2011 Laredo Transformation - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum > 2011 Laredo Transformation

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFlowmaster's Force II Axle-back exhaust system for the 201FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great value

Reply
Unread 05-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #1
Dabitz
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 401
2011 Laredo Transformation

Started with a Laredo X, here are the mods I have done over the past 48K miles and almost 3 years. This will keep me happy after the next redesign comes around and I can pass this down to my daughter. My intention is to give others some inspiration and ideas. I can't believe how much fun it has been. By the way, her name is Mulata. :-)
  1. SRT8 Headlights w/Phillips 5000K bulbs w/Huskey clear plastic film
  2. CREE 5000K LED bulbs
  3. Rear/Turn and rear fogs LEDs
  4. Powder-coated OEM rims with Altitude center caps and black lug nuts
  5. Altitude grill and rear brow
  6. Color matched Sharkfin antenna
  7. Two tone, perforated and silver stitching Katzkin with headrest Jeep logo
  8. Windows and hood bug deflectors
  9. 1.5" Bora spacers
  10. 265-65-17 Discoverer AT/3 tires
  11. Grand Cherokee lettering on doors
  12. Aftermarket hitch receiver for Thule bike rack
  13. Upgraded OEM AC controls
  14. Aftermarket JVC headunit with navigation
  15. Overhead rear DVD console
  16. Carbon fiber mirror covers
  17. OEM cross bars
  18. JK Speaker LED fog lights

Have to find the time to black out the window trims.

katzkin1.jpg

_dsc8918_small2.jpg

_dsc8909-small2.jpg

_dsc8908-small2.jpg

_dsc8900-small2.jpg

_dsc8893-small2.jpg

img_20120923_204429-small2.jpg

img_20131013_185201-picsay.jpg

Dabitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
kkreit01
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 541
Looks great. I'm not a huge fan of window visors. If you started with a Laredo X, didn't you have 18" wheels as OE? Great job on the wheels -- you didn't take the "'dip" route...
kkreit01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #3
gabbagabba
Registered User
2014 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Southwest, NH
Posts: 383
tell me how you like your tires, I'm looking for a road friendly AT. The coopers are on my short list. road noise, handling, off road performance?
gabbagabba is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
WKdeuce
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Malvern PA
Posts: 2,093
Can you give a source for the mirror covers & the fog LEDs?
Thanks.
__________________
2011 5.7L WK2 | 5.3L TJ work in progress
Rust in Pieces Blue
JEEP FIEND CLUB
WKdeuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 10:18 AM   #5
Jackal01
Moderator
 
Jackal01's Avatar
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, Texas, Texas
Posts: 2,245
Thanks for the thread, man!

aaaand crawled.
__________________

'12 Laredo V6 ORA1|Terra Grappler 265-70-17|MB TKO 17x8.5|Silverstar Ultra low beams|Mopar Front and Rear WK2 slush mats|RRO 2.5" lift
BWoody extended sway bar links|K&N 77 Series Intake|Gibson Exhaust | Viair OBA | RRO Combo Winch mount| Q9000S winch| KC ProSport HID Hilites


Items for sale. See my thread for pictures. PM for details.


K&N 77 series cold air intake

Cobra 75 CB radio
Jackal01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
boyvan
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 278
I like the seat covers....if I didn't have saddle, I definitely would have gotten the same thing done on mine. Seats look puffy....is there a padding in the cover?

Jackal - What does crawl do again?
__________________
_______________________________
2012 JGC Overland - Max Steel
boyvan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
Dabitz
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 401
Thanks guys. It was a basic Laredo, but the deal was to install Laredo X features, (remote start, rear view dimming visor, etc.) I forgot to ask for the rims at the time, but I'm ok with it because I like the big tires.

