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Today 06:31 AM
whitebomber
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Originally Posted by WillyD View Post
Go to a NAPA store outs only $7 for a custom color can
Our Pep boys and lowes have many colors too although some are $10.
Yesterday 06:47 PM
Bent jeep
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
I'm just being a girl...cause i want orange, just not safety orange, really more of a pumpkin orange, and that you can only get by mixing your own tints, which i would not be afraid to do, but then it's not a spray unless i buy the expensive paint spraying-from-a-can get up...which is silly to use only for a few details...but i understand that they cannot make it in a bunch of colors to satisfy everyone...so it's ok, but I can wish.
You want your jeep to look like a giant pumpkin?...

Everybody loves Cinderella and all, but geez. Go big or go home.
Yesterday 12:31 PM
WillyD
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
I'm just being a girl...cause i want orange, just not safety orange, really more of a pumpkin orange, and that you can only get by mixing your own tints, which i would not be afraid to do, but then it's not a spray unless i buy the expensive paint spraying-from-a-can get up...which is silly to use only for a few details...but i understand that they cannot make it in a bunch of colors to satisfy everyone...so it's ok, but I can wish.
Go to a NAPA store outs only $7 for a custom color can
09-12-2014 11:32 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by rjf98 View Post
go to dipyourcar.com they have MANY colors in aerosol cans
I'm just being a girl...cause i want orange, just not safety orange, really more of a pumpkin orange, and that you can only get by mixing your own tints, which i would not be afraid to do, but then it's not a spray unless i buy the expensive paint spraying-from-a-can get up...which is silly to use only for a few details...but i understand that they cannot make it in a bunch of colors to satisfy everyone...so it's ok, but I can wish.
09-12-2014 08:00 PM
AGS
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Originally Posted by Mr. BBW View Post
On a tight budget till after Xmas and want some opinions...

Add these end caps and them get entire bumper Linexed???
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
"Tight budget" and "Line-X" don't belong in the same sentence. Just get the bumper ends and skip the Line-X. Or just remove the plastic part of the bumper completely, grind off the crush cans and paint it black. Pretty much free. I built a steel bumper out of steel C Channel from a welding shop and a harbor freight winch plate for about $100.
Yeah, Linx-X isn't cheap. Stopped by the local place today to get a quote on doing a front bumper --> $250.
09-12-2014 07:54 PM
rjf98
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
i do too...just wish it came in more aerosol colors...but I use black-a-plenty
go to dipyourcar.com they have MANY colors in aerosol cans
09-12-2014 12:26 PM
JDaPP
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Originally Posted by Uscgsurfer View Post
Idk if anyone has done this yet but I used a piece of flat steel some hardware and pre tapped holes on the roll bar. I just had the replace the existing screws with longer ones (finding the right thread pattern was a pain). I looked at my buddies soft top and I don't think this will work because of the brackets being in the way and I doubt this will work with the 2 doors. The big draw back is you have to take the foot off the jack but it keeps it out of the weather and up out of the way. Best of all it cost easily half as much as the clamp brackets to make and they don't mount it right across the rear tail gate.
What size were the screws?
09-12-2014 10:56 AM
Espo78 "Tight budget" and "Line-X" don't belong in the same sentence. Just get the bumper ends and skip the Line-X. Or just remove the plastic part of the bumper completely, grind off the crush cans and paint it black. Pretty much free. I built a steel bumper out of steel C Channel from a welding shop and a harbor freight winch plate for about $100.





09-12-2014 09:34 AM
Mr. BBW On a tight budget till after Xmas and want some opinions...

Add these end caps and them get entire bumper Linexed???

Does the Linex hold up pretty well?

Any feedback would be awesome!!!

I had posted this somewhere else but this seems a better spot...
09-11-2014 11:34 PM
Uscgsurfer
high lift mount

Idk if anyone has done this yet but I used a piece of flat steel some hardware and pre tapped holes on the roll bar. I just had the replace the existing screws with longer ones (finding the right thread pattern was a pain). I looked at my buddies soft top and I don't think this will work because of the brackets being in the way and I doubt this will work with the 2 doors. The big draw back is you have to take the foot off the jack but it keeps it out of the weather and up out of the way. Best of all it cost easily half as much as the clamp brackets to make and they don't mount it right across the rear tail gate.
09-11-2014 08:00 AM
whitebomber
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Originally Posted by JeepHog71 View Post
Whitebomber, I just did the door and hood hinges and they look great!
Where did you get the door sills, those look really good!
Thanks. Bought on Amazon. Search on wrangler door sills. I just bought the 2 dr package as there aren't many riders in the back. $23.49 and free shipping!
09-11-2014 07:39 AM
JeepHog71 Whitebomber, I just did the door and hood hinges and they look great!
Where did you get the door sills, those look really good!
09-11-2014 04:01 AM
whitebomber
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
Oh I love it. It's almost like an addiction
Agreed ... after being disappointed with the reception of the short antennaX, decided to just dip the stock antenna along with the key hole covers. I just wish there was more chrome to black out!!

