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General Information

Year
2012
Make
Jeep
Model
Grand Cherokee Laredo X
Color
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat (PRP) exterior
Packages
26X ,AEE (chrome package),GWA (single pane Power moonroof)
History
Took delivery of this car on November 4, 2011 my original plan was to simply add the trim parts to make her look like a limited. I had started acquiring parts for that and was well on my way to stop spending money but fate said differently.

When photos of the SEMA "MOPAR LOWRIDER JEEP" and Altitude package concept surfaced I liked many of the styling cues from that appearance package. Not really being a fan of the blacked out grille I opted for color matching the grillle and rear brow. I also was not a fan of the blacked out wheels so I got few styling ideas of my own. And since the Altitude did not have any changes on the inside I decided to address that by adding some sporty changes to match the sportier exterior.


....... Yeah right fate has been the designer of my truck as many of the parts have fallen in my lap in one way or another. I have just been going with the flow to see what the final product will be.

So come back often as to see what changes fate makes to my ride.

The underlying theme of this build is

"Minor Modification"

I realized that even though I have been using mostly OEM parts and accessories to improve my Laredo that each part had some sort of minor modification to be fit to the jeep. The headlights are modified as well as the front plate holder. So even though the finished product is supposed to appear like it left the factory this way, it is far improved from when it actually left the factory.

They always say you are never finished modding, I guess they are right so visit often to see what gets added to the list of mods.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X (Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat (PRP) exterior)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Wheels: 2014 OEM 20x8 Overland Wheels with custom painted deep cherry pockets

Alternate set of wheels: AEE package 20 inch wheels with mineral grey center caps from the trailhawk

Tires: Nitto NT 421Q 265/50 VR 20

Upgraded spare tire to OEM full size 245/65 R18
Interior
Custom alcantara covered OEM Steering wheel
Custom alcantara covered OEM shift knob
Stainless Bright Pedals w/matching dead pedal
Brushed cargo rails from 2014 overland (Laredos don't get cargo rails)
Illuminated greystone scuff plates
SRT Real carbon fiber dash and door trim
Stainless steel covers for rear doors cuff plates
Stainless rear cargo scuff plates
Ambient footwell lighting in OEM CYAN (front and rear)
Billet Technologies Power seat switch cover in anodized black with designer bezel cut. (discontinued product)
Custom Mercedes style start button
Chrome power window switch bezel (from ebay)
Red contrast stitching added to seats, console armrests and door panel armrests.

LED BULB UPGRADES
LED (CREE) 194 rear cargo light bulbs
LED (SMD) 36 LED Panel Dome light board for front
LED (SMD) 12 LED panel dome light board for rear dome lights
LED (SMD) 168 bulb for footwell dome lights
Exterior
OEM color matched door handles
OEM Rear step pad chrome trim
OEM Mineral Grey (trailhawk valance moulding)
Color Matched Rear brow
Mineral Grey Mirror Caps
Color matched altitude grille
Color matched Euro spec S Limited rear valance
European Spec Aspherical mirrors
Visual Garage Shark fin antenna
Euro spec SRT bi-xenon Headlights (with Jeep_addicted plug and play bi-xenon harness set)
OEM style DRL's that cut off with the turnsignal (Thanks to a Jeep_addicted experimental harness)
JW Speaker LED blacked out fog light upgrade
20% Ceramic window tint
Llumar Air blue ceramic tint on all the other windows.
Rear Fog Light Upgrade Kit (made the harnesses myself)
Limited blinker mirrors (fully functional!)
Dual exhaust conversion (Using OEM HEMI exhaust components)
Color matched(silver) roof rails
Mineral Grey fog bezels
Rear recovery hook (QT1 don't come with)
Smoked vinyl covered:
mirror blinkers
Clear portion reverse lights

LED BULB UPGRADES
LED (CREE) 3157 DRL bulbs
LED (CREE) 7440 Main Reverse light bulbs
LED (CREE) 921 liftgate reverse light bulbs
LED (SMD) 921 RED liftgate tail light bulbs
LED (CREE) 3157 RED STOP/TURN/TAIl light bulbs
LED (CREE) 7443 RED Rear fog light bulb
LED (SMD) 168 bulb for license plate lights
Audio
(NOW) OEM Dual Exhaust conversion with 4 inch Vibrant stainless tips

(THEN) Magnaflow 16929 stainless cat-back dual exhaust

Billet Tech Oil dip stick handle (satin finish)

Billet Tech Catch Can:

Satin Finish
Satin Hose ends
Braided hose

(NOW) aFe Power Momentum GT intake with pro dry S cone filter.

(THEN) aFe Power Pro dry S drop in filter

Silver pinstripe details added to engine cover

Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 oil

Sprint booster pedal convertor
Wheel and Tire
430 RBZ head unit

POSITION FRONT DOOR: Focal Integrations ISS 690 (6X9" Components)

POSITION REAR DOOR: Focal Integration IC 165 (6.50" Coaxials)

Position Center channel: Polk Dxi 3.5" coaxial

Modded both key fobs to activate the flipper glass release

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