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Mods that I liked more than I expected

JeepZilla380

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Misch Big Boy Brackets - With a clutch I cant slide back as far as I would like with an auto, but I like that they also gave the drivers seat a slight boost upward as well.

Bartacts - Didn't want to spend the $$$ on them but the missus surprised me one year with them . Add in the seat heaters and I really enjoy the early spring and fall riding with those on.

Body Lift - Man I fought years of BL hate when I added my 1.25's. But now that its done, I wonder what all that fuss was about. Mega advantages for a barely seen change.
 

luk4mud

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Joined
Sep 23, 2018
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Location
Pasadena, CA
Misch Big Boy Brackets - With a clutch I cant slide back as far as I would like with an auto, but I like that they also gave the drivers seat a slight boost upward as well.

Bartacts - Didn't want to spend the $$$ on them but the missus surprised me one year with them . Add in the seat heaters and I really enjoy the early spring and fall riding with those on.

Body Lift - Man I fought years of BL hate when I added my 1.25's. But now that its done, I wonder what all that fuss was about. Mega advantages for a barely seen change.
Forget about those big boy brackets, those made a word of difference. I am 6'1" and being able to get my knees out of the dash was really nice.
 
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AndyG

AndyG

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Dead pedal for sure

Sound ordinance powered 8” sub to replace factory crap

Mesh shade...I bought a cheap rugged ridge one and love it. Is the spiderweb shade worth the xtra money?
I don't know enough to say...it's all dump trailer tarp material pretty much .
 

mrblaine

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Nov 20, 2015
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Quail Valley, CA
I don't know enough to say...it's all dump trailer tarp material pretty much .
Vinyl coated mesh fabric was used for lots of things before they started making dump trailer tarps out of it. There are many different grades and quality levels of it. It is used for patio furniture, jobsite windscreen and debris control, shade over plants at nurseries, window screens, etc. If you can think of a weight, hole size, and use, it has likely been made and done.

If you think about it, controlling debris shed from moving trailers is a fairly new thing.
 

BigWheel88

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Mar 21, 2017
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United States
Hard wired back up camera...I really enjoy the instant on, the clarity and factory look of the one I got at Best Buy .
What one did you get? is the display in head unit or one of those with video in rear view mirror
 
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AndyG

AndyG

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Vinyl coated mesh fabric was used for lots of things before they started making dump trailer tarps out of it. There are many different grades and quality levels of it. It is used for patio furniture, jobsite windscreen and debris control, shade over plants at nurseries, window screens, etc. If you can think of a weight, hole size, and use, it has likely been made and done.

If you think about it, controlling debris shed from moving trailers is a fairly new thing.
Pool covers and trampolines come to think of it . Nylon is a modern fabric wonder really .
 
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Vinman

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Sep 20, 2018
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Location
Calgary, Alberta
When I bought my first TJ in 2000 I immediately disliked the fact I needed a key to lock the tailgate.
I spent about 5 mins figuring out how to use a string to lock it and have since done the same mod to both my current LJ’s.
 
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qslim

Try putting a torch on it
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Sep 17, 2018
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Utah
Spiderweb Shade ...didn’t like it at all at first . We were having a cool June and it was just so red over my head ...weird. Then it got hot. It stays on the Jeep now. You can easily fold it back for open sky , and it is unbeatable at a red light or drive thru mid day. As long as I have a Jeep , I will always have a spiderweb or similar shade.
What's the deal with this Spiderweb shade I read so much about? I have a Bestop safari top, when the hardtop comes off so do the doors for the summer. Does this Spiderweb stuff beat your standard safari top?
 

Sunder

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Joined
Feb 8, 2016
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156
Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Steel grab handles that bolt to the windshield. (I think mine were from a company called "Opar".

I had a nylon grab handle snap on me before. They wear out.
It also seems to be easier to point passengers to when they get confused on how to get in. My 250lbs+ boss, (who usually is not the dumbest person around) kept flailing around when trying to get in and grabbing my sunvisor or pushing on the mirror before I installed them. I thought his fat ass was going to destroy my Jeep for sure.
Now I just point to the steel grab handle, and he seems to panic less.

My Exogate tire carrier. Although it ruined my ability to use my roof rack (until I can find a new way to mount the rack), I am quite pleased. Especially when I hear about others complaining about rattling sounds and having to open latches twice.

My belly up skid plate. Helps on the trails a lot more than I expected.
 

Mike the Silver TJ

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Jan 10, 2019
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448
Location
Jacksonville FL
That's my next mod.
I picked this up off of eBay for about $20 then cut the trim piece to make it work. Garage door security technology changed at some point in the last 15 years. This remote I bought was on the old system and worked with one of my garage door openers that is about 15 years old. The other opener is newer and I had to also purchase a compatibility bridge to make the remote work with the new opener.
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