#AWEintheWild: the Adventures of the AWEJT

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Welcome to the dedicated thread for all things AWEJT -- documenting the adventures it will take on over the course of the year. We’ll be sharing images, videos, and experiences from the trips we’ll be attending in ‘21. Feel free to visit often, stay as long as you’d like, ask any questions you may have, and share an image of your own rig!

Bit of backstory:

We built the AWEJT during the time leading up to the release of the AWE Exhaust Lines for the JT, JL, and JK. For an organization with a deep-rooted precision engineering background and die-hard love for performance, we had an immeasurable level of excitement to get the JT in to the dirt in proper form. Once development for the JT Exhaust Suite was finished, we moved on to the other areas of the truck that were in much need of attention.

We turned to various other radical brands such as ARB, Falken, Fuel, G2, Metal Cloak, Rigid, S&B Filters, sPOD, Superchips, DV8, and Warn to equip the JT with its remaining needs (full detailed list with links below).

DriveshaftAdams Driveshaft1350 front
Air LockerARBRD245 x 2
Air LockerARBCompressor
Air LockerARBManifold
TiresFalkenWildpeak 38x17x13.5
WheelsFuelFuel - Zephyr
Ring & PinionG240-2151BR
Ring & PinionG235-2151
Ring & PinionG21-2151-513R
Ring & PinionG240-2152BR
Ring & PinionG21-2152-513
Ring & PinionG235-2152
SuspensionMetal Cloak3.5" Game Changer
StepsMetal CloakBPC-6323 - Rocker Rails
Fender Flares (F)Metal CloakRAW-6200
Fender Flares (R)Metal CloakRAW-6500
Inner Fenders (F)Metal CloakBPC-6290
Inner Fenders (R)Metal CloakBPC-6292
Front BumperMetal CloakFB-JL-2200
Rear BumperMetal Cloak6800 with D Ring Recovery Points
SteeringMetal Cloak7628 - Tie Rod + Billet Bracket
ArmorMetal Cloak6365 - Skid Plate System
Rear BumperMetal CloakBPC-6804 - rear quarter rocker
LightingRigid360 - 6" White Driving
LightingRigid360 - 6" White Spot
LightingRigidCowl Mount
LightingRigidRock Lights
Performance IntakeS&B Filter75-5121
Electrical ManagementsPODBantamX
Performance TuningSuperchips42452
WinchWarnZeon 10-S (89611)
WinchWarn100635
WinchWarn101550
Spare Tire CarrierDV8Spare Tire Holder

Fast forward a couple of weeks and it’s time to take the JT out on its first adventure with its new figure (almost -- unfortunately all of our parts didn’t make it in time, but enough of them did). We decided to go to Rausch Creek in Pine Grove, PA to film the launch video for the exhaust line and to give the JT a proper shake down.

What a park, and to top it off, it had just snowed. Completely unplanned for, but completely welcomed. It made for an epic atmosphere for the launch video, and off we ripped with our friends from Busted Knuckle Garage.

Watch the video below (if ya haven’t already) and enjoy some images snapped that day when the camera wasn’t rolling.



Stay tuned for updates, feel free to ask myself or @Dave/AWE any questions.

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I have a very similar build, just using AFE, would love to see more... :)

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AWE Mojave. I cant wait to hear this exhaust with a blower when I put one om this summer.

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Dressed up with somewhere to go!

@Dave/AWE snapped some shots of the AWEJT right before it was loaded onto transport to head to Texas for its first show appearance--Keystone's BIG Show! If you're attending this weekend, stop by the AWE booth and say hello, and see the JT "in the flesh."

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Dressed up with somewhere to go!

@Dave/AWE snapped some shots of the AWEJT right before it was loaded onto transport to head to Texas for its first show appearance--Keystone's BIG Show! If you're attending this weekend, stop by the AWE booth and say hello, and see the JT "in the flesh."

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did you notice a huge change in handeling or weight with the metalcloak underaromor
 
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yes we have, how was Rouche?
Beautiful! It was LITERALLY a dreamscape with the fresh snow powder. We're going to go back when it's dry, but I'm sure it's just as great! The snow experience was a first for our friends at Busted Knuckle too as they've never been with snow. 10/10 experience and def. recommend anyone to go climb there in the snow if possible (make sure you have tires that can REALLY grip :LOL:)
 

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did you notice a huge change in handeling or weight with the metalcloak underaromor
We've transformed this JT so much that there was no discernable change. The fact that the weight is low on the vehicle should only improve handling, perhaps balancing the rear spare tire carrier that would raise the center of gravity.
 
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18 days clean as the AWEJT hung out at Keystone after their BIG SHOW earlier in March.

Our Sales Director broke it out of hiding to visit dealers around Texas this week, and thankfully it rained and provided some filth so it wasn't arriving too clean as that makes some folks uncomfortable (us being some of those folk).

Another day of TX, then the journey to Moab for Easter Jeep Safari begins -- starting with Colorado.

We'll be in Moab for all of EJS, followed by a road trip from Moab to AWE HQ in Horsham, PA.

If you're attending EJS, chime in. We can meet facemask to facemask!

If you've driven from Moab to PA ( by some slim chance) send ideas of rad places the AWEJT should go!

Stay tuned.

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Welcome to NM. Enjoy the drive!
 
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Colorado Saturday, Moab Sunday.

The AWEJT picked up a member of our crew while trekking through Colorado, and made it to Moab! Sunday was spent with the crews from Warn, Skyjacker, and ARB as we ate up the Copper Ridge Trail. The AWE Trail Edition Catback Exhaust is right at home.

Looking forward to dropping updates throughout the week. If you're out here too, pipe up!

Follow along in real-time on Instagram via @awetuningofficial.

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The AWE JT has been stretching it's legs out in MOAB. April Fool's day was full of scenic surprises, but our build is proving 100% trail worthy as we dropped the pressures and hit the slickrock. Here are some quick snaps from the day. Stay tuned for updates!

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The crew at DV8 heard the AWEJT and wanted a dose of T304L stainless steel for their own JT. We made it happen. . . on the side of the road. Sawzaw, removal, installation, and modification of the factory rear hanger to accommodate the DV8 rear bumper drawer. Perfect fitment, perfect sound.

We took to Hell's Revenge with the two best-sounding JTs in Moab (along with 40 other Rigs) to absolutely demolish the hinges off of Hell's Gate (see the image of AWEJT stradling the V-ditch of the 45-degree incline below)

With EJS winding down, the AWEJT will set off for its journey back east. With that comes many stops along the way.

Looking forward to sharing throughout the trip! Stay tuned (for those updates and so much more Moab content). 😎

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