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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,383
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

My wife wasn't thrilled about me spending $500 on a set of HID retrofits for my JK, but it was a safety concern. Not so much for the Grand...and it's a bit more than $500.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-30-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,383
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

Wait....really??? $1500 worth of headlights is 2nd fiddle to your probably sub-$100 caliper covers?

The Grandy is my daily driver. When I spend money on a Jeep, it normally goes to my JK. ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,383
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

I know my wife and I want to do the upgrade......just don't know if I want the cost associated with it. Currently have HID's in the stock projectors, but prefer the LED DRLs and actual bi-xenons.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,383
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 2014 Jeep OEM Projected headlight to OEM HID headlight

So after reading this thread, I can assume that to retrofit my 2014 Limited w/ halogen projectors will cost me in the $1500-$1800 range if I acquire the headlights from somewhere other than the...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: My 2014 Deep Cherry Red Limited 4x4

Yeah...I screwed that all up. It's a 275/55R20.
Forum: Members Rides 06-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 35,319
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Pictures Only Please

I honestly don't feel much of a difference from stock. Maybe a little less acceleration and obviously a little more fuel consumption, but not significant. Wheel are 20x8 ET18. Offset isn't as...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 05-30-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: My 2014 Deep Cherry Red Limited 4x4

Thanks. Think I may have had my shutter speed a couple ticks to slow, though. Took a little more editing than I would've liked and the sky looks pretty blown out.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 05-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By Sh0rtBus
My 2014 Deep Cherry Red Limited 4x4

So I've had this thing since April 2013, but it still makes me smile every time I drive it. Well....at least until the radio starts acting up again.

Finally got a chance to take a few snaps with...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-26-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

The driver's front tire catches the fender trim if I back out to the right and then try to straighten out before moving forward a bit. But none other than that. And that's caused by the aggressive...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-26-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

Finally snapped a decent pic of my Jeep half way clean with the RRO leveling kit and 20x9 ET18 XD Monsters and 265/60R20 Terra Grapplers. Just took it on a 1500 mile trip from DFW to New Madrid, MO...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-26-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

Had these for a month or two, but finally got a chance to take a pic of it half way clean while in Missouri the other day.

20x9 ET18 XD monsters
265/60R20 (IIRC) Nitto Terra Grapplers
...
Forum: Members Rides 05-26-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 35,319
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Pictures Only Please

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/14092689399_78c13b8d99_c.jpg
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

Which RRO lift and how wide are the wheels? Mine are 20x9 and my driver front rubs when backing out to the right. Have to start moving forward and then straighten out the steering wheel to keep it...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

Installation wasn't bad at all. Total time for me and my buddy took about 2.5 hours, start to finish. And we weren't in any hurry. Of course we had the proper tools and work space, too, though. ...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

I noticed the other night that on the driver's side front, the black trim near the rear of the front bumper was pulled out a bit. When Discount initially fitted my wheels & tires before I installed...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

I'd imagine when stuffing the front wheels, I'll probably get some contact up front, but I doubt I'll ever get this rig into such a precarious position as to cause that. I have a JK for real...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

I don't notice any more wind noise than normal. And to me, with the new wheels and tires, ride has actually improved. I don't even notice any tie noise at this point, but I expect that to change...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

I honestly don't think it made any difference in the rear at all. The wheels & tires fit in the rear before I put the lift on. Only rubbed in the front (driver's side to be specific) by just a hair...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-08-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,069
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Rocky Road Outfitters WK2 Leveling Kit

Just did mine a week ago to fit 20x9 ET18 wheels wrapped in 275/55R20 Terra Grapplers. I'm on my tablet so pics are a little difficult to post, but the front sits very close to even with the rear,...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-03-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

I'm in the same camp as pinetar. Never been a fan of the Rockstar wheels. Around these parts, every lifted Ford/Chevy/Dodge/Toyota truck has these wheels and Road Armor bumpers. They don't belong...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 04-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,720
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

No need to change shocks & struts for that lift at all. Spacers basically go on top of the shocks/struts. Actually, it looks like the rears would go on the bottom of the shocks, but I could be...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-01-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

Exactly. Just spacers installed on top of the front struts to bring the front level with the rear. I think technically it puts the front 1/8"-1/4" higher than the rear, but I didn't really notice a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-01-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 51,830
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: I Think I Fixed My Rough Shifting 8sp Transmission

I've actually had that happen with my JK a couple times. I was trail riding with some buddies and stopped going down a slight hill. Put it in park and then went to get out and the JK kept going. ...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 04-01-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,720
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The Official Lifted WK Thread

Look up Rocky Road Outfitters. They should have what you're looking for. Judd installed their 1.75" leveling kit on my MY14 WK2 and couldn't be happier.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-31-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

Thanks! Totally changes the look of the WK2 IMO. Now for a Overland grill and maybe some OEM HID headlights.....much later down the road. Other stuff to pay for at the moment.
Forum: Off Road Modifications 03-31-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 46,752
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: New RRO leveling kit, Done the right way!!!

Installed the leveling kit yesterday afternoon with my neighbor's help at his shop. Was nice to have air tools and a nice, big work space to use. Total install time, start to finish, including the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-31-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

Installed the RRO 1.75" Leveling Kit yesterday, along with my new shoes. Install time was about 2.5 hours start to finish, including having to use a wire wheel to strip the powder coating off the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

I'll be doing the lift with my next door neighbor since he has a clean garage and air tools.:thumbsup:
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 104,257
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: The official Wheel thread

Just an update....RRO leveling kit should be at my door this afternoon. Will likely get put on either tomorrow night, or Saturday.

Here's a quick Photoshop of what it'll look like after all's...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-27-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

Yeah....you keep tellin' yourself that, chief! :thumbsup:

I have issues with seat bolsters, too, though. Seems in every vehicle I drive, the outside seat bolster starts to get a little flat. No...
Forum: Off Road Modifications 03-26-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 46,752
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: New RRO leveling kit, Done the right way!!!

Thread Revival!!!!!

For those who have installed this kit themselves, how long did it take and what issues, if any, did you face in the process? Seems like it should basically be just removing...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Low offset wheels 2014 WK2 Laredo

Reviving your thread a bit.

I'm not lowering my WK2 Limited, but rather lifting 1.75" using an RRO leveling kit in order to fit a set of 20x9 ET18 XD Monsters wrapped in 275/55R20 Nitto Terra...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Eibach Pro System Lift

Interesting.....give it time, though. They will eventually.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 03-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Eibach Pro System Lift

I'm sure there's something Bilstein makes that should work.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 20k miles on my '14 Overland

Different tires between the 18's and 20's. Michelin latitude Tours vs. Goodyear Forteras.

I'm upgrading to 275/55R20 Nitto Terra Grapplers. More tread, and a better rubber compound. have the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 20k miles on my '14 Overland

Nope, no alignment issues. Latitude Tours, too. Run at recommended pressures listed on the driver front door jamb at that. Discount will put a new set on for me for about $500 (half price), but I'd...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I guess I do have one complaint now that I think about it, but it's mainly because of the interior color I chose.

On the Frost Beige seats, the pigment from my jeans fades onto the seats on a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-25-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,191
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

Mine's that way, too. Of course my other vehicle is a 2011 JK Unlimited Rubicon and obviously those seats aren't even close to the ones in the WK2. They have seat heaters, but they're not exactly...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sh0rtBus
Re: 20k miles on my '14 Overland

I have an early build (03/13) Limited 4x4 and I've had some issues, but so far nothing that hasn't been fixed at the dealer. Issues have been as follows:

August 2013 - Evaporator core replaced...
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