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Jvenrick 05-26-2012 08:48 PM

Jvenrick's Mean Green Build Thread
 
Hey there guys, I have been vistiting this site more and more and first would just like to say thank you to everyone for all the great insight, ideas and knowledge...That being said, my Jeep is SLOWLY becoming the WK I want it to be. So of course its time for a build thread!! I got the WK in January of 2011, its a 2007 Larado Rocky Mountain Edition. It has the V8, with QTII, Ronin II rims, and front and rear recovery hooks...and my favorite part the color, metalic green!! Here are a couple pics of when she was stock!!

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...1/P1030147.jpg

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I can never leave a car or truck alone so i quickly started to figure out what I wanted to do with the WK. Im a big outdoors guy and really wanted a simple but capable overland vehicle. So I decided to first get the 2in Rough County Spacer Lift. Its a great lift for the price and is very well made.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...1/P1030152.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...1/P1030153.jpg

Also around the same time I removed the front air deflector.

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I loved the look of the lift but with stock tires it just looked a little unfinished. So i decided to do some saving and research. I decided to go with the new Cooper Discoverer AT3's in 265/70-17. I love these tires, have been nothing short of great!! I picked them up for $145/tire at a local tire shop, could not pass up the deal. I had to install 1in spacers on the front wheels, but did not have to cut the bolt and have zero rubbing!!

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...Coopers007.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...Coopers008.jpg

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...2_20_12006.jpg

Much more to come...Just need some time!! Wheel safe.

kVon 05-26-2012 09:08 PM

Nice WK! I like the green.

Jvenrick 05-26-2012 10:46 PM

^^thanks dude, color is still my favorite part!! ha

So a couple of weekends ago I went out to the family farm to test out all the new mods. Everything did great. Was a great weekend for wheeling, Shooting and ATVing...

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...rm_2012191.jpg

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Bullitt1680 05-26-2012 11:49 PM

Just curious, but why do you have the load levelers?

Bullitt1680 05-26-2012 11:58 PM

Nvm I found the answer to my question on your thread on Jeep Garage, but it lead me to another question.

What year F150 are those load levelers from?

*Edit, found the answer.

AJeepZJ 05-27-2012 06:49 AM

Nice pics, and that is an awesome color for a WK - If there was one available in my area... I'd have snatched it up real fast. Added thread to build lists.

Jvenrick 05-27-2012 09:54 AM

Thanks dude, yeah i really love the color!!

JeepN4KC 05-27-2012 10:20 AM

Lookin good, dude!

I notice yours is an '07 4.7 Rocky Mountain Edition, as is mine, but mine doesn't have an OEM rear tow hook but it does have the factory hitch/tow package. Does yours have a sunroof, Boston sound system, "Cherokee" Kickplates in front door floor panels?

I ask because the differences I noticed from your pics are weird since I thought the RME was a package deal of standard options.

Jvenrick 05-27-2012 10:20 AM

I ordered a couple new toys for the WK a couple weeks ago and they came in last week, so i finally got them all installed. I ended up getting the Rola Roof Basket W/ commander extension, Monroe Load Levelers for F-150, and a set of Putco Window vents front and rear. Everything went on pretty easily, the Levelers took a little thinking on how to compress the spring enought to get it in but i got it figured out!! The rola is great too. I was a little worried about the strength of the section that hangs off the stock rails and over the sun roof, but it is very sturdy. I plan on welding it up soon, but even for now it can def handle some weight.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...ew_Toys001.jpg

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http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/...onroeLL001.jpg

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This is how the Jeep is currently sitting, but of course its never done!! Next Im planning the expanded sheet metal grill, some spacers on the rear wheels, debadging the stupid Flex Fuel badge, and possibly plasti-dipping the rims. Man this is an expensive addiction!! haha:D

Jvenrick 05-27-2012 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepN4KC (Post 13631359)
Lookin good, dude!

I notice yours is an '07 4.7 Rocky Mountain Edition, as is mine, but mine doesn't have an OEM rear tow hook but it does have the factory hitch/tow package. Does yours have a sunroof, Boston sound system, "Cherokee" Kickplates in front door floor panels?

I ask because the differences I noticed from your pics are weird since I thought the RME was a package deal of standard options.

Thanks dude!! Thats funny you ask about the RME package because I thought the same thing, but apparently there are different versions/options. I even saw a V6 RME...but to answer your question, yes. I do have the sunroof, Boston sound system, and cherokee kickplates, it also has the tow package but not the hitch... go figure. ha. Im not sure if i wanna stay with the hook or get the hitch. I also have "Jeep" stitched in the head rests.

JeepN4KC 05-27-2012 12:09 PM

^^^ Yeah - "Jeep" embroidered seats - forgot that. No hitch with the tow package :confused: I would keep the rear hook and add an OEM hitch/bezel if you can swing it. From what I've seen it's an easy addition. And I really like the Rola rack :thumbsup:

Jvenrick 05-28-2012 10:40 AM

Ya I was very puzzled when the dealer said it has the tow package but no hitch. But I guess everything is wired up and ready to go. I don't tow to much so it's not a big deal at the time....I love the Rola rack. I'm real happy I got the extension too, just a little something different!!

milehifireguy 05-28-2012 02:52 PM

First off great rig... I have the same color too. I found the factory bezel and hitch reciever on Amazon for a decent price.

Jvenrick 05-28-2012 09:53 PM

Thanks dude! Get some pics up would love to see another green WK. I'll have to check out amazon after the savings are replenished a little. Ha

milehifireguy 05-31-2012 09:28 PM

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Now that I look closer I think my green is a bit different... mine is called dark khaki Pearl... either way still a sweet rig man.


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