JP's Super-Duper-Gladiator Build Thread

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    Day 19:
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    and a screen protector for the 8.4 nav.
     
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    Ok so do you mean, "these things" as in your two riggs are "way bigger in person" or that the Jeep Gladiators are "way bigger in person"? Because yes I see your Gladi is substantially bigger than your Bowtie, but then again your Gladi has 37's on it.
     
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    ya, I meant in pictures, the Gladiators just don't look as big as they are.
    The ZR2 is lifted and (almost embarrassing here, but) on 33s.
     
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    Day 20:
    LIGHTS!
    FINALLY THE DAMN LIGHTS!
    I'll explain after a beer, but DAMN this was a pain.

    Before:
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    After:
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    just mounted, wiring later.
     
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    JPs pain-in-the-ass light story

    So, before anybody rides my shit, I KNOW I was a stupidass.
    But here we go:

    So, I ordered this bull bar and 4x7" round LEDs, WAAY too big.
    return...

    Then, look at the specs for the bar, 5" space. OK, order 4x5" round LEDs.
    Ya, I didn't add the mount height, too big.
    SHIT.

    Ordered 4x3.5" round LEDs. see the next morning that they're coming from China with an ETA of over 30 days.
    FUCKNO! unacceptable.
    I proceed to order 4 more 3.5" round LEDs and start begging Beijing to cancel and refund.

    UGGGH, THIS!
    this is why I drink...
     
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    Sick build so far and very well documented!
     
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    Have a beer :beer:.
     
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    Day 21:
    Door sill guards.
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    That's it for today, gotta strip out all my chit from the ZR2 as it goes bye-bye tomorrow.
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    So, the moral of the story is - Don't order from China? :giggle:
     
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    So tomorrow, I gotta figure out how to cut about a inch off the front of the old ZR2's bedmat to fit the Gladiator.:idea:
    AND a BIG update tomorrow!!! :like:
     
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    Ugh. This is making me want to swap my 35s for 37s.

    Matt
     
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    We're waiting :computerrage:
     
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    wow, pressure... :whew:
    k, working it now. gimme another hour.
    in the meantime, the ZR2 is now gone.
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    Saw you are the Feature on the Home Page!! Very Cool!!
     
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    WAAAY too much pressure.
    lol
     
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