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Folding GI Shovel:
Folding GI Shovel - in case Spacer Folding GI Shovel - folded
Folding GI Shovel - 90 degrees Spacer Folding GI Shovel - open
Manufacturer: Unknown
Purchased from: Long time ago!

Add-A-Trunk:
Add-A-Trunk from rear
Add-A-Trunk from rear
Add-A-Trunk from front side
Add-A-Trunk from front side
Add-A-Trunk top lid unhooks for easier access
Top lid unhooks
for easier access
Add-A-Trunk is secure when rear tailgate is closed
Secure when rear tailgate is closed
Access to under floor storage compartment with Add-A-Trunk installed
Access to under floor storage compartment
with Add-A-Trunk installed
 
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from and installed by Barton Jeep

Wheel Locks:
Wheel Locks
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from and installed by Barton Jeep

2" D-Ring Receiver Shackle Bracket:
2-Inch D-Ring Receiver Shackle Bracket
Manufacturer: Warn
Purchased from: Quadratec

Recovery Strap 3" x 30':
Recovery Strap
Manufacturer: Keeper
Purchased from: Quadratec

NOTICE this strap has NO medal hooks on either end! This is the only proper type of RECOVERY strap to use in recovering stuck vehicles. Recovery straps with metal hooks or loops on either can become very deadly projectiles.
AND tow straps are used for TOWING! Not recovering! They have a low breaking point!


Don't believe me??? Check out this video of Metal Hook Flying Into Windshield (not work safe!)

UltraMount CB Antenna System:
CB antenna removed:
Cool Tech LLC CB Antenna mount without antenna Spacer Cool Tech LLC CB Antenna mount without antenna

CB antenna installed:
Cool Tech LLC CB Antenna mount with antenna Spacer Cool Tech LLC CB Antenna mount with antenna Spacer Cool Tech LLC CB Antenna mount with antenna

Manufacturer: CoolTechLLC
Purchased from: CoolTechLLC
Installed by: Self and friend!
NOTE: Fiberglass antenna got snapped off by a tree on a trail; replaced by steel antenna!

Sport Bar Grab Handles 3" Black (pair):
Sport Bar Grab Handle Spacer Sport Bar Grab Handles (pair)
Manufacturer: EK Motorsports
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Self!

Locking Gas Cap:
Locking Gas Cap
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from: Barton Jeep
Installed by: Self!

Removed back seat!!! Provides more room in the back!
Rear Seat Upright
Seat in full upright position
Rear Seat Tumbled
Seat in full tumble position
Rear Seat Removed
Seat removed!

Skid Plate - Engine/Transmission:
Skid Plate - Engine/Transmission
Manufacturer: Skid Row
Purchased from: Skid Row
Installed by: Self and friend!

T50 Torx Socket set for Removing Door Bolts:
T50 Torx Socket for Removing Door Bolts
Manufacturer: Unknown
Purchased from: NAPA Auto Parts
Installed by: NA
NOTE: After removing and reinstalling doors, found out it is not necessary to reinstall bolts!

Project JK Decals (1 pair):
JK Decal - left side
Manufacturer: JK Forum
Purchased from: Project-JK Store
Installed by: Friend!

2007 Jeep Wrangler Service Manual CD:
2007 JK Wrangler Service Manual CD
Manufacturer: DaimlerChrysler
Purchased from: DCTech
Installed by: NA
NOTE: If you purchase this CD, you must use Internet Explorer 6 to view the colored wiring diagrams! Internet Explorer 7 or later versions will NOT work!

Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS:
Garmin eTrex Venture HC GPS
Manufacturer: Garmin
Purchased from: Walmart
Installed by: Self!

Garmin eTrex Windshield Mount:
Garmin eTrex Windshield Mount
Manufacturer: Garmin
Purchased from: Amazon.com
Installed by: Self!

Garmin eTrex Vehicle Power Cable:
Garmin eTrex Vehicle Power Cable
Manufacturer: Garmin
Purchased from: Amazon.com
Installed by: Self!

Garmin eTrex Carrying Case:
Garmin eTrex Carrying Case
Manufacturer: Garmin
Purchased from: Amazon.com
Installed by: Self!

Trail Flag Kit (Red):
Trail Flag Kit (Red) mount Spacer Trail Flag Kit (Red) without spare tire Spacer Trail Flag Kit (Red) with spare tire
Manufacturer: CFE Products
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Self!
NOTE: Due to clearance issues with after-market rear tire carrier, mount has been relocated!

4-way Folding Lug Wrench:
4-Way Folding Lug Wrench   4-Way Folding Lug Wrench - Open

Manufacturer: ???
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: NA

Fire Extinguisher (Red) (pair):
Fire Extinguisher (Red) (pair)
Manufacturer: H3R Performance
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Self and friend!

Fire Extinguisher Holder (Black):
Fire Extinguisher (Red) (pair)
Manufacturer: EK Motorsports
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Self and friend!

