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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,981
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  • jayorionjayorion Posts: 18
    Does anyone know where I can find locking wheel hubs for a 1990 Jeep Wrangler?
  • texasjeeptexasjeep Posts: 270
    shane202

    My GUESS would be that it has something to do with sales. It seems like Jeep has been dropping and adding colors lately.

    jayorion
    Warn has some good ones.
    http://www.trailquest.com/warn/fwhc.shtml

    anonymous02
    I haven't been using mirrors. Some people mount CJ style mirrors. I probably will go with sun performance but their passenger side mirror is basically useless. I haven't heard of anything better.
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    Have you tried www.4wd.com and www.quadratec.com? They have a lot of those types of parts.
  • jeepheadjeephead Posts: 49
    I've been looking into relocating my mirrors, too, for the summer when the doors are off. I am planning on ordering the brackets soon, and moving my mirrors from off of the door. The ones I am planning on ordering are from quadratec.com, and they are part # 13125 00. These look like they basically move the mirror forward, off of the door and next to the windshield. I can let you know how well they work if you like.

    Jeephead
  • cklausingcklausing Posts: 16
    I went through this whole mess some time ago, and actually have posted about it once a month or two back.

    Basically, I went the replacement mirror route instead of the relocation route. I like where the mirrors are on my half-doors, and didn't really want to be taking them on/off each time I decided to ditch the doors (didn't know for sure if they would interfere with the doors openning if they were in the relocated position).

    Ended up going with a pair of the Quick-Mirror-2's from Quadratec. These basically mount onto the windshield hinge, and are mirrors on extended arms. For the most part, I am satisfied, as they do let me legally drive without doors, but here are my thoughts:

    1) very easy install. Total time was about 10 minutes, and most of that was just finding the right torx bit to use on the windshield hinge.

    2) once you've got the brackets on, the actual mounting/unmounting of the mirrors takes all of about 30 seconds. Just screw them onto the bracket (which you can leave attached) and you are good to go.

    3) The driver's side mirror works great so long as you make sure to get it good and tight. If you don't, the torque caused by the wind at highway speed will cause the mirror to rotate inwards on it's arm.

    4) The passenger side mirror is pretty much useless at anything other than "around town" speeds. You'd think that it would just be a mirror image of the driver's side, but it is totally different in style. The differences make it REALLY easy for the wind to get ahold of and torque the mirror and arm on the bracket. No matter how tight I attached it, as soon as I got above about 40mph, it started to pivot.

    At this point, I could get an extra driver's side mirror kit, and just use the arm to mount the passenger side in the same way as my driver side is done. Or, I could do what I'm currently doing and just go without a passenger side mirror. With the top and doors off, it isn't like it is exactly difficult to see what is beside me!
  • desnodesno Posts: 28
    Hi ya'll! I've got a patriot blue 2002 Wrangler X 4wd, all the good options, and tan soft top and interior. I've got some questions concerning getting a bikini top and duster. Does anyone have much experience with the bestop safari bikini top, duster, and windjammer? If I've got my top down and it rains, is there anything to protect my radio, speakers, sound bar? Or will it be affected at all? Also, I've noticed that there isn't much if anything out for the 2002's, is there that big of a difference between 01's and 02's? I live in eastern NC so it can rain at the drop of a hat.

    des'
  • jayorionjayorion Posts: 18
    To Texasjeep and goducks1

    Thanks for the help. I'm new to this. Just got this Jeep a few months ago. I'll try your recommendations.
    Thanks Again
    Jay
  • bamatazzbamatazz Posts: 311
    You mean I have ANOTHER recall to take care of?
    I just got the Ignition recall done now I gotta take it back for another? Is this NECESSARY??
    just wondering..

