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Looking really good! I've been thinking about the Mopar Rock Rails but with a gloss black powder coat to match the trim on my 75th Anniversary Edition. Do you still like having those rock rails? Do you really rub against them while getting in/out of the Jeep?

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Hey
You Jeep looks great. I have a few questions I hope you can answer. I might have missed them already but thought I'd ask.
I've done a winch mount on a 15 Grand and will be doing another soon. My question to you is how do you access the control box or release lever? As of now I kept the middle grill slats out so I can reach in, but it really takes away from the look of the Jeep. Any pointers or ideas? Thanks.
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Looking really good! I've been thinking about the Mopar Rock Rails but with a gloss black powder coat to match the trim on my 75th Anniversary Edition. Do you still like having those rock rails? Do you really rub against them while getting in/out of the Jeep?
Yes, I like having the rails. I mainly wanted them so that I had a side step to help me get higher when I'm strapping stuff into the cargo basket. They were a PITA to install, but seem solid as a rock (pun intended).
As far as my calf hitting the rail. Yeah, it happens. But, I'm 5'10" and have a long torso and short legs. Someone with longer legs may not have that problem.
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Hey
You Jeep looks great. I have a few questions I hope you can answer. I might have missed them already but thought I'd ask.
I've done a winch mount on a 15 Grand and will be doing another soon. My question to you is how do you access the control box or release lever? As of now I kept the middle grill slats out so I can reach in, but it really takes away from the look of the Jeep. Any pointers or ideas? Thanks.
On my Jeep, I have the grill with the black vertical fins in each of the seven slots. In my case, I clocked my clutch lever so that it was near the top. This allows me to take a 5/8" box-end wrench and slip it through the slats. Then I can turn the wrench flat and use the round end of the wrench as a lasso to grab the clutch lever and move it fore and aft. It sounds a bit hokey, but actually works very simply.

I always keep a compliment of wrenches and other tools in the spare tire well, so I always have the wrench handy. I'd like to rig up something a little more "final" at some point. As stupid as it sounds, I thought something along the lines of a lawnmower throttle cable might be adapted to actuate the clutch lever, even from inside the Jeep. I also thought some kind of servo or linear actuator might be able to be rigged up. But right now, it's just too freaking hot to be out there wrenching on it in 100+ degree weather. I'll revisit the finer points of this in October when the weather cools off here in Texas.
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On my Jeep, I have the grill with the black vertical fins in each of the seven slots. In my case, I clocked my clutch lever so that it was near the top. This allows me to take a 5/8" box-end wrench and slip it through the slats. Then I can turn the wrench flat and use the round end of the wrench as a lasso to grab the clutch lever and move it fore and aft. It sounds a bit hokey, but actually works very simply.

I always keep a compliment of wrenches and other tools in the spare tire well, so I always have the wrench handy. I'd like to rig up something a little more "final" at some point. As stupid as it sounds, I thought something along the lines of a lawnmower throttle cable might be adapted to actuate the clutch lever, even from inside the Jeep. I also thought some kind of servo or linear actuator might be able to be rigged up. But right now, it's just too freaking hot to be out there wrenching on it in 100+ degree weather. I'll revisit the finer points of this in October when the weather cools off here in Texas.
Thank for the update. My brothers jeep and mine both are a 2015 with the honeycomb grille inserts and the wrench method won't work. If you do end up doing something different please let us know.
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Re: Decided to pull the trigger on most mods at once

Damn that is a nice project!
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