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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Led's, even high powered ones run quite a bit cooler than halogen. Correction, they are 2000 lumen LED's:

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Front end portion of my build is complete!














The front end build turned out even better than I expected. I put a standard shop towel roll in front of the tire to show the front ground clearance. It is now 18.25 inches! There is also a side view showing the approach angle, which is quite dramatic as well.

For added stability off-road, 1" wheel spacers were installed. Cutting twenty heavy duty lug bolts is quite a fun time..

The plasti-dip blue of the fog light surrounds in the sunlight actually is a lot lighter/baby blue than I thought it would be. I will most likely peel off that plasti-dip and turn it black like the rest of the trim, or go with the darker blue of the tow-hooks. I like the darker blue.

Really the only thing I am not completely satisfied with is the RRO bumper set up against the Summit bumper cover. There was a whopping 3/4 inch gap between the two, making the fairlead install quite annoying. Not sure why such a huge discrepancy, I guess the Overland bumper cover might not stick out quite as far as the Summit's? Anyway, I made up half that gap with 2" stainless steel washers. I didn't want to go too crazy with the bolt length, as a fairlead has tremendous forces applied to it laterally and vertically under certain winching circumstances.

This precludes one from using too long of bolts, or they would just snap with the sideward pressure. So the bumper cover is slightly "pushed in" from it's normal resting position. The only alternative would be to cut out the entire edge of the fairlead, which IMO would not work out too good. It would almost be impossible to get a perfect cut on that. The bumper cover is such thick plastic, and if you do any cutting with a Dremel it melts. Then you would have a gap between the bumper cover and the edge of the fairlead which wouldn't look too good, and/or would need to be sealed with silicone or the like. This meeting half way with spacers if the best compromise that I could come up with and still keep a nice clean look.

I tried to get the Factor 55 Pro-Link centered up, but that just wasn't happening. The 100 feet of synthetic line really takes up the winch spool, and in order to keep the winch thimble tight against the fairlead that precludes it being centered due to the line spool.

The radar detector and laser jammer turned out really well semi-hidden in the grill's.


Completed tasks:

Installed 1" wheel spacers all around
Installed MOPAR wheels and 33" Terra Grapplers (fluid film'd hub's)
Installed 32" spare tire on spare wheel (in order to fit spare tire well)
Installed MOPAR rock rails
Installed full MOPAR skid-plates
Installed RRO winch bumper
Installed Warn 9.5XP-s winch
Installed Blue-Spark ECU
Installed Front Pre-Runner Skid plate
Relocated / fabricated custom adaptive cruise radar mount
Installed Radar detector head
Installed front HP Laser Interceptor jammer heads
Installed 2,000 Lumen LED 5K fog lights
Installed custom modified Summit bumper cover
Installed low frequency air horn
Had installed 3M Crystalline on all glass
Installed rear tow D-Ring reciever
Installed V3 Triton LED brake/rear turn signals
De-badged vehicle besides rear EcoDiesel/Jeep badges

Future tasks:

Install Heated Washer fluid kit
Install Provent 200 oil catch can
Install Lockpick
Install under-chassis off-road camera(s) for display on UConnect display
Install Wifi front and rear video "Dash-cams"
Install Jeep "Arctic badges"
Fluid-film entire chassis
Install hard-wired Ipod Touch 4 (controlled by Lockpick)
Install rear Laser Jammers and associated CPU, install stealth controls
Install radar detector CPU and GPS antenna, install stealth displays/controls
Remove sun visor "caution stickers"
Plasti-dip entire vehicle for off-road protection
Install Black Ops carbon fiber hood


Anyways, what are you guys thoughts on the fog light surrounds. Change them to black like the rest of the trim or change to the matching dark blue of the tow hooks? I am going for just a "hint" of blue around the vehicle to go along with the "arctic" theme and don't want to "over-do" it.

I hope you guys enjoy the pictures as much as I've enjoyed working on my baby.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Wow, amazing work. I really like how the blue pops, I would suggest going a little darker blue to match the tow hooks.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Awesome! I will be installing all of the skid plates fairly soon, and am getting a set of the same 18" wheels (although in grey) with GY Silent Armors. Do you think I should stay at stock size (265/60R18, 30.5" diameter) or go 1 size up (275/65R18, 32.1" diameter)?

Also, it could just be the lighting, but it looks like you imploded your front bumper putting on the winch. If you did, hopefully it just pops back out.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

All I can say is Wow. It looks great. I think I'd try the darker blue on the surrounds before going black.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Wow... beautiful build!! Thanks for sharing... really enjoying the progress.

How are you liking the bluespark tune by the way?
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

I love it but the blue fog light surrounds are gay,
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

I didn't realize that the fog light surrounds were painted until I read other people's comments just now (I thought they were covered in masking tape for some reason). Personally, I would go with black, or at least a darker blue.
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Wow... beautiful build!! Thanks for sharing... really enjoying the progress.

How are you liking the bluespark tune by the way?
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As for the fog light surrounds, just like everyone else I did not like how the plasti-dip cobalt blue came out. So much so that I already painted them the same dark blue as the tow hooks.

Will post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Also doing some discovery, found out that it is definitely the Summit bumper cover that is different than the other versions causing the gap between fairlead and RRO bumper.

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Looks like there is extra depth to the Summit bumper cover, presumably for parking sensors. Like I said not a huge deal with the little bit of deflection in the bumper cover where the fairlead mounts, but something to consider.
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Have you thought about using that black spacer and mounting it behind the bumper cover?
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Z, that front end looks awesome! Great job...a lot of work, but you really pulled it together! BTW, I agree about the blues...the darker blue if you want to keep the light trim colored. It will look sharper if it all matches.
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Just an absolutely great job.
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