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    Slow going Build thread!

    Hello everyone, so recently I picked up a '13 bright white JKU Sahara. This build will be a long term project for me. I will try my best to update the thread with plenty of pictures. I live in northern Illinois but plan on building a reliable rig to go out west. I have friends I visit out in Arizona, so I visit a few times a year. I love it out west but am fortunate enough ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439219930.103732.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439219941.879970.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439219961.542263.jpgto have a solid career in Illinois. I know what I want to do but obviously don't have all the money to do it all at once. I think the majority of us can relate. I have already bought 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers. I also ordered Clayton's 4.5" short arm kit. The kit gives me all the necessary parts to lift now and get long arms later. I am impatient, so I will be ordering the long arm kit in a couple months. I am trying to find a Dana 44 housing and am going to build that and the rear 44. I'm not going to be wheeling frequent or hard enough to justify 60's, but then again you never know. I am kind of waiting on completing a front 44 before gearing. Not ideal when I have parts waiting to go on the jk now. But build in progress. Hope everyone enjoys my build.
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    I made some roll bar handles. Trial run. LolImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439220082.193157.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439220096.805680.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439220113.769140.jpg

    I didn't realize that the paracord had reflective material. Kind of cool.

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    Very nice, it's going to look awesome with those tires and lift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peak View Post
    Very nice, it's going to look awesome with those tires and lift!
    Thanks. I am impatiently waiting on my lift so I can get some pictures up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NecessaryEvil View Post
    Hello everyone, so recently I picked up a '13 bright white JKU Sahara. This build will be a long term project for me. I will try my best to update the thread with plenty of pictures. I live in northern Illinois but plan on building a reliable rig to go out west. I have friends I visit out in Arizona, so I visit a few times a year. I love it out west but am fortunate enough ImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439219930.103732.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439219941.879970.jpgImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439219961.542263.jpgto have a solid career in Illinois. I know what I want to do but obviously don't have all the money to do it all at once. I think the majority of us can relate. I have already bought 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers. I also ordered Clayton's 4.5" short arm kit. The kit gives me all the necessary parts to lift now and get long arms later. I am impatient, so I will be ordering the long arm kit in a couple months. I am trying to find a Dana 44 housing and am going to build that and the rear 44. I'm not going to be wheeling frequent or hard enough to justify 60's, but then again you never know. I am kind of waiting on completing a front 44 before gearing. Not ideal when I have parts waiting to go on the jk now. But build in progress. Hope everyone enjoys my build.
    What wheels are those? Are they real bead locks? Thanks

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    The at Level8 trackers. It's a relatively new wheel, carried by Discount Tire. I think Discount Tire owns the brand but I'm not positive. It's not a real bead locking wheel, however the ring is removable and serves a purpose. It's a thick paintable plastic ring that protects the wheel from damage and gives you the look of a bead lock. Their reasonably priced and badass looking. Also the wheel has two valve stems to airbags tires down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackey View Post
    What wheels are those? Are they real bead locks? Thanks
    See post above, forgot to quote your comment.

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    Building '13 BrightWhite JKU

    Still waiting on my lift!!! Errrrr Guess I will enjoy the MPG while I can! LolImageUploadedByWAYALIFE1439502682.034912.jpg

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