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    Willys-Overland JT Build

    Well, the time has come for another build. It seems that Iíve been turning over jeeps faster than Iíd like to recently.

    The predecessors were:

    2000-2009| 1993 YJ Sport
    2007-2014 | 2007 JKU Sahara
    2014-2019 | 2015 JKU Willys Edition
    2019-2021 | 2017 JK Hard Rock Edition

    I always had said that if I won the powerball, Iíd buy an AEV Brute Double Cab. Unfortunately, that never panned out but Jeep came through by making a slightly more affordable option. I still didnít want to spend $40k so that limited what was in my price range.

    With that being said, here is my latest Jeep.

    2021 Gladiator Willys Edition

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    Only options on the sticker are auto and cold weather group.

    Now comes the painstaking decisions of how to utilize a modest build budget on such a clearance challenged platform.



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    Congrats! Great looking JT! Small lift and 37s to start? I agree, you need to get it as high as possible to gain clearance.


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    Looks good. Would look even better on 40s.


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    Congrats. Looks good. The black paint with the black soft top looks really sharp.
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    Congratulations

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    Very nice


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    Oooooohhwee! Nice truck and shocker, a Willy's to boot! Yeah, you're gonna have to jump to at least 37's.
    I also see a nice bed rack for the kayaks in the future. Maybe even a RTT.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Congrats! Great looking JT! Small lift and 37s to start? I agree, you need to get it as high as possible to gain clearance.


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    Thatís part of the tough decisions. I have some low mileage 35s on beadlocks in my garage so Iím trying to decide:

    1. Am I ambitious enough to break them down to jump up a size.

    2. Is it worth the ~$1000 budget hit to move up.


    I know the right answer is 37s but..



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    Very nice toy. 37ís is the minimum


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Looks good. Would look even better on 40s.


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    Thanks - why couldnt they just come with 1 ton axles 🤷*♂️


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