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08-19-2010 07:29 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by pheobo View Post
so much fun! I need to remount the side mirrors so I can keep em off permantly.
actually wait on that, I'm going to put mine back onto the doors when I get back from vaca and just buy harley mirrors. I cant see sh*t out my mirrors, even the driver side is skewed and I have to contort my body to see my angle.
08-18-2010 08:27 PM
pheobo so much fun! I need to remount the side mirrors so I can keep em off permantly.
08-18-2010 11:51 AM
silvrevo
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Originally Posted by fivenote View Post
I saw that video too! I especially like the maneuver when he's one-legged on the step ladder while he swings his left leg out of the jeep. I hope he doesn't break his top and wind up in the hospital.

YouTube - Removing a 4 door JK hardtop
Thats Impressive,,,I could probably do a few reps with that!!!!!!

Kinda wanted to see him miss a step on that ladder thou,,, but not get hurt.

Impressive non the less.........
08-18-2010 11:34 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by popstop785 View Post
I've done it. It's actually not that bad... so long as you make sure to detach the spare tire like the dude in the video did. I forgot the first time and... it wasn't pretty. Top bumped the spare, slipped and scratched the side of my Jeep... nothing that a itty bit of touch up paint and/or buffing couldn't fix... though I haven't cared enough to fix those scratches. Is there any other vehicle where you scratch it and you don't see $$ signs flash before you eyes? Ha ha ha! I love my Jeep!
I'm only picky on my hood/windshield area... rock chips + new england winters + salt = rusty jeep!
08-18-2010 11:27 AM
popstop785
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Originally Posted by fivenote View Post
I saw that video too! I especially like the maneuver when he's one-legged on the step ladder while he swings his left leg out of the jeep. I hope he doesn't break his top and wind up in the hospital.
I've done it. It's actually not that bad... so long as you make sure to detach the spare tire like the dude in the video did. I forgot the first time and... it wasn't pretty. Top bumped the spare, slipped and scratched the side of my Jeep... nothing that a itty bit of touch up paint and/or buffing couldn't fix... though I haven't cared enough to fix those scratches. Is there any other vehicle where you scratch it and you don't see $$ signs flash before you eyes? Ha ha ha! I love my Jeep!
08-18-2010 11:10 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Look at the bright side, it was only a $20 lesson. Soon you'll be comparing Quadratec's pricing to 4wheelparts pricing to get a better deal on the exact same parts.
good call... thanks for the heads up on that site
08-18-2010 10:52 AM
daggo66 Look at the bright side, it was only a $20 lesson. Soon you'll be comparing Quadratec's pricing to 4wheelparts pricing to get a better deal on the exact same parts.
08-18-2010 10:42 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Too bad you covered up your license plate. Now I won't be able to stalk you using something that untold thousands of people see everyday. I know, I realized that was pointless after I did it haha

Looks good with the doors off, but you have to at least take off the front freedom panels.

The Rugged Ridge and the Mopar mirror relocating kit is exactly the same. The only difference is that the Mopar set is an extra $20. Most, if not all, Mopar accessories are made by other companies that also market the same accessories under there own name for less money.
yes, the pictures look different which is weird. I wish I knew that before ordering!

08-18-2010 10:38 AM
daggo66 Too bad you covered up your license plate. Now I won't be able to stalk you using something that untold thousands of people see everyday.

Looks good with the doors off, but you have to at least take off the front freedom panels.

