I'm planning on a very long road trip through North America with the Jeep... possibly even South America as well... but with all journey's I have to start somewhere.. Does WF let me link out to my blog? I'm still working on the blog: vagabondexpedition.com
Brand new 2012 Wrangler Unlimited "Altitude Edition".
GOBI Stealth rack finally arrived and installed it:
Picked up some mud at work too... that ford F250 got stuck in a puddle - 4wd and 4lo wouldn't get me out... I wanted to see how the jeep would react, and it walked through in 2wd with easy. I had to force it to get dirty that day!
12V accessory socket above the rear view mirror - I have it power my GPS (I have the navigation head unit, but like to run 2 GPS units at the same time with different zoom levels). I've also added a USB laptop light here as a map light. An extra cell phone charger cable is hanging down here.
2013 Sport S , BFG KM tires,Pro Comp 7005 wheels, Body Armour Rock sliders, Rugged Ridge light bar and Warn lights and Pavement Ends front bumper, Trucklites, Rubicon shocks , Daystar 3/4" spacer lift and Unlimited 17/58 springs
Nice looking JK, can I ask why dual steering stabilizers?
Simply because I'm not well educated with what I need/should be doing to the Jeep for lift/stabilizers/etc. It's parts I can see, but don't really understand, and this was 'recommended' by the shop that outfitted me with the lift.
If/when I re-do things, I'll go with just a single.. or maybe a better lift kit will eliminate some steering bumps.
Installed KC HiLites mounting tabs on the side of my GOBI rack - I'm still researching lighting options - I want something bright enough for 'rock lights', but not blinding bright to also use as a camping 'area light'.
Installed Dirty Dog "Trench Covers" to get rid of that nasty gap with the hinges.
These things are quite sturdy and just 'stick' on the back of the seat (the trench covers have the top with velcro across - so it just sticks to the seat carpet).
I camp out in the back of the jeep often and have been fighting for a long time with a strong/sturdy way to fill in the gap.
I love this build! I've been toying with the idea of trading my 2-door in on a 4-door, to make a family expedition rig. Something I can take the wife and Kids out in on weekend adventures. This makes it look even more compelling.
Spent today building a roof top wiring harness (not pictured) - I'll put three Rigid SRM diffused lights up top for 'area lighting' when camping/night wheeling, etc. Only have one right now on the rear. Two more on order.
Wired under the hood to my own build relay box and inside to the a-pillar for control:
top switch = rear light(s)
middle switch = left light
bottom switch = right light
Above is the Rigid SRM diffused - not glare from the sun. I like the small size of these lights and hoping they aren't too bright to use as camp ground area lights.
The screen is a fantastic idea. If the magnets are strong enough, try the loop (soft) side of some adhesive Velcro strips to cover them. Not sure how the screen attach exactly but that should protect your clear coat.
__________________ Dan - 2014 White Rubicon Unlimited - My Build Thread
Teraflex 2.5 lift - Rancho 9000XLs - Rancho CA Brackets - 285/70/17 Durtracs - Black Rock 909 Wheels - JCR Offroad Mauler Front Bumper - A.C.E. Rock Sliders - Warn XD9000i - Pioneer DVD Receiver - Quadratec LED Headlights - Spiderweb Shade - Cobra 75WXST CB Radio - Trek Armor Seat Covers