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Unread 04-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #151
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Hahaha....... or ever feel much of anything at all, right?

Happy Easter my man!
Right back at ya. We gotta meet up for some wheeling one of these days. I haven't seen a bunch of your newer mods yet.

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Unread 04-10-2009, 06:53 PM   #152
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I assume that tent was an option for libertys? any way to order one?
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Unread 04-10-2009, 06:58 PM   #153
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FYI... JK's are the first jeep basically not designed to fold down the windshield. Look at the windshield "hinges", It's a solid bracket with no hinge. Also, the windshields are curved. I have pics on my computer somewhere of a guy who "folded" down his windshield. It looked stupid and out of place because it's arched and you have to take the brackets completely off.

Besides, most people never fold down their windshield (I never have).
that might be the case but it's covered under warrenty if you fold down the windshield unlike the TJs and the YJs
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Unread 04-10-2009, 07:01 PM   #154
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did you upgrade your sound system with the mopar kicker? if so how does it sound?
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Unread 04-10-2009, 09:17 PM   #155
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WAY better. Much fuller sound and the way it mounts and removes is awesome.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 04:20 PM   #156
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Alrighty then...

Couple new mods in the works.

1. Going to install an alarm system. Should have the exact system figured out in a couple days, but will probably be this: http://www.c3autopageusa.com/whatisc3.html

2. In the process of designing a full skid with our performance shop. Would like to keep the weight down so will probably go with 1/4" steel.

3. Installing an AEV Nth Degree Diff skidplate https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ct_Code=NTH242

4. Installing a backup light. I've been looking at different options for quite a while and while I'm still not exactly sure where I'm going to mount them, I decided on this: http://www.visionxusa.com/led/s1100/ Very small, very powerful, very low draw, and easy to mount. I'm either going to find room on the bumper and mount one on either side or lock them together and have one 4" wide light mounted on a custom bracket above the spare. If I go this route, I'll weld or bolt the bracket to the tire carrier, have it go up and, at a 90 degree angle, over the spare tire with enough room between it and the tire so the light can be mounted below the bracket so I don't lose the lights on a branch. I'm a TERRIBLE artist but here's a sketch of what I'm talking about. (The big box is the Jeep and the 3 little lines are supposed to be the super duper bright beams coming out of the light mounted below the metal bracket right above the spare.)
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I don't know how this will look. Obviously the bracket is going to be very visible so I'll paint it to match the rig, but it still might be hideous. We'll see. If anyone has a better idea (I don't want it mounted on the rim of the spare) I'm open to suggestions.

...Every time I think I'm just about done spending money on this thing I fall back in.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #157
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I really like those skid plates. Im torn between something like that or ARB covers.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 05:00 PM   #158
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Alrighty then...

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I don't know how this will look. Obviously the bracket is going to be very visible so I'll paint it to match the rig, but it still might be hideous. We'll see. If anyone has a better idea (I don't want it mounted on the rim of the spare) I'm open to suggestions.

...Every time I think I'm just about done spending money on this thing I fall back in.
Leave it exactly where it is but put the light on top of the L bracket and snug it down to the spare so its less visible.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #159
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Leave it exactly where it is but put the light on top of the L bracket and snug it down to the spare so its less visible.
I've been toying with that idea. It would definitely look better. It actually looks like this light would be pretty darn hard to break so maybe it would be feasible.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 07:10 PM   #160
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I just finished reading from start to finish and I have to say thats a damn good looking JK. I've never liked the 4-doors, but that one might make me change my mind
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Unread 04-20-2009, 08:54 PM   #161
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thats a damn good looking JK.


I've never liked the 4-doors


but that one might make me change my mind




Sounds like your mind has already been changed, nothin' wrong with that.
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Unread 04-28-2009, 03:58 PM   #162
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I posted this mod up in its own thread, but here's the finished product. Vision X Solstice flood lamps mounted to taillight. These lights are AMAZINGLY bright!

s1100_2d.jpg

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The last picture came out weird. Doesn't do the lights justice. Great lights and they make the backup camera very usable at night.

I now have 18 lights on the rig including the 8 rock lights underneath and factory lamps and fogs. Looks crazy with 'em all on.
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Unread 04-28-2009, 04:11 PM   #163
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I love those little guys. Bright as heck! We hooked one up at the local shop the other day and I was amazed!
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Unread 04-28-2009, 04:15 PM   #164
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Hey bricktop, is it possible to get the stock or "kicker" sub from the factory to put into your jeep and how much is it do you know?? ( Not trying to high jack sorry)
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Unread 04-28-2009, 04:22 PM   #165
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So of the 4 things I mentioned on post #157, only #4 and #1 are going to get done for now. The lights are done (obviously), and the alarm should be done tomorrow (I'm really stoked about this C3 cell phone alarm thing).

I ordered the AEV diff skid but it doesn't fit with the long arm kit on my rig so that's a no go.

The full skid plate is on hold for now too. I'm debating whether or not to do it actually. I'm thinking about just getting a fuel tank skid and calling it good. A full skid will add weight, create a place for more weeds, debris, mud to collect, and make accessing the underside of the rig way more difficult. With the fact that most of the wheeling I do is dirt and sand and not big rocks, I just don't know. I'm open to opinions if anyone has a strong one.

The upside to holding off on the skid is it frees up a little cash to start some work on the TJ and the trailer! Hopefully this TJ:

img00701.jpg

...will be looking much better in the next few weeks and hopefully this trailer:

jeeptrailer-20029nometa.jpg

...will be Rescue Green (in the areas that aren't covered in corners, Bushwackers, etc. Then later in the year I'll try to get around to turning it into a camp trailer.

Keeping my fingers crossed that these projects can be done halfways affordably so my wife doesn't leave me.

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