Damon's White JLU Rubicon overland build

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Here's a video of my initial JLU setup and overland build, and some talking points as a former JKU owner


Added some more Yakima accessories to the rack. Extended it with the LoadWarrior extension, added shovel and Hi-lift mounting brackets, and their Slim Shady awning. Everything is working well together.
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Here's the install video and some talking points on the Yakima accessories

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here's a video of my initial JLU setup and overland build, and some talking points as a former JKU owner

Nice, can’t wait to do upgrades myself. Keep us posted
 

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Added some more Yakima accessories to the rack. Extended it with the LoadWarrior extension, added shovel and Hi-lift mounting brackets, and their Slim Shady awning. Everything is working well together.
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I really like that awning! What would you guess your total weight in the roof is as it sits? I am debating getting a set of 37s to use for trips to Moab etc. (my daily will be 35” KO2). I was thinking of a roof mount carrier for the 37 so I don’t have to get the back support. But with the weight of the wheel and tire, I’ll be limited at what else I can add.
 

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Can you post links for your setup? It's exactly what I've been shopping for!
Thanks!
 
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I really like that awning! What would you guess your total weight in the roof is as it sits? I am debating getting a set of 37s to use for trips to Moab etc. (my daily will be 35” KO2). I was thinking of a roof mount carrier for the 37 so I don’t have to get the back support. But with the weight of the wheel and tire, I’ll be limited at what else I can add.
With the LoadWarrior + Extension, Hi-LIft Bracket + Hi-Lift Extreme, Shovel Bracket + Shovel, and Slim Shady awning, I'm at around 100 lbs, leaving me around 50# of storage. For my purposes, I'm rarely carrying all those tools together. When I am fully loaded like that, I'm using that extra 50# for large, bulky, but light items, like a Camp Chef aluminum table, camp chairs, a Plano bin with sleeping bags and sleeping pads and such.

Yakima makes a spare tire mount for that rack and I used it as such on top of a Winnebago Travato RV to carry a spare on the roof. I think you might be pushing it though with a spare 37 tire -- if you're wanting to carry all those accessories and tools like I have also. Just drop the Hi-Lift + mount, and that's an extra 35 lbs of storage.
 
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Can you post links for your setup? It's exactly what I've been shopping for!
Thanks!
Mopar JL Roof Rack = https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/removable-roof-rack-kit-jeep-wrangler-jl
LoadWarrior = https://www.yakima.com/loadwarrior
LoadWarrior Extension = https://www.yakima.com/loadwarrior-extension
Hi-Lift Bracket = https://www.yakima.com/hi-lift-jack-bracket
Shovel Bracket = https://www.yakima.com/axe-shovel-bracket
Slim Shady Awning = https://www.yakima.com/slimshady

If you need any other details, just let me know. I'll have an install video up soon on my YouTube channel
 

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Mopar JL Roof Rack = https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/removable-roof-rack-kit-jeep-wrangler-jl
LoadWarrior = https://www.yakima.com/loadwarrior
LoadWarrior Extension = https://www.yakima.com/loadwarrior-extension
Hi-Lift Bracket = https://www.yakima.com/hi-lift-jack-bracket
Shovel Bracket = https://www.yakima.com/axe-shovel-bracket
Slim Shady Awning = https://www.yakima.com/slimshady

If you need any other details, just let me know. I'll have an install video up soon on my YouTube channel
Thank you! You're awesome.
 

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Mopar JL Roof Rack = https://www.quadratec.com/p/mopar/removable-roof-rack-kit-jeep-wrangler-jl
LoadWarrior = https://www.yakima.com/loadwarrior
LoadWarrior Extension = https://www.yakima.com/loadwarrior-extension
Hi-Lift Bracket = https://www.yakima.com/hi-lift-jack-bracket
Shovel Bracket = https://www.yakima.com/axe-shovel-bracket
Slim Shady Awning = https://www.yakima.com/slimshady

If you need any other details, just let me know. I'll have an install video up soon on my YouTube channel

Awesome
 

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I was thinking of a roof mount carrier for the 37 so I don’t have to get the back support. But with the weight of the wheel and tire, I’ll be limited at what else I can add.
The absolute last thing in the world you’d want to do is put spare tire on your roof. Aside from the obvious that it looks ridiculous, think about how much fun it’ll be to try and heft 100 plus pounds of wheel over six feet in the air. The of course there is the whole center of gravity thing...
 

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Great company! Everyone I've ever dealt with was top notch! Sorry to hijack your thread.
 
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Got some trail time at the TN Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Everything worked great, got some flex time, got some locker time. Back in the garage now with just some skid plate dings and rock rash on the wheels.
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