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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #8581
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how does it work if you have auto trans, do aftermarket shift knobs have a push button like the original does?
I've only taken mine off to get the center console out. I replaced it with the same factory shift handle. I don't know how an aftermarket handle would be integrated with it. I'd imagine it'd be pretty similar. I just don't know how it would connect. Ours has a couple slots in it so it only fits one way then it clips on when you push down on it. If you're afraid of breaking yours, practice in a junk yard first. That's what I did. I went to a ZJ they just got in and pulled like hell on the handle. It works best if the Jeep is in 1 or 2. Having it in park will make it damn near impossible to get it off. Watch your face while you're pulling it because when it breaks free, it breaks free. I punched the roof of the ZJ in the junk yard when I tried it.

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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #8582
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I've only taken mine off to get the center console out. I replaced it with the same factory shift handle. I don't know how an aftermarket handle would be integrated with it. I'd imagine it'd be pretty similar. I just don't know how it would connect. Ours has a couple slots in it so it only fits one way then it clips on when you push down on it. If you're afraid of breaking yours, practice in a junk yard first. That's what I did. I went to a ZJ they just got in and pulled like hell on the handle. It works best if the Jeep is in 1 or 2. Having it in park will make it damn near impossible to get it off. Watch your face while you're pulling it because when it breaks free, it breaks free. I punched the roof of the ZJ in the junk yard when I tried it.
i will try that. im just so afraid of ripping out the whole shifter... ill wait on it till i find a sweet knob
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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #8583
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Bought one today, rainx ed the the windows and bought some new supports for the lift gate.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 07:50 PM   #8584
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i will try that. im just so afraid of ripping out the whole shifter... ill wait on it till i find a sweet knob
Just be careful you don't break your wind shield pulling it off. I read a post where that happened to somebody.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #8585
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5 days of cleaning and polishing my Niner of a fun get together car show that the local 4x4 club was part of and my jeep was about avenger in cleanliness compared to theirs.
What it was lacking compared to theirs where nice LED lights, LED light bar, and gadgets inside.
Well I guess it's time to take it out and get it dirty again.



One of the members has a Niner with 70,000 miles on it. It was headed to the junkyard and he got it for free from a friend. He planed on parting it out but it has just sat there for years, I'm going to check it out.
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Unread 02-25-2012, 08:33 PM   #8586
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that is dead sexy
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it bolted right up, except one bolt but i didn't need it anyway
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:24 PM   #8587
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Ripped my guard off the mounts nose diving into a puddle



Cameleer it looks like you have the same guard as me. When you get a chance do you think you could take a photo of the mounts for yours cause I'm not sure of the brand of mine but I wanna order new mounts. If you have the same guard you could tell me the brand so I could try to find new mounts. Thanks man
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #8588
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5 days of cleaning and polishing my Niner of a fun get together car show that the local 4x4 club was part of and my jeep was about avenger in cleanliness compared to theirs.
What it was lacking compared to theirs where nice LED lights, LED light bar, and gadgets inside.
Well I guess it's time to take it out and get it dirty again.

One of the members has a Niner with 70,000 miles on it. It was headed to the junkyard and he got it for free from a friend. He planed on parting it out but it has just sat there for years, I'm going to check it out.
What roofbasket do you own there and what mounts are holding the shovel?
Sweet 9ner btw
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #8589
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Ripped my guard off the mounts nose diving into a puddle

Cameleer it looks like you have the same guard as me. When you get a chance do you think you could take a photo of the mounts for yours cause I'm not sure of the brand of mine but I wanna order new mounts. If you have the same guard you could tell me the brand so I could try to find new mounts. Thanks man
Here's one of the mounts, I welded in the small extra support piece going up from between the 2 bold holes. A little modification was also done here to angle the grille guard further away from the hood and grille. You can also see how the tow hook bracket bolts into it making it stronger.



There's also 2 pieces that go under the grille and bolts down behind it. Sorry you can't seem them here.




The Roof Rack is made by KOR - Kevin Off Road
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #8590
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Here's one of the mounts, I welded in the small extra support piece going up from between the 2 bold holes. You can also see how the tow hook bracket bolts into it making it stronger. A little modification was also done here to angle the grille guard further away from the hood and grille.

There's also 2 pieces that go under the grille and bolts down behind it. Sorry you can't seem them here.

The Roof Rack is made by KOR - Kevin Off Road
Identical mounts sir, thank you so much! Can you tell me the brand?
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #8591
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Identical mounts sir, thank you so much! Can you tell me the brand?
Take a look at the lower photo! WAAG
It's a waag grille guard
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Unread 02-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #8592
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Take a look at the lower photo! WAAG
It's a waag grille guard
It's a subtle detail, and I'm a subtle retard. Thanks though
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North Texas Grands:
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Unread 02-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #8593
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I also need mounts for my gaurd let me know if and where you find them
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Unread 02-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #8594
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just beat the **** out of it


http://youtu.be/Z_HoPQSaCCU

efail failed had to beat it to get it to work then i ripped the other rear upper control arm mount clear off, broke a rear flare, smashed the passenger fender in a little, busted the passenger mirror off, fried the Alternator, ripped off the the TC skid off blew a bead on 1 tire, picked up a roof rack. then got towed home all in all a great day "Honey Badger Wheelin"

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Unread 02-25-2012, 10:44 PM   #8595
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just beat the **** out of it


http://youtu.be/Z_HoPQSaCCU

efail failed had to beat it to get it to work then i ripped the other rear upper control arm mount clear off, broke a rear flare, smashed the passenger fender in a little, busted the passenger mirror off, fried the Alternator, ripped off the the TC skid off blew a bead on 1 tire, picked up a roof rack. then got towed home all in all a great day "Honey Badger Wheelin"

Holy crap hahahaha! Is there even a shock on that first pic? Nice job! Time to make it meatier.
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