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deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 10:55 AM

Windshield bumper mod
 
Was contemplating a new aftermarket hood "truck designs". Then thought about removing the windshield bumpers to give the oem hood a cleaner look. I was just going to use black plugs then did a search and saw the vector ufo's. Decided to try adding two more washer nozzels instead. Inexpensive "$25 total" and functional, Dorman product #47137 and five feet of hose and two plastic tee's. Sprays great and for me it accomplished the cleaner look in about 15 minutes.

BadOleRoss 08-19-2012 10:58 AM

Post up a picture! Would like to see how this looks!

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BadOleRoss (Post 2700099)
Post up a picture! Would like to see how this looks!


Sorry forgot to click upload...........................:doh:

JKURz Wild 08-19-2012 12:30 PM

$25 and 15 minutes?

If there was a 'mod-of-the-week'
I'd nominate you!

Well done - very clean.

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JKURz Wild (Post 2700367)
$25 and 15 minutes?

If there was a 'mod-of-the-week'
I'd nominate you!

Well done - very clean.


Thanks, i need to order a 4-way splitter to clean it up a bit under the hood or i could have tucked it under the insulation too. I can always reverse it back to stock I didn't even shorten the original hose. I want to add a heated washer fluid unit before the winter. "alphatherm" I have one in the wifes Enclave and it really helps in the NY winters and with bug and bird/ tar debris. I think that combo will keep the windshield clear! Take care.

Wrong Way Hal 08-19-2012 04:52 PM

Probably gave you an 3 MPG increase also by getting rid of those large bumps in the airflow.

the Kolector 08-19-2012 05:07 PM

Really nice.

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by n6hal (Post 2701030)
Probably gave you an 3 MPG increase also by getting rid of those large bumps in the airflow.


Maybe I think the new setup weighs an extra 1/2 ounce though............:thumb:

monkeee2002 08-19-2012 05:35 PM

I like that idea! How's the aim on the new nozzles?

12JKUR 08-19-2012 06:09 PM

Are those bump stops relocatable for putting the hood against the windshield???

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by monkeee2002 (Post 2701180)
I like that idea! How's the aim on the new nozzles?

I think they are adjustable,definetly side to side you can turn them.The volume is adjustable, because it comes with a wrench to adjust. The aim was spot on i didn't have to fool with it. You could disasble the orignal center if you want less volume also. With three it really gives a serious blast.

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 12JKUR (Post 2701275)
Are those bump stops relocatable for putting the hood against the windshield???

As long as you don't mind drilling holes in the hood. Without measuring I think it's about 3/8" hole for each one to mount them. I guess you can cut the tab off and use adhesive too.

Metonymy 08-19-2012 07:11 PM

What diameter hose did you buy? I take it you bought the hose and the plastic T's at a standard auto parts store?

I'm placing an order on Amazon and am going to add the Dorman kit to my order.

SokoJeep 08-19-2012 07:31 PM

Why buy a fluid heater? Just keep the DIY going!

http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...-fluid-162293/

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Metonymy (Post 2701457)
What diameter hose did you buy? I take it you bought the hose and the plastic T's at a standard auto parts store?

I'm placing an order on Amazon and am going to add the Dorman kit to my order.


I have no idea on hose diameter I matched it up at autozone. Go small and tight. Otherwise the pressure will make the fittings leak. Dorman makes a four way fitting that will be a cleaner install. Saw it on line, local store only had three ways. The kit comes with two small pieces of hose take them with you to match up. Sorry about the lack of that info.

deepbluerubi 08-19-2012 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SokoJeep (Post 2701519)
Why buy a fluid heater? Just keep the DIY going!

Heated washer fluid


Love it that's brilliant. Some one on there has the alphatherm too. Thanks. I'm going to measure the temperature with an IR thermometer. I guess it would depend on the length of hose and how many wraps around the heater hose and what's an acceptable recovery time. Hard to beat the price.......... Good info.

IBgeocaching 08-21-2012 11:01 AM

Can we see it in action?
I like this mod more than this one. No drilling!! http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/was...fw-111243.html

IBgeocaching 08-21-2012 01:31 PM

Here is a 4 & 5 way vacuum line splitter. Vacu-tite part #47361
Its 3/16 in. Believe the nozzle kit is 5/32.

Autograde 4/5 Way Connector Vacuum Tubing Assortment 47361 at Advance Auto Parts

Potts 08-21-2012 02:21 PM

Now this is cooking with gas! Well done sir, well done.

deepbluerubi 08-21-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by IBgeocaching (Post 2707728)
Can we see it in action?
I like this mod more than this one. No drilling!! http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/was...fw-111243.html

Tried shooting the video clip tonight, but too dark in garage. Will do after work tomorrow in daylight and post.

WeTri 08-22-2012 10:26 AM

Great idea!:thumb:

deepbluerubi 08-22-2012 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by deepbluerubi (Post 2709733)
Tried shooting the video clip tonight, but too dark in garage. Will do after work tomorrow in daylight and post.


This should give an idea.


jeep jk windshield bumpers mod - YouTube

IBgeocaching 08-23-2012 06:45 AM

Thanks deep blue for the vid. Did the mod yesterday but still have to tuck things. The nozzles put out more of a fine mist than factory. would like to raise the mist height just a tad though. It sure does get all the windshield though. :)

n3tfury 08-23-2012 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by n6hal (Post 2701030)
Probably gave you an 3 MPG increase also by getting rid of those large bumps in the airflow.

lulz

Metonymy 08-28-2012 10:13 PM

I just did this mod and I love it! I found a way to make the install much cleaner. As a matter of fact, you can't even tell I did anything (from under the hood at least).

I'll post up photos and an end result video here in a bit.

leps 12-07-2012 03:03 PM

deepbluerubi: How do the volume adjustments work? I got the nozzles installed but I'd like to get them to spray a finer mist. Did you just turn the inside part of the nozzle clockwise to for less volume?

strider_mt2k 12-07-2012 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by deepbluerubi (Post 2700102)
Sorry forgot to click upload...........................:doh:

Very cool mod!
I may have to copy this one.
Will post it when I do.

Well done!

Rodger L 12-07-2012 08:53 PM

Just ordered parts! Great idea, thanks!

deepbluerubi 12-08-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by leps (Post 3078238)
deepbluerubi: How do the volume adjustments work? I got the nozzles installed but I'd like to get them to spray a finer mist. Did you just turn the inside part of the nozzle clockwise to for less volume?


Never tried adjusting them sorry............ Everyone else thanks for the positive comments, lots of good info on this forum for sure!

casting kid 04-23-2013 08:40 PM

Just did this mod. Most excellent! Thx.:thumb:


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