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Old 03-16-2014, 04:12 AM   #1
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Project Stunmun SoCal JK

This is a thread where I'll post photos of my '07 Jeep JK 4 Door build. I'm starting a bit late and I have already done q bit to the Jeep but I'll try and find some old photos of it originally. Would love to here any thoughts and critics you guy have of it! It is far from being complete.

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:08 AM   #2
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What I've done to it include:
Flowmaster 40 Exhaust with Turn Down
Throttle Body Spacer
K&N Cold Air Intake
HID Headlights
Oracle Halo's
50" LED Light Bar with Windshield Mount
20"LED Light Bar on Bumper
2x4" Cube LED Lights
12500 lb Superwinch
Steel Powdercoat Front and Rear Bumpers
Steel Powdercoat Rock Rails
Smittybilt XRC Fender Flares
Poison Spyder Tramp Stamp with Spare Tire Removal
Rockridge 4WD Rear Corner Tail Lights
3" Suspension Lift
33" BFGoodrich Mud Terrain Tires with 17Inch Stock Rims Powdercoated
Rancho Shocks with Powdercoat
In-Dash Pioneer Stereo
GasPods

I've done more little mods as well which I'll post on here as and when I think of them.

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Starting with the Old

I've always had a Jeep in my life. My dad had a fantastic Banana yellow TJ that we worked on all the time together.
Unfortunately the cylinder head cracked and we had to retire it from service Thats when we bought this bad boy. That's it about a week after we got it from the dealership. Showroom model that came with an upgraded sound system and Hella Hi-beams on the windshield. And that's me in front... Since then the Jeep transferred ownership from my dad to me and I've been working on it ever since.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:29 AM   #4
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Pictures didn't work for some reason. Here they are.


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Old 03-16-2014, 06:24 AM   #5
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The first thing I did was add the bully bar and the KC HiLites to the stock bumper. They added a bit more character in the picture above. After that I installed a K&N Cold Air Intake and Throttle Body.
IMG_0879 by nv2124, on Flickr

I personally like the subtle whine that the K&N makes. It adds a unique tone to it. After that I turned my attention to the exhaust and installed a Magnaflow dual output muffler. That lasted quite a while before I got tired of it. (Sorry no picture.) I replaced it with a Flowmaster 40 in the middle of the body with a turn down. This is before I repainted it too. I quite like this as it makes the Jeep sound more aggressive but it also frees up all the space that the stock muffler used to take up. I'm thinking of mounting an air compressor in that empty space with a custom skid plate covering it.
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I then replaced the shocks with Rancho's in order to make the ride quality just a little better than stock shocks. In this photo I had already installed my 3" lift.
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Flex with 3" lift kit.
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I replaced all of the outside body work because I couldn't stand the fading plastic components.
Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 3.47.51 AM by nv2124, on Flickr

This is shot taken on West Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA. A lot of work had been done on the jeep, but there is still more!All of the lighting on the front has been changed to LED and that photo will be coming soon. But for now these are a few oldies from offroad.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #7
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Worked on my body work a bit today. I've been looking into the Poison Spyder Body Armor solely for the way it looks on the Jeep sides. I'm not too worried about protecting the body work. So I decided to try Rattlecan Bedliner on that section of the jeep because I don't have the money for the Poison Spyder panels

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I scrubbed the clear coat with a Scotch Brite pad before using the Rattlecan. I removed the doors too because it just made the job much easier.

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I used blue tape to good the paper in the door openings and green Frog Tape on the edges I needed to be sharp lines. I then made sure to wipe the clear coat off with a towel. The spray went on easy and without a hitch just as long as you make sure to do light coats. I've found that heavy coats of the bed liner cause it to drip very badly. A few light coats and I gave it plenty of time to dry before I put the doors back on. While it was drying I gave the door hinges the same Bedliner coat.

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After it was all dry I reattached the doors and looked at the finished product. Overall I am super happy with the finish on it all. It came out looking fantastic for only about $30.

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Old 03-17-2014, 11:16 AM   #8
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I completely finished the installation of my 50" led light bar yesterday. Being a broke college student I didn't have much money to work with so of course I couldn't afford a Rigid. I ended up buying a super high quality one from China. And I'm convinced that it's a rigid just without any of the branding cause it looks and feels exactly the same.

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Neither the bar or the mounts came with any instructions so it was every man for himself. I've done light bars before I just wanted ideas of how to run the cable in such a way that it was hidden well. I ended up drilling into the body corner and routing the wire that way.

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The wire goes in that corner and then there's a natural groove underneath that goes to the engine bay. I used a rubber gasket on the sharp hole corners to stop any wire stripping. The nice thing about where the I put the hole is that it's completely underneath and hidden by the mounting bracket which makes it look incredibly clean.

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The end result is just awesome. These bars literally turn night into day. It's nuts.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:49 PM   #9
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I completely finished the installation of my 50" led light bar yesterday. Being a broke college student I didn't have much money to work with so of course I couldn't afford a Rigid. I ended up buying a super high quality one from China. And I'm convinced that it's a rigid just without any of the branding cause it looks and feels exactly the same.

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Neither the bar or the mounts came with any instructions so it was every man for himself. I've done light bars before I just wanted ideas of how to run the cable in such a way that it was hidden well. I ended up drilling into the body corner and routing the wire that way.

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The wire goes in that corner and then there's a natural groove underneath that goes to the engine bay. I used a rubber gasket on the sharp hole corners to stop any wire stripping. The nice thing about where the I put the hole is that it's completely underneath and hidden by the mounting bracket which makes it look incredibly clean.

