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Old 04-18-2014, 08:05 AM   #1
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Amalesh's Build

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SportS - Flame Red

Here is my build plan, I am sure some stuff will change over time and based on the feedback I get...
  1. Side Steps - For the kids to be able to climb in...
  2. Smittybilt xRC M.O.D. Front Bumper - Center Section
  3. Smittybilt xRC M.O.D. Front Stinger
  4. Winch (make / model TBD)
  5. AEV 2.5" DualSport XT Lift
  6. Tires - Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac (315-70-17) or (285-70-18)
  7. Wheels - (make / model TBD) Suggestions welcome
  8. Tire Carrier - (make / model TBD) Suggestions welcome

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Old 04-18-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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So far, I have the side steps, got very generic ones for cheap, not sure how they would hold up on the trails, but I will replace them with something better when they are ready to be replaced. Got them without too much thinking, but at least did not drop a whole bunch of cash on them either...

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Old 04-18-2014, 08:07 AM   #3
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Also, got my Smittybilt xRCD Mod Bumper center section installed. Now next up, the stinger...plan to work on the tires / wheels when the stock tires don't have any tread left and are ready to be replaced.

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That's my little helper standing in the newly mounted bumper !!
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:14 PM   #4
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Also, got my Smittybilt xRCD Mod Bumper center section installed. Now next up, the stinger...plan to work on the tires / wheels when the stock tires don't have any tread left and are ready to be replaced. That's my little helper standing in the newly mounted bumper !!
I just got the same bumper, flying thru Dallas today on my way back home, mine arrived while I was out of town. Can you tell me how the center section install went? Did you have to drill or oversize any holes or does it just bolt straight up? I got the Wings with lights and the bull bar instead of the stinger. Looks good on your red jeep though. I'm doing the same route with my wheels and tires, 2014 2 door Rubi. Its not a daily driver so it may take me a while to wear out the BFG Mud Terrains. Plus I am going to get a second set of Dura trac's for winter in Washington State.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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Also, got my Smittybilt xRCD Mod Bumper center section installed. Now next up, the stinger...plan to work on the tires / wheels when the stock tires don't have any tread left and are ready to be replaced.

That's my little helper standing in the newly mounted bumper !!
Looks like you had a PRO giving you a hand today! All jeepers should be so lucky!

Nice rig!
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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I just got the same bumper, flying thru Dallas today on my way back home, mine arrived while I was out of town. Can you tell me how the center section install went? Did you have to drill or oversize any holes or does it just bolt straight up? I got the Wings with lights and the bull bar instead of the stinger. Looks good on your red jeep though. I'm doing the same route with my wheels and tires, 2014 2 door Rubi. Its not a daily driver so it may take me a while to wear out the BFG Mud Terrains. Plus I am going to get a second set of Dura trac's for winter in Washington State.
The removal of stock bumper was a bit annoying on the very first step. The plastic screws holding the cover plate above the bumper refused to come off and actually the head got damaged before I realized that they were plastic. Once that was off, rear was not as bad. I had to unseat the vacuum pump (that's what it is I think). The install of the xRC was a lot easier. I did not have to drill on the front as all bolts fit perfectly. The bottom skid plate does require the drilling which I have not done. Won't do either.
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Looks like you had a PRO giving you a hand today! All jeepers should be so lucky! Nice rig!
Haha my 6 yr old boy loves to get his hands dirty. Jeeper in training !!
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:25 PM   #8
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And installed the D-Rings on the bumper today. Now it has some contrast and looks better. Can't wait for the stinger to show up on Tuesday...

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Installed my Smittybilt xRC M.O.D. Stinger today !!

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Old 05-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #10
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Next up SpiderWebShade - Done !!

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