Purple JL Wrangler Rubicon (JLUR) Build

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After owning a 2013 JKUR for 5 years, we decided that it was time to upgrade to the new 2018 JlUR. We, felt it was important to share our experience with other JL owners out there, as we decided to do something totally off the wall. We were going to wrap the body in PURPLE vinyl.

We placed our order 2-16-2018 at Fury Motors, #carsbymandie, in Stillwater, MN. We have the most amazing dealership, as they decided to take on the task of finding a company to wrap the vehicle. This helped us, as it put burden into the hands of qualified people, rather than trying to do this ourselves.

We ordered a fully loaded JLUR with every option, other than the Smoker Group and the Hard Top Headliner. We did decide on Black Clear Coat with Tan Leather interior. We did not want the red dash option.

We were able to get into the "Order Tracking" system on this forum, which was totally awesome.
We followed our JLUR through the build process, all the way up to the delivery to our dealership. An amazing benefit of being part of JLWranglerforums.com.

Our vehicle arrived on 4-5-2018. Not bad, seeing how it was only 46 days from order to arrival. Of course, we had to stop at the dealership and take photos of the vehicle hours after it arrived.

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That day the dealership also installed the Tailgate Reinforcement kit, knowing that we were going to add larger tires and wheels. The following day our JLUR went to Pristine Detail, located in St. Paul, MN. Pristine Detail had already dropped off color samples, so they were well aware of the color that we wanted.

Over the next couple of weeks, they dismantled pretty much every part of the exterior of our baby. The fenders, the window moldings, the door handles, the entire tailgate, etc. I think you get the drift. Then, they began to transform our black JLUR into something that is short of amazing.

Here are some of the photos taken during the wrapping process:

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We stopped by a few days later to capture some additional images of the wrapping process:

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Finally, on 4-30-2018, our JLUR was delivered back to the dealership. Upon arrival they began the process of putting 35" tires, (Goodyear Duratrac 315/70R17), onto the stock wheels and re-calibrated the speedometer for the larger tires. They added the winch and grill guard hoop and 7" Mopar OEM lights and mounts. They also finished the adding the additional two items for the tailgate reinforcement, The CHMSL relocation kit (Brake light), and the oversized spare tire carrier.
After a thorough washing and detailing, we finally got the call. Our new 2018 JLUR was ready for delivery. WOW, what an amazing process. They were awesome and the work has been nothing short of amazing. Here are the photos taken upon delivery and once we had the JLUR back home:

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Our JLUR looks amazing. It far exceeded our expectations. The wrap is so original that when we drive down the road, so many people are gawking, When we pass another Wrangler owner, we can see the confusion on their faces! It is actually quite fun.

There are so many more mods coming. I encourage you all to continue to watch the process as it unravels!

Patrick & Wendy





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Can't wait to see what you do with it!
 

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This is gonna be good! I would have ordered purple in a heartbeat!
 

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I'm just up the road from this place. I so wanted a purple Jeep (just put my Viking decal on last night!).

If you don't mind me asking, how much are they charging you? I was thinking about going to check them out now.
 

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I've never wrapped a vehicle before but have been toying with the idea for my JL to make it stand out even more. I really like the "geometric camouflage" patterns, especially in a purple/grey/black configuration. Interested to see how yours turns out!
 
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I thought I would start a build thread even though our JLUR is still sitting in the shipping phase. We actually ordered a fully loaded Black JLU Rubicon. Once it arrives, it is going straight to Pristine Detail, located in St. Paul, MN. There the vehicle will be Avery vinyl wrapped to change the body color to purple.

Once it arrives at the dealership, I will take photos of the Black JLUR and post. Then, I will again take photos of the new Purple JLUR and post.

We are very excited to get this project started. Here is to a new build!!!
Well...the Jeep finally shipped. It was in "KZ" status forever. It shipped on Wednesday via rail and made it to Gibson, IN. Gibson is actually a county, not a city. But at any rate, it made it to Evansville, IN on Thursday. On Friday we checked and our JLUR was on the second train and had reached Bensenville, IL. This is located just outside of Chicago.

We did a bit of research on the rail lines and assumed it would take a much faster route then it has. On Saturday morning our JLUR was in Milwaukee, WI. n the afternoon, it was showing that the vehicle was located in Wabasha, MN, about 71 miles from us. So yeah, we are getting closer.

