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  1. Winch lines, the rain, and drying them out...

    I've read that you should, if the line gets wet, pull it out (not all the way!) so your line can dry before spooling it back in. I've got a synthetic line (Harbor Freight Badlands,) and it's been raining. I don't have a winch cover, and my winch sits VERY low in the bumper so it's covered from...
  2. Michigan Jeepers, where do you put YOUR ORV tags?

    Just picked up mine today to get ready for the spring / summer, but trying to decide where to put them. The obvious place would be on the back window, but if I decide to take the top off and then go off-roading, well, then what? So my next thought is to put them on the back bumper to the right...
  3. Rear of fog lights now very exposed, should I do something to protect them?

    Noticed after getting my new bumper installed, that the backside of the factory fog lights (non-LED) are very, very exposed. Like nudist beach exposed. I'm wondering if I should do something to at least partially protect / cover the back side of them, maybe jerry-rig a box out of plastic, or...
  4. Winch hook isolator, or just hook to a shackle and leave a little slack?

    My hook (Harbor Freight hook that comes with the Badland 12k winch) is rattling and bumping! I want to minimize the noise, so as I see it, I've got two options and I'm trying to decide between them: Buy a winch hook isolator and put it between the hook and the fairlead on the line Pull out...
  5. Bed racks and roll-up hard-top tonneau covers?

    Right now I've got a "soft top" tonneau, but because of some of the items that occasionally go in my bed, I REALLY want to move to a "hard top" tonneau. Well, I also had the bright idea of getting a bed rack as a way to carry the wifes' and my bicycles when we go camping. Now, what I'm looking...
  6. Synthetic line fairleads in COLOR...

    Yes, I'm kind of theming my Jeep, going black with red accents, and I'm looking for a hawse fairlead in red. I've poked on Extreme Terrain, I've poked on Quadratec, and all the ones in red are either out of stock, or don't exist... Frankly, I'm contemplating just getting a raw aluminum hawse...
  7. Are 7/8" shackle mounts not really 7/8"?

    Got the bumper mounted, per the manufacturer the shackle mounts on it can "hold up to a 7/8" adapter" (direct from their site.) So I bought a pair of Harbor Freight 7/8" d-ring shackles in red. Well, as soon as I tried to put the shackle pin through the mount, it stopped right at the threading...
  8. Cover that winch, or let the elements have their way with it?

    Monday my winch (and bumper) are getting installed and I'm going to be picking up some of the accessories one might need for winching. Such as D-Ring shackles and a rope dampener, but I'm debating a winch cover. The winch is the Harbor Freight Badlands 12K w/synthetic rope and from what I'm...
  9. My Gladiator just tried to shake itself apart...

    First some details on the Jeep itself: Sport S w/Tow package **NO** suspension modifications / lift / leveling kit / etc Stock tires and wheels OK, with that out of the way, wife and I were heading to a friends house, it's currently VERY cold out here (5F according to NWS,) Jeep was parked...
  10. Should I use anti-seize on my side steps?

    Don't recall where I read about this stuff, but should I, before they (possibly) seize up, get some Loctite silver anti-seize and put it on the bolts (especially the ones that go up into the body) before they decide to seize up (again)? Thinking about this from the standpoint of: I live in...
  11. Learning to use a winch, safely, suggestions?

    OK, beyond the obvious of getting stuck somewhere. Getting a bumper and winch installed in a bit over a month, and I'm the sort that will research and read and try to understand on a technical level what I'm about to do. Winching is going to be no different. I've looked through the online...
  12. Winch battery disconnect switch, to install it, or not to install it...

    Presuming (and from another post here it sounds like it will) the 25% Harbor Freight coupon I got in my email today is good for the Apex winch, tomorrow I'll be getting a winch to go with my new bumper (when it gets here.) My question is, and I did some research on this, to install it with the...
  13. Removing a broken bolt for NERF bars...

    Working on swapping out my old NERF steps for new, and I had one stupid bolt that decided it wanted to stay. Not realized it was either rusted in or rusty enough on the exposed threads inside the bracket, well... It broke off and I wasn't even using a cheater bar to try to turn it (see the...
  14. Portable compressor to re-fill...

    So I'm looking to get a portable air compressor, something that will run off the battery, and not a "built-in" air. I'm looking to get it for those times I perhaps go off-road and air down some (right now and for the foreseeable future I'm on stock street tires) so I can air back up before...
  15. Spring for an installer, or go for it and DIY for a bumper install...

    It seems threatening to hold my breath until I turn blue unless the wife lets me have my way might've worked! OK, fine, that's a joke, but being an expensive purchase I did have to discuss it with the wife. Ordered today a MetalCloak frame built bumper, with the 56" end caps for my fog lights...
  16. Rust on my Nerf bars, remove and paint or start shopping?

    Not long after I got the Jeep (so early 2022) I bought a set of N-Fab Nerf RS side-steps (my wife is short, even a stock Gladiator is tall for her!) and mounted them. Well, as you can see in the pictures, they rusted in spots and not where one would expect, were road debris gets kicked up...
  17. School me on bumpers...

    Currently driving a stock '22 Sport S and I'm looking to get a front bumper. I like the look of mid-widths, I want to keep the stock fog lights, and I'm likely to put a winch on it. I'd also like to be able to keep the Jeep in the garage still, so nothing that sticks out farther than the stock...
  18. Metro Detroit area, anyone want to go to Camp 4Fest?

    So, some months back the wife and I thought this would be something neat to do. Buy the Camp 4Fest admission, spend a weekend at the county park and taking the Gladiator to Holly Oaks ORV park, then back to the campground. Plans have a way of changing... We're still going to attend 4Fest, but...
  19. Back seats begone!

    ......... So, removed my back seats today to put in some storage boxes, what in the seven rings of Hell does Jeep use for threadlocker on the bloody seat bolts? If I were going to do things like this more often, I'd go out and buy a longer handled socket wrench and a cheater bar! They've...
  20. Installing a dead pedal, should be simple, right?

    And it sure looks like it, except for getting the BLASTED nuts off that the dead pedal I bought mounts to! It's the two 13mm nuts behind the brake pedal on the firewall. I've got a box wrench, goes on fine, but did Jeep bloody use red Loctite on the things? Try as I might, I could NOT get the...


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