    Keep Jeepin
    BamaTazz
  • jptjjptj Posts: 53
    Congratulation on your noble black steed becoming a 100k member
  • twylietwylie Posts: 619
    I've got info and pics on my site on the bikini and duster. I just got a windjammer to complete the set, but haven't had time to install it and see how it works. http://www.ewylie.com/jeep/mods.htm


    The set isn't waterproof as you'll end up with areas around the doors that would allow water to get in, but it makes a nice alternative to using the soft top and carrying the windows with you at all times. We ran the duster without the back seat most of the summer and it was nice to have a little more storage space for running errands. Since we left the duster on, we used the bikini to cover the front area so we wouldn't have to put the top back up (requires removing the duster). The bikini is prety good at keeping rain out as long as you're stopped. When driving, you get blow back around the windshield and over the top of the bikini onto the back of your head. I'll see how much the windjammer helps with this. We got in the habit of folding our seats forward when we went in somewhere and kept a towel in the back to dry off anything that gets too wet. Let me know if you have any questions.


    -twylie

  • big_davebig_dave Posts: 13
    Does anybody have or know anything about 1999.5 Wranglers? I just had my brakes done, and the mechanic ran into problems because even though my Sport is a '99, he said it was made in the second half of the year and, as a result, it's more like a 2000 model for parts.

    Anyone know what the major differences are between the first and second halves of that model year, or where I could find out? Would I be subject to the recall? Thanks!
  • redkey1redkey1 Posts: 270
    I am about to swap tops as it has been about 70 the past week here in boston. I seem to have misplaced my torx bit that they give you, what head number do I need to get? Also, I have heard sailkote works wonders on making the zippers easier to use, any other suggestions?
  • goducks1goducks1 Posts: 432
    For removing my Jeep's hard top (a 1998), I use a T40 bit. You should be able to buy just that size at any decent hardware store.
  • desnodesno Posts: 28
    Thanks for your advice. I just don't want to invest money in something that's not going to do me any good. I hope that the windjammer/duster/bikini top combo works for you and helps keep out most of the rain, even in a good carolina downpour. It'll at least help me convince my wife to let me buy those cool seat covers! :-) I like the look and I want to be able to just have to store the half doors and not the rest of the windows with the top.

    Please keep up the posts!! I love getting on here and reading and seeing the pics on the websites!
  • huckhillhuckhill Posts: 20
    I had a lot of luck with a best-top bikini on my CJ. But, beware that in one of those sudden downpours (l lived in Asheville, NC and those downpours are pretty much every afternoon), you will get a lot of water coming from behind you while driving, so you may want to consider mud guards. Also, when the jeep was sitting still, it would collect quite a lake in the bikini top and tipping the water out without soaking yourself or passangers was quite a trick. And, I would not spend a fortune on the top unless you can secure it. Easy-off can mean easy-gone.

    But, having said that, go for it. It is still worth it for summer motoring!
  • anonymous02anonymous02 Posts: 1,538
    I had to have a zipper repaired, and the lady told me just plain old silicone spray works great. She said to keep the zippers clean with warm soapy water, then rinse with plain water, THEN after it dries, spray the zippers with silicone.
  • oceantoadoceantoad Posts: 186
    After having rested for a day or so in the state of Indiana, my Sport is headed for Texas.

    Latest update shows it having left Salemn, IL at 0857 today. The ETA for Mesquite is on the 21st at 0645 (if I am reading this thing correctly)..

    The time is not bad since I ordered it on the 1st of April.
  • oceantoad, I definitely know what it's like to do the "rail watch". I spent an entire weekend reloading the site, anxiously awaiting each new location. It's both frustrating knowing your new baby is so close and satisfying knowing it won't be long. Keep us updated!
  • dwranglerdwrangler Posts: 127
    Step one is to put the Firechicken (Firebird) up for sale. Well there are now two signs in the windows (of the doors) announcing that it's for sale. I'm going to call the local station to do just that. Hopefully I'll be selling it soon. Now if my Dad will remember that he said I could use his truck til I either found a used one or saved enough through the summer and early fall to get a new Jeep...I'm hoping for the new Jeep :)

    Well I'll keep ya updated.

    Hug you Jeeps for me.

    ;)

    dwrangler
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