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Not necessarily a hack but, if you have the occasion to need to use Duct Tape (who doesn't).... say to secure your key on your clunky, oversized, stock JL/JT key fob... :CWL:

DO consider using / do try 3M Extreme Hold Duct Tape..

This duct tape is something else....crazy crazy grip / very durable...

IF you use duct tape you will appreciate this duct tape.. I keep a roll handy, just in case....
I have an aftermarket fob, so for me, not for use on my stock fob..

Pricey buy good stuff..
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...3&pd_rd_w=9M7ya&pd_rd_wg=Ae6AD&ref_=pd_gw_unk
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Do you know how the 3M compares to Gorilla brand ?
If better, I would get the 3M, but a!ready have the Gorilla tape to use up.
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Do you know how the 3M compares to Gorilla brand ?
If better, I would get the 3M, but a!ready have the Gorilla tape to use up.
Thanks in Advance
@four low

There's 3M, Gorilla, Duck.... so many brands of Duct Tape out there ...... for testing / comparison you would have to test each offering, each company has..

For example, I mentioned in my earlier post, 3M's Extreme Hold offering.. 3M has different Duct Tape
offerings, their Extreme Hold offering is one of a few..

Anyway, use up what you have a try another.. 3M's Extreme is one of the better, if not the best I have tried..... I look for thickness/durability and hold.. sure there could be better.
 

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I hate the commercials, but flex tape is no joke. I tried duct taping a piece of my lawnmower and I would have to replace it everytime I used it. Did the same thing with flex tape and it's been on there for 1.5 years with no signs of getting loose.
 

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I didn’t want to spend a lot on a tailgate table, so I made one (thanks YouTube) using recycled plywood, two folding shelf brackets off Amazon and flat stock steel (I couldn’t find a “waste” piece of the correct size) off metals depot. I used the stock trail ready screw in locations to hold it in place.

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I posted this hack in another thread but it belongs here.. This hack was inspired by the almost weekly, "Dad, I dropped my phone in the gap between the seats - stop the Jeep." It also prevents other stuff from falling in there too - like the key fob or crumbs or money etc... Cut to length for both driver side and passenger side. Silent. And even matches the color of the seat/trim.

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Only had my Jeep for two weeks and already found myself cursing this tiny gap several times after dropping things down it. Thank goodness I found this post and picked up a crevasse blocking noodle per your recommendation! 🙏
 

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I didn’t want to spend a lot on a tailgate table, so I made one (thanks YouTube) using recycled plywood, two folding shelf brackets off Amazon and flat stock steel (I couldn’t find a “waste” piece of the correct size) off metals depot. I used the stock trail ready screw in locations to hold it in place.

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Never argue with results. Looks great, and you did it yourself. Anyone can buy something and bolt it on.
 

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Here is something some here might want to adopt.... a hack of sorts..

Go to Amazon or where ever and buy a two pack of 35 lb., rubber coated gun magnetic gun mount. Dimensions will be approx. 3.93"L x 1.45"W x 0.43"H .

Now, you take one of the gun mounts and place it on the bottom of the oil pan on your JL/JT.

Your JL/JT does not have a magnetic drain plug (unless you added one).

The magnet placed there will grab/hold tiny metal particles until oil change time...

Temporarily remove the magnet just before you drain the motor oil... Place the magnetic back on the oil pan after you drain it... daaahh...

Oh.. what about the other magnetic gun mount you purchased....

Well, if you are like me you work out in the garage and your hands are covered with oil and chitt lots..... your smart phone is (mine used to be) is lying somewhere in the garage... where the hell did I lay it... I need to use it ... my hands are covered with oil... I want it nearby so I can say "OK Google" and look up something part wise, etc..

Well, do as I did and place an el-cheapo, stick on metal plate in the back of your smart phone case..

Do this and you can place your smartphone on the magnetic gun mount that you have mounted (with industrial strength Velcro) on the inside wall of your garage.. I have two magnetic gun mounts in the garage. One is on a wall closest to where I wrench and the other is just outside of the garage bathroom door. (one has a smartphone power cable plugged in next to it)

Anyway, I always know when I'm in the garage that my smartphone is on one or the other magnetic gun mount.

IF, I need to Google search a part, look at an install pdf or whatever I can go to the smartphone and just tap the screen and do what I need to do..

No need to even touch the phone with my chitty hands.. and there is no chance I will fumble/drop the frigging phone.

And no, the magnetic gun mount (35# magnet) does not prevent the phone from working or cause harm to the phone...

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I think the purpose of the mirror flip is to have better forward viability
I always thought and used it to flip at night so headlights from other cars wont blind me
 

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I always thought and used it to flip at night so headlights from other cars wont blind me
Thats a different kind of flip. The mirror flip talked about in the thread is taking the mirror and flipping it upside down. Not just the normal dimming tilt
 

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I just put my opener in the key holder slot between the cupholders. Fits like it belongs there, no one ever notices it.
That's a nice spot, my wife puts her phone there.
The key holder slot is also perfect for a lens cap. Easy to put in, easy to take out. In my old car the lens cap usually ended up at the bottom of a cup holder, and it was very difficult to get it out.

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This hack can save you money or at least a lot of aggravation...

Regarding the JL being "water resistant" and such.... :facepalm:

Years ago with one of my JK's, I was out in the mud and got back in the Jeep and got mud all up into the OBDll port. What a mess to deal with. It's just so easy to splash / get mud into it if you tend to get out in the yuck and then jump back in and...

Anyway, since then I buy and place a General Motors, OBDll cover over the OBDll port. Yes, it fits the JL's OBDll port perfectly.

I take a 6" piece of fishing line and tie one end to the cap and the other end up above and slightly behind the OBDll port itself to a cable there. I do this so when I or a Tech remove the cap that it just dangles there until I or they put it back on the OBDll port. Thus it does not get lost.

With the cap, the OBDll port is protected.... from snow, mud, water, horse shit, etc., that might head up the OBDll ports way.

For $10.00+- , the cap is a good investment. I know getting the mud issue in the OBDll port, remedied, years ago cost me way way more the that.

Real cool custom OBDll cover with JL grill on it..

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Picture cap of below. Can be found on eBAY, etc..

Plastic Cover for OBDll Diagnostic Connector GM12146933

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Just saw that an Amazon vendor is selling the Plastic Cover for OBDll Diagnostic Connector for about $6.99 with free Prime shipping..

Cheap insurance!

https://www.amazon.com/APTIV-Vehicl...d=1&keywords=obd2+cover&qid=1627217214&sr=8-1
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