Mirror Relocation Brackets (pair):
Doors on:
Mirror Relocation Bracket-Driver (door on) Spacer Mirror Relocation Bracket-Pass (door on)
Doors off:
Mirror Relocation Bracket-Pass (door off) Spacer Mirror Relocation Bracket-Pass (door off)
Manufacturer: Rugged Ridge
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Self and friend!

TORX Wrench Set:
TORX Key Set - Folding
Manufacturer: NAPA
Purchased from: NAPA Auto Parts
Installed by: NA
NOTE: Jeeps for many years have used Torx bolts so you need this if you're going to do much work on your Jeep!

Door Sill Entry Guards:
Driver Side Door Sill Entry Guard Spacer Passenger Side Door Sill Entry Guard
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from: Barton Jeep
Installed by: Self!

Replacement Brake Pedal:
Replacement Gas and Brake Pedals
Manufacturer: Pilot
Purchased from: AutoPartsWAY (an Amazon.com store)
Installed by: Self and friend!

Automatic "Portable" Air Compressor:
Automatic Portable Air Compressor - in case Spacer Automatic Portable Air Compressor
Automatic Portable Air Compressor - air hose Spacer Automatic Portable Air Compressor - all pieces
Manufacturer: VIAIR
Purchased from: Central 4 Wheel Drive
Installed by: NA

Bully Hitch Cover Brake & Tail light:
Bully Hitch Cover Brake and Tail Light
Manufacturer: Bully
Purchased from: JC Whitney
Installed by: Self!
NOTE: When purchasing one of these, ensure you buy the hitch light that includes brake and tail lights!

Fuel Filler Door:
Fuel Filler Door - closed Spacer Fuel Filler Door - closed
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from: AllYourMissingPieces (an eBay Motors store)
Installed by: Self and friend!

Center Stack Bottom Panel w/Net:
(stock photo)
Center Stack Bottom Panel (with Net) (stock photo)
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from: Barton Jeep
Installed by: Self and friend

Center Console Tray:
(stock photo)
Center Console Tray (stock photo)
Manufacturer: MOPAR
Purchased from: Barton Jeep
Installed by: (not yet!)

Floor liners:
Without any type of floor protection:
(picture) (picture)

Temporary protection (carpet samples!):
Mirror Relocation Bracket-Pass (door off)   Temp protection - pass side

New floor liners:
New floor liners

New floor liners installed:
New floor liner installed - passenger side
Manufacturer: Quadratec
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Self

213-piece First aid kit:
First Aid Kit (outside)   First Aid Kit (inside)
Clicking on the following picture of the kit's contents will pop-up a listing of it's contents)
First Aid Kit contents
Manufacturer: First Aid Only
Purchased from: Costo
Installed by: NA

Evap Canister Skid Plate:
Benchmark-Designs Evap Can skid plate Benchmark-Designs Evap Can skid plate
Benchmark-Designs Evap Can skid plate Benchmark-Designs Evap Can skid plate
Manufacturer: Benchmark-Designs
Purchased from: Benchmark-Designs (website no longer exists)
Installed by: Friends and self

Upgrade headlights:
Headlight upgrade kit    Headlight upgrade bulbs
Manufacturer: IPF (kit includes two IPF XT-42 bulbs, lenses and a conversion harness)
Purchased from: Northridge4x4
Installed by: Friend and self

Before and after comparison (not my vehicle!):
Headlight upgrade with fog lights    Headlight upgrade without fog lights
Notice the whiter passenger side headlight on the picture on the right!

Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Front Bumper:
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Front Bumper

Rugged Ridge XHD Modular Front Bumper Installed
Manufacturer: Rugged Ridge
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Friend and self

Convert side markers to turn signals:
From the factory, stock JKs have marker lights mounted in the front fender flares. They don't function as turn signals. With my large front fender flares, it can be hard for other drivers to see my front turn signals. This mod, which is very easy to do, will convert your side marker lights to turn signals!

Videos coming soon - I hope!!!
Manufacturer: NA
Instructions on how to make this mod can be found by clicking on this link: http://dsl.torque.net/images/Markerflash.pdf (link curtesy of David Stern Lighting)
Installed by: Friend and self

Rewire lockers:
Locker switches in dash
(yes, I know the rear locker switch is crooked!; working on fixing that)
Manufacturer: Unknown
Purchased from: Pedal-2D-Medal (website off-line)
Installed by: Friend and self
This modification will allow use of lockers in 2HI, 4HI, and 4LO!

Installing the switches and wiring:
Relay connections
Relay connections
Dash disassembled
Dash disassembled
Ground connection
Ground connection (behind switches)
 
Engine compartment wiring - passenger side
Engine compartment wiring - passenger side
Engine compartment wiring - driver side
Engine compartment wiring - driver side

Rugged Ridge Front Skid Plate:
Rugged Ridge front skid plate - front view   Rugged Ridge front skid plate - side view
Manufacturer: Rugged Ridge
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Friend and self

Magnets (Support Our Troops and God Bless the USA):
Support Our Troops (yellow ribbon)    God Bless the USA (red/white/blue ribbon)
Manufacturer: Unknown
Purchased from: Magnet America (Support Our Troops; God Bless America))
Installed by: Self

Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer:
Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer before installation Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer before installation Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer open
Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer closed Tuffy JK Conceal Carry Security Drawer closed - side view  
Manufacturer: Tuffy
Purchased from: Northridge 4x4 (appears to be no longer available)
Installed by: Friend and self

Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio:
Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio microphone
Microphone
Cobra 75 WX ST CB Radio connector box
Connector box

Manufacturer: Cobra
Purchased from: Amazon.com
Installed by: Friend and self
This CB radio is ideal for situations where you have limited mounting space - such as in the JK!
The connector box measures 2-3/4" (L) x 1-7/8" (W) x 4-1/4" (H) - about the size of a couple of playing card decks!

