A Teen at Work! - Page 16 - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Photo/Video > Members Rides

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #181  
Old 10-06-2015, 10:11 PM
Heep's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 837
Thanks: 1,238
Thanked 227 Times in 165 Posts
Rep Power: 16252
Heep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond reputeHeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A Teen at Work!

Beautiful dog. Mine loves hanging out too

__________________
Using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #182  
Old 12-22-2015, 12:10 PM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

I am still alive, still making progress to the WK. Just been super busy lately. I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday before it is too late though!
Reply With Quote
  #183  
Old 12-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Strongjeff's Avatar
Project 8 gauge / ROUSH Protoype Tech

My Jeep: 2008 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Woodhaven, MI
Posts: 9,041
Thanks: 420
Thanked 667 Times in 598 Posts
Rep Power: 340261
Strongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond reputeStrongjeff has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by KSomes View Post
I am still alive, still making progress to the WK. Just been super busy lately. I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday before it is too late though!
good to hear man lol. I'm just relaxing till tax time hits then I'm getting back into the mods again for 2016
__________________
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #184  
Old 12-22-2015, 03:12 PM
08Hemi's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 4,978
Thanks: 143
Thanked 170 Times in 144 Posts
Rep Power: 369092
08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute08Hemi has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Amazing build thread...very impressive all of the work you have done. Such a transformation from the first day you picked it up. Congrats and keep the updates coming!!
__________________


2014 WK2 SRT aka "Jack" aFe Pro Dry-S, Corsa Cat-back, BT Goodies, Full LED's, Tint and mostly blacked-out
2008 WK 5.7L Limited aka "Jill" (Sold)
Reply With Quote
  #185  
Old 01-11-2016, 07:44 PM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Back with a small update! I still have a TON of things to take pictures and post about some being; exhaust clips, TSA switches and panels, a new (again) throttle body, dual battery setup, big three upgrade, new sway bars, etc. That being said, it is winter and it is cold. I did however get a new Canon camera and will start taking more pictures and videos of everything as it comes.

I did however make a video of how my Chassis Saver has held up over the year it has been on. Bear with me as it was made off of my phone (honestly solid quality for a phone, Nexus 6 to be exact). More professional videos are to come! If you like it, please give it a thumbs up and if you'd like to be updated, subscribe too!

Reply With Quote
  #186  
Old 01-11-2016, 08:10 PM
GBJeep's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,656
Thanks: 119
Thanked 64 Times in 60 Posts
Rep Power: 1417661
GBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A Teen at Work!

Great job with all of the mods! You've spent some serious time on your Jeep.
Reply With Quote
  #187  
Old 01-11-2016, 08:19 PM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 08Hemi View Post
Amazing build thread...very impressive all of the work you have done. Such a transformation from the first day you picked it up. Congrats and keep the updates coming!!
Thank you, I really appreciate it! Truly has come a long way since the first day and I can honestly say I never expected this, but I couldn't be happier!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GBJeep View Post
Great job with all of the mods! You've spent some serious time on your Jeep.
Haha yes I have, to say the least! Glad you noticed!
Reply With Quote
  #188  
Old 01-11-2016, 09:29 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: VT
Posts: 252
Thanks: 14
Thanked 42 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 880
bermie63 is on a distinguished road
Re: A Teen at Work!

great build! you are an animal! you remind me of my 22 year old. another thing that comes with hockey. commitment! you should be proud of yourself. easy to pick out parts, not so easy to put em in.

I'm dropping (road magnet mid drops) my 15' ecodiesel and twinin' it. srt suspension, brakes, wheels w/ some fat stickies.

when your young you wanna go high. when you get ol', you wanna go low
Reply With Quote
  #189  
Old 02-04-2016, 12:56 AM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Another small update! Winter is tough to get out and do all of the things I want to do. I have been editing some videos and this video shows another way I sealed the underbody of my Jeep using Fluid Film. It is a protective penetrating lubricant that is a once a year application. Way more info, before, and after pics in the video! Feel free to take a look, I really appreciate it!

Reply With Quote
  #190  
Old 02-05-2016, 07:20 PM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bermie63 View Post
great build! you are an animal! you remind me of my 22 year old. another thing that comes with hockey. commitment! you should be proud of yourself. easy to pick out parts, not so easy to put em in.

