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Old 11-20-2015, 01:21 PM   #10951
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$300+ dollar savings has me right there....
Have seen some LED hi/lo headlights on ebay for $188 that are 75w and are bright as all get out. Friend bought them so I have seen them in person too, that have me sold as well being they are 200 +/- less than truck lights too...

For some reason I cannot see spending $400+ on head lights.
I paid $330 free ship for a pair brand new. Just gotta look in the rights spots. I love my truck lites. Best $300 I've spent. Super bright. Nice clean cut off. And they look great for daytime appearance.

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Old 11-20-2015, 03:30 PM   #10952
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$300+ dollar savings has me right there.... Have seen some LED hi/lo headlights on ebay for $188 that are 75w and are bright as all get out. Friend bought them so I have seen them in person too, that have me sold as well being they are 200 +/- less than truck lights too... For some reason I cannot see spending $400+ on head lights.
personally I think my truck lights were the best money I spent on a something I use every day

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Old 11-20-2015, 08:54 PM   #10953
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personally I think my truck lights were the best money I spent on a something I use every day
I have Truck lights (2) on my Harley Ultra Classic and love them, they are what Harley calls passing lights, they were only about $300.
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I believe headlights are probably one of the most important mods out there, because if you can't see what's infront of you what's the point of driving. but I still can justify $350-400 on truck lites, just some clear lens's with hids would be a huge improvement over factory lighting.
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Old 11-22-2015, 01:09 AM   #10955
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I believe headlights are probably one of the most important mods out there, because if you can't see what's infront of you what's the point of driving. but I still can justify $350-400 on truck lites, just some clear lens's with hids would be a huge improvement over factory lighting.
Clear lenses with HIDs cause an immense amount of reflection, which blinds drivers no matter how low you aim them. I was unfortunately doing this to people for a little while before I swapped out my headlights and housings all together. It's better to save up, then spend a little extra and just get some decent headlights that don't burn the retinas of other drivers.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:46 PM   #10956
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I removed my spare tire and rear tire carrier in anticipation of my DirtWorx rear bumper that should arrive any month now (over three months since order). To keep me legal, I fabbed up a third brake light and bracket. I used a piece of 1" flat steel and drilled two holes to utilize the existing mounting holes, then welded a flat, 2" piece of metal to the flat steel to mount the cheapy $10 LED brake light (Pep Boys). I re-routed the existing wires through the top of the vent, sprayed the chrome bezel with black plasti-dip, and hooked everything up.

The light is very bright and made for a cheap and easy mod. I'll likely remount this to the new bumper if it ever shows up.



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Old 11-25-2015, 05:34 PM   #10957
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Axle Cart

Built this axle cart a few years ago with casters that lock the rolling and rotation. Also adjusted for different pinion locations and jacking points. Worked great and really cut down the time and effort with not only moving axles around but with install and removal.
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:54 PM   #10958
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Built this axle cart a few years ago with casters that lock the rolling and rotation. Also adjusted for different pinion locations and jacking points. Worked great and really cut down the time and effort with not only moving axles around but with install and removal.
That's pretty clever. I had my front and rear axles out of my XJ so many times and always wanted something like this. Nice job.
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:06 AM   #10959
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Decided to upgrade to LED headlights.

I know this has been done a zillion times. So here is how I did it. Bought a pair of JK headlights off craig's. Swapped out the H13 stock bulbs for some LED generation 5 lights bought off amazn. Needed to also buy a pair of H4 to H13 plug adapters for the swap.



