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Kenny-g
06-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Username: Kenny-g
Vehicle: 2013 JK Sport
Color: Bright White
Project Nickname: LOST YETI
Current Favorite Pic:
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Mods
Interior:
GripCords.com glow-in-the-dark white and black grab handles

Exterior:
Rough Country Hybrid Winch Stubby front bumper (installed)
Ass loads of stickers (I am admittedly a sticker whore).
Removed rear bumper
Spiderwebshade SW-1 JK2D (probably my favorite mod to date!)
GripCords.com coyote tan zipper pulls
JK Rubi Rails
Daystar Hood Wranglers
3C2X.com Quad Pods (Windshield mounted)
3C2X.com Quad Pods (Retrofitted to fog light replacements)
3C2X.com Hex Pods (Mounted to the bumper)
Daystar Hood Wranglers
Barricade 9500lb Winch

Suspension & Tires:
Rubi MOABs
285/70/R17 Falken Tires Rocky Mountain ATS IIs
JKUR Shocks & Springs (approx 1.5" of lift)

Performance/Electronics:
Superchips FlashCal
sPOD switch system

In Progress:
PlstiDip front grille matte black & remove Jeep emblem
Smittybilt XRC-8 Comp Winch (w/ synthetic rope & aluminum fairlead; coming next year)
20" LED light bar mounted via Strike Force Zebra through the grille light bar mount
More wannabe Dually's for the ass end
Volant Cool Air Intake (17636)
aFe Power Mach Force XP Hi-Tuck 2.5" Axle-Back Exhaust

My overall goal for my project/daily driver is to get the best offroad performance for the cost. So far I have really lucked out getting awesome deals or landing free stuff from really great people. I plan to get the Smittybilt flares next, then Rubi Rails, and lastly the new winch. In about a year or so I will need to buy new tires to replace these since they were given to me (they're a used set form a 2010 Rubicon). I'll also be replacing the JKUR shocks around the same time that I get new tires just to bolster the Suspension and ride a little. I will more than likely go with a Zone Offroad product. I also have plans for quite the handful of skid plates but am not fully decided on all of those yet. I've been drooling over some Spiderwebshade goodies too but can't justify the purchase quite yet since I have a soft top lol

I'm addicted to my JK and I know that, even though I'm broke and am trying to save money for my Weding/Honeymoon coming up next August (2014), I'll still end up buying little things here and there like interior storage bags/drawers, Hi-Lift Jack and mount, more stickers, and other doo-dads or toys that I like. My JK is in her teen years, yes she's a female named Lee-Roy, but she's slowly growing to be quite a BAMF lol

Quick description of why she's a "LOST YETI" ... She's big, she's mean, she's white like the snow packed Himalayan Mountains, and she's in the middle of nowhere Texas...LOST! Lol

Lastly I hit the trails frequently both local and out near Austin, TX so I'll post those trips in other threads and link them here.

TO THE PICS!
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps3830ddc1.jpg
^ How I rolled until this past Friday/Saturday...I hated those tires/wheels.

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpse0bc1c4d.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsadd5e18e.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps44f69802.jpg
^ My sticker addiction :rolleyes:

I only have one pic from installing the bumper :/ we were working too hard to stop for pictures haha pic is after got the stock bumper off, cut original brake booster bracket off, and installed new bracket that moves the brake booster out of the way. After this we had to mount the winch plate, extend the wiring for the fog lights by about 6 inches. And then install the fog lights & end caps.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpscee74ef8.jpg

And today after I got my tires and wheels mounted! Looks so much better!!!
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps3d7c2f4d.jpg

Up close of the bumper;
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsa9ab731b.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps91392036.jpg

Now the BS pics and one with my Fiancée :)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps5c504a03.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps4b1a8638.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsfaabf927.jpg

And another sticker from one of the two groups I'm loyal to (CCO; Creek Crawlers Offroad) :) The other is West Texas Crawlers based out of Midland, TX
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsce47782b.jpg

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more! :cheers:

KPM171
06-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Username: Kenny-g
Vehicle: 2013 JK Sport
Color: Bright White
Project Nickname: LOST YETI
Current Favorite Pic:
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps5c504a03.jpg

Mods
Interior:
N/A

Exterior:
Rough Country Hybrid Winch Stubby front bumper (installed)
Ass loads of stickers (I am admittedly a sticker whore).

Suspension & Tires:
Rubi MOABs
255/75/R17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/As

Performance:
N/A

In Progress:
Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares (coming soon)
Find a set of used Rubi Rails (Craigslist shoppin)
Smittybilt XRC-8 Comp Winch (w/ synthetic rope & aluminum fairlead; coming late this year)
I need to mount 2 wannabe Dualy's somewhere...I bought them a while ago but haven't decided where to mount them yet.
Stock JKUR springs and shocks (not mounted yet)
Figure out a simple & quick swaybar disconnect set-up

My overall goal for my project/daily driver is to get the best offroad performance for the cost. So far I have really lucked out getting awesome deals or landing free stuff from really great people. I plan to get the Smittybilt flares next, then Rubi Rails, and lastly the new winch. In about a year or so I will need to buy new tires to replace these since they were given to me (they're a used set form a 2010 Rubicon). I'll also be replacing the JKUR shocks around the same time that I get new tires just to bolster the Suspension and ride a little. I will more than likely go with a Zone Offroad product. I also have plans for quite the handful of skid plates but am not fully decided on all of those yet. I've been drooling over some Spiderwebshade goodies too but can't justify the purchase quite yet since I have a soft top lol

I'm addicted to my JK and I know that, even though I'm broke and am trying to save money for my Weding/Honeymoon coming up next August (2014), I'll still end up buying little things here and there like interior storage bags/drawers, Hi-Lift Jack and mount, more stickers, and other doo-dads or toys that I like. My JK is in her teen years, yes she's a female named Lee-Roy, but she's slowly growing to be quite a BAMF lol

Quick description of why she's a "LOST YETI" ... She's big, she's mean, she's white like the snow packed Himalayan Mountains, and she's in the middle of nowhere Texas...LOST! Lol

Lastly I hit the trails frequently both local and out near Austin, TX so I'll post those trips in other threads and link them here.

Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more! :cheers:

I like your idea of working with a base model but picking up rubi parts on the cheap to boost it up. Very clever and you have probably saved yourself a metric ton of cash! Check out this thread for even more take off's:
http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?8355-2013-JKUR-Take-Off-s-and-extras!

Lots of folks are running dually's using a-pillar mounts, but they are such a small light that you can slap them almost anywhere. Have you thought about custom mounting them into your stubby bumper above the fog light as far back against the grill as they'll go? It'll be an auxiliary light totem! If you don't want to custom mount them on/in your bumper I really like the light bar that fits on that bumper: http://www.roughcountry.com/bumper-light-bar-1056.php

Good luck & try not to get in too much trouble with the almost wife while building on the sneak!:thumb:

Kenny-g
06-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Thanks for hte comments and links! Yeah like I said, cheap as possible but not on the durability aspect of things if that makes sense. And that light bar wouldn't be a direct fit but I'm sure I could make it fit. Just need to drill 6 holes and I'd be in business lmao I'm thinking about just splitting the fog light wiring and mounting them on the stubby bumper, theres plenty of room for bolts and such haha

KPM171
06-10-2013, 08:29 PM
Thanks for hte comments and links! Yeah like I said, cheap as possible but not on the durability aspect of things if that makes sense. And that light bar wouldn't be a direct fit but I'm sure I could make it fit. Just need to drill 6 holes and I'd be in business lmao I'm thinking about just splitting the fog light wiring and mounting them on the stubby bumper, theres plenty of room for bolts and such haha

For those lights, it really is just one hole, so lots of possibilities. Take a look at the first pic on the first page on my build thread. The OEM fogs are installed that way to the ARB bumper, but remember to measure 17 times, drill once! :D

Kenny-g
06-10-2013, 08:31 PM
Hahaha yup. Theres plenty of room/space. I just need to get them mailed to me so I can get that done haha you think I'd be fine with wiring them up with my fogs (would just splice them together with the existing wiring) without needing any additional fuses or nothin?

KPM171
06-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Hahaha yup. Theres plenty of room/space. I just need to get them mailed to me so I can get that done haha you think I'd be fine with wiring them up with my fogs (would just splice them together with the existing wiring) without needing any additional fuses or nothin?

Personally, I wouldn't. Just toss 'em on a switch in the cab on some velcro. I run my fog lights almost all the time with my head lights, but if they were on the same switch as a set of Dually's I couldn't use them as often. I'm no electrician, but I'd be careful with that fog light wiring. I've melted a wiring harness or two courtesy of too much current, and while it's not that bad to replace I wouldn't recommend it. I'd just wire it on a separate switch/relay/wiring. Just my $0.02.
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Kenny-g
06-10-2013, 08:43 PM
Damn! That pic is my worst nightmare lol I'm still easing into wiring projects and have the just of soldering and such but I definitely don't ever want that to happen to me! Lol Thanks!

*Edit: Oh and btw I want this soooo bad! My birthday is July 2nd, anyone wanna buy this for me?! Lmfao
http://www.spiderwebshade.com/product/sw1-jk-2d-trailmesh/

TeamFaust
06-10-2013, 09:05 PM
x2 on the not wiring AUX lights in with the factory fog. Run them with their own switch and a rely so as to manage the higher power to the AUX lights.
Good looking bumper! Keep up the good work.

Kenny-g
06-10-2013, 09:20 PM
Thanks! I'm mentally figuring out how to wire this now lol I'd rather not run wires all the way to the battery but I may have to do that :dont_know:

Kenny-g
06-14-2013, 07:02 PM
Ordered the followiing last night! I have wannabe Duallys on the way and I bought everything to mount them and my switch. :D

Switch: http://www.otrattw.com/proddetail.php?prod=V1D1J66B-AYCWL-1WL
http://www.otrattw.com/prodimages/WINDB.jpg

Switch panel: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006VJO61I/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Windshield mount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FAI8GM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I had pics for the panel and mount but they were enormous ass Amazon pics lol

Anyway so yea, I'm pretty excited! It's gonna look clean as hell. I just have to buy all the wiring, in line fuseholder, a lot of connectors, and a switch thing :) Pretty pumped to get these on!

Kenny-g
06-14-2013, 11:08 PM
The diagram that I'm gonna follow. I'm working on a better one at work that isn't just drawn lol it is not my own diagram I just drew it out for myself.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps4183f179.jpg

Kenny-g
06-19-2013, 01:51 AM
On Sunday, we rotated the front tires to the rear and took the rear bumper off ;)

It's amazing how just removing the rear bumper gives her a completely different look.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps57acc17e.jpg

And then just one of the front to show how purdy she can look when me and a friend put some elbow grease into cleaning haha
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps5a100f74.jpg

The fender flares are gonna dissapear next. I just have to order their replacements first haha hopefully the second Paycheck of July :thumb:

Anyways, I got everything except my damn lights! They should be in the mail tomorrow though.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsb71ed12a.jpg

So I went to work mounting the stuff that I could. The switch isn't wired since I don't have the lights yet but I wanted to get used to having the switch at the lower dash panel area since it's almost in the way of the 4x4 gear selector. It looks terrific though!
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps4c83cc8d.jpg

And I mounted the windshield light mounts...they look good and will work great with the lights :D
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps0ceda8c1.jpg

KPM171
06-19-2013, 02:24 AM
And then just one of the front to show how purdy she can look when me and a friend put some elbow grease into cleaning haha
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps5a100f74.jpg

The fender flares are gonna dissapear next. I just have to order their replacements first haha hopefully the second Paycheck of July :thumb:

Oooooh, shiny! Which fender flares are you going with?

