Everyone, meet “Bolt”, the silver sport s JL build

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Great thread - very interesting to see the build progress. Could you do a quick movie of the exhaust note?
I’m on the east coast at the moment away from my Jeep but sure I’ll get one when I get back.
 

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Is your rear bumper also off of a JK? If so, what did you need to do to make it work?
 
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Yes front and rear are off a jk. Front was a bolt on after I enlarged the frame holes in the jl slightly, the rear I had to remove the mounts and reshape/reposition them. The rear also needs the area that wraps around the rear corners reshaped as the jl is larger and more square.
 
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My latest work. I finished the tire carrier, got the 3rd brake light wired up, mounted my plate and fancy led plate light. All that required me to punch a hole in the floor behind the plastic. But guess what? I also ran the camera cable through it and under the rear crossmember. I figured out that I can mount the camera in the step of the bumper since no one seems to want to make a camera extension cable. I ordered the gen rite setup, will post up if it ever arrives.

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Hello.
First of all, congratulations for so nice transformation.
I have a question for you: If you fitted on Rubicon suspension, that is 1'5" higher than Sport's one, and you also added a 2'5" Rugged Ridge spacers lift kit, you finally lifted the Sport a total of 4". Am I right?
And, if so, shouldn't you change the four arms and both driveshafts?
 
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Hello.
First of all, congratulations for so nice transformation.
I have a question for you: If you fitted on Rubicon suspension, that is 1'5" higher than Sport's one, and you also added a 2'5" Rugged Ridge spacers lift kit, you finally lifted the Sport a total of 4". Am I right?
And, if so, shouldn't you change the four arms and both driveshafts?
Yes your correct in the height. The “rule” for driveshafts and control arms are measured off a rubicon, so by that thinking I’m only 2.5” over stock height.
 

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So, if I understand right, if I fit a 4" lift kit on a Sport, I won't have to change arms and driveshafts? Or maybe just front lower arms?

And one more question: When you fited the Rubi suspension kit, did it come with the Rubi front lower arms, that are longer than Sport's ones? And, if so, after Rudge spacer kit, did you have to fit longer than Rubi front lower arms, or Rubi ones were enough?
 

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How did you fab those JK tubular doors to fit the JL? I love those doors, but so far very limited on what’s available for my JL.
 
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So, if I understand right, if I fit a 4" lift kit on a Sport, I won't have to change arms and driveshafts? Or maybe just front lower arms?

And one more question: When you fited the Rubi suspension kit, did it come with the Rubi front lower arms, that are longer than Sport's ones? And, if so, after Rudge spacer kit, did you have to fit longer than Rubi front lower arms, or Rubi ones were enough?
Yes your correct. The arms are the exact same between the rubi and the sport. My guess is the lower mounts on the rubi axle are slightly different to make up for the caster loss with the addition height. On mine it did get a little “darty” on rough roads. Adjustable lower control arms or drop brackets would fix the issue.
 
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How did you fab those JK tubular doors to fit the JL? I love those doors, but so far very limited on what’s available for my JL.
It’s a good bit of work. You need to remove the rear panels then the latch boxes. On mine the latch boxes had to go up and to the rear quit a bit. Had to do it to all 4.

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It’s a good bit of work. You need to remove the rear panels then the latch boxes. On mine the latch boxes had to go up and to the rear quit a bit. Had to do it to all 4.

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End result looks fantastic. Glad you made it work, but that’s beyond my skill level. Guess I’ll just have to patiently wait for more JL doors to make it out.
 

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