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piginajeep
12-16-2011, 05:29 AM
Just got her last week, We are still debating on a name. So far I've installed the Tuffy rear deck and center console. I'm not sure what the rest of the build will be...:thinking:
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=162&d=1324012990
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piginajeep
12-16-2011, 05:33 AM
First Mod.
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=170&d=1324014057

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Vroom Vroom!!!
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=169&d=1324014023

wayoflife
12-16-2011, 06:09 AM
OUTSTANDING!! damn, that's a good looking JK!! Can't wait to see what else you do with it :yup:

2012jkfng702
12-16-2011, 10:17 AM
Looks good Chris, glad you went with the stick as well. Have you had any issues with 4th gear popping out or not going all the way in???

piginajeep
12-16-2011, 02:53 PM
Looks good Chris, glad you went with the stick as well. Have you had any issues with 4th gear popping out or not going all the way in???

Not yet, both my 07 JK's popped out of gear all the time.. so far as good!!! it seems to shift smoother than the 07's as well. I know its the same transmission but something feels different.

JKRay
12-19-2011, 05:45 PM
Nice looking JK and color its really eye popping!! If I ever see you around town Ill give you a wave. Ill be in the gold Cherokee. :D

piginajeep
01-08-2012, 03:57 AM
Installed Mastercraft seats in my Crush today.
what the hell is this thing for? I know its a sensor. Not on the 07 JK's...
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=202&d=1325994837
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Once the seats in this is hidden by the center console. it'll work until I find out what Mastercraft says what to do with it.
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=205&d=1325994953

Success! I used the write up on project-JK.com to guide me. However theres a couple changes on the 2012's. I'm interested to see Mastercrafts fix for it.
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=203&d=1325994874
http://wayalife.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=204&d=1325994916

wayoflife
01-08-2012, 04:28 AM
you know what it looks like? eh, probably shouldn't say ;)

Robar
01-08-2012, 04:30 AM
you know what it looks like? eh, probably shouldn't say ;)

Nope, wrong color. :LOL:

piginajeep
01-08-2012, 04:33 AM
Nope, wrong color. :LOL:

I'm sure you have a couple just like it

wayoflife
01-08-2012, 04:33 AM
Nope, wrong color. :LOL:

LOL!! you're right, this one looks like it's stainless steel and electric :crazyeyes:

nacho
01-08-2012, 05:13 AM
it is a pyrotechnic device to tighten the seat belt in the event of a collision

piginajeep
01-08-2012, 05:16 AM
So I shouldnt have smacked it with a hammer more than once? Oh well, its on the passenger side only

nacho
01-08-2012, 02:47 PM
needs a electrical signal. only problem is if it goes off or isnt there your airbag light should come on

kaptkrappy
01-08-2012, 10:57 PM
it is a pyrotechnic device to tighten the seat belt in the event of a collision

You're serious, aren't you? It looks expensive too.

GCM 2
01-10-2012, 05:43 AM
Installed Mastercraft seats in my Crush today.

Your seats look great. Are you planning on the rear buckets too? This upgrade in my rig is still one of my favorites. I keep wanting to do the rear buckets too, but I use my cargo area with seats folded flush so much that I hate to give up the space.

piginajeep
01-10-2012, 05:46 AM
Your seats look great. Are you planning on the rear buckets too? This upgrade in my rig is still one of my favorites. I keep wanting to do the rear buckets too, but I use my cargo area with seats folded flush so much that I hate to give up the space.

No, we never have passengers and our Siberian Husky goes on trail rides with us. He likes to lay down across the back seat.

nacho
01-10-2012, 01:15 PM
You're serious, aren't you? It looks expensive too. yes, it is common in new vehicles

2012jkfng702
01-14-2012, 04:23 AM
Looks like that or maybe a refueling probe from a F-16.... Could be interesting either way. Mount the passenger one in the center where the center seat belt should come through then head off road.... See what the passenger thinks it is ???

piginajeep
02-19-2012, 04:36 AM
Installed a 3" lift on my 2012 and headed up to Lake Isabella for the day.

