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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I picked up my 2017 JK Unlimited Rubicon as a Christmas present to myself. I have a lot of plans and as always I am looking forward to working on it and hearing all sorts of suggestions from yawl.

I will add a post fro everything I do to it and all my upgrades. If you have any questions please let me know and I will try to explain it more.

Here are the factory specs.
• Exterior Color: Granite Crystal Met (PAU)
• Touch-Up Paint: Granite Crystal Met (LAU)
• Paint Stick: Part No. 68183829AA
• Granite Crystal Met. Clear Coat
• Automatic Headlamps
• 4:1 Rock-Trac HD Part Time 4WD Sys
• Black Front Bumper
• Body Color Grille
• Next Gen. Dana 44 HD Front Axle
• Black Rear Bumper
• Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
• Tru-Lok Front & Rear Axles
• Front & Rear Floor Mats
• GVW Rating
• Zone 66-Orlando
• 22.5 Gallon Fuel Tank
• Florida Sold to State Code
• 100 MPH Primary Speedometer
• 'Why Buy' Label
• JK/5402 Vehicle Family
• Left Hand Drive (LHD)
• Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/(4X4)
• 160 Amp Alternator
• Four Door
• U.S. Dealer Retail
• 600 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
• Fixed Long Mast Antenna
• Long Wheel Base (LWB)
• 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
• Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Ctrls
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio
• Price Class S
• Power Convenience Group
• 2017 Vehicle Specifications
• 17X7.5 Polished Mineral Gray Whl
• Speed Control
• Non Locking Fuel Filler Cap
• Premium Instrument Cluster w/Tach
• Bright Interior Accents
• 2 Front & 1 Rear Tow Hooks
• Power Steering
• Var Intermittent Windshield Wipers
• Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
• Performance Suspension
• Dual Note Electric Horns
• Fuel Filler Bezel - Black
• Vehicle Order Tracking
• Power Locks
• Tinted Windshield Glass
• Florida Ship to State Code
• Front Door Tinted Glass
• Tilt Steering Column
• Front Seat Area Carpet
• Power Heated Mirrors
• Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
• Full Size Spare Tire
• LT255/75R17C BSW Off Road Tires
• Monotone Paint
• Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags
• Sliding Sun Visors w/Mirrors
• Air Conditioning
• Full Length Floor Console
• Outside Tire Carrier
• Storage Tray
• Next Gen. Dana 44 HD Rear Axle
• Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
• Auto Dim Mirror w/Reading Lamp
• Cargo Compartment Floor Mat
• U.S. Specifications Label
• English/USA Language
• Hood Insulation
• Rear Window Wiper/Washer
• For More Info, Call 888-539-7474
• Pwr Windows, Front 1-Touch Down
• NAFTA Region
• United States Region Group
• 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine
• Black
• 5 Additional Gallons of Gas
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
• Cloth Seats w/Adj. Head Restraints
• Customer Preferred Package 24R
• Customer Preferred Package 2TR
• Radio 430N
• Matching Spare Wheel
• Driver Height Adjuster Seat
• Granite Crystal Met. Clear Coat
• 50 State Emissions
• Rear Seat/Wheelhouse/Cargo Carpet
• BF Goodrich Brand Tires
• All Vehicles with Cloth Seats
• 5-Speed Auto W5A580 Transmission
• 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
• Alpine 9-Spkr w/All WeatherSubwoofer
• Hydraulic Assist Brake Booster
• Remote Keyless Entry
• Chrome/Leather Wrapped Shift Knob
• Freedom Panel Storage Bag
• August Production
• SiriusXM Travel Link
• GPS Navigation
• Vehicle Information Center
• Traction Control
• Security Alarm

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
So this is my workshop, I have just enough room to park inside, but I can't work on it inside so I do most in the driveway.


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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
1" Body Lift It took about three hours to do and I took breaks, figured it is a great start to get a bit more wheel clearance and will give me some extra room for electrical wiring and such.

The instructions said to thread in the rear bolts but the front needed a bit more clearance, If you do it mess with the front first after removing the side.


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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Rear Vision Camera this was a pretty cool kit, this one works with the factory screen and tucks in behind the tire.

I had to take it to a Jeep Dealer to get programed, basically they just had to use the dealer connect app to add the option and that part cost about $70 but brand motion sells kits with programmer that you just plug in.

There was some water on camera when I went our to take pictures.


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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Seat Recline : This kit was fairly easy to install, I only recommend using a impact gun because those bolts were a PITA!.
After wards I sat in them for a bit and I could tell the difference right away.



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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Front Bumper: : This was a kit from Aries Automotive, (I have a winch coming for it). They also sell aluminum ones, but I always wanted steal, weighs in at about 85 pounds. seams fairly comparable to others out there. but I like the idea that I can still mix it up later if I want to add a bar or something.

Took about 2.5 hours total, and I couldn't get my impact gun in there. :banghead:

Sorry I didn't get any pictures during the install on this one.


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Looks great!

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Aries Automotive front tow hooks are like $40, just picked these up at harbor freight for $9 each. The bolts they came with even fit the threaded holes on the bumper. Just a simple bolt on.


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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Not a huge mod, but pretty cool. The M6 thread inserts that came with it sucked, so I upgraded the mounting hardware to M8.

Lately I have been working on the electronics, (welding together a engine compartment mount, and figuring out how I am going to wire everything up) more to come later.


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Hey man, can you tell me the model of the back up camera you got? I was under the assumption that even if you had a $70 camera, you had to buy the wiring harness that will properly plug in to the factory unit. Those compatible wire harnesses are around $299. If I could buy a $70 camera and just pay the dealer around $100 to activate the camera on screen that would be awesome. I also have a '17 Rubicon. Also, how does the rear seat bolt mod affect how the seats fold flat? I fold the seats down for my dogs to ride back there and was concerned about the seats having a larger incline in folded position. Thanks!
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