Project Lurch, my slow build of a JLUR

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So, I traded in my MT 2016 sahara for more of my dream rig, with 2021's hitting the lots a rubicon with the new 8 spd auto was had for a good price.
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first, a little weight savings, and removed the end caps
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new grill guard installed (Warn low). I love the looks, it does make it right to use the recovery points, but that's what shackles are for
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Next on the list, I have some artec light mounts on order, and hoping to pick up a couple rigid d-ss for the A-frame

Current build idea
Light mount - artec A pillar dual cube LED mount
Lights - rigid d-ss lights
rear bumper - Warn elite w/tire carrier
spare tire delete kit
Winch plate - artec
Winch - warn zeon 10S, maybe a smittybilt xrc gen 3
skid plates - artec Aluminum skid plates
Tires - 35's, maybe 37s? still uncertain but because of the snow, I don't want to swap tires in the winter, and I NEED proper winter tires, so I'll try out the k02's this winter, but I loved my duratracs, maybe Toyo Open Country A/T III or falken Wildpeak a/t3w? I dont know I could do 37's if I could find winter rated AT tires in 37's that work for me.
Wheels - Bronze fuel kicker 5

lift - teraflex 2.5 inch RT2 lift would be my goal lift, but that'll be a financial decision for a later day
Half doors, HALF DOORS! my kingdom for half doors!





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Congrats, looking forward to watching your build come together.


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Mall crawler no more, I made it out on to some simpler trails this weekend, I figured seeing how it was my first try at off roading, I should start easier. the weather and scenery were great!

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light mount and lights showed up. It's an Artec A pillar mount. it seems pretty sturdy. Since the light mount directly to the bracket, you loose the rigid U bracket, and in doing so, loose the ability to aimn your lights left and right, so I went with some rigid D-SS lights. I'm very happy with the fit and finish of both components.

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Took advantage of the warm weather to put the spiderwebshade that got delivered a month ago on under the hardtop. Yes, there is still feet of snow on the ground, we cant all live in Texas. It was a little tricky to mount it with the hardtop on (I had to loosen the hardtop bolts so I could lift the top slightly and pass the bungies through), but not too bad. I did have to remove the Artec light mounts to be able to lower the windshield slightly to put in the clips for the spiderwebshade. I was unsure about the red being too vibrant, but I am happy with the results.

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light mount and lights showed up. It's an Artec A pillar mount. it seems pretty sturdy. Since the light mount directly to the bracket, you loose the rigid U bracket, and in doing so, loose the ability to aimn your lights left and right, so I went with some rigid D-SS lights. I'm very happy with the fit and finish of both components.

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looking at the same lighting set up for my build. Did you put SS lights on top and bottom? Spot, flood, or driving? Do you have the aux switches?
 
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looking at the same lighting set up for my build. Did you put SS lights on top and bottom? Spot, flood, or driving? Do you have the aux switches?
I put SS floods on the top and ss spots on the bottom and wired them in tot he factory aux switches (it was so simple I was concerned I misunderstood something). I put the flood on the top to get them a little farther away from the hood in hopes the wider beam pattern wouldn't hit the hood and cause a mess of glare. In my case it appears to have worked, I get very little light thrown on the hood and the lights really do throw a lot of light.

So far, with one very salty Canadian winter down, I see only the TINIEST hint of rust on the light mount where a screw rubbed the paint off the metal.
 

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I put SS floods on the top and ss spots on the bottom and wired them in tot he factory aux switches (it was so simple I was concerned I misunderstood something). I put the flood on the top to get them a little farther away from the hood in hopes the wider beam pattern wouldn't hit the hood and cause a mess of glare. In my case it appears to have worked, I get very little light thrown on the hood and the lights really do throw a lot of light.

So far, with one very salty Canadian winter down, I see only the TINIEST hint of rust on the light mount where a screw rubbed the paint off the metal.
Thanks! Yeah I was concerned that the SS lights on the bottom would throw a lot of glare on the hood. I was thinking about just doing the SS for the floods.
 
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Thanks! Yeah I was concerned that the SS lights on the bottom would throw a lot of glare on the hood. I was thinking about just doing the SS for the floods.
so the SS lights are a "pair". so the light on the driver side A pillar has side lights ont he left of the housing (not the right), and the lights on the passenger side A pillar has lights on the right hand side. so the SS lights (when bought in pairs, not singles) each throw light forward, and to one side.
 

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