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The end result is just awesome. These bars literally turn night into day. It's nuts.

Looks great, what company did you go with for the LED and how much did it cost? What bracket?
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:25 PM   #10
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Looks great, what company did you go with for the LED and how much did it cost? What bracket?
I went with a really high quality one off of amazon. I truly believe that there is not too much difference between the name brand led bars and the one I bought. The brand I bought was from a company called EYourLife. It's 30000 Lumens 300Watts Flood Spot Combo.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

For me I'd rather spend a little bit of money and make sure that it's something that I want to actually spend that much money on. This light bar did not come with any wiring so you'll have to buy a relay kit. But I'm extremely with the bar so far and I have not found any issues with it at all. As for the mounts I bought them on eBay from a company called e Auto Grilles.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-JK-07-1...dbf8bc&vxp=mtr

These mounts are really sturdy and have a foam backing on them so that they don't scratch the bodywork. I'm a big fan of the powder coat finish which is what these have. I'll post on here if I run into any issues with the bar though. Glad you like it!
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:50 PM   #11
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Destruction in the Headlights

Disaster struck the JK today. I had my car washed and low and behold the front right headlight leaked water inside...When I saw it I couldn't believe it.

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I immediately called Oracle but their warranty only covers damage from product malfunction. Not screw ups like me. So I removed the headlight and looked inside. The seal at the top of the headlight broke somehow and let the water in. It completely ruined the halo and ate through the leds. I ended up replacing them with a set of halos from a company called Diode Dynamics. I've been more impressed with them than the Oracles to be honest. I was able to afford the color changing halos for the same price as the Oracle Halo's white color. They are remote controlled with an RF remote.

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Old 03-18-2014, 03:23 AM   #12
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Took a few more photos of the Jeep today. Just wanted to get some more detail shots that I've overlooked in the past. This is my rancho shock that powder coated black. I'm all about the super clean undercarriage and I've Bedlined pretty much the entire thing.

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The shocks definitely look much cleaner without the red boot and white body. Eventually I will do a full suspension upgrade but there is no way that I will be able to afford that for the foreseeable future. These are the Rockridge4WD tail light and reverse light conversion for the JK. I'm really pleased with the finished look although cutting into the body work was quite nerve racking.

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This is a little later at night when I took a photo of all the lights on the Jeep. The windshield olds still need to be wired up properly so they're still to come later.

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I'm very pleased with the fit and finish of the jeeps front end. That part of the truck is getting close to finished right now. I'll concentrate on the back. Swing out tire rack, CB Antenna, full whip, and a few other trail necessities. If you guys have any suggestions for what else I could do or would need Id appreciate it!!

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Old 03-20-2014, 03:26 AM   #13
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Spacers

Today I added wheel spacers on my Jeep. I know that there is a whole huge controversy over them, but in the spirit of the offloading which I actually do...mudding and a few smallish rocks I believe that spacers are not going to be an issue for me. However, if I was a serious rock crawler or something to that extent wheel spacers are not the way to go at all. That being said I am very pleased with how mine tuned out. Such a simple little change really dramatically affects how the Jeep looks. It went from normal to an extremely aggressive stance in just one hour. The photo below is two of the spacers strapped together.


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The spacers came just as a polished aluminum finish but that had to go so i scuffed them up with some 60 grit sandpaper and did a quick coat of matte-black Rustoleum. The install itself was very simple and straightforward. Took me about 20 minutes per wheel.


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I am super pleased with the way they turned out. And before everyone starts arguing about whether or not wheel spacers are a good decision I know that they are not a replacement for the truly wider tires. This more of a temporary solution until I have enough money for a brand new set of wheels and tires.


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Old 03-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #14
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Today I put on my Hankook Dynapro's 35"


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They turned out incredible! And the jeep is now in a completely different league. Bigger tires are the way to go. It looks like such a beast now.


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I compared it to a stock JK and realized how much it had changed since I bought it. I had forgotten what it used to look like.


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I am super pleased with the look. Bad ass Project STUNMUN. Slowly getting there.

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Just so you know. My 04 TJ rubicon had 1.25 inch spacers and 35's on it since about 8 hours after it was bought new. That rig did the Rubicon 3 times and never a peep from them. They are still there 75000 miles later.
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Just so you know. My 04 TJ rubicon had 1.25 inch spacers and 35's on it since about 8 hours after it was bought new. That rig did the Rubicon 3 times and never a peep from them. They are still there 75000 miles later.
Sweet thats awesome to know! Cause I've been wary of spacers but these tires were too big to fit without them or I would've needed to modify the frame. The fact that you have gone so far on them really says a lot. You have a sick build though!
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Love the build. Quick question from another broke college student. Are your wheel spacers still on with the 35s? Just wondering because that wide stance looks great
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Awesome Jeep man. How is that light bar holding up ??? Think i might go that way myself.
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I replaced all of the outside body work because I couldn't stand the fading plastic components. Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 3.47.51 AM by nv2124, on Flickr This is shot taken on West Camino Cielo in Santa Barbara, CA. A lot of work had been done on the jeep, but there is still more!All of the lighting on the front has been changed to LED and that photo will be coming soon. But for now these are a few oldies from offroad. Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 3.48.14 AM by nv2124, on Flickr Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 3.48.30 AM by nv2124, on Flickr Screen Shot 2014-03-16 at 3.48.41 AM by nv2124, on Flickr

Dude I want to know where you got your LED headlights. Those are siiiiccckkkkk!!!!! I want them on my Jeep

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