Willys Edition JL Club Thread

Dubv09

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Picked up my 2021 Willys in December. I am really happy with it. To me, it is the package with the best overall value. I’ve done some minor modifications that I thought I’d share with this community.

Sound System
The stereo install was the biggest investment. The stock system was just completely lacking. I also had issues with CarPlay frequently disconnecting. My first upgrade was to the OEM 8.4” Uconnect system. I found a like-new one on eBay for $1,100. That install took about 30 minutes and within a few hours, it had synced up with my Jeep and everything worked great. I did lose the center console USB port, which is a known issue with upgrading to the 8.4”. I was able to sell my 7” for about $500 to offset the cost of the upgrade.

Infinity Reference Tweeters (these are plug and play for the front dash and roll bar tweeters).
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_108R3032CM/Infinity-Reference-REF-3032cfx.html

Kicker 300W mono amp
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-B5eglsc3yWR/p_206CXA3001/Kicker-43CXA300-1.html

JL Audio amp rack (makes it so you can seamlessly mount the amp under the passenger seat)
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13699837/JL-Audio-SBA-J-JLU-UAR.html

JL Audio Stealthbox (crazy expensive, but the only subwoofer I could find with great sound that also kept a very clean look)
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13694666/JL-Audio-Stealthbox-2-ohm-Passenger-Side.html

Kicker Line Input Converter (I tapped into the rear speaker wires in the B Pillar)
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_20646KISL/Kicker-46KISL.html

Metra speaker wire adapters (these make the swapping out of the tweeters very simple)
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_120727902/Metra-72-7902-Speaker-Wiring-Adapters.html

Amp install kit
https://www.amazon.com/BOSS-Audio-Amplifier-Installation-Wiring/dp/B000FKP7TY/

Appearance

I removed the Willys stickers from the hood and the 4WD sticker from the back. I just wasn’t a fan of the stock badging. I added a fender vent decal I found on Etsy since I’ve always loved Jeep’s patriotic history. I also had the dealer tint the front windows, which they did for $75.

Decal
https://www.etsy.com/listing/820160614/american-flag-side-fender-vent-decal?ref=hp_rv-1&frs=1

Fuel door
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078828JZ6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Rough Country Nerf Steps
https://www.roughcountry.com/rc-jeep-wheel-to-wheel-nerf-steps-rcj1866.html

Lighting
I took off the factory 3rd brake light that sits above the spare tire and added this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B082MDGRRZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Raxiom Horizon LED Tail Lights
https://www.extremeterrain.com/raxiom-jeep-wrangler-horizon-led-tail-lights-j133625-jl.html

Diode Dynamics LED sidemarkers
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/marker-lights/dd5068-diode-dynamics-sidemarkers

Oracle Switchback Signal/DRL LEDs
https://www.morris4x4center.com/oracle-7443ck-led-light-bulbs-amber-and-white-pair.html

Interior
Dock lock covers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QZ445XD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Center console organizer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SDNFKN4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Roll bar grab handles
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HHWGLM2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Door sill guards
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LG1NS41/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Grab handle storage
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VLL84F3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hard top quick removal bolts
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075M4HH7Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Jeep cargo mat (I didn’t like any of the other options and this offered decent coverage for a low price)
https://www.extremeterrain.com/alterum-jeep-logo-cargo-floor-mat-black-8718-jeep-yj-tj-jk-jl.html

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question on the switchbacks and fender lights. Did you have to install a resister? I’m a first time Jeep owner and not particularly handy. I’m working up the confidence to take on more and more little mods. Just did the gas cap and that was fun. Thinking of doing the fender lights, most videos I’ve seen talk about installing a resister and I’m not sure if that’s something I want to tackle just yet. I clicked on the lights you bought and it looks like they call out the fact you don’t need to do a resister, just wanted to confirm if that was the case.
 

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question on the switchbacks and fender lights. Did you have to install a resister? I’m a first time Jeep owner and not particularly handy. I’m working up the confidence to take on more and more little mods. Just did the gas cap and that was fun. Thinking of doing the fender lights, most videos I’ve seen talk about installing a resister and I’m not sure if that’s something I want to tackle just yet. I clicked on the lights you bought and it looks like they call out the fact you don’t need to do a resister, just wanted to confirm if that was the case.
Correct. For the lights I linked, no resistor is needed. Incredibly easy install. Maybe 5-10 minutes for each side.
 

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do the gas Willys not come with a fuel door? my Diesel Willys did,...
probably because the DEF cap and the bright green Diesel fuel cap would be too weird for some people to look at? ;)

FWIW, i also yanked the "4WD" sticker off the tailgate (i mean, who cares? isn't that what J**ps are supposed to be anyway?), but yanked the "Wrangler" and "Unlimited" stickers leaving only the JEEP sticker on the sides.
i had planned to yank the "WILLYS" stickers off of the hood, but they've kinda' grown on me a bit,.. though i might still replace them with the 'distressed' version from previous years models.

 

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