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Share what you did today with the Jeep Trackhawk community!

Example: Picked up the Trackhawk from the dealership and went straight to a detailer to apply paint protection.

Example: Finally got my window tints done, now I can't open my windows for a week


Example: Went for a spirtied drive and then ended up at a drag strip :grin2:


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  • Added Billet Tech Catch can in "Matte Titanium" color (More underhood dress up on the way).

  • Replaced a few of the TrackHawk / 2018 JGC shortcomings...
  • Replaced the horribly light & flimsy Cargo Floor with one from a 2017.
  • Installed Mac Tie Down Runners.
  • Added back in the Rechargeable Flashlight!
 

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Quiet group over here... :grin2:

Oh well, the mods continue for me...

Installed the OEM bright pedal kit along with matching e-brake and dead pedal.
 

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I like the interior mods and had a few question:
-What parts were required for the flash light mod? Obviously the flashlight itself, but did you have to purchase the side trim with it? How is it powered?
 

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Window tint installed yesterday. Having Ceramic Pro installed over the next few days. Just ordered the ARH cat-back exhaust.
 

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I like the interior mods and had a few question:
-What parts were required for the flash light mod? Obviously the flashlight itself, but did you have to purchase the side trim with it? How is it powered?
Unfortunately yes, I had to replace the entire side trim (1WK00DX9AD).

I looked and looked and never could find a part number for the flashlight charging base alone, it only comes with the trim. At least new anyway.

SHOULD be able to find the base through a junk yard / pick a part type place, I just did not have the patience for that. I ended up going through eBay. Was supposedly an extra part ordered but not needed, new but half price of other online retailers and 1/3rd what local dealers wanted at MSRP.

IF you can get the charging base, it would be fairly easy to cut the hole to mount it in the existing trim of the TrackHawk but since I ended up with the whole side trim piece, I just replaced it all together.

I compared the wiring to our 2015 SRT and found it connected to a pink and yellow switched 12V supply ran in parallel with a pink and white 12v supply to an audio module behind that area. So for my wiring, I spliced into that pink & white wire (and a near by ground stud) with my own pigtail. I happened to have a connector that fit the flashlight charge base perfectly.

Sorry, I should have taken pictures. Its not super simple but only took a couple hours with most off that me being extremely cautious and triple checking which supply line to use. But then again I have done a LOT of wiring on vehicles for years.
 

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Doing my part to keep this thread alive.... Here is what I did today...

OK, so I guess not so much what I did today, but my detailer posted a couple pics & a write up of his work in progress...

We did a paint correction to brighten the paint up, & to knock down some of the factory orange peel.

We laid down multiple layers of ceramic coating on the paint, to leave it deep, crisp, slick, easy to keep clean, & to protect it until the end of 2023.......
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We ceramic coated the brake calipers, all glass, all plastic trim, & every square inch of this Jeep. Except for the wheels. But why?!

Because we stripped them down, & painted them to match the liquid titanium trim pieces, THATS why!!!

No more satin black....

Now they’re satin liquid titanium.
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We tinted all windows with LLumar Ceramic window tint, including the Windshield & sunroof!

And last but not least, we wrapped the rocker panels & fender flares in XPEL ultimate paint protection film!
Still a few more minor mods in the works there. Hope to get it back (with the tires / wheels mounted & all) by end of the week.
 

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e-brake pedal pad replacement

Installed the OEM bright pedal kit along with matching e-brake and dead pedal.
Did you modify the e-brake pad/cover to fit? I purchased the part and it doesn't fit. I guess the TH brake pedal steel structure is curved or bent by design and this square part can't just slip over. Would be interested to know how you made it work.
 

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Did you modify the e-brake pad/cover to fit? I purchased the part and it doesn't fit. I guess the TH brake pedal steel structure is curved or bent by design and this square part can't just slip over. Would be interested to know how you made it work.
Its the same as the SRT, installed the same one in our 2012 and 2016...

Just take the rubber one that came off the pedal, flip it over. Flip over the silver one. Trim the back section to match as closely as possible. (I actually left a little more on than the original had to make sure I didnt cut off too much and slowly trimmed back a sliver or two more until it went on cleanly.

