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Unread 02-26-2005, 01:47 AM   #91
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take a sawzall and cut the crap out of your fenders to clear bigger tires with less lift!!

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Unread 02-26-2005, 10:15 AM   #92
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I think a better alternative to putting a small carabiner on the seat pull tabs is to go to a hardware store and get little screw pin D-rings. They usually have some that are the size of a keyring or a little bigger. Seems more Jeepish to me.
Thats a cool idea, that i would have never thought of, perhaps even those powdercoated bright orange ones would look really cool...
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Unread 02-28-2005, 12:39 AM   #93
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I got another TJ 3 switch bezel on ebay(cheap). I cut out my ash tray portion of my dash bezel and installed the 3 switch bezel next to my other 3 switch bezel(with a few mods) now its a 6 switch bezel. Pictures soon.
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Unread 03-12-2005, 12:22 AM   #94
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Painting the fender flares has made a huge difference on my Jeep, looks several years younger now. Also, the headlight bezels got painted while I was at it. I've taken out the rear seat and carpeting and use it to haul stuff here on the ranch. Makes the Jeep look more rugged. Also I took off the endcaps on both front and rear bumpers as well as the roll bar surrounds on the back half. It's all about personal preference in looks.
Did you paint them yourself? What kind of paint did you use?
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Unread 03-19-2005, 04:00 PM   #95
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Real cheap anti theft system

i did this with my jeep because i live in a big city and leave the doors and top off a lot. buy a properly rated switch (i used a toggle switch capable of handling up 20A) - cost ~ $5 CANADIAN... all you do is this:

- splice the cable from your battery's +ve terminal and run it through the firewall and to somewhere discreet and easy for you to toggle - james bond style!

- clamp and solder the switch in, and you're DONE!

total time: 30 minutes TOPS

as long as you don't care about your clock being off, it's great!
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Unread 03-24-2005, 05:29 PM   #96
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You do know that your battery is rated for hundreds of cranking amps, right? Switching your main battery positive cable through a cheap toggle switch is just asking for a fire one of these times you go to start your jeep. There's a reason they make battery disconnect switches just for the purpose.
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Unread 04-02-2005, 07:26 PM   #97
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why would you buy an unlimited in the first place??? they are sooo ugly.... un Jeepish
The unlimited rides much better with the wheelbase being just a little longer. It also comes with all the stuff most people end up doing to a jeep already done. I work for a jeep dealership in parts and have to admit that at first I thought they looked kinda funny. After riding to lunch a few times in one, I have to say it definately grows on you. IMO they ride more like a XJ than a traditional wrangler. My 2cents
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Unread 04-03-2005, 05:29 AM   #98
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Extend Short Shifter

My TJ has 4" lift and after installing a B&M shifter I found it uncomfortable at times to reach the shift knob. I solved this by purchasing a "coupling nut" at the local hardware store and installing between the rod and knob. The extra length really helps shifting when being tossed around on rough trails.
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Unread 04-04-2005, 08:43 AM   #99
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>infomercial voice< Tired of that saggin headliner??...Rip it the !@#$ out!!
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Unread 04-06-2005, 02:18 PM   #100
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speaker bar

Has anybody moved the original speaker bar to the front of the roll bar, over the driver's head?

if so, did you just rotate 180 degrees so there was minimum drilling or did you place it so it would be symmetric with the original layout?

just curious. you can get as anal as you want to about mods. some want to save time, others want the appearance that they care about their "beaters".
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Unread 04-07-2005, 07:40 AM   #101
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You can remove the third light above your spare. Check you local laws though. I removed mine, and it looks better.
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Unread 04-13-2005, 07:33 PM   #102
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I think a better alternative to putting a small carabiner on the seat pull tabs is to go to a hardware store and get little screw pin D-rings. They usually have some that are the size of a keyring or a little bigger. Seems more Jeepish to me.

I did the D-rings on mine - got them 2 for a buck at the local flea market - looks great! I will post pics later
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Unread 04-14-2005, 12:38 AM   #103
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Well...

Get a rooftop cage for $60 on ebay and put your spare tire ont top along with a shovel and a gas canister... looks good to me!

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...20050413233833
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Unread 04-14-2005, 08:16 AM   #104
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Get a rooftop cage for $60 on ebay and put your spare tire ont top along with a shovel and a gas canister... looks good to me!

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...20050413233833
gas mileage byebye. But i honestly do like that look
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Unread 04-16-2005, 11:43 PM   #105
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Try putting a bike rack up there
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