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Unread 03-08-2013, 11:35 PM   #91
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looks great. clean also

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Unread 03-09-2013, 06:41 AM   #92
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Thanks man, I followed Stu-Olsen's write up on his site and also this one too http://dailydriventj.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=674 . It was easier than I thought, I just took my time and marked out where I was going to cut. I used a dremel tool for the cuts and used a hand file to clean up the edges and to fine tune the cuts so the parts fit in place.

Next step is to start the wiring process... That should be fun. I mounted the Backup lights last night as well, no pics of those. Still have to figure out where im going to run the wires for that too. Ill probably mount the rock lights next week and finish up that part of the wiring as well.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 10:43 AM   #93
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I also added a additional fuse panel for the fog/windshield lights, cb radio and has enough places for future mods ie winch and possibly on-board in the future.
Im surprised you didn't use any of the spare fuse banks you have in your stock panel. Normally you have at least 3-4 or more to play with.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #94
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Im surprised you didn't use any of the spare fuse banks you have in your stock panel. Normally you have at least 3-4 or more to play with.
Yeah I thought about it but I wanted something else instead of clogging up my panel as well as having the ability to add on more when the time comes.
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Unread 03-11-2013, 10:23 PM   #95
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Wired up my switches today, jumped all the grounds together and the illumination lights. Still have to do some wiring on the jeep before they are ready to be installed but its getting there!

Also just got my heater in the garage working again! now I won't have to wear a jacket and hat when im in there working!
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Unread 03-12-2013, 06:51 AM   #96
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Curious....the bezel you modded for your Jeep....is it different on earlier TJ's than the late model ones? I have an 05' and an 06', my bezel has accomodations for 4 switches........
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Unread 03-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #97
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Curious....the bezel you modded for your Jeep....is it different on earlier TJ's than the late model ones? I have an 05' and an 06', my bezel has accomodations for 4 switches........

Yeah I think they changed it in 2003 and up models.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #98
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Did a little more soldering on my switches, im not quite finished yet. Instead my buddies racecar showed up and we started working on that. Its a clay track car that he races up at Legion Speedway in Rumney, NH. Actually 2 out of the 3 guys in the pictures have cars, this is only one of them at the moment. Still have to have a place for my jeep!



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Unread 03-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #99
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So i got my switches finally wired to my liking. I wired all the 12V power wires to one harness and all the "outs" to another harness. That way in case I ever need to change out switches, the panel can come off quickly using the harness vs. unplugging all the wires individually.

I also just ordered 7" wide Rugged Ridge fender flares. They were $112 shipped without the hardware. My buddy works down at a local parts store so its easy enough for me to run down and get what I need for a few bucks instead of spending another $50 for a package of the same thing. That's one thing off my list for state inspection.

Ill add pics to this tomorrow.
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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #100
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So i got my switches finally wired to my liking. I wired all the 12V power wires to one harness and all the "outs" to another harness. That way in case I ever need to change out switches, the panel can come off quickly using the harness vs. unplugging all the wires individually.

I also just ordered 7" wide Rugged Ridge fender flares. They were $112 shipped without the hardware. My buddy works down at a local parts store so its easy enough for me to run down and get what I need for a few bucks instead of spending another $50 for a package of the same thing. That's one thing off my list for state inspection.

Ill add pics to this tomorrow.
how much backspacing do your wheels have?
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Unread 03-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #101
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how much backspacing do your wheels have?
im thinking its 3.75", you think i should get some spacers if im going with these flares?
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Unread 03-15-2013, 12:02 AM   #102
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I also just ordered 7" wide Rugged Ridge fender flares. They were $112 shipped without the hardware. My buddy works down at a local parts store so its easy enough for me to run down and get what I need for a few bucks instead of spending another $50 for a package of the same thing. That's one thing off my list for state inspection.

Ill add pics to this tomorrow.

well I just got an email from amazon saying my card declined the purchase... So that was a bust. I cancelled the order and will check with the bank later today to see whats up. I did recently have some fraud on my account but that got resolved and I got a new card.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 03:58 AM   #103
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i think i have 3.75 backspacing with 31x10.5 tires and 6" flares. the tires are covered but when i go to 33x12.5 tires i dont want to get 7" flares.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #104
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i think i have 3.75 backspacing with 31x10.5 tires and 6" flares. the tires are covered but when i go to 33x12.5 tires i dont want to get 7" flares.
Unless there is a specific brand/model tire your going for Id highly recommend sticking with a 10.5" wide tire. 10.5's have countless advantages over 12.5's.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #105
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Unless there is a specific brand/model tire your going for Id highly recommend sticking with a 10.5" wide tire. 10.5's have countless advantages over 12.5's.
ive heard that before. can you tell me why? Holm-z what do you think?
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