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JD Flick

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Just switched over to full-time open rig! This is the most fun I've had with any vehicle, and I love California!

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Hey guys, so I finally completed my move from New York to California, and got to work on my JLUR.

You may remember the photo of my parents picking it up from the dealership for me - it was used in a few articles, and I included it below as a reference point to where my Jeep is now.

As you will see, this is no rock-crawler build. This Jeep is my daily commuter, weekend offroader. Mostly forest trails, fire roads, desert, sand dunes, etc. My wife and I also have to load my 1 year old boy in, hence the step.

Here's what's done so far:

1. The wheels are Fuel Beast, 18" x 9", with 4.5" backspacing and -12mm offset.

2. The tires are 35" x 12.5" BFG KO2s.

This wheel and tire combo will make the tires stick out around 2" from the wheel wells, which I think looks awesome. It's a dramatic difference over the stock tires that hide inside.

I purchased the wheels and tires from ExtremeTerrain.com, which shipped them mounted and balanced with TPMS sensors. They went right on with no trouble. Big thanks to them!

3. Mopar 2" lift ordered through Quadratec.com. Installed at 4WheelParts with alignment done too.

4. Mopar tailgate reinforcement kit.

5. Mopar oversized spare tire kit (may not be necessary)

6. Mopar grab handles, front and rear.

7. Redrock 13" antenna.

In my garage, waiting to go on:

7. Mopar grille and winch guard hoop for Rubicon steel bumper.

8. ARB twin on-board compressor.

9. Smittybilt Gen2 X2O 10,000 lb. Winch, Synthetic Rope & Wireless Control

10. Spider Web Shade

Ordered, and waiting to come in:

11. JCR winch plate for Rubicon steel bumper

12. MORE trunk wall compressor mount

13. Aries ActionTrac power "step-within-a-step".

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kasnick

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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum. Love seeing the rigs. I have a stock JLUR. Keep sharing the pics trying to get ideas on first upgrades.
 

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Took the top off last week. Amazing times!

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Looks awesome, can't wait for mine to get here.....................
 

LennyV

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Just switched over to full-time open rig! This is the most fun I've had with any vehicle, and I love California!

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Your killing me JD. I think I have my rims all picked out, (Fuel Ansa) then I look at your gorgeous rig and think... Hmmmm those Fuel beasts look awesome! Should I get those??? UGH!!
 

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Just switched over to full-time open rig! This is the most fun I've had with any vehicle, and I love California!

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I love your setup, I just wish they made those in a 0 offset, with 5 inch backspacing. I think your stance may be too aggressive for what I'm looking for.
 

JD Flick

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Your killing me JD. I think I have my rims all picked out, (Fuel Ansa) then I look at your gorgeous rig and think... Hmmmm those Fuel beasts look awesome! Should I get those??? UGH!!
Beasts! I think they look like they're made for the Jeep, especially in Granite.

I like rims with a lot of space between the spokes. It has a *chop* *chop* *chop* look when it goes by, if you know what I mean :)
 

JD Flick

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I love your setup, I just wish they made those in a 0 offset, with 5 inch backspacing. I think your stance may be too aggressive for what I'm looking for.
Yep, the tires stick out almost 2" past the fenders. I love the look.
 

LennyV

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Beasts! I think they look like they're made for the Jeep, especially in Granite.

I like rims with a lot of space between the spokes. It has a *chop* *chop* *chop* look when it goes by, if you know what I mean :)
Wondering how they would look on my Sting Grey Rubi with a 2 inch lift... decisions decisions
 

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I painted the grille outlines red tonight on my Sahara :rock:

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LennyV

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Yep, the tires stick out almost 2" past the fenders. I love the look.
JD Can you post a picture of your Jeep straight from the front. I want to get a better idea of how far the tires stick out.

Thanks!!
 

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Took mine up to Race Point Beach in Provincetown to get my Oversand Driving sticker for the year! Grabbed a few shots of my JL at the beach and thought some of you may enjoy. Can't wait to get out there on the sand!
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Took mine up to Race Point Beach in Provincetown to get my Oversand Driving sticker for the year! Grabbed a few shots of my JL at the beach and thought some of you may enjoy. Can't wait to get out there on the sand!
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I used to get mine and fish out there but haven't been in a few years.
 

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Pics of our first full day! Had the freedom tops off on the first family drive. Stopped by the park today for a couple quick shots.

Mopar siderails on.

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Looks great. Do you have a Mopar Part # and price for the side rails? Thanks.
 








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