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Robar
02-19-2012, 04:44 AM
That looks good Chris. :thumb:

JKRay
02-19-2012, 12:25 PM
Lift is looking great!! :thumb: The Lake is looking cold though. haha

JeepFan
02-19-2012, 03:03 PM
Chris, Your JK is looking great! What tires do you plan to run? Can't wait to see it with bumpers wheels.

RanchoRubi
02-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Chris, Looks like its quickly coming along. Which lift you go with?

piginajeep
02-19-2012, 03:32 PM
Chris, Your JK is looking great! What tires do you plan to run? Can't wait to see it with bumpers wheels.
I'll be running 37" Falken wild peaks on Walker Evan Beadlocks for Moab, I also have 37" Hankooks.


Chris, Looks like its quickly coming along. Which lift you go with?
3" premium plus with CRC link for now.

wayoflife
02-19-2012, 03:37 PM
great pics chris!! so jealous that you've got your 2012 lifted before me. oh well, hoping to fix that this week :cool:

piginajeep
02-19-2012, 03:39 PM
great pics chris!! so jealous that you've got your 2012 lifted before me. oh well, hoping to fix that this week :cool:

Same thing happened in 07 I believe! I'm sure you'll pass me up on mods :)

Robar
02-19-2012, 04:10 PM
I'll be running 37" Falken wild peaks for on Walker Evan Beadlocks for Moab, I also have 37" Hankooks.


3" premium plus with CRC link for now.

No long arm? Or is this a future upgrade?

piginajeep
02-20-2012, 12:56 AM
No long arm? Or is this a future upgrade?

Nope, figured I would run a short arm for awhile. I have not ran one in years. I figured I should give it a try for awhile. Future?? I'll never be done. :)

We drove up to Yosemite today.

piginajeep
02-27-2012, 03:54 PM
Reel drive shafts, Walker Evans wheels on 37's.

I need to do a little trimming before TDS...:yup:

Robar
02-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Very nice! Did you do something w/ the exhaust or just the JE Reel? What kind of rock protection you going with?

piginajeep
02-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Very nice! Did you do something w/ the exhaust or just the JE Reel? What kind of rock protection you going with?


No exhaust mods required with a 27.5" long shock extended, 1310 JE Reel Shaft (or any 1310 with smaller tubing) it will clear the exhaust.

I might cut down the factory rail for now, as I have no clearance with the factory rails on. This time around I'm going to run a frame mounted rocker.

JKRay
02-27-2012, 04:53 PM
The lift tires and wheels are looking nice!!! :rock:

wayoflife
02-27-2012, 04:55 PM
damn chris, that looks really really good!! i'm totally jealous :thumb:

piginajeep
02-27-2012, 05:28 PM
damn chris, that looks really really good!! i'm totally jealous :thumb:


I'm amazed at the power it still has, unlike the 2007-2010 its not a dog with 37's and stock gears.

wayoflife
02-27-2012, 05:32 PM
I'm amazed at the power it still has, unlike the 2007-2010 its not a dog with 37's and stock gears.

that is so awesome to hear. i can't wait to get our 2012 up on 37's!!

Drayko88
02-28-2012, 12:41 AM
This JK is gorgeous. Love the color and the 37s. Im very jealous as well

JeepFan
02-28-2012, 01:24 AM
Chris, your Jeep is looking great! I really like the look of the Walker Evans wheels. :yup: I see you changed your mind on the Wild Peak's. Tony...

Tim
02-28-2012, 02:01 AM
Love how it looks with 37's. Good job. :clap2:

Jeep4me2
02-28-2012, 02:15 AM
Maybe you should sell your stock wheels and tires to offset the cost of your new ones. If you decide to, let us know I'd be interested, and I'm not too far.

piginajeep
02-28-2012, 03:29 AM
Chris, your Jeep is looking great! I really like the look of the Walker Evans wheels. :yup: I see you changed your mind on the Wild Peak's. Tony...
I still have the wild peaks, The Hankooks were already mounted.

