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post #1 of 11 Old 08-03-2017, 06:19 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought a fully loaded granite Winter Edition for my fiancÚ two weeks ago from Dave Smith Motors in Idaho. It will be mostly used on the streets for daily purposes, but we will still go wheelin in it. I'll be doing a mild build on it keeping it on the oem plus side of things, which means just refining what it already has.

So far I've replaced the antenna with a black AntennaX 13" piece, interior lights, plate light and drl/front turn signals with 6k white leds. I have front fender smoked marker lights with white leds headed here tomorrow as well as a black stainless mesh grill insert. Juts tinted it yesterday with 5% around the rear and 35% on the driver/passenger fronts. Also, I'll be tinting the tail lights with vht night shades in the next day or two.



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post #2 of 11 Old 08-03-2017, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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I also couldn't stand the center brake light as it looks totally out of place, so I cut it off lol. It really cleans up the rear imo. I removed the spare, disconnected the wire harness from inside the rear door, removed the tire mount from the rig and cut it off near the base with a saw. Used my die grinder to round the edges of the cut and colored over the exposed aluminum with black. Cleaned it off and remounted everything. Pretty simple for anyone who wants to ditch the giraffe neck light hahaha.








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I also setup the rig for towing with a basic Reese 2" drop/ball with lock for the "max tow" package it came with. Usually we only tow my jet ski, but even that showed how underpowered these jeeps are and how their brakes could use some help, which brings me to my next mods. I'll be adding a Wilwood or Baer brake kit front/rear with steel braided lines to both make it look good and stop even better. As soon as she puts a few thousand miles on the clock then I'll be adding a Procharger P-1x to help this thing move out! All of my cars and toys are either supercharged or turbocharged, which explains my screen name lol.
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Mopar makes a big brake kit for the JK, it's standard on export models. I stuck them on mine with a set of Black Magic pads. Here is the thread if your interested. I'm the only guy in our group that can lock up 35's on dry pavement.
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Mopar makes a big brake kit for the JK, it's standard on export models. I stuck them on mine with a set of if your interested. I'm the only guy in our group that can lock up 35's on dry pavement.

I thought I saw some oem upgraded brakes on Jeep website when I was originally building it. They had a bunch of parts spread out and pictured next to jk. Thanks for the input...how much does the molar bbk run?


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Just checked out your link and it was $900 at the time you did it.


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I shopped around a bunch trying to get the best deal on it. Got the big brake kit for under 800, tossed the pads that came with it and put in the Black Magic pads. Ended up being on back order for 2 months and I wish I would have just ordered the kit from Black Magic and been done with it. Driving with 35s and stock brakes really sucked and pulling a trailer was plain stupid.

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Yea I could see 35's making the underperforming brakes that much worse, especially towing. Thanks for the input brotha!

I'll try to keep this this thread updated with every mod I do to the jk...stay tuned!


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Swapped out the orange front fender marker lights with tinted white led's. Looks pretty close to the granite color during the day and matches the led headlights/turn signals at night.




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Got her a black "bling" plate frame so it's girly, but not too girly lol



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I also couldn't stand the center brake light as it looks totally out of place, so I cut it off lol. It really cleans up the rear imo. I removed the spare, disconnected the wire harness from inside the rear door, removed the tire mount from the rig and cut it off near the base with a saw. Used my die grinder to round the edges of the cut and colored over the exposed aluminum with black. Cleaned it off and remounted everything. Pretty simple for anyone who wants to ditch the giraffe neck light hahaha.
Not that I am an expert, but 3rd brake lights have been mandatory since 1986 for cars and 1991 for trucks. It might take some time before you get stopped and cited. Worse will be if you get rear-ended. It could very likely become your fault for not having the legally required signalling.

First-time Jeep owner. Please bear with me!

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