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Hey ya'll! I just wanted to start this thread to track my build.

2021 JT Rubicon with the EcoDiesel
Billet Silver
Auxiliary Switch Group
LED group
Cargo Group
Cold Weather Group
8.4" NAV and Premium Audio
Freedom Top
Engine Block Heater
Trail Cam

I will be building this to replace my existing overland Liberty build. Plans are to still keep the KJ and likely SAS it.





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Took her out for a quick photoshoot and the brought her home yesterday and parked her next to the KJ.

Going to put the bed rack on today

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Now that is a garage!

how did the rack and tent affect ride height and handling?
I wish it was my garage! Haha. Its my workplace.

Well, I don't really know what to base it off of, because I only drove it one day before installing. Lol. Buuuut, it feels pretty normal with it on there. I dont notice any swaying for anything...I didn't notice any with the tent on my Liberty either, though.

They each dropped me 1/2". So im about an inch under stock height in the rear. The front was unaffected.

Bed rack weighs 165lbs.
Tent weighs 187.
 

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Man It looks great! Still Jealous of the EcoDiesel! Cant wait to hit the trails with you!
 
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Man It looks great! Still Jealous of the EcoDiesel! Cant wait to hit the trails with you!
Thanks! I'm hoping I can make to HF in November, but I won't know until it gets closer
 
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Went for a little day trip to test out 4lo. This thing is stuuuuupid torquey. I didn't even need to apply any throttle for a lot of the rocks
 
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2" Mopar is on and rides smooth so far. I had the dealer do it so I'd get the warranty. Price was $1,989.34

Gonna start looking for some deals on wheels/tires.

Stock specs before lift (rear is already 1" lower due to add-ons):

Ground to mirror driver-- 49.75
Ground to mirror pass-- 49.5
Ground to front bumper-- 19.5
Ground to rear bumper-- 19.25
Ground to rock rail driver-- 17
Ground to rock rail pass-- 16.75
Hub to flare front driver-- 24
Hub to flare front pass-- 23.5
Hub to flare rear driver-- 23.5
Hub to flare rear pass-- 23.25

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Here are the after measurements:
Ground to mirror driver-- 52
Ground to mirror pass-- 51.75
Ground to front bumper-- 21.75
Ground to rear bumper-- 21.5
Ground to rock rail driver-- 19
Ground to rock rail pass-- 19
Hub to flare front driver-- 26.75
Hub to flare front pass-- 26
Hub to flare rear driver-- 25.75
Hub to flare rear pass-- 25.75

Also got my rotopax mounted up

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Get some rear lower control arm skids my friend! Rusty’s makes a nice one!....Jack
I definitely need to! Nobody makes full skids for the diesel yet, right? I've been looking lol
 
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We hit up the East Texas 450 trail this weekend. It was a blast! Found out real quick that the Falken AT's don't do very well in the sticky mud...but that will be corrected soon!

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