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paroxysym 02-02-2012 11:21 AM

subtle mods..... what are some?
 
so i had a conversation with a co-worker whos big in to vws. we were going back and forth on mods and it dawned on us, we just arent into doing as much as we used to. which made me think, im getting old (yea im only 26). but his example was, a set of coil-overs with a one year warranty or a set of lowering shocks/struts that have a lifetime warranty- obvious the shocks/struts.

so im wondering what are some subtle, low maintenance mods you have done, and would recommend doing to your WK. am i alone on this? i mean i used to wrench on my xj and tj every weekend- now with the wk, i park it and spend my weekends relaxing or doing things around the house, or catching up on stuff. i mean dont get me wrong i want her to run and look amazing- but its like, whats the point sometimes? i still want to do an OME lift, but im looking long term now- like is that what i want in 3 years? do i want to have to retorque the parts and other things associated with the suspension every few months?

dont give me the "its a jeep, it requires alot of attention", cause ill call BS on that... oh and dont suggest buying a prius or a honda- i hate cars.

dssilvestri 02-02-2012 11:54 AM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
How about a RC 2 inch spacer lift, and bilstein shocks/struts ? i cant afford the OME at the time so ill substitute with that, but the OME for the wk doesnt require much maintenance at all, its just coil springs/socks/struts. get a nice set of rubber look for me in the JOTM im the white wk, new rubber makes it look all the better. do small things like chrome thin license plate frames, nice detail and wax, do the lift, and buy a couple cans of plasti dip and youll get the bug for that. best part is, you dont like it it peels right off. add chrome trim if you dont have any, etc small stuff like that.

Muddy4DSM 02-02-2012 12:48 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Check my signature, I've done a few things that are pretty subtle up to this point.

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-02-2012 01:05 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
here are my subtle mods......

http://www.jeepgarage.org/picture.ph...pictureid=1429


http://www.jeepgarage.org/picture.ph...pictureid=1412



i have done a 08-10 front end conversion with oem hids and an srt grille. i added the lower chrome trim from a 08-10 overland and the side trim from a 05-07 overland. i installed painted mirror covers, euro tails, magnaflow cat back system, srt springs, srt wheels, srt skirts, painted door handles, and a painted rear handle with backup camera.

interior.........


i added a mygig rer
http://www.jeepgarage.org/picture.ph...pictureid=1010


blue leds
http://www.jeepgarage.org/picture.ph...pictureid=1396

http://www.jeepgarage.org/picture.ph...pictureid=1079


srt wheel and airbag........ i also have seats, center console and an e-brake handle from an 08-10 srt installed
http://www.jeepgarage.org/picture.ph...pictureid=1011

Muddy4DSM 02-02-2012 03:34 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Isn't that a Commander steering wheel?

paroxysym 02-02-2012 04:28 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Muddy4DSM (Post 566075)
Isn't that a Commander steering wheel?

Nop srt, i think they look similar but im not 100%

SvenskaJeepGuy 02-02-2012 05:54 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Muddy4DSM (Post 566075)
Isn't that a Commander steering wheel?

Its an srt wheel, it has a carbon fiber pattern in the leather on the top

Megatron 02-02-2012 06:06 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dssilvestri (Post 565884)
and buy a couple cans of plasti dip and youll get the bug for that. best part is, you dont like it it peels right off. add chrome trim if you dont have any, etc small stuff like that.

X2 on the plastidip, if you want to go that route.

Not to thread jack, but are you selling your spacers (according to your sig)

lll2for3lll 02-02-2012 06:22 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Just pop in V-LEDS in the domes. One time deal.

Bleeding Blue 02-02-2012 07:20 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Painting all your black exterior trim pieces makes a nice difference (rear step, windshield washer cowls) Shorty antennas make a big difference too

Muddy4DSM 02-02-2012 08:52 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Megatron (Post 566224)
X2 on the plastidip, if you want to go that route.

Not to thread jack, but are you selling your spacers (according to your sig)

Interested in the BB if it comes to that...

wkthursty 02-02-2012 11:54 PM

Re: subtle mods..... what are some?
 
Check sig. seems like alot but subtle at least to me.


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