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Old 01-16-2019, 08:00 PM
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New JK owner Jeep already had mods...quality stuff?

So bought a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited used with about 10,500 miles. It’s got a few add on,s but not really sure about the quality of the mods. I’m new to the Jeeps in general. It’s got the following from what I could tell

JCR front bumper
Smittybilt Wench
255/75/17 Bridgestone AT
17 Jeep OEM wheel

Are these quality items? Is there a reason why the front grill is black? The car fax was clean and it seems to be well taken care of.

Now I’ve read allot on backspacing wheels to have a more squated wide tire look. Should I downsize to a 16?

I don’t care about the lifted look just the fat tire sticking out look.

Anyone running a specific setup of steel wheels with backspacing and a fatty wheel?

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Is it a de-badged Willys? That would explain the black grill, and the Willys wheels.

That, or someone modded it to look like a Willys.

Is there a decal on the right hand side of the tailgate that says "4 wheel drive"?
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Is it a de-badged Willys? That would explain the black grill, and the Willys wheels.

That, or someone modded it to look like a Willys.

Is there a decal on the right hand side of the tailgate that says "4 wheel drive"?
Nope, I pulled the VIN and dealer tag. It’s a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport. So not sure about everything else. I’m assuming the rear bumper with tow hook is not OEM, I know the front bumper is JCR, not sure about the side steps etc. So those wheels are Willys ... interesting. I still want to ditch them for some wide stance wheels
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Looks like a WILLYS to me, given the grill and wheels. Willys is a variant of the Sport, if you enter your VIN HERE it will show you everything your Jeep was built with from the factory. That way you'll know if it's a Willys or if someone put Willys wheels/grill on a Sport.

As far as 16" wheels, you can run them. BUT it will limit your mods on down the road. Most BBKs and aftermarket tie rods require at least a 17" wheel, some 18".
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The black grille and the wheels and tires are Willys Wheeler options.. But the previous owner could have bought some take-offs from Craigslist. (The Willys Wheeler is a trim based on the Sport)..

Copy the links below and put them in your browser's URL box.. , Type in your vin right after the last = sign.(no spaces). You should get the original window sticker and the build sheet. That will let you know for sure what you have.

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http://www.chrysler.com/hostd/window...kerPdf.do?vin=

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https://www.jeep.com/webselfservice/...etServlet?vin=

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