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Unread 04-02-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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The inspiration to build my jeep all started when I saw this beast.

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I got my Jeep in July of 2012. It is a 2010 Limited WK, 3.7L, QT1 (unfortunately), and every option except the DVD player that was available with my model. Here she is the day I got her.

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It stayed stock for about a year until I decided to plastidip my wheels and grille and to remove my air dam. I really wish I had the 2005-2007 front end, I think it looks much meaner!

Wheels in progress:

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Finished product


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My grille after the dip

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My jeep funds slowed greatly because worked slowed and income was slow. For Christmas I asked for the K&N 77 Series Intake kit and got it installed just after the first if the year.


I immediately noticed an increase in throttle response and power through the entire RPM range. Not to mention the noise when I accelerate! It whistles and made my little 3.7 sound 10x better. Only complaint is that I wish I had gotten the 57 series the goes directly to the throttle body rather than connecting to the stock airbox like mine but I like the polished aluminum look when you open my hood so I will stick to this one for now. I wish I could enclose my filter with a box similar to the Volant intake but I can't find a box that will fit and I got rid of my stock airbox so I'm thinking I'm SOL.

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Unread 04-03-2014, 07:42 AM   #2
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Unread 04-03-2014, 07:56 AM   #3
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Didn't know they offered the Limited trim with QTI and the 3.7...interesting.
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Unread 04-03-2014, 08:46 AM   #4
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Very rare to find just like a Laredo 5.7L Hemi.
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Unread 04-04-2014, 03:13 PM   #5
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My future list of mods in no particular order is:
  • Bedline my wheels
  • RC Lift
  • TOYO M/T's (265/70/R17)
  • RC 1.5" Spacers
  • 4XGUARD Front Skid
  • 6K HID Lows and Fogs
  • Window Guards/Rain Guards
  • Bilstein 4600 Shocks & Struts
  • Pinch Weld
  • Rear Fender Mod
  • Hunter Brushguard (IF I can find one, I haven't been able to yet)
  • RIGID Duallys in my grille
  • MOPAR Front Tow Hooks
  • Thrush Weled Muffler
  • OME HD Springs
  • Superlift (long time away lol)
  • Hypertech Max Energy Tuner
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Unread 04-04-2014, 03:50 PM   #6
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I have a hunter brush guard that I'm thinking of selling to get something else. PM me if you're interested.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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As soon as the weather gets nicer, I'll be bedlining my wheels. I removed the dip yesterday and its raining all day today so I will give the whels a good clean and hopefully later this week I can get around to bedlining them.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 02:02 PM   #8
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Bed lines my wheels today! The weather finally cooperated and they turned out great I think. I didn't take many pictures but I think y'all will get the idea.

I prepped them by cleaning and drying them. Let me emphasize, make sure they're 100% clean and 110% dry! If they aren't dry, you'll end up with air and water bubbles.

I started with a Rustoleum Primer and applied 2 coats.

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I then used the Rustoleum Truck Bed Liner and applied 4 coats per wheel. Be careful not to make your coats too thick or else it will run and it looks horrible. I made this mistake but fixed the run quickly with a rag.


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And the finished product up front!


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And on all four!


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I personally love the look the bed liner has. It's not too thick but it had a textured look too it. However it's not anywhere near what rhino liner looks like. It's got almost a sparkle to it. It's difficult to explain but I like it a lot more than the plastidip and can't wait to see how it holds up at uwharrie this coming weekend!
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Unread 04-09-2014, 02:03 PM   #9
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I. Going to coat my entire ROLA rack in this stuff to prevent further rusting. It's started to rust at the points where it comes together in the middle. Can't have any rusty water dripping on the top of my jeep and messing up my paint.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 02:33 PM   #10
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I. Going to coat my entire ROLA rack in this stuff to prevent further rusting. It's started to rust at the points where it comes together in the middle. Can't have any rusty water dripping on the top of my jeep and messing up my paint.
I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but a lot of guys put silicone where the rack comes together in the middle to prevent water getting in there. That's what I did when I got mine and I don't have any issues with rust.

Just a tip
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Unread 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #11
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^^what he said
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Unread 04-09-2014, 04:20 PM   #12
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I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but a lot of guys put silicone where the rack comes together in the middle to prevent water getting in there. That's what I did when I got mine and I don't have any issues with rust.

Just a tip
Can I just use like silicone caulk?
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Unread 04-09-2014, 04:34 PM   #13
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I used black silicone RTV. Can be bought at hardware stores or Advance Auto Parts. I got the small one (looked like Krazy Glue).
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Unread 04-09-2014, 05:04 PM   #14
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I used black silicone RTV. Can be bought at hardware stores or Advance Auto Parts. I got the small one (looked like Krazy Glue).
Where did you get your ORT badges?
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Unread 04-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #15
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Those wheels looks great man! I was hoping you'd like the bedliner.
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