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Old 11-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #33631
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Got her ready for winter, plasti dipped the grill, and wheels. Also did a stripe of red plasti dip along the front of the hood for bugs and salt spray...
I've only had my JKU since September, so forgive my noobe question...what's the deal with the plasti-dip? Everyone is doing it, but your the first post I have read that explains why you did it other than to change the color. In the spring will you peel your black plasti-dip off your grill and it will be okay and stay new looking? That's great if that's the case. I live in the northeast so definitely dealing with snow, salt and sand in the winter and rocks and junk on the interstates. My JKU is Anvil. Your JK looks great with the black grill.

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:27 PM   #33632
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I let the wife drive it to work because she's broke and can't put gas in her own car. Not only did she get to use the Jeep today she left with my wallet on my dash, and when i ask her wheres my wallet I'm hungry i need to buy some lunch, she says i seen it and put it in my purse. Then to top it all off its been raining all day and all i have is a VW beetle in the garage with <20 miles of gas in the tank. I'm thankful I have a reputation at Lee's discount liquor and they don't ID me anymore so i could at least buy two cans of PBR.. haha WHAT A DAY.

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #33633
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3.5" Rubicon express lift
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:03 PM   #33634
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3.5" Rubicon express lift
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Great Choice, looks awesome!
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #33635
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3.5" Rubicon express lift
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I'm really starting to like the 18" wheels, I'm so used to the 15" i had but looking at what you and others have done, it looks awesome!
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:46 PM   #33636
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Where do you hunt? I'll be heading out to Necedah. Not as many deer out there, but still a good time
We hunt down by Lancaster (7 years now). Hunted Necedah for many years before that.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #33637
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Used my mad MS Paint skills (HA!) to create a mock-up of how my stereo/cb setup might look once I get everything installed...
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #33638
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Maybe I didn't explain enough. A-Pillar gauge pod and two Auto meter gauges. Did a Volt meter and oil pressure. A little bit of a pain in the ass, but got it done.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #33639
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3.5" Rubicon express lift 18" inch XD Misfits on 35s Nitto Trail Grapplers
looks great! Did u have to change the drive shafts or anything else for that size lift?
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #33640
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3.5" Rubicon express lift
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That's a nice stance. I'm also interested in the question above me. Also, how is the ride? My local shop is trying to get me to buy this kit over the 3.5 metalcloak ARB.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:27 AM   #33641
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looks great! Did u have to change the drive shafts or anything else for that size lift?
Agree! Love the look. I'm still waiting for my stock Rubi tires to wear out and been debating what size lift I want. I am set on Duratrac 315 70 17 and deciding lift size. I love the look of 3.5" lifts and 35s but with it being a DD and going on anywhere between 3-7 hour road trips... Thinking I should go with 2.5". But Damn yours looks awesome!
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:29 AM   #33642
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Agree! Love the look. I'm still waiting for my stock Rubi tires to wear out and been debating what size lift I want. I am set on Duratrac 315 70 17 and deciding lift size. I love the look of 3.5" lifts and 35s but with it being a DD and going on anywhere between 3-7 hour road trips... Thinking I should go with 2.5". But Damn yours looks awesome!
Just remember that the 3.5 RE will drop once you put armor on your vehicle. The kits by RK and MC are advertised 2.5/3.5 but that is AFTER full armor. So a 2.5 kit will be more like 3"+ if you don't get armor.
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I haven't had to change anything else. I'm still getting used to everything but it drives great. I need to bring it in for an alignment and to the dealership due to the fact I'm off about 7mph. I've noticed when I go over a speed bump I feel like my back end is slamming hard. Don't know what that's about husband thinks I'm crazy so having to go take him for a ride!
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Yeah I'm getting 4" with the 3.5 RE
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #33645
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I've only had my JKU since September, so forgive my noobe question...what's the deal with the plasti-dip? Everyone is doing it, but your the first post I have read that explains why you did it other than to change the color. In the spring will you peel your black plasti-dip off your grill and it will be okay and stay new looking? That's great if that's the case. I live in the northeast so definitely dealing with snow, salt and sand in the winter and rocks and junk on the interstates. My JKU is Anvil. Your JK looks great with the black grill.
My two cents. I used plastidip as a gateway drug. I like black grills but was chicken to go straight to the Line-X(bed liner). I had plastidip on for 3-4 months to make sure I liked it then bed lined.



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Old 11-22-2013, 07:53 AM   #33646
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I haven't had to change anything else. I'm still getting used to everything but it drives great. I need to bring it in for an alignment and to the dealership due to the fact I'm off about 7mph. I've noticed when I go over a speed bump I feel like my back end is slamming hard. Don't know what that's about husband thinks I'm crazy so having to go take him for a ride!
please let us know what the issue is, if there is one.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:11 AM   #33647
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I haven't had to change anything else. I'm still getting used to everything but it drives great. I need to bring it in for an alignment and to the dealership due to the fact I'm off about 7mph. I've noticed when I go over a speed bump I feel like my back end is slamming hard. Don't know what that's about husband thinks I'm crazy so having to go take him for a ride!
Driveshafts will be need before long since the angles have changed and will wear out faster
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That's a nice stance. I'm also interested in the question above me. Also, how is the ride? My local shop is trying to get me to buy this kit over the 3.5 metalcloak ARB.
Your shop is probably a RE reseller (many are), which is why they're pushing their kits (they get kick backs). The RE kits are good, but the MC kits are in an entirely different league.