Kenny-g
06-19-2013, 02:28 AM
Don't kill me...but Smittybilt has incredibly affordable thin metal fenders that my buddy has and they look great on his rig. They only cost $269.99 for all 4! Plus I like to use Extreme Terrain cause they have awesome customer service and free shipping not to mention great prices IMO ;) http://www.extremeterrain.com/smittybilt-xrc-fender-flares-jk-76837.html

KPM171
06-19-2013, 01:05 PM
Don't kill me...but Smittybilt has incredibly affordable thin metal fenders that my buddy has and they look great on his rig. They only cost $269.99 for all 4! Plus I like to use Extreme Terrain cause they have awesome customer service and free shipping not to mention great prices IMO ;) http://www.extremeterrain.com/smittybilt-xrc-fender-flares-jk-76837.html

I have no beef with Smittybilt. I've had good experiences with their products and I've got their XRC X2O 10,000lb winch on my Jeep right now. The only thing I'd think about when going to a thin metal fender is how will they stand up to any damage? Will they bend back out easily after you lean on a tree or a rock for a bit like a set of plastic ones?

Kenny-g
06-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Lol cool. A lot of other people grill me talking about how their bumpers suck ass and stuff but I'm not getting their bumpers haha I'm also lookin at their 8k lb winch but we'll see.

The fenders are surprisingly sturdy! I don't know how well it'd hold up against a tree or rock but if I get it to that point I've probably rolled it anyway bahaha

Kenny-g
06-23-2013, 07:32 PM
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Kenny-g
06-23-2013, 07:34 PM
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Had some fun wheeling yesterday :) our group is called Creek Crawlers Offroad (CCO) for good reason haha all three main trails we hit up have creeks and shit we ford through hahahaha

silverbackjk
06-23-2013, 07:45 PM
On Sunday, we rotated the front tires to the rear and took the rear bumper off ;)

It's amazing how just removing the rear bumper gives her a completely different look.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps57acc17e.jpg

And then just one of the front to show how purdy she can look when me and a friend put some elbow grease into cleaning haha
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps5a100f74.jpg

The fender flares are gonna dissapear next. I just have to order their replacements first haha hopefully the second Paycheck of July :thumb:

Anyways, I got everything except my damn lights! They should be in the mail tomorrow though.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsb71ed12a.jpg

So I went to work mounting the stuff that I could. The switch isn't wired since I don't have the lights yet but I wanted to get used to having the switch at the lower dash panel area since it's almost in the way of the 4x4 gear selector. It looks terrific though!
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps4c83cc8d.jpg

And I mounted the windshield light mounts...they look good and will work great with the lights :D
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps0ceda8c1.jpg


Quick Question. On your daystar rocker panel do the two clips on the top click when you press it in? And does your pannel pop open on bumps? Mine does not latch tight.

Kenny-g
06-24-2013, 02:58 AM
Yeah I really have to push the clips in but it's in there. I had to shave off a ton of excess plastic from around the clips to get it to go into the holes (that sounds so bad). I did that with a carpentry knife. I wasn't very impressed with it. It looks alright but I wish I wouldve bought their A pilar one instead. Oh well, hind sight is always 20-20

Kenny-g
07-04-2013, 04:46 PM
Working on fixing PB sorry

*Edit: so I guess I've posted too much this past month (oops) so the pics should show back up in 4 days (sorry).

Kenny-g
07-06-2013, 12:03 AM
Got my lights functioning! Was such a pita but got em done :) pics when my PB account stops being retarded

KPM171
07-06-2013, 12:10 AM
Got my lights functioning! Was such a pita but got em done :) pics when my PB account stops being retarded

Pix please!

Kenny-g
07-06-2013, 06:27 AM
Lol lemme try to upload it. If it doesn't work, you'll have to wait a few days for PB.

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I aimed them after this pic was taken. Tomorrow I just have to tidy up the wiring and it's a done deal :)

Kenny-g
07-09-2013, 12:40 AM
Yay my PB is working again :D

Kenny-g
07-21-2013, 09:59 PM
Alright went wheeling today and got some pics of my new toys :p

Lights:
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps9aa8bbef.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps9aa8bbef.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps90913d5d.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps90913d5d.jpg.html)

Todays offroading including a few shots of my recently purchased and installed Spiderwebshade! I friggin love it!
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps2ec0a306.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps2ec0a306.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps903d49b0.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps903d49b0.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps99595331.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps99595331.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsda691e84.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zpsda691e84.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps1f1d14ca.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps1f1d14ca.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps3506c70d.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps3506c70d.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps44aca397.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps44aca397.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps979dcd80.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps979dcd80.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsa424691c.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zpsa424691c.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsc4773f9b.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zpsc4773f9b.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsf44a232d.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zpsf44a232d.jpg.html)
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsa5aa797e.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zpsa5aa797e.jpg.html)

Kenny-g
08-01-2013, 07:25 PM
I'm really hoping I can win those Truck-Lites lol

I just bought some zipper pulls from a great 550 cord grab handle company called Grip Cords (www.facebook.com/gripcords). $10 for 4 of these lil guys? Sounds like a deal to me. Their grab handles cost $33 I believe but that's not too too bad imo. I'm gonna be getting black and glow-ing-the-dark white gfront grab handles from them sooner or later. Gonna be schweet!

Kenny-g
08-20-2013, 01:16 PM
I used that Grip Cords company to get glow-in-the-dark white and black grab handles made. They're sick! It never gets dark enough to see them glow but someday when I'm out in the country in the middle of the night, they'll glow :p I forgot to get pics of that yesterday. This weekend I'm going to be installing my JKUR springs and shocks with some friends. Should be fun lol...I'm hoping for 2" of lift but we'll see.

KPM171
08-20-2013, 01:23 PM
Alright went wheeling today and got some pics of my new toys :p

http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps903d49b0.jpg (http://s726.photobucket.com/user/KennyWilcox/media/null_zps903d49b0.jpg.html)

Great pix & you, my friend, have a lot of faith in your parking brake! :D

Kenny-g
08-21-2013, 03:33 AM
Haha thanks! That pic has blown up among my friends bahaha but yeah it's a good 50 foot drop from where I was standing.

