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Unread 12-27-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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It's started...SilverStreaker JK Build thread

My 2012 JKU Sport 'SilverStreaker' in all her stock glory



Well my build has officially started. Here's a rundown of what I've done so far and what's planned.



Simple and Quick Mods:
Installed rope handles and grab handles in the back for my two boys.

Here's the write-up http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/b...-kids-1292497/

Installed - Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers

Installed - TeraFlex 2.5" BB from Krawl Off-Road

Installed - Mopar Slush Mats

Installed - Rampage 86510 Front Recovery Bumper with Stinger

Installed - Rugged Ridge 8,500-Pound Winch with Steel Cable and Recovery Gear Kit

Installed - Cooper Discoverer STT 35x12.50r17 on stock rims

Installed - MBRP Spare Tire Bracket Reinforcing Kit, MBRP Spare Tire Relocate Bracket & Daystar Bump Stops

Installed - KC Light Windshield Mounting Brackets & KC HiLites 121 SlimLite 130-Watt Long Range Lights

Hitch Carrier - Rola 59502 Steel Cargo Carrier w/ light kit and locking anti-rattle receiver pin

Next Up: (wish list)

KC Slimlite Fog Lights (for the bumper)
Snorkel and....

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Unread 01-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #2
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My TeraFlex 2.5" BB from Krawl Off-Road came in yesterday. Gonna go over the tools checklist tonight and make sure I have everything needed. Might tackle it this weekend.

TeraFlex has put together a great instructional video.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Congrats on the Four Door and waiting for the "big" engine.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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Congrats on the Four Door and waiting for the "big" engine.
Thanks! I'm really happy with the 'big' engine but I didn't have any expectations when I bought it. Having a 350 V8 in my Chevy and then the V8 in the Grand Cherokee I knew there would be some power differences. BUT I bought this to be my off-road vehicle that I just happen to drive to work. It's the ultimate 4 seater side-by-side UTV and my kids don't have to wear helmets
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Unread 01-04-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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Here's a picture from the other day, took the top off for the first time




Here's one flexing and posing for the camera




And here's a couple of pictures of the unpacking of the Teraflex BB kit


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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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Installed the Teraflex lift yesterday. Didn't have any real issues other than it took me 8 hours to do by myself. I've got to get back out there and adjust the steering a bit and torque down the front control arms to 125' #'s (I just didn't have the strength last night) but other than that I'm real happy with the outcome. I'll post up some pics shortly.
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Here's a picture from the other day (pre-lift)



And here's a photo taken today (post lift)



The front only looks lower due to being closer to my ditch than in the orig picture. I'll have to find and post another side shot that's on flat ground for a better comparison.
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Looks good buddy! Glad to see you got the lift on and workin. How did the quality of it seem? I'm debating between their BB or the 2.5" spring from them or RK.

PS: How's the weather? hahaha
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This is going to good
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Here's a couple of more before and after pics



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Looks good buddy! Glad to see you got the lift on and workin. How did the quality of it seem? I'm debating between their BB or the 2.5" spring from them or RK.

PS: How's the weather? hahaha
Thanks man! I think the quality of the kit is great. The new extensions and brackets fit perfectly and I wasn't missing any bolts or parts The night before I did sit down and go through the kit and make sure everything was there according to the instructions. Didn't want to get 1/2 way through it and find out I was missing something.

Oh and the weather has been great. Too bad I have to work or I'd be out on the boat every day
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This is going to good
Thanks! I've got a long list of mods and working off a set monthly build budget so this is gonna take some time but so far it's been a blast.
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Next on my list is new tires but I've got to sell my old truck first. I might have to skip the tires and get the front bumper.

I'm also going to rework my old atv trailer (4'x8'). Right now it's low to the ground and has an expanded metal floor. I'm planning on putting the axle under the springs and put a PT plywood floor in it and 2' high sides to make it easier to haul camping gear.

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Installed my CB and antenna today. Forgot to take any pics so I'll get some tomorrow and post up. The SWR meter I bought turned out to not be needed since my antenna was perfect at 1.5:1


I've been looking really hard at tires and am just about ready to pull the trigger.

I really like Mickey Thompson's Baja MTZ and found a great price for 35x12.50R-15LT but am having a hard time confirming and locating 15" wheels that won't rub on the front calipers as reported by many.

I've already prepped for using the stock 17" wheels (which I like) and already installed the 1.5" wheel spacers but the tires for 15" wheels are about $100.00 cheaper. I know the first set will cost the same either way but looking down the road, the next set (if 15") will cost less. And I can sell my stock rims and tires (and spidertrax spacers) and offset the cost of new wheels.

Here's what I've found so far for 15" wheels that 'should' work without the need of grinding:
15x8 procomp http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/52..._pn=PCW52-5873

15x8 American Racing Mojave teflon http://www.jeep4x4center.com/america...-39815873.html

If anyone has any suggestions on 15" wheels I'm open. Thanks!
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Unread 01-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #15
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did you look at the thread in the JK section? Not trying to be a d-bag but just lettin you know there is one...how's the ride on the lift now that you've had it awhile?
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