Chad’s Colorado 2 Door Onroad and Offroad Fun Build

SteadyC (Chad)’s 2-Door JL build (see journal thread) is one of our favorites so far, with both visual flare and functional upgrades. Coming from a BMW M235xi, it was important for him to keep the Jeep fun to drive on road while also  getting good gas mileage and having fun on weekend trails. To that end, here is what’s modified on this JL:

Exterior
· Bestop Trektop
· TOTL Innovations HERO Hood
· Fuel Beast wheels 18X9
· Nitto Ridge Grapplers 265/65R18 (32X10.50). Will upgrade to 33’s, maybe 35’s
· DV8 inner front fenders
· Rugged Ridge trailer hitch
· Magnaflow muffler
· Genright aluminum rear bumper (on order)
· Artec rear license plate relocation bracket
· Quadratec replacement antenna

Suspension and steering
· Teraflex 1.5 inch lift, and bump stops
· MetalCloak adjustable front and rear trackbars
· Rusty’s trackbar reinforcement bracket (frame side)
· MetalCloak adjustable front LCAs
· MetalCloak steering stabilizer relocation bracket
· Teraflex Falcon Steering Stabilizer
· JKS quicker disconnect front sway bar connects

Protection
· Barricade aluminum front bumper
· Rusty’s front bumper skid plate
· Rusty’s rear quarter panel fascia skid
· EVO transmission and oil pan skid plate (Required modification to fit 2 door)
· MetalCloak rear diff skid plate
· MetalCloak FAD skid plate
· JCR Offroad rock sliders
· Motobilt front and rear diff covers

Recovery
· ARB dual compressor and manifold, mounted in engine bay via Kansascoast mount
· ARB front lockers
· Rear OEM LSD
· Trailfx winch with Masterpull rope replacement
· Factor 55 Prolink
· Factor 55 Hitchlink and soft shackle
· Smittybilt Recovery kit, toe strap, tree saver (2), etc., all stored in Adventure Tool Company recovery gear bag.

Lightning
· PIAA amber fog light bar
· KC bumper amber fog lights
· QuakeLED RGB LED headlights
· QuakeLED light bar, white, spot beam
· Diode Dynamics LED replacement bulbs in front turn signals and all rear bulbs

Interior
· Rugged Ridge phone mount
· Cobra CB and Cooltech antenna mount
· Removed back seat
· JLAudio 3.5 inch speaker replacements (4) in front dash and roll bar
· Mopar floor mats and door still protectors
· Raider Rack tailgate rack system, 3 mole bags and bottle opener
· 2019 interior dome light replacement
· Rugged Ridge fire extinguisher mount

Others
· Tazer Mini
· UPR oil catch can
· K&N air filter replacement (I use the OEM when off-roading)
· Indeflate air up/down

More upgrades are in the works, so be sure to watch this build continue to take shape.

Also be sure to check out all the other interesting JL builds in our Build / Rig Journals forum.

Related Articles