I have been reading this forum for the past several months as I have been mulling over my Jeep purchase and I just wanted to send out a general thank you to everyone who posts here and shares information and experiences. I cannot say how much this has helped me through the process of purchasing and modding my rig.
I grew up wheeling with my dad and have always had the bug, but have never been able to match up the funds, opportunity and timing until now. The pics beloe were taken in 1978... (I'm the kid in the CAT beanie).
Although I initially had my heart set on Billet, once I saw True Blue in person, there was no looking back. I got the JKUR, and within two weeks added the Rampage front bumper, XRC rear bumper and tire carrier, Ace rock rails, Warn VR8000 winch, AEV 2.5 Inch lift, Argent AEV Savegre wheels and 315/70/17 Duratracs. Reading (probably) thousands of posts on this forum helped me choose each mod, and in many cases, also helped me through install issues as they arose.
I absolutely love how everything has turned out, and, other than the coin neccesary to buy everything, I owe much of the results to this forum. Thanks! (the down side is that I'm now broke... lol). Here are some poser shots (including one with two of my kids that reminded me of the one taken with me and my dadf back in 1978):
Looks good...nice choices!!! Bumpers and winches are next on my list.
Here is a pic of mine.
---------------------------------------- 2013 True Blue Pearl Coat Unlimited Rubicon Auto/4.10/Dual Top/Connectivity/Heated Leather/Max Tow/Auto AC/Remote Start/730N
2010 Black Unlimited Rubicon - sold
2007 Black Rubicon - sold My 2013 Triple Blue Unlimited Rubicon Build Thread
Thanks again. The best part is that the forum helped make fairly economic decisions. My neighbor (also a Jeeper) came by yesterday and gave a few compliments. He wanted to know how much I spent on the mods. His guess... $15K... lol... Not even close. Not even half of that.
I had originally considered the AEV build ($14K), but am so glad that I built it up myself with each part having to stand on its own merits and value proposition. Also enjoy the fact that very few rigs will be running with my exact set-up. I like being somewhat unique (even in a group of JKUR's running 35's, sliders, bumpers, etc.).
2013 True Blue JKUR * AEV 2.5 Lift * AEV Argent Savegre Wheels * 315/70/17 Duratracs * Ace Rock Rails * Rampage Front Recovery Bumper * XRC Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier * Warn VR8000 Winch * AEV ProCal Module * MyGig Lockpick for 430N
Jeep looks amazing! In the process now of ordering a True Blue JKUR as well (hashing out financials) and seeing yours made me feel comfy ordering the paint matched top with the black fenders. Great rig man!
What do you want to be when you grow up son?
I want to be a fireman!
Sorry, you can only do one or the other: Grow up or be a fireman!
Outstanding build and it is great to see you continuing the life style with your kids. Maybe they will be posting these shots with their new rig in 15 years or so. Keep on Jeeping and keep the rubber side down
2007 Black JKU now known as the Black Mistress. Dynatrack PR 44 front w/RCV axles, 4:88 Gears, Eaton 4P E-Lockers, 2.5 TF Coil Lift with 1" TF spacers, Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs on MB Chaos 5 Wheels, XRC MOD front Bumper, Smitybilt X2O Comp 8000 Winch, LOD Gen 4 Rear Bumper, s-Pod Swith system, Amp Research Retractable Side Steps, Polly performance Suspension Bolt upgrade Superchip Programer and more