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Jhart83 03-23-2011 12:50 AM

First round of mods went well.....Pictures!
 
In the beginning......

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...7_wrangler.jpg


Here is the result so far....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...6/9/3/side.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm.../9/3/front.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...6/9/3/rear.jpg

TheDoc 03-23-2011 01:16 AM

Did you install a lift kit as well?


Like the wheels.

sill'r B sill'd 03-23-2011 02:02 AM

love it! not your normal set of wheels so it makes you stand out. good work so far :thumb:

Drakea94 03-23-2011 04:21 AM

How do you like the bumper ?

Vici 03-23-2011 06:15 AM

Geez and that's just the first round? Jealous!! :zap:

dystynkt 03-23-2011 12:34 PM

Lookin good!

Deaf1 03-23-2011 02:23 PM

Looking great for the first round!

GREEN-MACHINE 03-23-2011 04:57 PM

what exhaust did you put on.

ToddMc 03-23-2011 05:54 PM

What!! those are my rims give them back:)

j33pZ 03-23-2011 05:57 PM

Dang! Looks like someone made out well on their trip to Las Vegas! Jeep looks awesome!!

BLEGAN 03-23-2011 05:57 PM

daaaayyuummm. list of mods??

Jhart83 03-23-2011 08:47 PM

I'm going to try and reply to all so far here. First off thanks for the compliments. I did it all myself with my dad over two days in a garage so it was a lot of fun! So that leads me to the first ...

TheDoc- I did install the lift myself. It's a rough country 3 1/4 inch with 2.2 performance shocks. Came with coils and spacers.

Drake- I love the bumpers so far, but they are heavy so I would only recommend putting them on after a lift.

Green Machine- Its a GIBSON cat back system. Sounds great on the outside and is a little loud inside. However, some dynamat for stereos under the carpet helped that.

Blegon---mods are listed in my jeep profile however. My jeep is on quadratecs site and all but the rocker guards from smittybuilt are listed there. Here is the link.

07 JK Sahara Unlimited by Jason H. of Bourbonnais, IL - Quadratec

Happy Jeeping my friends!

BLEGAN 03-23-2011 08:58 PM

Awesome man. Good job. I wish my dad was as into jeeping as I am. That must have been great

BADBOY-RUBICON 03-23-2011 09:53 PM

:punk::punk::punk:

Awesome!!!

OTB510 03-23-2011 10:03 PM

Nice First Round of Mods...
 
SWEET! <JEALOUS> :thumb: :dance:

Going to buddy's house this weekend for some basic mods... rear bumper, air intake, valve cover, moving mirrors... BASIC!

Will post B&A pics once we are finished. :D

Happy Jeeping my friends![/QUOTE]

rbloodhound 03-24-2011 01:05 AM

Looks good. I almost bought a jk when I before I found my LJ.

Drakea94 03-24-2011 01:59 AM

Did you get the storage ends for your bumper ? If so is there enough room for normal gear like tools and rope ? :cool:;)

fenrir 03-24-2011 05:11 PM

awsome man....its like lookin into the potential future of mine, nice to see some of my potential mods on the same color and style jeep as mine

Jhart83 03-24-2011 08:52 PM

Drake,

Due to the cost difference I didn't go with the storage ends. I am not sure how much stuff you can really store in them. Maybe some jumper cables, small hand tools?

Drakea94 03-25-2011 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jhart83 (Post 1136639)
Drake,

Due to the cost difference I didn't go with the storage ends. I am not sure how much stuff you can really store in them. Maybe some jumper cables, small hand tools?

Thank you so much for your help good luck with your jeep:thumb:

jrohan07 03-25-2011 08:06 AM

Awesome mods. I have the same rims XD HOSS and the gibson dual exhaust. Where did you install the dynomat to help reduce the sound from the gibson? Mine settled in about a 1000 miles but was loud inside when I first put it on.