I got pics of my grab handles that I'm uploading now...they'll get posted soon.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps8b7b1eac.jpg
^ Coyote Tan zipper pulls and their sticker at the bottom corner of the tailgate.
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps8894395c.jpg
^ Glow-in-the-dark white and black grab handles
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps2cc11783.jpg
^ The inside of my tailgate now...I didn't want to put two GripCords.com stickers on it but he sent me three and I didn't wanna put another on the outside so oh well haha

Kenny-g
08-25-2013, 12:57 AM
Installed my JKUR springs and shocks today :D
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsafda039b.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpsb8d57904.jpg
Got about a 1.5" lift. Not a lot but better than nothing!

I have to pay for honeymoon stuff the next 3 paychecks (Aug of 2014) but after that I plan on getting fender flares :)

Hollowpoint515
08-25-2013, 01:01 AM
Get the teraflex leveling kit 130$ and get another 1.5 inches that's what I did and its done me well so far


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Kenny-g
08-25-2013, 01:03 AM
Thanks I'll look into it

OverlanderJK
08-25-2013, 01:28 AM
What's wrong with your fender flares?

Kenny-g
08-25-2013, 01:31 AM
Nothing, I just don't like them. Too big and ugly imo. The ones I want are much much slimmer/thinner. These:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q137/ZX14Ninja/Dozer%20JK/xrc1.jpg

OverlanderJK
08-25-2013, 01:35 AM
Until you hit those smittybilt flares against a rock and it bends your fender in. :thumb:

Kenny-g
08-25-2013, 01:37 AM
If I end up in that position I'm probably gonna roll her! Lol I am a careful wheeler but thank you for your concern and the tip dude! :brows:

OverlanderJK
08-25-2013, 01:55 AM
If I end up in that position I'm probably gonna roll her! Lol I am a careful wheeler but thank you for your concern and the tip dude! :brows:

:cheesy:

I've seen those flares take a hit. They aren't as bad as some of the others because they're so small but it is possible.

LittleD-Tj
08-25-2013, 02:41 AM
Why don't u just cut the factory flares down and put window trim on edge? Alot of people are doing that.

Kenny-g
08-25-2013, 04:41 AM
Cause then its flimsy plastic and I want the metal thin ones that are sturdy enough to stand on (I've seen it in person lol and no the guy wasn't very big)

Kenny-g
09-13-2013, 08:03 PM
I haven't updated this in a little while. I've been to Hidden Falls Adventure Park and my local trails with 20 Jeeps since these pics lol

Because of the Hidden Falls trip, I am now just going to trim my plastic fenders since I crunched one pretty good lol pics!!!
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps169abd1c.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps43e968f1.jpg
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps10e63f65.jpg
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Dinner run rime,
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Night wheeling for the first time ever! It was fun,
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zpse12bca01.jpg

Fender that got crushed night wheeling,
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Cool part of the trail
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/ww263/KennyWilcox/null_zps5ef9770a.jpg

Posin' time lol
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Airing up in the pitch black. Thank God we all had lights haha
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Twin Buttes Reservoir Trails pics will follow.

Kenny-g
09-13-2013, 09:19 PM
Actually, I'm going to upload the twin butte ones tonight cause all those pics are on my laptop lol

Kenny-g
09-17-2013, 01:50 AM
Some photos from Twin Buttes. I couldn't get the ones of us actually offroading for whatever reason but these are here for whatever they're worth.
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Kenny-g
10-02-2013, 08:11 PM
I want to trim my fenders this weekend. I have a dremel tool my buddy let me borrow (a wall outlet one...mine is a cordless POS lol). Anyway, I know how I want to chop them but the fronts are really throwing me off. I keep going back and forth...do I need to keep the "waffle supports" (as I call them) or could I live without them? I do A LOT of highway driving so don't want them flopping around all over the place. Thanks for any help

cozdude
10-02-2013, 09:34 PM
I want to trim my fenders this weekend. I have a dremel tool my buddy let me borrow (a wall outlet one...mine is a cordless POS lol). Anyway, I know how I want to chop them but the fronts are really throwing me off. I keep going back and forth...do I need to keep the "waffle supports" (as I call them) or could I live without them? I do A LOT of highway driving so don't want them flopping around all over the place. Thanks for any help

I would keep them and just trim them down. I used the write up on projectjk as a reference for where I should trim the "waffle" support


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Kenny-g
10-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Yeah but I was tempted to just remove the waffle thing since it seems to be a bit of a pita to cut...idk

cozdude
10-03-2013, 02:16 AM
Yeah but I was tempted to just remove the waffle thing since it seems to be a bit of a pita to cut...idk

It's quite easy actually and provides a good amount of support. The little extra time helps


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Kenny-g
10-03-2013, 02:34 AM
Yeah the more me and my friend talk about doing it the more time I realize its gonna take lol

LittleD-Tj
10-03-2013, 02:56 AM
I would keep the waffle supports. Find someone with a jig saw and go to town on it with that.

Kenny-g
10-03-2013, 03:43 AM
Tell me how I never realized who you were until that Abilene thread haha yeah idk, the write up I saw was showing they used a dremel so I have hope haha thanks for all your input throughout my thread Daniel, even if I just now realized it was you lmfao

LittleD-Tj
10-03-2013, 12:11 PM
I've seen and think I've commented on some stuff u had too. I'm not on here much just peek in occasionally. Lol. I did my jk and tj both with a jig saw.

Kenny-g
10-04-2013, 11:21 PM
So a fun 'mod' ... I am a sticker whore after all lmao
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So that's fun but tomorrow I'll be chopping my fenders. I took out the rear inner fenders just now. I'm so excited for tomorrow!!!

