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Old 07-11-2016, 01:02 AM
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ONEFRAME's 2015 HA

FIRST STAGE: PROTECTION

I'm not rushing into modding the external look of the vehicle at this stage, but enjoying as is while adding protection.

STEP 1: PAINT PROTECTION FILM

Chose 3M PPF mainly because of the installer experience in working with the film and the reputation of the 3M brand.

Had the following wrapped:
1. Full Front Bumper (including grills)
2. Partial Hood
3. Door mirrors
4. Door edges
5. Rear Bumper (sides only)

Results. Unnoticeable:
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Close-up hood. You can see the line where the partial wrap occurs.
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Here's the closeup of the bumper. Look closely and you'll see the lines below the Amber turn signal.
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As for the rear, they only wrap the top section where the hatch is which the Jeeps already have a pad. Since I wanted the film on the sides of the rear bumper only, he did a freestyle cutting. The film ends right by the edge of the rear sensors.
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Total cost: $900+.


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Old 07-11-2016, 01:12 AM
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STEP 2: CERAMIC WINDOW TINT

This one is for the interior protection. In my previous vehicle in SoCal I had Huper Optik ceramic film on the Audi.

Because of the lack of retailers here up North for the above brand, I went with Solar Gard Ultra Performance ceramic film from the same shop that did the paint protection film.

Because of the tint laws as well, I chose a nearly invisible film for the front (75) and a dark shade for the rear and quarter panel (40) on top of the OEM privacy glass.

Here's both side by side. This was taken on a rainy day. You can see through the other side of the street in front despite the dark clouds and a closed sunroof.
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Here's the front up close.
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And the rear.
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Total cost: $400+


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Old 07-11-2016, 01:37 AM
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STEP 3: MONITORING - RADAR DETECTOR + DASHCAM

The radar detector is Valentine 1 and was a carry-over from the Audi. It served me well. I'm not a racer. I just want to know when I'm being monitored and serves as a check on my own speed.

I like the brand because of the arrows. I know where the threat is and can adjust accordingly especially if it's on the opposite side. You can also upgrade to the latest model by sending it in and the form factor remains the same. This means the brackets for the install also remain. No need to buy new ones.

Here's the Valentine 1 hard-wired on the rear view mirror using MirrorTap MTX series wiring. While the actual radar detector is held up by BlendMount which is an aluminum bracket that latches on the stalk of the rear view mirror.
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For the dashcam, I chose the Thinkware F750 which is a Korean brand. I like the iOS app which you can connect to the unit via Wi-Fi to download the videos and change the dashcam settings.

For now it's wired via their 12V cig adapter. I also have the direct to battery wiring but I'm just lazy to do a wire tap on the fuse. Probably after Summer.
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Here's both of them from the driver side:
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From the passenger side:
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From the rear passenger view:
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And how it looks from outside:
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Total cost:
Valentine 1 radar detector: $399.00
BlendMount: <$100.00
WireTap MTX: $39.99 (20" length)

Thinkware F750 dashcam: $349.99


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Old 07-17-2016, 02:03 PM
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STEP 4: Front Bumper Protection

These simple rubber stoppers came from Superbumper/Sparebumper. It's a minor add but helps protect your front from parallel parking and also avoid your license plate screw from scratching the other car if you're the offender. Obviously not for high impact hits, just small taps.

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Re: ONEFRAME's 2015 HA

I like the idea of clear film on the front. Brother-in-law did it to his Audi, lasted through hot summer and snowy winter with no yellowing or peeling.
Yours turned out nice, can't even see the lines.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:06 AM
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Thank you, sir!


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Nice Jeep, would love to get a diesel. Gotten it dirty yet?
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Thanks, WickedXJ! Not yet. Still saving up on underside covers for the next round of protection.
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ONEFRAME's 2015 HA

STEP 5: REAR DASHCAM

After reading through a thread I finally got inspired into installing my rear dashcam.

Being a 2-channel dashcam, the rear simply connects to the front via a micro USB cable. All power and video recording goes to the front shared memory card. The good thing is video is in sync.

The cable is routed from the front main dashcam and makes its way through the headliner on the passenger side.

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Here is the rubber on the front rear door stripped. All you have to do is gently but firmly pull down.

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The cable continues towards the rear passenger. As you can see below all rubber moulding on both passenger door have been stripped down.

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Until it finally makes its way into the rear. With the hatch open, you again tug down on the rubber moulding to reveal the roof liner opening.

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From there you snake the USB wire through.

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Here is the rear camera finally installed and attached to the glass in between the defogger.

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My ultimate goal is to route the wire through the rubber grommet but I don't have the patience to wiggle it through the existing wires. It's a tight fit in there as of now. Another time again.



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STEP 6: DASH CAM BATTERY BACK UP

Because I didn't choose due to skill set to hardwire the dash cam to the fuse box, I got tired of having the dash cam wired directly to the 12V via the centre console which is unfortunately always ON. That will eventually drain the vehicle battery unless you have the patience to unplug.

My solution is to buy a battery back up. My research led me to the top manufacturer of this type which is called Cellink B Battery.

This is solely powered by accessory for charging as well powering the dash cam. When the vehicle power is off, the battery of the device kicks in to power the dash cam.

Therefore there is ZERO battery drain from the vehicle. The downside of course is the cost. The upside is that you don't get stuck one day from not being able to start the Jeep.

Here is the battery back up:
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Here is where it's plugged which is the rear 110v power outlet via a power inverter:
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The wiring is routed from the front windshield up to the headliner and inside the B pillar. Then finally down in between the carpet and the rubber mats. Here's a peek a boo of the wiring underneath the Weathertec mats.
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And finally here's the batter tucked under the front passenger seat secured via Velcro.
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Re: ONEFRAME's 2015 HA

Hi,
Do you leave the Cellink B Battery plugged the whole time? Does it not drain the car battery when it is off?


Got a Thinkware Dashcam too and was thinking of doing the same setup.
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Hi,
Do you leave the Cellink B Battery plugged the whole time? Does it not drain the car battery when it is off?


Got a Thinkware Dashcam too and was thinking of doing the same setup.
Hi, ncycorp

I do have it plugged the whole time.

Depending on where you plugged the Cellink B Battery. If you use the Accessory route, then it will only be charged whenever the vehicle is running. This is the route I use. Whenever I start the vehicle, there is a faint beeping sound indicating the Cellink has received power and is charging. Whenever I turn off the vehicle engine, another beep indicates it has lost receiving power.

If you use the always-on route (i.e. the DC outlet by the arm rest), then it would always be charging which I don't advise and will eventually drain the battery.
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