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Old 10-20-2015, 02:02 PM
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

today was my first tow experience with it. I have a big trailer... double axle. The jeep is ok with it.. though borderline. I will miss the 5.7L hemi here. When you tow with the 3.6L, it averages at 20L/100km.. about the same as when I was towing with the 5.7L

The Hemi is so much a nicer engine to tow with. I only tow like 5-6 times a year so it will be ok. but for someone who needs to tow often... HEMI is the way to go

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Old 10-21-2015, 01:45 PM
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A bit of progress on the retrofit. I decided to paint inner part too.. and not only the outer part as the Altitude version. The shrouds I am putting on the projectors are 4.9" wide so they will cover all low beam reflector, so I painted everything black. I have an extra right side headlight assembly, so the black on the inner part is a test for now. I have not done the right headlight yet. I want to compare them with the projector installed to see which one I prefer.





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until my other parts arrive, I keep on blacking it out. I have the 20" chrome, but wanted to see how it would look with all black wheels... so I plati-dipped them. I will see the final result tomorow. I took the time to paint the calipers, because they were starting to corrode again. It will look cleaner like that, until I buy the mopar covers.







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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

Looking good.
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

turned out pretty good i think





next i will receive my projectors, my HID kit, my 1.25" spacers, my rear Altitude panel, my winter mopar floor mats, my shark antenna, and the side Grand Cherokee badge in chrome. I was hesitant to buy it black, but i bought it chrome.. i might plasti-dip if I dont like it.

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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

I have received the mini 2.5 Projectors. Pretty cool projectors. I still havent received the bigger angel eyes shroud that will cover all the reflector, but I started moding the assembly to fit the projectors.




I had to trim arround the hole to make it fit.. and also dremel a place where the shield wire and angel eyes wire will go through:





I also had to dremel the inside of the reflector so I have enough threads in the back to lock it in place. I only needed like 1 or 2mm more.





Finally in place and secured:





I also didnt like the fact that the shield was grey, and it was giving the projector a grey look.. so I disassembled them and painted the shield... evil eyes :P





I have chosen to go with caliper paint to handle the heat of the HID








They are currently drying, so I will show you a pic of the projector re-assembled tonight
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today I received my winter floor mats Mopar







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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

Also got my 1.5 wheel spacers. They didnt supply the good spacers. The lugs on the spacers are smaller than the one on the hub on the jgc. Those spacers are for JKs, but no big deal..





I didnt have a smal enough socket so I fabricate/grinded to be able to bolt it there. There is plenty onough of meat on the socket to be strong enough for impact.



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After/Before. Looks meaner like that I will be able to install bigger tires





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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

i should receive the shrouds this week. Cant wait to put them in.
Im supposed to receive a couple parts this week feeling excited. Also got 4 brand new Michelin X-Ice tires with rims. winter is coming. fun is coming
I also ordered the front bumper guard.
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