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Unread 08-15-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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Good useful JK accessory for a Bday present...

Hey guys, haven't been on in a while since my XJ met it's demise, and never posted in JK forum anyways, but my boss at work just got a 4 door and we are looking at bday gift options for him. We usually all pitch in and get him something but not sure what the hot items out there are right now.

He's pretty simple and likes factory fit and finish. Jeep has a couple inch lift/level with new tires. He's not in to bling or off roading. This is just a driver to get him where ever he needs to be no matter the weather and such.

So what are some accessories that you guys have and love. We're gonna be in the $100-$200 range. Was thinking some husky liners or some other brand for a start. I know he took the dealers spare tire cover off cause he didn't like their logo on it. He is a no logo/brand type of guy.

All suggestions appreciated.

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Unread 08-15-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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If he ever takes the top off, spiderwebshade trail mesh. Probably my single favorite thing for the price! Though my current top is heavy and awkward so I don't take it off.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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I have the rugged ridge floor mats and cargo mat. They look and function great.

Grab handles are another popular choice to make it easier to get in the Jeep.

The various Tuffy security boxes are handy to keep valuables in.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 12:23 AM   #4
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custom design spare tire cover. favorite team logo or whatever he is into.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #5
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I like the floor liner idea. That's something that is useful to just about any Jeep owner.

I have the OEM Jeep slush mats in mine with a Quadtratec cargo liner. The cargo liner I like, the Jeep slush mats...not so much. Not enough coverage with them. I will eventually replace them with Weathertech liners.

Spiderweb shade is another good idea - I also have one of those and love it.

I just installed a dead pedal from MORE Offroad yesterday, and already wish I'd done that sooner. That would only work if his JK is an automatic though, and only runs about $60.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #6
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Weathertech floor liners, I love mine.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #7
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If he ever takes the top off, spiderwebshade trail mesh. Probably my single favorite thing for the price! Though my current top is heavy and awkward so I don't take it off.
How much does that spiderweb shade flap around at speed?

Also, I love their video! "I often find it's best to recline the seat.".....
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Unread 08-16-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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ordered my 1st Jeep and want to monitor this thread for ideas
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Unread 08-16-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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Question; if you plan on bed lining your tub in the future, will the lack of carpet mess with the fit of the floor mats?
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Unread 08-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #10
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Question; if you plan on bed lining your tub in the future, will the lack of carpet mess with the fit of the floor mats?
I can't speak for the other brands, but the weathertech floor liners fit nice and snug with or without carpet.. my carpet is removed.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #11
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Hands down the best accessory, $80 dollars Mopar or $60 or less on ebay. Plugs in to the OBD2 port, plug in and run wire less than 10 minutes
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Unread 08-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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Not for the boss but for others that are looking for ideas. Mopar EVTS GPS tracking, for those that have a lot of hard earned money invested in their baby. Emails you when the battery drops beow 12v, speed limiter if the wife or kids borrows it, perimeter violation if it goes more than x number of miles away from the landmark you set. Plugs in to the OB2 port, self install in 30 mins.

Roughly $300 and $150 a year monitoring, worth every penny.

http://www.mopar.com/shop/evts/
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Unread 08-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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Between the things in this thread and the ELM 327 bluetooth devices, cars are going to have to come with multiple OBDII ports soon.
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I forgot to say, the ecometer and the evts tracking can both be plugged in to the OBD2 port at the same time. the EVTS harness takes the original harness and pigtails in to it and then provides a new plug. It is done this way so the EVTS can be hidden from thieves and cheating wives and speeding kids. The ecometer then plugs in to the final plug. When you visit the dealership or shop the ecometer is unplugged temporarily. The evts is never disturbed.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 07:45 AM   #15
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Spriderweb shade is a great choice. Everyone who has them loves them, I've seen three in person and all say it doesn't really flap around. It will be one of the next mods I get. Weathertech floor mats are top notch cannot go wrong with those either
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