We talked with the dealership and they are saying that it should drop into the Twincities on Monday, April 2nd. Vehicles have been down to sit at the rail yards for a couple of days. We are going in on Tuesday to finish the paperwork.

We have asked the dealership to notify us when it arrives. We want to try to get photos of the vehicle on the transport truck. That probably won't happen, but it is worth a shot.

Once it arrives at the dealership, we will inspect and then have it shipped to Pristine Detail, located in St. Paul. There it will be wrapped in purple and make it's way back to the dealership. Once back at the dealership, we are adding 35" tires straight off the bat. We are going with Goodyear Duratrac 315/70r17 on the original wheels. These are fabulous tires. We are also adding the tailgate reinforcement system (3 parts).

Once we have this baby in our hands, we will be adding a Warn Zeon 10s winch, a winch/ grill guard and 7" Jeep lights to the guard. From there we will be adding 5" A-Pillar lights, a new stubby antenna, a CB/Ham radio and accessories that are required for that system.

Photos will follow as they become available. We are most excited about making out Black JLUR purple. It is going to look AWESOME!
 
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I'm just up the road from this place. I so wanted a purple Jeep (just put my Viking decal on last night!).

If you don't mind me asking, how much are they charging you? I was thinking about going to check them out now.
Sorry I have not responded sooner. I will post the final bill after the job is complete.
 
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So, our new JLUR is at the rail yard in Cottage Grove, MN. Not sure how long it will take to arrive at the dealership. Tomorrow we are going in to do most of the final paperwork with the dealership, Fury Motors, in Oak Park Heights, MN.

Today, I ordered the winch mounting plate. I opted for a Rusty's Offroad mounting plate. The cost is $229.00, shipping of $22.58. Here is a link to the plate we ordered. They have already sent a tracking number. So that is pretty exciting. We are planning on mounting a Warn Zeon 10s. It was taken off of our 2013 and is still in great condition. I do have to do a bit of minor paint touch-up to the body (black). I also ordered new mounting bolts for the winch itself. I purchased them through Fastenal. As this winch has synthetic line, we are using a Factor 55 Hawes plate on the front of the bumper. The nice thing about the Rusty's plate is it includes everything we need to mount the winch, including the on-center Hawes plate mount.

Link for the Rusty's mounting plate:
http://www.rustysoffroad.com/vehicl...ates/rustys-winch-mount-2018-jl-wrangler.html

I also ordered a Wrangler JL Grill and Winch Guard Hoop. I ordered this from JustforJeeps.com. The have a descent price of $224.10. There is a promo code available, JeepGarage5, with gives an additional 5% off the price of the guard. The total cost, $212.89. No Tax and free shipping.

Link for the OEM guard:
https://www.justforjeeps.com/82215351.html

Lastly, I also ordered a new antenna. The stock antenna is hideous. I went with the Off-Road (13-inch) Antenna from AntennaX.com. We had one of these on our 2013 JKUR. It works and looks awesome. The cost on this bad boy, $16.99. I now, it will break the bank!

Link for the Antenna:
http://antennax.com/i-24623578-off-road-13-inch-antenna-2007-thru-2018-jeep-wrangler-unlimited-jk-jl.html?ref=search:http://antennax.com/search.html?q=F01J-JEP18

I hope everyone finds this information helpful. Once our JLUR is in our custody, I will begin to post photos!
 
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Here is a copy of the Build Sheet for our JLUR:

VIN
2018 JEEP WRANGLER RUBICON UNLIMITED SPORT UTILITY

Vehicle Description 4-DOOR

STANDARD EQUIPMENT
* Technology Group
* Monotone Paint
* Advanced Brake Assist
* Electronic Stability Control
* Hill Start Assist
* Traction Control
* Electronic Roll Mitigation
* Trailer Sway Damping
* Hydraulic Assist Brake Booster
* Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc HD Brakes
* Low Back Bucket Seats
* Reclining Front Seats
* Driver Height Adjuster Seat
* Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
* Child Seat Upper Tether Anchorage
* RR Head Restraints Outboard Seating
* Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags
* Supplemental Frt Seat Side Air Bags
* Front Seat Area Carpet
* Rear Seat/Wheelhouse/Cargo Carpet
* Cargo Tie Down Loops
* Sport Bar

