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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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My little JKU TANK build thread

So I thought I would start my build thread for my 2015 JKU “TANK”

Here is a list of what I ordered it with:

JKJM74 4 door sport
24S Customer preferred package
ERP 3.6 v6
DGJ 5 spd Auto
PGK Tank C/C
APA Monotone paint
*A7 (deleted) Cloth seats
X9 Black
AJC Mopar Premium Sound/ Leather
DSA Anti spin diff
MX5 Premium sunrider top
AHQ Max Tow
CJ1 Side air bags (was not sure about this. I would think in this day it should be standard but I got it. )
AAJ Connectivity group
RSC Sirius radio
166 Orlando zone
4EX sales tracking
YGE 5 Gal gas

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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:07 AM   #2
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So far I have done cosmetic things. I won’t be doing any lift or serious mods until the tax return comes in or the wife goes on travel again LOL .

Seriously I think I am going to run the stock tires for a while as this is mostly a street Jeep for now.

This is what I have done to date:
2 Besttop under seat security boxes
Tuffy Trunk
Sylvania Silver Stars
Rear bench seat cover
Entry sill plates all 4 doors.
Dead man foot rest
Rugged Ridge Slush mats all around
Rugged Ridge Euro light covers
Rugged Ridge Bed mat
Jeep spare tire cover (Thanx to the wife)
Recovery Gear and various tools.
Side marker/direction mod
Front grill gutter guard mod.
AVE Hood wind/bug deflector. I still get tons of bugs
AVE vent shades
Removed all the stickers that say Wrangler etc.
Rear seat headrest folding mod. Makes the view out the back window much better.
Locking hood latches. Replaced the rubber ones.
Treated factory top with Ragtop water repellant.
Painted rusty parts on frame that the build process missed or paint was thin. A arms , axle tube etc.

In the works :
Diff breather front and rear relocation.
I have some LED lights. Not sure if they will go on the windshield or the bumper.
Looking for some good windshield mounts that may work with an overhead mount later on for a LED light bar.
Flexible rubber radio antenna (not sure if I will install this or not)
JCR sliders. On order and need to be painted locally
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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:08 AM   #3
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Future modes as time / money allow, not in any order:

Winch bumper. I have a Mile Marker 1200LB winch already on a removable carrier. Not sure if I will make it removable or fixed.
Back bumper with spare carrier and place for fuel cans etc. Lots of options here.
Upgraded rear tailgate hinges when they become available. The ones that jcherb worked on are amazing.
Some sort of front roll cage for added protection. I like the Rock Hard one. This may come sooner than later.
Reverse/ rear work lights.
Backup sensors
Cobra CB. I need to get a good antenna/mount for the one I have first.
Military markings from the 40’s generation Willy’s Jeeps. Still on the fence about this but then I can remove them later on if I get bored of them.
Considering painting the factory Jeep rims body color or mat/flat black. I think body color will look better. I may try the plastidip first in black to get a feel for it. Silver rims on TANK looks silly to me.
I may buy aftermarket rims and wheels as a package later on. Not worth swapping the factory ones just yet. Low priority item.
I also have some LED lights waiting to go on. Just need to figure out what I want to do with them.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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Long Long Term:

Some sort of hardtop solution: I like the Safari top jscherb is designing with the barn door. If that ever goes into production I will be saving for that.
I also like the camper top Ursa Minor makes J30 but it’s a bit pricy.
Leveling kit so if I so swap the tiers out I could get 33 on it at that time.
33’s and rims (body colored or black)
Snorkel
More lights etc.
Upgrade Radio head unit for backup camera option.
Not sure at this time what else I will do, it depends on what I am doing with the Jeep.
After market trans cooler. Not sure if this is really needed yet. I have always put them on my vehicles. But from what I have read the Jeep has a fairly decent one already. Need to research some more on that. But for $90 for a universal one it's not expensive insurance.
Dual battery option
Almost forgot skid plating for vital areas. Lots of research needed for that.
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Unread 12-09-2014, 09:24 AM   #5
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Some images of how it came home.
I'll try to get some updated images.
Stupid looking dlr install mudflaps are gone now too.
20141017_180007.jpg   20141017_180036.jpg   20141017_180043.jpg   20141017_180048.jpg   20141025_091958.jpg  

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Unread 12-10-2014, 02:04 PM   #6
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Very nice. I'm like you about the silver rims. I plasti-dipped mine black and ran it that way until I changed my wheels. Looked much better. Also, you might consider painting the muffler with high temp black to lose the shine. Drove me crazy to see that when I wanted everything to be muted colors.
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Unread 12-11-2014, 06:12 AM   #7
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Cool idea. Never thought of that. Is that special paint for a muffler? Or just like engine or bbq paint is high temp would do? Not sure I will do it but it's something to consider.

Trying to decide if I want to just remove the JEEP on the front all together or replace it with a black JEEP lettering. Like I dont know its a Jeep after all LOL
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Unread 12-11-2014, 08:26 AM   #8
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I got it at Lowe's, so it was probably considered bbq paint, but engine paint would work too. All I had to do was wipe the muffler down good and then paint it. It's held up for about a year and a half now, but being in the south with no salted roads helps I'm sure. I also plasti-dipped my jeep emblem black instead of replacing it. That's held up good too.
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Unread 12-17-2014, 06:54 AM   #9
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I started to make come covers to fill some gaps on the back of the Tuffy Trunk area.
Sliders are still on order. Still waiting on them. Looks like I wont get them painted and mounted before Jan like I had hoped.
Relocated the 2 diffs breathers.
Will work on the transfer and trans breathers , I hope soon.
Doing the little things the budget allows for now as I got hit with a big bill for something else. But it happens.
So any serious modes are off the table for a while.
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Unread 12-18-2014, 12:06 PM   #10
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Sorry to hear. Hope you can build funds back up quick so you can continue to waste money like the rest of us!
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Unread 12-19-2014, 06:59 AM   #11
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Thanx. It will just take me a little longer to do is all. Life happens. Gotta be responsible with the build of toys after all.
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Unread 12-30-2014, 06:45 AM   #12
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Detailed the heck out of the Jeep over Christmas.
Just got my JCR sliders in.

I'll try to do a box opening thread and impressions. So far from what I saw I liked them. Packaged nice.

I got mine in raw mettle and will mock them up to be sure they are OK before sending them off to get powdercoated.

Not sure if I want to try and match the TANK color or just go semigloss black.

Been waiting since black Friday for them. Only took how long. Hope they were worth the wait.
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Unread 12-31-2014, 02:40 PM   #13
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Color matching would be a unique look. I've never seen that on sliders before. It's one of those little things that make your jeep different than others.
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Unread 12-31-2014, 07:00 PM   #14
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Guy on my local Aussie forum loves the colour coded look.......



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Unread 01-02-2015, 06:10 AM   #15
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Wow that is one good looking Jeep.
I love blue and there certainly a lot of it there
He even color coded his propane tank on the top.

Well I have to talk to the painter to see what options I have. If I cannot match the green of the Jeep I think it will be best to go semi gloss black with a textured finish to help with slipping as these will be steps for the wife too.

Thx for sharing the Jeep.
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