What modifications are you planning for your 392?

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I've spent some time away from the forums, and now I'm back at it because of the 392. So I suppose this is kind of a re-introduction post. I've been waiting for a Jeep with a V8 from the factory for years, happy to finally have the opportunity to buy one.

I'm curious to hear what others are going to do to theirs. Being it is highly capable and optioned, I wonder if that will mean less modifications.

For me, I'm driving it right from the dealer to my garage:

37x 12.50 x 17's Nitto Trail Grapplers on 17x9 wheels
Full satin wrap (I will post pics after I do it, I don't want to spoil the surprise on what color I choose, but it will be tasteful)
Amp power steps
Mopar or Maximus 3 front bumper hoop
Mopar or Rigid round lights on the hoop
Rigid LED driving lights in place of fogs
Seat covers probably Wet Okole (I don't like leather)
Tint front windows
Some kind of nice looking tail light covers probably Rugged ridge.

Here is a pic of my 5.7 Hemi JK which is being replaced.

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Transfer the wheels from my 2021 Rubicon
Fab Fours front and rear bumpers
Rugged Ridge tail gate hinge and tire carrier
Rock Engineering electric slide steps
Teraflop RT2 Lift with Falcon 3.5 aDapt shocks (if it all fits)
KC Slimlights on the cowl or bumper
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IF I had that kind of money...

Half Doors,
37x12.5R17 Goodyear MT/R,
12,000 lb Warn Winch.
probably change out the spare tire carrier if the tires are too big...

Otherwise the 392 would come with everything I would really want in a Jeep.
 

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Full satin wrap (I will post pics after I do it, I don't want to spoil the surprise on what color I choose, but it will be tasteful)
What's your thoughts on a satin wrap? I love the look but hear that scratches show up easier. I plan to wrap mine too and would love to go with satin. I'll mostly be in the ozarks, so there's plenty of overgrown trails. If a gloss holds up better, I'd probably go with it.


And to answer the thread:
Order placed on a Granite Crystal 392
- Nitto Ridge Grappler 35s on Black Rhino Barstow wheels (bronze)
- Rhino backbone with Pioneer top
- iKamper Skycamp 2.0
- Warn Evo 12-S
.....and all funds are now depleted :)

I'll wait until something breaks to look into a lift and 37s
 
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What's your thoughts on a satin wrap? I love the look but hear that scratches show up easier. I plan to wrap mine too and would love to go with satin. I'll mostly be in the ozarks, so there's plenty of overgrown trails. If a gloss holds up better, I'd probably go with it.


And to answer the thread:
Order placed on a Granite Crystal 392
- Nitto Ridge Grappler 35s on Black Rhino Barstow wheels (bronze)
- Rhino backbone with Pioneer top
- iKamper Skycamp 2.0
- Warn Evo 12-S
.....and all funds are now depleted :)

I'll wait until something breaks to look into a lift and 37s
have been very happy with my satin wrap. I did it twice now. First one 6-7 years ago but I did not put any protection on it so it started to look weary after 5 years. Now the second wrap same color is third year this coming summer. I ceramic coat it each spring and it is holding up GREAT.

I can’t speak to the scratch resistance I only do street and dunes. My guess is not so good.
 

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35 or 37 KM2s on a wheel to be named later. Waiting to see the actual suspension.
Power steps.
Half doors as a post delivery purchase.

That will be it.
 

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Function first. Mine will have to be comfortable on the highway as a daily and be able to handle rocky Texas hill country trails and drive 17 hours to Moab, handle the Badge of Honor trails, and return. As well as handle the heat.

Priority 1 (Immediatly after delivery)
-37x12.5x17 K02s
-Mopar beadlocks or Teraflex Nomads only if stock rims have more than 4.5” BS
-Mopar tire carrier
-Tazer JL Lite
-360deg window tint
-ventilated/messaging drivers seat cushion
-Hot Heads OEM completion kit
-Neoprene foam tape mod for freedom top
-Shorter Radio Antenna
-Armrest storage organizer tray

Priority 2 (Within a few months)
-Mopar Rock Rail Steps
-Xpel Doors/fender flairs/hood/grill
-On board Air (ARB dual vs single)
-Exoshield front window
-Metalcloak Front/rear diff/FAD skid, relocation bracket

Priority 3 (Maybe not needed)
-Suspension upgrade once aftermarket supplies suspension specific to 392 (would need specific springs and shocks for weight of V8)
-Rigid SAE Fog lights
-Mopar Warn Winch
-Best Top Sun Rider

Will skip placing anything in front of the radiator until I’m confident the V8 can handle being worked in 100+ temps.
 
