My "Side Chick" (Billet JTR, Clayton 3.5)

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Figured I'd finally start a build page and document my progress now that some is finally being made. First test drive was June 10, 2019 and picked her up 3 days later.

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First test tow. Dealer owner was using it as his demo so it had a couple hundred miles on it. Asked them if I could tow my RV to compare it and they said sure. Did much better than my JKU.

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First mod I did was throw on a temporary set of 20s and 35s I picked up cheap. Sold the stockers and tonneau cover.

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Weekend at Stoney Lonesome Offroad almost ruined the resale of the 20s. LOL It surprised alot of folks.

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Added a 1" spacer to help with the rubbing on rock rails at full lock. Change in employment delayed ordering my lift as I didn't want to waste money on an incomplete lift, and its cheaper to buy all at once.

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When moneys tight you get excited about little mods. Like these carbon fiber looking door hinge covers. Figured they'd blend in better with the silver than the plain black or look ricer. Turned out looking pretty good and not too stupid. Wheel and tire combo sticks out and was giving the hinges a beating.

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Work flow started to settle out so I sprung for some 5.13s. Shop screwed up and installed 4.88 on accident so I got to test out 4.88s for a week. For the record 5.13 is perfect with my setup. Each combo weighs right at 125lbs. Rear axles on these things are thick.

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Finally pulled the trigger on a lift. From the beginning I was dead set on Metalcloak as I loved it on my JKU. Job situation gave me time to research and rat the web. Found myself really liking the Clayton Overland 3.5.
Fedex lost or damaged my front control arms so Clayton is shipping a new set. Customer service has been fantastic! Thanks Adam!!

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Finally got home after more than 3 months at sea and knocked out a couple mods. Installed the Zeon 10s using the Rockhard winch plate. And threw on the RuggedRidge Armis tonneau cover.
Lift will be on in the next couple days.

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Got the lift installed finally and immediately took it for a trip to the Smoky Mountains for a few days. Good shake down trip, found a few things I want to change.

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