The Rugged Ridge and the Mopar mirror relocating kit is exactly the same. The only difference is that the Mopar set is an extra $20. Most, if not all, Mopar accessories are made by other companies that also market the same accessories under there own name for less money.
08-18-2010 10:28 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by RJ's08JK View Post
Sounds like a lot of fun bro. Enjoy and just remember to look all ways
yeah, I think a small convex mirror will go real far.
08-18-2010 10:20 AM
andreafahy01
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Originally Posted by ddbowdoin View Post
I honestly don't care about the seats and what not, its more the radio/console that I would be worried about. Water seeps in then the eletric odometer and all that jazz goes, not covered under warranty
Understood! I just have put it out of my mind, my husband likes to trash everything lol. It's more of a hassle to bother myself with it than not; pick and choose your battles, ya know? But that's what I love about my YJ - I don't have all that electric stuff in the dash! Well, I have my stereo but I liked the idea I read somewhere on WF to put in a marine stereo.
08-18-2010 10:15 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by GAFahy View Post
Woo hoo!!! What fun! We finally gave in to the notion that our jeeps are just going to get weathered. In eastern NC, storms pop up randomly every other day or even daily and we have only one covered parking spot at home. If at work, forget about it! they'll be soaked! But everything seems pretty tough and holds up, although I guess the JKs computers get screwed up sometimes and cruise control or something won't work for a while or the horn will go on the fritz or... hahah Anyway, I'm glad you got your doors off and are enjoying it!
I honestly don't care about the seats and what not, its more the radio/console that I would be worried about. Water seeps in then the eletric odometer and all that jazz goes, not covered under warranty
08-18-2010 09:50 AM
RJ's08JK Sounds like a lot of fun bro. Enjoy and just remember to look all ways





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Originally Posted by ddbowdoin View Post
I picked up the set for my vacation next week down cape cod, doors off all week in the sun and sand, nice.

Anyways, I think I'm going to pull them off and just return them because they seem shady as hell over there. Amazing website, visually, but I have made 3 orders and 2 were botched.
08-18-2010 09:50 AM
andreafahy01 Woo hoo!!! What fun! We finally gave in to the notion that our jeeps are just going to get weathered. In eastern NC, storms pop up randomly every other day or even daily and we have only one covered parking spot at home. If at work, forget about it! they'll be soaked! But everything seems pretty tough and holds up, although I guess the JKs computers get screwed up sometimes and cruise control or something won't work for a while or the horn will go on the fritz or... hahah Anyway, I'm glad you got your doors off and are enjoying it!
08-18-2010 09:34 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by darin.1701 View Post
would look better with no top!
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Originally Posted by drivebytruckerz View Post
x2

I agree! Have to figure out the logistics of storage. Either way, next spring a bikini top will be installed on this and the hardtop will only be used for cold weather/ new england winters
08-18-2010 09:34 AM
ConnorE
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Originally Posted by RJ's08JK View Post
It's funny you say that, because I had a funny feeling they would do that. Thanks for the warning, lol.

Would you happen to know who makes the mirrors on this jeep link?

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Parts | Accessories
Those mirrors look like TJ mirrors mounted with the relocation brackets on a JK.
08-18-2010 09:32 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by RJ's08JK View Post
It's funny because I noticed the two types of mirrors they're selling, and I just had a funny feeling they would do such shady business. I'll let you know when I find out who makes the mirrors on the link I sent you.

Cheers!
I picked up the set for my vacation next week down cape cod, doors off all week in the sun and sand, nice.

Anyways, I think I'm going to pull them off and just return them because they seem shady as hell over there. Amazing website, visually, but I have made 3 orders and 2 were botched.
08-18-2010 09:25 AM
Kate Hey dd, you can go down to Harbor Freight and pick a small electric hoist for around $50 and make up a rigging that will lift it off. If you BUY a hoist, it will run $300. There should only be 8 bolts back there.

For storage, a lot of folks use a cart that stores it vertically. OBM made mine, but they have them available or you might even be able to make one if you're trying to save a few bucks.

One example would be the Bestop HOSS
08-18-2010 09:24 AM
drivebytruckerz
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Originally Posted by darin.1701 View Post
would look better with no top!
x2
08-18-2010 09:18 AM
darin.1701 would look better with no top!
08-18-2010 09:16 AM
fivenote
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Originally Posted by ESP123 View Post
there's a video on youtube I think of a guy that shows how to take it off by your self with just one person. I wouldn't recommend it but he does it.
I saw that video too! I especially like the maneuver when he's one-legged on the step ladder while he swings his left leg out of the jeep. I hope he doesn't break his top and wind up in the hospital.

