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RedrumRH's 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by RedrumRH, Apr 15, 2018 at 7:26 PM.

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    RedrumRH WNC Asheville Area
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    Figure I will start to document some of my tinkering. Took an old ThermaRest sleeping pad that was slightly ripped. Cut the good end off the thermarest as a backing board for the tool section. Predrilled guide holes, hanging anchor points, then screws washers (look close they match) and like magic a Free Mod! Just gathered up some of the tools I regularly use, and got a little creative. Ax, compact shovel, bolt cutters, machete, orange stuff bag, bungees are just stored there they don't actually hold any of the tools, just keep the rattling down. The tool anchor hanging points are worm gear hose clamps of various sizes, and the handles slide out to remove tools. Put a red reflector in there for more visibility if I am fiddling around back there on a dark road, plus it looks cool to me, and my genius rear tailgate light, flip switch like a household light switch, battery operated and double taped (lower right corner). Very convenient to have a flip switch led light back there.
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    RedrumRH WNC Asheville Area
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    New tires, Yoko Geolander 31x10.5x15 IMG_1659.jpg tires followed mid March.
     
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    Did what I will call the "best sticker mod" yesterday. Best $30 mod, support this killer forum (already got my moneys worth many times over with how to tips and vehicle manual), and add some color to that black bumper.

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    March 2018 - Upgraded the turn indicators, rear tail lights, interior lights, side markers, engine compartment light, to LED bulbs and wow what a difference.

    I use 2 of these red led bulbs and just put them in the existing sockets under the dash up front, really good for the night vision in the foot wells.
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...d-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/206/922/

    Interior soundbar light, activated by rotating headlight knob. Got cool white, neat look to have cool white for the rear and the red in the foot wells.
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...d-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/206/919/

    Rear taillights- function as rear running tail lights and dual function for brake light. Much brighter than stock.
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...n-27-smd-led-tower-bay15d-retrofit/2625/5698/

    Third brake light stock
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...n-27-smd-led-tower-bay15d-retrofit/2625/5698/

    Under hood bulb - big improvement but really need two lights to really see. Might do an additional light and harness to operate off the same circuit when you open and close the hood to activate/deactivate.
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/festoon/561-led-bulb-9-smd-led-festoon-44mm-car/244/1165/

    Amber side marker - led makes a difference.
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...d-tower-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/206/923/

    Amber Blinker - same.
    https://www.superbrightleds.com/mor...on-27-smd-led-tower-wedge-retrofit/3557/7522/

    Total cost about $100 to replace every single light bulb in and out with LED, (EXCEPT FOR THE HEADLIGHTS) I got some duplicates in that total cost number, some cool white color I might try out behind the red tail light lenses (but everyone says use a red colored led bulb behind red colored lenses, same with amber colored lenses) cool white duplicates for foot wells if I want interior colors to match. I really do dig the red footwell led bulbs! I think that's everything!
     
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    RedrumRH WNC Asheville Area
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    $200 total cost:
    Hi-Lift jack (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000688VNE/?tag=wranglerorg-20) mounted on driver side (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AXDWOW0/?tag=wranglerorg-20) , looks cool, many uses, big stick if needed and breaker bar, plus can actually lift a stuck wheel. Got the wheel lift accessory. I debated the Hi-Lift, will I really use it that often?...... knowing the inherent (Lack of) safety issues, the reason I ultimately strapped on the bright red Hi-Lift,..... I do property management and it will be easy for the neighborhood security to identify me when I am wheeling around the 8 square mile community, of mostly gravel roads that total 60 miles, its a large hood. The neighborhood security patrol won't worry about seeing my Jeep in various places because they know who it is with the Hi-Lift peaking above the roof line, and we have a shi*ton of Jeeps in this area/neighborhood. If security does not recognize a vehicle they might approach etc and although I know all of the employees, I just assume they do there job and not wast their time checking on me in my travels. Did I mention the bright red accessory looks cool:)
     
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    Headlight upgrade, total cost $94.

    More Lighting upgrades. I upgraded the bulbs all to LED...BUT I wanted to retain the old school Halogen look for the headlights and fogs. That might sound strange, but I did not want to put LED headlights in a TJ. Maybe a budget minded point of view, that's convenient for the bank account, but seriously I really don't want a cool white headlight color on a 2000 TJ. It just does not look right to me. To have any 7" round light and the LED's, and that "look" in any Wrangler seems out of place. If it were a brand new Ruby, then bring on the led headlights.

    This is what I installed.

    Factory Fog bulb replacement: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00544ZCSW/?tag=wranglerorg-20
    Prior to bulb switch, I took the entire fog light lens housing apart, and cleaned the inside of the fog lenses by using alcohol and salt mixture. Swish it around for a while, rinse and repeat, to get rid of the oxidized cloudiness, brought back the original fogs to almost brand new, let all the water evaporate overnight and reassemble, and the new bulbs rock.

    New Headlight Lens housing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DQV88Q/?tag=wranglerorg-20

    New Headlight Bulbs for housing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CO7NGI/?tag=wranglerorg-20

    The new bulbs and some elbow grease and part upgrades give a much better visibility at night!
     

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