|Today 07:17 AM|
|Gord P||Good info, Roy. Thanks for your input.|
|Yesterday 10:40 PM|
|RiggerRoy||I've seen a lot of posts on here asking about poly fill in the speaker enclosure. This is a legit and super cheap mod. I'm an electronic engineer (nerd) so sadly I've done a bit of research on this in the past. So based on what I understand, here's a simplified explanation. There are two main benefits to doing this. First it will have the effect of increasing the volume of the enclosure by basically converting pressure waves into heat. That will help a good bit with bass output. Second it dampens the high frequency pressure waves on the inside of the enclosure. W/O the fill, the pressure waves bouncing around will force the speaker diaphragm to move very slightly causing distortion, especially at higher volumes. So by dampening the waves the stuffing will also help with midrange clarity. There are some downsides if you use TOO much. It basically has the effect of decreasing the enclosure volume. It also removes a bit of the pressure behind the speaker. So if the speaker is pushed too hard, it will allow the diaphragm to move too far inward and damage the speaker. So don't use too much. Hope this helps.|
|Yesterday 12:46 PM|
|2011jkunl||Built a new smaller deflector out of a piece of steel shelf. I had to buy the bolts washers and a can of plasti dip so it set me back something like $8. It's cheap steel, maybe 1/32" thick so it isn't a skid plate, but it looks better than the frame and it should deflect wind and water well enough.|
|04-18-2014 12:07 AM|
PLasti-dipped the Door and Hood hinges.
|04-17-2014 04:58 PM|
|04-17-2014 01:36 PM|
|04-17-2014 01:15 PM|
|Austen||I did the grill mesh mod a few weeks ago and it came out awesome but now I am going to have to do it again because I am buying a black dealer take off grill. I've wanted a black grill on my white sport since day one. I'll have it this weekend.|
|04-17-2014 09:01 AM|
|04-17-2014 08:36 AM|
|medicsjeep||couldn't you use JB over the adhesive?|
|04-16-2014 11:17 PM|
|04-16-2014 09:04 PM|
|14Sport||It's really easy. There are six or seven clips on the top that you just need to pry the center up with a screwdriver. Then they pull right out. Then the rest of the retainers are just pressure fitted so you can just pull the grill off.|
|04-16-2014 08:53 PM|
|04-16-2014 08:51 PM|
|04-16-2014 08:46 PM|
|nheight94||Are there any videos out there on how to remove your grill? I can't tell the difference between the most basic of tools/screwdrivers... I'm helpless, but I'm willing to learn!! Haha|
|04-16-2014 07:53 PM|
|brianr986||I've spent the last week reading this forum. Love it. Thanks for all the great ideas. Flipped my mirror, poly filled the speakers, garage opener hidden. Grill hopefully this weekend. Plasti dip the wheels soon. Bought a stubby antenna but the reception sucked so I put heat shrink tube on the stock one. Works great and the price was right.|
|04-16-2014 05:07 PM|
This helps a lot!
|04-16-2014 03:05 PM|
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|04-15-2014 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.
|04-15-2014 06:58 PM|
|04-15-2014 04:08 PM|
|04-15-2014 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.
|04-15-2014 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.
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