What did you do to your WK/XK today? - Page 62 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum > What did you do to your WK/XK today?

Visit 1aauto.com For ShockTober Deals on Monroe shocks andAdvance Adapters SYE KitsFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options!

Reply
Unread 08-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #916
2005GRANDONE
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hardy, virginia
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunrcr69
Hi All, Im new to the forum, but not new to jeeps and wheeling. I bought a 05 WK with the 5.7 L 2 weeks ago. It has 77k on the clock and is totally stock... for now. Since then I have installed the factory hitch, detailed her like 3 times to get 6 years worth of crud off her, removed the front air-dam and installed HIDs (real ones). Today, i have a guy coming to the house to repair the cracked leather on the drivers seat. I had the dealer repair it before I bought it, but their repair sucks and is coming apart already.

Future plans include a ~2" lift of some sort, wheel spacers, and the biggest all-terrain's I can fit without rubbing. The wife says to "act your age" when I talk about the lift. I tell her "Stock is boring".

I am trying to decide on which lift to get between a daystar (KOR), RRO, or other. I've read many posts about RRO's customer service, but it still seems like the best quality and best functioning product. The daystar (KOR) is on my list because it's cheap and simple. Any thoughts? I also considered fabricating my own lift as it would only take some flat-stock and hardware to make the spacers that many use.
I am in the process of removing my r.c 2" lift and front Bilstein struts. Pm me if interested

__________________
05 laredo, 4.7 V8, H.O. cams, fastman t.b. OME hd 3", Rustys .5 spacers, bilstein 5150 rear, yukon spider & side gears, superchips flashpaq, 33x12.50x17 nitto mud grapplers on black moabs, 1.5 spidertrax wheel spacers, flowmaster 40 series, K&N cai, Mopar gas tank, T.C & engine skid plates, riddler diff cover, removed sway bar on front.

Jks quicker disconnects for sale pm me
2005GRANDONE is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #917
ApexRex
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hillsborough, New Jersey
Posts: 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by segona
made up some switch panel for rocker switches ..the other day .

thanks you for watching
Love that switch panel! Carbon looks great!
ApexRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-15-2011, 11:57 PM   #918
Jeepin1990
Registered User
2006 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 188
Blacked out headlight bezels. Heculined grill and toe hooks. Got rid of that airdam too. I will never paint the bezels again. Way to much work for a change that only jeep guys will recognize.
image-1197262261.jpg  
__________________
2006 3.7l WK, OME MD, 265/70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Flat Black, JeepinByAl Front Strut Spacers, JKS Front and Rear Disconnects, Powerwire, JBA Headers, Airaid Upper Intake Tube, Hypertech Max Energy, 4xGuard Front Skid, 6000k HID Lows
Jeepin1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 08:58 AM   #919
cherrybomb05
Registered User
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: , United States
Posts: 2,078
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin1990 View Post
Blacked out headlight bezels. Heculined grill and toe hooks. Got rid of that airdam too. I will never paint the bezels again. Way to much work for a change that only jeep guys will recognize.
Hey, it looks great! What kind of wheels are on there?
__________________
07 WK
10 JKUR
11 JKR
cherrybomb05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #920
Devilsmed98
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ocean, New Jersey
Posts: 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin1990
Blacked out headlight bezels. Heculined grill and toe hooks. Got rid of that airdam too. I will never paint the bezels again. Way to much work for a change that only jeep guys will recognize.
Very nice with the headlights. Did you crack them and paint them? How hard was it?

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
__________________
~Black WK Club Member #9~
2011 WKII Overland
2007 WK Limited[/COLOR]
1995 YJ Rio Grande
Devilsmed98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 11:07 AM   #921
Jeepin1990
Registered User
2006 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 188
I did the oven trick. 200 degrees for five mins. Pull one out quick and get to prying. I tried trim removal tools they are to flimsy then I went to a flat head screw driver. It's hard but it's do able. I did however break off little pieces of the housing. Nothing important though. Does that help?
__________________
2006 3.7l WK, OME MD, 265/70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Flat Black, JeepinByAl Front Strut Spacers, JKS Front and Rear Disconnects, Powerwire, JBA Headers, Airaid Upper Intake Tube, Hypertech Max Energy, 4xGuard Front Skid, 6000k HID Lows
Jeepin1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 11:09 AM   #922
Jeepin1990
Registered User
2006 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin1990
I did the oven trick. 200 degrees for five mins. Pull one out quick and get to prying. I tried trim removal tools they are to flimsy then I went to a flat head screw driver. It's hard but it's do able. I did however break off little pieces of the housing. Nothing important though. Does that help?
Also to answer your first question yes I popped the lenses off and painted the bezel. Make sure you sand the chrome down a bit though. I didn't and my paint didn't stick the first time.
__________________
2006 3.7l WK, OME MD, 265/70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Flat Black, JeepinByAl Front Strut Spacers, JKS Front and Rear Disconnects, Powerwire, JBA Headers, Airaid Upper Intake Tube, Hypertech Max Energy, 4xGuard Front Skid, 6000k HID Lows
Jeepin1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 11:39 AM   #923
Jeepin1990
Registered User
2006 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by cherrybomb05