Total cost for the JK lights, plug adapters, and the LED bulbs was $88. Such an improvement over the sealed beams! Passenger side has the old sealed beam, driver side has the new 20w LED.
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Update - Well, I had these headlights for a couple weeks. Wow, I really like the light output, ease of adjusting the headlights, and overall performance. They lights are very bright and easy to adjust so I don't get flashed by other drivers. No flickering or other issues. This mod qualifies as one of the best cheap and easy mods I have done.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:24 AM   #10960
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Update - Well, I had these headlights for a couple weeks. Wow, I really like the light output, ease of adjusting the headlights, and overall performance. They lights are very bright and easy to adjust so I don't get flashed by other drivers. No flickering or other issues. This mod qualifies as one of the best cheap and easy mods I have done.[/QUOTE]

Im still searching of craigs and junkyards for some cheap JK headlight assemblies. the LED and adapter are just sitting in my amazon cart.
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Old 12-05-2015, 02:02 PM   #10961
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[/QUOTE] Im still searching of craigs and junkyards for some cheap JK headlight assemblies. the LED and adapter are just sitting in my amazon cart. [/QUOTE] I might be able to help with that. PM me
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Old 12-06-2015, 08:23 PM   #10962
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Decided to upgrade to LED headlights.

I know this has been done a zillion times. So here is how I did it. Bought a pair of JK headlights off craig's. Swapped out the H13 stock bulbs for some LED generation 5 lights bought off amazn. Needed to also buy a pair of H4 to H13 plug adapters for the swap.



Total cost for the JK lights, plug adapters, and the LED bulbs was $88. Such an improvement over the sealed beams! Passenger side has the old sealed beam, driver side has the new 20w LED.

Update - Well, I had these headlights for a couple weeks. Wow, I really like the light output, ease of adjusting the headlights, and overall performance. They lights are very bright and easy to adjust so I don't get flashed by other drivers. No flickering or other issues. This mod qualifies as one of the best cheap and easy mods I have done.[/QUOTE]

Do you have the link to the bulbs you put in?
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:21 PM   #10963
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Update - Well, I had these headlights for a couple weeks. Wow, I really like the light output, ease of adjusting the headlights, and overall performance. They lights are very bright and easy to adjust so I don't get flashed by other drivers. No flickering or other issues. This mod qualifies as one of the best cheap and easy mods I have done.
Do you have the link to the bulbs you put in?[/QUOTE]

I just sent you a private message with the bulb information. Here'a a link to the bulbs.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:08 AM   #10964
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Thumbs up Ever wanted more luggage space for a soft-top Wrangler?

Hi everyone, I'm new and enjoying the great ideas being shared here, so here's one in return.

I needed more space to take luggage in a TJ for a family on holiday but didn't find any great options for a soft-top.

The solution was a custom made checkerplate aluminium toolbox mounted on a subframe that fits in to a Hayman Reese towbar. It sits neatly behind the spare wheel, locks very securely (including to the towbar) so it's safer than anything inside the vehicle, and is easily removed when it's time to have some fun with the Wrangler.

I've attached some photos of it in case the idea is useful to anyone.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:04 AM   #10965
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I just sent you a private message with the bulb information. Here'a a link to the bulbs.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00
Thanks for the link. I'm about to get some JK headlights from a friend that has upgraded to LED's.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #10966
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Hi everyone, I'm new and enjoying the great ideas being shared here, so here's one in return. I needed more space to take luggage in a TJ for a family on holiday but didn't find any great options for a soft-top. The solution was a custom made checkerplate aluminium toolbox mounted on a subframe that fits in to a Hayman Reese towbar. It sits neatly behind the spare wheel, locks very securely (including to the towbar) so it's safer than anything inside the vehicle, and is easily removed when it's time to have some fun with the Wrangler. I've attached some photos of it in case the idea is useful to anyone.
Pics please sounds like a great idea
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Old 12-08-2015, 09:08 PM   #10967
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I put a small led to be used as a clearance light on top of my CB antenna, doesn't mess with the SWR or anything.


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Old 12-10-2015, 11:15 AM   #10968
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93 explorer rack off a 2 door fits perfectly on a tj top. No cutting required. (Not bolted down yet in this picture)
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Old 12-10-2015, 01:14 PM   #10969
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93 explorer rack off a 2 door fits perfectly on a tj top. No cutting required. (Not bolted down yet in this picture)
I did that several years ago. I cut mine down a little.




