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d90king 01-22-2014 12:09 PM

New Member New JK8! A few Pics and Looking For Ideas For Upgrades
 
Mods if this is in the wrong place I'm sorry feel free to move..

Hi all! Joined up and hoping to get some ideas on upgrading my 12 JK8... It already has a solid base of wheels and tires (AEV's and Dick Cepek 33's) but I plan on doing bumpers (with a winch), fenders, suspension (I've been researching TeraFlex 2.5" and I'm thinking of spraying or wrapping it though the color is really growing on me (Dozer)...

I got rid of my Range Rover Sport Supercharged and I have to admit that I really like the JK8. Tons of fun and its like Legos for adults.

Any input is welcome as I have been a Rover guy for the last 16 years, but since the first time seeing a JK8 I had to have one.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...psy0pcvzqq.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...psvsfuwpcj.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t...psolnzru4s.jpg
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Incubus2432 01-22-2014 12:14 PM

I don't have much to add except......NICE!!!!

d90king 01-22-2014 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Incubus2432 (Post 7635313)
I don't have much to add except......NICE!!!!

Thank you! I'm really enjoying it so far... The snow came at a perfect time here in SE PA. :happyyes:

Rancho 01-22-2014 12:19 PM

Welcome to the JK-8 platform!!!
We love ours.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC08538.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC02173.jpg

kk2800 01-22-2014 12:24 PM

Nice!!!

d90king 01-22-2014 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Rancho (Post 7635425)

WOW! That is AWESOME looking! Those are the fenders I was looking at to add to mine. Quadratec is only 5 min from my office which could be a very bad thing...

That suspension looks great also! Do you do a 2.5" or just a 4"?

enjerhoo 01-22-2014 12:25 PM

I might be in the minority here but with all that snow, you may want to consider a fuel door.

I'm also a big fan of tint but I live in the desert.

Nice setup!

d90king 01-22-2014 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by kk2800 (Post 7635545)
Nice!!!

Thank you! I really like it and am looking forward to doing some upgrades and having some fun with it.

d90king 01-22-2014 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by enjerhoo (Post 7635585)
I might be in the minority here but with all that snow, you may want to consider a fuel door.

I'm also a big fan of tint but I live in the desert.

Nice setup!

Great idea on the fuel door and one I hadn't even considered. I was planing on tinting as I really like the orange on black look. Its not desperately needed here in PA, but its okay to do some things merely for cosmetics from time to time.

Rancho 01-22-2014 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d90king (Post 7635553)
WOW! That is AWESOME looking! Those are the fenders I was looking at to add to mine. Quadratec is only 5 min from my office which could be a very bad thing...

That suspension looks great also! Do you do a 2.5" or just a 4"?

We offer a 2", 3" or a 4" systems for the JK platform. This one was our 4" Long Arm system if I remember correctly.

I really like the Bushwhacker flat fender flares, easy install (it is time consuming though). Just a heads up Quadratec does ( I think) a couple times a year a tent sale that has some SCREAMING deals!

Sucker Punch 01-22-2014 01:06 PM

Very cool! If I didn't need the 4 doors and backseat to haul the kids and if I didn't already have a truck for hauling I would definitely like to drive a JK8. Look forward to seeing your mods and :welcome: to the mod addiction and forum.

daggo66 01-22-2014 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by enjerhoo (Post 7635585)
I might be in the minority here but with all that snow, you may want to consider a fuel door.

I'm also a big fan of tint but I live in the desert.

Nice setup!

What does snow have to do with a fuel door?

d90king 01-22-2014 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Rancho (Post 7636385)
We offer a 2", 3" or a 4" systems for the JK platform. This one was our 4" Long Arm system if I remember correctly.

I really like the Bushwhacker flat fender flares, easy install (it is time consuming though). Just a heads up Quadratec does ( I think) a couple times a year a tent sale that has some SCREAMING deals!

I just checked out your FB page and site. Had a hard time finding the price for the 3" package with shocks. I did the que on the left hand side... I book marked it and will figure it out. Very cool site.

rockabillyroy 01-22-2014 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Rancho (Post 7635425)
Welcome to the JK-8 platform!!!
We love ours.

