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AveCat 09-09-2013 08:44 PM

MacGyver's JK Build
 
***THIS BUILD LOG STARTS IN JANUARY 2013***
Well,
Finally got my new Wrangler, picked it up 70 miles north of where I live, and on the way back got an insane 23mpg haha

Specs as follows
2012 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport
3.6 Pentastar
15k Miles (when purchased) full warranty
6 Speed
Dana 30 and Dana 44
Soft top

Spent a lot of cash on this so I won't be doing anything to crazy right away, but I will be able to enjoy a Jeep again!

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...83407575_o.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...84678103_o.jpg


More pics coming soon.

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:44 PM

Fell behind on the updates on here so I'll just post em all at once

Got some little stuff done to it today...

Took the grill off
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964417/7...jpg?1362175943
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964418/1...jpg?1362175948
Added some leds
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964419/0...jpg?1362175960
Radiator had some white paint or something on it
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964421/c...jpg?1362175970
With low and fog lights on
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964422/c...jpg?1362175975
Not liking the white stuff.....
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964423/8...jpg?1362175978
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964424/1...jpg?1362175984
Time to fix that
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964425/f...jpg?1362175991
Much better
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964426/4...jpg?1362175995
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964427/2...jpg?1362176001



Pedals are in!
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964428/4...jpg?1362176006

And one last picture
http://just.razzi.me/photos/964429/7...jpg?1362176009

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:45 PM

Got my HIDs today...
55 watt Hi/Lo 6000k
55 watt Fog 6000k
18 watt reverse lights 4300k

Installed all of em and tested em that night.
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028090/...jpg?1366865754
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028091/...jpg?1366865757
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028096/...jpg?1366866525
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028097/...jpg?1366866528
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028099/...jpg?1366866534
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028100/...jpg?1366866542
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028101/...jpg?1366866545
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028103/...jpg?1366866555


Fog lights are so flipping bright I may not be able to use them during regular driving, regardless they need to be aimed down quite a bit, right now they're aimed in line with my high beams. Got flashed 4 times and shut em off.

Low Beams are so much better than the stock halogens, however they need to be aimed as well.

High beams are a billion times better than the stock high beams, rarely used them. It would be better if I could run the fog lights with them, but whatever.

Reverse lights are better than stock, but I'm still not sold on them. Before I bash them too much I will wait and see how they are over the next couple days.

Hi/Lo/Fog lights were all purchased from DDM. Yes DDM. 4th order from them and still 100% satisfied. Total order was around $120.

Reverse lights were purchased from an Amazon store, BlackWater MotorWerks. $49.99. These are yet to be justified, but we'll see.

http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028104/...jpg?1366866559
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028105/...jpg?1366866562
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028110/...jpg?1366866588
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028111/...jpg?1366866596
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028112/...jpg?1366866600
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028113/...jpg?1366866608
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028114/...jpg?1366866612
Stock
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028116/...jpg?1366866621
HID
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028117/...jpg?1366866627
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028118/...jpg?1366866632

Lo/Fog
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028124/...jpg?1366866655
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028125/...jpg?1366866660
Just lo
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028126/...jpg?1366866666
Just fog
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028127/...jpg?1366866671
High
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028129/...jpg?1366866681
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1028131/...jpg?1366866688

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:46 PM

I really really wanted a Freedom Edition Wrangler when I was getting my new one, but I found out not only are they super rare, you can't get them in orange. I also really wanted an orange Jeep. So I went ahead and bought an orange Sport. http://www.jeep.com/...imited_freedom/

Well it just got a set of Freedom Edition Oscar Mike decals. I do plan on re badging it to say Oscar Mike. If I don't like it, I'll just toss a Team JK sticker on it instead.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...56926664_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...98059934_o.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...75849294_o.jpg
My friend convinced me that I need a CB so that's coming up next. Then the stereo gets a couple things. Really want an LED bar, so if you would like to donate money to my "LED bar fund" that'd be great

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...93963600_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...46965980_o.jpg

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:47 PM

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...41565996_n.jpg

Tore up the dunes today!

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...95133789_o.jpg

Did end up snapping that plastic crap off the front. Zip tied it for now.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...67922274_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...07683639_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...22902414_o.jpg
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...08510674_o.jpg

One more piece of the custom freedom edition is on...matte black grill.
Custom Badges will be here next week. Wheels and tires are in the works.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...19139883_o.jpg

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:48 PM

Here's the info on the lights.
http://just.razzi.me/photos/1077484/...jpg?1371277402

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...48327603_o.jpg

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:49 PM

New tires!!

Loaded up and ready to go.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...85678376_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...65038361_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...59734258_o.jpg

Dismounted
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...79138901_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...64148670_o.jpg

1000x better!
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...30644112_o.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaKen...ature=youtu.be


https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...87542680_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...84638878_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...32534697_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...77963061_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...50771460_o.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...76158927_o.jpg

Just got my first shipment of parts in.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...87599214_n.jpg


Here's a little edit of one of the pictures from the photoshoot.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...24381821_o.jpg

AveCat 09-09-2013 08:50 PM

LED BAR IS IN!
https://sphotos-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/h...99376352_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/h...41234784_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...61901006_o.jpg

Somehow the switch that I was using for the lightbar stopped switching, kinda froze up....anyways I swapped in a new one and it seems to be working fine. 5th wheel gets here tomorrow. 10 gauge gets here sometime next week, not sure when yet.


***IT IS NOW UP TO DATE***

FleshEater 09-10-2013 08:13 AM

Those HID's are sweet. I just hate passing people that run them, ha-ha! I have Astigmatism and at night they're absolutely blinding. But, they do look amazing.

Those Sports should come from the factory with larger tires. They look ridiculous with those tiny little trailer tires on them. Nice pick on the tire size. It fills those wheel wells perfectly.

AveCat 09-10-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FleshEater (Post 15892574)
Those HID's are sweet. I just hate passing people that run them, ha-ha! I have Astigmatism and at night they're absolutely blinding. But, they do look amazing.

Those Sports should come from the factory with larger tires. They look ridiculous with those tiny little trailer tires on them. Nice pick on the tire size. It fills those wheel wells perfectly.

I agree! and thank you!

:cheers2:

AveCat 09-16-2013 12:31 AM

UPDATES!!!
Currently talking to my cousin about building me a front winch bumper and then getting a winch. Probably an XRC-8 for now.
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Jeep-JK-Wrang...t76Q~~60_3.JPG
Ordered a Hi Lift with mount. Should be here late this week.

Replaced the 16 gauge wire going to the LED harness with 10 gauge ofc. No more hot wires :D

442Wrangler 09-16-2013 10:36 AM

Just order the RC bumper and do yourself a favor. I don't know how much the cousin wants to make it but the RC one is well made and stout. I have one with the fog pods and D ring mounts and it is very well made. I don't know if I've said that. Hahah

shouser45 09-16-2013 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 442Wrangler
Just order the RC bumper and do yourself a favor. I don't know how much the cousin wants to make it but the RC one is well made and stout. I have one with the fog pods and D ring mounts and it is very well made. I don't know if I've said that. Hahah

I have it to without fog lights works well with my q9000 winch

shouser45 09-16-2013 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shouser45

I have it to without fog lights works well with my q9000 winch

I got mine from ebay made best offer n get it for $159 free shipping

AveCat 09-16-2013 08:50 PM

Sweet thanks guys!


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