2018 White JLUR Build

PNW1985

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I bought this rubicon new in September 2018, I build a new car or truck every year or so and have always wanted to try out a Jeep, I don't daily drive it and is still awaiting some future mods, it is not a rock crawler really just something that will go down the trails here in the PNW or though the snow without issue this is where i am so far.

Stock just tinted the windows and added a shorty antenna.
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CAVFAB Spare delete, Color matched and satin black around the camera housing, Also Vector UFO's to cover the holes on the rear gate.
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I live in the PNW but am from riverside CA, OMF has built a lot of wheels for me i had them do a new set of ICON Compressions for me in 17x8.5
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wrapped them in a set of NITTO Trail Graplers 37x12.5, i have used these tires on other builds and really like them there a mud terrain but still really quiet on the road.
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I then installed the MOPAR factory lift, this is not intended to be a rock crawler and did not see the point of running some crazy kit i did not need, i am happy with the kit.
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Then went with and AFE intake and High tuck exhaust, I've used AFE a lot they are from my home town there products always fit good and look good.
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Other parts had finally started showing up including MOTOBILT front and rear bumpers, FABTECH front and rear fenders, Roughcountry 30" hood mount light bar, ORACLE Oculus 9" headlights, Morimoto XB foglights.
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The parts were dropped off at Champion collision in Sandy OR where i live they were color matched and sprayed with Line X.
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IMG_7377.JPG
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To install the front fenders you have to trim off the stock fender mounts, i did this and then had Champion colision smooth out the area and color match it as if the mounts were never there.
IMG_7382.JPG

Installed the rear bumper first
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Then the front bumper head and fog lights, skid plate and light bar.
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IMG_7387.JPG
IMG_7388.JPG
IMG_7443.JPG

I then mocked up the driver side fenders, made some adjustments and then installed them.
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IMG_7395.JPG
IMG_7444.JPG
IMG_7445.JPG

Then the passenger side.
IMG_7483.JPG
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All fenders installed, the FABTECH fenders come with hardware to reuse the factory fender liners which was one of the reasons i wanted these fenders, i trimmed and installed them and to say the least its not worth doing there rears don't sit in the wheel well nice and they flop in the wind, and the fronts are about the same i scrapped the idea of using them and ordered some MOTOBILT aluminum inner fenders.
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I did not leave the front wires like this i was just test fitting these before powder coat, i made the necessary trims and made a nice casing for the wires.
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Had them coated at Portland powder coat in wrinkle black and bright white.
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During the build time the suspension had plenty of time to settle and without the spare tire the rear did set a little high so i installed a set on Rock Krawler spring correction pads and Teraflex 0.5" load level spacers in the front, also removed the emblems on the front fenders.
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I then had the fenders wrapped with XPEL paint protection film at Elite protective films in Boring OR.
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My Quake Redout tail lights came yesterday, took around 20 mins to install and are a huge improvement over stock, I went with the red to keep some color in the rear i think the black one's would of been a little boring.
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I still have a few more things i will be doing including, Dana 4:88 gears, Dana diff covers, MOTOBILT rock sliders, FOX through shaft steering stabilizer, and the rest of the exhaust system which AFE offers to make a true full exhaust, also a side note i have the AEV pro-cal snap to adjust my tire size for the speedo.





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Thanks for including our Oculus on your build! Looks awesome :like:
 

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So, I take it that you are independently wealthy? Lucky!
I also added the Oracle headlights, fog lights, and tail lights, but I used the Blackout tail lights.

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So, I take it that you are independently wealthy? Lucky!
I also added the Oracle headlights, fog lights, and tail lights, but I used the Blackout tail lights.

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No i go to work like any normal person i have just had a good job and made smart financial decisions since i was 20, did not goto College and rack up student loans because if you know how to make money you don't need to, also never had kids because i like to do and have things, my wife also has a good job she is a psychiatric NP and was an RN before that she also did not rack up loans we paid for her school as she went, we are both 34.
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Thanks for including our Oculus on your build! Looks awesome :like:
looking at upgrading fog lights on my daughter’s sport since we‘re going with anaftermarket bumper - do the oracle fog lights plug and play if the lights are currently halogen?
 
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More parts on the way, also a set of 4:88s on the way.
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Installed a FOX ts stabilizer today.

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I bought this rubicon new in September 2018, I build a new car or truck every year or so and have always wanted to try out a Jeep, I don't daily drive it and is still awaiting some future mods, it is not a rock crawler really just something that will go down the trails here in the PNW or though the snow without issue this is where i am so far.