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/...2/DSC08538.jpg

I love that you blacked out the back of the cab! It makes it looks a lot closer to the proportions of a pickup being more towards the front than centered.

d90king 01-22-2014 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch (Post 7636465)
Very cool! If I didn't need the 4 doors and backseat to haul the kids and if I didn't already have a truck for hauling I would definitely like to drive a JK8. Look forward to seeing your mods and :welcome: to the mod addiction and forum.

I bought my daughter a 2011 Sahara 2Dr for her birthday in March and we will use that if we need the extra room. If I hadn't already bought her the Sahara it wouldn't have been possible for me to get the JK8. I'm glad I got it for her early as I have been looking and lusting at the JK8's for a year and a half...

Thank you for the warm welcome.

d90king 01-22-2014 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 7636481)
What does snow have to do with a fuel door?

I figured he was talking about possible condensation from the snow getting in the fuel but I dunno...

wassup8687 01-22-2014 01:29 PM

It looks great.

Rancho 01-22-2014 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d90king (Post 7636705)
I just checked out your FB page and site. Had a hard time finding the price for the 3" package with shocks. I did the que on the left hand side... I book marked it and will figure it out. Very cool site.

So we don't sell direct, so look to your favorite retailer for pricing. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockabillyroy (Post 7636737)
I love that you blacked out the back of the cab! It makes it looks a lot closer to the proportions of a pickup being more towards the front than centered.

Thanks! I am a tall/big dude and I was a bit worried about space when they were doing the conversion but there is pretty decent space in this set up.

d90king 01-22-2014 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by wassup8687 (Post 7636913)
It looks great.

Thank you! I am very happy with the decision to get it and am looking forward to the mods over time!

donmeca2020 01-22-2014 02:27 PM

very nice !!!

SteedGun 01-22-2014 02:34 PM

The fuel door just helps keep all kinds of ice, road crap etc off the gas cap and makes it nicer to fuel in nasty conditions. I have em because the look great and may discourage one from looking underneath as I don't put a locking gas cap on my Jeeps. The other mod that is easy and I like a lot is the Mopar black tail light protectors.

http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/...psnpnz1xch.jpg

Strokerswild 01-22-2014 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SteedGun (Post 7638377)
The fuel door just helps keep all kinds of ice, road crap etc off the gas cap and makes it nicer to fuel in nasty conditions.

This.

A must have in MN....

ElectricJay 01-22-2014 03:31 PM

:welcome: Your JK8 is awesome!:happyyes: Congrats.:thumb:

HollisBT 01-22-2014 03:35 PM

The jk8 is ugly, and I definitely do not want one... /sarcasm

Looks damn good man, I hope one day to transform my jku into the jk8, there is just something about them that is so badass!

PaleoDan 01-22-2014 03:42 PM

Really like the look of it and the color as well as your barn/shop in the background - Enjoy!

enjerhoo 01-22-2014 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 7636481)
What does snow have to do with a fuel door?

Steed & Stroker beat me to the answer.

d90king 01-22-2014 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donmeca2020 (Post 7638185)
very nice !!!

Thank you! It will only get better! Looks like Quadratec and I will be new best friends...

d90king 01-22-2014 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteedGun (Post 7638377)
The fuel door just helps keep all kinds of ice, road crap etc off the gas cap and makes it nicer to fuel in nasty conditions. I have em because the look great and may discourage one from looking underneath as I don't put a locking gas cap on my Jeeps. The other mod that is easy and I like a lot is the Mopar black tail light protectors.

http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/...psnpnz1xch.jpg

How do those hold up considering they are held on by the light assembly itself? Or are they simply cosmetic?

2012Cosmos 01-22-2014 07:24 PM

Wow, gorgeous JK8......but......I like your barn/shed/garage more!

d90king 01-22-2014 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ElectricJay (Post 7639505)
:welcome: Your JK8 is awesome!:happyyes: Congrats.:thumb:

Thank you! I am having fun with it...


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