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#21237 of 23393 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [texasjeep]
Mar 23, 2006 (7:46 pm)
Thanks for the easy links to the good information on rocker guards. I was just starting to think it's time I remove my factory steps and get rocker guards, too. I've read Tom write that those factory steps often are damaged offroad and he recommends they be removed for any real offroading. I'm still debating on frame vs. body mounted. I like the extra clearance offered by the body mounted but I guess the idea of drilling into my new Jeep makes me pause even though I know so many of you do it and I love how they look in the end.
Just curious how folks feel about the Jeep Mopar rock rails in the Jeep Accessories Catalog...I assume for the money you get better protection and quality from other manufacturers?
#21238 of 23393 Re:Heater Control by yjohn
Mar 23, 2006 (7:51 pm)
The factory service manual (FSM) for my 1995 YJ is very brief.
Under "Heater Control Replacement" (section 24-32) it says:
1. "Remove instrument cluster bezel attaching screws. (6 screws attach the bezel to the face of the instrument cluster.)
2. Remove instrument cluster bezel.
3. Remove screws attaching heater control panel to instrument panel.
4. Slide control panel outward..." (toward you, I guess.)
At this point, you should have the back of the heater control panel exposed, and the wire to the heater control light should be apparent. Presumably you can access the light bulb itself from the back of the heater control.
#21239 of 23393 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [jimlw2]
Mar 23, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I assume for the money you get better protection and quality from other manufacturers?
Generally, that would not be a correct assumption. Most of the time DC will source this type of product from a reputable aftermarket supplier and just stick a Mopar label on. Alternately, a slight variation may be made on the basic original design. Comparing pictures in the various catalogs can provide a mild form of entertainment.
#21240 of 23393 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [jimlw2]
Mar 24, 2006 (7:43 am)
I have the Jeeperman Rock Skidz and love them. They are very, very beefy, and provide a very functional step for my wife and folks getting in the back. The Jeeperman's were discussed a few weeks ago. Here's a link: Jeeperman Discussion
#21241 of 23393 Re:Heater Control by yjohn [yjbob]
Mar 24, 2006 (6:02 pm)
#21242 of 23393 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [keats]
Mar 24, 2006 (8:07 pm)
Thanks Keats - Those do look awesome and I think I'll go with those since the side-steps do make life easier getting my kids in the back (or me when I need to partially climb in the back to buckle-up my 4-year old). I think I may add DC's Mopar Jeep OEM Rubicon Rocker Guards (without the rub bar). I like the look of those diamond plates covering the lower part of the body's edge. The Jeeperman Rock Skidz look like they'll install OK underneath those based on their photos. Now, I just need to keep eBay selling un-used items from around the house to raise the money to buy my "toys".
#21243 of 23393 Re: 2005 Wrangler Rubicon (side step/running boards)? [jimlw2]
Mar 24, 2006 (9:04 pm)
Yep, they install perfectly with the Rubi gaurds, but of course you do have to drill holes to use them. They do look great, which is one reason I went with the Jeeperman's. They have a diamond plate matching step.
#21245 of 23393 Soft top boot??
Mar 25, 2006 (12:24 pm)
This may be a stupid question, but something doesn't make sense to me. I am looking into buying a soft top boot from mopar, because I like the way it can store the windows. On their website they have one available for the SWB for 230.00, or for both SWB and LWB for 169.00. I have a SWB by the way. Why is the latter cheaper? Will it fit my SWB as well? Basically, which one should I buy?
Any input appreciated. Thanks. Also, if there is a better alternative, please bring it to my attention.
#21246 of 23393 Re: Soft top boot?? [kcjeep]
Mar 25, 2006 (2:38 pm)
I don't think the boot is a popular option because it's hard to put on and take off. If you're looking for a way to take the windows winth you then you want the Cloverpatch Window Roll