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Unread 06-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Back-up sensor

I would like to add a back-up sensor to my 2011 2 door Wrangler---the type that warns the driver with an increasing frequency beep-beep alert when backing up. Can anyone recommend a make and model of such a unit. Thanks.
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Unread 06-25-2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Andy. I personally haven't ever used a backup sensor, but I've read good reviews on this:

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Unread 06-25-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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You would be much better served by a camera with the added benefit of making hooking up a trailer easier.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 08:12 PM   #4
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I'd like to add back up sensors to my TJ but wonder if the spare tire would set it off. Any thoughts on that?
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Unread 12-21-2011, 05:40 AM   #5
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All of my vehicles have come with back-up sensor systems that have worked well when used properly.

Eyes, mirrors, and driver head swivel device (neck).

I can understand electronic back-up systems/cameras on large vehicles such as those Grayhound bus sized motor homes, but why do you need one on a vehicle as small as a two door Wrangler?
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Unread 12-21-2011, 09:36 AM   #6
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All of my vehicles have come with back-up sensor systems that have worked well when used properly.

Eyes, mirrors, and driver head swivel device (neck).

I can understand electronic back-up systems/cameras on large vehicles such as those Grayhound bus sized motor homes, but why do you need one on a vehicle as small as a two door Wrangler?
Yeah, I thought the same way till that young gal pulled her mommy's little Lexus right up underneath my swing away with 35", gas cans, and cargo rack. Let's just say that mommy's little Lexus was never quite the same. I put in a backup camera a few days later...works great!
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Unread 12-22-2011, 03:04 AM   #7
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All of my vehicles have come with back-up sensor systems that have worked well when used properly.

Eyes, mirrors, and driver head swivel device (neck).

I can understand electronic back-up systems/cameras on large vehicles such as those Grayhound bus sized motor homes, but why do you need one on a vehicle as small as a two door Wrangler?
I can understand why people would question this but for me, with it getting dark earlier, tinted windows, highback seat, coats, not being as vigilant as I should be (everytime) when using my head swivel device, its a feature I'd like to have.
Not to be morbid or over the top, but the real push for one is with a friend of a friend. Instead of it being mommy's little Lexus, it was mommy's little baby. She killed her baby. I'm a little freaked out. It's obvious how this could have been avoided but mommy's human as we all are and it was a trajic accident. Trajic accidents can happen to ANYBODY.
I know I'm not going to be as vigilant as I should be everytime because I too am a human and this would be a nice feature to have. My wife has one on her minivan and I really like it. My concern is wether or not the sensors would pick up the spare tire that hangs over the rear bumper by ten inches.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 02:55 PM   #8
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Back-up Sensors

I'm with you on the utility of back-up sensors. They just might keep you from killing a child or backing into some low-profile obstacle that will cost you money in repairs/parts. I am installing back-up sensors right now on my 2012 JK Unlimited. The 4 sensors are temporarily attached while I figure out where they will best perform. So far I have found the they need to be 25" off the ground to avoid ground-clutter "beeps" and the two interior sensors must be 18" either side of center to avoid the profile of the spare tire. The 2 outside sensors are on the bumper corners. So far so good...
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Unread 10-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #9
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The camera kits are cheap and easy to install. I did one on a van. camera mounted in the license frame.
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