Stock just tinted the windows and added a shorty antenna.
IMG_6737.JPG

CAVFAB Spare delete, Color matched and satin black around the camera housing, Also Vector UFO's to cover the holes on the rear gate.
58205222719__96D1CC7D-D879-462F-B57A-3B1F8406DBB1.JPG
IMG_6836.JPG
IMG_6837.JPG

I live in the PNW but am from riverside CA, OMF has built a lot of wheels for me i had them do a new set of ICON Compressions for me in 17x8.5
IMG_6684.JPG
IMG_6682.JPG
IMG_6683.JPG

wrapped them in a set of NITTO Trail Graplers 37x12.5, i have used these tires on other builds and really like them there a mud terrain but still really quiet on the road.
58510919531__A42CB3FB-D311-4350-82AF-153B71D9C9A3.JPG
58510925087__E48AA12F-28B9-4A2A-B96E-A446B2587C3F.JPG

I then installed the MOPAR factory lift, this is not intended to be a rock crawler and did not see the point of running some crazy kit i did not need, i am happy with the kit.
IMG_6931.JPG
IMG_6932.JPG
IMG_6930.JPG
IMG_6933.JPG

Then went with and AFE intake and High tuck exhaust, I've used AFE a lot they are from my home town there products always fit good and look good.
58762362495__BB878278-E020-4436-9783-B8FE0F9ED943.JPG
IMG_7031.JPG
IMG_7032.JPG
IMG_7033.JPG
IMG_7035.JPG

Other parts had finally started showing up including MOTOBILT front and rear bumpers, FABTECH front and rear fenders, Roughcountry 30" hood mount light bar, ORACLE Oculus 9" headlights, Morimoto XB foglights.
IMG_7211.JPG
59088046741__6151E0AB-FB8B-404A-867E-075A961AD71C.JPG

The parts were dropped off at Champion collision in Sandy OR where i live they were color matched and sprayed with Line X.
IMG_7231.JPG
IMG_7377.JPG
IMG_7378.JPG
IMG_7379.JPG
IMG_7380.JPG

To install the front fenders you have to trim off the stock fender mounts, i did this and then had Champion colision smooth out the area and color match it as if the mounts were never there.
IMG_7382.JPG

Installed the rear bumper first
IMG_7383.JPG
IMG_7384.JPG

Then the front bumper head and fog lights, skid plate and light bar.
IMG_7386.JPG
IMG_7387.JPG
IMG_7388.JPG
IMG_7443.JPG

I then mocked up the driver side fenders, made some adjustments and then installed them.
IMG_7390.JPG
IMG_7395.JPG
IMG_7444.JPG
IMG_7445.JPG

Then the passenger side.
IMG_7483.JPG
IMG_7484.JPG
IMG_7498.JPG
IMG_7499.JPG

All fenders installed, the FABTECH fenders come with hardware to reuse the factory fender liners which was one of the reasons i wanted these fenders, i trimmed and installed them and to say the least its not worth doing there rears don't sit in the wheel well nice and they flop in the wind, and the fronts are about the same i scrapped the idea of using them and ordered some MOTOBILT aluminum inner fenders.
IMG_7627.JPG

I did not leave the front wires like this i was just test fitting these before powder coat, i made the necessary trims and made a nice casing for the wires.
IMG_7628.JPG

IMG_7629.JPG
IMG_7630.JPG
IMG_7631.JPG

Had them coated at Portland powder coat in wrinkle black and bright white.
IMG_7794.JPG
IMG_7793.JPG
IMG_7792.JPG
IMG_7791.JPG
IMG_7790.JPG

During the build time the suspension had plenty of time to settle and without the spare tire the rear did set a little high so i installed a set on Rock Krawler spring correction pads and Teraflex 0.5" load level spacers in the front, also removed the emblems on the front fenders.
fullsizeoutput_1.jpeg

I then had the fenders wrapped with XPEL paint protection film at Elite protective films in Boring OR.
IMG_8052.JPG
IMG_8051.JPG
IMG_8043.JPG
IMG_8044.JPG
IMG_8045.JPG
IMG_8046.JPG
IMG_8048.JPG
IMG_8050.JPG

My Quake Redout tail lights came yesterday, took around 20 mins to install and are a huge improvement over stock, I went with the red to keep some color in the rear i think the black one's would of been a little boring.
fullsizeoutput_2.jpeg
IMG_8056.JPG
fullsizeoutput_3.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_5.jpeg
fullsizeoutput_4.jpeg
IMG_8064.JPG
IMG_8063.JPG
fullsizeoutput_7.jpeg

I still have a few more things i will be doing including, Dana 4:88 gears, Dana diff covers, MOTOBILT rock sliders, FOX through shaft steering stabilizer, and the rest of the exhaust system which AFE offers to make a true full exhaust, also a side note i have the AEV pro-cal snap to adjust my tire size for the speedo.
Just gotta say....that's a NICE garage!
 

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Are those OMF beadlock rings, or Sim-U-Lock rings? Where did you get the setup?
 

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This is an impressive Jeep!
 
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Are those OMF beadlock rings, or Sim-U-Lock rings? Where did you get the setup?
There OMF Sim u locs, i get them from bones at OMF they have done quite a few sets for me on other builds ive done

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