the water bottle in vent....very cool indeed!

What's the fridge mod u speak of?
07-27-2014 10:59 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by membrain View Post
Wrangler X could be an ex-spouse or significant other that just doesn't get the whole "It's a Jeep thing." thing.

...and back to subject...

Has anyone tried the Jeep refrigerator mod?

Putting a bottle of water in your AC vent to cool it down?
Unless it was you, someone did post a pic of this in the thread You know you drive a Jeep when...

Edit: Here it is.
07-27-2014 09:49 AM
membrain
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Originally Posted by 1farleydavid View Post
Made panels that fold up w the seats to hide the seat hardware and gap. Not too shabby and only $35!
I like!

But need more info on materials and process, please.
07-27-2014 09:34 AM
membrain
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Originally Posted by KamikazeKLR View Post
Can someone please finally explain to me what a wrangler "x" is. I have some guesses as to what they are but I'm not sure. Please clear this up so I can continue to walk around like I know what I'm talking about!
Wrangler X could be an ex-spouse or significant other that just doesn't get the whole "It's a Jeep thing." thing.

...and back to subject...

Has anyone tried the Jeep refrigerator mod?

Putting a bottle of water in your AC vent to cool it down?
07-27-2014 03:39 AM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by cast4fun View Post
...I have enough light to cook, clean birds, read a book, set up camp or what ever else I used to do trying to hold a flashlight in my teeth....Well worth $25.00 and a little time....
It's a nice mod, but holding a flashlight in your teeth? WTH?!?!? Perhaps one of these may help
Amazon.com: petzl headlamp

There are many other brands, I am somewhat partial to the Petzels. Far more useful in the dark than a flashlight. And if you get one with the red light you don't force your eyes to adjust to the dark when you shut the lamp off.

Bonus: you don't get all sorts of bugs and critters into the car at night
07-27-2014 03:35 AM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by dealerjoe View Post
I've seen people talking about poor rear visibility in rear view mirror and saw the mirror flip which seems great but I have that stupid auto dimming mirror so that one was out.
Why is that? I have one of those too and you can still flip it. Tilt the mirror down before rotating, go slow and don't tug on the power/signal cable too much.
07-27-2014 12:37 AM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by dasboot58 View Post
do you have a site where you bought the poly fill? Don't know how much I need
$5 at Michaels for a 20oz bag, more than enough for the soundbar. You can probably also print a 40% off coupon. Absolutely no sense (IMO) in spending on the expensive audio-dedicated stuff. The damn vehicle is so noisy all you need is to muffle the vibrations.
07-26-2014 08:54 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by AGS View Post
Here's my low cost contribution to this thread. It's not a Jeep mod, but I hope members will find it helpful. The last picture below is a bundle of eucalyptus I purchased from Michael's for $3.99 when I was picking up the PolyFill. Spiders hate the smell of eucalyptus. I was skeptical at first, but sure as shit it works! Place a few stalks around any off-season gear you're storing in the garage or shed to keep spiders from spinning webs all over it. Be sure to place the stalks NEAR your gear, not on it. Eucalyptus leaves have an oil in them that could stain certain materials.
Great tip!
07-26-2014 10:22 AM
pepperbrooks23
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Originally Posted by NF8 View Post
Let it sit in sun all afternoon and they don't budge. It's as though there's something else other than adhesive keeping it secured. I'll take a look under the good tomorrow.
I used the same tie downs, but just scraped the original adhesive foam off with a pocket knife.
07-26-2014 10:19 AM
pepperbrooks23
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Originally Posted by Patman2305 View Post
Asked the question in the tech forum, like to get y'all's $.02. Has anyone used the zip tie anchors with the adhesive?
I used 2 part epoxy for plastic. Takes longer than Krazy glue to set (about 5 min), but it should make a better permanent bond with the plastic.
07-26-2014 09:45 AM
AGS I just completed a couple of the mods discussed in this thread.

First I filled the speaker cavities (sound bar and sub enclosure) with PolyFill. It does sound much better. The previous couple posts were correct, I didn't even use a quarter of the bag of PolyFill. So if any NJ members are in the northern Somerset county or southern Morris county areas you're welcome to my extra PolyFill to make this a free mod.

I also moved my garage door opener to the roll bar padding. I couldn't find a good place to put it that was easy to reach and had enough room so the opener wasn't pushing against the cover making it obvious something was in there. So I notched the roll bar foam to the size of my opener. Now with the cover zipped up there's no indication something's hiding in there.

Here's my low cost contribution to this thread. It's not a Jeep mod, but I hope members will find it helpful. The last picture below is a bundle of eucalyptus I purchased from Michael's for $3.99 when I was picking up the PolyFill. Spiders hate the smell of eucalyptus. I was skeptical at first, but sure as shit it works! Place a few stalks around any off-season gear you're storing in the garage or shed to keep spiders from spinning webs all over it. Be sure to place the stalks NEAR your gear, not on it. Eucalyptus leaves have an oil in them that could stain certain materials.
07-24-2014 10:05 PM
DurdenSoapInc
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Originally Posted by Toasty View Post
This^^^
You really don't need that much. I stuffed mine like crazy the first time and it sounded muffled. I took out probably 75-80% of it and it sounds great now. It doesn't have to be packed in there. Just needs to occupy the free space.
What he said!^^^^^^^^
07-24-2014 09:46 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by Galenat View Post
For $3 you can buy a pillow from Walmart and get more Polyfill,than you need. Free if you have any extra pillows,laying around the house.
This^^^
You really don't need that much. I stuffed mine like crazy the first time and it sounded muffled. I took out probably 75-80% of it and it sounds great now. It doesn't have to be packed in there. Just needs to occupy the free space.
07-24-2014 07:27 PM
Galenat
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Originally Posted by DurdenSoapInc View Post
I just went to Michaels, the craft store...bought 2 bags... Less than 20 bucks...didn't even use a full 1...
For $3 you can buy a pillow from Walmart and get more Polyfill,than you need. Free if you have any extra pillows,laying around the house.
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