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Improving the factory sound

jk sound barI read about this trick a while last summer or fall, and just now finally got around to trying it out.

Materials required:  a cheap fibre fill pillow (i bought one from Walmart – cost $4.97.

Tools required:  a small torx driver, sorry I don’t recall which #

Removed the 3 screws from each speaker in the top sound bar just behind the front seats, and let the speakers hang by the wires.  I then ripped open the pillow, and pulled out chunks of fibre fill, and stuffed it into the holes – not too loose, but not too packed either.  Mounted the speakers and grills bak in place.  Did the same with the rear sub woofer.

Amazing the improvement in sound without spending a small fortune in new electronics!

I didn’t do the front lower dash speakers – but I think I’ll take a look another day and see if the fill would be contained – otherwise, I might just see about some foam cones to mount in behind them.

 

 

Is this the bumper?

JCR Offroad Mauler
JCR Offroad Mauler

I do need to get a bumper for the Jeep.  It’s a tough call as to which to go with.  I like the Poison Spyder, and then I came across this offering from JCR Offroad.  Neither bumper includes the disco skid – which I would also add.

Poison Spyder BFH
Poison Spyder BFH

New additions to the aquarium

Siamese Algae EaterPicked up 3 Siamese Algae Eaters for the aquarium this evening.   Also picked up some plants, some sort of Hygrophila, I think.  Getting more algae growth, so I figured I should try controlling it with some algae eaters, and also add a little more nutrient competition by adding more plants.

hygrophila

Winch line weight

winch weightReceived a new winch line weight from my friend Rob over at BuiltforOffRoad.ca.

His new design allows you to easily wrap the weight around the winch line so that it stays in place.  If you use a winch at all, this is a MUST HAVE accessory!