Kenny-g
10-07-2013, 03:39 AM
So...I had plans to trim my fenders this weekend but having no power outlet is going to prevent that from happening. My buddies on base housing overhang for parking had no power for whatever reason. Dumb! I wasn't gonna pay to use the on base auto hobby shop to cut my fenders since I have no idea how long it'll end up taking. Sucks but oh well...I already have the rear inner fenders out and thrown away so now it's time for the trimming! I'll be doing it at my friends place this Sunday :brows:

Conman
10-07-2013, 03:43 AM
So...I had plans to trim my fenders this weekend but having no power outlet is going to prevent that from happening. My buddies on base housing overhang for parking had no power for whatever reason. Dumb! I wasn't gonna pay to use the on base auto hobby shop to cut my fenders since I have no idea how long it'll end up taking. Sucks but oh well...I already have the rear inner fenders out and thrown away so now it's time for the trimming! I'll be doing it at my friends place this Sunday :brows:

Chain saw. May not look pretty but it will get the job done. :)

Kenny-g
10-07-2013, 03:32 PM
^ LMFAO bingo! It's on the "to get list" now :brows:

LittleD-Tj
10-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Why did u take out the inner fenders?

Kenny-g
10-08-2013, 03:35 PM
Only the rear inner fenders because theres only three small pins that hold it to the tub. I'm going to Duplicolor bed line them when I'm done with the fender chop on Sunday. I'm going to attempt to salvage my front inner fenders but idk...it'll be tough to trim the waffle supports I've been tempted to just take it off.

LittleD-Tj
10-08-2013, 04:25 PM
If u plan on playing in mud much inner fenders help a lot. I wouldn't destroy the waffle plate if taking it off. Probably will want it back on.

cozdude
10-08-2013, 04:38 PM
Only the rear inner fenders because theres only three small pins that hold it to the tub. I'm going to Duplicolor bed line them when I'm done with the fender chop on Sunday. I'm going to attempt to salvage my front inner fenders but idk...it'll be tough to trim the waffle supports I've been tempted to just take it off.

the waffle support is very easy to trim down to the correct size. a few cuts and its hidden. i used eddies write up when i did my fenders and the supports. as for the front liner just try to trim it to the best of your ability to get it to fit. i will take a few pics of mine later to see if i can show you were i cut mine.

Kenny-g
10-08-2013, 04:58 PM
Cool, I appreciate that dude.

Kenny-g
10-15-2013, 04:14 AM
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Started off with plans of cutting the fenders basically in half and then decided to only trim to the edge like many Jeepers on here do. Then while removing them my fiancee and my 3 other friends who were all supervising said "hmmm that looks pretty good" so off everything came! And yes I passed at least 6 cops/sheriffs on my 3 and a half hour drive back home and no one pulled me over so I'm good :evil snicker:

JKWrang
10-15-2013, 11:52 PM
Hey! I saw your rig on Rough country's facebook... go you!!

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Kenny-g
10-15-2013, 11:54 PM
Yeah lol thanks! I have their front bumper and show it of when I can, then share it every now and then :)))

Kenny-g
10-25-2013, 05:13 PM
This next paycheck I'll be ordering 33" Falken Rocky Mountain ATS IIs from Discount Tire Direct :thumb: Can't wait to get them installed.

Kenny-g
10-28-2013, 08:56 PM
What Lee-Roy got me and my fiancee into this weekend :) I can't wait to get my new tires! Soon...very soon!

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I loved how much flex I got from her without the fenders! A huge difference! :thumb: I have 7 more pics to upload here in a second post.

Kenny-g
10-28-2013, 08:59 PM
The last couple picstures. If my buddies send me the video/pics of me they got, I'll add it to either this post or I'll make a new one :thumb:
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JK's JK
10-29-2013, 03:22 AM
This next paycheck I'll be ordering 33" Falken Rocky Mountain ATS IIs from Discount Tire Direct :thumb: Can't wait to get them installed.

I've heard the Falken tires are not a good tire over all. Wayalife went on a Falken supported event and the tires did not hold up compared to others.

FrankenJeeper
10-29-2013, 03:34 AM
I've heard the Falken tires are not a good tire over all. Wayalife went on a Falken supported event and the tires did not hold up compared to others.

I'm running the Falken Rocky Mountain ATS in 35x12.50 and I don't have many complaints out of them. My JK is my daily driver so I needed a tire that was going to be decent on the road, that and price was the deciding factor for me. There are many more tires that are more aggressive and durable off-road, but I'm very pleased with my Falken's with close to 20k miles and not much wear on them, especially for the price.

JK's JK
10-29-2013, 03:38 AM
I'm running the Falken Rocky Mountain ATS in 35x12.50 and I don't have many complaints out of them. My JK is my daily driver so I needed a tire that was going to be decent on the road, that and price was the deciding factor for me. There are many more tires that are more aggressive and durable off-road, but I'm very pleased with my Falken's with close to 20k miles and not much wear on them, especially for the price.

The options about the tires are more into how aggressive they were rock crawling. On the street I'm sure there good.

ridg3runner
10-29-2013, 03:41 AM
The options about the tires are more into how aggressive they were rock crawling. On the street I'm sure there good.

One of the complaints I had with them was how much work it was to balance them. I made them go away and got KM2's instead.

We are Jeep..Resistance is futile..

JK's JK
10-29-2013, 03:45 AM
One of the complaints I had with them was how much work it was to balance them. I made them go away and got KM2's instead.

We are Jeep..Resistance is futile..

That's right. That was the other complaint that I heard as well. Some tires just don't do well in balancing. But you never know. The Falken's you got must have been a bad batch :thinking:

Kenny-g
10-29-2013, 01:59 PM
Hmmm I know Falken hasn't been around in the off road tire for all that long so if you had those tires a few years ago when they were adjusting their compounds and designs/etc you might've got a bad set. Who knows, I do know that for how much I drive on the highway they'll be great and the wear is really good. Aired down theyre great for crawling IMO but mud I'd have to be weary of. I already don't enjoy swimming in mud anyway so that's A-O-K with me lol also I have access to a on base auto hobby shop where my tires can be reballanced any given weekend for cheap so I'm not really worried about that. If I loose a weight I'll just toss the spare on 'til I can get to the hobby shop (unless I loose weights on more than one wheel. Then that'd suck haha

LittleD-Tj
10-29-2013, 03:35 PM
I ran the Rocky Mountain ATS on my 1/2 ton dodge pickup and worked great for highway and light off-road. I'm not sure they are all that great for crawling. Just my opinion.