Jhart83 03-25-2011 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrohan07 (Post 1137269)
Awesome mods. I have the same rims XD HOSS and the gibson dual exhaust. Where did you install the dynomat to help reduce the sound from the gibson? Mine settled in about a 1000 miles but was loud inside when I first put it on.

I love the rims and exhaust. What tires did you go with?

I basically just custom fit the Dynamat to fit under the carpet in the rear behind the seat. Not a 100% fit but helped. I haven't hit the 1000 miles you mentioned so I suppose it might get better. Did you see a big change after the 1000 miles?

jrohan07 03-25-2011 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jhart83 (Post 1137342)
I love the rims and exhaust. What tires did you go with?

I basically just custom fit the Dynamat to fit under the carpet in the rear behind the seat. Not a 100% fit but helped. I haven't hit the 1000 miles you mentioned so I suppose it might get better. Did you see a big change after the 1000 miles?

I went with the 33's Nitto Trail Grapplers and a Rough Country 2.5 Lift w/shocks. I will be upgrading the stereo system completely and I had read about dynomat so that is good to know that it will help reduce the exhaust noise in the cabin and with the sound.

When I first got the Gibson dual installed it looked really good, then I fired her up in my garage and was impressed with the sound. Then I went for a drive with the hardtop on and at 60 it was very LOUD in the cabin with windows down. Roll up windows not to bad. Took the top off and sounded good but the wind probably helped with canceling out the drone.
I was almost ready to put the stock exhaust back on but I read here that it will settle in nicely after some miles driven. Some say 5000 miles but mine really settled in after 1000 miles and I am pleased.
One note though for some reason when I first installed the exhaust where it slides onto the existing pipe, there is notch on the gibson with the c clamp bolts clamp down looked like it had slipped out a little and the c clamp bolts felt a little loose. I simply loosed the bolts, sprayed the pipe with wd-40 and pushed the gibson all the way so the nub went all the way to the grove channel and really tightend the c clamp bolts down hard. Went for a test drive and noticed improved sound. One problem is that the pipe comming from the engine is creased over the rear axle and this is where it changes the pressure and sound waves so the gibson seems louder in the cabin. Next I am getting the Bestop Trextop NX looks great with the slant back and rims/tires combo.

dadrunamok 03-25-2011 11:55 AM

Oh man. That's what my Jeep wants to be when it grows up...

JPWheelin 03-25-2011 12:30 PM

Looks great!

Did you have any trouble mounting the Smitty side rails? I have read other posts where they didn't fit correctly and required some grinding.

fenrir 03-25-2011 03:25 PM

yea i heard that too

Jhart83 03-26-2011 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JPWheelin (Post 1137701)
Looks great!

Did you have any trouble mounting the Smitty side rails? I have read other posts where they didn't fit correctly and required some grinding.



You are right on...... the rails look great. However, the front mounting holes are not drilled correctly. I had to grind/drill them out I would say about an 8th of an inch or so to make them work. Not a hard thing to do, but when you pay money you expect something to just "work".

Jhart83 03-26-2011 11:43 AM

A few more pics ....
 
I decided to get some new decals. They are light and dark grey. Thought the grey sahara would look better on the black jeep than the stock brown. You can also see my newly added Rugged Ridge hinge covers. What do you all think?

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...3/100_1672.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...3/100_1667.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...3/100_1670.jpg

fenrir 03-26-2011 03:14 PM

where you get the gray sahara stickers....got a black unlimited and agree the grey looks way better than the tan

Jhart83 03-26-2011 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fenrir (Post 1139666)
where you get the gray sahara stickers....got a black unlimited and agree the grey looks way better than the tan

Awesome guy here in IL has a website ...lots of good jeep stickers in like 14 custom colors.....

pixeldecals.com


he makes them to order and you get them to your door in about 10 days. He made both the sahara and dharma stickers. Good quality and easy application! I got the sahara with the light grey and then dark grey as the letters and shadow side of the mountains.


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