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Unread 01-25-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Moony's "Big Red" 08 JK Build Thread

Hello to all in the JK section.. I rarely am over here but when I was, the drooling never stopped. So I suppose I can give a small background on my jeep history!

Ive owned a ZJ, and a WJ. Loved them both and they impressed me beyond my expectations. I favored the WJ, mainly for comfort and space while having the v8. Also heated seats and a sunroof while wheeling was nice too

Anyways, I sold the jeep to my parents for a down payment on my Kia, decided that I didnt like it enough to make payments on it for 5 years so I traded it in today for a preowned 2008 JK 4 door sahara with 18k miles on it. Very, VERY satisfied with the quality of the rig, sound system is awesome and everything is perfect from a wrangler.. definitely not what I expected. Overall, very happy so far! Heres a picture at the dealer today as I was signing papers. Very clean, and yes I like my rigs in good shape so expect offroading but then a clean rig after haha



More than likely will be a slow build, but I will be getting new wheels and tinting my windows here pretty soon around tax return season.

Other than that, nice to meet y'all!

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Unread 01-26-2013, 12:07 AM   #2
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Unread 01-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #3
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Hi John, glad to see that you crossed over and joined us.

Nice Jeep and very low mileage to boot. Looking forward to your build, they are always fun to follow.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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Not wasting any time I see.
No sir, kia didnt last long haha. Love the jk though, not gonna lie.

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Hi John, glad to see that you crossed over and joined us.

Nice Jeep and very low mileage to boot. Looking forward to your build, they are always fun to follow.
Thankyou! The mileage was already a keeper on its own, should be a great rig. Will probably work backwards as in getting wheels and then armor second. Lift wont be for a while, so ill get the smaller stuff out of the way and make it trail ready!

Already one thing ive noticed is that my switch to turn the overhead lights on doesnt work. And when I have my lights on and using the right turn signal, the nav screen dims with the blinker 1 or 2 times and then goes back to normal. Ideas?
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Heres some stock better quality pictures. So cute.











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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #6
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If you can check all the grounds, or check the battery. I highly doubt it would be the alternator at 18k, but check it too.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #7
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If you can check all the grounds, or check the battery. I highly doubt it would be the alternator at 18k, but check it too.
Awesome, i would hope so that it's not the alternator so ill go get my battery checked.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #8
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Well now that Jeep is just too pretty to touch.

Just kidding about the mod part but damm if it doesn’t look showroom new; again, great find. Do you have a basic idea on your overall plan for your Jeep like tire size and lift?
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Well now that Jeep is just too pretty to touch.

Just kidding about the mod part but damm if it doesn’t look showroom new; again, great find. Do you have a basic idea on your overall plan for your Jeep like tire size and lift?
I know man, its too clean. Now I know for sure if I screwed something up cause it will be noticeable. As for mods, im wanting a small lift with the biggest tire i can get on it. Been thinking of just cutting my fender flares and then getting a 2.5" or maybe 3.5" max with atleast a 35. 37's would be badass
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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:13 PM   #10
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Awesome low mileage find in a nice color combo as well! Welcome to the always finding yourself broke side!
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Unread 01-27-2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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Moony glad to see you back into the jeep seen. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Sub'd...
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Oh **** here we go again. That's a clean rig man 3.5 and 37s all day
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Unread 01-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #14
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Bet it'll be nice getting a 2.5 budget boost, trimming some disposable fenders and slapping on some 35's, especially after coming from a wj! I'm getting a 6 lift to clear 33s.. hope to follow suit in a couple years when I'm out of school and get a jk! I want one so bad
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