Kenny-g
10-29-2013, 08:40 PM
Yeah I didn't think so either but they did one of the JK Experiences a few years ago and they seemed to do real well. Granted that was the Wild Peaks but these tires are not much different tread wise. The ATS IIs are a grippier compound too...idk much about it but thats what I was reading/being told.

Kenny-g
11-01-2013, 02:54 AM
Ordered my 33" Falken Rocky Mountain ATS IIs today :) Will hopefully be here on Monday! I'm so excited

Kenny-g
11-05-2013, 01:30 AM
Got them mounted :)
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catahoula
11-05-2013, 01:42 AM
Movin' on up! Looking good!:thumb:

Kenny-g
11-05-2013, 01:44 AM
Movin' on up! Looking good!:thumb:

Thanks :D I can't wait to see what they'll do offroad.

*Edit: OH and I had them use the sticky weights on the inside of the rim 1.) so I don't have to worry about knocking a weight off when wheeling and 2.) I have a PlastiDip kit that I've been saving :brows:

Kenny-g
11-15-2013, 11:21 PM
I'm trying to find time this weekend to chop my fenders and put them back on. I'm tired of people bitching about how it looks without them. I know I shouldn't because it's my Jeep and not theres but the shit gets old hearing it 3 or 4 times a day from 2 people lol

Also, I'm helping my friend get his new LED Lighting company off the ground. He's basically a distributor for some high quality shit. My rig is going to be one of his "poster boy" Jeeps and we're going to attempt to make it to SEMA next year pulling our other friends new Trailers he wants to start producing. We'll see how this goes but I'm definitely going to be the poster rig for his LED company. I already have his Pods (or Cubes as most companies call them) so now we're planning on a 50" up top, a 20" on the front and 20" on the rear, then another set of pods in the fog lights. I'll want rock lights if he ends up having those too, we'll see.

cap
11-15-2013, 11:47 PM
I'm trying to find time this weekend to chop my fenders and put them back on. I'm tired of people bitching about how it looks without them. I know I shouldn't because it's my Jeep and not theres but the shit gets old hearing it 3 or 4 times a day from 2 people lol

Also, I'm helping my friend get his new LED Lighting company off the ground. He's basically a distributor for some high quality shit. My rig is going to be one of his "poster boy" Jeeps and we're going to attempt to make it to SEMA next year pulling our other friends new Trailers he wants to start producing. We'll see how this goes but I'm definitely going to be the poster rig for his LED company. I already have his Pods (or Cubes as most companies call them) so now we're planning on a 50" up top, a 20" on the front and 20" on the rear, then another set of pods in the fog lights. I'll want rock lights if he ends up having those too, we'll see.

While checking out your JK, I was thinking that 'no fenders' would look better if you could somehow give them a finished look. ie. covering over the holes. You might want to consider this before you reinstall the fenders.:twocents:

Kenny-g
11-15-2013, 11:48 PM
Yeah I was trying to come up with a way and it's just not gonna happen without putting some money into new plastic and such it's easier, and free, to chop my stock fenders and put them back on.

Kenny-g
11-17-2013, 10:33 PM
Just did this today:
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Homemade disco's I made with the help of this link:
http://4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html

The drivers side is very tight but the passenger side is really loose. I'm hoping after a few weeks of driving it'll settle itself out and equalize on both sides because as of now it's a bit of a PITA to put them back on. We shall see Thanksgiving weekend after a trip to Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, TX.

I'm planning on getting my fenders trimmed and back on I just have to find a place to trim them at.

Kenny-g
12-22-2013, 03:59 AM
I FINALLY chopped my fenders :) I'm pretty proud of them :P
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I have MetalCloak Aluminum inner fenders but apparently they're made to be used with their front fender flares which I don't have which mean I'd have to drill holes in the fender. NOPE! Not when I wanted to keep the stockers. I'm going to save and get their front fenders and then later the rears. Sucks but oh well.

I have another set of knockoff Dually's coming and I'm going to tool around with a set of OEM fog lights my buddy is giving me. Theoretically, with some minor trimming, you could get a set of Dually's to work in the part of the fog light that get bolted onto bumpers. You'll see more of that come January lol

I bought a set of Rubi Rails finally! I'll be installing them on Monday night before I leave for Wyoming Tuesday morning (flying not driving :( )

Christmas should bring some more Jeep gifts from my parents and brother so I'm looking forward to that.

I have an excel spreadsheet of what I want to buy and I'm trying to keep it as cheap as possible. So far I think I'm doing really good :D

I'm saving for an sPOD and rear bumper stuff (the new EVO Fascia stuff :thumb: ). I'm hoping to get more LEDs too

*Edit: oh and I cleaned her real good after this. I've been neglecting her lately so I'ma try to be better about keeping her clean when not off roading haha

LittleD-Tj
12-22-2013, 04:18 AM
Looks a lot better with the cut fenders than the no fenders.

Kenny-g
12-22-2013, 04:40 AM
Yeah I think so too. I didn't mind it without but the holes needed to be filled/covered. I like it a lot though, I'm proud of it.

KPM171
12-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Just did this today:
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Homemade disco's I made with the help of this link:
http://4x4xplor.com/homediscos.html

The drivers side is very tight but the passenger side is really loose. I'm hoping after a few weeks of driving it'll settle itself out and equalize on both sides because as of now it's a bit of a PITA to put them back on. We shall see Thanksgiving weekend after a trip to Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, TX.

I'm planning on getting my fenders trimmed and back on I just have to find a place to trim them at.
Very cool DIY. :thumb: Try a rubber mallet to make 'encouraging' the sway bar links back in their place easier. I always have one with me when I wheel.

