What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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Installed Hotheads headliners and their sound-deadening insulation strips:

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Sweet! How is it?? I'll be getting it very soon...well technically it's my bday gift, but can't wait to see the difference.
 

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Sweet! How is it?? I'll be getting it very soon...well technically it's my bday gift, but can't wait to see the difference.
So far, so good. Definitely makes a noticeable difference but nothing insanely drastic.

Installation was a breeze; definitely refer to their website’s how-to videos.

Go to your preferred hardware store and buy a can of acetone for the installation prep.

The biggest PITA for the installation was the mess (and cleanup) made when you use the sandpaper on the part of the hardtop where the adhesive connects.

Wear a face mask and eye protection since all that powdery mess that rubs off is composite fiberglass, etc.
 

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A week ago on Sat, brought my 20 rubicon over to local Jeep store where I buy all my cars and a friend who is a tech there helped me install a bunch of parts. I had the Fox shocks, Steer Smarts Track bar, Falcon Adjsutable Steering Stabilizer, Rock Hard Front and Rear LCA Skids, Synergy Brace, North Ridge Grade 8 shoulder bolts for the Control arms, track Bars and shocks, Mopar longer Fr LCAs, and dynomax delete pipe. also installed a UPR catch can and aligned it once everything was install. Took the whole day. Drives real nice and rides a little better with the Fox shocks. These were the 0-1.5" units, wasnt looking to lift anything but measured before and after and gained about 1/2" in front 1" in the rear.

another reason to buy local and make some good friends who are techs. I gave my pal a UPR catch can kit for his Gladiator and gave him a hand a few months back when he lifted it and put 37s and rust proofed it.

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I haven’t decided if I will do a character again. When I had my JKU, I actually put my last name in Chinese as a decal on each side (my old dog, Connor is either very proud of the Jeep or just making fun of my eyes :CWL: :facepalm:).

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Exhaust looks great, and awesome pic of the JK, character and proud Connor!
 

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A week ago on Sat, brought my 20 rubicon over to local Jeep store where I buy all my cars and a friend who is a tech there helped me install a bunch of parts. I had the Fox shocks, Steer Smarts Track bar, Falcon Adjsutable Steering Stabilizer, Rock Hard Front and Rear LCA Skids, Synergy Brace, North Ridge Grade 8 shoulder bolts for the Control arms, track Bars and shocks, Mopar longer Fr LCAs, and dynomax delete pipe. also installed a UPR catch can and aligned it once everything was install. Took the whole day. Drives real nice and rides a little better with the Fox shocks. These were the 0-1.5" units, wasnt looking to lift anything but measured before and after and gained about 1/2" in front 1" in the rear.

another reason to buy local and make some good friends who are techs. I gave my pal a UPR catch can kit for his Gladiator and gave him a hand a few months back when he lifted it and put 37s and rust proofed it.

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20 Jeep Rear Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Rock hard LCA Skid.jpg


20 Jeep sector shaft brace and trac bar.jpg


20 Jeep synergy brace steer smarts trac bar.jpg


20 Jeep Front Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Rock hard LCA Skid.jpg


20 Jeep sector shaft brace and trac bar.jpg


20Jeep Rock hard Rear Control Arm skid.jpg


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I had the Falcon steering stabilizer on with Fox shocks...OCD kicked in and I had to make it right!
 

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How does it steer with the upgraded suspension items? I've read enough negative items about the sector shaft brace but am really considering that track bar. Would like to tighten up my steering. I have the same shocks and like the ride but need to get rid of some steering slop.

A week ago on Sat, brought my 20 rubicon over to local Jeep store where I buy all my cars and a friend who is a tech there helped me install a bunch of parts. I had the Fox shocks, Steer Smarts Track bar, Falcon Adjsutable Steering Stabilizer, Rock Hard Front and Rear LCA Skids, Synergy Brace, North Ridge Grade 8 shoulder bolts for the Control arms, track Bars and shocks, Mopar longer Fr LCAs, and dynomax delete pipe. also installed a UPR catch can and aligned it once everything was install. Took the whole day. Drives real nice and rides a little better with the Fox shocks. These were the 0-1.5" units, wasnt looking to lift anything but measured before and after and gained about 1/2" in front 1" in the rear.

another reason to buy local and make some good friends who are techs. I gave my pal a UPR catch can kit for his Gladiator and gave him a hand a few months back when he lifted it and put 37s and rust proofed it.
 

