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Mine was built and in KZ on 5/30. No movement or updates other than the dealer claims will be in town on Saturday (doubtful).

37 2-doors within 150 of Minneapolis, 1 'On dealer lot', all others in transit. This does not include any already delivered to a customer.

3 of the 37 have Premium Soft Top (PST) including mine.





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First thing I will do is run in circles around it, flapping my hands around and squealing like a little girl.

When I had the Sport S on order I had around 6k in upgrades lined up for it. At that point I realized I might as well just get a Rubicon.

So now can’t say I have a ton to do. Stubby antenna, maybe new wheels in the first month or two, and sliders whenever 2-door versions are ready.

O and decided to get paint protection film. Not all over, but full hood and a few spots known to get chipped up. Then ceramic coating. Will get both done right away.
 

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Thank you, will do.

Once the build starts, what is a 'normal' (assuming no Snafu's) time frame for it to be completed?
2 days to complete build. 1 to 4 is normal to get out of i status, but can be much longer if you have a repair needed. a good timeframe from build start E to KZ is about 4 days. Usually will then spend a couple days in KZ before loading up to truck or rail. then depends on the route, but can be a week to 3 average. if you get stuck in a holding yard, some have been stuck there weeks (alorton)
 
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First thing I will do is run in circles around it, flapping my hands around and squealing like a little girl.

When I had the Sport S on order I had around 6k in upgrades lined up for it. At that point I realized I might as well just get a Rubicon.

So now can’t say I have a ton to do. Stubby antenna, maybe new wheels in the first month or two, and sliders whenever 2-door versions are ready.

O and decided to get paint protection film. Not all over, but full hood and a few spots known to get chipped up. Then ceramic coating. Will get both done right away.

Who are you using for the paint protection film? Is it someone you have used in the past?
 

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O and decided to get paint protection film. Not all over, but full hood and a few spots known to get chipped up. Then ceramic coating. Will get both done right away.
Ive read about this a couple of times now. What exactly do you guys plan on getting done? Is there a link to this stuff so I can check it out?

Haha I see @cmb beat me to the question!
 

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Who are you using for the paint protection film? Is it someone you have used in the past?
I will send you a PM soon as I can with details.
 

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Ive read about this a couple of times now. What exactly do you guys plan on getting done? Is there a link to this stuff so I can check it out?

Haha I see @cmb beat me to the question!
Quick version since I am pressed for time, take a look on the net for Xpel or Paint Protection Film. Based on what I have seen and heard from others I plan to get the hood done, probably door sills, and for sure hinges. These seem to be most common spots for rock chips.
 

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2 days to complete build. 1 to 4 is normal to get out of i status, but can be much longer if you have a repair needed. a good timeframe from build start E to KZ is about 4 days. Usually will then spend a couple days in KZ before loading up to truck or rail. then depends on the route, but can be a week to 3 average. if you get stuck in a holding yard, some have been stuck there weeks (alorton)
Date on POC is June 30.
So in theory could see this in July?
 

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sure would love a gps tracker on the jeep while it's in transit on the train....it's encouraging to know you are built and shipping, but those three weeks it sure would be awesome to always know where your jeep is at
 

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Date on POC is June 30.
So in theory could see this in July?

I'd say 50/50 on july, but 95% before the end of august. but depends a bit on your build. are you PST or hardtop with headliners or 2.0 T?

if no to all three of those, your likelihood of driving it home from your NY dealer in july is pretty decent
 

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I'd say 50/50 on july, but 95% before the end of august. but depends a bit on your build. are you PST or hardtop with headliners or 2.0 T?

if no to all three of those, your likelihood of driving it home from your NY dealer in july is pretty decent
Of the three, just Power Soft Top,
 

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Of the three, just Power Soft Top,
premium soft top? i don't think power soft top is available for 2 door. anyhoo, that's probably the best of those three to have as far as minimal delays. haven't heard as many complaints about the PST as we did a month or two ago. turbo? fugedabout it. no telling. hardtop headliner? expect 2-3 week delay. PST? probably no big deal and i'll give you 60 percent odds to have it arrive at your dealer by july 31
 

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