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    JK Daily Driver Project

    Hello!
    My name is Riley. New to the forum, been watching Wayalife videos for years. I had a little yellow TJ, but decided to stop throwing money into it and hop on the JK train.

    I spotted this 2015 JK Oscar Mike Sport. It only had 12,000 miles on it for a great price. 2 door, soft top. Perfect!
    Needless to say it was in my driveway that night.

    This is my Daily Driver. Taking it slow and trying to make smart, practical choices for a build that can get me through the trail and still take the highway home afterwards. Still needs a name!

    I plan on using this thread to keep track of the journey and take advice from much more experienced Jeepers than myself.
    Feedback is appreciated!

    Here she is the night we rescued her from the Dealership, then a quick photo op the next morning.

    IMG_4553 2.jpgIMG_4558.jpgIMG_4560.jpg

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    Nice 2 door and welcome to WAL!


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    2013 JKU Sport S, named Spider

    http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2...ker-quot-build
    2013 JKU Sport "Spider" with some EVO goodies and a chop here and there

    DIY trail/tube door build http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?24449-My-DIY-Doors

    Overall "build thread" http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2...ker-quot-build

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    Heck yeah more manual 2drs, hit me up if you have 2dr questions I pieced my whole suspension and drive train 1 piece at a time.

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    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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    JK Daily Driver Project

    I've always thought there was something beautiful about a capable, stock Jeep.

    That being said, it didn't take long for the modification bug to bite again. It's an illness for sure.

    Since I move around a lot, I don't maintain a lot of tools. Thankfully a great shop in San Antonio was willing to help me take on phase one of the daily driver build.

    Step one was to get the lift on. I went with a 3 inch BDS Daily Driver lift with Fox 2.0 shocks. Not the most impressive lift kit, but it's a start

    IMG_7314.jpg

    Step two, since I planned on going to 35s and I knew I wanted a locker, it seemed like a good time to go ahead and re-gear. The research I did pointed at 4.88s as the right choice for me. So far I think it was the smart move.

    IMG_7313.jpg

    Step three, went with an ARB locker in the rear. Compressor in the engine compartment.

    IMG_7346 2.jpg

    Finished up with some 35 inch Nittos. Couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.

    IMG_7367.jpg

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    Nice! Welcome! Looking forward to this build!


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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Wrangler View Post
    Nice 2 door and welcome to WAL!


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    2013 JKU Sport S, named Spider

    http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2...ker-quot-build
    Thank you very much! Your JK build was one of the ones that inspired me to start a thread of my own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertrunner View Post
    Heck yeah more manual 2drs, hit me up if you have 2dr questions I pieced my whole suspension and drive train 1 piece at a time.

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    Thanks! I won't hesitate! Love the green. I was too impatient to find a fun color fast enough. Wheeling seems a little more challenging in a manual but I'm up for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    Nice! Welcome! Looking forward to this build!


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    Thank you! Looking forward to learning from y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyP111 View Post
    Thank you very much! Your JK build was one of the ones that inspired me to start a thread of my own!
    Wow! Well, thanks!

    Yours looks great with that lift and tire combo for sure!
    2013 JKU Sport "Spider" with some EVO goodies and a chop here and there

    DIY trail/tube door build http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?24449-My-DIY-Doors

    Overall "build thread" http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2...ker-quot-build

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    It looks just the way it should
    Enjoy


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