First week, first mods?

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My early “mods” where all done early and on the cheap
Removed carpet
Removed rear seat and put it in permenant storage in basement
Weather tech floor liners
Replaced lug nuts with black gorilla locking nuts
Removed all stickers (includes “rubicon” on hood and “wrangler” on front quarter panels)
Relocated third break light
Removed visor stickers
Hinge protection film

Can you elaborate on the "Hinge protection film" ? What did you use?
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@levichar

@R 3 is one of our forum sponsors. Thanks for that @R 3 / Matt.

Along with other offerings, they have a 3M hinge protection offering for the JL.

I applied their, 3M film, last May when I first received my JL.

The fit for the hinges is very good.

To this day the film is on the JL, virtually invisible (you have to close examine the vehicle to know the film is on there) and it does the job. I have 13,000+ miles and no chips.

About door hinge chips on the JL. While the 2 dr. JL can get door hinge chips, it is the 4 dr. that will undoubtedly have rear hinge door chips. DO protect your hinges.

Anyway, read through the whole thread at the link below. There is lots of info on install and a very good recipe, I guess you would call it, for a wetting solution you use when applying film.
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/door-hinge-rock-chips.7287/page-7#post-222146

By the way, you can buy your own film and apply it (I did for my door sills) but no way, would I ever deal with trying to cut film to fit the JL hinges.

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Thanks @Rhinebeck01 & @KDB ... I've placed my order.
@levichar

Wise move on your part. JL hinges without protection will get chips. This is not speculation but fact. Better to be proactive and get the film and install it, right away, after you get the JL.

Take your time with the application of the film. Takes a little patience and some time but not hard to apply. Matt @R 3 , did a very good job on the film.... the fit is good... the offering is well worth the $ he is asking same.

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My early “mods” where all done early and on the cheap
Removed carpet
Removed rear seat and put it in permenant storage in basement
Weather tech floor liners
Replaced lug nuts with black gorilla locking nuts
Removed all stickers (includes “rubicon” on hood and “wrangler” on front quarter panels)
Relocated third break light
Removed visor stickers
Hinge protection film
How did you remove the visor stickers? On my JK I used 90% rubbing alcohol but it was still really, really difficult to get the sticker off.
 

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How did you remove the visor stickers? On my JK I used 90% rubbing alcohol but it was still really, really difficult to get the sticker off.
Heat and A LOT of patience, blow dryer and about 30 minutes/sticker as they come off in pieces. Careful to not overheat as the material will stretch a but retracts back to normal once cooled down.
 

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How did you remove the visor stickers? On my JK I used 90% rubbing alcohol but it was still really, really difficult to get the sticker off.
Do you have a source for 2019 JLU Rubicon black gorilla lug nuts? Amazon has a lot but I haven't found the ones that fit JL. Or are they universal? TIA.
 

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Screen protector $15. Someone in another post said they ruined their screen (not covered by warranty) and wish they would of bought it.

https://www.extremeterrain.com/mopar-media-center-screen-protector-2018-jl.html
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...es-red-parts-red-upgrades-red-mods-more.6741/


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This probably should be everybody's first mod with the most immediate need. I actually ordered mine on Amazon while sitting in the dealership when it became clear I was going home with a new Jeep!
 

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Do you have a source for 2019 JLU Rubicon black gorilla lug nuts? Amazon has a lot but I haven't found the ones that fit JL. Or are they universal? TIA.
It was KDB that bought the gorilla lug nuts, not me. I may be interested in some in the future though.
 

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Do you have a source for 2019 JLU Rubicon black gorilla lug nuts? Amazon has a lot but I haven't found the ones that fit JL. Or are they universal? TIA.
@Waterboy2000

Amazon, presently is selling the 96643BDX, but that offering only has 20 of the lugs.

Suggest you go/buy here as the offering has 24 lug nuts that fit the 2018/2019, JL.
This offering is 96644BDX --- 24 lugs, you have enough, so you can do your spare and still have an extra.

Lug Nuts, Steel, Black Chrome, Conical Seat, 14mm x 1.50 RH, Closed End, Locking, Set of 24


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/gor-96644bdx/overview/

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Ok, here is the list for my new 2018 Rubi 4dr:

-3M clear tape on door sills (self cut)
-3M clear tape on door hinges (self cut)
-protective film for 8.4" screen (amazon)
-Alien shadeshade for front (amazon)
-RokBlokz mud flaps front and rear (direct from their website)
-side mirrors from Carolina Metal Masters (direct from their website)

Pending:
-all weather floor mats
-phone holder - Ram-X?
-locking mechanism for console and glove box

I think that is all for now. Would love to Line-X but will probably wait until next year.
 

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Those R3 hinge protectors are nice but a pain in the ass to install and look good.

I did floor mats, screen protector, hood blackout, short antenna and key fob covers first.

Then did tint and rims later.
 

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Ok, here is the list for my new 2018 Rubi 4dr:

-3M clear tape on door sills (self cut)
-3M clear tape on door hinges (self cut)
-protective film for 8.4" screen (amazon)
-Alien shadeshade for front (amazon)
-RokBlokz mud flaps front and rear (direct from their website)
-side mirrors from Carolina Metal Masters (direct from their website)

Pending:
-all weather floor mats
-phone holder - Ram-X?
-locking mechanism for console and glove box

I think that is all for now. Would love to Line-X but will probably wait until next year.
How are the RokBlokz working? My JLUR looks like I've been out mudding by the time I get to the end of my driveway, daily. Hoping the RokBlokz would at least cut down on the mud slinging a little
 

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