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Old 12-14-2019, 05:59 PM
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JTR LE Build Up with No Letdown

It's finally happening! After weeks of waiting for hardware to be produced and shipped the build is underway.

Picked up the wheels (with TPMS taken from my LE wheels) and tires, loaded them into the Raptor and headed to the shop...



They're Toyo Open Country R/T 37x12.50/R17 load rating D

And the wheels? Not so fast. I'm keeping them a secret for now until the reveal...




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Old 12-14-2019, 06:01 PM
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Here are some before pics - on the way to the shop...










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The wheels are gonna be "colorful" and I'm not the first to run them (near impossible to be the only Jeep with a certain wheel). I'm running non-beadlocks so that part will be slightly different than a few others on this forum that I've seen with these wheels.

I may be able to pick it up tomorrow so more to come...
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Itís alive! Back from the shop and definitely not a creature by Dr. Frankenstein-lift :CWL:

Well, maybe it is a Frankenlift but only for a very short while...

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Tire and wheel!

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Fuel Zephyr wheels - NOT beadlocks, with black beauty rings

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Metalcloak 3.5Ē Game Changer lift

37x12.50/R17 Toyo Open Country R/T tires

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Complete list of mods 4.88 gears, driveshaft and more to follow...

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So, there's more to the Franken-lift story...

Shocks are very temporary...

Running Metalcloak's cheap Rocksport shocks up front with Metalcloak springs and stock shocks with Ram spacers (and stock springs) in back temporarily.

ADS front shocks are coming very soon. And ADS rear shocks with Metalcloak multirate springs in the rear just as soon as both companies can deliver them (supposed to be January).
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Yukon 4.88 gears

They don't list the set for the Gladiator but I believe the front is the same as the JL Rubicon

https://www.yukongear.com/productdet...x?ProdID=12555

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ontinuing with the partial list of mods:

RPM 2.5 Ton JT Steering Kit
https://www.rpmsteering.com/25-Ton-J...Kit_p_466.html

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JL/JT Front Axle ARMOR KIT
with Truss, C-Gussets, FAD Skid, Lower Control Arm Skids

https://www.artecindustries.com/JL_Front_Axle_Armor_Kit

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3.5" Metalcloak Game Changer suspension

https://metalcloak.com/jt-gladiator-...n-systems.html
without shocks
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Front shocks (and rears when ready) will be ADS Racing Shocks

2.5" Piggyback Shocks with Compression Adjusters

https://arizonadesertshocks.com/product/2018-jeep-jl/

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And of course the requisite Z Automotive Mini Tazer has been installed

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Also got an

Adams front driveshaft
https://www.adamsdriveshaftoffroad.c...0-driveshafts/

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