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This has been roughly 1 1/2 yrs in the works, a lot of researching & a lot of waiting and decision making (with some help from the wife). Now it has finally started to come together, there are a few minor things coming in the future...but for the most part, it now has matured into the personality upgrade that it deserves. Please help us welcome Project "MAKO" to our family!! :)

(Yes, it is nicknamed after the Shark :thumbsup: ) Enjoy!!





The chrome has been converted to Carbon Fiber. Head & Tail lamp tinting is courtesy of Lamin-X.

Wheels are by Ace Alloy 'Convex' (Size: 22" x 10.5" +35 offset)
Tires are Cooper Zeon LTZ (Size: 305/40/r22)

(This is the 1st fitment of these Wheels on a WK2, they just started offering the correct bolt-pattern.)

Hope you all like!!! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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(...more pics coming) ;)
 
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Looks f¥€king awesome. The wheel and tire combo looks great.
 

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Looks bad a$$.How is the clearance when in park and sport mode with those tires and wheels?
 

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I must say I really love those tires! Beefy just like I like it! One question, how is your speedo doing? Did you have it re-calibrated for those tires , say, with a Diablo tuner?
 

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Looks bad a$$.How is the clearance when in park and sport mode with those tires and wheels?
Everything has been functioning very well...roughly 500+ miles on the new setup & no issues to-date...no rubbing or anything (I've been checking for marks regularly, just in case). Of course, I don't drive around in "Park-mode", only as I park when out & about or drive into my garage at home...BUT...I do perform most of my daily driving in "Sport-mode" without issue, it handles very well. :thumbsup:

So far, I like the Coopers better than the Hankooks I had prior...in the end, only time will tell as they wear.

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those wheels look awesome on your ride!
 
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I must say I really love those tires! Beefy just like I like it! One question, how is your speedo doing? Did you have it re-calibrated for those tires , say, with a Diablo tuner?
Speedo has been fine, better than with the 32" Hankooks (275/55/r20's)...it was showing about 3mph slower than actual with the Hankooks...so if I wanted to do 75mph, I had to keep Speedo at 72mph or so. :rolleyes:

Less of an issue with these Coopers, they are only about 31" tall instead...so Speedo is a bit more accurate. :)

No tuner yet, but may pick one up down the road...gotta pay for my Wife's schooling first! ;)

Happy Wife, Happy Life!! :thumbsup:
 

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Re: Introducing..."Project MAKO"!!!...(More pics)...

Just thought I post up a few more pics for you all...ENJOY!! :D









Yes...it IS in "Park-mode" in the last 2 pics!! :thumbsup:

Have a great week everyone!!! :)
 
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you need to enter one of those last 2 in the jeep of the month contest! great pics!
 

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good to see another Michigan fan on here brother, you have a good looking ride there. I need to introduce you to Project "Six Shooter", my project ride. maybe we both can gain ideas from each other!
 

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Dude awesome ride how are the 305/40/22's treating u? Any rubbing?


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Just to give a quick update...

305/40's ride just fine (at least in the Coopers anyway)...much better handling, plus better traction off-road. Nope...no rubbing...but like any tire that's a bit taller than stock, if you hit a decent dip in the road at speed (in Sport mode on QL) the front tires briefly smack the inside of the fender flares at top center...but nothing to be concerned about, as in Auto on QL it never does it over the same portion of road. At full lock in Sport mode, zero rubbing. Also, since I have an Overland with Quadra-Lift...no, I'm not lifted (except using factory system off-road). Since I usually run it in Sport mode, I'm actually kinda lowered a bit...lol. ?

As an update, if all goes well...just ordered the F & R Sway Bars & Endlinks for the SRT8 from JustforJeeps & local dealer...should arrive by this Tuesday. If they all come in on time...will be installed on Tues in PM or on Wed by my shop guy, just in time for testing on the road trip home for Thanksgiving vacation. Just looking to tighten her up a bit, to be a bit flatter thru the curves. ?

