Wanderer - 18 JLU Sport

WandererJL

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Nate
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2018 JLU Sport
So, after months of research and planning and about four days of immense sweating and a little bleeding in the Florida heat, our vision for our rig is starting to take shape. The wife and I have self installed everything so far, we still have a lot of wish list left but so far i think it's looking pretty good.

Currently installed:
  • Metalcloak 3.5 Gamechanger lift with Rocksport Shocks
  • Yukon 4.88 Ring and Pinion front and rear
  • ARB RD245 rear locker
  • ARB RD100 front locker
  • 17x9 Method 105 beadlocks
  • 37x12.50R17 Milestar Patagonia M/T
  • NFab RKR rock rails with drip steps (probably coming off soon)
  • Smittybilt XRC front bumper
  • Smittybilt X2O Gen2 10k winch with synthetic rope
  • Factor 55 Flatlink Expert
  • Bartact front and rear seat covers.
  • ARB dual 12v air compressor
Future plans:
  • Metalcloak Undercloak or Rock Hard Belly Pan Skids
  • Better rock sliders (in my opinion the nfab variety relies on pinch seam too much for support which scares me a little)
  • Metalcloak or JCR Fenders
  • JCR molle panel for tailgate (on order)
  • KC Gravity Pro6 lights (2 driving and 2 spot)
  • Some sort of rock lights (leaning towards KC Cyclones)
  • Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper
  • Some sort of moly shafts front and rear, haven't looked into this too much yet so I dont know what's out there for the JL yet.
  • Dynatrac ProRock 44 front Axle (maybe, once the 30 gives up)
Many thanks to @chevymitchell for the detailed gear swap explanation. While not exactly what I was doing much of the process was the same.


So far, the build is great. No ruckus coming from either gear set and the jeep rides like a dream. My wife even mentioned that at times she forgets it has been lifted until she goes to get out and almost falls...

Now we just need to complete a few shakedown runs before Sheriff's Jeepfest labor day weekend.

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Jersey_JLU

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Sean
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So, after months of research and planning and about four days of immense sweating and a little bleeding in the Florida heat, our vision for our rig is starting to take shape. The wife and I have self installed everything so far, we still have a lot of wish list left but so far i think it's looking pretty good.

Currently installed:
  • Metalcloak 3.5 Gamechanger lift with Rocksport Shocks
  • Yukon 4.88 Ring and Pinion front and rear
  • ARB RD245 rear locker
  • ARB RD100 front locker
  • 17x9 Method 105 beadlocks
  • 37x12.50R17 Milestar Patagonia M/T
  • NFab RKR rock rails with drip steps (probably coming off soon)
  • Smittybilt XRC front bumper
  • Smittybilt X2O Gen2 10k winch with synthetic rope
  • Factor 55 Flatlink Expert
  • Bartact front and rear seat covers.
  • ARB dual 12v air compressor
Future plans:
  • Metalcloak Undercloak or Rock Hard Belly Pan Skids
  • Better rock sliders (in my opinion the nfab variety relies on pinch seam too much for support which scares me a little)
  • Metalcloak or JCR Fenders
  • JCR molle panel for tailgate (on order)
  • KC Gravity Pro6 lights (2 driving and 2 spot)
  • Some sort of rock lights (leaning towards KC Cyclones)
  • Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper
  • Some sort of moly shafts front and rear, haven't looked into this too much yet so I dont know what's out there for the JL yet.
  • Dynatrac ProRock 44 front Axle (maybe, once the 30 gives up)
Many thanks to @chevymitchell for the detailed gear swap explanation. While not exactly what I was doing much of the process was the same.


So far, the build is great. No ruckus coming from either gear set and the jeep rides like a dream. My wife even mentioned that at times she forgets it has been lifted until she goes to get out and almost falls...

Now we just need to complete a few shakedown runs before Sheriff's Jeepfest labor day weekend.

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20190615_183237.jpg
20190609_102551.jpg
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Jeep looks amazing, lots of good hardware on your rig!
 

Az-jewel

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Julie
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‘18 JLU Sport S
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Looks great! Love that you planned it out and did it yourselves! Great job!
 

jmcdtucson

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Holy Moses! Very nice.
Wanderer is the name I've been looking at for my Jeep. Only in part because of the steering. Ha!
 
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WandererJL

WandererJL

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Nate
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Holy Moses! Very nice.
Wanderer is the name I've been looking at for my Jeep. Only in part because of the steering. Ha!
Lol. After lift installation before alignment I thought the same thing. Steering was very loose at first and the jeep wandered all over the road. Alignment cured that though.
 

jmcdtucson

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That first picture may be the most badass picture I've ever seen on this site.
 

Trav.city

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Nice build. I’ll like the blue rings with the red. Nice lift in the work shop as well.
 

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