Removing your Ugly YJ Full Steel Door Mirrors

Does your YJ have full steel doors with goofy looking plastic mirrors mounted on it?

If so you can update your mirrors with Kentrols TJ style Mirror Kit and a set of Kentrol door hinges. This takes a little work, but it’s a relatively easy installation and the improvement to the look of your Jeep is worth the work.

 

To start you need to order the following parts.

-#50475 Mirror Kit

-#50420 Hardtop Door Hinge Set

-¼ - 20 tap and drill set

-Silicone Sealant

 

Once you have all the parts you need, start by removing the factory  door hinges and replacing them with the Kentrol #50420 Hardtop Door Hinge Set. Once installed take the 1/4"-20 drill bit and CAREFULLY drill 3 holes into the door through the holes shown below. If you don’t drill these holes the mirror bolts will bottom out. Once drilled, take the ¼-20 tap to add the threads needed for the bolts.

 

Now install the #50475 Mirror Kit onto the new hinges using the silicone sealant on the threads of the bolts. This will insure that its totally sealed. Lastly adjust the mirror to your liking and enjoy your updated look. All of the Kentrol products you just installed on your Jeep are made from 304 Grade Stainless steel and will look great on the Jeep for years and years!

 

 

Kentrol YJ Door Hinges

Kentrol Door Hinges are a great replacement to the factory door hinge. We have customers who order Kentrol 304 Grade Stainless Steel Door hinges and then have them custom painted to match their rig. John Brainerd runs them on his flawlessly built YJ “The Kentrol black stainless steel hinges were my product of choice. They are great quality and have fixed my old drooping door problem to make things work properly.” Kentrol employees have wheeled with John and his YJ and were amazed at how well built his Jeep is. The attention to detail is second to none and it was great to hear that he thought highly of Kentrol parts. Even hardcore Jeeps need to replace door hinges, windshield hinges or tailgate hinges. Kentrol offers solutions for all Jeepers from the pavement to the trail we can help you keep your Jeep looking great for years to come.

 

 

Last-minute Stocking Stuffers

Need some last-minute gift ideas for the Jeep enthusiast in your life? No sweat – Kentrol has you covered!

Kentrol makes the best Jeep accessories this side of Santa’s Workshop, and we always have something for someone. Give the gift of quality this holiday season with some of these great (and affordable) stocking stuffers! All Kentrol products come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Footman Loops

Product #: 30423, 50423, 30535, 50535, 80535

Available in polished stainless steel or black powder coated finishes, our footman loops are inspected for fit, finish, and function to reliably secure your cargo. They come with all of the hardware you need for installation.

 

Hood Bumpers

Product #: 30506

Our hood bumper for your TJ and JK is polished to a mirror finish. Each set is inspected for fit, finish, and function and comes complete with all hardware needed for installation.  An occasional waxing will keep your polished finish looking brand new. 

 

Windshield Tie Down Kit

Product #: 30411, 50411, 30439, 50439, 30503, 50503

Available in polished stainless steel or black powder coat, our windshield tie down kit is a heck of a lot better than zip ties! Kits come with everything you need for installation and are perfect for the Jeep enthusiast who likes to fold down the windshield and get the wind in their hair…y’know, when it’s warm.

 

Door Strap Pins (pair)

Product #: 30549, 30569

Our door strap pin for your CJ/YJ is polished to a mirror finish. They are an excellent replacement for factory door strap pins, and are sold as a pair.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Those are great ideas! So, where can I get them?”

We just happen to know of some outstanding retailers that you can order these parts from. Contact them today and get everything you need for the holidays!

 

4Wheel Drive Hardware (Transamerican)
44488 State Rte. 14
Columbiana, OH 44408
800-269-5062

www.4wd.com

 

Summit Racing Equipment
1200 Southeast Ave.
Tallmadge, OH 44278
330-630-0255

www.summitracing.com

 

Quadratec
1028 Saunders Lane
West Chester, PA 19380
(800) 745-6037

www.quadratec.com

 

Morris 4X4 Center
2031 SW 2nd Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(877) 553-JEEP (5337)

www.morris4x4center.com

From all of us at Kentrol, have a very happy holiday season!

 

Renovation Open House Recap

 

Check it out! We held an open house on Wednesday to show off our reorganized and renovated warehouse in North Lima. We’ve been working on this since April and we’re very excited with all the changes. It was so nice having everyone stop by to check out our new digs!

We have a brand new roommate! We’re sharing our 40,000-square-foot building with Discover Global LLC, a solutions provider for metal and plastic components for multiple industries. Part of the space that we share will be used for engineering, product development, and product photography. It’s a very cool setup!

 

The reorganized shipping and receiving department also allows for inspections in the same place. And the new receiving dock will make it easier for trucks coming in and going out.

It’s been a great time growing Kentrol for the last 27 years, and we’re looking forward to seeing where things take us in years to come!

 

Kentrol Brings New Products to SEMA

Viva Las Vegas!

Kentrol is making its way to the City of Lights to attend this year’s SEMA Show and exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 3–6.

We look forward to this show every year, and we’re very excited to remind friends we’ve made there why Kentrol offers the best in specialty Jeep parts and accessories, while introducing our products to a brand new audience.

We have plenty to show off that’s new, including black textured stainless, replacement rubber hood latches and ready-to-paint steel accessories for the JK, stainless steel mirrors and accessories for the CJ, YJ, TJ, and JK. We’re bringing many of these new items to the show, so visit us at booth #33031 to get your first look.

 

SEMA is the automotive industry’s premier gathering of manufacturers of specialty auto products. Businesses will introduce more than 1,600 new and featured products to more than 60,000 qualified buyers, 73% of whom are more likely to buy from a SEMA exhibitor.

See you in Vegas!

 

For the Love of Mud: 2015 4Wheel Drive Jamboree

Things got reeeaaally dirty at this year’s 4WD Jamboree, which means it was a total success!

 

Last month, 4,200 mudders showed up with Jeeps and other vehicles in tow to 4WD’s Columbiana headquarters for the 17th Annual 4WD Jamboree for some serious fun, including a rock crawl, mud pit, obstacle course, and the Kentrol-sponsored Show ‘N’ Shine event. We had 1,545 Jeeps climbing, crawling, and plowing through the mud. It was a blast! In case you missed it, here are some pictures from the event! Thanks to 4WD for supplying some great shots from their album.

Jeep & Greet...

The Jamboree kicked off on Friday, Sept. 25, with a Jeep & Greet at the Sandwich Factory parking area in Columbiana.

Because Mud...

So. Much. Fun. It was amazing to see what a Jeep can climb and crawl over, but things definitely got extremely bumpy for the passengers. You will get jostled around. 4WD grabbed some great action shots from the obstacle course and the mud pit!

Photo courtesy 4WD 

Friends and Family...

Kentrol had a Rubicon on display that was detailed half and half, so attendees could take a look at two different finishes. We also gave away two door prizes: black-textured hood kits for JK. There was also plenty to keep the kiddos occupied, including go karts and CJ, 4WD's mascot.

 

Show 'N' Shine...

We had 94 Jeeps entered into this year’s Show ‘N’ Shine event. There were some incredible entries and the judges had a real tough time picking the winners, who took home some really cool trophies that were custom-welded from gear install parts from 4Wheel Drive Hardware’s shop. Too cool!