My 17 JKU

Wayne Reel

New Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
11
Location
Illinois
So my wife and I had been back and forth on buying a Jeep for a few years. I wanted a CJ she wanted an JKU. After an unfortunate accident totaling her suburban we compromised and bought exactly what she wanted 🤣. Shortly after it was bought I was ordering parts for it. Finally all the parts came in and it’s been a busy weekend. Oh and I highly recommend the JSCAN app. I’ve used it to shut off the seat belt dinger (it’s aggravating just moving it around) I wear my seatbelt. Set Fog Lights as DRL. Also set fogs to stay on with brights as I have not changed the factory headlights yet and they aren’t great. I need to get it in to the shop to have an alignment done. That’s pretty much the only thing I couldn’t get done myself. I am pretty fortunate to have friends that helped me get this done. Started Friday night at 6:00 pm. Was done around 3:00 pm today. We did stop and sleep for a few hours. Some notes on the RC bumpers. If you get the front winch bumper with the square led fog lights, put them in before you mount the bumper even when the directions don’t tell you to. On the rear bumper you will have to remove your factory hitch receiver. It’s well on its way to leaving soccer mom status behind. For now it will see some small trails and adventure rides. Once it’s paid off it will become more trail rig. Oh and it’s color is called Rhino.


Current Changes:
2017 Sport Unlimited
35x12.50 Extreme M/T
Dirty Life Ironman 9300 wheels 17x8.5 -6 offset.
2.5 RC lift.
RC dual steering stabilizer
RC Bumpers w/spare mount.
RC LED fog lights.

On the short list:
4.56 gears
Front Aussie Locker
Winch
Tube flat Fenders
Rock Sliders or Step bar/Rock slider combo.
Full Skid plate kit.

A12D4C1C-0D93-4AFF-BED9-80D33E0FD105.jpeg
6BBCBE40-2876-46BD-ABDD-36C41D4D2D4F.jpeg
B11356F5-1CD8-43E5-A9BD-028A3E32A546.jpeg


A480D3EB-10DA-4886-9E22-710AAE8891BF.jpeg
BEF38CF2-E43B-4A67-800E-734E0B31722D.jpeg
E7E141AC-C52C-469B-9FE8-FD1DF8CAB305.jpeg
A78FBBD1-501E-4E1B-A593-908EADC36329.jpeg
6FEBCF47-33E7-478C-B5B9-5A811EA6B1DD.jpeg
B7C88F2F-924F-462A-A102-B302BC836FE7.jpeg
317827AE-9C3F-4902-9ABD-0078A8AEB60E.jpeg
F882A4D4-3206-4642-A96C-01512802D3C7.jpeg
53804FEF-F577-41B8-A365-E50FE5D0753B.jpeg
65935400-3A92-4CB6-A9EA-0B8978C645AE.jpeg
B62A8B9B-80A7-4602-A155-A30441AD468A.jpeg
7529D174-32ED-47FE-A841-FD29F58D150B.jpg
 

Chris

Administrator
Staff Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2015
Messages
30,086
Location
Salem, Oregon
Looks awesome so far! I'm particularly jealous of that lift in your garage (assuming that is your garage). That's got to make working on the Jeep a lot easier.
 
OP
Wayne Reel

Wayne Reel

New Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
11
Location
Illinois
Unfortunately that is not my garage. I’m about a year away from having mine put in. This is at a friends place. Luckily I can use it pretty much whenever I want. So it might as well be mine lol. I just pay a little shop tax in the form helping out when he needs it and some natty light 🤣.
 
OP
Wayne Reel

Wayne Reel

New Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2019
Messages
11
Location
Illinois
Front mod is looking good. I like your stubby bumper. Ready for the winch yet?
Yeah, I’m ready for it. Could have used it yesterday and made getting back to a cow pasture in ice a bunch easier lol. I haven’t decided on what I’m going to buy yet. Synthetic rope or not. A lot of the trail places I’ve been reading on are starting to require them. Then what brand I’m going to use I haven’t decided on yet either. Any suggestions?
 

BigDaddyinBigD

2011 JK Owner
Supporting Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2019
Messages
7
Location
Dallas, Texas
Looks awesome. I really like the wheels.

So my wife and I had been back and forth on buying a Jeep for a few years. I wanted a CJ she wanted an JKU. After an unfortunate accident totaling her suburban we compromised and bought exactly what she wanted 🤣. Shortly after it was bought I was ordering parts for it. Finally all the parts came in and it’s been a busy weekend. Oh and I highly recommend the JSCAN app. I’ve used it to shut off the seat belt dinger (it’s aggravating just moving it around) I wear my seatbelt. Set Fog Lights as DRL. Also set fogs to stay on with brights as I have not changed the factory headlights yet and they aren’t great. I need to get it in to the shop to have an alignment done. That’s pretty much the only thing I couldn’t get done myself. I am pretty fortunate to have friends that helped me get this done. Started Friday night at 6:00 pm. Was done around 3:00 pm today. We did stop and sleep for a few hours. Some notes on the RC bumpers. If you get the front winch bumper with the square led fog lights, put them in before you mount the bumper even when the directions don’t tell you to. On the rear bumper you will have to remove your factory hitch receiver. It’s well on its way to leaving soccer mom status behind. For now it will see some small trails and adventure rides. Once it’s paid off it will become more trail rig. Oh and it’s color is called Rhino.


Current Changes:
2017 Sport Unlimited
35x12.50 Extreme M/T
Dirty Life Ironman 9300 wheels 17x8.5 -6 offset.
2.5 RC lift.
RC dual steering stabilizer
RC Bumpers w/spare mount.
RC LED fog lights.

On the short list:
4.56 gears
Front Aussie Locker
Winch
Tube flat Fenders
Rock Sliders or Step bar/Rock slider combo.
Full Skid plate kit.

View attachment 114094View attachment 114095View attachment 114096
View attachment 114097
View attachment 114098View attachment 114099View attachment 114100View attachment 114101View attachment 114102View attachment 114103View attachment 114104View attachment 114105View attachment 114106View attachment 114107View attachment 114108View attachment 114109