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post #3571 of 3579 Old 02-27-2017, 12:33 PM
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So far I made my own overhead rail to hold CB and M.O.L.L.E pouches. I keep a rip-away First Aid pouch in all the time and snap in a flashlight when on the road. I was wanting to get the Smitty overhead, but didn't feel like they were worth the money, so I turned on the welder and grabbed some flat and tiny square and kept it simple.

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post #3572 of 3579 Old 02-27-2017, 01:58 PM
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Drilled the dash and added a 3.5mm aux input for the stock stereo using the cd changer wiring harness input with one of the blitzsafe harnesses from amazon for ~$70.

Including the rca to 3.5mm cable, female to female coupler, and the box of rubber grommets it all came out to about $85 all said and done.

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Super old now, but is there a write up on this? I had looked into doing this years ago and didn't find a way. I ended up swapping to a tape deck and playing tunes through it.


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post #3573 of 3579 Old 02-27-2017, 02:18 PM
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Super old now, but is there a write up on this? I had looked into doing this years ago and didn't find a way. I ended up swapping to a tape deck and playing tunes through it.

Just buy a new head unit. Most come w USB, 3.5 inputs either front or rear. Some decent head units for $80 bucks... I just got one, factory reburb for $125 from Crutchfield with dual USBs and 3.5 and IPOD control.

Crutchfield gives you the OEM harness adapter for free

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Just buy a new head unit. Most come w USB, 3.5 inputs either front or rear. Some decent head units for $80 bucks... I just got one, factory reburb for $125 from Crutchfield with dual USBs and 3.5 and IPOD control.

Crutchfield gives you the OEM harness adapter for free
I like how the OEM fits and isn't flashy with colored lights.

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post #3575 of 3579 Old 02-27-2017, 09:21 PM
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I like how the OEM fits and isn't flashy with colored lights.
Same here! Hopefully he'll shed some light on it for us. I've been wondering how to do that. I know you can use an FM modulator style, but my experiences with those were not good. In and out static drove me crazy.

Throw the photoshoppers a bone and post your executed mods, we would like to see the after pics. Copy and paste the url. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/executed-photoshop-mods-1417032/
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Made a swing out tire carrier support clamp latch thing.

I like the size and style of my cheap Smittybuilt bumper/carrier but you get what you pay for. A 35" BFG spare, jerry cans, and a cargo rack are just too much for it. But to make it last as long as I can, I stopped the forward/backward deflection by making the toggle clamp as high as possible. The clamp is through bolted with a large backing plate on the inside. Now it is very solid and does not deflect at all. This may extend the life of the bumper a for few more seasons of crawling. The clamp will get painted black.





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New Rciever Hitch and Bike rack

So I know this post is titled "I made a whatever for my TJ", but since I originally had started out by looking for a used receiver hitch with this vague idea of modifying it to fit my 98' TJ so I could use it in conjunction with a bike rack to haul my bikes, I decided to post how the project turned out anyway. As luck would have it, I ran across a Craig's List ad for a receiver hitch that would fit my Jeep and it was only 25 miles from where I live. After picking up the hitch, I cleaned up the mounting flanges which had some minor surface rust, gave the thing a few coats of paint and then mounted it up. The thing fits perfectly and only took about a half hour to install, mostly due to having to clean up one of the mounting holes with a Dremel tool. I gotta say, those mounting strips that hold the nuts that you slide up into the frame were a well thought-out design. Here are a few pictures. I Paid $20.00 for the hitch, and $70.00 for the bike rack for a grand total of $90.00, a can of spray paint and some elbow grease! Now I'm off to polish the wheel rims...
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Super old now, but is there a write up on this? I had looked into doing this years ago and didn't find a way. I ended up swapping to a tape deck and playing tunes through it.

If you are still searching, or for anyone else interested, I started looking around for this again recently, and saw how it's done. The adapter that he mentioned is just that. It's an adapter that has one end that plugs directly into the factory CD changer connection on the rear of the radio, and on the other end, it has a box with audio RCA plugs and a 1/8" headphone jack(to plug your phone's headphone output into).

If you are like me, you have one that did not come with an external CD changer, and instead it has the built in changer, and XM radio, there's still an option, although, I'm not sure how promising it is. Using a "US Spec PA11-CHR" will allow you to use the XM radio connection on the rear of the radio, just as one would that has the external CD changer instead.

Here is a link that should help you quite a bit on your search.
http://www.theinvisibleblog.com/2013/09/installing-auxiliary-input-for-rbq.html?m=1
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