CodaMan's 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

CodaMan

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I get a lot of members asking for details on my lift, so I thought it appropriate to provide the information on it here, along with some gratuitous photos of course ;)

Parts I used in my lift (approx. $550 for everything listed):

1) Pro Comp 2" Springs (Front) -- EXP55297
2) Pro Comp 2" Springs (Rear) -- EXP55298
3) Rancho RS5000X Shocks (2 Front) -- RS55239
4) Rancho RS5000X Shocks (2 Rear) -- RS55241
5) OME Rear Track Bar Reloaction Bracket -- ARB FKWTJ02
6) Daystar.75" Spacers -- KJ09108BK (note: only used above front springs for leveling)
7) Rock Krawler Bump Stop Extensions (Front and Rear) --RKSRK05611 (note: Comes with 6 1" extensions. Glue or bolt 1 to each spring bucket at the bottom of the front springs; I used this RTV Adhesive and it worked great. Then bolt 1 above each bump stop cup on rear springs)

Here are top on/top off photos to get a perspective of it with 265/75R16 tires (basically 32's):

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Rob5589

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Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Years ago I wrecked my GSXR and needed to color match some plastics. I found some high end spray paint that was properly color coded. Prep was key, as was good stuff to prep with. I hit up an auto paint supply and picked their brains about how and what. Ended up looking good enough that I would have to point out where I painted.
 
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Rattle can color match? Following this project, as I plan the same when it warms up. What is '2k' clear coat?
Yes, rattle can base and clear coat.

2K clear coat, from what I've gathered is a coating that needs to be mixed with a hardener, catalyst or activator. Once it hardens it is much less susceptible to damage from chemicals, weather, or UV rays.

https://www.eastwood.com/1k-coating-vs-2k-coatings
 
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Tell me about it! I bought a brand new set of Khaki door panels from Jeeps R' Us just because I figured I would hold onto them since they don't make them any longer.

Might as well, right?
Damn! The only ones I found just now are close to $300 each side.

I've had really good luck in the past painting door panels, have you found any matching paint?
 

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Damn! The only ones I found just now are close to $300 each side.

I've had really good luck in the past painting door panels, have you found any matching paint?
I got mine for $450 for the set, brand new in the factory Mopar boxes. They are sitting in my closet just because... I guess I didn't actually need them, I just figured why not?

I haven't found any matching paint, but I haven't actually been looking. At some point I will look though, since I know that the right paint can hold up nicely on interior parts. If you find a matching paint before I do, be sure to let me know! Khaki is an interesting color. Almost grey, but a bit of tan in there as well.

I like it more than black though, it's more unique.
 
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bobthetj03

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I got mine for $450 for the set, brand new in the factory Mopar boxes. They are sitting in my closet just because... I guess I didn't actually need them, I just figured why not?

I haven't found any matching paint, but I haven't actually been looking. At some point I will look though, since I know that the right paint can hold up nicely on interior parts. If you find a matching paint before I do, be sure to let me know! Khaki is an interesting color. Almost grey, but a bit of tan in there as well.

I like it more than black though, it's more unique.
Look in the SEM line for interior colors.
 
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Look in the SEM line for interior colors.
That dark khaki is impossible to find in paint. I think my choices will be to either 1) leave them tan 2) paint them black or 3) pay $600 for new ones. Number 3 it out, I would go black before paying that kind of $$$. I can always continue to search for used ones.

If anyone has black half door panels they want to trade for my tan one, I'm open to that.
 

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That dark khaki is impossible to find in paint. I think my choices will be to either 1) leave them tan 2) paint them black or 3) pay $600 for new ones. Number 3 it out, I would go black before paying that kind of $$$. I can always continue to search for used ones.

If anyone has black half door panels they want to trade for my tan one, I'm open to that.
Some automotive paint stores can match colors. You just have to find one that carries a bank of interior toners so they can match it. I worked at a PPG paint store for 15 years, and would color match all kinds of crazy stuff people brought in.
 
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