I ran a piece of 1/4" flat steel from front to back on the inside instead of washers.



I use a roof basket with mine for camping gear, luggage and even the Christmas tree.

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Old 12-11-2015, 03:37 PM   #10970
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So I'm only 7800 posts into this and idk if it's been done. Someone asked if someone has a different way to mount your license plate so I thought of this.

Note the license plate isn't being lit up which is a no no. So I have to figure that out later. I cut some of the top off so I can open it. I keep my dirty tow rope in there and some grade 8 bolts from the junkyard
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Photo of trunk for a Wrangler, see Shanes.Wrangler's Jeep Profile :: Wrangler
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that's a big ass box
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:51 AM   #10973
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Be careful with those Craftsman lights, I am on my third one, they disappear really quick. They are great little lights for $6. I got tired of my interior lighting being useless and put These in:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...iglink20266-20

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A lot of us have Mag flashlights in our jeeps, but sometimes you need some light in a pinch.

I picked up an LED flashlight at Sears at the checkout, and used it around the house for a while until I realized that the base was magnetic. I then stuck it on the frame above the windshield next to the rear view mirror. Now I have quick access to a "search and rescue" light when I drop something in the floorboard.

Attachment 1986785

I had a second one, and I've been evaluating its effectiveness as a supplementary cabin light. I put it on the visor with the lights pointing upwards. With the hard top on, it casts a surprising amount of light over the front half of the cabin, where the dome light does a poor job of reaching.

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I imagine that with the top off in the summer that these may have a tendency to walk off on their own while I'm in a store shopping, so may hide them.
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Old 12-12-2015, 03:41 PM   #10974
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Made a cheap and easy trail table.


Used a 14 x 20 cookie sheet we had (don't tell my wife), and some para cord.


Made a couple notches for the para cord to attach to the table.


Attached the para cord to my roof rack.


And here is the finished trail table. Very simple, takes about a minute to setup, light weight, and is suprisingly stable and strong.
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Superbrightleds.com gauge cluster. Tri led's #74 wedge base. 5 for gauge cluster 3 for HVAC. The bulbs for the courtesy and dome lights are in the vid. For the shifter plate (auto only) I just painted the bulb with nail polish and pulled out the plastic tint strip from the bottom of the plate.

Search blue led on the tj section. It's the second thread that pops up. And the video on page 2 at the end I ordered the exact same bulbs.
Remember if they don't work take them out 180 them and put them back in.
when installing any LED that is in a fixture that doesn't prevent you from putting it in backwards it is important to connect the power correctly. The D in LED is for Diode and they only let electricity run in one direction. I would love to convert all my lights into LEDs including the headlights. The problem lies in the price, and the wife allowing me to spend the money!
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #10976
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Wife was throwing a Tupperware container for spaghetti away. I pick it up n using it to store zip ties. Also work was trowing some plastic stackable drawers away. Using them for tools instead of the tool bag i can't ever find what i need.
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So I did the Headlight switch that 99ER did. Used an h4-h13 adapter. Now my high beam indicator wont go off. Anyone have any ideas? I was hoping the JK headlights would give me more light then the TJ ones. I guess I will have to look at some other bulbs.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:35 PM   #10978
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If JK headlights where worth installing in a TJ, JK owners wouldn't get rid of them. JK owners don't like the stock headlight that's why they upgrade to something better.... Smh....
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:07 PM   #10979
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If JK headlights where worth installing in a TJ, JK owners wouldn't get rid of them. JK owners don't like the stock headlight that's why they upgrade to something better.... Smh....
the only advantage jk lights have is a clear lense
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the only advantage jk lights have is a clear lense
If that was a big enough advantage then JK owners would keep them. So, this goes back to what I originally said. If they where worth keeping. JK owners wouldn't swap them out for something better.

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