Been stalking here for awhile. Iíve been on wranglerforum for 5+ years. Iím hoping JKOwners has some traffic. I have a heavily modded TJ. Finally ready to sell. Sheís been amazing but Iíve been working hard for years and itís time to treat myself. I had a fairly specific list of needs in mind. Been looking hard for months, maybe a year. Had to fit within a cash sale. I wanted to kind of ride someone elseís dime this time and not build from the ground up.
Iím taking delivery of a 2013 JKUR on Monday. Picking up from one state over. Itís 35k miles, manual, hard top. Custom metallic flake, semi-gloss clear. Has a couple dings and scars. Interior is amazing. Because I enjoy the challenge and the interaction lol. Fairly modded, BDS 6Ē long arm + 1Ē body lift, King bypasses and bump stops, Fox ATS stabilizer, 4.88 regear, factory lockers, Adams front and Rear DSís, CrMo front and rear axle shafts. Smittybilt welded-in fenders on all corners. Not my favorite but Iíve received an extensive video and being a minor fabricator, the work is incredible. Smittybilt Front and rear bumpers and sliders that are not my favorite brand but closed-up to leave no gaps from body lift. Warn Zeon 12-S. Warn + Rigid light bars. 40Ē Nitto M/Tís on 17Ē Method 106 beadlocks. A system that is probably $3-4K. First time in my life that I wonít have to build out a system. Itís got Alpine amps and Alpine shallow subs that I am ecstatic over. Custom box that takes up the back floor. I lose no square footage, only about 8Ē of height. Amps are built in to tailgate. Touchscreen + nav + front and rear cams.
The fact that this dude has been on 40Ē tires in Cali, actually wheeling, and hasnít shredded a 44 diff or a housing helped the sale. He said he babies his stuff and heís not lying. Itís in Sacramento and Iím in Phoenix. I didnít want to ship because itís too much money to deposit in a bank (IRS) and itís too much money to not meet up. He offered an extra $200 off price if I wanted to come to Sacramento. He also offered to drive it down this weekend, as he and his wife are vacationing in San Diego. So Iíll be driving to San Diego. Only a 5-6 hour drive.
Immediate needs are steering. I have access to machining, so Iím gonna build a kit like Fusionís ď2.5 tonĒ kit. 1.75Ē OD 7075 aluminum rod that I will have my friend cut threads inside of, Rare Parts 1.25Ē shank treís with threaded tre inserts, all 4 same sized tapers (Iíll ream pitman). Iím going to use the big bend treís so that this setup can be switched over to a Dana 60 within a year or 2 when Iím ready to build and swap in. Iím skipping the Reid knuckles for this reason. No sense spending the money when I know it can be wheeled. Rare Parts REGULAR ball joints, because Iím not putting $600 ball joints on a temporary axle. DL flip is already flipped with axle side raised TB bracket. Iíll be doing a ram assist setup. Probably go Redhead Steering gear box, stock pump, add a cooler. I have a local source for all my hose and connection needs. Again, this will all transfer to the D60 when the time comes.
Iíll be lining the hard top, being that Iím in Phoenix. I will be personally making sure the AC is cherry. My good friend has a window tint shop that will be done the day after I get back. 5% ceramic all the way around.
Onboard air. ARB twin and a 2 gallon tank. Iíll plumb quick air discos front and rear. Iíd do belt-driven but I have the high power Dewalt 20V Impact Wrench that always goes wheeling with me. Always carry a breaker bar in the daily toolkit.
Seat covers to protect an interior in excellent condition. My dog, Wrangler, will have free roam of the Jeep lol
Iíll probably truss and gusset the axles because itís cheap, easy and a shred more piece of mind.
Thatís about it. Hopefully I can learn and teach on here. Hereís some of the pics that pulled me in...
Last edited by Laggy; 05-16-2019 at 05:12 AM.