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Today 06:28 AM
Missy_C
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerry_pr View Post
I got one from amazon but didnt work that well so after getting all the wiring done went to bestbuy and got what I believe is an Audiovox.
Okay thank you! I will look at best buy to see what they have.
Today 04:59 AM
gerry_pr
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missy_C View Post
It looks great! Do you mind if I ask which camera this is? I am looking for one that will work with the stock 430.
I got one from amazon but didnt work that well so after getting all the wiring done went to bestbuy and got what I believe is an Audiovox.
Today 01:36 AM
Ameije1
Quote:
Originally Posted by rhinoxj89 View Post
How do you like it? I was looking at that one.
It works great ! The steering feels much better now.
Today 01:06 AM
tiecka533 Baja250
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Today 12:51 AM
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Today 12:32 AM
Missy_C
Quote:
Originally Posted by gerry_pr View Post
Finished installing back up camera!!
It looks great! Do you mind if I ask which camera this is? I am looking for one that will work with the stock 430.
Today 12:09 AM
KurtVW Bit the bullet and paid the big bucks for an Optima Yellow top battery... So sick of replacing cheapo batteries.

The next few years we'll find out if it lives up to the hype.
Today 12:03 AM
4SouthernBrowns Added the rear grab handles, painted the A/C vents and the OS bar letters, installed these.... great having a ban saw and drill press at my disposal. Now the back seat reclines a little for back seat riders.
Today 12:02 AM
rhinoxj89
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ameije1 View Post
Installed rubicon express steering stabilizer with relocation bracket.
How do you like it? I was looking at that one.
Yesterday 10:05 PM
Tweak
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Originally Posted by Anvil4Life View Post
I've been checking out your build thread. That's a BEAST.
Thanks!
Yesterday 10:05 PM
Madmardigan I installed a new bumper the other day. Was a piece of cake, it took roughly 30min to do the install.
Today I finally got a chance to wire in the Piaa's (well, sort of). I got most of the way done. I keep all my tools at work, and I just grabbed what I thought I needed to do the job. But part way through I decided I wasn't going to use the Piaa switch, and just use the factory fog light signal for the trigger. So hopefully tomorrow evening I'll get a opertunity to finish.





I still need to buy a winch, but one thing at a time. I did score a tiny led light bar from work that was for display. I figured I'd put it in the bumper for now until I get a winch. It's only 3 LED's but its stupid bright. Eventually I'll be mounting it on my rear bumper.


Yesterday 10:02 PM
Rodger L
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Originally Posted by HeyItsJay View Post
My dead fit great. The only issue I have is the power cord for the door sometimes gets in the way of it.
My install was crazy easy and have had no problems with it.
Yesterday 09:47 PM
Anvil4Life
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
I drove it for the first time in 6 months
I've been checking out your build thread. That's a BEAST.
Yesterday 09:35 PM
dp3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
oh believe me, I have gotten VERY intimate with my jeep over those few months
LOL, you two have been busy.
Yesterday 09:31 PM
Tweak
Quote:
Originally Posted by dp3 View Post
Bet that made you smile.
Mine was out of commission for only a weekend and I missed him fiercely.
oh believe me, I have gotten VERY intimate with my jeep over those few months
Yesterday 09:30 PM
JohnnyWest Didn't get much done today. Finished the spare tire mount install and put on the spare.
Yesterday 09:17 PM
FlyingForMe Several things this weekend.

Installed Gutter Mesh in the grill, Truck Bed Liner-ed the inserts first.


Painted the muffler and exhaust tip black.
this was stupid easy, took 20 minutes. Wiped the muffler down with de-greaser and then paint thinner, then painted it with engine paint.



And my favorite.


Installed buttons for my garage door opener in the windshield horizontal trim piece.
I used a multi-meter to figure out which points on the circuit board were the contacts for the buttons on my opener and wired those to the 2 switches for my 2 garage doors.
I hardwired the opener's batter circuit to the cigarette lighter circuit using a 5V - voltage reducer from Radio Shack since the opener used 2 3 Volt batters = 6 volts, (better under powered than over powered, and radio shack didn't have anything in between 5 and 12v).
Also since this is on my radio circuit, if i have the top off and its in the driveway no one can get in to my garage without the key being turned on.
*hard to tell from the angle of the picture but the buttons line up with the jeep grille logo on the windshield.
Yesterday 09:10 PM
Machine783
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dchrisphillip View Post
Freakin love it. Brand? Similar up front?
I got it from OR-FAB. For the front bumper I went with Rugged Ridge. Very happy so far.

Yesterday 09:04 PM
deathdealer687 Currently working on the cheap grill mesh mod and plastidipping my grill logo
Yesterday 09:03 PM
dp3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweak View Post
I drove it for the first time in 6 months
Bet that made you smile.
Mine was out of commission for only a weekend and I missed him fiercely.
Yesterday 09:00 PM
Claysjk Pulled out a YJ and did some light crawling
Yesterday 08:59 PM
Todd_B Gave "Red" a bath, vacuumed up the inside, and cleaned the glass.

Jeep by Todd_Billiar, on Flickr
Yesterday 08:56 PM
Tweak I drove it for the first time in 6 months
Yesterday 08:52 PM
Dchrisphillip
Quote:
Originally Posted by Machine783 View Post
Installed new rear bumper.
Freakin love it. Brand? Similar up front?
Yesterday 08:47 PM
spudley After my previously posted fail on a more dead pedal and a stuck rotopax lock, I decided to clean up some wiring and made a new wiring harness for the lights on the roof rack.

Too dark to install now, so that'll have to wait.
While doing the wiring, I decided to create a simple 'how to' on soldering for your Jeep (or any vehicle).



starting from the top right:
1) these wire splicers work (sometimes) but only for temporary connections as they can come loose, and moisture can be an issue too - try to avoid using these
2) always use stranded copper wire - never solid core
3) create a good western union type splice
4) make certain your heat shrink is on the cable before soldering;
5) heat rises - soldering iron goes on the bottom of your splice, and solder flows from the top when it's hot enough - never 'brush' the solder onto the splice - that ends up in a "cold solder" joint and can break apart on you.
6) use heat shrink lined with adhesive - it helps keep out the moisture!

If you're tapping into an existing 12V source, or the battery - make certain to also place a fuse near your tie-in point, or at the battery if that's where it is!

After that, enjoy a problem free electrical connection!

For those interested, the relay bank is to allow me more control over my lights - I have "three sets" that are forward facing, and light on each side of the Jeep and rear for "camping/area lights". The relay bank gives me full control and access to a panic switch that also overrides all and puts all lights on if I need to (I've also run wiring to my roof top tent for a 'remote' panic switch).
Yesterday 08:28 PM
Machine783 Installed new rear bumper.

Yesterday 08:22 PM
Pentastar2015 Got a 2015 JKU for Christmas put this in it for my birthday Jan 21st.


Yesterday 08:08 PM
dkw0417
Quote:
Originally Posted by Splnkr View Post

What is this and what hold the weapon in place? CG
Magnetic. Not sure of the brand. It was actually designed to lean shotguns against in a duck blind. Holds the pistol really well.
Yesterday 08:04 PM
tlloyd85 Put on new sway bar links and rancho steering stabilizer. Hoping it fixed my wobble.
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