Building Wally....

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Ordered my Gator Sport S this morning, affectionately named "Wally", after this guy:
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I will post updates as they become available....
 
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We have a VIN!!!
 
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Prior Jeeps: 82 CJ-8, 81 CJ-8, 85 CJ-7, 96 ZJ, 95 YJ, 04 TJR, 84 CJ-8, 98 XJ, 05 KJ CRD, 84 CJ-8, 84CJ-8
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Here's what I ordered....

JTJL98 Gladiator Sport 4x4...................................32,972
24S Customer preferred pkg 24S..........................3,200
ERC 36 24V VVT Engine Upg I w/ESS...................0
DFT 8spd auto 850RE Trans..................................1,780
PGV Gator clear coat..............................................0
CSD Roll up Tonneau..............................................530
CWA All weather slush mats....................................147
AM2 Aux switch group..............................................263
AJQ Max tow group..................................................975
AEN Dual top group..................................................2,043
AAN Technology Group.............................................886
ADC Convenience Group..........................................352
ADE Cold weather group...........................................886
AEK 8.4" Radio and premium audio group................1,509
Destination Fees.........................................................1,495
YGN 4 additional gallons of gas..................................10

Total Price (invoice) 46,696
Less Discount -933
My price 45,763
 
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Thunder Cloud

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First Name
Doug
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Portsmouth, NH
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Prior Jeeps: 82 CJ-8, 81 CJ-8, 85 CJ-7, 96 ZJ, 95 YJ, 04 TJR, 84 CJ-8, 98 XJ, 05 KJ CRD, 84 CJ-8, 84CJ-8
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GE Aviation
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Just a short update...

We took delivery Jan 8. Couldn't be happier!!
We installed a Magnaflow crawler series exhaust.
Installed a Cobra 29LTD CB using the console mount from Quadratec, along with a fender mount for the antenna.
I had picked up a set of Rubicon rock rails for cheap, just had to source hardware.

Parts that I have waiting for install:
QRC stubby bumper, found used local for short money.
Badlands 12K winch from HF. I've heard nothing but great reviews for this winch, and it was $200 off, plus I had a $100 HF CG!!
I have a set of OEM rear rock rails, once again local and for a good deal. And yet again no hardware...LOL
I ordered my JT with dual tops, but, we decided to run a Bestop Sunrider for hardtop (or run topless). So I made a deal with my dealer to trade them my NIB softtop for a set of OEM Jeep beadlock wheels.
I am still undecided which tires to run. I'm leaning towards the Cooper S/T Maxx 315/70R17.

The dealer also gave me a take off Rubicon suspension.
I have ordered a Ready Lift spacer lift, I want to retain my stock rear springs as we have Max Tow, and want to keep load capacity loss to a minimum.
I will run stock Rubicon springs up front to make up for the weight of the bumper and winch.
The Rubicon take off shocks will go on as well.

Future mods:
Core control arms and track bars
JKS swaybar discos
Synergy steering
Remove rear seat and add a flat floor
Full under belly skids
37" tires
Regear to 4:88
Add locking diffs

I'll get some pics up shortly, it's only 18 degrees outside....
 

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