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OregonCarGuy 06-11-2013 07:45 PM

Big Red's Build Thread
 
This is my build thread. I hope you enjoy it.
I am an 18 year old Eagle Scout from Oregon. I have a small disposable income each month to get the nice things for my Jeep, a 2005 WK Limited Hemi.
Here are the obligatory stock pictures:
http://i.imgur.com/xftR7Z2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/x1HIS76.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AL0srxB.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ZlhyLKC.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ySc1vfy.jpg

Last night I was getting firewood for my Troop and snapped this picture of the trailer I was towing.
http://i.imgur.com/PEGhHQy.jpg

First mod I did was to add the iSimple interface to my RAQ radio (sorry it's blurry, I ran the iPod cable down out of the little cubby so that it's accessible):
http://i.imgur.com/nSrLbTF.jpg

Some mods I did today was Plasti-Dipping the emblems and put truck bed paint on the rear step:
http://i.imgur.com/SMi8mh5.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/EpmQpxc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UONEXAA.jpg

I also got the shocks for my OME HD from Kolak today:
http://i.imgur.com/vqeskdn.jpg

I should be getting the rest of the lift this week and I'll have to decide if I'm going to install it myself or have a shop do it. I also have my Superchip programer coming in soon from Kolak (he had it on special!).

Next on my purchase list is some A/T tires and Borla Cat-Back exhaust.

Theogriff15 06-11-2013 08:06 PM

I'd go with the Gibson, I've never heard anything nicer, makes that HEMI really come to life! BTW your jeep is sick! Nice clean job with blacking out those badges man keep it up.

OregonCarGuy 06-11-2013 08:18 PM

Thanks man! I've been following you and your Jeep for awhile now, you've done a great job on it.

Theogriff15 06-11-2013 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OregonCarGuy (Post 15549547)
Thanks man! I've been following you and your Jeep for awhile now, you've done a great job on it.

Oh thanks man I appreciate that! :thumbsup: You've got an awesome platform to work with, and I think that the color of yours is the best they came out with :D

Jeepforthewin 06-13-2013 11:38 AM

Liking that red alot! and the black emblems! i did the opposite on mine haha black 05 hemi with red emblems. Also i agree with theogriff about the Gibson cat-back. Ive heard nothing but good reviews from it

ca07wk 06-13-2013 02:53 PM

I really like the red/black combination... my old mustang had that color scheme

OregonCarGuy 06-13-2013 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeepforthewin (Post 15556531)
Liking that red alot! and the black emblems! i did the opposite on mine haha black 05 hemi with red emblems. Also i agree with theogriff about the Gibson cat-back. Ive heard nothing but good reviews from it

I bet that looks good on yours! I've read up more on the Gibson and decided to get it next month, depending on how much new tires take out of my wallet:(.

OregonCarGuy 06-16-2013 05:00 PM

Did some work today, mostly to play with my new floor jack and air impact gun :D.
Tried plasti-dip on my brake calipers since they were faded:
http://i.imgur.com/lc40iFH.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/kj3GjY9.jpg

Used the remainder of the bed spray on the towing system, had to use wire brushes to get the flakey paint off first.
http://i.imgur.com/9JdJ8bV.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UQmyDWt.jpg

I am still waiting for the OME HD springs before I can start my lift install :thumbsup:

Butterjeep 06-16-2013 07:47 PM

Looks good but high temp paint may have been better for the brakes. They can get hot!

atr911 06-17-2013 07:35 AM

I love build threads!

OregonCarGuy 06-17-2013 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Butterjeep (Post 15569550)
Looks good but high temp paint may have been better for the brakes. They can get hot!

I've thought about that, I only did one brake caliper to see how it goes over a week of driving. If it doesn't work out, then I can easily remove the plasti-dip and do your suggestion :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by atr911 (Post 15571065)
I love build threads!

I love them too! A lot of them give you inspirations for your own Jeep, and they also give you an idea of what your Jeep would look like.


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