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trailr8 12-05-2012 02:30 PM

Trailr8 2006 XK
 
Hey so here goes nothing my first build thread. It started 5 years ago when a 2006 limited commander came in to the local dealership on lease return that was pretty clean and like 15g less than a new one so I bought it with the intentions of keeping it stock with just a few performance adds. well things took a turn down the wrong road towards not so stock.
here it is the day I bought it
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then probably like 2 months after that I had a magnaflow muffler and tip welded on and added the aem cold air intake. after that I added window ventvisors.

trailr8 12-05-2012 03:35 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
Then a friend of mine bought a jk sahara and got wheels and tires so I took his stock 32s on the 18s and ordered a rocky road spacer lift. Then added spidertrax 1.5in wheel spacers so the new wheels would fit. after that I added a rola roof rack and was happy for awhile.
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SnoFire 12-05-2012 05:41 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
I like these type of write ups...MORE!!!!

Looks good so far

trailr8 12-05-2012 06:38 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
then came a 4in superlift and that lasted for about a moonth before I wanted to go higher but there was no kit to make it higher so I stacked my old 2.25 lift spacers on top of the superlift. Oh and I added 35s at this point too. Went down to the dealer to compare to what I started as too.
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akimball 12-05-2012 06:47 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
so glad you joined JG! this thing is a beast! and again,... i have never like commanders until you drove up in yours last weekend. look forward to this thread and all the other things you plan on doing to it!

trailr8 12-05-2012 07:02 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
lets see next came jba upper control arms to fix the ball joints I was blowing in like 15mins of on road driving. Then I needed shocks so I went to jba and ordered 6in fox remote res shocks for the rear and then eneded up talking to the owner and got a set of front 8in coilovers with fox shocks also. then came small stuff like adding 4 kc lights to the roof rack, and I changed out the low beams and fog lights with 6k HIDs then replaced the fog lights with smoked lens ones. and added a 4xguard front skid plate. sorry for some junk pics from my phone.
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trailr8 12-05-2012 07:05 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
thanks !! yeah I plan on making it really one of a kind by the end of next summer hopefully

trailr8 12-05-2012 07:17 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
then I finally got enough money for a spare 35 for on the roof and went to a show down in PA and took first place in my class. oh and I plasti dipped my wheels too along with added s4xc front d-rings and smittybuilt rear hitch d-ring
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trailr8 12-05-2012 07:25 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
at the show I met the guys from rigid industries and they sold me on a 20in single row and 2 srm2s for my roof rack instead of the KCs . So when I got home I mounted up the 20in and made some custom brackets for my windshield/hood area instead of putting all the lights on top. Now I want more lights but It will probably wait till the show again in July to see if I can get a show deal again. but the plan is to add 2 srm2s to each side of the basket and the rear then add a pair of duallys to the bumper
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trailr8 12-05-2012 07:30 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
and this is where it sits now. I took it down to the meet last week had a good time!!! and one last one at night in the snow.
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trailr8 12-05-2012 09:40 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
I forgot I also converted all the visible interior lights and my plate lights to led and shaved all but the rear jeep badge off and added a s4xc switch plate inside for my lights

akimball 12-05-2012 09:42 PM

Re: Trailr8 2006 XK
 
and changed your license plate numerous times lol


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