Also we added the door sill covers to all 3 jeeps. Looks pretty cool with the matching grid pattern. On the '09 the paint was rubbed right through.
09-10-2014 08:53 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
Oh I love it. It's almost like an addiction
i do too...just wish it came in more aerosol colors...but I use black-a-plenty
09-10-2014 08:36 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
if you don't like plastidip, don't use it...but thats funny

Oh I love it. It's almost like an addiction
09-10-2014 06:15 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by DTra1n View Post
Amen to this. All this plasti-dipping really chaps my ass.
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
Maybe you should plasti-dip that too. Then it won't chap.
if you don't like plastidip, don't use it...but thats funny
09-10-2014 06:10 PM
1monday i hope 50% open is enough not to affect airflow, I really want to protect the radiator with a metal perforated sheet
09-10-2014 05:50 PM
WillyD NOw for the wife's JKU,

Since her grille didnt have any tabs to hold the panels, I stiched them together where the ties wouldn't show and screwed them into the plastic area, checking to make sure there was nothing behind

09-10-2014 05:46 PM
WillyD With winter coming, had to get something for to protect the radiator. Found some fine black powder coated steel mesh at the local home improvement store. Bad part, they only come in 7" wide pieces so I had to tie strap them together to make a full panel.
I did my Willy first then the wife's JKU. The grille's backside is different between the two. The satin one that I stole from her JKU has tabs to tie into. Where the shinny grill has nothing.
Mine with the wife's grille:
Cut and tie strapped to stay in place and stitched together.

And put back on, you can see in the middle the 2 two panels, but until I find bigger sheets, it will do

Wife's JKU next post

Oh yeah, took off the shiny bumper middle panels
09-10-2014 05:31 PM
WillyD Lets see after stuffing my Willy's soundbar with polyfil, I decided the Sub in the wife's JKU could use it. Took the grille off

and some great reflective shiny plastic for all to see.

BE nice to see the words "MFG for Chrysler by Alpine" on it. Dual coil, forgot to check the ohms.

This brings me back to my days in the Sound Off comps haha. The sound is now nice and smooth and not as boomy.
09-08-2014 07:55 PM
Got_Mud ^yeah I used it with my old 350Z. There is an plug-in to test and diag engine knock too. The app is EVIC on steroids, and you can custom write PIDs. Weird thing is that Torque showed temps exactly +2deg higher than EVIC and both changed values close in time with each other. I wrote it off as EVIC is reading the ECU quicker than the bluetooth broadcast to my android device.
09-08-2014 07:33 PM
BNick
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Originally Posted by Got_Mud View Post
So I run Torque Pro App....Coolant temps range from 187-206. With or without the screening at 80-90F environmental outside temp. At idle coolant holds 210-215, then rad fans kick in sucking air through to hold the temp range. Also the rad is blocked by the AC condenser from direct air. From what I see on the app - there is no difference. Also my jeep is 6MT, so I do not have AT fluid lines passing through the rad.
I just looked up the app. Very cool.
09-08-2014 05:12 PM
Desert Pete
grill mod more

I don't care too much about the bugs. I vote for the gutter guard type of material. I'm more worried about pebbles being kicked up.
On my Tundra a tiny 1/4" rock put a pin prick in my transmission cooler in front of the radiator. The new radiator material is too thin to fix so it cost $900 for a new one installed. This was my reason for doing the grill guard. I used 1/4" mesh hardware cloth painted black on the Tundra. I think it even slowed down stuff like dragonfly parts and then that kind of thing didn't stick in the cooler either much.
Both the Gutter Guard and hardware cloth are open enough to not bother the cooling system.
09-08-2014 05:03 PM
Desert Pete
agree

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Originally Posted by HD4Mark View Post
We don't have the new JK yet but as a retired phone man I can say the adhesive posts, mounts or whatever you want to call them will not stay stuck to the inside of the grill using the double stick tape that comes on them. I have seen many fall off inside a building so there is not much chance they will hold up to the elements. Kind of like my knees

Cool mod though. Can't wait to get started.
Also a retired phone man. I agree. But cleaning before using the adhesive mounts helps a lot. Nobody ever did that before when installing phone wires.
But that doesn't mean I trust themů.for the same reasons.
I used a toothpick and ran a little bead of Automotive Goop between the side of the mount and the inside of the grill on two sides of the mount; whichever is easier to reach with the toothpick. So far nothing coming loose.
I think the clean mounted adhesive plus the Goop should hold up.
09-08-2014 01:11 PM
Got_Mud OK...I tested this today.