Now that's all I did in our 2012 originally and though it was a touch loose (and I said for a year I was going to get back to improving it but never did) it never came off, UNTIL we went to trade it in and it was knocked off as I was getting out. :grin2:

So on our 2016 and my TH, I went ahead and added some two part epoxy to it. Plenty of surface area and again the rubber lips around it on a few sides so that's very solid.

Another option would be what I did on a different vehicle where I was installing covers that did not have a lip at all. (different vehicle but should work here). In that case I separated the pedals rubber backing from the silver front (pulled the raised dots through). I put a couple screws through the rubber (with washers) and then pulled the raised dots back through the silver cover. Solid as a rock and could not see any screws since they were below the silver backing.

I think that's overkill for this one though since the rubber lip is at least partially around it.
 

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Do the pedals not come with the Trackhawk like they did with the SRT?
Brake and accelerator only and since I didn't let the dealer do any prep on mine, I had to install those too but yes it did come with them.

I just added the e-brake and dead pedal at the same time.
 

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Took delivery on Tuesday, so far Installed black gorilla locks on the wheels, removed the hermholtz attenuator and replaced with the puck, leds installed in the over head console.

Paint correction, Ceramic pro silver and front tints scheduled for the first three days of this week
 
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FINALLY got it back from the detailer with a few more mods done.... :surprise:

  • 5 Year Ceramic Pro Coating (including wheels and calipers) +1 Year Glass
  • Custom Painted Wheels & "SRT" center caps (to match the front "Liquid Titanium" Grill color
  • Gorilla Black Wheel Locks
  • Gloss Black Vinyl Hood stripes
  • All emblems removed (except rear "Jeep")
  • Llumar Ceramic Window Tint - 50% Windshield (+5% Strip) + 20% Front Sides + 35% over factory tint for Sunroof and back windows
  • XPEL ultimate Film over wheel trim, rockers and front bumper
  • Tinted Front Side Markers








More pics here: http://www.jeeptrackhawk.org/forum/329-jeep-trackhawk-pictures/4266-trueblue-trackhawk-mods-lots-pics.html
 
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Isn’t tinting your windshield both illegal and extremely unsafe? I think you took it too far with the film.
Matter of opinion but no, I do not believe it to be unsafe at 50%. It looks a lot darker than it is due to the back windows being so dark.

In fact, it greatly improves driving clarity for us, both during the day (especially early morning and late evening when heading directly toward the sun) and at night (reduces glare, reflections and assists when meeting large trucks with incorrectly aimed headlights).

And of course the HUGE heat reduction is a major factor as well although I admit, they sell a ~75% option if heat and UV are the only things you are looking to reduce.

As for being illegal, yes, technically it is, but have had windshields tinted for the last 15 years and while I have received the occasional ticket for the side windows, never a word about the windshield, even having one police officer comment about it being fine (he could not tell it was tinted standing over it).

Another major factor for us is that the wife suffers from chronic migraines and a top trigger is excessive light.

And finally, no less than 15 people have ended up getting their windshield tinted the same after having driven /ridden in one of my vehicles after experiencing all the positives and they outweighing any slight reduction of visibility in extreme darkness. Even my 65+ year old parents have theirs done...

But to each their own.
 

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Isn’t tinting your windshield both illegal and extremely unsafe? I think you took it too far with the film.
In some states, it absolutely _is_ illegal. Texas is one of them, and so I won't do this myself. Whether it is enforced or not is an entirely different issue.

I can definitely see the advantage of heat reduction and improved _clarity_ of vision. It's akin to wearing UV protective sunglasses on a sunny day (which I do all the time as a middle aged guy because I _didn't_ do it when I was younger).
 

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Thanks for Some Great Ideas

Looking at some of the mods that owners have done to their TH. Thinking of doing the some of the same things as my paint is orange peeled, I hate the yellow calipers and the wheels could use some improved appearance. Kind of sad that some of these things were not addressed by FCA. They could have done a better job of not only improving the TH, but also making it just a little more exclusive. It may be part of keeping the vehicle under the radar, but for $100,000.00 a little more attention to detail would have been nice.
 

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I’m on the fence about tinting the windshield. I was thinking about 70%. I wear contact lenses and the glare can get quite disconcerting. I had in one of my previous cars, but I always had some issues (rainbow effect) while wearing polarized sunglasses. Anyone else noticed this?
 
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