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BoraBora 05-08-2013 03:56 PM

BoraBora build thread
 
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Heres what I have so far:

Suspension:

-OME HD
-Bilstein 5100 shocks
-Rear 1.5" poly coil spacer
-Adjustable Trac Bar
-RRO UCA's
-New LCA's
-2" extended rear sway bar links
-Pinch weld mod

Wheels and Tires:

-RC 1.5" Wheel Spacers
-Plasti-dipped JK Moabs
-285/70/R17 Goodyear Duratracs Load Range D

Lighting:

-OEM fogs
-Cree 7W Reverse LED's
-2 Hella 500ff lights behind grill
-20" LED light bar

CB set up:

-Uniden Pro505XL
-3' Firestik Antenna
-Aspen Creek Mount

Armor:

-4xGuard front skid
-OEM front suspension skid
-Tail light guards (LOL)
-SOLID rear differential cover

Exterior:

-ORT and Trail Rated badges
-18% tint all around
-Stingray roof rack
-Trimmed Bumper
-Expanded sheet metal grill
-Black housing headlights

Interior:
-Aux. input.

Recovery:

-OEM front and rear tow hooks
-Tow straps



What's to come:

Snorkel
Winch
Tire carrier
Hidden winch
Hypertech
4:10 gears

Here we go. I bought the Jeep used with 74,000 miles on it for $11,500. It is a 3.7L (boo) and was a 1 owner. Happily snatched it and took it to get a little dirty the first day. 2 weeks later I finally got the humming noise coming from the rear differential checked out by a mechanic. Took it back to the dealership since I still had the 3,000 mile warranty and took them 4 days to replace whatever needed fixing (bearings? pinions?) I went to the local Autozone and found Hella 500ff lights, which I mounted behind the grill. Have yet to wire them up. Removed the front airdam and am now putting all my money into some beefy mud tires.

Theogriff15 05-08-2013 05:18 PM

Nice man! I know that low budget feeling! The trail grapplers should be sweet!

jeremyc653 05-09-2013 01:14 PM

Looks good. I know the feeling on the low money to spend on the jeep. Also know how it feels to have lights but not have then wired up.

BoraBora 05-13-2013 02:25 PM

Would 275/70/R17 Goodyear Kevlar MTR tires fit my WK with 1.5'' wheel spacers?

255/75/R17
Height: 32.06
Width: 10.04

265/70/R17
Height: 31.61
Width: 10.43

275/70/R17
Height: 32.16
Width: 10.83

Any input?

jeep98b 05-14-2013 06:51 AM

It would probably work as long as you did the pinch weld.

BoraBora 05-14-2013 04:39 PM

Alright I've decided I might as well go big or go home. I'm going to go with a 275/70/R17 Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar (unless I change my mind again) Will keep this thread updated.

Whit 05-14-2013 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by BoraBora (Post 15433422)
Alright I've decided I might as well go big or go home. I'm going to go with a 275/70/R17 Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar (unless I change my mind again) Will keep this thread updated.

Oh yea, I like that attitude! post plenty of pics.

BoraBora 06-05-2013 09:06 PM

Just recieved my expanded sheet metal (too lazy to go to home depot) and this stuff seems pretty thick! It's not supposed to bend and form to flush with the grill is it? Because I cannot see this stuff bending. Here is what I ordered: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200828806568...84.m1497.l2649

Whit 06-05-2013 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BoraBora
Just recieved my expanded sheet metal (too lazy to go to home depot) and this stuff seems pretty thick! It's not supposed to bend and form to flush with the grill is it? Because I cannot see this stuff bending. Here is what I ordered: http://www.ebay.com/itm/200828806568...84.m1497.l2649

Mine was the same size but not sure about the thickness. I cut my pieces to size then formed to the proper bend by using my leg to shape the metal. Made the bolt install easier.

Jeepforthewin 06-07-2013 04:29 PM

Have you installed the load levelers yet? Just curious cause I have the RC lift aswell and my back end sits lower. I'm stuck between the wk or the longer f150 ones. I have atleast 70 pounds in my rear cargo hold at all times so wasn't sure if that would put much effect into which one

BoraBora 06-07-2013 11:11 PM

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So I picked up some aweful scratches yesterday while offroading. It's been raining all day so these are all I've really discovered so far. Does anyone know how I can get rid of these?

OhFiveHemi 06-08-2013 02:35 PM

I made a rookie mistake when i did my expanded grille and im just making sure no one else does the same thing.

Paint the sheet(s) after you cut it to size.

rubiconkid4x4 06-08-2013 03:28 PM

You could try wet sanding. There are plenty of possibilities to get that out rather than having a body shop repaint, get a dual action buffer, and some compound. Check out larry's videos (ammonyc.com)

BoraBora 06-08-2013 04:03 PM

I re-bedlined the rear step pad and wired up my hellas. I also ordered my ORT badge! Will be doing the grill mod sometime this week.

BurmaJack 06-08-2013 07:09 PM

Does the expanded metal come in stainless? IMO that would be the way to go. painted or not, no rust!


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