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Old 01-29-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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2014 Billet JK Build

Bought my first Wrangler about a week ago. So far I love it but of course I already have modifications in progress. As I write this, the JK is getting the following parts:

3.5" Rubicon Express Suspension Lift
16" Pro Comp 7032 Cast Black Wheels
35" Goodyear Duratrac Tires
Smittybilt XRC Front Bumper
SmittyBilt XRC Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier
Smittybilt XRC Rock Sliders
Smittybilt Grab Handles
4 Smittybilt 3/4" D Rings
Herculiner Roll on Bedliner to replace the carpet

Hopefully it will be ready to pick up tomorrow night! Here is a couple pics when i was picking it up from the dealer.

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:39 AM   #2
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Here are some pics of the lift, bumpers, sliders, wheels and tires done! I just snapped two yuck photos while I was picking her up.

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I also have some ARB OR lights to put one tonight and I ordered a few small parts. I will update the thread as soon as I get the parts.

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Old 02-05-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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Well that was quick, looks good. How do you like the duratracs?
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:40 PM   #4
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Subscribed... as I also have a 2014 billet... not as quick on the mods though... enjoy!
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:43 AM   #5
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Only have about 100 miles on them so far but try are awesome. Aggressive look and not that loud at all! I will post some better pics this weekend when I have time. Best project is to beeline the floor!
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:54 AM   #6
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Nice looking Jeep! I was in your same boat I bought mine and had the dealership do some quick mods to it. Man it was the longest couple of days waiting for it to be done. I have a 14 billet silver looks very close to yours minus the bumpers and bed liner.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:45 PM   #7
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Going to install some ARB IPF OR lights and put some tail light guards on today.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:19 AM   #8
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The lights install went easier than expected. I finished late last night and couldn't get a good picture. I will post pictures later this afternoon when I get home from work.
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:56 PM   #9
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Awesome Jeep. I'm still waiting on my 2014 Billet JK to come in. Oh the waiting is killing me.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:09 AM   #10
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Here are a couple updated pics of the jeep.



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Old 02-09-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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Looks good out in the sun. I have a feeling I will be chomping at the bit to do it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:07 PM   #12
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Did you have to install new driveshafts with the lift. I heard anything over three Inches of lift ?
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:14 PM   #13
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The job was/is very professional looking and if he used Herculiner.. then I hope he sends these images to Bill Grimpe@herculiner. I'm sure he will be interested. Bill is currently in a holding pattern for our bed liner project and we'll document the whole thing on our blog.
This got posted on my line x thread. Thought you might want to check it out.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #14
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Did you have to install new driveshafts with the lift. I heard anything over three Inches of lift ?
I did not. I don't plan of going hardcore off-roading and after I talked to my local 4x4 shop that specialized in jeeps, he told me I didn't have to. I live in Florida and I don't see a point in regearing either. My jeep drives the same after the lift as it did before.
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This got posted on my line x thread. Thought you might want to check it out.
I just emailed him the crappy pictures I took. You should see it now after the interior is back in and the sun came out. Looks 10 times better!!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:36 AM   #16
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If you ever want to do the mesh guard in the grill let me know. I have plenty of the zip tie mounting blocks. I bought a bag if 100 when I did mine
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:38 AM   #17
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Thanks man! I was thinking of doing it but I think I will wait awhile. I have a few more items coming for the jeep and then it will be awhile before I get anything else.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:06 PM   #18
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Installed my shorty antenna today. No more hitting the garage door when I pull in the garage.
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:05 AM   #19
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Any reception change here in our area?
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:42 PM   #20
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To tell you the truth, I haven't even tried. I mostly listen to XM radio. I will give it a shot tomorrow and get back to you. I mostly bought it so I don't hit it on my garage door when I pull in.
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:45 PM   #21
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Ok I am just curious cause I have been eyeballing them, but they get such mixed reviews here on the forum.
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looking good
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I tested the antenna today and it seems to work exactly like the factory antenna works. Here is the link to the antenna I got.

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/antenna...15j-jep99.html
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Alright cool, looks like it is a different one then some of the ones reviewed on here. I might opt for it. Was it a easy swap out?
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Took less than two minutes. The old one unscrews and the new one screws in the way way. Probably the easiest mod you can do.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:48 PM   #26
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BTW, I ordered it from that website and it was at my house in less than 24 hours. If you don't spend enough to get the free shipping than use the code MIL08 and it gets you 10% off. Can only get one or the other.
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looking great! moar pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:00 PM   #28
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Just ordered a Mopar locking gas cap, Daystar D-Ring isolators and some Sylvania SilverStar Ultra Halogen Headlight Bulbs.
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Went to install the third brake light extension from Rugged Ridge today and found out it doesn't fit with the Smittybilt tire carrier. Sucks!!!
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Ordered some trek armor seat covers and rugged ridge floor mats from 4 wheel parts.

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