What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

lookitsadam

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Applied 3M anti-squeak tape to rear tailgate. Virtually invisible. No more constant annoying squeaking coming from the rear hatch (that drove me nuts). Not that one expects a Jeep to be "quiet"... the constant and never-ending squeaking could only be drowned out by the radio (or driving faster than 65). Quite possibly the most sanity saving upgrade I've done.

Picture below with tape applied. Nearly invisible though you can see a few of the air bubbles that should fade with time. Since you won't see it when the tailgate is closed I don't really care.

$20 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/0-125-5-5430...+5+yard&qid=1556287711&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

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Are you running stock size tires or have you upgraded?

The squeaking could be a sign of a bigger issue if you have an oversized tire with no tailgate reinforcement. Just don't want you putting a bandaid on and having more problems later on.
 

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Are you running stock size tires or have you upgraded?

The squeaking could be a sign of a bigger issue if you have an oversized tire with no tailgate reinforcement. Just don't want you putting a bandaid on and having more problems later on.
Stock wheel, stock tire. Might upsize tires at some point but no current plans to change out wheels.
 

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This hoist looks legit. I am in the market and looking at making my own vs pre fab hoists. Do you have the link to this one?
This is the hoist I installed.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009I8AO6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And these are the Topsy products I added.
http://www.topsyproducts.com/products/hinge_hook_hoist_bracket
http://www.topsyproducts.com/products/cable_cam_driver

I am pretty happy with the whole process. I think I am going to add some eye bolts, chains, and carabiners for some added peace of mind. The process is easy and fast enough that I may look into selling my soft top.
 

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I installed the Metalcloak steering stabilizer relocation bracket and their FAD skid plate. It's no doubt a beefy system but I seemed to have a hell of a time getting it installed. And now, my steering wheel is off to the left a bit?!?!?! I have no idea why or how that would get screwed up if I didn't adjust anything.....
I’m not sure how the steering stabilizer would affect the steering wheel, unless the stabilizer was used to counteract the track bar in some way. Did you notice a difference in the axel is no longer centered under the Jeep? Either way, the drag link is adjustable. It’s one nut to back out mark the bar, and turn the adjustment “wheel” in tiny increments. This will allow you to get your wheel back to 12 o'clock, not pointed at 1 o’clock, or 11 o’clock.
 

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Having a Black Wrangler the rocker area is the 1st to start showing paint scratches and wear from feet and dirt. I have been watching for rocker guards since I purchased the wrangler, I came across the Rock Slider Engineering Rockerguards AX-SS-RG-JL4 which is one of the 1st available. I ordered from 4WP $199, the quality is very good finish matches my Go Rhino steps. They are made out of Aluminum so they are light weight.

Installation is easy takes about 1-2 hours. You will need a step drill bit and a regular 3/8" bit. This installation requires nutserts so you will need the nutsert tool which you can likely rent or barrow from auto parts stores. I bought one from Amazon $56

I could not be happier with how they look and the added protection is welcomed. The only advice I would give to RSE is make the wholes bigger so alignment is not so tight. Doing it again I would elongate the holes and there is maybe at best 1/16" leeway when you drill for nutserts,

Here are the skins and the basic tools needed

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After you drill all the holes use a self etching primer to paint the exposed metal

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Also when placing the nutserts I also used Red Locktite on them, so these gave a good water tight seal

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Having a Black Wrangler the rocker area is the 1st to start showing paint scratches and wear from feet and dirt. I have been watching for rocker guards since I purchased the wrangler, I came across the Rock Slider Engineering Rockerguards AX-SS-RG-JL4 which is one of the 1st available. I ordered from 4WP $199, the quality is very good finish matches my Go Rhino steps. They are made out of Aluminum so they are light weight.

Installation is easy takes about 1-2 hours. You will need a step drill bit and a regular 3/8" bit. This installation requires nutserts so you will need the nutsert tool which you can likely rent or barrow from auto parts stores. I bought one from Amazon $56

I could not be happier with how they look and the added protection is welcomed. The only advice I would give to RSE is make the wholes bigger so alignment is not so tight. Doing it again I would elongate the holes and there is maybe at best 1/16" leeway when you drill for nutserts,

Here are the skins and the basic tools needed

rocker%20tools_zpso4wtbc2r.jpg


After you drill all the holes use a self etching primer to paint the exposed metal

Rocker%20paint_zpsbfdijhse.jpg


Also when placing the nutserts I also used Red Locktite on them, so these gave a good water tight seal

Rocker%20nutcert_zps47jjg9kw.jpg


rocker%201_zpssph7chtj.jpg


rocker%20side%20view_zpsacghhjjf.jpg
Looks good.
 

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Install a new front camera and a TRMS divider bar.

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Where did you get that rail system? Did it come with the jeep? Wonder if you can add that as an aftermarket kit?
 

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Installed Falcon Nexus 2.2 SS. Ever since stock purchase I've had a loose / dead steering maybe +/- 5 degrees. Did a test run to town on soft setting, no more dead zone. Drove back from town on medium setting, steering is tight.

Note: I didn't install this to cure any other issues other than a slight dead zone. Feels great.

Edit: They make is so nice looking and then you can't see it haha.

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Where did you get that rail system? Did it come with the jeep? Wonder if you can add that as an aftermarket kit?
Nevermind, I googled it and see you can get it. Not cheap but it is an option.
 

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Where did you get that rail system? Did it come with the jeep? Wonder if you can add that as an aftermarket kit?
It was a factory option, but I bought it after, from here:
https://www.stevewhiteparts.com/ste...m-trms-kit-retrofit-mopar-swmtrms?parent=1003
Just so you know: they didn't provide bolts for the floor rails and the factory tie-down bolt heads do not fit into the rail slot. I grinded 2 sides of the 6 bolt heads, for them to fit.
Divider, I bought here:
https://www.allmoparparts.com/sku/82215348ac.html
They are a forum sponsor and if you message them, they will probably give you a free shipping code (they did for me).
 
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