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 Post subject: Junkyard upgrades - which options can be easily added
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:10 pm 
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My Jeep started out life as a sport with the only option being the automatic transmission. Not wanting to buy another Jeep and because i like doing things others say i can't, I decided to add options after the fact from donors at my local pick and pull. Below is a list of what i have done so far. If anyone else is interested, let me know and I can give you more info on how I did it. You'll need either a dealer tool or other app that will let you change options in the TIPM.

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Most of these require some wiring to be added. Luckily many of these options are prewired into the main body harness and only need a few connectors repinned. Rather than try to pull the whole harness at the yard, i just get the end connectors. You can then unpin the donor harness, splice it on the end of a custom harness, then re-pin it into the right spot on your Jeep.

No dealer tool needed:
Garage door opener sunvisor
Fold flat seat.
Rear door tweeters
Auto dimming rearview mirror
Cruise control

Dealer tool (or equivalent ) needed
Steering wheel buttons
Auto headlamps
Fog Lamps
Remote Start (need to buy WCM new from dealer)
Compass+Cluster (this one requires advanced electronics tools to copy the odometer)

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 Post subject: Re: Junkyard upgrades - which options can be easily added
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:26 pm 
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Some others I might look for:

- heated or leather seats
- inverter under rear seat & outlet on rear of center console
- radio/gps upgrade
- subwoofer on right side of trunk area
- jack on left side of trunk area if you are missing yours
- full size spare tire
- skid plates (radiator, engine, t-case, trans, and gas tank)
- aux cooling fan & fan clutch
- factory tow hitch & Mopar hitch wiring harness
- roof rack side rails and cross bars
- Mopar splash guards
- Mopar front bumper bar (a $500 option)

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Rock Lizard Skink Super Sliders
AtTheHelm Front Recovery System & Roof Rack

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 Post subject: Re: Junkyard upgrades - which options can be easily added
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:18 pm 
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Funny you should mention some of those, I have the inverter, trim panel, and switch sitting on my garage floor waiting for me to get around to it. I'm also working on adding the trailer tow circuits. I need to make a trip to the junkyard to get terminals to add to the TIPM connectors.

I've thought about the sub+rear trim, however you'd have to use a different amp. The factory amp would require you running wire from the radio to the amp, then back to the speakers.

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245/75/16 Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus
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 Post subject: Re: Junkyard upgrades - which options can be easily added
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:31 pm 
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I’ve added a lot of factory options to my Sport over the years, including a few things that would only come on the Limiteds (heated seats, cabin air filter housing). But whenever something breaks and needs replacing, I am always going to hit the JY for a used Mopar replacement if a new Mopar part is out of the budget. That strategy ALWAYS works out better than a new aftermarket part in my experience. I have replaced CV’s, door latches, window switches, window regulators, and more this way. I like to reuse and recycle. :mrgreen:

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2008 Liberty Sport 4x4 Automatic
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Jeepin By Al 4" Lift Kit
BFG KO2’s 245/75R16
Full MOPAR skid plates
Rock Lizard Skink Super Sliders
AtTheHelm Front Recovery System & Roof Rack

M116A3 Trailer build thread: viewtopic.php?f=72&t=77997


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