I'm dropping (road magnet mid drops) my 15' ecodiesel and twinin' it. srt suspension, brakes, wheels w/ some fat stickies.

when your young you wanna go high. when you get ol', you wanna go low
Haha, thank you so much! That means a lot to me and I take a ton of pride in my work. The Ecodiesel should look awesome though, I look forward to seeing it completed!
Reply With Quote
  #191  
Old 02-05-2016, 07:20 PM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

Now a real update! Recently I took on the idea of a second battery. There were a few reasons. First of all, I am going to college soon in upstate NY, Clarkson University to be exact (to study mechanical engineering), where the temps can get low, real low. Batteries have a tough time in that environment, so with my setup, I have the ability to jump start or warm up my battery myself. This is achieved using a solenoid and switch, more on that later. I also love to camp, explore, wheel, etc. So this acts as a backup in case of failure. Flip a switch and the dead battery that is doing me no good a hundred miles into the woods is now no concern to me! I can also isolate one battery as to not drain my starting battery when going camping to use accessories such as fridges, winches, etc, when at car shows and leaving accessories on such as headlights, auxiliary lights, etc, and much more. Non the less, it will help with voltage drops when using additional lights, music with additional amps, speakers, and subs, my recent addition of quad retrofit headlights (more on that later), etc. All in all, I wanted to have this upgrade and am happy I have done so. I used the products and help of just a few companies, all of which made this really simple, easy, and reliable. Now check out the pics!

The kit I ordered was the Painless Performance 250 Amp Dual Battery Control System P/N 40102 here: 250 Amp Dual Battery Current Control SystemDetails | Painless Performance

It is a bit pricey, but comes with everything and more including the main solenoid, prewired switch, indication LEDs, inline fuses, grommet, connections, etc.

Warning here: Most people that know me pretty well know that I have my engine bay clean to where you can eat off of it most, if not all of the time. I found that after installing the louvers, it gets pretty dirty in there pretty quickly (which is why I reinstalled my engine cover). Please disregard all of the winter salt and grossness that has accumulated in there!



This is the solenoid included with the Painless kit. I installed it simply by using two "L" brackets that are mounted under the battery that come up along the side of the battery. This allows the solenoid to sit near the starting battery which is ideal. The wiring used is from XS Power; the one wrapped in red loom, 0 AWG, is from their Big 3 kit (I'll make a separate post on that) and the other, 4 AWG, is from their battery installation kit. I know it looks like a rat's nest with all the small wires, but that's because the relay to my halos sits just under that, so there is a lot going on. I plan to buy a Painless Performance engine loom set to cover everything up this summer.



This is the switch and indication LEDs (I know, not in focus. But you can see the new ignition switch from the P41 recall!). The switch has three positions; starting battery only, secondary battery only, or both. The solenoid gets power from the alternator and thus decides charging based on the switch position.

The battery kit I got came from XS as I stated: XP750-CK - XS Power

It isn't a deep cycle battery, but will soon be combined with one when I can afford one. The kit comes with all the wiring, heat shrink, inline fuses and fuse holders, everything!

I took everything out of the trunk and realized I had a lot to vacuum up. You can see a ton of sandblast media from when I had a little spill back here.



I then found a home for the battery with the inline fuse sitting closely to it (the closer the better on either battery). I measured twice and wanted the rear cargo tray and everything to fit over it.



I wired it alongside the wiring harness for the BA amp.



I then wired it under the door sills and secured it with the plastic clips included and self tapping screws. I used gasket sealer to seal the self tapping screws.



Up to the front...



Where I mounted it to another inline fuse inside the cabin again, this time closer to the starting battery!



I drilled this hole to wire it out.



Then used leftover wiring loom from the Painless kit to cover it up!







Then reinstalled everything and came to this!



I plan to make a drawer system in the trunk this summer. That will hold a deep cell battery, an amp for my speakers, power inverter, etc. For now, this setup will do! I know it is a small battery, but the solenoid keeps them separated so there will be no power draws.
Reply With Quote
  #192  
Old 03-08-2016, 11:34 AM
KSomes's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 321
Thanks: 11
Thanked 46 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 2017
KSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond reputeKSomes has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: A Teen at Work!

And if anyone has been wondering why the updates are so slow, here ya go!



Just adopted this little girl a few weeks ago at my local rescue shelter. I named her Halo!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KSomes For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Progress work on Jeep Pics hopefully will work sl1980able Grand Cherokee - WJ 4 01-31-2013 04:24 PM
my WG and some work on it... france92 Members Rides 26 12-26-2012 04:49 PM
Will it work??? 2004wjmedic Grand Cherokee - WJ 1 09-27-2012 09:43 AM
will these work? new2jeeps Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 0 04-17-2012 08:51 AM
Do you think these actually work?? KustomRider8 Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 4 11-15-2011 08:44 AM

» Premium Vendor Showcase
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.