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suggestions?
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My Black 392 is going to get a see through bra and go on a diet.

1. XPEL paint protection Grill, Hood, Fenders and Doors no more scratches. With the painted fenders this is a must have upgrade. I have XPEL on my 2019 Black Rubi and paint looks amazing and takes a beating. https://www.xpel.com/
2. Exoshield front windshield protection. No more rock chips and heat reduction https://www.getexoshield.com/windshield-protection-film
3. Spare tire delete. Will through the spare tire in the back when I do any hard off roading or when required to have a spare. No more big ugly spare tire blocking the view and fighting that heavy tailgate.
4. Rockhard aluminum stubby front and rear bumper. Better protection sway bar motor, rear muffler and better clearance especially bottom rear fenders departure angle.https://www.rockhard4x4.com/
5. 17x8.5Teraflex Nomad Rims 37” BFG KO2’s So long heavy narrow crappy offset 392 mopar rims, I never air down below 15psi so I don’t need those heavy beadlock’s. No spacers needed with the larger tire on the nomads. The 37” KO2 are only 8lbs heavier then the stock 33” KO2’s that are standard on the 392, the lightest 37” tire on the market.

i don’t plan on running a winch with this build all my jeeping buddies run winches so if I need help what are friends for anyway.

250lbs weight reduction so far, less stress on those axles/ujoints also might gain a little height with thos aluminum bumpers spare tire delet. I’m buying this 392 for the torque but also honestly for the speed don’t want to slow it down with a lot of excess weight.
 

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Well said.. like where you’re going with this. Especially the Xpel (I live 5 minutes from the Xpel HQ in San Antonio) and Nomads. I’m 100% on board with the 37 KO2s but the one detail holding me back from the Nomads is the red nobs. Any suggestions on how to get them the same bronze color as the trim on the 392?
 

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Like the OP, I've been off forums for nearly a decade and am catching up on all the great stuff out there for JLs. I'm looking at 37" tires but need to look deeper into KO2 vs KO3's. I've had enough of my MTR's on my JK and am ready to go back to BFG. I'm still deciding on whether I do the Teraflex Nomads or Black Rhino Arsenal wheels. Those throwback center hubs on the Warn wheels look slick too. A winch will be added as well as LOD Signature series sliders. I think I'm going to hold on new bumpers until I decide on tire carrier versus a HD door hinge.

It's like a game of chess and having to think 10 moves ahead of how I ultimately see this Jeep ending. It took 10 years to get my JK exactly how I want it and I did pretty well avoiding redundant/overlapping mods.
 

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Well said.. like where you’re going with this. Especially the Xpel (I live 5 minutes from the Xpel HQ in San Antonio) and Nomads. I’m 100% on board with the 37 KO2s but the one detail holding me back from the Nomads is the red nobs. Any suggestions on how to get them the same bronze color as the trim on the 392?
I guess you could get them powdered coated bronze but I will probably just live with the red for the time being. I have been running on the nomads for over a year on my 19 Rubi never had a problem they balance well and 13 15 psi never throws bead. Plus the automatic deflator nobs and rash rings work great.
 

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My Black 392 is going to get a see through bra and go on a diet.

1. XPEL paint protection Grill, Hood, Fenders and Doors no more scratches. With the painted fenders this is a must have upgrade. I have XPEL on my 2019 Black Rubi and paint looks amazing and takes a beating. https://www.xpel.com/
2. Exoshield front windshield protection. No more rock chips and heat reduction https://www.getexoshield.com/windshield-protection-film
3. Spare tire delete. Will through the spare tire in the back when I do any hard off roading or when required to have a spare. No more big ugly spare tire blocking the view and fighting that heavy tailgate.
4. Rockhard aluminum stubby front and rear bumper. Better protection sway bar motor, rear muffler and better clearance especially bottom rear fenders departure angle.https://www.rockhard4x4.com/
5. 17x8.5Teraflex Nomad Rims 37” BFG KO2’s So long heavy narrow crappy offset 392 mopar rims, I never air down below 15psi so I don’t need those heavy beadlock’s. No spacers needed with the larger tire on the nomads. The 37” KO2 are only 8lbs heavier then the stock 33” KO2’s that are standard on the 392, the lightest 37” tire on the market.

i don’t plan on running a winch with this build all my jeeping buddies run winches so if I need help what are friends for anyway.

250lbs weight reduction so far, less stress on those axles/ujoints also might gain a little height with thos aluminum bumpers spare tire delet. I’m buying this 392 for the torque but also honestly for the speed don’t want to slow it down with a lot of excess weight.
What’s an approx cost for the XPEL paint protection?
 

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