Equipment Listing
* Three Rear Seat Head Restraints
* Front Seat Back Map Pockets
* Rear Compartment Assist Handles
* Passenger Assist Handles
* Full Length Floor Console
* Rear Compartment Storage Tray
* Storage Tray
* Illuminated Cupholders
* 4:1 Rock-Trac HD Part Time 4WD Sys
* Dana M210 Wide Front Axle
* 4.10 Rear Axle Ratio
* Dana M220 Wide Rear Axle
* Tru-Lok Front & Rear Axles
* Tinted Windshield Glass
* Front Door Tinted Glass
* Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
* Full Metal Doors w/Roll-up Windows
* Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
* Power Heated Mirrors
* Remote Keyless Entry
* Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
* Keyless Go
* Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
* Hood Insulation
* Cluster 7.0" TFT Color Display
* 120 MPH Primary Speedometer
* Silver Platinum I/P Bezels
* Outside Temperature Gauge
* Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers

* Dual Note Electric Horns
* 12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
* Auxiliary 12-Volt Rear Power Outlet
* Locking Glove Box
* 115V Auxiliary Power Outlet
* Speed Sensitive Power Locks
* Pwr Windows, Front 1-Touch Down
* Manual 2-Way Driver Lumbar Adjust
* Manual 6-Way Driver Seat
* Frt Pass Seat - Manual Adjust 4-Way
* Front Passenger Seat Belt Alert
* Vehicle Information Center
* Courtesy Lamps
* Front Dome w/On/Off Switch Lamp
* Console Bin Task Light
* Black Exterior Mirrors
* Ambient LED Interior Lighting
* Headlamp Off Time Delay
* Rear Dome w/On/Off Switch Lamp
* Automatic Headlamps
* Ft Side Marker/Side Repeater Lamp
* CHMSL Lamp
* Security Alarm
* Rock Protection Sill Rails
* Black Front Frame Overlay
* Body Color/Accent Color Grille
* Wrangler Badge
* Molded-In-Color Fender Flares (2-Pc)
* Black Door Handles

* Red Trail Rated Badge
* Jeep Badge
* Rubicon Hood Decal
* 21.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
* Speed Control
* Black Clear Coat
* Fixed Long Mast Antenna
* Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Ctrls
* Media Hub (USB, Aux)
* Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices
* Remote USB Port
* Remote USB Port - Charge Only
* Dual Remote USB Port - Charge Only
* Power Steering
* Performance Suspension
* Rear Stabilizer Bar
* Front Disconnecting Stabilizer Bar
* Tilt/Telescope Steering Column
* Full Size Spare Tire
* Outside Tire Carrier
* LT285/70R17C BSW Off-Road Tires
* 17X7.5 Polished Whls w Black Pockets
* Matching Spare Wheel
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
* Occupant Classification System
* Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
* Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
* 2 Front & 1 Rear Tow Hooks
* Torx Tool Kit

* Transmission Skid Plate
* R1234YF A/C Refrigerant
* Universal Garage Door Opener
* Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
* Red Tow Hooks
* Tethered Fuel Filler Cap
* Black Fuel Filler Door
* English/USA Language
* Protective Coating and Remover
* Bright Interior Accents
* Bumper Module I
* Wheel Flare/DRL Parts Module
* Grille Module
* Door Trim Panel Module
* Center Console Parts Module
* Front Fascias Parts Module
* Seat Parts Module
* Instrument Panel Parts Module
* Door Parts Module
* Front End Parts Module
* Front Suspension Parts Module
* Rear Suspension Parts Module
* Tire & Wheel Parts Module
* Frame Parts Module
* Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
* GVW Rating - 5800#
* U.S. Dealer Retail
* Zone 74-Denver
* Jeep Wave Owner Care (N/A Fleet)

* JL/5403 Vehicle Family
* Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/(4X4)
* Left Hand Drive (LHD)
* 2018 Vehicle Specifications
* Price Class S
* Four Door
* Vehicle Order Tracking
* Long Wheel Base (LWB)
* U.S. Specifications Label
* Minnesota Ship to State Code
* Minnesota Sold to State Code

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
* Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
* Black/Heritage Tan
* Cold Weather Group
* Trailer Tow and HD Electrical Group
* LED Lighting Group
* Electronic Infotainment Sys Group
* Dual Top Group
* Safety Group
* Steel Bumper Group
* 240 Amp Alternator
* 700 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
* Aux Battery
* Hill Descent Control
* Premium Door Trim Panel
* Freedom Panel Storage Bag
* Leather Wrapped Park Brake Handle

