JEEPJL

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  • MODEL YEAR:
    2018
    MAKE:
    JEEP
    MODEL/TRIM:
    SAHARA UNLIMITED JL
    COLOR:
    GRANITE CRYSTAL METALLIC
    ENGINE:
    V.6 24V PENASTAR
    TRANSMISSION:
    AUTO - 8 SPD
    PACKAGES:
    TOW, INFO, SAFETY ,REMOTE ,KEYLESS .......EVERYTHING BUT WINTER PKG
    FACTORY OPTIONS:
    MATCHING HARDTOP , LEATHER
    MODS - WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES:
    -Toyo Open Country 35" R20 with Black Rhino 20x9 Rims

    - Changed out 35's to 37" Toyo Open Country with 3/4" coil spacers
    - Changed out 3/4" coil spacers to 1-1/2" coil spacers
    MODS - SUSPENSION / CHASSIS:
    MOPAR 2" LIFT
    MODS - EXTERIOR:
    NFAB dual step tube black

    Life time Ceramic coating
    MODS - INTERIOR:
    - 40% Tinted windows on sides only
    - LED Flash light with valcro holder to rear roll bar
    - Agent free fire extinguisher with valcro holder to rear roll bar
    - remove rear console trays and replace with OEM drink holders
    MODS - IN-CAR ELECTRONICS:
    - Flashed AC fan motor to reduce rpm and noise !
    MODS - SOFTWARE / TUNE / PROGRAMMER:
    - Off Road pages added
    HISTORY / COMMENTS:
    Ordered 2/12 - Arrived 3/21 - lifted and picked up 3/23

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  1. Jeep life
    Best build I’ve seen on here or rather built to exactly my taste. Congratulations. Can you expound on lifetime ceramic coating? Where was that done? Would you do it again and how much did it cost? I’m about 3 months away from deciding on a final build, as I keep narrowing my results, as an example, was on the fence with Rubicon by of stickers and “red” outline of everything.......but after seeing your pics, I love the clean lines, so while I currently have a Sahara, looks like I’ll repeat. If you were to buy /build a 2020 or 21, what would you change or do differently?
    Thanks
    1. JEEPJL
      Thank You !

      https://ceramicpro.com/

      Yes I would do it again !

      1yr / 5yr & lifetime are the levels ( 600.00 / 1500.00 / 3000.00 ) - Includes claybar wash - paint correction - full coating inside - full coating outside - remove the wheels and do the inside of them and the calipers . All the glass = Very Professional !!

      It goes on your Carfax report as well
      JEEPJL, Jan 22, 2020
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    2. JEEPJL
      What would I change or do differently ?

      Knowing what I know now and knowing I'm going to lift I would have just went with a 5" lift rather then the 2" Mopar and coil spacers mainly because it would have been cheaper . And I would go straight to 37's or 38's and not bother with 35's

      Other than that It's exactly what I ordered and very happy with the results !!!
      JEEPJL, Jan 22, 2020
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  2. SRQgunner
    Hello fellow SRQ! Love what you've done to your Sahara looks great. I'm creating a list of mods for my jeep. You're running with the Mopar 2" lift? Any issues with it? Curious what gear ratio you're running? Is there a local Jeep speciality shop who did your lift or the dealership?
  3. AgentRice
    nice to see another SRQ member here!
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    1. JEEPJL
      I'm around town ...
      JEEPJL, Oct 24, 2019
  4. 18JLRubi
    thats beautiful !
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    1. JEEPJL
      Thank You !!
      JEEPJL, Jul 23, 2019
  5. TMJL2018
    Nice looking Jeep. Did you swap out the axle's when you went to 37's?
    1. JEEPJL
      No need for mostly daily driving

      If I get into major offloading I will probably regear
      JEEPJL, Jul 12, 2019
    2. JEEPJL
      There's a 5lb difference from the toyo 35s n 37s
      JEEPJL, Jul 12, 2019
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  6. swwalker
    Do you have any pics of your jeep with the top off?
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    1. JEEPJL
      I will add a few into the garage photos in about 10 minutes
      JEEPJL, Jul 7, 2019
    2. JEEPJL
      There are 4 more photos added with hard top off

      Nothing with doors off yet
      JEEPJL, Jul 7, 2019
  7. Grocerygetter
    So the pictures not at the beach are with 35s and just the Mopar lift? Loving your Jeep more than any I’ve seen!

    Also, I saw they were 35x20, but what width are your tires?
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    2. Grocerygetter
      Thanks for the reply! Do you happen to know overall height with that lift and 35s? Trying to make sure mine will still fit in the garage lol
      Grocerygetter, Jun 29, 2019
    3. JEEPJL
      I believe I was around 77" ?

