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Old 02-22-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Victor's Polar Modification Thread (victor1955)

Here is my thread about the modifications I've already done as well as future mods planned for my JK Polar that I took delivery in December 2013. I'm not calling this a build thread since I'm really just modifying my Polar to be a self sufficient road machine. I'm a landscape and nature photographer and take several road trips a year that last from 1 to 3 weeks and need to be self sufficient during the day while out on photo shoots. Even for the day trips close to home I want to be able to go out all day and not have to return to town for anything other than to sleep. While out in the field my days usually start before sunrise and last till after sunset.

I will start from day 1 and work forward with what I have done so far which honestly hasn't been that much due to the weather. So here goes with delivery day (12/06/2013)! It wasn't the best day to take delivery of a new vehicle but I guess fitting for a Jeep! Click image for larger version

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Old 02-22-2014, 04:05 PM   #2
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Victor, nice rig. Look forward to meeting you at one of Starbrite's wrenching parties.

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Old 02-22-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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Victor, nice rig. Look forward to meeting you at one of Starbrite's wrenching parties.
Thanks Jeepers!!! Look forward to meeting you as well.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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Less than a two weeks after delivery I had an appointment with the Discount Tire boys for new shoes (33x12.5x15 Duratracs and Level 8 Tracker wheels).Click image for larger version

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Old 02-22-2014, 07:49 PM   #5
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My wife wanted those Polar wheels on her JKU Sahara! Click image for larger version

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Now where are the pictures of the tailgate table, ACE sliders and that new Rampage recovery bumper?!?

Congratulations on starting your thread! Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

Oh wait, that wouldn't by chance happen to include a HAM radio now, would it?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:27 AM   #7
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Now where are the pictures of the tailgate table, ACE sliders and that new Rampage recovery bumper?!?

Congratulations on starting your thread! Can't wait to see what else you have in store!

Oh wait, that wouldn't by chance happen to include a HAM radio now, would it?
Ha Ha StarBrite! I haven't gotten to that point in the timeline for the tailgate table.

The ACE sliders are still laying in the garage floor and I haven't ordered the Rampage Recovery Bumper yet. I'm sure the bumper and winch will be the last of my mods.

I can already see that I'm going to need a slight lift to offset the weight I'm adding to the Jeep. I'm going to be pushing the GVWR of my Jeep with all of my modifications.

And yes, there will be a HAM radio very soon......
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Well, if you still haven't installed the sliders, then we should plan a day and have everyone over and the installation can be a group project! What do you think?
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Well, if you still haven't installed the sliders, then we should plan a day and have everyone over and the installation can be a group project! What do you think?
I like this idea!
And your rig is looking great Victor
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Your going to want a lift anyway just to get some clearance I like the wheels you put on there
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Looking good. Can't wait to see what else you do!

I see you didn't do a lift yet. I have a brand new 14 jk and and am looking at putting AEV savegre's on it along with duratracs. I'm still debating if I wanna do 285/70r17 or 315/70r17. What kind of room do you have...do they rub at all when you turn sharply?
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Star, you and Mike really are gluttons for punishment. Y'all keep inviting people over for wrenching parties. LOL By the way, I am in .
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Looking good. Can't wait to see what else you do!

I see you didn't do a lift yet. I have a brand new 14 jk and and am looking at putting AEV savegre's on it along with duratracs. I'm still debating if I wanna do 285/70r17 or 315/70r17. What kind of room do you have...do they rub at all when you turn sharply?
No rub at all on turns, and there is a sharp u turn getting to the entrance of our apartment complex. I did however get some rub from the back while flexing it out on our acreage in Oklahoma. Nothing big but was surprised when I heard the noise.

BTW, thanks for your comments. I have a lot more to do in the next 45 days before my next road trip.
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Star, you and Mike really are gluttons for punishment. Y'all keep inviting people over for wrenching parties. LOL By the way, I am in .
That's kind of what I was thinking as well!

StarBrite, does anyone else have anything to install? I don't want you to plan a party just for my ACE Sliders! But I would be more than happy to participate in a larger wrenching party as long as Glo is off on that weekend. I just haven't installed them yet because it has been to damn cold!
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I am getting closer to getting a lift. Star, and myself need to extend vent lines still and we have a hitch and wiring to do for star. 042 might have some more to do as well. I keep trying to get another member to join us, but his wife won't let him out of her sight. LOL I think she is afraid of him getting some expensive ideas.
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Okay guys and girls, we know we are available the weekend of March 8. The next weekend (15th) is the Texas Professional Photography Association convention and that weekend is out for me. March 10th Glo gets her schedule for the next 6 weeks and we will know something beyond March 15th at that point. But please y'all, just schedule your wrenching party and we will try to make it. If nothing else I will attend without Glo in the event she is working on the weekend you schedule.
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I like this idea! And your rig is looking great Victor
Thank you!!!
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December 30th I installed my mag light, mag light holder, first aid kit and fire extinguisher!Click image for larger version

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February 2nd, installed my tailgate table! Click image for larger version

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February 2nd, installed my tailgate table!
I like that. Where'd you get it?
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I like that. Where'd you get it?
I purchased the table on eBay. In fact several of us here on the forum have purchased this MOLLE fold down tailgate table from alanjk427. IIRC StarBrite here on the forum is the one that pointed me his way. He is easy to deal with and ships fast.
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I forgot about the decals!!!! December 23rd I removed the lame Polar hood decals and replaced it with this.Click image for larger version

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December 30th I installed my mag light, mag light holder, first aid kit and fire extinguisher!Attachment 804449Attachment 804457
this look great, where did you get them from ? i'd love to get my hands on a set
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this look great, where did you get them from ? i'd love to get my hands on a set
Ordered them from Quadratec.
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Started building a roll out rear floor for my JK Polar. Click image for larger version

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Well! Depending on how that turns out, we may have to have a mod party where you can teach us how to add that COOL mod to our jeeps!
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Well! Depending on how that turns out, we may have to have a mod party where you can teach us how to add that COOL mod to our jeeps!
I'm truly shooting from the hip on this mod so it will be interesting. And now that the cold weather is back it won't be finished anytime soon because I'm fair weather wrencher. When I get the roll out floor finished then I've got to figure out where to mount my solar panel!
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Got my splash guards installed a couple of weeks ago, FINALLY!!!!!! With my Duratracs I needed these installed really bad. Now the side of my Jeeps stays much cleaner. Click image for larger version

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Half of me says it would be nice if my jeep didn't get so dirty, so quickly...

Then my other half says, 'It's a jeep, dumbass!'

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