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Cons_Table 08-27-2009 05:58 PM

Cheap Jeep Mods
 
As most of you know, a lot of beginning jeepers (me being one of them) are looking for do-it-yourself mods that either improve the performance or the look of their jeeps within a reasonable budget. Lets hear some ideas...

For example, I made homemade discos for the front out of adjustable hitch pins and hitch pin clips. :wavey:

Jp90Talon 08-27-2009 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 430605)
For example, I made homemade discos for the front out of adjustable hitch pins and hitch pin clips. :wavey:

A requirement of this thread should be pics !!!

dooder 08-27-2009 07:22 PM

some of the best ideas i get are from going to junk yards and just looking around. parts are dirt cheap so if it doesnt work i dont mind modifying to make them work. it also helps to have or use the creativity you have. also helps to know what you plan on accomplishing when done. is it a true offroader, a weekender or occasional. i stripped mine down to two seats, no carpet, started lining tub, added cb, no radio, added tow hooks, need a rear hitch, have a hilift, have straps, bungies ...i want brighter lighting and maybe rear facing fog. my plans are for a hardcore weekender but fully streetable.

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 09:33 AM

hey guys, sorry im at work so i wasnt able to get pics of my own discos, but heres a pic thats exactly like mine
http://www.4x4xplor.com/images/home-discos/disco02.jpg

and here are all the parts you need for it
http://www.4x4xplor.com/images/home-...discoparts.jpg

and all you have to do is replace the bolt at the bottom of your sway bar links with the pin. it cost me under 10 dollars :)

89PBR96 08-28-2009 11:47 AM

Dude you just helped me out with those I was just unbolting mine every time my XJ had the 100 dollar kit and I was not spending that again for my YJ Thanks alot man

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 12:50 PM

no problem... the article i read said to just keep an eye on them cuz i guess after time the head of the pin will eventually wear away and get thin...but this happened like a year after the guy put them on. so when it wears away go spend another 5 dollars and make a new set :punk:

RAGMAN 08-28-2009 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 431081)
no problem... the article i read said to just keep an eye on them cuz i guess after time the head of the pin will eventually wear away and get thin...but this happened like a year after the guy put them on. so when it wears away go spend another 5 dollars and make a new set :punk:


Cons, where did you get the hardware at? what is that type of pin called the one with the holes in it.. and what size and grade (if you have this info)

thanks

sweet mod..

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 01:19 PM

i got the stuff from truevalue. u can probably find it at any hardware store. i believe when i bought the pin it was labeled as an adjustable hitch pin. and they are 7/16." they only had one kinda pin like this so i dunno if they make more than one grade or not. here is the link that i found that gave me the idea.
Jeep Homemade Swaybar Disconnects

HamiltonLJ 08-28-2009 01:28 PM

I made a hand throttle from an old schwinn 10 speed shifter and a knob from a honda junk. Total cost $11

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...J/DSC02201.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...J/DSC02203.jpg

4point 08-28-2009 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by HamiltonLJ (Post 431106)
I made a hand throttle from an old schwinn 10 speed shifter and a knob from a honda junk. Total cost $11

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...J/DSC02201.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...J/DSC02203.jpg

This one is nice. Good job. :punk:

Levinoss 08-28-2009 02:05 PM

What is the purpose of a handle throttle? Give it gas while you use your foot on the break?

kdukes4 08-28-2009 02:17 PM

wow those discos are awesome! i'll be adding that to the soon to do list!

Levinoss 08-28-2009 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by kdukes4 (Post 431129)
wow those discos are awesome! i'll be adding that to the soon to do list!

Make sure you make a few sets because if you use your jeep for daily driving they will ware down.

RAGMAN 08-28-2009 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 431101)
i got the stuff from truevalue. u can probably find it at any hardware store. i believe when i bought the pin it was labeled as an adjustable hitch pin. and they are 7/16." they only had one kinda pin like this so i dunno if they make more than one grade or not. here is the link that i found that gave me the idea.
Jeep Homemade Swaybar Disconnects


thanks Cons.. i appreciate the info.. the link has all the specs needed.

2 - 2.5x7/16 clevis pins
2 - cotter pins
4 - 7/16 grade 5 or better washers

HamiltonLJ 08-28-2009 03:23 PM

The hand throttle comes in handy for a few things! I use it on the rocks with one foot on the brake and the other bracing myself on the floor! I also use it when jump starting and when I get a winch I'll use it for that. With the wing nut I can lock it at what ever RPMs I want or loosen it so it just springs back. Plus it looks cool!

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 03:55 PM

the hand throttle looks good:appl:

looks to me like a soon to be mod :)

kdukes4 08-28-2009 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Levinoss (Post 431137)
Make sure you make a few sets because if you use your jeep for daily driving they will ware down.

just curious, which parts? the cotter or clevis pin?

Levinoss 08-28-2009 04:36 PM

All of it

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 04:41 PM

ya just keep an eye on it...ive had mine on for a few months now and havent had any issues and my jeep is also a DD

Levinoss 08-28-2009 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 431253)
ya just keep an eye on it...ive had mine on for a few months now and havent had any issues and my jeep is also a DD

My set went out after about 6 months and I noticed some clanking sounds. Crawled under and they were wore out. They are nice for stock jeeps but if you are going to pay money to lift it just get some real ones.

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 05:07 PM

ya mine is only lifted 2.5 inches and im on a tight budget so i figured this would work for the time being

Levinoss 08-28-2009 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 431272)
ya mine is only lifted 2.5 inches and im on a tight budget so i figured this would work for the time being

Temp they will be fine but I'd get some sooner or later.

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 05:18 PM

ya i plan on it...has anyone heard anything on this kind of disco?
AEV / Nth Degree NTH20521 - AEV / Nth Degree Lightning Rod™ Disconnect Kit for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited with 2-6" Lift - Quadratec

HamiltonLJ 08-28-2009 07:02 PM

I have the JKS quicker disconnects and I love them! Easy to use and comes with pins you screw to the frame to keep the swaybar up out of the way! JKS Manufacturing: Swaybar Components

Cons_Table 08-28-2009 09:13 PM

ya i have heard good things about the JKS discos

kdukes4 08-28-2009 11:48 PM

JKS.... those are what i plan to use if i decide to go with discos.

Vaultzz 01-28-2010 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HamiltonLJ (Post 431106)
I made a hand throttle from an old schwinn 10 speed shifter and a knob from a honda junk. Total cost $11

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...J/DSC02201.jpg
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...J/DSC02203.jpg

Looks like a good mod but I have one question, If thats an automatic then whats the use of a hand throttle?:confused:

ccain 01-28-2010 07:30 PM

HEY!!! Who are you callin' a Cheap Jeep Mod?! :bottom:


I'm EASY! Not cheap! :p

:wavey:

InfernoGirl 01-28-2010 08:34 PM

I'll have to get some pics tomorrow, but I made soft door window clip things. They work great and didn't cost much at all. Elastic cord, alligator clips, rings and adjustable cord thingies.... ;) Keeps windows open a small amount and keeps them from blowing out on the highway when they are open all the way.

KawiTJ 04-10-2010 10:56 PM

i paid i think 10 bucks for the pair... they'll probably burn out because its from harbor freight.. then ill get good ones lol


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