2018 Ocean 🌊 Blue 2dr Sport Budget Build

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Stock.
Blank Slate.
Beginning of Venture.

What she gots:
2 Door Sport S Package
3.6L V6, 8-Speed Automatic
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Cold 🥶 Weather Package
Optional Polished Granite Wheels

What she needs:
Rubi Rock Rails
33” BFG KO2’s- Raised White Lettering
Tow/hitch?

What she wants:
Tow/Aux switch MOPAR Package?
JLUR Suspension/LCAs/etc.?
Non-plastic bumpers?
Winch?

What else am I missing?
Grab handles?
Sill guards?

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Stock.
Blank Slate.
Beginning of Venture.

What she gots:
2 Door Sport S Package
Cold 🥶 Weather Package
Optional Granite Polished Wheels

What she needs:
Rubi Rock Rails
33” BFG KO2’s- Raised White Lettering
Tow/hitch

What she wants:
Tow/Aux switch MOPAR Package
JLUR Suspension/LCAs/etc.
Non-plastic bumpers
Winch

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Nice. Dont limit yourself to a JLUR suspension. I got the same results from a JLR suspension which had towing,hardtop,metal bumpers installed.

I am very jealous of your softop by the way. It looks really nice.
 
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Nice. Dont limit yourself to a JLUR suspension. I got the same results from a JLR suspension which had towing,hardtop,metal bumpers installed.

I am very jealous of your softop by the way. It looks really nice.
Thanks 🙏🏼 for the tip ENTROPY!!! This is my first Jeep, first build, first anything really regarding Jeep life!!! Looking forward to turning wrenches 🔧 with my son ... nothing crazy... we’ll learn together. Crawl, walk, run!!
 
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From personal experience the aux switch is a little bit of a pain. About $340 for the switches then the dealer charged about $100 to flash the computer to work with the switch. Works great now though. I went with rugged ridge venator front bumper. Looks great but appears the only winch that installs easy is the rugged ridge or warn winch. That can be pricey depending on how much you intend to use the winch.
 
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From personal experience the aux switch is a little bit of a pain. About $340 for the switches then the dealer charged about $100 to flash the computer to work with the switch. Works great now though. I went with rugged ridge venator front bumper. Looks great but appears the only winch that installs easy is the rugged ridge or warn winch. That can be pricey depending on how much you intend to use the winch.
I’m looking at a RR Venator bumper right now. I think it looks great on Sports. Concur with RR or Warn winch.

I don’t “intend” to swap bumpers yet, nor do I “intend” to winch much yet... but I really don’t like the looks of the sport bumpers... maybe I’ll pick up some rubicon take-offs for cheap... and keep her light for gas ⛽ mileage...
 

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My MPG only took a hit when I switched tires. Bumpers and winch didnt make a difference. I went with the Rugged Ridge arcus stubby (front and rear) and a gen 3 synthetic XRC smittybilt winch
 

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Go with something like the JL300 versus factor AUX switches. Looks much better and gives you more power options down the road, plus it's easy to wire as you add components.

Great color choice!
 

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I've got your fraternal twin. 2 door sport s 2.0 turbo w/hard top and tow package.
So far:
JKS disconnects
ARB compressor
Midland gmrs
Sunshadeidea front shade
LED dlr's in the fender.
To Do: I have a brand spanking new JLRU Recon suspension in the box - the guy had them put the mopar lift on before he drove it home, so I got them unused for $100
Longer mopar LCA's just to be safe(for castor)
Westin WJ2 front bumper & skid plate
Badlands 1200lb winch
33" Dick Cepek Fun Country tires
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I've got your fraternal twin. 2 door sport s 2.0 turbo w/hard top and tow package.
So far:
JKS disconnects
ARB compressor
Midland gmrs
Sunshadeidea front shade
LED dlr's in the fender.
To Do: I have a brand spanking new JLRU Recon suspension in the box - the guy had them put the mopar lift on before he drove it home, so I got them unused for $100
Longer mopar LCA's just to be safe(for castor)
Westin WJ2 front bumper & skid plate
Badlands 1200lb winch
33" Dick Cepek Fun Country tires
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Hey 👋🏼 Brother!! I’m a little jelly about a couple of your features. Wish I had the tow package. Wish I had $100 JLUR takeoff suspension. Looks great! Love my soft top though! Share the pics when you get her up to date!!
 
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