Harold's Sting Gray JTR Build

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Took delivery of My Gladiator Rubicon Friday evening, January 17.

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First add ons. K&N Filtercharger kit, EVO FAD skid plate, and a hood strut kit.

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Okay, next add-on.....and first headache. So I've had a Genesis Dual Battery set up on my JKU for approx. 6-7 years. I decided before I got my JTR that I was going to install one on it. Got the kit on Black Friday sale from RCO and bought a set of Odyssey Extreme batteries directly from Genesis Offroad. Installation was straight forward, Shane's installation video on YouTube is top notch and takes you through the install literally step by step. Unit fit perfectly and works as it should. Now the headache. The small power steering reservoir, well between the dual battery kit and filtercharger kit the room in the engine is too tight. The filter charger kit won't fit. Power steering reservoir would have to be relocated. Talked to Genesis Offroad. They haven't seen or heard of this. My options...fab up some sort of a relocation bracket and make it work....not something I want to do on a truck with only 50 miles on it. Other option is remove the filtercharger and re-install the factory air box. This is most likely what I'll do. Anyone looking to buy a literally Brand New K&N Filtercharger kit?
The last 2 pics the reservoir is pushed down under the air intake tube, This allows the filtercharger to fit but would require a mounting bracket and replacement of the hose to work.

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Got my tires and wheels today. Love it!! Can't wait to get my lift installed

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Looking forward to seeing those installed. They look great. Same tires here, and I couldn’t be happier with them.
 
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Okay, got my issue with my power steering reservoir sorted out. It was really easy. I was definitely overthinking things when I first posted about it. I took some flat stock and bent it into a reversed 'Z' shape. Drilled holes in the ends and used clip nuts and 1/4 -20 flange bolts. I used an empty mounting point on top of the motor. This allowed me to move it up and to the right a few inches. It is also adjustable and you can swing around a bit to make it fit better to your application. Got a longer piece of 9.5mm - 3/8" power steering hose and replaced the factory one completely. The hardest part was removing the reservoir and the hose without spilling or dripping any fluid in my brand new engine compartment....I know...but trying to keep it looking clean for a little bit...LOL.

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Got a few more small things done today. Installed a set of KC Hi light underhood led cyclone lights. They work really nice, hooked them into my aux switches and run them off battery so I can switch them on without the Jeep on. Also installed set of Hothead Headliners, Mopar sill guards, and Mopar grab handles. Some minor things but fun nonetheless. Hopefully will get my exhaust and/or onboard air installed tomorrow.

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Got a few more small things done today. Installed a set of KC Hi light underhood led cyclone lights. They work really nice, hooked them into my aux switches and run them off battery so I can switch them on without the Jeep on. Also installed set of Hothead Headlin Mopar sill guards, and Mopar grab handles. Some minor things but fun nonetheless.
Also installed set of Hothead Headliners, Mopar sill guards, and Mopar grab handles. Some minor things but fun nonetheless.
Well done. The Sill Guards really look good. Thanks for the idea. Keep them coming.
 
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Installed my MBRP Pro series exhaust today. Fit perfect, sounds great. This exhaust is about half the weight of the factory system and it fits much higher and tighter into the frame.

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Installed my MBRP Pro series exhaust today. Fit perfect, sounds great. This exhaust is about half the weight of the factory system and it fits much higher and tighter into the frame.
Outstanding. Any sound clips to share? Still trying to figure out exhaust options.

Also, did you mount the wheels/tires yet? Pics...
 
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Outstanding. Any sound clips to share? Still trying to figure out exhaust options.

Also, did you mount the wheels/tires yet? Pics...

Haven't mounted the wheels and tires yet. Have them stored till my lift goes in.
I don't have a sound clip. Will try to make one. This one sounds good. Really happy with it. There are a lot of sound clips on youtube also
 

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