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spinmove29 12-20-2011 08:47 AM

Cheapest, Coolest Mods!
 
Hey Guys,

Would love to get some opinions on the best mods for a new JK that are:

A. Cheap
B. Easy/Cheap to Install
C. Awesome!!!

Pics are always best... :dance:

ShoreWrangler 12-20-2011 08:55 AM

I went with the grab handles ($20) and sill guards ($27). Both simple, cheap, and most importantly useful

handles Quadratec Exclusive 13305.40 - Quadratec® Logo Neoprene Covered Grab Handles - Quadratec

sill guards MOPAR 82210104 - MOPAR® Door Sill Kit in Black Plastic with Jeep® Logo for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec

Kelsey73 12-20-2011 09:01 AM

Gas door, sill plates, and taillight guards were a few I did.

Just installed my smittybilt GEAR tailgate cover.

MORE dead pedal is another good one

I saw a write up on project JK for a way to mount a maglite on the bottom side of the drivers seat. Will be doing that one this weekend.

kjeeper10 12-20-2011 09:02 AM

Have at it :)


http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...are-77590.html

ryanJKunlimited2012 12-20-2011 09:45 AM

Look at the Plasti Dip threads

spinmove29 12-20-2011 10:14 AM

yep
 
Good call- my bad for the double-postage.

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kjeeper10 12-20-2011 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by spinmove29
Good call- my bad for the double-postage.

One of my favorite threads :)

spinmove29 12-20-2011 10:33 AM

but
 
Although I will say 'easy to install' has been lost a bit in it...

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1843793)
One of my favorite threads :)


IP0VV3R 12-20-2011 11:05 AM

Im planning on doing this within the next few months. I just gotta find time
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/m...d-pics-784840/

IP0VV3R 12-20-2011 11:06 AM

You might want to ask JIMBOX

kjeeper10 12-20-2011 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by IP0VV3R
Im planning on doing this within the next few months. I just gotta find time
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/m...d-pics-784840/

Very easy mod. About to do it myself.

smurphy116 12-20-2011 12:12 PM

1st mod that i did was tinting out drivers and passenger windows. (35% darkest Massachusetts will let you.)
2nd mod is the gas cap replaced with new mopar door
Looking at lifts and tires for spring.

2012 Jeep Sahara Unlimited

IP0VV3R 12-20-2011 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Very easy mod. About to do it myself.

It looks good and is somewhat functional

kjeeper10 12-20-2011 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by IP0VV3R

It looks good and is somewhat functional

Can't believe they charge $50-$100 for the
kit.
Cost like what $10?

IP0VV3R 12-20-2011 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Can't believe they charge $50-$100 for the
kit.
Cost like what $10?

$20-$30 at home depot but you get a lot of extra zip ties and fasteners for other stuff

greenjeepgurl87 12-20-2011 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by IP0VV3R

$20-$30 at home depot but you get a lot of extra zip ties and fasteners for other stuff

Looks like I'm going to home depot!

Kelsey73 12-20-2011 12:33 PM

I did the grill from amazon for $35. Super cheap and easy. Forgot to mention that.

taoshum 12-20-2011 01:28 PM

cheapest mod I know: turn your rear view mirror "upside" down, you get a better view.

lyle.ross.jones 01-20-2012 11:18 AM

I see everyone talking about flipping the rear view mirror? Havent looked at mine but is this what are the steps involved in doing it?

razdds2 01-20-2012 11:29 AM

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I see everyone talking about flipping the rear view mirror? Havent looked at mine but is this what are the steps involved in doing it?

literally takes 5 seconds. you pull down your rear view mirror so you have room to turn it. then turn it so the tab is on top. that's it, adjust accordingly to get your view right.

also, these two stickers cost me 8 dollars shipped and look as though they came with the jeep. the thin white outline you see was later rubbed off with my finger nail, I was just too lazy to re-take the picture when the sticker was perfect.

razdds2 01-20-2012 11:32 AM

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you can also plasti-dip the grill jeep logo. again, this is super easy and when I say that I really mean it. Just newspaper off the surrounding area, spray a layer on, wait 35 mins, spray 3 more layers on with the same waiting time in between both, for a total of 4. then just peel away the extra stuff.

as you peel, the plasti-dip on the letters will stay put, but the stuff that got onto the grill will come off.

razdds2 01-20-2012 11:35 AM

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and while i am at it, i'll show you my interior hardtop plasti-dipped. it looks much better than the white. there are some mis-colored spots that i recently fixed just by adding another layer in those areas.

you also see the flipped rear view mirror.

desertgoose 01-20-2012 11:47 AM

My $25 grill inserts. I did this before I saw the gutter guard and zip tie method. Attached wrong pic, new pic to follow.

1quick1 01-20-2012 11:50 AM

Slush mats. mine came with them but if they didn't I'd buy em anyways.

4fit 01-20-2012 11:50 AM

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you can also plasti-dip the grill jeep logo. again, this is super easy and when I say that I really mean it. Just newspaper off the surrounding area, spray a layer on, wait 35 mins, spray 3 more layers on with the same waiting time in between both, for a total of 4. then just peel away the extra stuff.

as you peel, the plasti-dip on the letters will stay put, but the stuff that got onto the grill will come off.

Or just do the whole grill. :D

desertgoose 01-20-2012 11:55 AM

After I replaced first one to get rid of diamond shaped holes in middle.

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basecamper 01-20-2012 12:00 PM

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Mopar fuel door $94.90 ebay
Grill mod 39.99 ebay

desertgoose 01-20-2012 12:03 PM

$6 quick disconnects.

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A little noisy when pulling in/out of driveways because the hole on axle is larger than the swaybar link hole. But saves a ton of time and effort on trailhead.

Also did mirror flip, grab handles, straps for seatbelt flutter, sill guard, painted muffler black, locking fuel door and removed rear headrests.

JKatfish 01-20-2012 12:22 PM

Is that the grill mod from Automotive Authority via Amazon for about $38? Looks like same stuff u can get from Home Depot in a kit and the mesh is black. That would be my first cheap mod...after the mirror trick.

basecamper 01-20-2012 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JKatfish (Post 1941279)
Is that the grill mod from Automotive Authority via Amazon for about $38? Looks like same stuff u can get from Home Depot in a kit and the mesh is black. That would be my first cheap mod...after the mirror trick.

Mine is Automotive Authority and is black they have silver as well


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