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Old 08-12-2016, 08:05 PM
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Hello from Montreal!

Well, I just got my first JEEP last week, and naturally, I looked for a good forum to get advice and ideas! Meet Bruce (I name all of my cars...), a 2011 Laredo X with a HEMI, a somewhat rare option here.
I am unable to leave any of my vehicles stock, so I had some mods planned even before I found the right car! My previous cars were LX's (Charger, Magnum), so some of the previous experience and parts will be re-used.

So here is the blank canvas


First order o business was ditching the 18's, they will be re-used for Winter tires later. I got a set of 20's but did not want to have SRT replicas, found these that are similar, but different, in Satin Black, with 265-50-20 Nitto 420 tires. The wheels are 9'' wide with a 35mm offset, to accomodate a future Brembo swap (I did my homework!)




Also found a used SRT hood that was already Brilliant Black, and removed the side trim...


Next is wrapping the rest of the trim in Satin Black, a little more tint on the front windows, SRT or Eibach springs... And then some underhood goodies transfered from the Charger... Well give me some time, I've only had it for a week!
Looking forward to good conversations and advice!

Ben

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Salut Ben! Welcome and congrats for the car
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:17 PM
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Re: Hello from Montreal!

Merci Pinch!
Any other members from Montreal?

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Re: Hello from Montreal!

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Merci Pinch!
Any other members from Montreal?

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A quick search in the members list gave 37 hits from Montreal. It seems some don't visit the site very often tho.
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Old 08-12-2016, 10:47 PM
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Welcome to the Garage. Nice ride!
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Hi, welcome aboard!
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Re: Hello from Montreal!

Here is an update, since the last pics, I've gotten the front windows, head, tail and foglights tinted, plastidipped the grille, replaced the rear panel with the painted Altitude version, got the side window trim wrapped in gloss black vinyl. Also installed Eibach springs with Bilstein schocks... With the CAI and Diablosport Intune programmer, I think it will be all before Winter! Next Spring: 22" Vipers or SRT Reps, along with exhaust mods...









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Old 12-02-2016, 10:31 AM
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Re: Hello from Montreal!

More updates...

Got a hold of a 2012-2013 SRT steering wheel, fits right in and all connectors are the same, and all previous functions (cruise, radio, EVIC) still work. Won't be able to get the paddle shifters to work with the 545RFE transmission, but am looking into making the wheel heater work...
It is so much meatier and comfortable than the already-good standard wheel!

Next update will have to wait until Spring, unfortunately...


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Nice..welcome and congrats
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