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Old 03-20-2011, 10:45 AM
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Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

Hey guys, just picked up my latest mod. Any guesses before I pull back the curtain?

There are three pieces in total.

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startech kit?
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SRT rear bumper and side rails...
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Re: Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

running boards or side moldings........and a rear spoiler??
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Re: Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

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startech kit?

Not quite. didnt spend that kind of cash.

Actually, its the Mopar body kit for the 08+. I have only seen 1 (maybe 2) around here on an 08+.

Here are more pics. I am doing the lower mesh to match the custom upper prior to installation. I will document the project.

Following this thread for guidance:
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Here are more pics for now. I really need the 22" factory reps to come out already to pull together the look.

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Notice the three lines. This, besides the smooth finish is the only real difference on the front piece vs stock. At first I wasnt too excited about the lines, but now I appreciate the unique look.
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where did you track that down from?
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Re: Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

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where did you track that down from?

Went the convenient way. Of course not cheapest. Local dealer ordered it. He beat the pricing of Just for Jeeps by atleast 10% on everything and I have no shipping costs. Had him paint it too. It was about $900 all said and done. they dont make my color in the painted version, just primed.


Here is a project update. Taking a break to post.


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Re: Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

do they sell just the front lip part? do you have a part number?
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Re: Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

I dont think they sell just the front lip. I ordered it as the complete body kit. I will probably be selling the old front lip. Unless you are looking for those three lines near the fogs, the lower valance can be refinished to look the same.

Here is the part number for body kit: 82211093AB

Part numeber for the chrome Overland lower bumper strip: 68033817AA
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Re: Latest Mod (in progress) 2008 WK 4.7

So here is a little status update. The project will continue this weekend.


Mock up a cardboard template for the lower mesh grille.
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Using paint cans for weight to keep the mesh from rolling up. It came in a roll from shipping and wants to stay that way
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Cut out the template after marking it with a sharpie. Cut tabs (just like the reference thread link above) to attach the mesh to the lower bumper.
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Here is my homemade break. Just sandwiched the mesh between the two edges so that I can bend a 90 degree in the tabs. Just pressed each tab down flush against the edge of the work bench.
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Attaching the mesh with SS fasteners and fender washers. Once the lower bumper is reassembled it will add rigidity to the mesh grille. Also the chrome Overland strip will give it a clean edge at the start of the mesh.
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Another view. I assembled the mesh first, then unassembled for painting. This way there is less chance to scratch the finish on the freshly painted mesh. Black Rustoleum gloss along with gloss clear coat, just like the custom upper grille.
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I hope to have the entire bodykit finished and on this weekend. Just need to finish painting the mesh and put it back together with the bodykit front lower grille.

I will also need to remove the stock side skirts and install the new ones. Already have the plastic rivets thanks to the sticky regarding these (Interior/Exterior rivets, clips and push pins). Ordered the Mopar rivet gun today from J4J. (yes I used the 5% promo code, thanks!). Also recruited the help of my brother on this mission, so all bases should be covered.

I will get new pics up this weekend.
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