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post #1 of 21 Old 04-24-2007, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-24-2007, 02:20 PM
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Topless is great stuff. You can always lock it in your console or your glovebox if you are worried about security. I think it looks silly on the visor anyway and found that it rattles. I just leave mine in my Thule side storage as seen here, A great add on for $14.00. When your topless it helps keep little things from blowing around. It works and it is kind of out of sight out of mind. Like I tell the wife when she's in the Jeep, If it's important to her, take it with her. Just my opinion, but I really never even lock it with the soft top up or down.


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I agree with Birds, I have the same Thule thingy and it comes in quite handy, garage opener, shades, tazer to keep all the beautiful women from attacking me in my Jeep etc....

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I use a keychain garage door opener, no worries about leaving anything in the Jeep then.

You can get them for most popular makes and models of GDO.

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Good idea, but such a device is incompatible with side airbags (:

I see the side airbags tag on the seat in that photo too - I wonder if you thought about such a thing, or if you just don't care (and if so, then why get the side airbags), or if you think the side airbags will deploy fine even with such an item attached, or what.
I might be wrong here, but aren't the side airbags only on the *outside* sides of the seats? After all, they are designed to protect from a side-impact.
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I might be wrong here, but aren't the side airbags only on the *outside* sides of the seats? After all, they are designed to protect from a side-impact.
That's true....but I couldn't tell from the photo that it was the inside part. I figured it was a photo of the driver's side, which would make it the outside. Doing a double take - yeah, I see that is the inside of the passenger's side (:
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So, my question to you guys is - what strategy are you guys using for garage door openers?
Hi Jeepers,

I took the visor clip off the remote and found that it wedges perfectly in the little 'shelf' in the front of the center console (on the right front side inside). It stays put and out of the way.

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Flash to open is another option, but adding the keypad outside of your garage that opens the door also solves lockout problems...you could also replace your rear view mirror with an aftermarket temp/homelink mirror and open it from your Jeep that way. Tuffy security console is another place to stash it.
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I 3m mine up under the dash, out of sight.

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Good idea, but such a device is incompatible with side airbags (:

I see the side airbags tag on the seat in that photo too - I wonder if you thought about such a thing, or if you just don't care (and if so, then why get the side airbags), or if you think the side airbags will deploy fine even with such an item attached, or what.

Yep. Side airbags deploy from the outside of the seat to the side of the vehicle. This does not hinder the deployment and the Thule is attached to the headrest and the bottom of the bucket.

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That's true....but I couldn't tell from the photo that it was the inside part. I figured it was a photo of the driver's side, which would make it the outside. Doing a double take - yeah, I see that is the inside of the passenger's side (:
No it's the inside. I would put another on if I could reach it behind me. I really love this cheap add on. The second compartment holds my cell at a perfect spot to hear it ring while heading down the road at 60+ with the top dropped.

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Initially I had mine clipped to the seat adjustment bar under the driver's seat. That turned out to be more hassle than I was willing to deal with. My solution was to clip it upside down to the visor, and use a Sharpie to color the stainless clip to match the visor color. It does not interfere with visor operation.

If some pillar of society steals it and follows me home, I guess I will fall back on Smith and Wesson or, in my absence, the 85 pound Akita home security system.

Side bar ...I do not lock my doors even when the soft top is up either. It's cheaper and less inconvenient that way.
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took advive from someone else and tucked it in the roll bar padding just above the drivers head. It isn't conspicuous but you know where it is and can operate it while it is still inside. I had it in the console but didn't like opening it everytime I wanted to get in the garage.
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My dad is redoing his lawn and has a big mudpit and a big hump of dirt where grass should be. Forget the garage, he enjoys parking it in the mud with one tire up on the hump!!

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