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Big Fran 05-08-2013 02:12 PM

My 2013 Stormtrooper JKU
 
Here is my stock for now 2013 STORMTROOPER JKU. I have wheels, tires and a small leveling 1.5" puck lift coming for it. So far I love this thing. Only 122 miles on it but thousands more to go. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps73eacc6d.jpg

Farnham21 05-08-2013 02:13 PM

Search storm trooper someone already has a stormtrooper theme and it SWEEETTT

Big Fran 05-08-2013 02:14 PM

2nd pic of my STORMTROOPER.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7d5905ef.jpg

Dunkin_D 05-08-2013 02:15 PM

What kind of wheels and tires did you get?

Big Fran 05-08-2013 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dunkin_D (Post 3734001)
What kind of wheels and tires did you get?

I ordered 5 15x8 ET-19 Level 8 Tracker wheels in mate black and 5 33x12.50 Goodyear DuraTrac tires from Discount Tire.

Greg_2012_JKU 05-08-2013 02:54 PM

Here is a link to another Storm Trooper.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pro...ur-158510.html

Big Fran 05-16-2013 02:05 PM

Got my new wheels and tires on. TF 1.5 boost leveling kit (pucks) next.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps08ecad4d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pse0a953c7.jpg

Dunkin_D 05-16-2013 02:11 PM

Nice - its crazy how just getting some new wheels really changes the appearance of the jeep.

Big Fran 06-17-2013 07:30 PM

I put a TeraFlex rear hinge and tire carrier last week. I also put the TreaFlex Hi-lift mount but don't have a jack yet. I got the LoD rear bumper from a member on here.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps5baf21f4.jpg

Big Fran 06-17-2013 07:32 PM

Today I put a RR XHD front bumper with stinger on. The winch will have to wait for another day. I ran out of time.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps06169a64.jpg

Big Fran 06-17-2013 07:34 PM

ACE rock rails and Rubi rails are next!

markattack 06-17-2013 07:34 PM

someone should do a darth vader themed jeep.
and that person should be me... hm.

Big Fran 06-17-2013 11:58 PM

Just got my tail gate shelf from ebay. Love it. Hope to get it and the Bushwacker flats on this week too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psee72a82a.jpg

david.w.johnson 06-18-2013 01:19 AM

Black out the hinges. It helps break up all the white. A hood decal or louver wouldn't be bad, either.

Braveheart12JK 06-18-2013 02:16 AM

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Looks good! I'm working on my Boba Fett Bounty Hunter Jeep!

Big Fran 06-21-2013 07:13 PM

Installed my Rubi rails and ACE rock sliders today. I think I might give the winch and grill inserts a try tomorrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psd261e40f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psab956880.jpg

5150Rubicon 06-22-2013 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Fran (Post 3886906)
Installed my Rubi rails and ACE rock sliders today. I think I might give the winch and grill inserts a try tomorrow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psd261e40f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psab956880.jpg

Looks great! Show us the flatties when you are done :popcorn:

theStickbug 06-22-2013 06:46 AM

Looks great!

dmako 06-22-2013 08:33 AM

Ditto looks great and love the name.

Big Fran 06-22-2013 08:12 PM

My buddy and I just installed a TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks on my JKU today. The exhaust spacers were the hardest part. Everything else went just like the TeraFlex video just a lot slower. It took us 5 hours taking one short break after we had finished the rear. My Jeep had the TeraFlex leveling boost kit on it (pucks) but had drooped a bit after I installed front & rear bumpers, a winch and ACE rock sliders so I went with the spring lift to get it back up. It looks great!!! It is dark now so pics will have to wait till tomorrow.

Big Fran 06-22-2013 08:25 PM

List so far...

LoD rear tool box bumper
TeraFlex hinge and tire carrier
TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift
Bilstein 5100 shocks
RR XHD front winch bumper with stubby ends and stinger
RR 8500 lb. winch
ACE rock sliders
Rubi rails
Custom fold down Molle panel
Door sills
Level 8 15x8 wheels (5)
33x12.50x15 Goodyear Duratrac tires (5)
2013 Premium soft top (ebay)
Mopar grab handles

Big Fran 06-23-2013 04:09 PM

Here are the pics from today after the TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks we put on it yesterday.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps41a8a386.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps514fb827.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps250fe201.jpg

Big Fran 07-03-2013 09:50 PM

I made up some bigger STORMTROOPER decals for my hood. I also made up a bunch of other smaller decals and just stuck them on. I'm going to scrape the smaller ones off and cut new ones so to space them better. I was going to cut a decal for my windshield but a TeraFlex one came with my lift kit. I still have to put the hood blackout decal on.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps0de553fc.jpg

Big Fran 07-03-2013 09:51 PM

side
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psb93b48da.jpg

5150Rubicon 07-03-2013 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Fran (Post 3925881)

Big Fran your Jeep is one of my favorites. Awesome mods. Looks great. Are you happy with the Teraflex lift in terms of on road manners? Congrats!

Big Fran 07-03-2013 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5150Rubicon (Post 3926157)
Big Fran your Jeep is one of my favorites. Awesome mods. Looks great. Are you happy with the Teraflex lift in terms of on road manners? Congrats!

Thanks for the kind words. :)

I love the TeraFlex lift. It seems to still drive much like it did stock height. I have a TF monster track bar but I have not put it on yet. I just got the AEV correction brackets in the mail today. I'm going to put them on when I do the grade 8 bolt upgrade. I don't think I need the AEV brackets or TF track bar but maybe I just don't know what I'm missing. I'm very happy with how it drives now. I can drive on these pothole filled Philly streets with just a finger or 2 on the wheel. I also have no wobble at all and have been up to 75 mph on the highway.

5150Rubicon 07-03-2013 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Fran (Post 3926248)
Thanks for the kind words. :)

I love the TeraFlex lift. It seems to still drive much like it did stock height. I have a TF monster track bar but I have not put it on yet. I just got the AEV correction brackets in the mail today. I'm going to put them on when I do the grade 8 bolt upgrade. I don't think I need the AEV brackets or TF track bar but maybe I just don't know what I'm missing. I'm very happy with how it drives now. I can drive on these pothole filled Philly streets with just a finger or 2 on the wheel. I also have no wobble at all and have been up to 75 mph on the highway.

Thanks for the info. Keep us posted on the grade 8 bolt upgrade, aev brackets and tf track bar. It's like you are reading my diary....mwahahaha

Big Fran 07-03-2013 11:46 PM

Head unit, speakers F/R, sub/amp combo, 4 ch amp, backup cam, sPOD, lights and CB go on next.

I have everything I need except an RCA cable for the sub/amp combo. I'm doing all this at the same time so I can run all the wiring at the same time. I don't want to take the dash seats and roll bar padding and what ever else I need to remove apart more then once.

I'll update and try to get some pics of the install once I get started.

Big Fran 07-11-2013 07:44 PM

I got my TeraFlex Monster track bar installed today along with some of the grade 8 bolts.

Tomorrow might be the Bushwacker flat fender install day.

I got my new set of wheels and tires the other day and want the flats on before I put the new wheels and tires on.

My new wheels and tires are 315x75x16 BFG KM2's on 16x8.5 flat black MB 72's.

After the fenders I hope to have time to start on the head unit, speakers F/R, sub/amp combo, 4 ch amp, backup cam, sPOD, 2 sets of KC lights and my CB.

County98 07-11-2013 07:49 PM

Looks great! I didn't think I would, but I'm digging all the decals, lol. You should just go ahead and get sponsored!


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