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The mostly basic commander as I have it now. It does already have a 2.5 lift.



These are the Hankook Dynapro M/T's 265/70/17R




Those are the tow hooks. Cost me a solid 29 dollars from auto zone! I didn't feel like paying mopar another 100 dollars for the mounts. I do plan on removing the bumper and straigtening out the cut out areas but it was late when i put them on and the mosquitos started to feast!

 

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The rest of my Garage

My other off roaders. They see more off-road use than my jeep sadly. There are many more mx tracks here in houston than there are places to wheel (and not get into trouble).



Other side of the Garage is a 68 Ford Falcon Futura Sports Coupe.
You can see the Defender Roof Rack below it waiting for tomorrow night to be put on the commander.



And the Jetta GLI 2.0T FSI

 

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Here's the Defender Roof Rack pics.









 

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Bistein 5150 Shocks

They Seemed to go on easy enough and there is no play if you put the proper bolts and washers.









 

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Offroad lights

I mounted up some offroad lighting. i think it took about 6 hours total to wire and mount. Here are some pictures. I wired it so I can add higher watt spots to the center two and move them to the rear eventually.




 

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4xGuard Front Skid

I put the 4xguard plate on this morning. It went smoothly and looks great. Before I mounted it i put rubberized undercoating on the bottom part of my bumper where the guard covers. I like the black background better. I also changed the rear brake pads.



Using the described install method on the instructions. It sure would have been tough without the jack unless I had a second person to help. You can see the taped off sections where I just finished painting the Undercoat on.




Well I guess I did have a helper but she wasn't quite up to the task of holding the guard up to the jeep.



The finished project.


 

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I finally got around to putting on my 2meter antenna on the rear of the XK and installing my radio inside.



 

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How come your tow hooks are upside down ?
 

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your XK looks awesome !!
 

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They aren't factory but i've seen hooks of both denominations. It was the easiest way to fit them without cutting more of the bumper out (which i wouldn't mind removing altogether). I really like the look of txbajacommander's ride.
 

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Thanks for the compliments. It's got a long way to go in my mind. I'm thinking KM2's on Micky Thompson Classics or rocky road supersliders next.
 

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Mine are just the Reese hooks as well. I figured I'd save 100 dollars and just go with those. They still work just fine. CICO you must have done the same thing I did.
 

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Mine are just the Reese hooks as well. I figured I'd save 100 dollars and just go with those. They still work just fine. CICO you must have done the same thing I did.
That was one of my early mods. YEs, I took off the front bumper
and drilled out a hole and hooked them up. HAd to put the bumper back on to get the cut away done. That was a pain in the tail.....But they work.
I have used them several times pulling vehicles from places they should not have been.
 

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That was one of my early mods. YEs, I took off the front bumper
and drilled out a hole and hooked them up. HAd to put the bumper back on to get the cut away done. That was a pain in the tail.....But they work.
I have used them several times pulling vehicles from places they should not have been.
That's the exact method I used. I broke two small drillbits(cheapos) drilling pilot holes to start the larger holes trying to get through the chassis. Then once the holes were large enough i put the bumper on and cut out what shouldn't be there. I think I could still trim it a bit more though.
 

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That's the exact method I used. I broke two small drillbits(cheapos) drilling pilot holes to start the larger holes trying to get through the chassis. Then once the holes were large enough i put the bumper on and cut out what shouldn't be there. I think I could still trim it a bit more though.
Agree, it took a while to get it trimmed right.
 
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