I'm hearing some scuttlebutt about using hockey pucks as a 1" body lift. Has anyone done this on their JK if so pros/cons. Do you know if you need anything extra for your steering linkage? I can't seem to find a tutorial online of how to do it.
Probably cost the same if you factor in your extra time and effort if you just buy the kit from someone and it will be designed for it.
Had her evaluated for trade-in value...a bittersweet feeling. Love my 11 JKU but taking steps to trade her in for a 13 JK 2 door. It is the classic look and feel I have always wanted. Got the JKU because I needed the space. My daughter is 21 now and I rarely have someone in my back seat. My significant other and I do have a dog, also, but he is 15 and not doing that great these days.
Am I crazy to give up the room? Checking out the 2 door Rubicon, it seems I could get the dog bed in (with the 25 lb dog in it) sideways and still have room in the back for a couple of duffle bags on top of each other. This would be with the rear seat folded up, of course.
I am awaiting pricing, but I think I can trade my 11 JKU for a 13 JK with upgrades and either keep the same payment or be below it without any money down. Would get me additional things like the pentastar engine, premium soft top (which I tried and is SO much easier to put down...I am petite so this matters big time), remote start, heated seats, rubicon offroad extras, nice wheels, etc. Would probably swap my NAV into it since I purchased that not long ago.
I have my choices down to 2 Rubis....white with black cloth rubi seats or true blue with black leather seats. Both have heated seats. I love leather but am concerned about how hot it would get with the roof off in the summer.
I welcome any feedback on any of this particularly going from a 4 door to a 2 door.
Just broke the news to my partner that I want to trade for a 2 door JK. Thought it might be an issue...NOPE....totally supportive for me to do what I want to do. Helped me make up my mind about some options, too. I'm sooooo excited!! Now I just need those dealer numbers to come back!
2013 JK 2 Door Rubicon-Bright White
2011 JKU Sport - Deep Cherry Red (Traded)
Got her loaded up and sent her off to Texas. I'll won't see her again until 5/25.
"It's good to be back in a Jeep!" Me, 5/28/12
'We are either alone in the universe or we are not. Both ideas are equally terrifying.' Arthur C. Clarke Medusa - 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sport Demi - 2002 Wrangler X
I order a set of Mopar black Jeep letters off of Amazon for $8.50.
I used masking tape to mark the left and right boundaries of the letters. I then peeled off the chrome "p" (just "sawed" some thread behind it). Cleaned up the old residue, then used another strip of masking tape to mark the bottoms of the letters. Peel off the rest of the letters, clear up the residue, and place the new black letters on using the masking tape to align everything. Took about 20 mins.