CB Antenna (replacement):
CB Antenna (replacement)
Manufacturer: Radio Shack (part number 21-988)
Purchased from: Radio Shack
Installed by: Self

Teraflex 2.5-Inch Lift Kit With Shock Absorbers:
All the parts:
Teraflex 2.5-inch lift kit with shock absorbers

Measurements before/after installation of lift kit:
Bottom of fender
flair to ground
Bottom
of rear
bumper
Bottom of
fender flair
to center of
rim (all)
Front Rear
Left Right Left Right
Before 35.50 35.50 36.00 36.00 20.00 21.00
After 38.50 39.00 38.25 38.25 22.25 23.00
Increase 3.00 3.50 2.25 2.25 2.25 2.00
Spacer (all dimensions are inches)
Click the following link to view pictures of the lift kit installation: Lift kit installation

Rugged Ridge Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier:
Rugged Ridge rear bumper and tire carrier Rugged Ridge rear bumper and tire carrier
Rugged Ridge rear bumper and tire carrier Rugged Ridge rear bumper and tire carrier
Manufacturer: Rugged Ridge
Purchased from: Quadratec
Installed by: Friend and self

Cobra Power Inverter:
Cobra Power Converter Spacer
Manufacturer: Cobra
Purchased from: Cobra
Installed by: Self!

Cordura Nylon Seat Covers:
(pictures coming soon!)
Manufacturer: Marathon Seat Covers
Purchased from: Marathon Seat Covers
Installed by: Self!
Replaced the canvas seat covers because they could NOT be washed; only spot cleaned. And after four years of use, they started to show signs of wear - especially on the driver's seat in the seams.

Front Hitch Receiver:
Front hitch receiver
Manufactured by: Friend
Purchased from: NA
Installed by: Friend
NOTE: This is used for getting the Sprint boats into and out of the racing slough (one of the North Idaho Trail Blazer's [NITB's] activities)

Hankook Dynapro MT tires:
This was an upgrade from the stock 32" tires to 35x12.50x17 tires.
Hankook Dynapro MT RT03 Measurements before and after installation of tires:
  Bottom of fender
flair to ground
Top of
front
bumper
Bottom of
tire well
(rear
bumper)
Front Rear
Left Right Left Right
Before 38.25 38.00 37.25 38.00 29.75 24.75
After 40.25 39.50 39.00 39.25 31.75 26.00
Increase 2.00 1.50 1.75 1.25 2.00 1.75
Spacer (all dimensions are inches)
Purchased from: Koso Kustomz
Installed by: TireRama

Considering the 2.5" lift and the new tires,
this is how much I've raised the Rubicon:
  Bottom of fender
flair to ground
Front Rear
Left Right Left Right
Original height 35.50 35.50 36.00 36.00
Final height 40.25 39.50 39.00 39.25
Total Increase 4.75 4.00 3.00 3.25
Spacer (all dimensions are inches)

Pictures showing the increased lift as a result of the larger tires.
The larger tires better fill the wheel wells!
Before After
Tire upgrade - Before-1 Tire upgrade - After-1
Tire upgrade - Before-2 Tire upgrade - After-2

AEV JK ProCal Module:
AEV JK ProCal Module
Manufacturer: AEV
Purchased from: Northridge 4x4
Installed by: NA
This module allows you to modify several vehicle settings.
I purchased it because of upgrading to larger tires.
For this, it will ensure proper speedometer reading, odometer function,
and automatic transmission shift points.
Unfortunately it will not help in increasing my miles per gallon.

Teraflex Tire Deflators (set of 4 on keychain):
Teraflex Tire Deflators (set of 4 on keychain)
Manufacturer: Teraflex
Purchased from: Central 4 Wheel Drive
Installed by: NA
These allow for rapid deflation of tires which subsequently allows for better traction off-road!

Seat Belt Shoulder Pad (Black):
Item:
Seat Belt Shoulder Pad (Black)
Installed:
Seat Belt Shoulder Pad Installed on driver side Spacer Seat Belt Shoulder Pad Installed on passenger side
Manufacturer: Custom Accessories
Purchased from: Walmart
Installed by: Self
These stop the very annoying "seat belt flapping" that occurs when you remove the doors!




Additional accessories and modifications being considered:

Replace fog lights with brighter ones!

Some type(s) of engine performance mods to improve gas mileage; such as K&N air intake or Airiad intake???


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This page last updated: November 23, 2014