ESP's build thread - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Build Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-18-2015, 11:10 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
ESP's build thread

Hi to all, I figure it's time to do this as I keep owning jeeps and not putting together a build thread for any of them. This will be dedicated to the 2013 JK Commando Green.

Specs: 2013 JK
Tranny: 6-speed
Gears: 3.73
Named: Willy

Just after purchase, bought new.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	first pic of my jeep.jpg
Views:	274
Size:	102.2 KB
ID:	2005561   Click image for larger version

Name:	second pic of my jeep.jpg
Views:	261
Size:	96.7 KB
ID:	2005569  

Click image for larger version

Name:	third pic of my jeep .jpg
Views:	249
Size:	97.7 KB
ID:	2005577   Click image for larger version

Name:	fourth pic of my jeep.jpg
Views:	260
Size:	190.5 KB
ID:	2005585  

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:18 AM
Thread Starter
  #2
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
1st mod 33x1250R15 BFG KM2s on Level 8 Trackers, no lift.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	33s 2.jpg
Views:	937
Size:	95.1 KB
ID:	2005617   Click image for larger version

Name:	33s 1.jpg
Views:	281
Size:	105.7 KB
ID:	2005625  

Click image for larger version

Name:	33s 3.jpg
Views:	286
Size:	67.9 KB
ID:	2005633  

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:30 AM
Thread Starter
  #3
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
2nd mod Smittybilt oh snap! handles.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	grab handles.jpg
Views:	259
Size:	45.3 KB
ID:	2005697  
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
3rd mod Offroad stubby antenna
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stubby antenna 1.jpg
Views:	261
Size:	60.9 KB
ID:	2005705   Click image for larger version

Name:	stubby antenna 2.jpg
Views:	239
Size:	89.5 KB
ID:	2005713  

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:37 AM
Thread Starter
  #5
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
4th mod Teraflex 2.5 coil lift with Teraflex monster front adj track bar and Bistein 5100 shocks all around.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	lift 1.jpg
Views:	250
Size:	58.6 KB
ID:	2005721   Click image for larger version

Name:	lift 2.jpg
Views:	259
Size:	60.7 KB
ID:	2005729  

Click image for larger version

Name:	lift 3.jpg
Views:	244
Size:	51.0 KB
ID:	2005737   Click image for larger version

Name:	lift 4.jpg
Views:	260
Size:	58.8 KB
ID:	2005745  

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Thread Starter
  #6
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Snow pic! with 33s and TF 2.5
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	33 and 2.5 .jpg
Views:	332
Size:	94.7 KB
ID:	2005793  
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:43 AM
Thread Starter
  #7
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
5th mod Daystar tailgate bumpstops = useless! These did not survive long in the wilderness. Dried out and faded.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bumpstops 1.jpg
Views:	257
Size:	67.7 KB
ID:	2005809   Click image for larger version

Name:	bumpstops 2.jpg
Views:	252
Size:	54.9 KB
ID:	2005817  

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:46 AM
Thread Starter
  #8
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
6th mod Reformer protectant on diffs.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	diff reformer.jpg
Views:	273
Size:	61.3 KB
ID:	2005825  
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:49 AM
Thread Starter
  #9
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
7th mod 35x1250R15 BFG KM2s
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	35 km2.jpg
Views:	371
Size:	63.1 KB
ID:	2005833  
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:54 AM
Thread Starter
  #10
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
8th mod Fender chop wheel well coating.






__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:56 AM
Thread Starter
  #11
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
More pics



__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 11:59 AM
Thread Starter
  #12
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Last ones



__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 12:19 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
metallicafan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Canada
Posts: 34
awesome build thanks for posting!
__________________
At night i like to look at the stars because they're harder to see during the day.

metallicafan is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 12:23 PM
Thread Starter
  #14
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
9th mod 35x1250R15 BFG ATs




__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 12:25 PM
Thread Starter
  #15
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by metallicafan View Post
awesome build thanks for posting!
Thanks, more to come today. Rock rails are arriving this afternoon.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 12:43 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Martin L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 101
Looks great!

I'm curious about your stubby trail antenna...
We listen to a lot of AM talk radio. Did it effect your AM reception? How about FM?

Regards,
Martin
Martin L is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 12:48 PM
Thread Starter
  #17
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin L View Post
Looks great!

I'm curious about your stubby trail antenna...
We listen to a lot of AM talk radio. Did it effect your AM reception? How about FM?

Regards,
Martin
I haven noticied any change in quality over the stock antenna. FM has been fine but I don't use AM so I'm not sure?
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 01:00 PM
Thread Starter
  #18
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
??? mod Recovery gear

Can't really call this a mod but important nonetheless.