YouTube - Removing a 4 door JK hardtop
08-18-2010 09:07 AM
RJ's08JK It's funny because I noticed the two types of mirrors they're selling, and I just had a funny feeling they would do such shady business. I'll let you know when I find out who makes the mirrors on the link I sent you.

Cheers!




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Originally Posted by ddbowdoin View Post
no idea, but they look nice

what lead you to that think they might do that? This may be the last straw with them, they also sent the wrong model of a hood lock. Thats pretty garbage is you ask me.
08-18-2010 09:01 AM
ddbowdoin I think I am going to pick up a small convex mirror for the passenger side, I can't see s***
08-18-2010 08:52 AM
clear lake jeepn hip hip hooray
08-18-2010 08:39 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by RJ's08JK View Post
It's funny you say that, because I had a funny feeling they would do that. Thanks for the warning, lol.

Would you happen to know who makes the mirrors on this jeep link?

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Parts | Accessories
no idea, but they look nice

what lead you to that think they might do that? This may be the last straw with them, they also sent the wrong model of a hood lock. Thats pretty garbage is you ask me.
08-18-2010 08:31 AM
RJ's08JK It's funny you say that, because I had a funny feeling they would do that. Thanks for the warning, lol.

Would you happen to know who makes the mirrors on this jeep link?

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Parts | Accessories



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Originally Posted by ddbowdoin View Post
well, I guess if you go with relocation mirror mounts you're going to have visibility issues regardless of which model/make you order.

I have a small beef with Quadratec. So, I ordered the Mopar mounts and they arrived the other day. They come, I inspect and they look a little cheap, especially for 70 bucks. So the box they came in clearly say MOPAR and have the model number on the box. I'm looking through the instructions and on teh first page it says JK Wranger _______ and the model number, which matches the number on the box. So, I install the part and what not and at the end of the instructions the warranty sections is all from Rugged Ridge. I went back to the quadratec site and the picture of the Rugged Ridge model is what I was sent, even though the damn box says Mopar!

this is what I received, in a Mopar Box

Rugged Ridge 11025.04 - Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocation Bracket in Black for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimted JK - Quadratec

This is what I originally ordered and PAID for...

MOPAR 102504RR - MOPAR® Mirror Relocation Bracket for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimted JK - Quadratec
08-18-2010 08:08 AM
ddbowdoin
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Originally Posted by RJ's08JK View Post
Hey dd, which mirror mounts did you use? Because I've been searching for a pair and I'm undecided on which ones to get. Also I don't wanna have visibility issue.
well, I guess if you go with relocation mirror mounts you're going to have visibility issues regardless of which model/make you order.

I have a small beef with Quadratec. So, I ordered the Mopar mounts and they arrived the other day. They come, I inspect and they look a little cheap, especially for 70 bucks. So the box they came in clearly say MOPAR and have the model number on the box. I'm looking through the instructions and on teh first page it says JK Wranger _______ and the model number, which matches the number on the box. So, I install the part and what not and at the end of the instructions the warranty sections is all from Rugged Ridge. I went back to the quadratec site and the picture of the Rugged Ridge model is what I was sent, even though the damn box says Mopar!

this is what I received, in a Mopar Box

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_102.htm

This is what I originally ordered and PAID for...

http://www.quadratec.com/products/13125_5000.htm
08-18-2010 07:55 AM
RJ's08JK Hey dd, which mirror mounts did you use? Because I've been searching for a pair and I'm undecided on which ones to get. Also I don't wanna have visibility issue.
08-18-2010 07:46 AM
ddbowdoin I'll certainly have to check that out

Also, thanks for the tip on your tires... thats the NEXT purchase, have to wait sometime though =(
08-18-2010 07:35 AM
ESP there's a video on youtube I think of a guy that shows how to take it off by your self with just one person. I wouldn't recommend it but he does it.
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