First Wrangler Build - Red 2020 JLU Sahara

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Hello all,

New to the forum! I just traded in my 2018 Grand Cherokee High Altitude for my first wrangler, a 2020 Firecracker Red JLU Sahara. I checked most boxes on the option sheet and am excited to start making mods. Living in Houston, I don’t get off the pavement much, so I plan to keep my build pretty mild, and always with on road drivability in mind, as she is my daily driver. I do enjoy getting muddy when I can, so I’ll be tracking my build here. I am here to learn, so please feel free to share any thoughts. Many thanks!

Clay
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Very first mod - have to carry around the kids - Nelson a Boerboel (150 lbs), Barron an English Bulldog (40 lbs) and Furby a Yorkie (a scale tipping 5.2 lbs). First addition had to be the full coverage Smittyblit cargo liner.
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First exterior mod: 7 inch Rydonair stubby antenna.
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Nice looking rig.
Are you going to lift your Jeep and add bigger tires?
I understand that most of the time, your JLU will be on road surfaces.
Upgrades to the steering is a nice start (e.g., SteerSmart stuff, Synergy Sector Shaft brace).
 
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I do plan to upgauge the tires, but after a lot of shopping, I think I’ll keep the stock rims. I plan to combine this with a lift - probably Mopar or Teraflex.

I’d love to do steering upgrades as she wanders on the highway far more than I’m used to. I need to do a lot more research first, though. I welcome any information or guidance.
 
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Nice, I was thinking of getting this. How do you think it performs compared to the OEM antenna?
I don’t listen to much radio, admittedly. Big on BTA, but when I tried it, quality seemed the same!
 

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Greetings, Clay -

Late reply to your thread as I just joined. Your post indicates living in Houston may limit your off-road duty. Fully understand. My hometown is Dallas (though I currently live in Portland). If your future off-roading will likely be somewhat limited, as mine will, you might be interested in checking my Bulid thread: '20 Sahara JL "Build". It's a bit more of a street-oriented build.

Best,
Will
 
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