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post #76 of 129 Old 04-21-2013, 10:16 PM
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I like the teeth on the grill, I've never seen that done before.
i had never seen the teeth either.. and im not a huge fan of chrome... plus i like the unique little things

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post #77 of 129 Old 06-17-2013, 04:14 PM
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post #78 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 01:57 AM
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Been 5 months....nothing new??? BUMP

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post #79 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:26 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Steering box brace
::::::: Why Worth It: Stronger bracing for your steering box
::::::: Cost: $10
::::::: Where to buy: scrap yard
::::::: Time required: 3 hours
::::::: Difficulty: Moderate
::::::: DIY: 4/10


Kinda crummy pics
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post #80 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:32 AM
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post #81 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:33 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Fender trim
::::::: Why Worth It: Looks way cleaner than a ****ty, rough cut. Hides the sharp fender edge
::::::: Cost: Cheap. under 20$
::::::: Where to buy: Home Depot, Hardware stores, garden stores
::::::: Time required: 1-2hrs
::::::: Difficulty: Easy
::::::: DIY: 2/10
I got some top "cap" stripping that is meant to go on top of metal yard edging. Like next to wood chip areas and stuff. It fit really tight on the newly trimmed fender. Holds great!
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post #82 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:39 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: DIY Hood vents
::::::: Why Worth It: They get rid of heat and look badass
::::::: Cost: 5-50$
::::::: Where to buy: junkyard/online
::::::: Time required:3-5 hours
::::::: Difficulty: moderate
::::::: DIY: 5/10
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I picked mine up from a junkyard. They are out of a mid 70's nissan 300Z. Cost me like $6.
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post #83 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:50 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: Durango airhat
::::::: Why Worth It: Helps the 'ol girl breathe a bit better
::::::: Cost: 10-30$
::::::: Where to buy: junkyard/online
::::::: Time required:2-3 hours
::::::: Difficulty: easy
::::::: DIY: 2/10
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You have to trim out the hood a bit to make it fit, its quite a bit taller than the stock hat. There is a good write up on here about it by Polka, I believe.
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post #84 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:55 AM
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::::::: Mod Name: A-pillar light mounts
::::::: Why Worth It: New light mounts that dont get hit all the time because they are on top of your rig.
::::::: Cost: 5-15$
::::::: Where to buy: your shop
::::::: Time required:3-5 hours
::::::: Difficulty: easy/moderate
::::::: DIY: 3/10
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They are pretty self explanatory. You could mount them elsewhere and/or make them different but the idea is there.
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post #85 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 02:56 AM
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Fin.

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post #86 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 11:12 AM
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There ya go:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/cupholders-1376387/

Less than 10 bucks and 20 minutes of time. Now I can carry an extra beer or two......
This actually worked so well, I transferred it into my 98 after wrecking my 97.

I'm looking into doing the dash light mod, but into blue.

Retreat? Hell, we just got here......
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post #87 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 01:27 PM
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Is there a brake mod, ie swapping calipers from another vehicle? i could have sworn i saw something about that somewhere on this forum, but my search shows nothing

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post #88 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 01:35 PM
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Is there a brake mod, ie swapping calipers from another vehicle? i could have sworn i saw something about that somewhere on this forum, but my search shows nothing
I am also looking into this.

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post #89 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 03:04 PM
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Is there a brake mod, ie swapping calipers from another vehicle? i could have sworn i saw something about that somewhere on this forum, but my search shows nothing
WJ Calipers...but that's a big upgrade and pricey.

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post #90 of 129 Old 11-26-2013, 05:22 PM
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Is there a brake mod, ie swapping calipers from another vehicle? i could have sworn i saw something about that somewhere on this forum, but my search shows nothing
Best thing you can do for ZJ brakes is to get them working correctly. It's not a "cheap" mod but making sure the front calipers are able to slide correctly will completely change how your Jeep feels while braking. Many of our Jeeps over time dig craters into the knuckle where the pads slide and need to be filled in with weld in order to use the brakes to their full potential. Another common thing is on the rear if you have drums, the cable that adjusts the shoes gets stretched overtime and no longer adjust the brakes. Recently fixed both on mine and now it stops much better.

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