Things to avoid if you want to bypass "stuck at the build vendor" / JB status

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There has been lots of speculation on what things to avoid if you want your Jeep to be built as soon as possible. For this topic I'm going to focus on a specific aspect of the build process: JB status or "stuck at the build vendor."

I'm not saying that having your Jeep go through the build vendor is a horrible thing. There are, however, horror stories of Jeeps being stuck in JB status for extended periods.

Here's what I understand about things that show up on build sheets that result in your Jeep being diverted to the build vendor. Avoid these if that's a significant concern to you. Note that these parts are ordered by how common they were as of May the 4th, 2022.
  • Any hood-top decals
    • Rubicon 4xe Hood Top Decal - on all 4xes
    • MOPAR American Flag Hood Graphic
    • MOPAR 1941 Hood Graphic
    • Mopar Diesel Hood Graphic 3.0L - special option...not on all diesels
  • Anything with MOPAR or Mopar in the name excluding MOPAR Custom Shop Module (that's on 100% of builds)
    • MOPAR All-Weather Floor Mats
    • MOPAR Hardtop Headliner
    • MOPAR Hinge-Gate Reinforcement
    • Front MOPAR Grab Handles
    • MOPAR Grab Handle Kit
    • MOPAR Jack Spacer
    • MOPAR Tire Relocation Kit
    • Rear MOPAR Grab Handles
    • Mopar Doors Off Mirror Kit
    • MOPAR Satin Black Grille
    • Mopar Black Tubular Side Steps
    • MOPAR Plastic Door Sill Guards
    • MOPAR Cargo Tub Liner
    • MOPAR Stainless Door Sill Guards
    • Mopar Sunrider for Hardtop
    • MOPAR Black Fuel Filler Door
    • MOPAR HD Rock Slider w/Step Assist
    • MOPAR Windshield Tie Down
    • Mopar Cold Air Intake
    • MOPAR Chrome Tube Steps
    • Mopar Mesh Sunbonnet Top
    • MOPAR American Flag Hood Graphic
    • MOPAR Stitched Leather Black
    • MOPAR Perforated Leather Black
    • MOPAR 1941 Hood Graphic
    • Mopar Solid Sunbonnet Top
    • MOPAR Upper Body Side Graphic
    • Mopar Diesel Hood Graphic 3.0L
    • MOPAR Lower Body Side Graphic
    • MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking
  • Anything else that goes in a box
    • Half Doors w/ Uppers
    • Dual Door Group w/ Premium Uppers
    • Dual Door Group w/ Base Uppers
    • Dual Door Group (Lowers Only)
    • Half Doors w/o Uppers
As you can see, even Jeep isn't sure whether it's MOPAR or Mopar.

Significant packages / builds that result in a trip to the build vendor:
  • 4xe - for decal
  • Altitude - for headliner
  • Xtreme Recon (XR) - for tailgate reinforcement++
  • High Tide / Jeep Beach - for tailgate reinforcement++
It goes without saying, but feel free to post corrections.

 
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Yep, I've been in JB hell now since April 25th because of these reasons. Still no Window Sticker for me, only build sheet and the same thing from JC saying I've gone to the vendor for these add-ons.
 

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My Oct '21 build had tube side steps and gas filler door and flew thru JB. Sounds like things have changed (at least for some of the MOPAR options).
 

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Yep, I've been in JB hell now since April 25th because of these reasons. Still no Window Sticker for me, only build sheet and the same thing from JC saying I've gone to the vendor for these add-ons.
Our Jeeps are JB buddies. Mine went there the same day, lol.
 


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Our Jeeps are JB buddies. Mine went there the same day, lol.
Same here. 11/12/21 order with 4/25 build sheet. Now waiting for 4xe hood decal and hard top headliner.
 

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My JLURD has 6 of those items, ordered 1/17 delivered to the dealer 4/28, so it seems that I was lucky. Picking her up TODAY...hopefully all 6 of those items are on it!
 

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Oh yay! [sarcasm] So not only am I waiting for my 1/29 Wrangler to be built, I have like 3 Mopar things in my build. So it's only going to take longer.

I've learned a thing or two about patience during this journey.
 


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I have been in JB for 36 days today. I got my build sheet on 03/30/22. I am about to go crazy.
I ordered 10/09.
Mine was there for 30+ days also. The only Mopar accessory was the rear hinge reinforcement on mine.
 

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Excellent writeup, John. As always, you are doing the heavy lifting around here...

It should be noted that ALL Extreme Recons and High Tide / Beach Edition Jeeps will go through JB as they all get the tailgate reinforcement at a minimum.
 
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Excellent writeup, John. As always, you are doing the heavy lifting around here...

It should be noted that ALL Extreme Recons and High Tide / Beach Edition Jeeps will go through JB as they all get the tailgate reinforcement at a minimum.
Excellent points. Updated.
 
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I imagine all Altitudes end up in JB at some point in time for the hardtop headliner?
Makes sense to me. Updated.

 

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