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Ethan_Newago
12-28-2014, 12:23 AM
Hey all! Just found out about jkfreaks.com today. :upset: Please don't hate me, I already have my windshield banner ordered! Haha. Either way, great timing because my first shipment from Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge is coming in this week. :D

Here's my Jeep the day I bought it (black) sitting next to my wife's baby in blue. I'll post some of the build I have done and expect the rest coming next week.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20140821_113314712_HDR_zps6e5d5cb4.jpg

Ethan_Newago
12-28-2014, 12:36 AM
First things first, as someone who has overheated before... transmission cooler. I just ordered a simple setup kit from Ebay, it is the 18000 gvw cooler from Hayden. Total cost of everything I used was about $60.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20140828_185733250_zpsc8003e6b.jpg

Ethan_Newago
12-28-2014, 12:39 AM
Here's how the cooler will look installed.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20140828_194151196_zps4398b448.jpg

Ethan_Newago
12-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Truck bed-lined the grill thanks to Rust-Oleum, and protected my new cooler with a metal grill mesh from Rugged Ridge.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20141130_154508116_zps504382df.jpg

Ethan_Newago
12-28-2014, 05:03 PM
I have been thinking about trimming the fenders for a long time now, finally got the nuts to go for it. I used masking tape to mark a line and just cut with a jigsaw, simple sandpaper to finish it off.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20141228_161427077_HDR_zps7127ba2b.jpg
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20141228_161348908_HDR_zpsc9125f44.jpg

Ethan_Newago
12-28-2014, 05:07 PM
A little bit of a combo picture. Here I have the Rugged Ridge mirror relocation brackets and deletes, the Rugged Ridge cowl armor, and the AntennaX 13" stubby.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20141228_161253974_HDR_zps7e5a896a.jpg
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20141228_161303200_zps062d2ebe.jpg

muddyman184
12-28-2014, 10:36 PM
Looks good so far

Ethan_Newago
12-29-2014, 12:38 AM
Looks good so far

Thanks alot! I know its not much yet, Ive been checking my shipment tracking almost hourly I cant wait for it haha. I have coming the; (all from Rugged Ridge of course!)

-XHD bumper winch base
-XHD stubby ends
-XHD high clearance ends
-XHD stinger
-performance winch
-cowl vent scoop
-cold air intake
-RRC rocker gaurds

Ill have pics up asap in the next couple days :victorious:

darkknight1999
01-01-2015, 03:45 PM
Looking good man keep going :wootrock:

Ethan_Newago
01-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Guess what got here today! :omg:

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20150103_183903_zps2cd5182b.jpg

ECHO
01-03-2015, 08:56 PM
DAMN!!! Now that's a delivery!!

Ethan_Newago
01-03-2015, 09:01 PM
DAMN!!! Now that's a delivery!!

One heck of a way to bring in the new year haha.

Ethan_Newago
01-03-2015, 09:10 PM
Installed the cold air intake and cowl scoop from Rugged Ridge, also put on the RRC rocker gaurds but I cant get a decent picture until the morning.

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20150103_201914250_zps6dba50df.jpg

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20150103_201544448_zpsfed6468a.jpg

Iron-Armor
01-04-2015, 10:25 PM
If you plan on mudding or splashing thru puddles, get rid of the CAI. I had one sucked in water from a puddle and hydro locked my motor. 8" deep 10mph. Doesn't take much.

Ethan_Newago
01-05-2015, 03:37 PM
If you plan on mudding or splashing thru puddles, get rid of the CAI. I had one sucked in water from a puddle and hydro locked my motor. 8" deep 10mph. Doesn't take much.

Wow, thanks for the heads up!

Ethan_Newago
01-05-2015, 03:38 PM
Installed RRC rocker guards.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20150105_125709573_HDR_zpsfd2dff43.jpg

Ethan_Newago
01-06-2015, 03:36 PM
Finally got to install my new XHD bumper, stinger, and winch from Rugged Ridge. Loving the new look so far. I do have to say I need to look into a leveling kit pretty soon.
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20150106_151528571_zpscebfe7ab.jpg

Ethan_Newago
01-19-2015, 11:08 AM
Finally I can represent from NJ!

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b573/Ethan_Newago/IMG_20150119_103754340_zps49b7c0de.jpg

muddyman184
03-08-2015, 03:53 AM
Hey nice meeting you tonight and after tonight my girl said she's going to get me a rugged ridge winch after seeing what yours could pull out

skidmarc
03-10-2015, 05:33 AM
Sounds a good plan muddyman! Ethan sure did great job on this build..

Bad Bear
03-10-2015, 07:59 AM
jeep is looking good.