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Old 01-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #1
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New Member New JK8! A few Pics and Looking For Ideas For Upgrades

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Hi all! Joined up and hoping to get some ideas on upgrading my 12 JK8... It already has a solid base of wheels and tires (AEV's and Dick Cepek 33's) but I plan on doing bumpers (with a winch), fenders, suspension (I've been researching TeraFlex 2.5" and I'm thinking of spraying or wrapping it though the color is really growing on me (Dozer)...

I got rid of my Range Rover Sport Supercharged and I have to admit that I really like the JK8. Tons of fun and its like Legos for adults.

Any input is welcome as I have been a Rover guy for the last 16 years, but since the first time seeing a JK8 I had to have one.




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I don't have much to add except......NICE!!!!

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Old 01-22-2014, 12:17 PM   #3
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I don't have much to add except......NICE!!!!
Thank you! I'm really enjoying it so far... The snow came at a perfect time here in SE PA.
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Welcome to the JK-8 platform!!!
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WOW! That is AWESOME looking! Those are the fenders I was looking at to add to mine. Quadratec is only 5 min from my office which could be a very bad thing...

That suspension looks great also! Do you do a 2.5" or just a 4"?
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I might be in the minority here but with all that snow, you may want to consider a fuel door.

I'm also a big fan of tint but I live in the desert.

Nice setup!
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Nice!!!
Thank you! I really like it and am looking forward to doing some upgrades and having some fun with it.
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I might be in the minority here but with all that snow, you may want to consider a fuel door.

I'm also a big fan of tint but I live in the desert.

Nice setup!
Great idea on the fuel door and one I hadn't even considered. I was planing on tinting as I really like the orange on black look. Its not desperately needed here in PA, but its okay to do some things merely for cosmetics from time to time.
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WOW! That is AWESOME looking! Those are the fenders I was looking at to add to mine. Quadratec is only 5 min from my office which could be a very bad thing...

That suspension looks great also! Do you do a 2.5" or just a 4"?
We offer a 2", 3" or a 4" systems for the JK platform. This one was our 4" Long Arm system if I remember correctly.

I really like the Bushwhacker flat fender flares, easy install (it is time consuming though). Just a heads up Quadratec does ( I think) a couple times a year a tent sale that has some SCREAMING deals!
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Very cool! If I didn't need the 4 doors and backseat to haul the kids and if I didn't already have a truck for hauling I would definitely like to drive a JK8. Look forward to seeing your mods and to the mod addiction and forum.
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I might be in the minority here but with all that snow, you may want to consider a fuel door.

I'm also a big fan of tint but I live in the desert.

Nice setup!
What does snow have to do with a fuel door?
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We offer a 2", 3" or a 4" systems for the JK platform. This one was our 4" Long Arm system if I remember correctly.

I really like the Bushwhacker flat fender flares, easy install (it is time consuming though). Just a heads up Quadratec does ( I think) a couple times a year a tent sale that has some SCREAMING deals!
I just checked out your FB page and site. Had a hard time finding the price for the 3" package with shocks. I did the que on the left hand side... I book marked it and will figure it out. Very cool site.
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Welcome to the JK-8 platform!!!
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I love that you blacked out the back of the cab! It makes it looks a lot closer to the proportions of a pickup being more towards the front than centered.
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Very cool! If I didn't need the 4 doors and backseat to haul the kids and if I didn't already have a truck for hauling I would definitely like to drive a JK8. Look forward to seeing your mods and to the mod addiction and forum.
I bought my daughter a 2011 Sahara 2Dr for her birthday in March and we will use that if we need the extra room. If I hadn't already bought her the Sahara it wouldn't have been possible for me to get the JK8. I'm glad I got it for her early as I have been looking and lusting at the JK8's for a year and a half...

Thank you for the warm welcome.
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What does snow have to do with a fuel door?
I figured he was talking about possible condensation from the snow getting in the fuel but I dunno...
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It looks great.
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I just checked out your FB page and site. Had a hard time finding the price for the 3" package with shocks. I did the que on the left hand side... I book marked it and will figure it out. Very cool site.
So we don't sell direct, so look to your favorite retailer for pricing.

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I love that you blacked out the back of the cab! It makes it looks a lot closer to the proportions of a pickup being more towards the front than centered.
Thanks! I am a tall/big dude and I was a bit worried about space when they were doing the conversion but there is pretty decent space in this set up.
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It looks great.
Thank you! I am very happy with the decision to get it and am looking forward to the mods over time!
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very nice !!!
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The fuel door just helps keep all kinds of ice, road crap etc off the gas cap and makes it nicer to fuel in nasty conditions. I have em because the look great and may discourage one from looking underneath as I don't put a locking gas cap on my Jeeps. The other mod that is easy and I like a lot is the Mopar black tail light protectors.

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The fuel door just helps keep all kinds of ice, road crap etc off the gas cap and makes it nicer to fuel in nasty conditions.
This.

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Your JK8 is awesome! Congrats.
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The jk8 is ugly, and I definitely do not want one... /sarcasm

Looks damn good man, I hope one day to transform my jku into the jk8, there is just something about them that is so badass!
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Really like the look of it and the color as well as your barn/shop in the background - Enjoy!
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What does snow have to do with a fuel door?
Steed & Stroker beat me to the answer.
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very nice !!!
Thank you! It will only get better! Looks like Quadratec and I will be new best friends...
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The fuel door just helps keep all kinds of ice, road crap etc off the gas cap and makes it nicer to fuel in nasty conditions. I have em because the look great and may discourage one from looking underneath as I don't put a locking gas cap on my Jeeps. The other mod that is easy and I like a lot is the Mopar black tail light protectors.

How do those hold up considering they are held on by the light assembly itself? Or are they simply cosmetic?
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Wow, gorgeous JK8......but......I like your barn/shed/garage more!
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Your JK8 is awesome! Congrats.
Thank you! I am having fun with it...

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