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Unread 11-23-2013, 08:08 AM   #2101
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Looking good.

Your build is the second most viewed thread on the WK/XK forum (not counting any stickies). The first is of course the "What did you do today" thread. Looks like you've got everyone's attention!

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Unread 11-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #2102
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Thanks a lot bud! When you consider how long this thread has been around and that I am constantly updating it, then it's really not a big surprise. I'm just glad most are still enjoying it and are even interested
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Unread 11-23-2013, 12:51 PM   #2103
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Nice mod Nathan!

I really like the look of the light dusting paint job.....hmmmmmm , where can I use that idea?
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Unread 11-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #2104
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I'm still enjoying it!!!! Damn good job on the lights Nathan
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Unread 11-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #2105
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I thought those rigid you added where regular lights you added until I saw the video. They look awesome
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The WK mods: SC flashpaq 3870, flow master super 40, 3.5" X Factor leveling kit, 33" M/T baja claws, 17" pro comp wheels, one 12 inch subwoofer, rugged ridge tailight gaurds, rola rack with 18" extension
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Unread 11-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #2106
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Well 33s will most likely be closer in size to 285s then 295s, but I will list the what will be needed. You will need to take care of the pinch weld, roll the rear fender, extend your rear bumpstops by at least an inch, you might need to extend the front bumpstops to keep the tires from hitting the lip of the fender, and depending on your wheel/spacer choice your front tires might rub the frame at full steering lock.
Yes extend bump stops front and rear and do pinch weld. I bought my jeep with 33s on it and the 3.5" X Factor lift and we'll needless to say I need new front fenders and some body work on the rear ones
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The WK mods: SC flashpaq 3870, flow master super 40, 3.5" X Factor leveling kit, 33" M/T baja claws, 17" pro comp wheels, one 12 inch subwoofer, rugged ridge tailight gaurds, rola rack with 18" extension
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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:41 PM   #2107
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Omelet, you are the man. You WK just keeps getting better and better.
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Unread 12-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #2108
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Ok time for a couple updates! Nothing big or fancy just yet so don't get too excited.

This first one is actually one I did right before leaving, but didn't have the time to post. I was able to get a set of Craig's very awesome LED cupholder rings and get them installed. I won't cover a step by step instal because Craig already has a great one on his site here:

http://jeep-core.com/20057-wk-grand-...-installation/


So I disassembled the dash and center console to remove the cupholder. It was pretty dirty from years of use so I washed it in the sink before installing the LEDs.




Here's a couple shots of the LED rings/discs:






And once installed into the cup holder:






Then wiring them in. I didn't want to take the time to customize the wiring, but will probably go back and do something to make the controller easier to get to.




And the finished product! These things are sweet and the wife and I both really like them!




My end goal is to swap blue LEDs into all my instrument and control lighting, at which point I'll change the cupholders to blue. That will be very exciting!
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Unread 12-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #2109
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Now today I installed a new Cobra 75 CB. I have been using a Cobra 25 for a while, but wanted something a little more compact. So I scored a new 75 with a second box (to wire into a second vehicle) off ebay for $90. I also got a new cable to replace the same one I've been using for a while but is getting a bit worn and weathered.




Next I removed the driver side kick panel and trimmed off a tab. This was where I screwed the box to hide it away.








Then I plugged the antenna cable in and wired the power. I like this spot because it's hidden when not in use (the mic will hide in the center console) and the mic disconnect is easy to access when needed. Also notice how the cable has a nice groove to come through and rest in.









And since I never did use the second pillar pod for my phone, it will make for a nice mic mount while the CB is in use!

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Unread 12-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #2110
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I didn't even know they made CB's like that I'm gonna have to find one of them now
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Unread 12-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #2111
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The rings look good Nate! I'm glad you like them. I hate to break it to you though... Have you seen these?

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Unread 12-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #2112
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Thanks and yes I have seen those and the Jeep logo ones. I like them but prefer the simplicity of the original ones. I don't want them to be too distracting, so I think just the ring glowing is enough for me.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #2113
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For your wiring, CB, switches, etc. - where do you punch through the firewall into the engine space? Is it through a hole directly in front of the driver's area covered by a blue rubber pad/grommet on the engine side?
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Unread 12-04-2013, 05:36 PM   #2114
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For your wiring, CB, switches, etc. - where do you punch through the firewall into the engine space? Is it through a hole directly in front of the driver's area covered by a blue rubber pad/grommet on the engine side?
Yes. That's where I ran my power through for my cb and brake controller. That spot is just a thin rubber that can be "punched" through for purposes of wiring directly to the battery. Don't forget inline fuses.
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Unread 12-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #2115
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Yes. That's where I ran my power through for my cb and brake controller. That spot is just a thin rubber that can be "punched" through for purposes of wiring directly to the battery. Don't forget inline fuses.
That's where my cb and switches are wired through as well - here's my question, how did you get the blue rubber cover back on in the engine space. I can't get my hands down there well enough.
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