Mean Machine - 2020 Wrangler JL Rubicon Build

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I picked up my brand new 2020 Granite Crystal Metallic Wrangler JL Rubicon from the dealership on 03/14/20.


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I placed a custom order for it on 01/04/20.

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I purchased a bunch of upgrades between placing the order and picking it up.


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This journal will document the modifications that I perform on my new rig, which I've dubbed "Mean Machine".





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Journal Date: 03/14/20

First modification, new wheels & tires!

Upgraded the stock Rubicon Machined Wheels to new Hardrock Wheels (Gun Metal Gray Machined) by Quadratec.

Upgraded the stock LT285/70R17 All-Terrain KO2 Tires by BFGoodrich to new 35x12.50R17 KO2’s.

Also added some tailgate reinforcement and a more robust tire carrier to easily handle the extra weight of the new spare.

Upgraded the stock tailgate hinge brackets to a new Spartacus HD Tire Carrier Hinge Casting by Rugged Ridge.

Upgraded the stock spare tire carrier mounting setup to a new Alpha HD Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit by TeraFlex.

Upgraded the stock 3rd brake light to a new smoked lens version by Recon Truck Accessories.


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Journal Date: 03/15/20

Upgraded the stock Rubicon rock rails to new Magnum RT Drop Steps by Raptor Series.

Installed a new Tazer JL Mini by Z Automotive to reprogram some of the default vehicle settings.


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Journal Date: 03/15/20

Upgraded the stock Rubicon rock rails to new Raptor Series Side Steps by Magnum Truck Gear.

Installed a Tazer JL Mini by Z Automotive to reprogram some of the default vehicle settings.

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Journal Date: 03/20/20

Had some paint protection film and fender vent decals added.

Affluent Auto Studios in Norfolk, MA installed a new Grille Kit, Headlamp & Fog Lamp Kit and Hood & Fender (Bikini Cut) Kit by XPEL.

They also installed a new 2-Color Fender Vent Blackout Decal Kit by PixelDecals.


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Journal Date: 03/21/20

Upgraded the stock DRL/Turn Signal LED Lights to new Smoked Lens, Scanning (Sequential Style) versions by Recon Truck Accessories.

Upgraded the stock Side Marker LED Lights to new Smoked Lens versions by Diode Dynamics.


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Journal Date: 03/22/20

Added some protection to the front end.

Installed a set of new Elite Headlight Guards by Rugged Ridge.

Installed a new SLP Bumper Hoop by Maximus-3.


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Journal Date: 03/24/20

Installed a new Stealth Mount License Plate Bracket by Maximus-3.


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Journal Date: 03/26/20

Installed a set of new Front Mud Flaps (XL Size) by RokBlokz.

Also installed a set of new Paracord Sound Bar Grab Handles by Bartact.


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Nice Rig.
Really like the 2 Door builds.
Does the light protector interfere with the light beams?
 
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Nice Rig.
Really like the 2 Door builds.
Does the light protector interfere with the light beams?
Thanks.

I haven't noticed any reduction in light output from the headlights after adding the guards.
 
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Journal Date: 03/27/20

Upgraded the single, stock tow hook to a set of new Rear Tow Loops by Maximus-3.

Installed a set of new ULTRA Bow Shackles by GearAmerica.

Also added some protection for the new tow loops and shackles.

Installed a set of new rubber shackle isolators and washers by Daystar.


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