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jfallon1
03-19-2014, 01:12 AM
About a year ago I bought a 2011 2dr cosmos blue JK. I started this build with intentions of trail riding with mild rock crawling. I live in south MS, so the nearest park isn't in my back door. I have plans to make a trip to rausch creek, Morris mountain, and a few other parks along the way however. She still has to a few things left before she's ready. Here's what I have so far.
-3in Teraflex lift kit with teraflex front track bar
-Bilstein Shocks
-JKS quicker disconnects
-35/12.5 Duratracs
-American Racing rims
-5.13 gears/ Yukon rear air locker
-ARB compressor
-Airade CAI/ Dynomax exhaust
-SPod
-Rigid Dualies
-Trucklite headlights
-Poison Spyder front/rear bumpers
-Poison Spyder Evap skid
-smittybilt rocker guards
-flat flares


The day I brought it home:
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Few pics after the lift and tires:
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Latest pictures:
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HILLZ
03-19-2014, 01:18 AM
Nice Rig!:thumb::thumb:

cozdude
03-19-2014, 01:22 AM
Wow nice jeep! Love the color


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BANZAIKEV
03-19-2014, 05:59 AM
Sweet Rig:beer: form one cosmos blue owner to another:rock:

Tmoore03
03-19-2014, 11:49 AM
Nice Jeep!!! Another Cosmos owner here!!

hinrichs
03-19-2014, 03:03 PM
looks good :thumb:

firecrew1
03-19-2014, 03:07 PM
looks nice so far,
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JLE21
03-19-2014, 04:37 PM
X2 that color is awesome :thumb: very nice build!

jfallon1
03-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Since the interior lighting is terrible at best, I'm putting LED light strips in the footwells and wiring them into my dome light. Hopefully have some pics up for you guys by this weekend.

Canvas JK
03-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Looks good. :thumb:

jfallon1
08-10-2014, 03:58 PM
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Been awhile since I updated. I've added LED strips in the footwells as mentioned. Also added the newest smittybilt Gen2 winch and windshield light bar. Not much going on. Getting to the point of a stand still until the funds are there for long arms, beefier axles, larger tires and the works that go along.

jfallon1
09-27-2014, 11:16 PM
A little update. Installed the aeroforce guage. Awesome to say the least. Only bad part is the guage face is metal and the housing is plastic. This makes it easy to crossthread. Aeroforce notifies you of this in the instructions so this is something they need to address. Also, getting ready to install new ball joints and c gussets. 102631102632

Msrunner
09-28-2014, 12:23 AM
Looks great! We are neighbors. Yep not much rock crawling around here.

Dune Crawler
09-28-2014, 12:35 AM
Awesome build. Gauge looks good


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KingCopperhead
09-28-2014, 01:19 AM
Great looking 2 door)

jfallon1
09-28-2014, 03:32 AM
Looks great! We are neighbors. Yep not much rock crawling around here.

What part of MS you from?

jfallon1
09-28-2014, 03:36 AM
I appreciate it guys. Hoping to add a few more mods to the list before a 4 day camping/wheeling trip. Stay tuned

JK LYF
09-28-2014, 04:10 AM
Very nice! Clean look.....

Msrunner
09-28-2014, 05:22 PM
What part of MS you from?

Stone County

jfallon1
10-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Got an update for ya'll.
-added the tuffy console. It hangs low and I've hit my head a few times getting in. But I've modded it to account for my sPod. It seems to rattle to, something I need to address and stop
-welded in c gussets and installed new synergy ball joints. The joints have made a difference in the handling. Steering seems a lot tighter.
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-added some extended braided brake lines on the front. 106856
Gonna be added added a few more thing to the build list here soon including a roof rack, a cb, and hopefully a new tire carrier poison spyder is set to release in the next week or two. All this for a 4 day camping/wheeling trip in north Alabama and TN. Stay tuned and if ya'll have any questions, feel free to ask.

jfallon1
11-02-2014, 12:28 AM
Finally got the Garvin Rack in. Pretty simple installation. Well built product and very stout. Plan on putting it to good use come end of November on my trip. 107518107519

jman_12
11-11-2014, 10:01 PM
Man that color is beautiful! Nice build, keep up the good work

jfallon1
11-12-2014, 01:35 AM
Man that color is beautiful! Nice build, keep up the good work

Thanks man, going on a trip soon so stay tuned for some nice mountain pics

Armydog
11-12-2014, 02:01 AM
Finally got the Garvin Rack in. Pretty simple installation. Well built product and very stout. Plan on putting it to good use come end of November on my trip. 107518107519

Dude, love that rack. Does it bolt straight through the hard top? Nice low profile and it looks really stout. Google time. I like it a lot. Can you hang the top from/by the rack itself?


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jfallon1
11-12-2014, 03:54 AM
Dude, love that rack. Does it bolt straight through the hard top? Nice low profile and it looks really stout. Google time. I like it a lot. Can you hang the top from/by the rack itself?


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Yes it bolts through the top with 4 bolts down each side of the rack. There's a flat bar on the inside of the top that the bolts run through in order to keep them from pulling through the fiberglass.

