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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #17356
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Added Daystar Hood Wranglers. Wow these things are super tight!



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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #17357
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Originally Posted by ChopperCopper
I got bored, so I chopped up my bumper.

I figured you guys know what a stock bumper looks like, so I didn't take a picture of that. This is after the removal of the plastic bumper cover, grinding off the cans, and the replacement of the metal bumper, taped for cutting. I had to drive it like this to Lowe's because I discovered I didn't have any metal saws for sawzall left. Yeah.

Post bumper end removal procedure.

After some wire brushing. And, yes. I play a Roman Centurion in my off time.

Some quick priming before paint on my paint stand.

The boy helping me install it.

And the finished product for now. The paint is barely dry in this pic. I wasn't going for "quality" so much as "done".
I was thinking of doing this exact thing. Looks pretty easy and gets rid of the hideous stock bumper! Did the cover come off of it easily?
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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:33 PM   #17358
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Um... what? Lol pics!?
For storage in my garage.. basic concept here
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Unread 05-21-2013, 05:45 PM   #17359
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For storage in my garage.. basic concept here
Oh great idea! I should do this aswell Thanks
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Unread 05-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #17360
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made some decals



I come from drag racing background and love my SS camaro, tried to bring a little of that in with the red SS
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #17361
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Installed my ace rock sliders on my new Rubicon .... look great ...... easy install ..... pictures to follow
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Unread 05-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #17362
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AEV floor mats (front & rear).


a couple of auxiliary switches (they have a red LED when on)... future use only - but I installed them and made wiring harnesses that run under the dash & are tied up out of the way for now. I'll build my own "spod-like" relay box for under the hood later.


LED reverse lights - with the CREE lenses (bought on ebay for $25) & smitty built tail light guards. Passenger side with 'original' bulb to show the difference.


Finally decided on where my Rigid Industries light switches will go: Room for 4 switches here. I plan on having pillar lights and lightly 2 sets up top (I'm hoping to put a roof rack on). Oops.. forgot to put the under steering wheel panel back on prior to the photo.


Added a 3 port 12V outlet box above the mirror. It has 2 USB charging ports too. I do have the 430 nav head unit in the jeep, but I like the extra GPS running with a different zoom level - that way I can see 'possible' trails or areas of interest all around me. (there is a zip tie on it right now - holding it tight to the plastic trim until the double sided tape sets properly).


I've been 'camping' in the back of the jeep on my weekend get away excursions... I had a car tablet mount kicking around and decided it would work on the soft top bracket. Now I can watch movies when it's "bed time". Now playing: Big Trouble in Little China


Finally... waking up with the sun beating on a black jeep gets uncomfortable quick.. so window screens - magnet mounted on the outside.


That's it for today! It's been busy.
Planned: more lights, 3.5" lift, new tires & wheels (Worx "Triad" perhaps), roof rack, roof top tent and awning.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #17363
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Installed a color matched Spiderwebshade
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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:20 PM   #17364
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Installed a color matched Spiderwebshade
Looks great

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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:22 PM   #17365
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Looks great

USMC Semper Fi/ The sound of a military plane flying overhead is the sound of freedom
Thanks!
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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:00 AM   #17366
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Finally... waking up with the sun beating on a black jeep gets uncomfortable quick.. so window screens - magnet mounted on the outside.
Can you show me a picture of how you did this?
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Unread 05-22-2013, 06:24 AM   #17367
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AEV floor mats (front & rear).


a couple of auxiliary switches (they have a red LED when on)... future use only - but I installed them and made wiring harnesses that run under the dash & are tied up out of the way for now. I'll build my own "spod-like" relay box for under the hood later.


LED reverse lights - with the CREE lenses (bought on ebay for $25) & smitty built tail light guards. Passenger side with 'original' bulb to show the difference.


Finally decided on where my Rigid Industries light switches will go: Room for 4 switches here. I plan on having pillar lights and lightly 2 sets up top (I'm hoping to put a roof rack on). Oops.. forgot to put the under steering wheel panel back on prior to the photo.


Added a 3 port 12V outlet box above the mirror. It has 2 USB charging ports too. I do have the 430 nav head unit in the jeep, but I like the extra GPS running with a different zoom level - that way I can see 'possible' trails or areas of interest all around me. (there is a zip tie on it right now - holding it tight to the plastic trim until the double sided tape sets properly).


I've been 'camping' in the back of the jeep on my weekend get away excursions... I had a car tablet mount kicking around and decided it would work on the soft top bracket. Now I can watch movies when it's "bed time". Now playing: Big Trouble in Little China


Finally... waking up with the sun beating on a black jeep gets uncomfortable quick.. so window screens - magnet mounted on the outside.


That's it for today! It's been busy.
Planned: more lights, 3.5" lift, new tires & wheels (Worx "Triad" perhaps), roof rack, roof top tent and awning.
You are frigging McGyver!
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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #17368
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Damn yeah he is! That's the kinda crap I wanna be able to do on the fly haha


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Unread 05-22-2013, 07:40 AM   #17369
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I have the 'premium' alpine sound system and have been wondering about the sound quality issues. I've stuffed the sound bar and sub box with polyfill to help deaden any resonant vibrations, but decided to play further.

I think a lot of us are 'over driving' the speakers -- my guess is the crossovers (they filter frequencies to different speakers) aren't really adjusted to ideal points - that being said, I've adjusted my settings and have some 'decent' sound. I listen to a lot of 90's rock and get relatively clean sound throughout all spectrums. I can crank the volume with little to no distortion and have a good kick with the bass. It still is far from a precision car audio system (I used to do high end installs many years ago), but it's actually not as bad as I originally thought.

Turn down your bass a fair bit:


Fade slightly front - your 'sound stage' should come from the front anyway -- how many of you go to a concert but turn your back to the band?!?


Of course, this is all personal preference - some of you may prefer 'muddy' bass or your sound stage at the rear - but if you're struggling for sound quality, give it a try.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 08:32 AM   #17370
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I have the 'premium' alpine sound system and have been wondering about the sound quality issues. I've stuffed the sound bar and sub box with polyfill to help deaden any resonant vibrations, but decided to play further.

I think a lot of us are 'over driving' the speakers -- my guess is the crossovers (they filter frequencies to different speakers) aren't really adjusted to ideal points - that being said, I've adjusted my settings and have some 'decent' sound. I listen to a lot of 90's rock and get relatively clean sound throughout all spectrums. I can crank the volume with little to no distortion and have a good kick with the bass. It still is far from a precision car audio system (I used to do high end installs many years ago), but it's actually not as bad as I originally thought.

Turn down your bass a fair bit:


Fade slightly front - your 'sound stage' should come from the front anyway -- how many of you go to a concert but turn your back to the band?!?


Of course, this is all personal preference - some of you may prefer 'muddy' bass or your sound stage at the rear - but if you're struggling for sound quality, give it a try.
Interesting thought. I prefer to be more immersed in the sound than feel like it's hitting me in the face. But I see your rationale there. Has anyone done any MINOR stereo upgrades like a small amp/crossover combo? Replace the stock sub? I have only had my JKUR for a month and I don't have a lot of complaints about the stereo. Mind you this is coming from a Scion Xd. lol My YJ had a full blown aftermarket stereo. I don't feel the need to sink a lot of cash into the stereo as long as it sounds decent with all of the removable parts removed from the Jeep. But a small power boost with crossover can be a world of difference.

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