What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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I don't recall footrests from my YJ days (and I could page through accessory catalogs with the best of them).

Do they have a properly functional purpose, beyond stretching one's leg?
Since you asked. No, there's no functional purpose to hanging limbs out of a moving vehicle. It's a look at me, i have no doors thing. It's a more subtle version of seeing someone hanging half their body out of a car window while doing donuts. Attention is the goal.

I've been told from friends in law enforcement that hanging out of doorless Jeeps its what led to some states changing their laws.
 

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I've been removing the red from the rear of my Jeep.
The center brake light is now smoked and the lower reflectors have been swapped with smoked LEDs tied to the brake lights. Replacing the reflectors with LEDs wasn't bad. It can be done without removing the bumper and tied into the green and black wires of the tow harness. Took about an hour to swap everything.

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Since you asked. No, there's no functional purpose to hanging limbs out of a moving vehicle. It's a look at me, i have no doors thing. It's a more subtle version of seeing someone hanging half their body out of a car window while doing donuts. Attention is the goal.

I've been told from friends in law enforcement that hanging out of doorless Jeeps its what led to some states changing their laws.
Clearly you’ve never ridden a motorcycle and enjoyed the freedom it brings. Driving top and doors off, with a leg hanging out the side is the closest thing you can get on 4 wheels. I do this even if there is not another soul in sight. It’s not about attention.
 

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I've been removing the red from the rear of my Jeep.
The center brake light is now smoked and the lower reflectors have been swapped with smoked LEDs tied to the brake lights. Replacing the reflectors with LEDs wasn't bad. It can be done without removing the bumper and tied into the green and black wires of the tow harness. Took about an hour to swap everything.

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Nice! Where did you find those lights to replace the reflectors? Love that idea. I'd love to set them up like European rear fog lights like my Mercedes has. Then, in fog, you turn them on and they'd be pretty bright. Still, I like the idea of them lighting up with the brake lights, too!

So what did I do with my JL today? I took off the tube doors and put the doors on, probably for the last time this summer. :( I also installed a Rough Countryadjustable rear track bar to center the axle. It wasn't off much, but I want perfection. I have to go back and adjust the front (rancho) about another 1/4" and it'll be just right. Unfortunately, unlike the Rough Country, the Rancho cannot be adjusted without removing it.

I then spent the day installing an EVO manual sway bar disconnect on my JK. The auto sway bar in that old Jeep has been giving me fits. I can't get it to reconnect, so I think next weekend I'll be taking it apart, cleaning it, and re-greasing it with marine grease.
 

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Clearly you’ve never ridden a motorcycle and enjoyed the freedom it brings. Driving top and doors off, with a leg hanging out the side is the closest thing you can get on 4 wheels. I do this even if there is not another soul in sight. It’s not about attention.
Motorcyclist for over 38 years here. Not a fan of the doors off on the Jeep. Tried it a couple of times and the novelty wore off. Just not my thing. And even when I did, kept my limbs inside. (Manual transmission, so not conducive to a lazy left foot anyway.)
 
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I looked for a long time at various muffler options, but couldn’t really see a lot of benefits. So I spent $10 on spray paint and at least made it disappear.

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Looks good - I’ve got the black high-heat rattle can sitting in my garage waiting for me to do this quick/easy/cheap fix as well. Hopefully you took the giant spit wad out of your tail pipe after snapping this pic -
 

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The rear reflectors are held in by a single 7 mm screw, a tab on the side and a weak snap tab. Once the screw is removed it comes out easily.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I've done the muffler delete, which makes the job easier. You basically want to stick your head where the muffler is, so you can look straight into the back of the bumper and see the screw. You'll also want an ~8" socket extension to reach the screw. I have the steel bumpers, not sure if the other bumpers have different access.
 
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