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Old 07-31-2015, 07:36 PM   #10831
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I'm 5'10" and there's plenty of knee to steering space after the riser install. My left knee used to hit the pocket in the driver's door, but the risers have eliminated that by changing the angle of my left leg to a slightly taller seated position. My wife (passenger) also commented on the improved angle and ability to see over the hood.

I was concerned about the center arm rest being lower, but it actually feels normal after the risers. Same for the stock window seal on the doors.

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Old 07-31-2015, 07:38 PM   #10832
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Just cut some 1.5 x 1.5 inch square tubing and drill holes. Use factory bolts into the floor then a nut and bolt to secure the seat to the block! Cheap and easy!
That would work well. My kit came with one longer grade 8 bolt per seat and three grade 5's so it is a complete package.

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:32 PM   #10833
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I'm 5'10" and there's plenty of knee to steering space after the riser install. My left knee used to hit the pocket in the driver's door, but the risers have eliminated that by changing the angle of my left leg to a slightly taller seated position. My wife (passenger) also commented on the improved angle and ability to see over the hood.

I was concerned about the center arm rest being lower, but it actually feels normal after the risers. Same for the stock window seal on the doors.
I don't understand seat risers. I'm 5"9 and I can see over the hood perfectly, I couldn't imagine my head being any closer to the roof then it already is.
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Old 08-01-2015, 03:23 AM   #10834
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I don't understand seat risers. I'm 5"9 and I can see over the hood perfectly, I couldn't imagine my head being any closer to the roof then it already is.
To each his own, but I'm with you on this one.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:36 PM   #10835
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To each his own, but I'm with you on this one.
the 97-02 seats sit about 1-1.5in higher than the 03-06 seats
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:33 PM   #10836
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the 97-02 seats sit about 1-1.5in higher than the 03-06 seats
Ahhh...gotcha.
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:16 AM   #10837
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Yesterday, driving doorless on the interstate my mirrors started getting pushed by the wind and were completely useless after about a mile. These are the mirrors that I have Quadratec Exclusive 13111 0411 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Round Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. I can crank them down tighter, but, with the plastic thumbscrews I am afraid I will eventually break them.

Last night I drilled a 5/32" hole just outside where the base of the thumbscrew is, the hole went down into the part of the mirror that the thumbscrew goes into. I then dropped a cotter pin into the hole, took it out for a test drive, absolutely no movement and the thumbscrews are not nearly as tight. I later went to Menards and picked up a couple of stainless steel cap screws so I don't have to worry about rust.

Total cost $0.78 for 2 stainless steel screws.

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Old 08-07-2015, 05:07 PM   #10838
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Yesterday, driving doorless on the interstate my mirrors started getting pushed by the wind and were completely useless after about a mile. These are the mirrors that I have Quadratec Exclusive 13111 0411 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Round Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. I can crank them down tighter, but, with the plastic thumbscrews I am afraid I will eventually break them.

Last night I drilled a 5/32" hole just outside where the base of the thumbscrew is, the hole went down into the part of the mirror that the thumbscrew goes into. I then dropped a cotter pin into the hole, took it out for a test drive, absolutely no movement and the thumbscrews are not nearly as tight. I later went to Menards and picked up a couple of stainless steel cap screws so I don't have to worry about rust.

Total cost $0.78 for 2 stainless steel screws.


If you hit something will it swing away or do damage?
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:57 PM   #10839
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Yesterday, driving doorless on the interstate my mirrors started getting pushed by the wind and were completely useless after about a mile. These are the mirrors that I have Quadratec Exclusive 13111 0411 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Round Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. I can crank them down tighter, but, with the plastic thumbscrews I am afraid I will eventually break them.

Last night I drilled a 5/32" hole just outside where the base of the thumbscrew is, the hole went down into the part of the mirror that the thumbscrew goes into. I then dropped a cotter pin into the hole, took it out for a test drive, absolutely no movement and the thumbscrews are not nearly as tight. I later went to Menards and picked up a couple of stainless steel cap screws so I don't have to worry about rust.

Total cost $0.78 for 2 stainless steel screws.

I have those same ones. I just cracked on them. No issues. I've hit 90 mph no issues.
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:09 PM   #10840
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Yesterday, driving doorless on the interstate my mirrors started getting pushed by the wind and were completely useless after about a mile. These are the mirrors that I have Quadratec Exclusive 13111 0411 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Round Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. I can crank them down tighter, but, with the plastic thumbscrews I am afraid I will eventually break them. Last night I drilled a 5/32" hole just outside where the base of the thumbscrew is, the hole went down into the part of the mirror that the thumbscrew goes into. I then dropped a cotter pin into the hole, took it out for a test drive, absolutely no movement and the thumbscrews are not nearly as tight. I later went to Menards and picked up a couple of stainless steel cap screws so I don't have to worry about rust. Total cost $0.78 for 2 stainless steel screws.
Have the same mirrors. When I cranked them down hard enough where they wouldn't move, it was darn near impossible to remove. Was about to abandon them for another kind.

So I glued a flat washer on top of the piece that fits into the bracket. It helps take up the extra room and allows the screw to pass through the middle, as usual. Less effort to tighten, less effort to remove, and they stay in place with highway winds.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:32 PM   #10841
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I just use these and leave them on when the doors are on. $8 for two:



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Old 08-08-2015, 11:11 AM   #10842
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I'm using a left side Harley long-stem mirror as suggested on this thread and others on the forum on the driver side. My only concern is that it seems to be mashing the hinge pin insert out of shape. Maybe if I add a washer above the hinge it will help.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:27 PM   #10843
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Hadn't really thought of that, but, given the size of the screw I used, I am betting it would act like a shear pin. Granted it will probably be tough to get out.

