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    The Build and Adventures of Bearbait

    I figured I would start a build/adventure thread even though our Jeep is already fairly built up... This is our first Jeep which we named Bearbait. It is a 2016 JKU Sport Freedom Edition we picked up July of 2016 on a whim during a cross country road trip (best souvenir possible). Bearbait is my wife's daily so we are making it a good DD that can handle great off-road, but there is still more to come eventually.

    This summer we do have a cross country road trip planned, so I will be sharing any and all photos on here. Our main destination will be Montana for the most part, secondly will be Utah (being that its not too hot) and Colorado.

    Mods already installed on the Jeep:

    Rough Country 4 inch x series lift (didn't know any better at the time)
    Teraflex .75 inch front coil spacers
    Rugged Ridge front drive shaft
    3.5 inch MetalCloak Dual Rate Coils (since the rough country coils didn't last)
    35 inch Mickey Thompson ATZ P3
    17 inch Mickey Thompson classic 3 black wheels
    LOD Destroyer Shorty with Bull Bar
    LOD Destroyer Full Width Rear with Tire Carrier
    with jerry can mounts and trail rack
    LOD Signature Series Rock Sliders
    M.O.R.E. tranny/oil pan skid
    M.O.R.E. muffler skid
    M.O.R.E. evap skid
    Riddler MFG Diff Covers
    Garvin Adventure Rack
    Cobra 75wx st with 4ft fire stick
    Grabbars
    Warn Zeon 12s
    Homemade Soft Top Bug Screen Windows
    Spiderweb Shade
    KC Gravity Headlights and Fog lights
    Rancho 9000xl shocks

    What I would like in the future:

    SFZ air command release
    Pro Rock 44/60 axle-set
    Pro Grip Brake system
    PSC Big Bore XD
    Evo Long Arm
    ATX Chamber Pros II

    Right after we picked up Bearbait
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    After lift and tires
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    After Bumpers, Winch and Rock Sliders
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    Great pics, jeep is looking good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avstec View Post
    Great pics, jeep is looking good.

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    Thank You!

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    Looking forward to adventures and build

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockingK View Post
    Looking forward to adventures and build
    Same here! Now is the time for waiting and planning...


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    Just recently I was having one electrical issue which I took care of by detaching the battery while doing a tire rotation, now this shows up (The ABS and traction control light will not go off)... I had some dirt caked around my rear driver side abs sensor which I scraped off, so I was wondering if that had something to do with it. Does it mean I need to replace the sensor?

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    The Build and Adventures of Bearbait

    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    Just recently I was having one electrical issue which I took care of by detaching the battery while doing a tire rotation, now this shows up (The ABS and traction control light will not go off)... I had some dirt caked around my rear driver side abs sensor which I scraped off, so I was wondering if that had something to do with it. Does it mean I need to replace the sensor?

    IMG_1407.jpg
    Had the same issue. For me, it turned to be the sensor wire not having a good connection with the wheel speed sensor. Swapped the wire and connector with an OEM replacement and it worked immediately. I wasn’t sure which wheel for me was sending the code, so I bought a Blue Driver. Not only did it specify which wheel, but it actually recommended replacing the wire. And then it cleared the codes for me. Worth the investment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Had the same issue. For me, it turned to be the sensor wire not having a good connection with the wheel speed sensor. Swapped the wire and connector with an OEM replacement and it worked immediately. I wasn’t sure which wheel for me was sending the code, so I bought a Blue Driver. Not only did it specify which wheel, but it actually recommended replacing the wire. And then it cleared the codes for me. Worth the investment.


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    Awesome! Thank you I’ll look into that


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    We made our minds up between soft top and hard top for this summer after weighing the pros and cons and hearing all of your opinions. So we decided to throw it on today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsouder53 View Post
    We made our minds up between soft top and hard top for this summer after weighing the pros and cons and hearing all of your opinions. So we decided to throw it on today
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    Looking good!!! we need to plan another run at Ocala Soon...

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