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Unread 02-22-2015, 10:13 PM   #1
TeeJayPee
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1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conway, AR
Posts: 22
Cure for TJ Crane Neck

Since owning my Jeep I've learned there are many issues to deal with when owning a TJ. One of the issues for anyone driving a TJ that is taller than four foot, is the crane necking at stoplights. I really hated looking like a gimp to see what color the stoplight was; so I came up with a solution that I could live with.

I bought 1.5 foot of 5/8in Acrylic rod that was cut in half lengthwise. acrylic-.5in-rod.jpg

I used some clear double sided tape and attached it to my window from the inside. Worked like a charm. You can see the red stoplights in the closeup of the acrylic rod. I was amazed at how well it actually worked. It is better in person than it appears in the photo. The photo is a semi-fisheye shot of a concave shaped rod.
final-close-up.jpg

Cheap easy fix, and now I have no more crane neck.

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Unread Yesterday, 09:33 PM   #2
cowstick
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2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Minneapolis, Mn
Posts: 138
Nice work! I just look at the reflection in my hood.
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