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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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BoraBora build thread

Hi guys,
I figured I'd start a build thread for the many mods I plan on installing.

Heres what I have so far:

OME HD
Bilstein 5100s
RC 1.5" Wheel Spacers
Plasti-dipped JK Moabs
285/70/R17 Duratracs
Rear 1.5" poly coil spacer
Adjustable Trac Bar
2" extended rear sway bar links
Cree 7W Reverse LED's
Expanded sheet metal grill
2 Hella 500ff lights behind grill
ORT and Trail Rated badges
CB set up with 3' Firestik on Aspen Creek Mount
Tail light guards
Pinch weld mod
Aux. input.
Black housing headlights
18% tint all around
Roof rack with lights

What's to come:

4xGuard Front Skid
AirRam power wire

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.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Nice man! I know that low budget feeling! The trail grapplers should be sweet!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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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?
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Unread 05-14-2013, 05:51 AM   #5
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It would probably work as long as you did the pinch weld.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
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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
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Unread 06-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #9
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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.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #10
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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
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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #11
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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?
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Unread 06-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #12
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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.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #13
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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)
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Unread 06-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #14
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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.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:09 PM   #15
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Does the expanded metal come in stainless? IMO that would be the way to go. painted or not, no rust!
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