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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #11041
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What front brush guard and round ''fog lights'' are those? OMG that is sooo nice

Itís a Waag grille guard, I donít believe they make this type anymore, these on eBay look about the same.
93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Black Brush Grille Guard

The off road lights on the grille guard are HID that I got from AutoZone for about $120 each.

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Unread 05-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #11042
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Itís a Waag grille guard, I donít believe they make this type anymore, these on eBay look about the same.
93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Black Brush Grille Guard

The off road lights on the grille guard are HID that I got from AutoZone for about $120 each.
hey Cameleer, "IF" someone wanted to buy your ZJ, and i KNOW youre not selling, how much would you say yes to. Just asking cause she is one sexy *****......
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Unread 05-06-2012, 10:29 PM   #11043
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Itís a Waag grille guard, I donít believe they make this type anymore, these on eBay look about the same.
93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Black Brush Grille Guard

The off road lights on the grille guard are HID that I got from AutoZone for about $120 each.
Does the brush guard affect the lighting in any way of the headlights? Is there still room to work on the front with the brush guard?

Any night shots with ALL lights on?

Can you still have front tow hooks with the brush guard?

Sorry for all the questions
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Unread 05-06-2012, 11:26 PM   #11044
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Does the brush guard affect the lighting in any way of the headlights? Is there still room to work on the front with the brush guard?

Any night shots with ALL lights on?

Can you still have front tow hooks with the brush guard?

Sorry for all the questions
Hereís a photo showing the grille guard and tow hooks. They use some common bolt holes which make it even stronger.


I donít notice any problem with the grille guard blocking the lights, although I do have new headlights with brighter blubs in them and I also leave my fog lights on to help.


I did some custom work to the grille guard making it stronger and also where it sits a little further out from the grille. I can remove my grille without having to remove the grille guard. Before I did this, it was almost touching the hood and grille.
Now it can take far more of an impact without damaging my jeep.


Some people along the 4x4 trail where guessing that I had $30,00 into my jeep, well not yet, but maybe by the end of the year after installing new heavy duty axles with Ox lockers and a built in front winch along with a few other things.
Problem is if I sold it I would have to start all over and build the same thing again.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:56 AM   #11045
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Wow. Simply amazing. I think you should sell me your brush guard
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Unread 05-07-2012, 08:13 AM   #11046
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Don't spend 4-500 on a brush guard that is a fancy light holder when you can get a real bumper for that or a little more. Kevin makes a light bar too.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:07 AM   #11047
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Don't spend 4-500 on a brush guard that is a fancy light holder when you can get a real bumper for that or a little more. Kevin makes a light bar too.
X2
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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #11048
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^x3. Btw midnight how did you mount your lights near the windshield like that?
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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:22 AM   #11049
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^x3. Btw midnight how did you mount your lights near the windshield like that?
J.B. weld
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #11050
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J.B. weld
Jb weld? The brackets use self tapping tech screws?
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #11051
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For those that asked, here are some pics (sorry for the crappy quality) of the Durango air hat mod:
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #11052
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Kind of butchered the hood huh? What did you use to cut it? A chap stick cap will plug that breather port on the air hat nice and snug.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:33 PM   #11053
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Yeah, I need to find a better cap for the port. For now, the tape seems to be working though. And yeah, I used aviation snips and pipe pliers (for bending things when done) for the hood modding... It got the job done, and my engine bay isn't exactly shiny anyway. The whole mod also cost me a whopping $19 ($5 for the air hat, $14 for the semi-ridgid dryer ducting, carriage bolt and hose clamps). I used the stock rubber connector thingies that sit inside the ends of the factory plastic intake tube to attach the ducting, as it didn't quite fit over the airbox and air hat.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #11054
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Don't spend 4-500 on a brush guard that is a fancy light holder when you can get a real bumper for that or a little more. Kevin makes a light bar too.
^^^^ x4... I had a brush guard once on another vehicle. The way they all mount is extremely weak and allows them to rotate towards the hood under stress. Hitting the smallest of saplings would be better without it, as when you hit just about anything the brush guard will damage the hood, fenders, lights, etc... no telling how far it will go. If you hit something without it, at least the damage stays contained to the area that came in contact with the obstacle.
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Unread 05-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #11055
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Yeah, I need to find a better cap for the port. For now, the tape seems to be working though. And yeah, I used aviation snips and pipe pliers (for bending things when done) for the hood modding... It got the job done, and my engine bay isn't exactly shiny anyway. The whole mod also cost me a whopping $19 ($5 for the air hat, $14 for the semi-ridgid dryer ducting, carriage bolt and hose clamps). I used the stock rubber connector thingies that sit inside the ends of the factory plastic intake tube to attach the ducting, as it didn't quite fit over the airbox and air hat.
Here's mine. I used a dremmel to cut the hole. I put the cap on later. I used tubing I got from pep boys. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/d...5-9-a-1315001/
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