The Man Van: another JKUR story

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Andy J., Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Andy J.

    Andy J. wheels for beer

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    Location:
    Winston
    Bought not built. 2016 JKUR Hard Rock edition with some nice factory options. PO installed a small lift of some type with a Fox shock package. 315 BFG ATs on 17” Fuel wheels.

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    First mod completed today. Swapped the CB over from DoubleMint. I also ordered a Maximus winch mount to swap the winch over next.

    Victoria helping me pull the antenna cable.
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    Her hair kept getting in her face, so this was her solution.
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    Done.
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  2. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    A JK build thread...sorry sir those are reserved for Pinterest and Instagram stories :flipoff2:


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  3. Andy J.

    Andy J. wheels for beer

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    Location:
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    At least I clearly labeled it! Then I put in “bought not built” as the first sentence to scare away all the hardcore folks. :flipoff2:

    Maybe I should have done like @BigClay and started a thread in the Truck Gallery section instead. :p
     
  4. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Winston-Salem
    :flipoff2:
     
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  5. BigClay

    BigClay Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Winston-Salem
    Will the JKU still spit coolant all over my feet when I ride with you? :lol:
     
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  6. Andy J.

    Andy J. wheels for beer

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    Location:
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    Ha! If you’re lucky!
     
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  7. josh$$

    josh$$ FTA

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    Location:
    Morganton NC
    Good looking jk brother can't wait to see what ya want to do with it.
     
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  8. DSM Turbos

    DSM Turbos Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Nice!!!!
     
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  9. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Location:
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    The lift is probably the factory mopar lift, not bad at all.
     
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  10. Andy J.

    Andy J. wheels for beer

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    Nov 5, 2005
    Location:
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    I didn’t want to drill any holes in this dash just yet, so I ordered this cooltech cb mic mount.

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    Also got started on the winch installation. I went with this Maximus 3 winch mount because of all the positive reviews online and the fact that it works with the factory bumper.

    I was not very impressed with this mount. First strike - no installation instructions. Not even on their website. I found an unaffiliated YouTube video that detailed the installation pretty well and went by that. Second strike, the mount is about a sixteenth of an inch too wide. I had to pry and beat this thing into place using a massive crow bar and dead blow hammer. Third strike - the forward facing frame holes didn’t line up. I had to grind them out to get the bumper back on. Fourth strike? - the powder coating cracked and started flaking off on the fairlead plate before I even got it bolted on. At the end of the day, it’s going to work fine, but installation was much more difficult than necessary.


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  11. Andy J.

    Andy J. wheels for beer

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    Winch done. Decided to go with the standard Factor 55 link.

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    On the wish list is in-cab winch controls, maybe some lighting (since I do so much night riding /sarcasm), and a skid plate or two.
     
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  12. rockcity

    rockcity everyday is a chance to get better

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    Location:
    Greenville, NC
    Good looking Jeep. That is the exact Jeep I had been looking for. The Hardrock is my favorite JK version.
     
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