Treebeard Build Thread (2020 Wrangler JLU Rubi)

BlackEyeII

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My lovely wife finally got her Jeep last month, and this will be our build thread and journey.

My wife and I are both new to jeeping, but we we want to get to a point where we can do some overlanding and some light crawling.
I already committed our first trail mistake not 1 week into ownership. I backed into a tree getting off the trail at Tahuya. Fortunately it was a super low speed bump, and just popped some of the rear corner pieces a bit, and I was able to snap them back together. That trail is still a bit much for us to solo with a stock Rubi, but we think we can get it with some recovery gear in place. (An experienced Jeeper would likely snicker at us)

Please feel free to comment and or provide any insight to our build that you might have. This list is both of us watching videos and reading reviews online.
(This is a 2.0T with ESS model 8speed ZF, with tow package and cold weather package)

There are little things that we bring as well, but they aren't really a big thing

<Pictures Coming...>

Phase 0 (Basic recovery and safety) (In-Progress)

(done) Shovel (US GI Military Original Issue E-Tool Entrenching Shovel)
(done) Recovery Boards (X-BULL New Recovery Traction Tracks)
(done) High lift jack mount (HM-900)
(done) Recovery Kit (GearAmerica Off-Road Recovery Mega Kit)
(done) High Lift Jack (Hi-Lift 48")
Fire Extinguisher (From our Garage for now)
(done) First Aid Kit / Survival Kit (Custom mix no real trauma though)
Seat Belt cutter
Maps / Compass (Using Gia GPS on phone right now)
Wire Saw
Flashlight
Duct Tape/Zip Ties/Tools/Tire Repair kit (Deciding on what goes in there along the way...)
Extra Fluids (Brake/Trans/Oil/PS/Brake Cleaner)

Phase 1 (This is the batch that should get us out wheeling for a bit) (Need to order on Black Friday)

Terraflex 1.75" wheel spacers (2)
37" Tires (Milestar Patagonia MT)
Suspension lift (Metalcloak Game Changer 2.5" w/rocksports shocks)
Procal snap (might go mini-tazer... not sure)
Air up system ARB air compressor (+ Grimm remote mount and dual ARB)
Spare tire relocation kit (large size)
Arcus Steel Bumper w/Winch plate and bull bar
Warn Evo 10s winch
Front Skid Plate
Factor 55 Flat Link
Factor 55 Fairlead

Phase 2 (This is likely 6 months or better out after our binge above)


LOD Rock Sliders / Step
Roof Winch (Garage for hardtop)
BestTop Soft Top Ultra
Truama Bag
BMS Engine Tuner
CB / Hand Radio
LED headlights (Oracle 9")
LED turn indicators (Will look at Oracle)
LED fog lights (Will look at Oracle)
LED tail lights (Will look at Oracle)
Steel Rear Bumper (not sure)
Tailgate reinforcement (not sure we need this as Patagonia 37 is only 20 lbs more than the stock K02)
Tailgate tray
GPS (Something that will allow connectivity as well maybe for texts)
Jeep Bike Rack
Roll bar grab handles (Oh Noh!)
Terraflex Nomad Wheels (Deluxe) Likely new tires.. maybe 38's :)
Rachet Straps
 
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BlackEyeII

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Thanks for considering us to be a part of the build! We are happy to help if you have questions about LED options down the line.
 

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I highly recommend the oracle oculus (9in) bi-led headlights. they didnt take long to install and look incredible. a little on the pricier side but I tried other options before and nothing came close
 

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