2021 JLUR Daily Driver Build

Walker Texas Wrangler

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I had a TJ Sahara I bought back in '99 that I loved and kept for a few years. After 20 plus years of pickups, long commutes, responsible Honda Accord driving. I'm back in a Jeep. Guess I'm having a mid life epiphany to get back to my youth. My first ride was a farm fresh 1980 K5 Blazer Silverado that I bought in 1989. I've been chasing that bond and feeling ever since.

Since my commute is no longer an hour each way and I am self-employed it was the perfect time to get back into a Jeep. I've been waiting for years. I also have a wife and teenage son that I would like to introduce to off roading. My off road experience is not extensive and mostly involved country roads, mud holes and the side of corn fields. With that in mind and knowing the Rubicon comes very very capable off the line, I'm not going to change much aside from cosmetics and get a good feel for what I need before committing to anything drastic. While a small lift and 35's are tempting, 33s are a big step up from the 30's that my TJ had. Things have changed a lot since those days. 35's with locking diffs were pretty hard core in those days. So, I have been reading up on my manual and this forum to get myself a good starting point. Right now I'm focused on a few cosmetic and convenient things and getting some recovery gear to get started. I decided to try to use Amazon for all my purchases.


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Here's how it came from the factory:
Black with black leather JLU Rubicon 2.0L with 8 speed auto (ESS and no e-torque)
Dual tops with body colored hard top and fender flares
Cold weather group
LED Lighting
8.4 Premium Auto
Safety Group
Steel Bumper Group
All weather floor mats
Proximity Entry

The dealer added:
Hard Top Headliner
Wheel locks
Permaplate window tint
Kahu (LowJack) Antitheft
 
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My first order of business included replacing the whip antenna, adding some grab handles to the back, dividing up that center console and putting a mat in the back. I put together an emergency kit that included jumpers, zip ties, bungees, basic tools, fuses etc. from things I had laying around.

I bought the following based on recommendations I saw here and reading reviews. All were perfect for my needs.

Center console organizer:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NXC9FJH?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Back mat:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089VJ38GG?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

13" Antenna:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BDFQDVJ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Grab Handles:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BHTWGN6?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
 
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My second order has arrived. This round I focused on basic recovery items, A front bull bar, small med/survival kit, entry guards, soft top window storage and an Alien Sunshade. I should be in pretty good shape for the summer and an entry into the trails.

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Here's the list of what I purchased, all on Amazon.

Warn Low Height Grill Guard: Bolted on great, matches the steel bumper well and closes those recovery points a little bit more.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KQ2RL13?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Rhino USA recovery gear: Thought these were a great entry point. Bought multiple items to get a bulk discount. Haven't used them yet, but everything appears to be very well made and sturdy.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072KFP386?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NY1BF23?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076H8QBK6?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZLW9BTK?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Survival/First Aid Kit: May mount it on the back inside tailgate with the molle strips.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0775R685Z?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Alien Sunshade. Front and back in red: Looks great, planning on installing when I take off my hard top for summer. Being a pasty blonde, I need all the protection I can get.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JMFCXD9?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Door sill guards for the front and back: Easy and solid install and much cheaper the the OEM Mopar ones.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X53XH21?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

Mopar OEM Soft Top window storage bag. Want to keep them looking good as long as possible and have a good way to transport them when I have the soft-top installed. I plan to go in safari mode quite a bit when not fully down. But storms can roll in and out quickly.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08843GDW6?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details

So far, everything I have received has been great. Quality and installation have all gone as hoped and planned. Not sure what my next steps will be, I should be good for a while.
 

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Great write-up thus far. Once finally purchase, I'll be in a very similar situation/goals as you, so definitely bookmarking this to watch your build. Appreciate all the Amazon links, too - building my own wishlist.
 

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