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Old 09-26-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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My new life project

So I bought a 2013 JKU RHD. Its great! And I'm starting to build it little by little. With little money and a baby on the way, it will take longer than some of you build yours.
This is my DD vehicle so I have to think of gas when I do the modifications. The mayor modifications will be 3" lift probably from Teraflex and 35s. Bumpers and flares will come later.
I already installed the smittybilt side bars from morris4x4, jeep4x4center.com.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Window tints and sidebars
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #3
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I got the new MT ATZ P3 and they feel grest and look great. 3.25" lift from rough country and rugged ridge wheels.

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Textured black grill. Simple change and makes a great difference.

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Oversize tire carrier while I get the rear bumper.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #4
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Love it, nice work!
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Lookin good dude!
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:34 AM   #6
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Looks awesome. What are the next plans??
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:22 PM   #7
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #8
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Nice jeep. What made you decide to get a RHD if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
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Looks awesome. What are the next plans??
Next will be the front and rear bumper.
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:34 PM   #10
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Nice jeep. What made you decide to get a RHD if you don't mind me asking?
I just wanted it that way. I like rare things. A RHD is as rare as it gets in US. Even though Everything is more expensive for RHD I'm happy with it. I like it better driving on the right. No more drive-thru though. Lol
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #11
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I just wanted it that way. I like rare things. A RHD is as rare as it gets in US. Even though Everything is more expensive for RHD I'm happy with it. I like it better driving on the right. No more drive-thru though. Lol
Oh haha cool. Just go through the drive-thru in reverse lol
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:38 AM   #12
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Next will be the front and rear bumper.
Any ideas of the bumpers you're going to get? I have a lod front but not sure I want to throw down another 1400 bucks for the lod with all the bells and whistles.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #13
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Lift???

How was your experience at Fortec in Pompano??Ive bought a bunch of upgrades from Matt.
Since your a local come out to CJ's Drafthouse in Deerfield every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month to meet and talk about our Jeeps???? Andy
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:01 PM   #14
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Any ideas of the bumpers you're going to get? I have a lod front but not sure I want to throw down another 1400 bucks for the lod with all the bells and whistles.
Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Kinda busy lately. For the bumpers I'm going with rugged ridge. But it will be later. As you know, they are expensive and I am in no rush. If you don't want to go that expensive
, take a look at the tubular bumpers. It looks great if your side steps are also tubular. But look at rugged ridge bumpers. You can start with something simple and then add accessories as you go. No need to install everything at once. Ask for guidance once you choose your bumpers, there are some that are extremely heavy and you'll need to change your breaks.
Let me know which ones you end up getting. Send pics. Good luck!
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How was your experience at Fortec in Pompano??Ive bought a bunch of upgrades from Matt. Since your a local come out to CJ's Drafthouse in Deerfield every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month to meet and talk about our Jeeps???? Andy
Fortec is great! Matt always takes care of everyone. That's why they get repetitive business. The pricing is very reasonable.
I will check out the place. Maybe December if not January. I will let you know. Nice jeep by the way, love the picture.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:11 PM   #16
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I just got the new hurricane fender flares by rugged ridge. They have the bushwacker look but flat.
Got them at Fortec4x4.com. Matt in Pompano always takes care of the clients. Will install today or tomorrow. Pics, comments and reviews will be posted.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #17
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Nice Jeep , rhd is a little strange but , okay ! If you were concerned about gas , lift and 35s may not have been the best choice . Have you regeared ? Lift and big tires add up to more consumption , that's for sure . And the price of regearing takes a long time to pay for in the way of saving gas .That being said , I wheel alot and also have a lift and 35s ! Good luck
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #18
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Rugged ridge hurricane flat fenders

I installed the rugged ridge hurricane flat fenders over the weekend. It seem easy when I saw the parts but it got a little tricky with the position of the screws.
The cut is not perfect, you can tell that fenders were not cut exactly to the shape of your jeep. But once they are installed you won't be able to see the defects.
On the front fenders don't loose the factory screws, you will need them, there are about 5 or 6 screws and about 6 push fasteners, take the screws out and pull The factory fender. Take The push fasteners out once the whole thing is out. The instructions say that you need to drill an extra hole on you jeep, but it's not necessary so skip this step. When Cuting the wheel liner use an exacto knife, just trace a small cut and then bend the liner. The cut will be clean and straight.

For the rear fenders, the package comes with push fasteners but these are too big for certain holes. So try to remove the factory push fasteners from the wheel liner without breaking them and install the modified liner with the same push fasteners.
Other than that, it's a simple job. Let me know if you will be stalling them and have questions.
Next project will be the front bumper. Still doing my research for it.

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Old 12-23-2013, 06:29 AM   #19
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New accessory for the tailgate.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:03 AM   #20
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:05 PM   #21
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Very nice... I never thought about upgrading brakes after bumpers but that totally makes sense! I'm still in the middle of choosing a better lift and getting 35s... Lots of stuff yet to do... But that's the fun of it :-) thanks for the input and I'll definitely check out rugged Ridge bumpers.

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Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Kinda busy lately. For the bumpers I'm going with rugged ridge. But it will be later. As you know, they are expensive and I am in no rush. If you don't want to go that expensive
, take a look at the tubular bumpers. It looks great if your side steps are also tubular. But look at rugged ridge bumpers. You can start with something simple and then add accessories as you go. No need to install everything at once. Ask for guidance once you choose your bumpers, there are some that are extremely heavy and you'll need to change your breaks.
Let me know which ones you end up getting. Send pics. Good luck!
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New accessory for the tailgate.
That's a sick accessory for the tail gate, where did you get it?
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #23
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That's a sick accessory for the tail gate, where did you get it?
Check morris4x4.com or fortec4x4.com. If they dont have anything you like, check smitty built on amazon. Look for tailgate organizer or storage.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #24
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Check morris4x4.com or fortec4x4.com. If they dont have anything you like, check smitty built on amazon. Look for tailgate organizer or storage.
* smittybilt. Sorry autocorrection....

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