Maybe you should sell your stock wheels and tires to offset the cost of your new ones. If you decide to, let us know I'd be interested, and I'm not too far.
I will sell them to the first $800.00 in my hand

piginajeep
02-28-2012, 03:31 AM
Thanks for the compliments, The builds not over yet :brows:

BONDSY
02-28-2012, 04:33 AM
Throw some wheels and tires on and it likes a completely Jeep! Looks real nice Chris.:yup:

2012jkfng702
02-28-2012, 06:01 AM
Chris, Looks sweet... your right about the power, I turned the traction control off with the 37's on and was able to break it loose into second... I love the new engine. Oh how does the CRC link feel on the 12??? Definitley on my list of mods for the future.

Jeep4me2
02-28-2012, 06:11 AM
Wish I had the money, but no such luck.
Dude, you have an awesome Jeep!

piginajeep
02-28-2012, 03:44 PM
Chris, Looks sweet... your right about the power, I turned the traction control off with the 37's on and was able to break it loose into second... I love the new engine. Oh how does the CRC link feel on the 12??? Definitley on my list of mods for the future.

Its a noticeable difference cornering for sure.

2xcapeIN
02-28-2012, 03:57 PM
What a great start to a sweet build! I love those seats! are they the RS's?

piginajeep
03-01-2012, 07:01 PM
What a great start to a sweet build! I love those seats! are they the RS's?

Yep, Baja RS seats..

I'll never drive without them again!

piginajeep
03-03-2012, 06:16 AM
Gave the tires some breathing room with Bushwacker flat fenders!

wayoflife
03-03-2012, 06:20 AM
Gave the tires some breathing room with Bushwacker flat fenders!

sweet jesus that looks outstanding!! :thumb: i so need to get our new JK built up. :rolleyes2:

piginajeep
03-03-2012, 06:25 AM
You have a built JK,, it'll be ok:D

I need to get a stubby front bumper and tire carrier:crazyeyes: This stock stuff looks silly

wayoflife
03-03-2012, 06:34 AM
You have a built JK,, it'll be ok:D

I need to get a stubby front bumper and tire carrier:crazyeyes: This stock stuff looks silly

surprisingly, i don't think what you have now looks all that bad but, a stubby bumper and rear tire carrier would make it look really mean. not to mention, it would make it a lot more functional as well.

Drayko88
03-03-2012, 01:24 PM
Wooowwww, you jeep looks awesome. If you don't mind me asking, you have the full traction 3" premium plus lift? How do you like it. I was looking to do the same on my sport but run 35s, how does it handle on the road and off, did you have to buy anything additional besides what comes in the lift? Thanks : )

2012jkfng702
03-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Hey Chris is that a manual locker in the front??

highoctane
03-03-2012, 08:56 PM
Looking good! I love that color. If I weren't a full time student, I'd be trying to pick up a 2012 for a 2nd JK. But I think I'll enjoy the no payment for awhile till I graduate.

JKRay
03-03-2012, 09:27 PM
Dang your jeeps looking good and your building it up fast!! :thumb: I sure wish I can do that. haha

piginajeep
03-04-2012, 06:08 PM
Hey Chris is that a manual locker in the front??
Yep, spyntec lockouts by solid axle.

Dang your jeeps looking good and your building it up fast!! :thumb: I sure wish I can do that. haha

It's starting to get there. I cheated a little bit:D. I kept a handful of key parts from my 2 door rubicon. The tires/rims, seats, lockout, axle shafts, poweplant are all from my 07.

JKRay
03-04-2012, 08:21 PM
It's starting to get there. I cheated a little bit:D. I kept a handful of key parts from my 2 door rubicon. The tires/rims, seats, lockout, axle shafts, poweplant are all from my 07.

