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Hey all, just wanted to start a build thread for my JTR. I'm building this rig for overlanding, and I've got time to build before I get ready for that.

Here it is, all clean and shiny and *mostly* stock.
Jeep Gladiator Zima Blue - build thread for Hydro Blue Pearl JTR - slow build... IMG_2003.JPEG


Purchased thus far (and installed, if you can call it that) :

Recovery bits (straps, hard shackles, soft shackles):
Jeep Gladiator Zima Blue - build thread for Hydro Blue Pearl JTR - slow build... IMG_2001.JPEG


Not pictured, a set of 4 maxtrax (desert tan), which will get mounted on the roof rack when it arrives.

Installed the mopar trail rail system in the bed:
Jeep Gladiator Zima Blue - build thread for Hydro Blue Pearl JTR - slow build... IMG_1998.JPEG


Installed the VOSwitch JL300:
Jeep Gladiator Zima Blue - build thread for Hydro Blue Pearl JTR - slow build... IMG_2005.JPEG

Jeep Gladiator Zima Blue - build thread for Hydro Blue Pearl JTR - slow build... IMG_2006.JPEG


On order:
ARE Classic topper (will be here sometime in September, probably)
JCR Roof rack (supposed to be here this week some time)
Rock Hard Patriot rock sliders, angled down (will ship next month, I hope)

Lights, hrm, I need suggestions for this. There is so many out there. I don't want cheap lights, but I don't want to break the bank on them (any more than I already am ;) )

I also picked up a Jackery 1000 and 2 solar panels during the Amazon Prime event, should be here this week. Should have plenty of power for my needs.
I'm also looking at a WARN winch and probably an ARB twin air compressor (good luck finding anything in stock this year)

That is about it for now. I'm looking to move to some 35x12.5x17 tires, but I'm having a hard time finding what I really want in a wheel.

I'll try to keep this updated as I get more installed!
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I'm surprised how well the front cleaned up, after the invasion of the cicadas:
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Installed the JCR full roof rack today. Why did I wait for 90+ in the sun to do this? I'll never know.
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First thing I ordered for the Jeep, finally came in today! Rock Hard patriot tube sliders. My neighbor said he would help (well, he did help with the body bolts, but that is about it). Pretty damn happy with how they look, but man, I'm going to be dead in the morning.

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First thing I ordered for the Jeep, finally came in today! Rock Hard patriot tube sliders. My neighbor said he would help (well, he did help with the body bolts, but that is about it). Pretty damn happy with how they look, but man, I'm going to be dead in the morning.

Jeep Gladiator Zima Blue - build thread for Hydro Blue Pearl JTR - slow build... IMG_2033.JPEG

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Looks good. How’s the wind noise on that rack?
 

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Finally got some new shoes! 35x12.5x17 bronze Icon rebounds!
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And to better see you, Baja Designs Squadron Pro A-pillar lights!
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Have you received the ARE topper? I ask because I'd love to see what a blue truck with a blue top looks like.

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Have you received the ARE topper? I ask because I'd love to see what a blue truck with a blue top looks like.

Thanks,
Not yet, it is at the shop, but it doesn't get installed until next week. Shop is very busy.
 

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Not yet, it is at the shop, but it doesn't get installed until next week. Shop is very busy.
Thanks for the reply. Please update this thread with photos once its installed, if you don't mind.

I'm really curious how the blue topper looks on the Gladiator with blue top and fenders. Which is how I ordered mine.

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