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post #16 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 07:59 AM
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they are for road salt


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post #17 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 08:08 AM
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they are for road salt
Yeah, great at catching it so you cant see it. Lol

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post #18 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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Lets be honest, what are those plastic side rails going to protect?

I wouldn't have been able to tell you


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post #19 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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I got out of my 12 o'clock class early today, so I had some time to mess with the Dark Knight before my 2 o'clock.

First thing I did was measure my fog light holes and looked for the wiring to be there. The holes were 4" + a little, so I'm assuming they fit 4" fogs. I did find a wire secured that may be the fog light wiring, but I couldn't tell if it led to anything. I took a picture under the drivers side of the bumper. Anyone know which wire this is? (Blue clip)



Then I decided to wipe down my chrome since its been a while from the last wash. I either like her waxy clean, or covered in mud. She was neither.



While I was doing it, I though that plastidipping the Grand Cherokee letter in the side chrome (but not the whole side chrome) would look pretty cool (not sure if black or blue). Has anyone tried this?




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post #20 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 12:15 PM
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I haven't seen anybody plasti dip just the letters but I have seen people get a stencil brush and paint them

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post #21 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 12:42 PM
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I got out of my 12 o'clock class early today, so I had some time to mess with the Dark Knight before my 2 o'clock.

First thing I did was measure my fog light holes and looked for the wiring to be there. The holes were 4" + a little, so I'm assuming they fit 4" fogs. I did find a wire secured that may be the fog light wiring, but I couldn't tell if it led to anything. I took a picture under the drivers side of the bumper. Anyone know which wire this is? (Blue clip)



Then I decided to wipe down my chrome since its been a while from the last wash. I either like her waxy clean, or covered in mud. She was neither.



While I was doing it, I though that plastidipping the Grand Cherokee letter in the side chrome (but not the whole side chrome) would look pretty cool (not sure if black or blue). Has anyone tried this?




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Armor_LG, the plug in the first picture is the plug for the fogs...but if you use that then you'll need to purchase a new turn signal switch with fog light controls, get the required relay and take it to the stealership to have them program it so the switch works. Programming costs roughly $120.
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post #22 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Can I just get a separate relay switch and run into the side compartment where the steel armadillo switch panel goes?


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post #23 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 02:09 PM
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Plus the fogs turn off when the hi-beams are engaged.

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post #24 of 155 Old 12-11-2015, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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I'll stick with new wiring and switch, just not use the wiring there.


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Installed blue interior LED's a few days ago. Pretty simple, and only took 30-40 minutes. But I accidentally pulled the first cover out the wrong way, and broke it. I should be able to make it work again.










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Driving around only my college campus for 3 weeks really affected my MPG, down to 14!

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post #28 of 155 Old 12-18-2015, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Added the WK letters tonight, gotta represent. Space under the WK is reserved for an ORT badge.




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post #29 of 155 Old 12-20-2015, 09:44 AM
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To go with what Sheepdog mentioned earlier about your plastic rails..
I did the same and just removed them, and bedlined the weld underneath. I think it looks a lot better, and the bedline will protect from corrosion a lot better than a cheap plastic skirt. It also makes your sides look a little higher, although it's hard to tell if any actual clearance is achieved. Gice it a try if you like!

(cut from my thread): Today i felt inspired by some other builds, and decided to remove the cheap and fading plastic side skirts, and bedline the rails underneath.
First step was to remove the existing plastic skirts. They were held on by plastic clips on the bottom side, and slid outwards.
Next i cleaned with simple green and sanded down with a 140 grit sanding sponge, and wiped all the dust off.
Then tape it all up, i gave it three coats with about 2 min between coats. I learned the hard way that when you tape lines with bedliner, you have to remove the tape before it dries, or else the rubberized paint will peel up with the tape and bubble.
And viola! Looks way better IMO. Won't fade or crack on rocks, allow the side frame to drain properly without holding leaves and mud and contributing to corrosion, and gives maybe .5" of additional clearance on the sides.
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post #30 of 155 Old 12-26-2015, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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To go with what Sheepdog mentioned earlier about your plastic rails..

I did the same and just removed them, and bedlined the weld underneath. I think it looks a lot better, and the bedline will protect from corrosion a lot better than a cheap plastic skirt. It also makes your sides look a little higher, although it's hard to tell if any actual clearance is achieved. Gice it a try if you like!



(cut from my thread): Today i felt inspired by some other builds, and decided to remove the cheap and fading plastic side skirts, and bedline the rails underneath.

First step was to remove the existing plastic skirts. They were held on by plastic clips on the bottom side, and slid outwards.

Next i cleaned with simple green and sanded down with a 140 grit sanding sponge, and wiped all the dust off.

Then tape it all up, i gave it three coats with about 2 min between coats. I learned the hard way that when you tape lines with bedliner, you have to remove the tape before it dries, or else the rubberized paint will peel up with the tape and bubble.

And viola! Looks way better IMO. Won't fade or crack on rocks, allow the side frame to drain properly without holding leaves and mud and contributing to corrosion, and gives maybe .5" of additional clearance on the sides.

What's the best way to remove the pins for this?


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