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post #1 of 20 Old 12-27-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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The parts are piling up. Time for a build thread! Done for now!

I have finally taken the Jeep over as MY primary vehicle. It's kid hauling days are over. After a 1990 Wrangler that ran on 3 cylinders and had a ton of miles and and 03 Liberty, this is by far my favorite.

My plan is to keep it simple with a few basic appearance and suspensions mods. It's not gonna be a hard core off road vehicle unfortunately, but it will be able to take me where I need to go and do what I ask it to do.

This is as it sits today, except I just added a Mopar fog light kit.
I has 255/65/17 Destination AT's that I love, but that will be changing.



I spent a nice afternoon with the snips making my expanded metal grill:



And I had some fun with Plasti-dip on the pillars and emblems:


I contacted Kolak and he set me up with an OME kit, isolators, 1.25in Spydertrax spacers. I am also waiting on 4 Moog ball joints and a set of 265/70/17 Cooper Discoverers(Amazon Prime is awesome!)

The fun is just begining.
Once that pile of parts is installed, I'll hopefully be adding recovery points and blacking out the wheels.


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post #2 of 20 Old 12-27-2013, 07:57 PM
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Sounds like a pretty good build! Kolak is a great vendor to order through! Any ETA on the parts?

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post #3 of 20 Old 12-27-2013, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like a pretty good build! Kolak is a great vendor to order through! Any ETA on the parts?
Everything I ordered from him but the coils have arrived.
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post #4 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 05:49 AM
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I'm also in the process of ordering the ome kit from kolak. One question for you tho, what are the isolaters used for?
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post #5 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 05:54 AM
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That a pretty cool idea plasti dipping between the windows
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post #6 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 06:10 AM
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Hey do you have any more pics of the plasti dip on the pillars from further away? It looks pretty interesting, ive never seen that before
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Hey do you have any more pics of the plasti dip on the pillars from further away? It looks pretty interesting, ive never seen that before
His top picture has it I almost asked the same thing than saw that haha
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post #8 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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I saw a how to on jeep garage forum on how to wrap the pillars with vinyl. It looked like a huge pain in the butt so I plasti dipped mine. I masked along the body line at the top and where it meets the door shell at the bottom. It's been on for several months and is holding up great.
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post #9 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 09:11 AM
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His top picture has it I almost asked the same thing than saw that haha
Hah your right i didnt notice that, looks good. I'd bet it would look great with that front window tinted
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post #10 of 20 Old 12-28-2013, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hah your right i didnt notice that, looks good. I'd bet it would look great with that front window tinted
I actually hadn't considered that. I'll add it to my down the road list.

PS... ball joints arrived from Amazon today. Just waiting on springs and tires now
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post #11 of 20 Old 01-28-2014, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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So... I finall tried out the new Plasti-dip smoke. It's ok, takes a lot to darken things up. Looks pretty decent though.




And I got the lift installed by a fantastic local guy last night! Here's a not so great pic I took on the way home:


Rides and handles great. This is the HD kit with a 3.7. The new tires and 1.25in spacers will be installed in a week. I was able to stop by and check out the progress and was relieved that suspension was solid other than the lower ball joints. I guess being a soccer mom vehicle for the last couple years and living in the garage preserved everything.

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post #12 of 20 Old 02-05-2014, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Had my 265/70/17 AT3's and 1.25in spacers installed yesterday before a big storm here in Ohio. It's a beast now! I love it. Next up are plasti-dipping the wheels and some skids.



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post #13 of 20 Old 02-05-2014, 06:07 PM
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That thing looks sexy. I wish I could get the OME, but I just replaced my shocks and struts last year so if would feel like a waste.
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post #14 of 20 Old 02-05-2014, 06:28 PM
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That thing looks sexy. I wish I could get the OME, but I just replaced my shocks and struts last year so if would feel like a waste.
You could just get the coils?....I'm still running the stock front struts with the coils.

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post #15 of 20 Old 02-06-2014, 06:22 AM
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Sweet. I wanted to skip the bb anyhow. Any break line extensions needed or just rear shocks and the springs.
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