What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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As soon as USPS gets here, I am installing locking hood latches. I could not do the Mopar central hood latch lock since I have the factory integrated trailcam.

I hate it when things disappear from my engine bay. 🔑

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EDIT: This was a very easy mod. It took about 10 minutes to do both sides. Just remove 3 nuts on each side and install the new latches.
 
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What winch plate and other parts did you use to mount your winch?

Only took me 3 days to complete but got the winch and bumper on. Still have to fully mount the bar and trim the badlands freespool handle.
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Made mine legal again today.
1. Added removable front bumper extensions.
2. Added rear mudflaps
3. added fugly fender extenders to cover my 13.5" wide tires. (you can almost see them in the pictures)

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Johnny,

You actually remove them first, place the decal, then make a slit in the hole with a knife/blade. This allows you to insert them back into the hole and re-bolt them down. Pic below shows them removed completely as the first red decal goes down.

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Yep, this is intentional. The bumpers are easy to temporarily remove, and the finished product looks much cleaner without a small outline around the bumpers letting some of the paint color thru.
 

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As soon as USPS gets here, I am installing locking hood latches. I could not do the Mopar central hood latch lock since I have the factory integrated trailcam.

I hate it when things disappear from my engine bay. 🔑

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Which locks are those? Once you get them can you give the lock diameter and the diameter of the hole for the lock, would be nice to have a weather proof cover for the lock.
 

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Which locks are those? Once you get them can you give the lock diameter and the diameter of the hole for the lock, would be nice to have a weather proof cover for the lock.
I cheated on the photo. I considered the locks in the photo but learned the left lock and the right lock are keyed differently, so you have to have 2 different keys. I thought that was stupid. The locks I ordered are very similar but use a traditional lock cylinder instead of the barrel key lock cylinder. Here is the link for the hood locks I ordered. Click Here

It looks like the locks I orders do have a cover over the key slot.
 

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I went through the side cowl, then windshield channel (tilted windshield down) and got into the cab super easy. Surprised I don't see more folks using this route.

About the 5 minute mark on this video..

Great stuff, your way is probably better, and my post is likely more of me worrying about my method over anything else...

Stay well.

It’s surprisingly easy to remove the dash/radio on a JL... all I did was come through the grommet near my clutch push pin & route it up above the radio... I drilled a hole in the tray (& directly under it) & installed a grommet... easy-peasy 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽 Looks & functions a helluva lot better than my other switches I had in there... I’m too embarrassed to post a pic where I put my air compressor & my kc light switches initially 😬
 

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I did two projects over the weekend. Not really picture worthy.

1. Installed the Oracle Reverse lights Wired them to work with Reverse lights or constant power. My notes are in this post:
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...egrated-led-reverse-lights.55888/post-1371594

2. I took a chance on the the review-less power window adapter sold on Amazon that lets all 4 windows work auto-down and auto-up. And auto close the windows when you lock the jeep (From fob or door button on door handle). And auto open with the sequence of unlock-lock-unlock. Everything works great, the video posted on Amazon are the only instructions, none in the package, or anywhere else. (I did find a direct YouTube link to the video: )

In the video you will see them connect the wires to the door side of the harness, obviously that would be easier, but I wired to the body side of the harness, just enough room there to tap in. You only need these wires if you want control from the remote, auto-down, auto-up still work without those wires.

Also there is one constant wire needed, I tried to hook it to the constant from the aux-wiring bundle, but kept blowing the fuse. The wire can't be more than 22 gauge, so I looked at its inline fuse, its 25a, so you need to wire this directly to the battery. Trial and error, it doesn't pull any juice until it gets the high amp signal from the windows that they are closed (when they stop), its only a second of higher amperage, but the 10a fuse cannot handle that. This is obvious now.

I will add review on Amazon, something I rarely do, but for Auto-down/Auto-up functionality on all 4 windows for $100, its a deal for me. No clue why Jeep doesn't do that by default.
 

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Look great, the install video scared me off.
It did as well (and they only showed the driver’s side, probably for good reason :giggle:). At one point, I was going to just pay someone (*cough* @chevymitchell *cough* ;)) but my brother put his finger on the cabin-side to make sure I wouldn’t hit anything critical and I pushed a screwdriver through it. Ended up doing it yesterday because the dealer messed up re-installing my driver’s side inner fender after the steering box TSB so I had to take that side off to re-install it.
 

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I cheated on the photo. I considered the locks in the photo but learned the left lock and the right lock are keyed differently, so you have to have 2 different keys. I thought that was stupid. The locks I ordered are very similar but use a traditional lock cylinder instead of the barrel key lock cylinder. Here is the link for the hood locks I ordered. Click Here

It looks like the locks I orders do have a cover over the key slot.
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It's been a busy couple days: working late & trying to do at least SOMETHING to my NEW '20 rubi every day.
so far, in no particular order:
installed cargo tray
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Installed MOLLE visor "thingy"
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installed red grab handle tray to match red rubicon trim
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Installed "jerry can" key fob cover
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MOPAR cowl light brackets
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XPRITE hood latches
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Mounted fire extinguisher bracket (no extinguisher as my daughter stole it for her jeep)
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mounted nylon & velcro extinguisher holder to use for holding recovery strap
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Installed Rugged Ridge HD tailgate reinforcement
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Installed accent knobs on radio, heater & headlight knobs
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All the adds for the knob accents say they do not fir Rubi/Sport S models. Did you have to do anything special to put these on?
 

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Mounted Rhino Rack Pioneer MaxTrax Side Mount Bracket and their new Stow It (basically lockable Quick Fists) brackets to hold my shovel. This is much cleaner than the hacks I had built up a while ago.. The position of the MaxTrax does add about six inches of height on top of the Jeep, but it keeps the platform completely open for whatever else I want to put up there.

(And no, I don't ride around with the shovel and MaxTrax on the roof all the time. ;) )

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