Hey, it looks great! What kind of wheels are on there?
They are stock wheels. It's 65th edition so whatever those are. I think they are the ronins? Maybe?
__________________
2006 3.7l WK, OME MD, 265/70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Flat Black, JeepinByAl Front Strut Spacers, JKS Front and Rear Disconnects, Powerwire, JBA Headers, Airaid Upper Intake Tube, Hypertech Max Energy, 4xGuard Front Skid, 6000k HID Lows
Jeepin1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #924
Devilsmed98
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ocean, New Jersey
Posts: 866
Installed my new rear rotors and pads from Kolak! Can't believe what a difference from just the rears. Ill have some pics up later!

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
__________________
~Black WK Club Member #9~
2011 WKII Overland
2007 WK Limited[/COLOR]
1995 YJ Rio Grande
Devilsmed98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-16-2011, 10:36 PM   #925
TurboDiesel
Registered User
2008 WK 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: langley, BC
Posts: 1,923
took the front air damn off my jeep

tried to install 1/2" spacers...not enough stuf tho,,,looks like i gotta buy 1.5" wheel adapters
TurboDiesel is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-17-2011, 10:32 AM   #926
jager00
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: salisbury, maryland
Posts: 3,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin1990 View Post
Blacked out headlight bezels. Heculined grill and toe hooks. Got rid of that airdam too. I will never paint the bezels again. Way to much work for a change that only jeep guys will recognize.
You know you like it better tho!!! Join the black out headlight club hahahab
__________________
2007 JK Sahara- trying to figure this one out


2005 WK 9" lift on 37's with all the goodies- regretfully sold :(
jager00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #927
sunrcr69
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 350
Today I installed an Airaid CAI. the Hemi sounds sweeeet at WOT!

Im considering a chip, anyone have any recommendations?
sunrcr69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #928
Devilsmed98
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ocean, New Jersey
Posts: 866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilsmed98
Installed my new rear rotors and pads from Kolak! Can't believe what a difference from just the rears. Ill have some pics up later!

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
There's the new ones and the old one. Factory with 60k miles. The last 20k miles driven like an srt8.

Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
forumrunner_20110817_201051.jpg   forumrunner_20110817_201147.jpg  
__________________
~Black WK Club Member #9~
2011 WKII Overland
2007 WK Limited[/COLOR]
1995 YJ Rio Grande
Devilsmed98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-17-2011, 06:28 PM   #929
Jeepin1990
Registered User
2006 WK 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by jager00

You know you like it better tho!!! Join the black out headlight club hahahab
How did you get the paint around the turn signal without it bleeding back. Mine didn't bleed but it's real close to the serrated edge.
__________________
2006 3.7l WK, OME MD, 265/70-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Flat Black, JeepinByAl Front Strut Spacers, JKS Front and Rear Disconnects, Powerwire, JBA Headers, Airaid Upper Intake Tube, Hypertech Max Energy, 4xGuard Front Skid, 6000k HID Lows
Jeepin1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-18-2011, 07:28 AM   #930
BlackedOutWK
Registered User
2007 WK 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 354
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepin1990 View Post
How did you get the paint around the turn signal without it bleeding back. Mine didn't bleed but it's real close to the serrated edge.
sand off all of the chrome in the areas you will be painting, then tape off the areas you don't want painted (i.e. the serrated edge) and be careful not to soak that area with a bunch of paint.
__________________
Rob | 2007 WK Laredo | Modified OME HD | 255/75 BFG MT's | Black Powder Coated Moabs | Lot's of other goodies...
BlackedOutWK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.