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Drake Off Road billet underhood cap install with pics!

Cruising around SEMA I saw alot of vehicles running billet replacement products for handles, shift knobs, underhood caps, grab bars, seat risers, etc. I think my Jeep is at a point where it just now needs some finishing touches so I pulled the trigger on a bunch of Drake Off Road's billet aluminum parts. They are relatively inexpensive (most around $25 each) without sacrificing quality as they are heavy duty billet aluminum pieces.

I started with the underhood accessories which consisted of replacement caps for just about everything with a cap. In every example, the construction of the billet cap vs the OEM plastic cap is second to none. They all installed quite easily as you litteraly just take the OEM cap off and replace it with the Drake billet cap. But here is a recap of some of the highlights that needed a little explaining (plus some that didn't ).

All the caps can be had from Quadratec.....http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...hp?kw=drake+jk

Here's what I started with. Plain and boring....



First off, the power steering cap. Simply unscrew the old cap, stare in amazement at the quality of the Drake cap, then install the Drake cap.





Next we have the radiator cap which doesn't fully replace the OEM cap but rather covers it.

First step is to loosen a small set screw along the edge of the drake cap using a 3/32" allen wrench. Next, remove the red protector from the bottom of the Drake cap which exposes an adhesive disk.



Next remove the OEM cap from the radiator and then place it inside the Drake cap cover.



Using the 3/32" allen wrench, tighten the small set screw which will help lock the OEM cap inside the Drake cover. Done!





Next is the washer fluid bottle. The cap has a small hook that it's attached to that you simply unhook it from. As a replacement to that hook, the Drake cap has a braided wire loop that you simply put over the neck of the coolant bottle and then screw the new billet camp on.




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~Warn 9.5ti Winch w/synthetic line
~Rhino Lining tub
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~Drake Off-Road billet bling
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Looks good man!!!!

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Now let's move on to the brake master cyliner cap.



Remove the OEM cap and then remove the rubber seal from the inside of it. Insert the rubber seal into the bottom of the Drake cap and install...Done!









Next we have the coolant overflow cap. Simply lift it off the bottle and screw the Drake cap on.




09 Unlimited Rubicon Flame Red
~8.5" TeraFlex LCG Long Arm
~41x14.50 Interco IROK Radials
~20x10 RBP-93R wheels with red inserts
~RCV Performance front D44 CV-style axle shafts
~Posion Spyder Crusher flares, Rock Brawler Bumper, Rocker Knockers w/sliders and Hawse fairlead
~Warn 9.5ti Winch w/synthetic line
~Rhino Lining tub
~Katzkin interior
~10lb Powertank & VIAR Xtreme
~Drake Off-Road billet bling
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Last but not least we have the engine oil cap. You just twist off, again stare at the substantial Drake cap, then screw the Drake cap on.







Viola!! Behold your dressed up engine bay. The covers may not add horespower but you'll also know that the Drake billet caps won't fail you in heat or cold.


09 Unlimited Rubicon Flame Red
~8.5" TeraFlex LCG Long Arm
~41x14.50 Interco IROK Radials
~20x10 RBP-93R wheels with red inserts
~RCV Performance front D44 CV-style axle shafts
~Posion Spyder Crusher flares, Rock Brawler Bumper, Rocker Knockers w/sliders and Hawse fairlead
~Warn 9.5ti Winch w/synthetic line
~Rhino Lining tub
~Katzkin interior
~10lb Powertank & VIAR Xtreme
~Drake Off-Road billet bling
Check out my build here....
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Keep your eye on the windshield washer one i got my oil changed and the guy topped off the washer fluid and the loop came off and it fell in the engine compartment and he couldnt find it lol but i found it and put it back on

the drake stuff is nice quality stuff

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lol my engine has never been that clean...but they do look pretty

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lol my engine has never been that clean...but they do look pretty
lol....she's still SEMA pretty and with under 3500 miles!

09 Unlimited Rubicon Flame Red
~8.5" TeraFlex LCG Long Arm
~41x14.50 Interco IROK Radials
~20x10 RBP-93R wheels with red inserts
~RCV Performance front D44 CV-style axle shafts
~Posion Spyder Crusher flares, Rock Brawler Bumper, Rocker Knockers w/sliders and Hawse fairlead
~Warn 9.5ti Winch w/synthetic line
~Rhino Lining tub
~Katzkin interior
~10lb Powertank & VIAR Xtreme
~Drake Off-Road billet bling
Check out my build here....
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