As far as lifting it, yes. It's stout and well secure. I wouldn't leave it suspended however. I'm sure overtime that would eventually take a toll on the fiberglass.

pedroj14
11-13-2014, 12:26 AM
Nice headlight upgrade. Gotta love how the hardtop looks on the 2 door JK

jfallon1
12-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Waiting on the new PSC carrier to come in. Looking forward to the install and the look. Also, running some numbers on PR44 unlimited front axle and some 37's. Gonna be a nice way to end the year and begin another. 115158

jfallon1
12-23-2014, 05:58 AM
Nice headlight upgrade. Gotta love how the hardtop looks on the 2 door JK

You can't beat the trucklites man. I believe my favorite mod to my jeep so far.

jfallon1
12-23-2014, 06:02 AM
The new body mount PSC tire carrier arrived today. Unboxed and painted. It was sealed tight and shipped fast compared to the fact I ordered the day it released. Looking forward to the install in the am. 116000116001116002

big dr
12-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Just saw this build for the first time. Very nice! 2 door,, 35's,, flat fenders,, stubby bumper,,, blue,,, ===== bad ass jeep! Very excited to see the new tire carrier on! Good luck with the install!:beer:

thardy
12-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the carrier!

hbkid22
12-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Good looking rig. And curious how you like the rear tire carrier. Have to post a write up after install.

jfallon1
12-24-2014, 03:15 AM
Began the install today. Looked everything over and thought I had all the parts. Got halfway through the install and I was sent two lower hinge brackets for the swing out carrier. I called PSC and they are shipping me an upper mount. Sucks because I already hacked up the upper tailgate hinge bracket so I couldn't install it back. Which means the jeep won't be drive able until the part comes in and the install is finished.

big dr
12-24-2014, 04:08 AM
That is some bull shit quality control!!! Only thing you can hope for now is that the finished product blows your mind its so good. I hope that is the case:beer:

jfallon1
12-24-2014, 06:24 PM
That is some bull shit quality control!!! Only thing you can hope for now is that the finished product blows your mind its so good. I hope that is the case:beer:

Just checked the tracking on the bracket and it won't arrive until Monday. After I pay for a $1,000 carrier, the least they can do is overnight or two day the bracket. I was sure to send them a nice email.

JK_Dave
12-24-2014, 07:29 PM
Just checked the tracking on the bracket and it won't arrive until Monday. After I pay for a $1,000 carrier, the least they can do is overnight or two day the bracket. I was sure to send them a nice email.

No offense and I get you're pissed, but this probably has more to do with the carrier than PSC. I heard the backlog is crazy at UPS right now so you're probably lucky you're getting it Monday.

Good luck with the install once you get it. I look forward to pictures!

jfallon1
12-24-2014, 11:29 PM
No offense and I get you're pissed, but this probably has more to do with the carrier than PSC. I heard the backlog is crazy at UPS right now so you're probably lucky you're getting it Monday.

Good luck with the install once you get it. I look forward to pictures!

I emailed PSC and they sales guy I dealt with told me it was his intentions to overnight it and didn't

jfallon1
01-04-2015, 01:57 AM
Got the carrier installed. Everything went together well with the exception of the wrong hinge sent. Going to move my hi-lift to the passenger side and install two 2 gallon roto pax tanks. Enough talking, on with the pictures. 117567117568117569

hbkid22
01-04-2015, 02:32 AM
Looks good. Was the install fairly easy?

jfallon1
01-04-2015, 02:37 AM
Looks good. Was the install fairly easy?

Not hard at all. Couple hard parts but with two inclined people, it can be done in just a few hours.

jfallon1
01-07-2015, 06:15 AM
Not much has been going on with the Jeep. I moved my jack from the roof rack and to the tire carrier. I used 3in bolts through the holes predrilled in the carrier specifically for this. Looks good just concerned about how low it hangs. Gonna keep an eye on it on the trail.
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-Also added a spiderweb shade on the inside. Got it fastened pretty well and when I take the top off, it'll already be in place with the exception of a few fasteners.
-other than little stuff like getting my cb cable ran, that's about all for now. Saving for a PR44 up front and some new shoes but since I've been out of work with my injury, progress has been slow. The goal is to be on 37's and EVO's bolt on coilover a by the summer. Just gotta put the nose to the grind and save every penny.

I appreciate everyone's comments and compliments (I can take criticism too). I thank you for keeping up with my build as well. I wish to add more wheeling photos but kinda don't have much to wheel here in the south other than back roads, but I'll see if I can get out a little more and find some interesting places to capture. Thanks again for the ones that are following along with me. Cheers!

jfallon1
01-13-2015, 02:42 AM
Received and installed my Synergy Chromoly tie rod. Hopefully the last tie rod I'll have to buy.
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Spent the better half of my afternoon riding backroad around my local WMA and national forest. With the weather at 73 degrees and clear, it was a beautiful way to spend the evening. Seen a few deer. I had a riding partner tagging along. 119033119034

66bmx6
02-16-2015, 02:28 AM
Awesome build. that blue is just great.

jfallon1
03-18-2015, 03:25 AM
Installed my trek top today. Love the look. Definitely top quality. Looking at some rain this weekend so we'll see how it does in that department.
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Also waiting to receive my rotopax 2gallon tank. It'll be nice have a safe way to carry fuel for my atv.

Also, highly considering selling the rear bumper and opt for the EVO fascia. Trying to shed some weight off ole girl.