What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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I installed a custom soft-top compression & retention system for ease of top-down operation...
OK, so its two eye bolts but they are cool, they say Chicago on them & were made in USA. Since I'm using the velcro straps to keep the seatbelts quiet I use paracord in place of the straps. Having an anchor point, you can tie it down lower. So now the top sits just below the CMHSL level for a skosh more visibility.

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Mocked it up in a jig, just need to tweak the spacing all the way around and fire up the welder. Almost there!

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All done now! Very happy with the way they turned out given that I cut these from 1/4" 316L plate with a 4-1/2" grinder and a HF 1/16" thick cut-off disk and drilled the holes with a HF 10" benchtop drill press using HF titanium nitride drill bits and Tap-Magic.

The tailgate of the Jeep should fall off before these studs pull through. Now to get it mounted and to he-man that 35" tire back onto the carrier.


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put on some method racing wheel with 315/75/17 toyo M/T just have to lift it now

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holy cow... those are 315 wide on stock suspension? Aren’t those 35” tires? Won’t that rub like crazy on a Sport JL? Looks good though.
 

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holy cow... those are 315 wide on stock suspension? Aren’t those 35” tires? Won’t that rub like crazy on a Sport JL? Looks good though.
About 33.5” if my math is right. The aspect ratio is 75 not 70.
Edit:bad math, see below.
 
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holy cow... those are 315 wide on stock suspension? Aren’t those 35” tires? Won’t that rub like crazy on a Sport JL? Looks good though.
you have to take the front plastic piece off the front bumper that connects to the fender and you won’t have any rubbing and it’s like a 34.5” tire
 

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All done now! Very happy with the way they turned out given that I cut these from 1/4" 316L plate with a 4-1/2" grinder and a HF 1/16" thick cut-off disk and drilled the holes with a HF 10" benchtop drill press using HF titanium nitride drill bits and Tap-Magic.

The tailgate of the Jeep should fall off before these studs pull through. Now to get it mounted and to he-man that 35" tire back onto the carrier.


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Now mounted with grade 10.9 flange bolts and flange nuts. Very happy with this project as I am able to keep the stock look and feel, but the underpinnings are as strong as possible.


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I installed Smittybilt Neoprene seat covers. I have tan seats and park under trees in my driveway. I can see the birds salivating when I pull in the driveway with the top down.
They were fairly easy to install and I like the results. The colors match pretty closely with the soft top, although there is a slight difference.
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