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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.