I love the AT/3's, had them for about 20K now. They are noisier than stock of course but they perform great in snow and ice. I did get a flat and replaced 2 but the thread difference between new and old was barely noticeable. I got mine for about $775 from Strauss Auto but they are no longer in business. STS carry them for $220. I drive 25 miles hwy every day and they are not rough all, I swear they feel even smoother with the 1.5" spacers. Can't explain why but I'm sure it's not my imagination. Probably more stability from spreading the tires 3" further apart.

Carbon Fiber mirror covers are from Black Ops Auto (http://www.blackopsautoworks.com/pag...Iit=393&Ict=20), they seem to be on back order but I would email them if interested.

The Fog LEDs are the kit from Taillight Solutions (http://www.taillightsolutions.com/). I love this kit, because in stop and go traffic, people notice right away when you are braking, they can't miss it since there at 5 bright LEDs (including top) telling them to stop. There is a Triton (http://www.vleds.com/v3-r.html) bulb now available that's even brighter for the tails, but they cost $100 for the pair. By the way, those have built in resistors if you don't want to do the whole rear fog kit.
Dabitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 12:48 PM   #8
Dabitz
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by boyvan View Post
I like the seat covers....if I didn't have saddle, I definitely would have gotten the same thing done on mine. Seats look puffy....is there a padding in the cover?

Jackal - What does crawl do again?
The covers were manufactured by Katzkin and installed by a shop over the cushions that were on the clothed seats. I guess the cloth ones were cushy...
Dabitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-09-2013, 01:11 PM   #9
Jackal01
Moderator
 
Jackal01's Avatar
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, Texas, Texas
Posts: 2,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by boyvan View Post
I like the seat covers....if I didn't have saddle, I definitely would have gotten the same thing done on mine. Seats look puffy....is there a padding in the cover?

Jackal - What does crawl do again?
It is basically just following the thread. If you click your name at the top right, it shows on that page what threads you are crawling. It is cleaner than looking at the "My Replies" tab since typically there are a lot more in that section.
__________________

'12 Laredo V6 ORA1|Terra Grappler 265-70-17|MB TKO 17x8.5|Silverstar Ultra low beams|Mopar Front and Rear WK2 slush mats|RRO 2.5" lift
BWoody extended sway bar links|K&N 77 Series Intake|Gibson Exhaust | Viair OBA | RRO Combo Winch mount| Q9000S winch| KC ProSport HID Hilites


Items for sale. See my thread for pictures. PM for details.


K&N 77 series cold air intake

Cobra 75 CB radio
Jackal01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-13-2013, 09:41 PM   #10
Jeep_addicted
Registered User
2011 WK 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: St. Thomas, USVI
Posts: 83
Don't forget to mention the SRT8 headlights
Jeep_addicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-14-2013, 02:58 AM   #11
Dabitz
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep_addicted View Post
Don't forget to mention the SRT8 headlights
Done thanks.
Dabitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #12
MMAXX
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: WINTER PARK, FL
Posts: 27
Nice enjoy!
MMAXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2013, 01:56 PM   #13
Dabitz
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 401
Quote:
Originally Posted by MMAXX View Post
Nice enjoy!
Thanks!
Dabitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-14-2013, 02:20 PM   #14
Dabitz
Registered User
2011  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 401
Just added the JK Speaker LED fog lights. So much for being done with mods.

Dabitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #15
Jackal01
Moderator
 
Jackal01's Avatar
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, Texas, Texas
Posts: 2,245
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dabitz View Post
Just added the JK Speaker LED fog lights. So much for being done with mods.
Are these plug and play for the WK2?
__________________

'12 Laredo V6 ORA1|Terra Grappler 265-70-17|MB TKO 17x8.5|Silverstar Ultra low beams|Mopar Front and Rear WK2 slush mats|RRO 2.5" lift
BWoody extended sway bar links|K&N 77 Series Intake|Gibson Exhaust | Viair OBA | RRO Combo Winch mount| Q9000S winch| KC ProSport HID Hilites


Items for sale. See my thread for pictures. PM for details.


K&N 77 series cold air intake

Cobra 75 CB radio
Jackal01 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.