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Old 03-10-2018, 06:50 PM
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Bezilla06 Smoky Mountain Build

Hey Guys, Iím checking in from Virginia. I bought my CPO 2017 Smoky Mountain Edition JKU on 02/24/18 with 9,202 miles on it. The previous owner had bought the Jeep for his wife, installed a bunch of stuff, then she didnít like the way it drove, so they traded it in on a Grand Cherokee.

Factory Options:

Alpine audio
Connectivity Group
Hard top liners
Remote Start
Max Tow
All Weather Slush Mats (Which I replaced with Weather Tech)

Installed by the previous owner:

Rough Country 3.5 Lift
Rough Country Net Step
Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizers
Rough Country Solid Steel Grab Handles
Rough Country Spare Tire Spacer
Rough Country Gas Tank Skid Plate
Tint all around
35 X 12.5 Toyo Open Country R/T
18Ē Fuel Coupler Wheels

Hereís everything Iíve added so far:

Rancho Geo Brackets
Smoked side marker lights
Shorty antenna
Weather tech floor liners (front & rear)
Superchips Flashcal
Brand motion backup camera
Reverse LED light (Diode Dynamics)
LED interior lights (Diode Dynamics)
Rugged Ridge Hood Catches (Textured Black)

Future Plans:

Smittybilt XRC Gen 2 Front Bumper
Smittybilt XRC Gen 2 Rear Bumper
Smittybilt X2O Winch
Dominion OffRoad 48" Hi-Lift Jack Mount kit
Hi-Lift Jack 48" Hi-Lift Jack

*also considering brake upgrades

Here it is the day I bought it:

Hereís what it looks like as of today (03/10/18)

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Old 03-10-2018, 06:58 PM
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When I bought this beast the handling was terrible. It was flighty and had a pretty large dead spot in the steering.

Iím guessing this is what the previous owner hated about it.

I installed the Rancho Geo Brackets and dropped the tire pressure to 30 PSI, which seemed to help immensely. I put the Geo Brackets on the holes that are for a 3Ē lift, even though I have a 3.5Ē lift, I didnít want to go too far.

I took it in for an alignment yesterday (03/09/18) and it looks like the toe was off a bit and it does handle even better after the alignment.

Iím starting to wonder if I should move it down to the 4Ē hole to get further into the spec range. Also Iíve been having the traction control kick on every once in a while since I lowered the tire pressure. Before you ask, yes the steering wheel is straight, the dealership straightened it when they did the alignment.

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