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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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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!






More pics coming soon.

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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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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


Added some leds

Radiator had some white paint or something on it

With low and fog lights on

Not liking the white stuff.....


Time to fix that

Much better





Pedals are in!


And one last picture
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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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.










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.








Stock

HID



Lo/Fog


Just lo

Just fog

High

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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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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.



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



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Tore up the dunes today!



Did end up snapping that plastic crap off the front. Zip tied it for now.





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.
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Here's the info on the lights.


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New tires!!

Loaded up and ready to go.






Dismounted




1000x better!


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














Just got my first shipment of parts in.



Here's a little edit of one of the pictures from the photoshoot.
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Unread 09-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #8
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LED BAR IS IN!






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***
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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.
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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!

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Unread 09-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #11
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UPDATES!!!
Currently talking to my cousin about building me a front winch bumper and then getting a winch. Probably an XRC-8 for now.

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
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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
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Unread 09-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #13
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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
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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
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:50 PM   #15
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Sweet thanks guys!
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