After that...project will move forward with the following:

- Brakes (Hawk HPS pads), possibly Brembos later if Jeep becomes a lifer...currently have plenty of OEM pad life left @ 72K miles, so...waiting

- Diablo Tuner w/ HemiFever Tune, exhaust mods (in debate), minor power adders...goal is 400hp, up from 360hp stock w/o using FI or NOS...but not wasting $$ in crappy unproven mods, content to wait for now

- JL Stealthbox & Amp to upgrade OEM subwoofer in rear.

...if there's anything else, it doesn't come to mind right now.

Wife & I are trying to build our first house in 2015 and replace her 10yr+ old truck with a CUV soon after...thinking Next-Gen Audi Q5 or Porsche Macan S, something in that realm. So it's slow & steady as she goes on Project MAKO, it'll eventually get finished...if not, it's due to someone else being lucky enough to become her Owner, should I happen to justify an upgrade to Next-Gen WK3 in 2016-2017 era. ?

Hope that works as a quick update for now!

It's been quite busy here, I find time now & then to quickly glance posts on the forums, just not enough to post anything.

Next update will be after the holiday...so here's wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there!!! ?

I hope you all have plenty to be thankful for this year!! ?


Enjoy!!! ?


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Just to give a quick update...

305/40's ride just fine (at least in the Coopers anyway)...much better handling, plus better traction off-road. Nope...no rubbing...but like any tire that's a bit taller than stock, if you hit a decent dip in the road at speed (in Sport mode on QL) the front tires briefly smack the inside of the fender flares at top center...but nothing to be concerned about, as in Auto on QL it never does it over the same portion of road. At full lock in Sport mode, zero rubbing. Also, since I have an Overland with Quadra-Lift...no, I'm not lifted (except using factory system off-road). Since I usually run it in Sport mode, I'm actually kinda lowered a bit...lol. ?

As an update, if all goes well...just ordered the F & R Sway Bars & Endlinks for the SRT8 from JustforJeeps & local dealer...should arrive by this Tuesday. If they all come in on time...will be installed on Tues in PM or on Wed by my shop guy, just in time for testing on the road trip home for Thanksgiving vacation. Just looking to tighten her up a bit, to be a bit flatter thru the curves. ?

After that...project will move forward with the following:

- Brakes (Hawk HPS pads), possibly Brembos later if Jeep becomes a lifer...currently have plenty of OEM pad life left @ 72K miles, so...waiting

- Diablo Tuner w/ HemiFever Tune, exhaust mods (in debate), minor power adders...goal is 400hp, up from 360hp stock w/o using FI or NOS...but not wasting $$ in crappy unproven mods, content to wait for now

- JL Stealthbox & Amp to upgrade OEM subwoofer in rear.

...if there's anything else, it doesn't come to mind right now.

Wife & I are trying to build our first house in 2015 and replace her 10yr+ old truck with a CUV soon after...thinking Next-Gen Audi Q5 or Porsche Macan S, something in that realm. So it's slow & steady as she goes on Project MAKO, it'll eventually get finished...if not, it's due to someone else being lucky enough to become her Owner, should I happen to justify an upgrade to Next-Gen WK3 in 2016-2017 era. ?

Hope that works as a quick update for now!

It's been quite busy here, I find time now & then to quickly glance posts on the forums, just not enough to post anything.

Next update will be after the holiday...so here's wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there!!! ?

I hope you all have plenty to be thankful for this year!! ?


Enjoy!!! ?


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Thanks for the quick response still love this jeep

I'm installing 22x10.5's with 305/35/22's soon and lowering on road magnet mid drop springs your the only person I've seen running 305's all around and at a 40 profile no less on a non srt! This gives me hope that my setup will be fine even lowered since I'm at a 35 profile and actually a hair smaller than the factory diameter specs.
 
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