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llaslo

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This is my build thread for Raku.

Bone-Stock the Day I got her:
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Vehicle Info:
  • Year: 2021
  • Make: JLU
  • Trim: Rubicon
  • Engine: 3.6L
  • Transmission: 6-speed Manual
  • Bumpers: Factory Steel Bumper
  • Purchase Date: 3/22/2021

Interior Modifications:
  • Vector Off-Road JLE Dock Bar with 67 Designs Phone Mount - Installed 4/23/2021
  • Communications:
    • Cooltech CB Mic Mount - Installed 4/25/2021
    • Cooltech Rear CB Antenna Mount with 4' Red Firestick Antenna - Installed 4/25/2021
    • Cooltech Front GMRS / HAM Antenna Mount with Midland 6 dB Gain GMRS Antenna - Installed 4/25/2021
    • Midland MTX-275 GMRS Radio - Installed 4/25/2021
    • Cobra 75-WX ST CB Radio - Installed 4/25/2021
  • Squad Box rear cargo security with molle panels and airline rails - Installed 5/2/2021
Future Modifications (in rough order):
  • Tuffy Security Insert for center console
  • Winch + Plate in my factory steel option front bumper - Leaning towards a Q-Tec Stealth 10K lb Winch w/ synthetic line, but might go warn zeon platinum
  • Factor 55 Flat Link
  • Upgrade Rock Sliders - Still shopping around, but liking the Rockhard sliders
  • Mopar Tailgate Reinforcement Kit
  • Lift, Wheels, & Tires - I can't decide what I want yet. Going to wheel some on my stock rig to learn what I'm lacking for the obstacles I want to do, and then go from there, but most likely 3.5" lift + 37" tires + 4.88 gears
  • Cooltech Front HAM Radio Mount
  • Yaesu FTM-300DR HAM Radio
  • NMO 2m / 70cm antenna





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Here is the pic of the Squadbox, installed:
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Looks great and sounds like a good start and off and running to drain the wallet :). One suggestion on future mods. If you are considering going 37s you may want to consider a different tailgate reinforcement other than Mopar. Many others on the market with better capabilities/ratings to handle 37s. Happy modding :like:
 
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Looks great and sounds like a good start and off and running to drain the wallet :). One suggestion on future mods. If you are considering going 37s you may want to consider a different tailgate reinforcement other than Mopar. Many others on the market with better capabilities/ratings to handle 37s. Happy modding :like:
I’m definitely open on that. Any particular recommendations?
 

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I’m definitely open on that. Any particular recommendations?
Most will tell you to go for models that replace hinges completely for strength and rigidity. There’s a couple good threads on here (tire carriers / tire carriers for 37”). I see mentioned EVO, Metalcloak, Rusty’s, CavFab to name a few. Like I said, the most important part is hinge replacement. I am using a old design DV8 reinforcement and I do see some movement on rough roads so may be changing out soon myself.
 

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