If your shop is honest, they'll admit that. If they're dishonest, they'll try to tell you that the RE kits are better than MC, which is just plain wrong.

Good luck!
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Your shop is probably a RE reseller (many are), which is why they're pushing their kits (they get kick backs). The RE kits are good, but the MC kits are in an entirely different league.

If your shop is honest, they'll admit that. If they're dishonest, they'll try to tell you that the RE kits are better than MC, which is just plain wrong.

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:55 AM   #33650
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We purchased the lift from 4 wheel parts but we did our research on many lifts and based on what others have said RE was the best fit. They didn't push it on us we chose the lift on out own.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:36 AM   #33651
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I haven't had to change anything else. I'm still getting used to everything but it drives great. I need to bring it in for an alignment and to the dealership due to the fact I'm off about 7mph. I've noticed when I go over a speed bump I feel like my back end is slamming hard. Don't know what that's about husband thinks I'm crazy so having to go take him for a ride!
Did you check your tire pressure? Overinflated rear tires can cause this.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #33652
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Maybe I didn't explain enough. A-Pillar gauge pod and two Auto meter gauges. Did a Volt meter and oil pressure. A little bit of a pain in the ass, but got it done.
What did you have to do to install the Oil Pressure Gauge? Electric or manual too?

I think its stupid to not include one on our Dashboards.
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Maybe I didn't explain enough. A-Pillar gauge pod and two Auto meter gauges. Did a Volt meter and oil pressure. A little bit of a pain in the ass, but got it done.
It would be nice if they came with a factory battery gauge, I would like to install one but I don't see a need for anyother gauges so adding one gauge would look out of place. Your looks great.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #33654
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It would be nice if they came with a factory battery gauge, I would like to install one but I don't see a need for anyother gauges so adding one gauge would look out of place. Your looks great.
You can tell me to go jump off a cliff, but here I go.
If you want to do something that may benefit the driving experience who cares what it looks like. Do not let people tell you something looks silly, if it makes your driving experience better in some way, do it. If you think that knowing what your battery is at is important, than do it.
I run with no rear bumper, the rear smaller seat is gone and some people think its silly. I wanted it that way, I make the payments, I drive it, screw everyone else.
Like I said, just my thoughts.
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What did you have to do to install the Oil Pressure Gauge? Electric or manual too? I think its stupid to not include one on our Dashboards.
this is how I did it. Locate the oil sender. It is right by the filter. Removed it. Made up a 2' hydraulic line with 1/4 inch fittings. Then I snaked it up so it would come up along the plastic partition next to the battery. Then I pulled up the original harness up into the engine compartment. I then put the hydraulic line to a 1/4" brass tee. Then I put a 3/8 reducing coupling into the tee and screwed back in the old sender and reconnected the old harness. The other side of the tee I put the new sender and ran the wire to the gauge. That was the hardest part of the job. Everything else is just ground and power.
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Sorry electric. They seem to work really well and look pretty cool also.
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Sorry electric. They seem to work really well and look pretty cool also.
keep in mind you will need a 3/8 to 1/4 bushing to connect it to the motor.
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I'll bite. Do tell about where you got the film how you did it etc. I prefer green so basically just need to do the cluster, but I likey

I followed this how-to, and I bought a plastic transparent blue folder from Staples to use as the film:

Gauge Color!

You're gonna have to read through the thread a bit. It takes a while to get to the details.

Also, if you want to replace LED's you can go that route too:

Changing interior LED (Gauges & HVAC)


The knobs of the climate control will pull off with firm (really firm) pressure. Then there is a cover on the end of the knob that you gently pry off. Cut the film to fit, and make a hole for the AC/Recirc/Defroster lights to show through, and replace. Found this out AFTER disassembling the entire dash, removing the assembly, and taking the assembly apart. Didn't need to do any of that. Now, that being said, this is a 2013 and there were LED's in the assembly. Previous years had bulbs I guess and was a little different.
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this is how I did it. Locate the oil sender. It is right by the filter. Removed it. Made up a 2' hydraulic line with 1/4 inch fittings. Then I snaked it up so it would come up along the plastic partition next to the battery. Then I pulled up the original harness up into the engine compartment. I then put the hydraulic line to a 1/4" brass tee. Then I put a 3/8 reducing coupling into the tee and screwed back in the old sender and reconnected the old harness. The other side of the tee I put the new sender and ran the wire to the gauge. That was the hardest part of the job. Everything else is just ground and power.
Excellent write up on how you did it. This is on my list of mods. my every growing list I still can't believe they built an off road vehicle with no oil pressure gauge.
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In the last couple days just finished up the transition. Really happy so far with this setup. 17x9 Rugged Ridge rims, 35x12.5R17 Toyo Open Country ATII Extreme tires, Mopar Stage 3 3" lift with Teraflex monster front track bar and Fox ATS steering stabilizer.

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