Haha I bet that helped out quite a bit!

Serg5000
03-06-2012, 04:51 AM
Wow. Your rig is awesome. It grew over night

Sharkey
03-10-2012, 10:57 PM
Gave the tires some breathing room with Bushwacker flat fenders!

How are you liking the flats? As much as I had hoped to get a lift before spring, it's just not going to be in the cards for me and I need to address my rubbing before I rip off a fender. Rather than cutting the stockers, I'm thinking of getting the bushwackers. That way, down the road when I can get a real lift, I could stay at reasonable COG and still run 37's if I wanted to. Thanks for your input, and your Jeep is looking sweet (or as my 10 year old says, "beast").

Jeepff
03-18-2012, 07:45 PM
AWESOME BRO i Ordered the same w the hard top and i cant wait for mine baby to come in so i can start makin her mine! the Crush is just an awesome color!!! NICW WORK!!! its in PA right now i should have it this week after almost a 2 month wait...:beer::beer:

piginajeep
04-10-2012, 03:45 PM
Just back from Moab.....

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JKRay
04-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Sweet! :thumb::rock:

Jeepff
04-12-2012, 01:19 PM
Just back from Moab.....



THAT IS AWESOME! now im super jealous lol

2012jkfng702
04-12-2012, 08:23 PM
What front axle truss is that? Looks great how do you like the clutch on the 12, I stall quite a bit if in four hi, four lo is better but doesn't pull like my 2001 TJ did. Seems to want a little more gas pedal. Can't wait to cram a Center Force dual friction in it.

Drayko88
04-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Just back from Moab.....



Wow nice pictures, jeep looks sweet

NAUJK
04-12-2012, 11:43 PM
Noticed you had the Hankook Mud-Terrains, how do you like them? I have the Hankook ATs and love them so far, just curious how you find the MTs?

Great rig, looks amazing! Wish I could build mine up to be like the ones I see from here and PJK!

ResQace
06-13-2012, 01:19 AM
How u likin your tuffy deck?!

piginajeep
06-13-2012, 03:23 AM
Noticed you had the Hankook Mud-Terrains, how do you like them? I have the Hankook ATs and love them so far, just curious how you find the MTs?

Great rig, looks amazing! Wish I could build mine up to be like the ones I see from here and PJK!

Nice tire, but hard to keep balanced.

piginajeep
06-13-2012, 03:23 AM
How u likin your tuffy deck?!

It's ok...

ResQace
06-13-2012, 04:49 AM
It's ok...

That's what I'm gathering...currently have an 07 jku with bestop's flexatrunk installed and after having a trunk for 5 years, trying to figure out what to do for a trunk in my 2012 jkur now that bestop has discontinued the flexatrunk! :-/

piginajeep
06-13-2012, 03:09 PM
That's what I'm gathering...currently have an 07 jku with bestop's flexatrunk installed and after having a trunk for 5 years, trying to figure out what to do for a trunk in my 2012 jkur now that bestop has discontinued the flexatrunk! :-/

I really like the design of the 07-10 JK's better. If you have the money look at the ARB drawer kit. Its not cheap but its very strong!

wayoflife
06-13-2012, 03:36 PM
I really like the design of the 07-10 JK's better. If you have the money look at the ARB drawer kit. Its not cheap but its very strong!

agreed, the old tuffy box for 07-10 is a MUCH better design. i like the ARB drawers but, i don't like how you have to get rid of the subwoofer.

piginajeep
06-13-2012, 03:42 PM
agreed, the old tuffy box for 07-10 is a MUCH better design. i like the ARB drawers but, i don't like how you have to get rid of the subwoofer.

very true. We really need a innovative solution that doesnt cost $500 or more.

I'm really not thrilled about any of my options or current set up. Its really a pain in the ass to access the frig :crazyeyes: