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Well, here she is in all her glory all detailed up. Had the Rubicon tow hooks come in today and out the bumper back on. Just as curious as I was, it doesn't rub but I am going off road tomorrow, so I took the corners off the bumper for better clearance. I might go with a bigger spacer in the front. I got to redo the front anyways. I also have a JKS track bar coming in to even the front a bit.

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Mopar 2 in lift with Rough Country 3/4 in front spacer installed. I can tell I'll need an adjustable front track bar. Rear is even but front sticks out about an inch more to the driver side. Pro Comp MT2 37x12.50r17 on 17x8.5 +12mm Mopar Slotted wheels. I was nervous I didnt go big enough as in 5 in lift and 40s or that the 37s would be too big for the current lift. But after 10k miles and only now having the money for lift wheels and tires, I had enough time to research. I love it. It's not too big or small and is clean. I wanted to stay with original mopar parts to keep it clean and not go too aftermarket looking with it. I'm gonna go with EVOs front track bar then get a proper alignment. It shouldn't need much but a slight adjustment. Also I'll probably go with mopars front steering stabilizer. (Front bumper off for Rubicon tow hooks coming in tomorrow) will post proper pics tomorrow. Airaid intake installed and love it. Flowmaster fx Catback installed, a little loud but not too bad.

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Well, here she is in all her glory all detailed up. Had the Rubicon tow hooks come in today and out the bumper back on. Just as curious as I was, it doesn't rub but I am going off road tomorrow, so I took the corners off the bumper for better clearance. I might go with a bigger spacer in the front. I got to redo the front anyways. I also have a JKS track bar coming in to even the front a bit.

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Absolutely stunning. Are the yellow fog lights LEDs… Where they hard to install… Do you have part numbers by chance
 
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Absolutely stunning. Are the yellow fog lights LEDs… Where they hard to install… Do you have part numbers by chance
Look on page one at the end. Cheers
 

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Was looking at the pics and noticed some familiar signs from roads we ride. Pond in background is familiar. Glad to see another JT in the area with build plans.
Where are you guys located… Fort Lauderdale here
 
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Had some fun in the woods. No rubbing anywhere. Quite the flex in the back. Tire was barely off the ground.

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Not sure who this was but had to get winched out. Be careful out there. The water can be deeper than you might think.

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So I have to give EDH_JL from jlwranglerforums credit. Using his thread and build: https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/diy-add-usb-port-into-upper-dash-tray.44515/ , I installed a USB adapter to the dash tray. I too bought the Bulletproof Mounting Solutions kit to use for my phone and instead of a GoPro, I plan to use the second mount for my dashcam. The USB adapter has two ports. Unfortunately I still plan on using the Media USB Port for my phone as I use my maps through my phone. If only Jeep thought about putting this USB kit from factory up top to eliminate charging wires running everywhere and run it to the screen for maps. I like it though and it works good. Here's some pics, though the link provides better pics and instructions. I did fold my windshield forward some to get a better angle at drilling. It came out good.

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Wow, it's been a long time. I was overseas for almost 5 months, thanks to Covid. But it also gave me an opportunity to get more parts. My apologies for the cell phone pics.

Smittybilt 10k Winch - Got fitted, fit snug against the grill. So good luck to me if/when I ever need to remove the grill. I added some foam guard in between to prevent rubbing and paint chipping of the fender. I also need to order a new fairlead as the one that came with the kit is too big for the fender opening.

JCR Offroad Skid Plate - Fits the fender nicely and has a nice clean almost oem look.

Rugged Ridge Antenna Base - A much needed upgrade from the oem plastic crap.

Rugged Ridge Inner Door Guards - Fits great and looks amazing. Helps guard any scrapes from coming in and out of the vehicle.

Rugged Ridge High/Low Snorkel - I was honestly on the debate about buying this. I got a great deal however, so I thought about future endeavors and got it anyways. I had a bit of trouble installing however. The rubber is snug on the plastic tubing. I started with soapy water and didn't get very far. I then swapped to WD40 and got further, but theres one section that just wont fully go on. I need to fix it still. At some point, I also plan to paint the base low mount section the billet silver to match the Jeep. Ill keep the snorkel black however. I loved the Airaid intake i had on before. I honestly felt it was the best aftermarket intake available. If only it had a snorkel option.

AFE Power Street Downpipes - Easy install. Much easier putting these in than the oem ones and more space available. I opted for the street version (with cats). I've noticed a big sound difference, especially when shifting and at redline. My only complaint is what you get for the money. The quality from the head to the cat is great, but after the cat, it looks constrictive at the collectors and the bends are horrible. Not mandrel bent. Honestly would not suggest buying this kit. I will at some point do a dyno for real comparison as to what as been found from their company. I do not have a prior dyno run, but ill compare to what ive found online. In general, with 37s and 4.10s ive seen 190-200 rwhp.

37" Spare Tire - Went with Milestar Patagonia A/T, fits snug, but fits under the bed. No mods.

Fusion 4x4 2.5 Ton Tie Rod and Drag Link - Not yet installed. I need a 2in Socket for installed. I am very much looking foward to installing these however. They are beefy. Def worth the price and the quality is no exception. Also a guarantee not to break. We'll see. I wont be doing any crazy rock crawling. Also had to buy some steering shock relocators and this tie rod doesnt have a mount for it.

American Adventure Lab High Fender Light Kit - I've been eyeing these for awhile. I love them. I have the max tow fenders and was hoping to keep the lowers. I did not like the way they looked and decided to go with just the top fenders and the lights. Also easy install.

American Adventure Lab Bulb Out Fix - Needed. I installed the lights as is and took my superchips tuner to change my turn lights to led. It did not work and will need these bulb out fix kit. It is on the way.

American Adventure Lab Front Inner Fender Liners - Don't cheap out guys. I went with a different kit at first, and no matter what I did, I couldnt get them to fit properly or at all. I decided AAL was the best for me. For another $100, they are also quick disconnects for easy access to the engine. The other rivet in some places to the frame.

Mopar Headlights - I ordered the from JeepAreUs for a great price. I got back from my trip overseas to find out 4 months later, they still havent shipped. They told me they werent in stock, but were when i ordered. I just cancelled my order. I'll keep the LED upgraded lights for now.

JKS Quick Disconnect Sway Bar Links - Best kit I've found. On the way. Can't wait to install and see a good RTI scale.

Synergy Sector Shaft Brace - Also waiting to install, need a 42mm socket... But after this, I'm sure my steering will be solid.


I took my windshield lights off as the snorkel prevents them from being installed. I actually might go with a different idea anyhows. Still not sure what though. I think the safe bet is the front bumper bar lights. I really like AFE Power's Grille Light kit, but says it doesn't fit the sport model and I plan to possibly get the Magnuson Supercharger Kit down the road and the intercooler wouldnt fit with that grille. At some point i also plan to do axle upgrades. I'll keep the stock axles but upgrade the shafts, ball joints, change the gears to 4.88 or 5.10, and add air lockers with the ARB compressor kit that ill double as a means to inflate tires offroad. I'm really hoping Bestop comes out with their version of the soft topper. I hate the current one that is out and looks horrible on a soft top. The fabric is wrong and the fit is terrible. From what i've seen. That is all for now.

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Dude, That's awesome looking and a lot of work looking! Reminds of how much I went nuts on my TJ 20 years ago! Wife thought I was crazy! I have an order for a 21 eco waiting waiting waiting....first new jeep since 2000 and looking forward to it.
 
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Bullet liner sprayed today. Not disappointed. Great quality and lifetime warranty. $425

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I finally got Fusion 4x4s heavy duty 2.5 ton tie rod and drag link installed. I had to buy a 6 point 2" socket. You'd think for the price you pay, they'd include the socket.... That being said, they are beefy AF. Lifetime Warranty too. I get the alignment tomorrow. Hopefully its rides somewhat better. The Synergy front track brace should really help, but I gotta buy another socket for that....

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A little update with the AAL front inner liners installed. Great quality and easy removal for engine access. Also got a great deal on the AFEPower Fog Grill. Its made for the JL and JT without forward facing camera but fits JT sports with a little grinding for two clips. Ive been eyeing it for a while so I made a jump on it. I like the tucked light look. Got rid of my 2" windshield lights. This is much cleaner look. I will get a night pic also. Its 6300 lms and slightly brighter than the headlights.

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Night pic I know, but bored at work today and goy my JKS sway bar disconnects on today. I decided to play a lil and use the ramp at work as a RTI ramp. While this is no where near a real RTI measurement, the front tire is at 31 inches of height and the angle is 6.3 which off the RTI calc and the 137.3 wheelbase gives a calc of 2058 RTI. Which I think is impossible. I need a real ramp. I think due to the low angle and the rear tire past the start of the ramp I cant get a real number. I really just got it for the pic and flexibility.

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