* Leather Wrapped Shift Knob
* MOPAR All-Weather Floor Mats
* Soft Top Window Storage Bag
* #1 Seat Foam Cushion
* All Automatic Transmissions
* 8-Spd Auto 850RE Trans (Make)
* 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine Upg I w/ESS
* Rear Window Defroster
* Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
* Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
* Black 3-Piece Hard Top
* Rear Window Wiper/Washer
* GPS Navigation
* GPS Antenna Input
* Air Filtering
* Heated Front Seats
* LED Taillamps
* Aux Switches
* LED Fog Lamps
* LED Reflector Headlamps
* Daytime Running Lamp LED Accents
* Steel Front Bumper
* Front License Plate Bracket
* Steel Rear Bumper
* 50 State Emissions
* Engine Oil Cooler
* Engine Block Heater
* Heated Steering Wheel
* Black Clear Coat

* All Radio Equipped Vehicles
* Alpine Premium Audio System
* HD Radio
* 8.4" Touchscreen Display
* Apple CarPlay
* Google Android Auto
* USB Host Flip
* SiriusXM Satellite Radio
* SiriusXM Guardian, 1-Yr Trial
* SiriusXM Travel Link
* Roadside Assistance and 9-1-1 Call
* SiriusXM Traffic Plus
* Integrated Center Stack Radio
* Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
* Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
* BF Goodrich Brand Tires
* Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4" Display
* All Aluminum Wheels
* ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
* Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection
* Remote Start System
* Tip Start
* Class II Receiver Hitch
* 7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness
* Stop-Start Dual Battery System
* Non-Lock Fuel Cap w/o Discriminator
* Integrated Voice Command w/Bluetooth
* 1-Yr. SiriusXM Radio Service
* For Details, Visit DriveUconnect.com

* For More Info, Call 800-643-2112
* 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic Service
* 5-Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service
* 5 Additional Gallons of Gas
* Spring - Left Front
* Spring - Left Rear
* Spring - Right Front
* Spring - Right Rear
* FAM: JL TRACKING: 80126J17 MY:2018
* FAM: JL TRACKING: 80219J25 MY:2018
* Customer Preferred Package 2TR
* Customer Preferred Package 24R
* Sold Vehicle
* Special Scheduling Condition VII
* Easy Order
* United States Region Group
* NAFTA Region
 
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Paperwork all complete. We now own a JLUR we have never seen!

We now own our 2018 JLUR. It is still sitting at the rail yards in Cottage Grove, MN. The dealership is thinking that it will arrive within the next 24 hours.

List of Mods happening immediately:

Goodyear Duratrac 315/70r17 onto the stock wheels
Wrap the body in Purple and ceramic coat
Tint front windshield 20%
Warn Zeon 10s Winch using Rusty's Mounting Plate
Winch and Grill Guard Hoop (OEM)
7" Jeep Off Road lights on hoop
5" Jeep A Pillar lights (OEM mounting plates)
Jeep Tailgate Reinforcement System (all 3 parts)
Antennax 13" Off-Road Antenna

Mods Insight (next 30-?? days):

SeatShields (both driver and passenger seats)
Spiderweb Sunshade (most likely purple)
Fire Extinguisher (mounted on rear angle bars)
CB Radio mount & Antenna
ARB Twin Air Compressor
Genesis Dual Battery System (when it becomes available)
Mount High Jack
Rock Rails (ACE?)
Tube Door Kit (when available)
 

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@mnrafter when wrapping the jeep, do they wrap the interior areas that are painted with the exterior color as well?
 
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@mnrafter when wrapping the jeep, do they wrap the interior areas that are painted with the exterior color as well?
No. They could but the cost would be outrageous. We are doing only the exterior.
 
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So, Our JLUR was delivered to the dealership around 7am this morning. The sales person called to let me know that it had arrived around 12 noon, when she got in today. The hardest part is sitting at work and not being able to go look at our beast! Oh well. We are going to look at her and have our first photoshoot tonight. Pictures are coming!
 

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No. They could but the cost would be outrageous. We are doing only the exterior.
It's good that you got black then. Another color may clash with stock interior body color and the exterior wrap. Looking forward to pictures! Good Luck!!
 

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