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Unread 12-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #1471
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Well, I put the 5.25 inch speakers up front today. My driver's side front was already blown, and the pass front was sounding horrid, so I moved them and put some 6.5's in the back. I didn't want to spend any money though on mounts so....

I took the old speakers and cut them out of the brackets: Finished on the left, stock on the right.


I used a 3-point mount for the speakers.


Everything fit great.


I used a black&decker rotary tool to do all the cutting. I know it's not as strong as 33's setup, but it will work fine for me. One word of advice - drill slowly, I actually cut the second one completely in half on the skinny side by drilling into it too fast.

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Unread 12-29-2008, 08:32 PM   #1472
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I did almost the same exact thing mounting the 5 1/4's up front...

Only I made them more like mounting tabs..bolted em to the speaker adn used the screw holes top n bottom.

Now I wanna mount a couple of tweeters to the tops of em..like the 7 speaker system has..

buy some cheap tweets and cap em...wire em inline...should be GTG..not superb quality...but good nuff for almost all stock and cheap in a Jeep!


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Well, I put the 5.25 inch speakers up front today. My driver's side front was already blown, and the pass front was sounding horrid, so I moved them and put some 6.5's in the back. I didn't want to spend any money though on mounts so....

I took the old speakers and cut them out of the brackets: Finished on the left, stock on the right.


I used a 3-point mount for the speakers.


Everything fit great.


I used a black&decker rotary tool to do all the cutting. I know it's not as strong as 33's setup, but it will work fine for me. One word of advice - drill slowly, I actually cut the second one completely in half on the skinny side by drilling into it too fast.
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Unread 12-30-2008, 08:58 AM   #1473
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I made a HD tie rod.

Here is the tie rod and the sleeve


First I cut the sleeve down to the same length as the tie rod. 34-1/2" I believe.

I notched the end so that the stock strap would fit snuggly in the end and I would still be able to tighten. This also made the OEM tie rod snug in the sleeve. I did this to both ends.


Next I marked a straight line from end to end of the sleeve and drilled holes every six inches.


I marked the tie rod through the holes and grinded the paint off. Then put the tie rod back into the sleeve, ready to weld. Welded the sleeve to the tie rod and fillled the holes. Then I cleaned the welds up.


Next I tacked the straps to the inner tierod.


Then prepped the bar for paint.


Last step is the paint.



And a few of it on the jeep.



Total cost: $0.00
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:35 PM   #1474
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nice cheap fix.... but done forget the tie rod ends are now a weaker link.get some spares to carry with you.
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Unread 12-30-2008, 01:56 PM   #1475
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I never leave home without spare parts
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Unread 12-30-2008, 08:32 PM   #1476
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Im going to test it out on some trees this weekend to see how strong it is. I covered it with por15 which says it wont chip but i knicked it with my ratchet and it is already missing some paint.
Trick is with POR-15 is let it get a nice coat of surface rust before you paint it. Holds better than doing the acid wash thing.
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Unread 12-30-2008, 09:47 PM   #1477
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i think they only came in 98-99 models...
Up to from 99 to 02 (i believe) it was standard. However, in 2003, it was standard for the airbag to be turned on whenever a passenger was in the seat. No need for the airbag to deploy if the passenger is not in the seat so it turns off.
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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:00 AM   #1478
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03-06 the switch was only available in vehicles without a rear seat as part of the standard package! Only a few 03-06 4banger sports without rear seating had the switch. The seating sensor for passengers was not utilized in the 03-06, and both bags deploy by default!

This is what the FSM says.
The passenger airbag on/off switch is standard equipment on all versions of this model that are equipped with the dual front airbag system, but are not equipped with a rear seat.
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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:19 AM   #1479
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I made a flashlight holder for my bad *** flashlight i got for Christmas :thumbs up:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22507066@N04/3153203080

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2250706...n/photostream/
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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:20 AM   #1480
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Has anybody ever built windsheild light mounts? If so could you post some pics?

I was told that you could just mount the light directly to the windshield by removing one of the torx bolts from the hinge and screwing it back in with the light bracket. This does work for sure but now my lights point to far off the sides and I can`t rotate them. Kind of pointless to light up the ditches. So I was hoping to built some sort of mounting brackets instead of purchasing a KC light mount.

Thanks
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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:20 AM   #1481
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I made a flashlight holder for my bad *** flashlight i got for christmas






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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:35 AM   #1482
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dunno how =(
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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:37 AM   #1483
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dunno how =(
nah i tried but the links didnt work, srry. maybe its your host? do you have a photobucket account? its free to make one if not
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Unread 12-31-2008, 12:41 AM   #1484
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here we go..



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Unread 12-31-2008, 07:12 AM   #1485
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Has anybody ever built windsheild light mounts? If so could you post some pics?

I was told that you could just mount the light directly to the windshield by removing one of the torx bolts from the hinge and screwing it back in with the light bracket. This does work for sure but now my lights point to far off the sides and I can`t rotate them. Kind of pointless to light up the ditches. So I was hoping to built some sort of mounting brackets instead of purchasing a KC light mount.

Thanks
I mounted mine the way you described. They do point slightly to the outside, but they don't leave a dark spot in the middle, so I left them that way. If they did leave a dark spot I planned to mount a piece of angle to the windshield the way the light is attached and then mount the light to it; that would give you adjustability both up and down and side to side.



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