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post #1 of 5 Old 12-15-2011, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Defroster Air Re-Direct

Guys in the colder climates know what I'm talking about, the defrost just doesn't seem to get to the upper corners of the windshield on the JK's. I have been thinking of making some sort of deflector for the air and so far this is what I came up with. It's made out of acrylic and is 15 inches wide by 3 inches tall. It's works great, but I might make a few more mods to it.

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I spray painted it black, but have access to a Laser Etcher so will probably put something stupid on it. I am gonna keep checking how it holds up and what needs to be approved and then will do a write up on how I built it, it's quite simple, I'm sure some have already done this and are fully capable of making something similar.

Also, in the third pic you can see how I bent some flat iron to hold my otterbox clip for my I Phone, it is screwed into the dash under the top plate.

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Does it come off easy? Nice idea for sure

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absolutely, I don't have it stuck down and it lays flat on the dash basically. To move it you just pick it up. I'm looking for ideas to do a simple hook on each front end to clip under one of the factory grid fins to help hold it in place for when the jeep is climbing or somewhat on a lean. might just even do simple patches of velcro as it's pretty light weight.

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i have been thinking about doing something about this since i bought the jk. i was thinking about just cutting some holes in the corners of the dash. since it only blows from the center. i wanted something a little more lo profile. i haven't looked at the duct under the dash yet but if needed i could run some plastic tubes to the cut outs i make.

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