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Old 08-09-2015, 06:24 PM   #10844
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I use them as my full time mirrors. I mounted them up higher then what the directions said.
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Old 08-10-2015, 05:30 PM   #10845
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Question Where do I buy accessories if not at the dealer??

I am a new Jeep Wrangler (2015 Sport) owner looking for advice on where to purchase parts and accessories and who to pay to install them?! I want to buy KC lights and break light guards. The Jeep dealership quoted me $600 for parts and $700 for labor. That seems astronomically expensive, so I wondered what other Jeep Wrangler owners do...

Thanks for your advice!!
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:44 PM   #10846
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I am a new Jeep Wrangler (2015 Sport) owner looking for advice on where to purchase parts and accessories and who to pay to install them?! I want to buy KC lights and break light guards. The Jeep dealership quoted me $600 for parts and $700 for labor. That seems astronomically expensive, so I wondered what other Jeep Wrangler owners do...

Thanks for your advice!!
I think you'll have better luck starting a thread in the JK area. There are lots of places to find accessories, including the vendor sections of these forums. Others include Quadratec, 4wd Hardware, ebay, etc. This is a TJ thread. Good luck!
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:55 PM   #10847
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That's stupid, they just don't want to do that type of work. That would piss me off if I had just purchased a Jeep from them. Go somewhere else or do it yourself. If you don't feel you could do it surely you have a friend that would help. Congrats of your new Jeep.
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Old 08-15-2015, 07:48 PM   #10848
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I am a new Jeep Wrangler (2015 Sport) owner looking for advice on where to purchase parts and accessories and who to pay to install them?! I want to buy KC lights and break light guards. The Jeep dealership quoted me $600 for parts and $700 for labor. That seems astronomically expensive, so I wondered what other Jeep Wrangler owners do...

Thanks for your advice!!
for the parts, shop around. There are lots of places and everyone will have their own opinion on which place is best.

As for installation... Install them yourself. That is one of the many things that Jeep stands for, the DIY train of thought. Lights and light guards are easy and by doing it yourself, you will have the pride in your work which will just add to the value you place in your Jeep.
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:41 PM   #10849
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After over thinking a foot rest peg all summer, today at farm fleet I saw this square U bolt and I got it done the cheap & easy way.
At $1.29, this is probably the biggest bang for my buck mod I've done so far...
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Smart thinking. Nice work.
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Keep leaving Jeep parked with phone chargers in it, I have had 2 taken so far, I know, my fault.

Wired one of these into the back of the switched accessory port below the climate control. Ran the wires up behind the climate control and stereo and through the defroster vent. When not in use the wire lays between the window and dash, out of sight. Long enough I can hold the phone for GPS while driving.

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I'm 5'10" and there's plenty of knee to steering space after the riser install. My left knee used to hit the pocket in the driver's door, but the risers have eliminated that by changing the angle of my left leg to a slightly taller seated position. My wife (passenger) also commented on the improved angle and ability to see over the hood.

I was concerned about the center arm rest being lower, but it actually feels normal after the risers. Same for the stock window seal on the doors.
Yup I am 5 10 also.... We love our risers... best cheap mod I have made also
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Yesterday, driving doorless on the interstate my mirrors started getting pushed by the wind and were completely useless after about a mile. These are the mirrors that I have Quadratec Exclusive 13111 0411 - Quadratec Quick Release Mirror Movers with Round Head for 97-15 Jeep® Wrangler TJ, Unlimited, Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec. I can crank them down tighter, but, with the plastic thumbscrews I am afraid I will eventually break them.

Last night I drilled a 5/32" hole just outside where the base of the thumbscrew is, the hole went down into the part of the mirror that the thumbscrew goes into. I then dropped a cotter pin into the hole, took it out for a test drive, absolutely no movement and the thumbscrews are not nearly as tight. I later went to Menards and picked up a couple of stainless steel cap screws so I don't have to worry about rust.

Total cost $0.78 for 2 stainless steel screws.

I have some nice stainless 2-56 screws I will use as a sear pin... Thanks, This is a problem with the mirrors...
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Where did you find some for $30? Or did you just do the drivers seat? Looking to do both front seats for cheap.
spend a few dollars, and get something made for this.
http://www.amazon.com/Jeep-Wrangler-...=tj+seat+riser

I have had an 05 and an 06, and the seats need a lift for me at 5'7". I understand the 04 and older are already higher.
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spend a few dollars, and get something made for this. http://www.amazon.com/Jeep-Wrangler-...=tj+seat+riser I have had an 05 and an 06, and the seats need a lift for me at 5'7". I understand the 04 and older are already higher.
rubber seat risers like that act as shock absorbers a little also
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rubber seat risers like that act as shock absorbers a little also
I have an 04, is this true that the 04 and below are higher? Has anyone used these on an 04 and below? The ones here are not rubber.
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All red led interior conversion. I'll take pix with the dome lights when it gets dark enough.
Do you still happen to have the photos and info on those dash lights? I wouldn't mind going yellow with mine.
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I have an 04, is this true that the 04 and below are higher? Has anyone used these on an 04 and below? The ones here are not rubber.
my 04 is as low as an 05 or 06. It was either 03 or 04 when the switched to new seats. If it fold and tumbles forward with a lever on the side at the top of the seat its the low seat, it the fold and tumble is a strap on the side its the higher seat.

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