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Old 09-26-2012, 03:51 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

That's awesome, great job! I love how some of the slightest changes make the Jeep look so much better. This is one of them for sure!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

So a few weeks back the cover on my rock light switch broke off. I took the opportunity to check out OTRATTW's new switch covers and see if they were any better. Once I got the new cover I compared it to the old.

Old on the left and new on the right:




It appears to be a little more hardy than the old cover. Anyone who has used this type of switch for a while knows the cover will easily break loose if whacked. The clips that hold the cover to the switch look to be slightly thicker and the clear plastic seems harder and less brittle compared to the blue plastic.






Time will tell whether or not these last longer. In the mean time I also ordered their "Passenger Eject" cover for the switch that currently has no purpose and their "Tiki Mask" cover which will probably find it's way into the rear. I have already received a few inquiries from some concerned passengers






I now plan to place another order to replace the rest of my switch covers
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:18 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

I'm loving those switches! What are you going to do with the tiki man? Btw I have a real wooden tiki man from hawaii I'm trying to find a home for if you want it its yours.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:50 AM
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Well I am thinking I will use it for my LED strip in the cargo area. I always meant to go back and wire in a switch to have more control over the LEDs. This seemed like a fitting switch cover to use I would enjoy your tiki, but I don't think my wife would. I have some similar items I have brought back from my travels and she never seems to let them live in the house for long


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Old 09-28-2012, 01:26 AM
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So something I have contemplating doing lately! I am thinking about modifying my Gobi rack, yes again I want to cut the top tube off the rack leaving only the bottom main unit. Then mounting my back-up lights up side down below the bottom tube, just over the roof. And removing the air dam so I can mount the LED bar in it's place. That way the bar will also be below the main tube creating a much more sleek rack. So it will be more sleek, lighter, and provide better clearance under obstacles and structures. Another idea is to remove the air dam and replace it with one made of plexiglass, so I can keep the ramp going and still allow the light bar to shoot through it. I will probably try this idea first and if it doesn't work out then just remove it and have the light bar there.






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Old 10-01-2012, 05:23 PM
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Re: Omelet's Build Thread!

do it! i love the way valpacer's looks and this should look as good if not better!
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:46 AM
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Thanks bud! I probably will end up doing it, but I need to get some supplies for it first.
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Use a scratch resistant and uv resistant polycarbonate or lexan instead of plexiglass (acrylic) if you can afford it. It's much stronger and better for impact resistance.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:41 PM
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i would be interested in the top part that you cut off if you decide you don't want to hang on to it!
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speaking of light bars, how did you flush mount the rigid to your matrix guard?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:27 PM
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I took the Matrix apart, carefully cut out enough metal from the center to squeeze the light bar in, adjusted the center forward far enough to still allow a close tight fit to the bumper, had to drill no holes because I moved the center out and up, repainted everything, and put it all back together. That simple
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Hey Omelet's I just ordered a new Volant cold air intake and read that you had to get a larger hose. Which hose did you have to get longer?
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