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 02:43 PM   #19
Wrangler Forum Crew

5-Year WF Supporting Member
WF Lifetime Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Blue Baby Sound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Glenpool, OK (Tulsa)
Posts: 14,697
looks great!!
__________________
HERS-2018 JK- Gobi- (WOOKIEE) Build Thread
HIS- 2014 JKUR- Copperhead Pearl (BRUTUS) Build Thread
Retired 2016 JKWW- Firecracker Red (MAXIMUS)
Retired 2013 JKUS- White- (THOR)
Blue Baby Sound is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Thread Starter
  #20
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
looks great!!
Thank you sir.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 05:19 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
WesterM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,282
Nice man, you ever go wheeling in Raleigh and URE?
__________________
2012 Gecko JK Unlimited RUBICON

Teraflex 6 in LA, Rebel King Coilovers, PSC hydro, 20 in Spyderlocks, Toyo MT 40's, Currie Antirocks,Rear-G2/Currie Rock Jock Dana 60, Front-Dana 44, chromoly shafts, Artec axle truss, EVO C gussets,PS Rock Brawler front bumper, Smittybuilt XRC rear bumper, LED's(Trucklite, Rigid, Vision-x), Warn ZEON 10-S, Factor 55 thimble, Airaid CAI
WesterM3 is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 05:36 PM
Thread Starter
  #22
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Rails are in. The box they came in looked like it was dragged through the scene in the first Terminator movie where all the machines are blowing stuff up! Box was destroyed upon arrival but the rails were nicely wrapped up. The bag with washers, bolts etc was short one threaded clip. Will have to pick up one from the hardware store.





__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 05:36 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
2014RubiX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 613
Looks great, nice job on the fenders. What is Reformer protectant for the diffs, special paint or something else? It looks like the stock diff cover so not sure.
__________________
2013 JKUR10A Anvil and 2014 JKURX Bright White
Two Builds In One Thread: https://www.wranglerforum.com/f314/20...ld-839905.html
2014RubiX is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 05:40 PM
Thread Starter
  #24
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by WesterM3 View Post
Nice man, you ever go wheeling in Raleigh and URE?
Hey, yes was there last year before it closed for winter. We did Kodiak Rock, Dickey Bell, parts of Daniel (not sure because we didn't realize we were on it for a bit). I'd like to head down again with a group. You going soon?
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-18-2015, 05:42 PM
Thread Starter
  #25
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2014RubiX View Post
Looks great, nice job on the fenders. What is Reformer protectant for the diffs, special paint or something else? It looks like the stock diff cover so not sure.
Its Rustoleum Reformer. It coats in a flat/matte black stopping rust and preventing new surface area rust from starting.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Thread Starter
  #26
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
10th mod Installed the Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails this morning. I love working on the jeep with coffee in hand. Install was a breeze, took about 30 minutes maybe. The supplied package with bolts and such was missing a threaded clip as shown in the photo above but using the threaded clips was not necessary. Barricade supplies you with hardware for a few different body designs. I suppose some of the earlier JKs had a few holes underneath that required them but as for my 2013 it did not need them.

There are four bolts already attached to the rails that simply line up with the holes near the pinch seems.


One of the holes on the jeep was slightly misaligned but no big deal as you can just man power the rails through it when inserting them. Photo shows how just the top part of the hole's circle is a little cut off by the pinch.



All others on the jeep were fine with no issues.



Passenger side mounted.



Like a glove.





Driver side mounted.




[IMG][/IMG]
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-19-2015, 10:50 AM   #27
Jeeper
 
Billetjksport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 891
Wow! they look fantastic. Well, you helped me make my mind up on them!
Billetjksport is offline   Quote
Old 03-19-2015, 11:06 AM
Thread Starter
  #28
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billetjksport View Post
Wow! they look fantastic. Well, you helped me make my mind up on them!
Talk with Ryan (Extremeterrain.com vendor rep here) about ordering them. He can get you a discount for first time purchases 10%. Then you will get a forum code unique to you that you can use/apply for all additional purchases with them of 6%.

I really like the look of them very much. I'm also glad to have a step now for the others in my family who are not 6ft 2" tall like myself.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Old 03-19-2015, 11:37 AM   #29
Jeeper
 
Billetjksport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 891
Thanks for the info man. Just waiting to hear back from Ryan. Looks like Barricade solved all of the issues they were resolving when they first came out. Growing pains!
Billetjksport is offline   Quote
Old 03-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Thread Starter
  #30
ESP
I AM THERE4 I JEEP

WF Lifetime Member
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 12,295
Quote:
Originally Posted by Billetjksport View Post
Thanks for the info man. Just waiting to hear back from Ryan. Looks like Barricade solved all of the issues they were resolving when they first came out. Growing pains!
Ryan has been very helpful but he's busy so expect at least a day between PM's.

__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK 17 JKU

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12

ESP is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.