|05-11-2013 05:51 PM|
|05-11-2013 11:27 AM|
|Y-Guy||Very nice build, I'm biased but love the color!|
|05-11-2013 10:26 AM|
|Rogerg||Looks really good... I would suggest going with the Currie antirock or the Teraflex ST. After all these years I still think its one of the best mods I did on my jeep other than regearing.|
|05-11-2013 09:54 AM|
|05-11-2013 09:52 AM|
How did the gear change affect your gas mileage?
My Jeep is a 2012 JKU Sahara w/3.73 gears. I am in the process of installing a 3" lift, 33 x 12.5 M/T MTZs on 17" wheels, front and rear bumpers, and a CE 12,000# winch.
I am a little freaked out by the height you seem to have gained. Hope mine still fits in the garage (I have 6" clearance above the stock hardtop).
You are turning a lot more wheel than me but I wonder how much of a gas mileage hit you took and subjectively how much better the general power feels in your jeep with the higher gearing.
|05-11-2013 09:26 AM|
|Terex||Nice. Maybe my favorite color combo. I would have done the gears first, not last.|
|05-11-2013 08:11 AM|
I didn't so much pick them as I got the last Sahara Tan Sport within 500 miles, so I took what I could get. I got it in early September of '12, so production of Sahara Tan had stopped and stock was getting scarce.
|05-11-2013 08:09 AM|
So, I added a Dunbar Kapple M100 trailer to the mix last summer. It was in kind of rough shape, but after a lot of work, it came together pretty well. I replaced the leaf springs, shackles, hardware and repaired the hacked lunette. The only compromise I had to make was how I fixed the hacked-in tailgate. Eventually welding in a new rear panel would be nice, but it gets the job done for now. And I still need to add a cover/lid/tonneau and touch up some paint, but otherwise I'm very pleased.
Bringing it home:
A lot of work to do!
Primed and awaiting parts:
Back end buttoned up:
Testing around the block:
All ready to go!
|05-11-2013 07:57 AM|
|MacCTD||Looks great, my favorite color by far. Just curious why did you pick 3.21 gears?|
|05-11-2013 07:52 AM|
So, here are a few shots of the lift install and when the wheels & tires went on...
Yeah, it came out of the garage a little higher than I expected.
And the AEV tire carrier with the stock rear bumper...
And my heated seat switch locations...
And the front bumper on...
|05-11-2013 07:46 AM|
My 2012 Sahara Tan JKU Build Thread
I realized I've been posting more on the site and I never started a build thread here. I have to say that I'm very pleased with my Jeep, and the choices I've made to get it where it is. I couldn't be happier with the performance of the Jeep, both on and off road. So following is a quick summary of the Jeep and work to date.
2012 JKU Sport S
Modifications to Date:
Major Items to Add: