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Most Useless Accessories/Mods for the JK

I thought it would be interesting to start a thread about the most useless and monumental money wasters insofar as aftermarket parts, accessories, add ons, etc. OK...I'll start.......

Rugged Ridge: side marker Euro guards...WTF...if you damage the side marker lights, there will be a lot more that's damaged.

Rugged Ridge: their JK trailer hitch...not even tow rated...what's the point???

Smittybilt: G.E.A.R. seat covers...I don't care how you slice it...if a seat cover doesn't cover every inch of your seats, then why bother even covering them at all. Other manufacturers are also guilty of this.
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No words necessary...


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I was going to post that, but way too obvious...I was waiting to see how long that one would pop up...glad to see someone's awake and drug free...
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Rugged Ridge: their JK trailer hitch...not even tow rated...what's the point???
it is.....

http://www.omix-ada.com/instructions/11580.10.pdf

I have it and it has worked great many times.


My review, SkyJacker Hydro shocks. All mine do now is squeak, off road, on road, flat pavement, w/e, and it is loud! I can push down on the jeep to shake it and all I hear is squeaking. Thought maybe some dirt was the problem even though I have the rubbed boot on correctly but I cleaned them anyways... yeah no change


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OK...I'll give ya' a pass on that one...
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OK...here's another one...the Bestop Trail Cover....as much as I wantd to like this product, and well made and functional it is, it DID NOT fit unless you took out your soft top with hardware all together...I wanted this to work...flaps on the side to rotect that half door, waterproof, color and material match of the soft top, but you ain't gonna be able to use it unless off comes the soft top completely...those with a hatdtop only, I say go for it....

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OK...here's another one...the Bestop Trail Cover....as much as I wantd to like this product, and well made and functional it is, it DID NOT fit unless you took out your soft top with hardware all together...I wanted this to work...flaps on the side to rotect that half door, waterproof, color and material match of the soft top, but you ain't gonna be able to use it unless off comes the soft top completely...those with a hatdtop only, I say go for it....
I just got mine a couple of weeks ago and it works great. It stretches around the folded soft top on mine.

I may fold my top a little different then some though. I use the boot that came with it from the factory (I have the dual top package). Any way, instead of just the usual W shape, I fold the forward facing w's towards the middle and wrap the boot around it. The besop material folds around it nicely.

I'll post some pics later.
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Please do...I need to see how you do it. Thanks...OK...for now, you get a pass.
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Please do...I need to see how you do it. Thanks...OK...for now, you get a pass.

Probably only part of what you're looking for, but here are some pics with the cover on. You'll have to wait for me to put the top back up for pics of the folding process.



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Thanks man...think I'll try an alternate approach....
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Alec, you know you want it. Everyone knows you have H3 envy.
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Alec, you know you want it. Everyone knows you have H3 envy.
Haha, you’ve been reading the other forum

Yeah it’s true, I couldn’t afford an H3 so I ended up with this crappy off road Jeep instead
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Here's one...Hillbilly or Redneck "stirrup"...you hook to your door sill, and you have easy access to your Jeep...for the short $hits in your life...I can see an accident in the making with that one.
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i have one of the GEAR seat cover things and have to admit that i kind of like it. when the doors are off, and top down, it gives you a bunch of places to store sh!t without it blowing out of the jeep. the wife bought it as a christmas gift, and at first i was reluctant, but, it has grown on me.

Not a true seatcover (like okole or glover) by any means, but, for securing stuff when on the highway or wheeling, it has served its purpose with me.

i will agree that it is utterly useless as a seatcover though.

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And then there are the accessories that...uh..."send a message".


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Here's one...Hillbilly or Redneck "stirrup"...you hook to your door sill, and you have easy access to your Jeep...for the short $hits in your life...I can see an accident in the making with that one.
I've seen that one. Not sure I could negotiate it after a few vodka & tonics.

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And then there are the accessories that...uh..."send a message".

Wow, someone actually made it into a hitch plug. Any idea where I can find one

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Always thought the foot pegs where a good use of money.

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Wow, someone actually made it into a hitch plug. Any idea where I can find one

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Possibly usefull...or useless...you be the judge...

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I think that wouldn't be a bad idea for a spare key, not the rest of the stuff they mentioned though...

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yah, I often go for hikes and it would be nice to leave the key and whatever else in there so i wouldn't need to carry it with me. That looks pretty built though so I am sure the price for it is way more then what I could justify
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yah, I often go for hikes and it would be nice to leave the key and whatever else in there so i wouldn't need to carry it with me. That looks pretty built though so I am sure the price for it is way more then what I could justify

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yah, $69 can buy a lot of porn and beer. Proabbly not worth the trade off just to not carry my key with me on a hike.
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