      It's important to know this for garage entries !!
      JEEPJL, Jun 29, 2019
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    4. Grocerygetter
      I think I’ve got like 82 on the garage. Maybe I can talk my wife into a bigger lift lol
      Grocerygetter, Jun 29, 2019
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  8. Don R.
    Do you have any pics with the 37's on?
    1. JEEPJL
      The pictures in my garage that are on the beach in Daytona for Jeep Beach are with 37's
      JEEPJL, Jun 1, 2019
    2. Don R.
      Oh! yeah it looks good! Did the spacer kit on top of mopar springs change the ride any?
      Don R., Jun 4, 2019
    3. JEEPJL
      3/4" coil spacers doesn't make a difference in ride , just bumped me up to get the clearance I had with the 35's
      JEEPJL, Jun 4, 2019
  9. Granizle
    Did you add adjustable track bars ? I’m getting the 2” mopar and 35’s put on Friday and was curious if I should have went ahead and ordered different track bars.
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    1. JEEPJL
      No I didn't and is fine ....
      But have since swapped out to 37's with all the same factory parts and it drives fine in town

      Just got back from JEEP BEACH 2019 in Daytona so 75/80 on the interstate tells me I may want to change out
      JEEPJL, Apr 28, 2019
    2. JEEPJL
      It all depends on where you drive - In town or highway
      JEEPJL, Apr 28, 2019
    3. Granizle
      I drive a combo of both. I work at a gold mine and drive 3.5 hrs to go to work for a week and drive back and live 25 miles off the main hwy and it’s around 50 miles to town for shopping. I’m also thinking of regearing next year to 4:56. I’ll do some light off-roading until then. I owned a 2007 4 door and a 2017 2 door jk but never went ahead with any mods before.
      Granizle, Apr 28, 2019
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  10. miklz02
    I didn't see any posts as far as regearing for the 35's. Did you ? If not hows it handling and driving without
    1. JEEPJL
      For daily driving no, but when I start getting serious about off roading then I will

      Response and control is phenomenal
      JEEPJL, Feb 23, 2019
  11. MTW5
    btw- did you darken the tint on the windows? thx!
    1. JEEPJL
      Yes I added 20% to all sides but didn't do the front or back .
      JEEPJL, Jan 4, 2019
  12. MTW5
    my fav of all the garages! Might duplicate up north with CW package:) trying to trade my jk in now and working leases out with dealers...tough when you want to mod. did you get the 8in touchscreen audio pckg? great post!
    1. JEEPJL
      Thank You and Yes I went with the 8.4 NAV system with Alpine .
      JEEPJL, Jan 4, 2019
  13. BP_JL
    This looks awesome! I have the granite crystal too and was wondering if the gunmetal would look good. Thanks for sharing!
    Did you notice a rougher ride with the 20s? I am debating between 18 and 20 but this is my daily driver (33 miles each way) so I need to choose the right configuration.
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    2. JEEPJL
      I think the 20 x 9's + the 35" Toyo make it stand taller as well , my Mopar 2" lift got me 3.5" total

      great response ! ....comfortable ride !....18.5 mpg city

      Love my Rig !
      JEEPJL, Sep 11, 2018
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    3. TaiMc
      We love it too! LOL!
      TaiMc, Sep 11, 2018
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    4. JEEPJL
      Thanks Tai !!!

      she's one of a kind to me ....so Impressive compared to the last few JK's I've driven
      JEEPJL, Sep 11, 2018
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  14. TaiMc
    Those rimzzzzzzzz :involve:
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  15. cwadle
    Looking mean as hell!!! A+ right there
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  16. RGlideKid
    Really gnarly look with the Toyo's and the lift. That 2" lift really does the trick!
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    1. JEEPJL
      I actually got about 3.5' total , I think the 20 x 9 rims help as well ....But thanks !!!
      JEEPJL, Jun 19, 2018
  17. SamIam
    I am stinking jealous but in a good way. Hope you enjoy it for many, many years. It is a piece of high art. All details are spot on. Love it...
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    1. JEEPJL
      Thank You Much !!! , I wasn't sure until it was complete and then the comments assured me !

      be sure and like my garage and again thank You !!!!
      JEEPJL, May 26, 2018
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  18. Smarrtazz
    Sweet! If I choose mods, I may consider yours. Very nice :)
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    1. JEEPJL
      Thank You Trina !!!!! I appreciate that very much !!!!!
      JEEPJL, May 24, 2018
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  19. EvanSG
    you should take a picture with the top and doors off
    1. JEEPJL
      I def will one day !! Looking forward to that day as well !!!!!
      JEEPJL, Apr 29, 2018
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  20. zippyhags1
    DUDE love the look! I want to do something similar with mine (JLUS ocean blue). Do you mind sharing what you did with your stock wheels/tires? I'm looking to find the best way to subsidies the cost of the upgrades. Thanks :)
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    1. JEEPJL
      Sold them to a friend for 800.00 .

      I posted them on CL & Ebay but there were pages & pages of new stock jeep wheels and tires and thought it would take for ever to unload
      JEEPJL, Apr 25, 2018