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Bought this 2021 Sahara Diesel Dec. 11, 2020. Traded in 2012 JKU, started getting misfires on the JKU and after replacing spark plugs, coil packs and injectors didn’t want to deal with it anymore. Before the JK I owned 2 LJs so not new to Jeeps

Current Mods:

Rubicon Rock Rails
Rubicon Fenders
Mopar Steel Stubby Front Bumper
Grimm Offroad Winch Plate
Smittbilt X20 Winch
Factor 55 Flatlink
Factor 55 Fairlead
Rugged Ridge Tire Carrier

Suspension/Drivetrain
Metalcloak 3.5 Game Changer
Metalcloak Front Driveshaft
Rocksport Shocks

Wheels/Tires
Black Rihno Kelso Battleship 17x9 -18
Milestar Patagonia 37x12.5 17

Air source:
Power tank

Coming Soon:
Skids
ACE Sliders
lockers
Regear
RCV axle shafts
Appointment set to go in for Yukon 4.56 gears, artec truss and C gusset and ARB locker on April 19th

Old JK
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Old LJ
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Night I took delivery
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Decided to take it out for some fun before I started modding it.
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Put on Rubicon rock rails
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2700 miles on it since ownership it’s ready for parts, let the pocket emptying begin.

Jan 27 wheels came in 17x9 -18 Black Rhino Kelso in battleship gray.
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Jan 28 tires came in Pats 37x12.5r17
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Jan 29 Bought Rugged Ridge tire carrier and order metalcloak 3.5 gamechanger. Got an email saying suspension will be shipped 1-2 weeks from now. Also picked up a set of rubicon fenders from a friend for more clearance.

Everything will get installed when suspension gets here. Also bought a Midlan 275 to go gmrs replacing my cobra 75 I took out of my Jk l. Just waiting for license to go down to $35 from $70 since it was announced beginning of this year.

Still to come:
As of right now metalcloak is the only one that makes a full skid for diesel but is steel and I am being a snob on weight with this one. Talked to artec and they said their aluminum skid for the diesel should be released here in the next few months so that will be ordered when it released.

My winch is just sitting in the garage that was taken off my Jk so I am on the hunt for a front bumper I like.

Everything sitting in the garage waiting for suspension to get here so I can install :)
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As it sits right now

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Did Artec give any details on the skids? I'm looking at the metalcloak ones as well for my diesel. Nice build so far btw!
 
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Did Artec give any details on the skids? I'm looking at the metalcloak ones as well for my diesel. Nice build so far btw!
Thanks

They said it’s their fully belly skid + def. full belly includes oil pan, trans, gas tank. They emailed me last Tuesday saying they’re almost done with design and should be ready for sale in a few months. MC skid weights 235 lb according to their site. Alum should weight under 100lb so that’s something to consider.
 
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I got impatient waiting for lift to ship. 37s with rubi fenders no lift fits


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Gonna look great with the lift!

What bumper did you have on your jk?
 
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Gonna look great with the lift!

What bumper did you have on your jk?

It was a company called RPMfab they are no longer producing, he only does 1ton and 2.5ton steering now.
 
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God having only a 2 ton harbor fright low pro Jack sucks. Fronts are in and finishing rears for MC game changer

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Anybody have clever ideas for arb single compressor mount? Looking to install arb lockers. I don’t want it inside and the popular mounting location under the hood is occupied by the windshield washer res in the diesel
 
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First oil change done at 5k miles and had to refill DEF at 3500 miles.

Appointment set for April 19th to get regear, locker and truss/C

had to have metalcloak send me some front coil correction pads as my front pass is bowing
 

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