2015 6MT Willys
Air Temp 83-86F
Idle: Temps fast to 150F creep to 223-225 - Rad fans kick in temps drop to 210-212F
Idle-to-Roll: gradual acceleration to 40mph, temps drop from 217 to 208-210F
Roll-to-Expressway 45min cruise: temps bounce from 208-213 depending on gear and engine load. Cruised in 6th for 40-45min @ 70mph, temps drop and hold steady at 206....rad fans never kick on. highest temp values at idle only.

Return to local roads. Idle at light, temps creep up, take off aggressive 1-3rd temp spike to 218, level cruise at 4-5th, temps even at 208F

These are consistent temp ranges before I used the screening and within operating spec I believe. So again - I really see no difference. On a roll I actually believe hot air is more sucked out of the engine bay more than blown out via the front. Due to the aero of the jeep at speed maybe air passes over bumpers and hood creating a dead air space in the grill anyway. Of course that is just me guessing.
09-08-2014 11:14 AM
Got_Mud
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Originally Posted by j3ph3ry_j33p View Post
".....maintains airflow....." ; that is questionable......yes, maintained. Enough? debatable.....IMHO, you are gonna see temps in your transmission ( if an auto) and within your engine bay increase from the amount of air CFMs you are reducing with that screen like that. It may seem like a good idea but I am betting that after a good long drive and your fan kicks into High speed, it is tring to suck that screendoor mesh back towards the radiator. Have you ever run a marathon wearing a surgical mask? Your Jeep doesn't want to , either......
So I am still monitoring against this and have not done extended highway yet, so yes possible issue. So far, on open road 50mph+ light stop-n-go coolant does drop 10-15d on a roll even with the screening. Fans don't kick on that much or constantly on.
09-08-2014 11:06 AM
Got_Mud
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Originally Posted by DTra1n View Post
Agree. How is everyone so certain that these mods aren't overloading the cooling systems? As a chemical engr the uncertainty of that concerns me...
So I run Torque Pro App....Coolant temps range from 187-206. With or without the screening at 80-90F environmental outside temp. At idle coolant holds 210-215, then rad fans kick in sucking air through to hold the temp range. Also the rad is blocked by the AC condenser from direct air. From what I see on the app - there is no difference. Also my jeep is 6MT, so I do not have AT fluid lines passing through the rad.
09-07-2014 10:46 PM
BNick
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Originally Posted by DTra1n View Post
Agree. How is everyone so certain that these mods aren't overloading the cooling systems? As a chemical engr the uncertainty of that concerns me...
So test it bro. I am thinking big fan in front with tiny windsock near the radiator. Perhaps one of those plastic sensors from Dorothy in Twister?
09-07-2014 10:04 PM
j3ph3ry_j33p
re:cheap JK mods please share

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Originally Posted by Got_Mud View Post
Here was my take on the Grill Mod. I felt the gutter guard mesh openings were to large to keep bugs and small flying whatever off or from damaging the AC condenser. And as you said many have not had longterm success with the mounting tabs due glue's inability to withstand hot\cold envirn temp cycles.

I used heavy duty (pet resistant) patio door screening and Christmas tree fasteners. Drilled (4) 1/4" holes in rad-mount framing, cut screen into a rectangle 12.5" high by 27" wide, stretch it taut to the corners and fasten to the holes.

Not as sexy a look, but practical, less labor, maintains airflow, easily replaceable, looks kinda OEM and most of all....cheap. All can be bought at Menards.
".....maintains airflow....." ; that is questionable......yes, maintained. Enough? debatable.....IMHO, you are gonna see temps in your transmission ( if an auto) and within your engine bay increase from the amount of air CFMs you are reducing with that screen like that. It may seem like a good idea but I am betting that after a good long drive and your fan kicks into High speed, it is tring to suck that screendoor mesh back towards the radiator. Have you ever run a marathon wearing a surgical mask? Your Jeep doesn't want to , either......
09-07-2014 09:22 PM
DTra1n
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
That looks like it blocks a LOT of air. I'm not a fan of the grill mods...looks just like you took rain gutter stuff from home depot and slapped it on your Jeep....because that's exactly what it is.
Agree. How is everyone so certain that these mods aren't overloading the cooling systems? As a chemical engr the uncertainty of that concerns me...
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