Kenny-g
12-23-2013, 04:56 PM
Gracias Mr. KP :) I have plans for using a pair of stock fog lights and using Cubes (knockoff Duallys) to make it work. I' trying to get nifty with my DIY skills lmfao

Kenny-g
01-07-2014, 02:24 PM
So here is my first ever edited video :D It's not too shabby in my opinion lol it's not the most interesting wheeling you'll ever see but it's something to help me ease on into this video editing thing lol I have to learn how to properly use my GoPro Hero3+ somehow lol it looks best in 1080P and in the larger screen and even better in full screen :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkp2G-p9weI

That was teh first of three failed hill climb attempts ... I really needed a good spotter to help. I was picking good lines but kept hittin loose dirt or kept getting caught on/in between big limestone rocks and ledges. I'll get em next time!

I'll be making more videos with the rest of the footage I have from this trip but they'll take longer because they require more editing to keep them from being long and boring of me just putting around from obstacle to obstacle lol so for now, please enjoy this and keep an eye out for more ;)

Angry Aussie
01-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Well done man! Can't wait to see more. Your gonna have to come show me how to edit video.

Kenny-g
01-07-2014, 06:15 PM
Well done man! Can't wait to see more. Your gonna have to come show me how to edit video.

With YouTubes free video editor its easy but you can't do a whole lot. I need to get some form of dedicated software to do it but for now, just to start learning, I'm using whats free haha GoPro has free software but I didn't wanna download anything at the time but after finding out you can't speed up the video any via the YouTube editor, I might go ahead and download it tonight.

Thanks for the compliment man.

Kenny-g
01-08-2014, 04:20 PM
I got my new LED reverse lights in yesterday so I installed them at night :) Here's the link to the lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181125910961?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

And heres the pictures...at first I installed them backwards so they didn't work (dumb on my part) but now they're working great and are bright as hell! I like them a lot. I still want to put either a 20" single row light bar back there or some single row driving lights (James knows what I'm talking about).
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Kenny-g
01-10-2014, 02:16 AM
Installed the Daystar Hood Wranglers tonight...it was such a PITA with limited tools but I was able to finally get it done. I hope they stretch out a little bit because they're ridiculously tight right now lol No pics sorry they're nothing special anyway haha

Atch
01-10-2014, 02:24 AM
Installed the Daystar Hood Wranglers tonight...it was such a PITA with limited tools but I was able to finally get it done. I hope they stretch out a little bit because they're ridiculously tight right now lol No pics sorry they're nothing special anyway haha

They will stretch out a little bit over time. All you need for tools are two vice grips and two screwdrivers.

Kenny-g
01-10-2014, 02:38 AM
They will stretch out a little bit over time. All you need for tools are two vice grips and two screwdrivers.

Good to hear and I had several screw drivers but no vice grips so I had to man handle the crap out of the stock clip things to get them off.

Kenny-g
02-04-2014, 03:29 AM
I got an sPOD and installed it. Can't wait to get everything wired up to it (I still need to get a 20" light bar for the front, another set of knockoff pods for the rear, LED rock lights, and a 12V outlet for the rear). I ran into a Marine Jeeper on base a few weeks ago and invited him to wheel with us two Saturdays ago with a huge ass group of Jeeps locally and in return he gave me some Rugged Ridge d-ring mounts for free. I also installed a set of pods as replacement fog lights a few weeks ago that I made a write up for on here but I guess I didn't put that in here.

Pics of all the above lol:
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KPM171
02-04-2014, 02:15 PM
I got my new LED reverse lights in yesterday so I installed them at night :) Here's the link to the lights: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181125910961?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Those look great! Are you sure about that eBay link tho? According to that page, these LEDs aren't compatible with 2013 Wranglers.

Kenny-g
02-04-2014, 02:23 PM
Those look great! Are you sure about that eBay link tho? According to that page, these LEDs aren't compatible with 2013 Wranglers.

I might've accidentally put a wrong link. Mine definitely said it works with the '13s

*Edit: idk why it says it doesn't work but it totally does. Thats the product I bought and they obviously work.

Kenny-g
02-20-2014, 03:58 AM
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I realized that when i removed my stock rear bumper I kept the little metal tabs on it so I pulled them to use as mounts for my new single row LED pods. I'm just waiting on them to come in so i can pick them up :D I'm hoping I'll get them tomorrow. The following pics are of the mounts. I won't be using those exact U shaped 'hangers' because they'll be too wide for the lights but I just wanted to get a general idea of how the lights will sit. I'm very happy with it :)
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MTG
02-20-2014, 04:13 AM
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I realized that when i removed my stock rear bumper I kept the little metal tabs on it so I pulled them to use as mounts for my new single row LED pods. I'm just waiting on them to come in so i can pick them up :D I'm hoping I'll get them tomorrow. The following pics are of the mounts. I won't be using those exact U shaped 'hangers' because they'll be too wide for the lights but I just wanted to get a general idea of how the lights will sit. I'm very happy with it :)
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Looks good! How's the humidity there?

Kenny-g
02-20-2014, 04:23 AM
Thanks! My phone says it's 61% lol I'm in West Texas so our Humidity usually isn't that bad, though this morning we had a ridiculous amount of fog.
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Kenny-g
02-28-2014, 04:21 AM
Finally finished the wiring for the lights. It's so easy with an sPOD!
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I still need to mount my rock lights but ugh I'm dreading the wiring for them. I'll try to do that this weekend. I also just bought two Hex Pods from here (http://www.3c2x.com/home-page-products/hex-pod-bundle-181.html). They'll be put in the mail tomorrow so I won't have them this weekend sadly otherwise I'd mount them already haha

Angry Aussie
02-28-2014, 04:43 AM
Looks awesome bro.

JKbrick
02-28-2014, 01:45 PM
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I realized that when i removed my stock rear bumper I kept the little metal tabs on it so I pulled them to use as mounts for my new single row LED pods. I'm just waiting on them to come in so i can pick them up :D I'm hoping I'll get them tomorrow. The following pics are of the mounts. I won't be using those exact U shaped 'hangers' because they'll be too wide for the lights but I just wanted to get a general idea of how the lights will sit. I'm very happy with it :)
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Here is what I did with those tabs on mine
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A buddy cut them out on his computer table cutter thing, can't think of what he calls it

hinrichs
02-28-2014, 02:12 PM
Lights look good, may have to look into those for my reverse lights soon.