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A week ago on Sat, brought my 20 rubicon over to local Jeep store where I buy all my cars and a friend who is a tech there helped me install a bunch of parts. I had the Fox shocks, Steer Smarts Track bar, Falcon Adjsutable Steering Stabilizer, Rock Hard Front and Rear LCA Skids, Synergy Brace, North Ridge Grade 8 shoulder bolts for the Control arms, track Bars and shocks, Mopar longer Fr LCAs, and dynomax delete pipe. also installed a UPR catch can and aligned it once everything was install. Took the whole day. Drives real nice and rides a little better with the Fox shocks. These were the 0-1.5" units, wasnt looking to lift anything but measured before and after and gained about 1/2" in front 1" in the rear.

another reason to buy local and make some good friends who are techs. I gave my pal a UPR catch can kit for his Gladiator and gave him a hand a few months back when he lifted it and put 37s and rust proofed it.

20 Jeep Front Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Rock hard LCA Skid.jpg


20 Jeep sector shaft brace and trac bar.jpg


20 Jeep synergy brace steer smarts trac bar.jpg


20 Jeep Front Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Fox shock.jpg


20 Jeep Rear Rock hard LCA Skid.jpg


20 Jeep sector shaft brace and trac bar.jpg


20Jeep Rock hard Rear Control Arm skid.jpg


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Which engine do you have and how does the Dynomax Exhaust delete sound?
 

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I installed some creature comforts.
  1. SpiderWebShade - JLKini (Works with Bestop Sunrider)
  2. Rugged Ridge Entry Guards
  3. BedRug Headliner Kit
  4. Windshield Sun Shade - A1 Shades (XS) - Perfect fit
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How does it steer with the upgraded suspension items? I've read enough negative items about the sector shaft brace but am really considering that track bar. Would like to tighten up my steering. I have the same shocks and like the ride but need to get rid of some steering slop.
It steered nice 100% stock, no wandering, no play in the wheel, tracked nice and straight.
All the mods should keep it that way, dont notice any difference, it rides better because of the shocks. I have the stabilizer set on medium. I guess the brace will make sure there is no play in the steering box, the SM track bar should keep the front axle centered and the grade 8 bolts should keep and wear to a min in the bushings, also the longer LCAs gave me 6.5 degrees in the caster. Not sure what it was with the stock LCA.
 
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Which engine do you have and how does the Dynomax Exhaust delete sound?
I have the 3.6 auto, second app of the dynomax, have the same on Wife's Sahara.
You will get more noise in 1-5 gears and as upshifts in 6,7,8 it quiets down. V6s are not the best sounding engine. It is actually quiet at idle and volume of sound is RPM dependant, some like it, some not. I am guessing it will add some mpg, was getting 20.4 for first 3000 miles, will see what I get going forward with same driving. I guestimate it is good for .5 to1 mpg, wife is avg 21.7 on hers. Will see.
 

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seriously. I swear every item I’ve wanted I went elsewhere because they never have anything in stock. It’s like they’re just a middle man at this point. Have to wait for the manufacturers to drop ship. Unless it’s specifically a quadratec brand. I keep having to use amazon which is annoying. I’d rather support someone else.
I have ordered a couple of things from Quadratec, that were on back order (they definitely seem to be having some issues).
The first shipped the day after I ordered it (but should have been a two week wait.)
The second, was shipped a few days after I ordered, again I was expecting over a week based on the estimated shipping date.

I t seems that they are at the mercy of their vendors, as one was drop shipped and one came from Quadratec.
 

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You can actually buy smoked/dark to replace those two reflectors. Most guys have to pull the bumper to install them though. Alternative to that and way way less expensive is to just plasti-dip them black. Easy to do and takes little time. Geeeez, I even plasti-dipped by NYS, EZpass.. 8-)
If u do anything buy upgraded smoked led side markers oracle and Morimoto have them available only Morimoto has the turn signal. If u do anything else they will look like shit and u won’t be able to see the light.
 
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