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Old 03-30-2014, 12:44 PM   #1
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Greetings!

My name is Daniel, I'm 26 years old and this is my first Jeep! No one in my family has ever owned a Jeep so I'm pretty excited to be the first.

I purchased a Bright White JK 6 Spd MT (23S package). I have the alpine pine stereo, trak lock, 3.73 axel, Alpine Stereo, 3- Piece Freedom Top, Power Group and Connectivity Group.

I'm coming over from the BMW community (bimmerforums). My last vehicle was a 2005 325xi (E46) that developed leaking piston rings at 131k. I also owned a '99 323is (E36) prior to that, which was a much better car, IMO, but was totaled due to a woman running red incredibly late on a blind intersection

Here are three pictures of my new Jeep and my prior BMWs! Can't wait to build up this Jeep correctly!
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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I have already made my first two purchases - the black Mopar fuel cover and the jeep door sills.

A hood lock, runners, and some off-road lights will be next.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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First modifications made:

Before & After on door guards.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:32 AM   #6
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Mopar door is on with a touch of Kentucky blue paint!
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Old 04-08-2014, 12:28 AM   #7
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Mopar door is on with a touch of Kentucky blue paint!
Looks great, did you just use a small brush to paint in the letters?
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Thanks. No sir, I used the painting technique outline here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...od-197494.html

It's very simple, and the results are incredible. Painting with any kind of brush will definitely leave streaking. You don't want that. Here's a close up.
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Looks great.... Planning any off road trips
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:37 AM   #10
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No off-road trips planned yet. I live close to the beach, but I'm reluctant to take the 2014 down on the sand.

I have also added a sweet tire cover.... and did a little compensating since we couldn't quite pull out the championship this year :/
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:08 PM   #11
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Just saying.
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nice, keep the pics coming. BTW take it on the sand my 2014 JKU spends about every weekend at the beach here
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:34 PM   #13
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So I've decided on some new wheels... I'm going for Pro Comp 7069s 17x9 and I'll have them powder coated white. Stay tuned for pics...

In the meantime, if anyone is in the market for genuine 2-piece BMW Style 71s powder coated in Sparkle Silver wrapped in Bridgestone Pole Position S-04s let me know :P
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #14
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Style 71s... goodbye my loves.
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ProComp 7069 are nice wheels, but are you sure you wanna paint em white? IMO those wheels in black do look good on a white Jeep, but it's your ride. Also if you are going to put bigger tires you might want to look into lifting the jeep a bit so you have a better clearance. If you are not planning on off roading much coil spacer kits might be a way to go, they are inexpensive and retain stock ride quality.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:23 AM   #16
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Yes, 100% certain on the white on whites.
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:27 AM   #17
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Here's a couple updates for y'all. Short antenna, ace engineering rock sliders, rugged ridge tail light guards and some custom Carolina metal masters grab handles :P

P.S. I'm drunk as shit off some lime-a-ritas in my garage right now. Haha. Looking good, no?
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Hey y'all. I can't say enough about the quality and installation information on the CMM grab handles. Worth every penny.
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And I'm sure they get hot as hell lol
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Nice grab handles.
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Are you from Kentucky or just a huge fan?
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And I'm sure they get hot as hell lol
Actually they really don't! They're very lightweight as well (billet aluminum).
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Nice grab handles.
Thanks brah!
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Are you from Kentucky or just a huge fan?
I'm from Alexandria, KY. Moved to Texas in 2011 to take a job with Dow Chemical. I'm a huge fan!!!
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You don't work in Freeport, do you?
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You don't work in Freeport, do you?
Yeah man I do!
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Yeah man I do!
Small world! My company did a bunch of work for Dow down there, and we're bidding on some new projects at the moment.

If we win it, I'm gonna try to get my ass down there.
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Nice! Best of luck.
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Purchased my Pro Comp 7069s. Currently being powdercoated white by a local contact.
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Also, I have installed custom Kentucky shift knobs that I purchased through the forums.
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