What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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Installed Fishbone Offroad front, rear bumpers and front skid plate. Runva 11XPS winch, Fishbone plate flip down thing, Rough Country rear plate relocate. Oracle Side Tracks and RR AMFIB.

Fishbone stuff is super solid, very well packed and simple install. Worst part was tearing apart plastic bumpers to get fog harness and parking sessors out.
Winch will be installed with solenoid so I can power it with Aux switches.

Oracles are an easy install but running through passenger firewall was a bit of a challenge.

Rugged Ridge AMFIB I actually put on about 2 weeks ago, it's already collapsing and I have a friend sending me the 3D printed parts to solve it (plans are on another thread on here) it's too bad, it's a great design, but terrible material. They really need to address this at RR.

RC plate relocate is good quality but their included directions are absolute garbage. For instance. When splicing into the tail light harness for plate light, they say to slice in the the "4th and 6th" wires....lol. They're literally coloured, why wouldn't they use that? Plus they don't explain at all about removing rear trim with subwoofer other than "3 track bolts" which is not even the case.
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After careful review, the play on the field has been altered: removed the hood mounts to cut off some rubber. The extra rubber kept water around and didn’t serve a purpose. Also painted thehood bolts matte black.
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How do you wash the window? Does the sprayer clear the lightbar? Maybe its just the picture angle.
 

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Well. Was getting the rig ready for nice weather. Going to throw the top on the Top Lift Pro and get my new Mopar Tube Doors installed until I opened the box :facepalm: See if you can tell the problem in this pic.

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luckily I only had drivers door off and had to reinstall.

Aww... twins...


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How do you wash the window? Does the sprayer clear the lightbar? Maybe its just the picture angle.
HOnestly - i havent tested it yet, but it looks like it will not clear. Might be a deal-breaker. After i installed, i went right into washing.....totally missed testing it! I'll you know though.
 

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Also installed a Bolt hoodlock and Lamin-x amber fog light covers and painted my cowl vent.

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The Bolt hood lock should have included several 1/4" steel rivets (in case yours were missing). Or did you want to use nuts/bolts/washers instead?

I've a pair of Lamin-X fog light covers in the parts box. Did you remove the fog light housings from the bumper to allow for easier installation? That seems to be necessary so as to allow for proper placement & adhesion. TIA.
 
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The Bolt hood lock should have included several 1/4" steel rivets (in case yours were missing). Or did you want to use nuts/bolts/washers instead?

I've a pair of Lamin-X fog light covers in the parts box. Did you remove the fog light housings from the bumper to allow for easier installation? That seems to be necessary so as to allow for proper placement & adhesion. TIA.
I didnt want to buy a rivet gun for a most likely one time use and didnt want to pay anyone. Its mounted solidly and not going anywhere. Yes, I took off the fog lights, wiped them with rubbing alcohol to clean them and applied them. Very forgiving if you dont get it the first time and air bubbles push out real easy.
 

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I didnt want to buy a rivet gun for a most likely one time use and didnt want to pay anyone. Its mounted solidly and not going anywhere.
I did purchase the relevant rivet gun from Harbor Freight for the job. $16 with coupon. It did struggle with the steel rivets included with the Bolt hood lock, but I got it done. Yes, I might never need that tool again, but the one-time cost wasn't bothersome.
 

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I did purchase the relevant rivet gun from Harbor Freight for the job. $16 with coupon. It did struggle with the steel rivets included with the Bolt hood lock, but I got it done. Yes, I might never need that tool again, but the one-time cost wasn't bothersome.
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IF, you ever pull the fender liners that involves removing some plastic rivets. You might peel back the fender liner to access the Aux battery, etc.. Anyway, that rivet gun will do the deed of replacing the rivets you pulled.
 

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@Heimkehr

IF, you ever pull the fender liners that involves removing some plastic rivets. You might peel back the fender liner to access the Aux battery, etc.. Anyway, that rivet gun will do the deed of replacing the rivets you pulled.
Good to know! Thanks.
 

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After careful review, the play on the field has been altered: removed the hood mounts to cut off some rubber. The extra rubber kept water around and didn’t serve a purpose. Also painted thehood bolts matte black.
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how on earth did you get those hood bolts out
 

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how on earth did you get those hood bolts out
HA! SO - the first one, i just used my 1/2 ratchet with the torx bit. When the bolt "broke" loose, it scratched my clear, as the torx jumped out of the bolt head. Not happy with it, but fixable. On the rest, i used a 6" extension, so my pressure was more horizontal and elevated from the hood. That worked better.....OH, and i ate my Wheaties.
 

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HA! SO - the first one, i just used my 1/2 ratchet with the torx bit. When the bolt "broke" loose, it scratched my clear, as the torx jumped out of the bolt head. Not happy with it, but fixable. On the rest, i used a 6" extension, so my pressure was more horizontal and elevated from the hood. That worked better.....OH, and i ate my Wheaties.
HAHA the last part... that's a bummer about the clear... that's what I feared as the Torx jumped on me a couple of times too, I said screw it, it's not worth it. I really wanted the hi-lift on the hood instead of the bumper but oh well. After the big impact couldn't do it, it was game over.
 

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On saturday i installed my genright tire carrier...
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Damn, I love this tire carrier. If I decide to add a 5th wheel, I feel like this is the only way I would do it. Looks soo good!
 
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