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    John's '18 JLU Sahara Build

    When I bought my Jeep a few months ago I had no intention of doing any serious off roading. With that in mind I settled on the Sahara option with the Dana 44 LSD rear axle and had the dealer install a 2" Mopar lift and 35's just to make it look reasonable. Here she is the day I brought her home.

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    But then I decided that it just wasn't right to buy a Jeep and not get it dirty so I started doing a few trails and of course needed to add a few accessories to support me on the trail. So I added a Hi-Lift Jack, Powertank, LOD Sliders, and CB for communication.

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    Good start

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    So if your gonna go off road you need a winch, which requires a bumper so I went with the Warn Zeon 10s and the LOD Destroyer
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    Recent upgrades:

    Swap axles with factory Rubicon axles w/ 4:10s and lockers
    Metalcloak 3.5" lift
    Falcon 3.3 adjustable shocks
    Nitto 37's

    Still need to get a rear bumper but haven't found anything yet that caught my eye.
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    Looks like it’s coming along great! Good luck on finding the right rear bumper! maybe just run bumperless or evo rear fascia

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    When the bug bites, it bites hard. 🤣

    Looks good so far. 🍻

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    Looks great!

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    Looks good!! Curious why you went with factory rubicon axles and didn’t opt for UDs or Dynatracs?

    Either way looks good!


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    Quote Originally Posted by longarmwj View Post
    Looks good!! Curious why you went with factory rubicon axles and didn’t opt for UDs or Dynatracs?

    Either way looks good!


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    I got a really good price on the axles from a guy who took them off for the Dynatrac 60/80 upgrade. If It breaks I'll do a Dynatrack upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL_John View Post
    I got a really good price on the axles from a guy who took them off for the Dynatrac 60/80 upgrade. If It breaks I'll do a Dynatrack upgrade.
    Sounds like a great plan!

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