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    STUDcon - The building of a 2016 JKUR

    Hello everyone! In case we haven't met my name is Trever and my wife Jenna and I recently purchased a 2016 JKUR that we ordered custom from Jeep. It took about 8 weeks to show up and let me tell you it was the longest 8 weeks of our life. We've had many Jeeps but this was our first Jk. We named it STUDcon. STUD because it is the first part our last name, and it was my call sign when I was in the service. I unofficially named him Gandalf, the Grey. Which the wife wasn't so fond of.

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    This build will be all about clean building. We are huge fans of tight, clean, factory looks as well as quality parts. I always say, if it's worth doing then it's worth over doing. Same goes for the STUDcon. We are into almost everything outdoors including, climbing, hiking, backpacking, shooting, camping, overlanding, kayaking, and so on. So you can be sure to find some really cool toys, storage items, overlanding gear, custom built stuff, and of coarse your seriously built suspension.

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    So clean and new! We went with the Granite Crystal color and the Dark Saddle interior. This combo was no where to be found on the west coast. which is why we had to order it.

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    As soon as we got it home the plans we had been making for the past few months finally got set in motion.

    We got it on a Friday and had a trip planned on Sunday with a few WOL members to Bald mountain just above Shaver CA.

    So we made a quick trip to our local off-road shop and picked up a few parts to give us a better stance and some added clearance on the cheap.

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    Now I'm not a fan of budget boosts. Nothing against them but not typically our style. That being said, I must add that the day star 1 3/4" setup was so easy a cave man could do it and gave her a nice ride height over stock with next to no effort. The kit includes a set of 4 Poly spacers, color instructions and rear swaybar mount spacers with new hardware. Took 1.5 hrs and gave us this look.

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    The wheel spacers helped out with a wider stance and some added clearance for the upcoming 33's.
    Ya ya I know 33's are somewhat tiny in the JK world but I'll have you know we have larger plans for ol Gandlaf.
    Jenna will be daily driving this bad boy and we would like to retain some mpg and save the larger meats for off-road. So our plan is to keep the stock Rubi wheels with a set of 33's on them when we get all suspension on. Then when we take a trip we'll toss on the 37's (not sure on an exact tire yet with all the new treads coming out) and the bead locks to hit the trails.
    The 33's shouldn't look too bad on a 3" lift. So it's our middle of the road over the stock 32x10" tire. Anyways. Back to the goods.
    Last edited by Studfam24; 06-03-2016 at 08:50 PM.

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    Nice! Always love seeing another Granite Crystal. Glad you've started a build thread.

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    That's a great looking set up. How much lift are you running with those 33s?

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    Are the pics showing up gents? It's just showing an image symbol for me.

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    Old Timer GraniteCrystal's Avatar
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    Yeah, it's giving me trouble with pics too. And they're all really small, like thumbnails, even when they do load.

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    Hmmm let me see what I can do to fix.

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    How'd this work so far?

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    Yep, way better

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    Perfect! As I was saying...

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    STUDcon - The building of a 2016 JKUR

    The Trip to Bald Mountain went off without a hitch. We picked up STUDcon on a Friday, lifted it the next day and wheeled it that Sunday. Had 6 rigs total show up.

    The crew
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    JKricky in Falcor
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    Gandalf getting up a ledge
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    Ob_tj and JKricky showing me up.
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    Top of the world (well it feels like it atleast)
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    The family
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    She drives it too! And ya she's taken boys...
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    It may be pretty but we wheel it.
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    So overall it was a fantastic trip. Now I had a sweet lunch set up with some of our overlanding and camping gear as you may have seen in the last pic. I've had a lot of inquiries about this setup already and I'll do a full write up on it and my current storage setup later on.
    Last edited by Studfam24; 06-03-2016 at 09:06 PM.



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