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Old 10-15-2015, 09:24 AM
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My JGC 2012 black on black build up

I had a JGC Overland 2011 white V8 5.7, 6months ago. and now I have a Laredo X 2012 black pearl full full equipped.

Having driven the 2 different engine, I can say that both engine are super good. I dont even know which one I prefer. The V6 is a lot more gaz friendly.. the V8 is smoother and more powerfull. I tow about 4200lbs.. so the V6 is just ok. I tow 3 race bikes in a 2000lbs trailer + equipement. The V6 seems more responsive than the V8, and I love the fact that its a bit lighter in the front. You can definately feel it. I had to give the Overland back to the dealer beacuse of Qudra lift issues that they couldnt fix. anyway, Im glad I have the V6 now.

so I got this black baby. first thing, I changed the grille for a altitude


Then I painted the rear chrome plate. I used Dupli Color Perfect match, and I was really impressed with the match. Its perfect:







base coat


clear coat. This is not final pics. I need to wet sand and polish it.






then I added a Mopar Brake controller for the trailer. I wanted a clean installation, so I mounted in the central consol. Just drilled a 1" hole in the back, and ran the cable though there.



Next steps:

1- Headlights. I have ordered TYC replacement headlights because I know I can bake-open them. I want to paint them in black and install retro-fits I was affraid of trying on my OEM.

2- Ordered Morimoto H1 mini projectors, ballast and bulbs

3- I will remove the chrome molding on the sides

4- I have the 20" chrome wheels.. Im still unsure if I will powder coat them in gloss black.. or re-sell them and get 22" SRT8 replica black chrome. I will decide later. My wheels are in perfect conditions if someone is interested.


I will also have some laredo headlights OEM for sale if interested. I will keep this thread going with my other projects. Stay tuned

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Old 10-16-2015, 09:46 AM
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

removed the side chrome on doors:













All done The first one I did, passenger front door, it was a pain in the but. The glue didnt roll out like the other doors.. It was a fight to remove even with the 3M stuff. After that, all other 3 doors were super easy.

I also blacked out the chrome mirrors. I will take picture of the Jeep later

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Old 10-16-2015, 09:48 AM
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Ordered this :



I like a wider look


Also, to go on top of the Morimoto projectors, I bought some other shrouds. I will see if I like it, otherwyse i will just installed the ones that came with the morimoto kit:

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Old 10-16-2015, 04:35 PM
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

Looks great. Like it a lot better wl out the side moldings and rear trim paint matched. Keep it up!
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

Thanks mate. I will also upgrade fog lights to hid or led. Is there a way to disable drl without going to dealer?
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

So I went wet sanding and polishing the rear plate, and I was unhappy with the result... So i bought a real Altitude rear plate.
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

OP, Great tip on the emblem removal. Nice looking ride. Just for grins, what is the legal tint % in CAN? I think US is 35%.
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

i have no clue. I think its probably the same
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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

I just received my TYC headlights. ready to bake them and open them. I am still waiting for my morimoto retrofit kit though. Plan is to paint the inside black. I am tempted to paint the projector shrouds in red... and put some tow hooks in red on the front... and matching the calipers, not sure yet.. will decide later. I want to be different

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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

started the process for the retrofit. I opened them. Baked in oven at 230F for 10min, and it opened really really easy.






I think im going to paint this part too:

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Re: My JGC 2012 black on black build up

Looks fantastic ! Very classy.
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