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 Post subject: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 8:55 pm 
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I am going to host my pictures of my build here. Thanks!

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09/30/13: Added Renegade Flares (Page 2)
10/12/13: Painted front ARB Bumper (Page 2)


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MOPAR: Engine-Trans-Tcase Skid/V6 Airbox/Nylon fan/255/75/r17 (32.1) BFG M/T on JK wheels/Renegade Flares
ARB: Bumper/IPF lights/790/948/shocks
GDE: TCM/Hot Tune
BOILER: Fuel/Radiator Skids
ROCKLIZARD: Super Sliders/Komodo Bumper
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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 8:56 pm 
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My lift finally showed up!

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Got OME 798 front and 948 rears. 300 SHIPPED from sierra expeditions.com
Bilstein shocks from AJUSA best deal I could find.

Awesome lift! The only thing is the rear Bilsteins do not fit stock location, so lots of washers. AND there is no upper inner metal sleeve. I DID not install one, and ruined it. So make sure you dont do what I did!

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Here is my Jeep post lift, I forgot to take a before!

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Here is some mild offroad shots after the lift!

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Here is one showing trimmed front bumper on a 05 with Boiler's front skid installed, if you can see it in the shadow.

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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 9:02 pm 
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Before I stalled the lift I was going to install Boiler's Gas tank skid.

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Here it is, and the radiator skid, ready for top coat.

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I was debating what I wanted for paint. I ended up with POR-15 because I wanted to try something New, I have never messed with it before, but I will again. It seems to have a VERY durable finish. That's the main reason I chose it for the skids, to resist scraping off.

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First Coast.... Chose grey to match fenders/bumpers

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Second Coat... You can see the brush streaks in it, but it's a learning experience!

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Here are more shots of the installed Gas Tank Skid with POR-15

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So while it was drying, I decided to look at the rear tow hitch. The previous owner installed a universal hitch. As you can see in the following picture, it hangs down and ruins the departure angle. I did a few measurements and decided to flip it upside down.

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So I trimmed some of the bumper and it fit after a few adjustments!

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Here's a shot of the front radiator skid (from Boiler) received same POR 15 treatment

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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:53 pm 
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Easier than I thought! The tan matches the upper trim pieces great!

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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 8:04 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:51 am 
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nice looking kj. I am going to copy what you did with your tow bar, mine is looking like a ground anchor. but its a solid bar so will cut mine in 2 places turn it over and weld up using some thick angle iron to put strength back into it. Got to get some als arms as mine are rocky road ones and they still will not do alignment more wasted $. Wife sees how much I spend each time and :dead:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Bumpers and Exterior mods:

Here are a few of the ARB being installed

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And RRO Adventure rack

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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:05 am 
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Looks great! Did you match the paint to the VIN?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:17 am 
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CoopaTroopa wrote:
Looks great! Did you match the paint to the VIN?


Thanks!!

The ARB is stock color still (I know the pictures are poor quality). It is a little darker then the grey flares, but a little lighter than the hammered black that I have on my Skink Sliders/roof rails/and Komodo. I will likely pain the ARB with hammered black when I take it off again to mount a winch.

I have been traying to think of a good color scheme, should I paint the flares too or match the bumpers to the grey of the flares?? I am not fond of painting plastic for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:34 am 
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whats really weird is that when I looked at the pictures the colors were the same, only i was seeing the kj and art as blue :dizzy: guess the brightness needs to be turned up on my screen

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 Post subject: Re: Arengant's build thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:09 am 
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CoopaTroopa wrote:
whats really weird is that when I looked at the pictures the colors were the same, only i was seeing the kj and art as blue :dizzy: guess the brightness needs to be turned up on my screen


On mine too and I calibrate my display long ago (Spyder 3 Pro)!

I install last week the liftkit I buy last fall , It's similar to arengant but my Bilsteins have blue rubber (HD) instead of black (5100?) and since I use the longer rear shock of Dakota 4 doors 4WD instead of the one for the Liberty they got inner metal sleeve. I like the front radiator skid plate he use, Por 15 seem to be a good product but i suggest you take a look at Eastwood site, there is a powdercoat kit you may like to try too :)

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Installed my JK Ruby wheels/tires with Spidertrax spacers. Over all 5" BS 7.5 inch wide wheels, 32.1 Diameter tires (255/75r17) no rubbing anywhere :)

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How the spare looks on a Komodo

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Rear fitment

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Front fitment

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How close it comes to the sway bar on full lock

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Looks like I need a winch to fill out the front

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How did you mount up those mud flaps? I need mud flaps in the front and rear but have not come up with a idea on how to mount it. Also what kind are they. Thanks.

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They are generic ones from O'Reilleys, I used zip ties through the holes in the inner fender liner (put two holes per zip tie in the mud flap themselves, total of 4 1/4 sized holes) I can snap a picture if needed. The work, and were affordable, but I don't care for the looks.

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Working on taller bump stop in the rear or fender liner removal. The front also rubbed today in reverse while at about half turn (right were the pinch weld is) so I have plastic massaging needed. My wife picked me up a fuel can holder from amazon for a surprise present!

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Looks like it's the same Rocklizard uses:

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When the shop is up and running I am hoping he can fab me up something to mount to my OEM time carrier!!

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Good clean build. Looks almost factory :JEEPIN:

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KJ_WHEELER_2010 wrote:
Good clean build. Looks almost factory :JEEPIN:


Thanks!

I added some factory style Renegade tail lights from Amazon:

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$64 bucks each on amazon:

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Here are some pictures of the All J interior rack (purchased used from member on here last year)

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Some adjustments and re-paint in order eventually.

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And my Provent install... I am using a drain from an air compressor purchased from Lowes, took me a few different setups to find out what works well. I have to drain it a lot, and you can see some mess still, but I like the Provent still.

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Today I relocated my washer bottle. Used stock location and top 1.5 inch of stock fill tube. Plastiwelded it and a new Ford Pump to a Nalgene bottle and got it all wired up correctly first time!

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Used parts from this thread:
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