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post #2341 of 2831 Old 12-23-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Well, it looks like I am not the only one! That's good, at least I am not entirely crazy.

It does seem to be just poor design - however, with a damaged seatbelt an annoyance can easily change to a safety issue.

Ill take a peek at the whole seatbelt assembly. See what sort of ridiculous solution that I can come up with.



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post #2342 of 2831 Old 12-23-2013, 09:37 AM
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Same here on the seat belts.both sides.seems to have started after they got wet I think? Maybe the retractor is sticky?
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post #2343 of 2831 Old 12-23-2013, 03:02 PM
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Solution for you, take the doors off. Ain't nobody got time for doors.

Solution 2. Put in new seats that can use 4 point harness, use harness from now on.

Hope that helps.

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post #2344 of 2831 Old 12-23-2013, 07:30 PM
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All right Kate, getting ready to make the Chocolate Cream Pumpkin pie tomorrow, any last minute tips or suggestions?

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post #2345 of 2831 Old 12-24-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Same here on the seat belts.both sides.seems to have started after they got wet I think? Maybe the retractor is sticky?
That could be... I never noticed the issue when she was new to me

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Solution for you, take the doors off. Ain't nobody got time for doors.

Solution 2. Put in new seats that can use 4 point harness, use harness from now on.

Hope that helps.
1) doors are off when its warm out. I love my jeep but frequent hour long trips on the highway are just unpleasant in new england winters.

2) oh yes. Sweet suspension seats are on the "do really want" list

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All right Kate, getting ready to make the Chocolate Cream Pumpkin pie tomorrow, any last minute tips or suggestions?
My goodness. I hope you enjoy. The only thing I suggest is pile on that fresh whipped cream. Like - twice the thickness of the pie. Everybody likes fresh whipped cream.


In other news - I caught the fine print on the new Cherokee commercial. Said *do not attempt to ford water unless you know it to be less than 20 inches*. I laughed. A lot.... quietly to myself.


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post #2346 of 2831 Old 12-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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Bwahahaha!!!
One of the last runs I went on I had water over my front fenders. It made me a bit nervous about sucking in some water but I wasn't going but about 2 miles an hour.
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Bwahahaha!!!
One of the last runs I went on I had water over my front fenders. It made me a bit nervous about sucking in some water but I wasn't going but about 2 miles an hour.
I had water over the hood twice this summer. Its terrifying - but the jeeps can certainly handle it if you time the bow wave right. Though... a snorkel is definitely on the "should probably, definitely get" list.

Someone's boyfriend got them a sweet set of PIAAs for Christmas!!!!! So freakin excited. Now the only question is where to mount sick fog lights.... the top of the grill hoop, sides of the bumper or up by the side mirrors....


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post #2348 of 2831 Old 12-25-2013, 10:41 PM
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I've got my pia's up by the mirrors, for night running trails or mountain roads they work really good up there. Mine were just too bright to use as fog lights down at bumper level.
I'm still looking for some good fog cutters for on my bumper.
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post #2349 of 2831 Old 12-26-2013, 01:37 AM
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The pie was really good, I highly recommend it! Burrrrrrp, excuse me!

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post #2350 of 2831 Old 12-26-2013, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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I've got my pia's up by the mirrors, for night running trails or mountain roads they work really good up there. Mine were just too bright to use as fog lights down at bumper level.
I'm still looking for some good fog cutters for on my bumper.
What were they too bright for? Regular road use?

I certainly don't want to blind anyone - but most of the time I encounter low visibility it is on low traveled roads so I am not too concerned about that.

Ideally- the PIAAs are to cut fog and stormy conditions and I am also going to get a set of white lights to wire in as highbeams.

I guess I will just have to play musical chairs with them to see where they best fit!

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The pie was really good, I highly recommend it! Burrrrrrp, excuse me!
Yay!!! I made someone happy! Im glad you enjoyed - wicked easy right? Definitely a good way to impress the in-laws!

I hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday. Anyone else get some sweet jeep stuff from Santa?


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You want to mount fogs as low as possible

I never make the same mistake twice - it's more like three or four times.
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You want to mount fogs as low as possible
Thats what I was originally thinking. Fogs on the sides of the Rokmen, brights on the top.


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My pia's are bright enough that the reflection from road signs is almost blinding lol. You definitely cannot use them around other drivers. I had them on the bumper on my cherokee and they worked ok for fog. I love them for driving in remote areas, I aim them for about 1/4 mile ahead of me. Best description is stupid bright.
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My pia's are bright enough that the reflection from road signs is almost blinding lol. You definitely cannot use them around other drivers. I had them on the bumper on my cherokee and they worked ok for fog. I love them for driving in remote areas, I aim them for about 1/4 mile ahead of me. Best description is stupid bright.
Ok - so definitely mount them low as hell. This is good - I like my things to be stupid efficient.

I now just need to get some sweet switches to start a mission control panel on my dash. So excited.


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Ok - I have spent my lunch break browsing and pondering and I have a dilema. What type of switch and where to hook up the lights and all other future accessories. Here are my current options:

A) Use the factory blanks. I dont think I will have a hardtop in the near future, so I can nix the rear wiper switch - leaving me with 3 factory blanks to work with. Pros: Minimal modification (read:frustration). Cons: Might not leave enough room for future upgrades

B) Buy a sweet expanded rocker switch panel. Pros: Will look nifty, and I can make the switches big, labeled and backlight. Cons: I would have to do away with the limited edition sticker. While I have done away with most of the Rubihara trademarks, I am not sure thats one I should mess with.

C) Use a heater vent panel. Pros: Also minimal modification, can use the two switch spot for fogs and highbeams; still keep factory blanks for future uses Cons: Not as awesome as other options.

D) Make custom toggle switches wherever the hell I want. Pros: Can fit many toggle switches in one spot. Can be put in blank spot, or really anywhere on the dash. (My boyfriend had to improvise an ignition relay on his work-in-progress and now there are toggle switches just below the odometer. Wont lie - looks pretty awesome). Cons: Harder to label and see in the dark.

E) Put a switch pod on the A pillar. Pros: Out of the way, minimal modification, still leaves plenty of space to use factory blanks if needed in the future. Cons: well... that is a place that tends to get pretty wet and muddy


I have lots of pondering to do...


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