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Unread 03-17-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Frame Hole Plugs -Worth it ??

Are they worth it for 8 bucks ?

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Unread 03-17-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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theres a lot of holes in the frame, which ones are you specifically
talking about?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 08:36 PM   #3
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They sell four rubber plugs for they holes directly behind the wheel wells and other odd things .Some looks like it might work
http://stores.ebay.com/Upper-Bound_J...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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The only people those plugs work for are the people that sell them. They aren't really functional, they just hide those "embarassing frame holes"
How many people have looked at your frame and said "wow, some frame holes ya got there! I plugged mine with some ebay caps years ago"
That's eight bucks I'll keep in my wallet.
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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very true .I didnt know if they would hinder rust spreading to the inside ... snake oil anyone?
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:18 PM   #6
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FYI i made the mistake of buying these from the same ebayer...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Fol...8726QQtcZphoto

They 'look' great and work great until you have to remove them to take the doors off. better remember to screw them back in and not leave them sitting on your cowl or you'll get a mile down the road and see them fly right by you and bounce in the road. That's seven bucks I'll never get back.

Most of that stuff is just useless add ons
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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:29 PM   #7
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You gotta remember that they hold water and mud in as much as they keep it out. You might not want that, and I think the holes are there for a reason. Plus, there are many ways to enhance the true beauty of a Jeep! This ain't one of them!

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Unread 03-17-2008, 09:32 PM   #8
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You gotta remember that they hold water and mud in as much as they keep it out. You might not want that, and I think the holes are there for a reason. Plus, there are many ways to enhance the true beauty of a Jeep! This ain't one of them!

Cheers! M2
Very true. submerse the frame in any water and I'm sure it will leak past those plugs. But with them plugged, that water will never evaporate out.
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Unread 03-18-2008, 06:15 AM   #9
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I actually welded my holes up both inside and outside the frame. But, I started with a new frame, so rust shouldn't be in issue. There are 4 holes on the side, where the factory steps mount to, I also filled them in. I think I'm going to fill in the long slotted holes this weekend.
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I also think that they would hold water in as much as out, thus preventing evaporation. I have had mud inside my frame but I flushed most/all out.
A buddy filled his entire frame with expanding foam until it came out all the holes. It looked like a Play-Do Fun Factory until he shaved it off.

I do like that e-Bayer's hardtop knobs though. Might give those a try.

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Unread 03-18-2008, 09:32 AM   #11
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If you really want to plug yer holes up, Lowes or Home Depot sells 'em...pretty much any size you might need.....for pennies.
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I also think that they would hold water in as much as out, thus preventing evaporation. I have had mud inside my frame but I flushed most/all out.
A buddy filled his entire frame with expanding foam until it came out all the holes. It looked like a Play-Do Fun Factory until he shaved it off.

I do like that e-Bayer's hardtop knobs though. Might give those a try.

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expanding foam in the frame.... hm.


also, instead of hardtop knobs, use eyebolts. you can reuse the rectangle nuts and have extra tie-down spots.

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A buddy filled his entire frame with expanding foam until it came out all the holes.
Foam is porous, that would have the opposite and negative effect of what he was trying to accomplish because it will just hold water and fine dirt between the foam and the frame and not allow it to dry.
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Unread 03-18-2008, 12:35 PM   #14
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!st thing i did to my TJ was drill drain holes in the bottom rail of the main frame section and block those redicules holes off with aluminum tape.Ever see the amount of crap the rear tire throws into those holes? and it can't drain back out?IWhen we were looking at used TJ's last year i found quite a few with under 75k miles that had frame damage because nothing can drain out of the frame.The owners didn't even know it were shocked when i showed them the condition of the frame.The salt here in the NE is bad in winter.
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i,m still trying to get the dirt and crap out of my frame, there only seems to be one drain hole on the bottom of each frame rail. I,m going to try to use a pressure washer and see if that works.
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