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Unread 10-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #106
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Made a grill guard. came out good. I didnt want to use sticky-ties on the front grill.

Total cost: $15 ... with plenty of left over material

cut some thin steal stock, drilled some holes and painted.

I got some 1/4" mesh wire and folded it over itself to make it more like 1/8" holes and added an extra folt around the edge. painted flat black

cut it to clear a few wires and a molded bracken on the radiator support.

used stainless steal self tappers and drilled into the plastic radiator support.

made sure to align the mesh mounting screws behind the front grill, couldnt poition the very edge ones because of the shape of the support.

I'm happy with it.


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Unread 10-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #107
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Made a grill guard. came out good. I didnt want to use sticky-ties on the front grill.

Total cost: $15 ... with plenty of left over material

cut some thin steal stock, drilled some holes and painted.

I got some 1/4" mesh wire and folded it over itself to make it more like 1/8" holes and added an extra folt around the edge. painted flat black

cut it to clear a few wires and a molded bracken on the radiator support.

used stainless steal self tappers and drilled into the plastic radiator support.

made sure to align the mesh mounting screws behind the front grill, couldnt poition the very edge ones because of the shape of the support.

I'm happy with it.


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Unread 10-29-2008, 07:14 PM   #108
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Clamped my HiLift onto my RECOVERY box and secured it with a Raingler NET

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and attached my shovel to the front bumper, last weekend

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I'll probably be putting the HiLift on the front bumper soon anyway, although they last a lot longer sheltered from the weather

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Unread 10-30-2008, 07:46 AM   #109
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Installed a new 14" shorty antenna tonight. Works good inside the garage.

Won't be catching on those low tree branches now
Does it still display the digital information on your radio when you have that there? Like name of station and artist/song information?
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Unread 10-30-2008, 07:50 AM   #110
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[QUOTE=Evil_Trolloc;5906840]Made a grill guard. came out good. I didnt want to use sticky-ties on the front grill.

Total cost: $15 ... with plenty of left over material

cut some thin steal stock, drilled some holes and painted.

I got some 1/4" mesh wire and folded it over itself to make it more like 1/8" holes and added an extra folt around the edge. painted flat black

cut it to clear a few wires and a molded bracken on the radiator support.

used stainless steal self tappers and drilled into the plastic radiator support.

made sure to align the mesh mounting screws behind the front grill, couldnt poition the very edge ones because of the shape of the support.

I'm happy with it.

When do you need the grill guard? what is it guarding against? Just things coming into and damging the front or does it protect from other things. what is the best reason for building/buying one?
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Unread 10-30-2008, 07:50 AM   #111
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When do you need the grill guard? what is it guarding against? Just things coming into and damging the front or does it protect from other things. what is the best reason for building/buying one?
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Unread 10-30-2008, 11:21 AM   #112
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Didn't do this today, but 2 days ago. Forgot to post up here then. I installed a Curt hitch and Mopar trailer harness. Took about 30 mins to do the hitch and harness both.



Also installed the Daystar dash panel, another very easy install to do.



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Unread 10-30-2008, 11:27 AM   #113
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It just protects rocks and other debris hitting and damaging your rad completely.

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When do you need the grill guard? what is it guarding against? Just things coming into and damging the front or does it protect from other things. what is the best reason for building/buying one?
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Unread 10-30-2008, 12:32 PM   #114
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The last few days I installed a Hood Rack for my shovel and last but not least today I installed the Rugged Ridge Rear bumper...pic's are in my album..
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Unread 10-30-2008, 04:24 PM   #115
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When do you need the grill guard? what is it guarding against? Just things coming into and damging the front or does it protect from other things. what is the best reason for building/buying one?
Well, I guess you "need" it when you least expect it (like most accidents).
just liek that rock that cracks your windshield, if it was just a bit lower, it could put a hole in your condensor/radiator.

most vehicles out there have a bit more protection, I was suprised at the vaulnarablility of the wrangler. Its just a precaution, and for $15 bucks, I think its well worth it.. I need more skid plates ( tho I havent skidded on rocks yet
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Unread 10-30-2008, 06:40 PM   #116
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Installed Bumper

I installed my Rugged Ridge XHD Rear Bumper today. Sorry no pictures right now......
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Unread 10-31-2008, 07:57 AM   #117
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ordered a 14' stubby antenna for the JK.
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Unread 10-31-2008, 08:36 AM   #118
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removed the soft top and installed the hardtop for winter.
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Unread 10-31-2008, 09:40 AM   #119
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removed the soft top and installed the hardtop for winter.
ya that sucks, I'll be doing that soon too

My temp reading was 28 lastnight without the top or doors, I got cold..
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Unread 10-31-2008, 01:10 PM   #120
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Well, I technically didn't do this today, but they arrived today . And I am gonna install them tomorrow. A set of ACOS for the rear.

Now I'll have them front and rear, WOO HOO! I don't plan on using the rear as a bumpstop for now. I'll keep the bumpstop setup outside of the coils springs as they are. Sometime in the future I'll consider getting the bumpstop expansion kit for 'em and use that then. Until then...

I will post pics after the install. And, if we are motivated enough and have the time, I'll try to get some pics and measurements with both the front and rear ACOS dialed all the way out. And where I'm gonna set them up for the time being. Just putting these in is going to raise the rear almost 3/4" from where it sits now, so the fronts might need a bit of adjustment as well, we'll see I guess.

Hope to post again before the weekend is over.
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