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    Learning about the JL with "Big Bird"

    So this will be my official build thread. First off, I am not naming my wife's JL Big Bird. That's what my friends call it so I think it's funny.

    My goal with the JL is to build it slowly in steps just to see what each modification does, how it performs, etc. I like being able to give advice actually knowing what I'm talking about.

    So anyway here is how the Jeep started this morning. I have already swapped out the Jeep badges (wife hates Chrome), swapped in LED tail lamps and added a Tazer. Otherwise it's just a basic Sport S





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    Today's task was put on my new fenders and see if 35s fit without lifting it at all.

    Surprise surprise it works fine. I bet it would rub good on trail but there are more mods coming before it sees a trail.

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    Next up is a mild lift, some Rancho adjustable shocks and Geo brackets, new front bumper, and Rubicon axles. Probably after Christmas that fun begins.

    In the spring it will go up one more phase when I put on the 37s

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    Awesome! I for some reason thought I saw you with a set of coilovers or something

    The JL is already lookin great and all you've done is throw on some bigger tires LOL. Can't wait to see what comes next

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    Having fun building up your wife's Jeep, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Awesome! I for some reason thought I saw you with a set of coilovers or something

    The JL is already lookin great and all you've done is throw on some bigger tires LOL. Can't wait to see what comes next
    Like these? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13_gecko_rubi View Post
    Like these? :-)

    It will get there in spring

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    umm, well yeah - those

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    Looking good, crazy how just a set of Rubicon fenders and tires totally change the look

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    Looking good, sounds like you have a awesome build planned

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    2018 Jeep JLUR, Granite Crystal Metallic, Automatic, 2" Mopar Suspension Lift, 37x12x17 Toyo Open Country R/T Tires.

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    So lucky to have a wife on board for the build!! My wife doesn't understand why I cant leave vehicles alone. Whether it's my Pontiac G8 or the Jeep. I usually use take off parts or wait for big sales so she doesn't get too mad at me.

    Jeep is looking great already!

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