Kenny-g
02-28-2014, 04:02 PM
They're awesome and ridiculously affordable. They're only $25 a piece and I'm impressed with teh quality for being at that price. Yes, they're made in Chine but really I don't care...these days most off road stuff is made there and sold here. If you can't find a link, let me know and I'll get it for you (I think I psoted it somewhere in here).

Kenny-g
03-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Link for you; http://www.3c2x.com/led-lighting/driving-lights/hex-slim-pod.html

Kenny-g
03-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Well started today with the idea of installing my LED rock lights ... ended up wheeling for a good 2 and a half hours at the local spot (Twin buttes Reservoir). I swear to God, these will get installed some time lmao hopefully tomorrow :D

Pics from today. I took a few artsy fartsy ones in front of a empty garage haha
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13gecko
03-02-2014, 03:54 PM
Looks like fun!

Kenny-g
03-09-2014, 06:17 AM
New winch :D Barricade 9500lb Winch ... I really like it!
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And I soldered together my new 3C2X.com Hex Pods to be mounted to my front bumper. The passenger side is mounted and operational but the drivers side isn't mounted yet cause my drill's battery died on me :( But both lights work off my sPOD so thats good :) Tomorrow once I finish drilling teh hole I'll finish mounting the light. Pics will follow when it's dark.
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Armydog
03-09-2014, 06:25 AM
Nothing, I just don't like them. Too big and ugly imo. The ones I want are much much slimmer/thinner. These:
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q137/ZX14Ninja/Dozer%20JK/xrc1.jpg

AWESOME RIG!!! Looks great, no doubts


Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app.......

Kenny-g
03-10-2014, 04:33 AM
AWESOME RIG!!! Looks great, no doubts


Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app.......

Lol I don't know if you meant that to be at my Jeep or that one but that orange Jeep I posted for reference in an earlier conversation but it is really nice.

I installed my rock lights and finished up my bumper lights today. Can you say, the Lost Yeti is ready for night wheeling?! :D :thumb:72852
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That's pretty much it for my front bumper and lights. Time to sit on my thumbs and save for 3" lift, Artec truss and gusset kit, chromolly drive shafts, regear, 35's or 37's...the list goes on and on hahahaha

Kenny-g
03-16-2014, 05:01 AM
More light pics but ones actually on the trails lol and I installed some under hood LEDs that are really the perfect thing for their job. Not too bright, not too dim.
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^ My rear facing lights are awesome. It's like having a second set of headlights but on my Jeeps ass lol
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^ The weak ass headlights only.
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^ All my front LEDs on only.
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^ My new under hood LEDs :D

Kenny-g
04-20-2014, 10:45 PM
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Got new stickers so took poser shots a while back. I thought I posted them here but guess I didn't.
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Then this weekend my buddies motor cycle club was doing a car wash so I got her all cleaned and purdy inside and out...then it fricken rained like it wasn't suppose to -_- FML haha

Kenny-g
04-22-2014, 12:53 PM
So I'm thinking of doing a frankenstein lift again...

2.5" MetalCloak Dual Rate coils in the front
2" rear coils *Edit: just run rear spacers for now to save money
Zone 2" shocks all around
Brake line extension brackets form metalCloak
Sway Bar end link extensions

Later I'd get taller rear coils of course but will probably wait until I can afford antirock sway bars or something lol no sense in having coils that can flex a shit ton if they are limited so much by the sway bar.

Opinions? Also, I'll be buying 4.56 gears off my buddy when he goes to 4.88s this fall as long as he hasn't destroyed them lol I'm gonna take a huge hit on highway MPG but my city MPG will/should improve so it evens itself out. Sometimes I miss when I was rolling on the ole 225/75/R16s getting 20 MPG highway hahahaha I won't be able to get 35's until next year though when my tires wear out.

Kenny-g
05-19-2014, 01:11 AM
Ordered an HID kit last week but it won't get here until late this week. Looking forward to that.

I finally installed my MetalCloak aluminum inner front fenders on Saturday. I needed a friends help to grind a few pieces down so they fit and to help drill holes in my fender since my drill blows. On to the PICS!

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I'm leaving them the raw aluminum for now. When I move off base next month and have a weekend of nothing to do I'll take them off and paint them.

Kenny-g
05-22-2014, 02:59 AM
Installed my HID kit tonight :)

Stock: about 15-20 feet away
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Stock: about 30-35 feet away
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Stock: about 10 feet away
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HIDs: about 15-20 feet away
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HIDs: high beams about 15-20 feet away
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HIDs: high beams about 30-40 feet away
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As you can see, the high beams are actually lower than the regular pattern. This isn't anything new with these JK headlamps. This is just how they come...gotta love it.....

DA RUNT
05-22-2014, 03:49 AM
Awesome sauce!!! I need to add a few lights when I get home. You're setup is sick :thumb:

Kenny-g
05-22-2014, 03:54 AM
Thanks! We'll see if I am happy with this HID purchase in the near future but I LOVE ll my LEDs I've put on her :)


*edit: OH and my buddy saw me when I started to leave the parking lot to take pics and he's like "Dude, you got HIDs didn't you?" I said yeah then he said "Dude you're like a mobile sun with all the lights you have on your Jeep now!" THAT'S LITERALLY EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN SAYING i WANT MY JEEP TO BE!!! He made my night with that comment hahaha

Kenny-g
06-03-2014, 03:45 AM
Adjusted my HIDs today so now I'm not blinding people :thumb:
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Kenny-g
02-26-2018, 03:02 PM
Haven't logged on in forever...was reminiscing about my old Jeep and logged in to get pics I had on here. I regret trading this thing in for a POS daily.

Good thing is, my daily is already almost paid off now (well like 2 years left anyway) and the wife wants a new JLU when she gets a teaching gig this summer...bummer is, I doubt I'll be able to mod it much hahaha

Was nice to run though the memories of moding this thing...I miss it a lot.