My black 392 XR

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And so it begins. I’m sitting in the airport waiting to board the plane that will take me to my first ever Jeep. Well… close to it anyways. Parts have been coming in over the last few days, including what I had planned to be my first mod. A bullet antenna replacement. As I was packing for my flight, something clicked and I thought… that’s a quick way to a full cavity search, so it is not making the trip! I am only bringing my 67 designs phone mount system. Also waiting is an array of dog proofing items, including towel temp seat covers, a cargo mat, pet barrier. Redline elite hood struts, armorlite floor replacements, goose gear stealth sleep system also are waiting. These are just the minors already arrived. Majors include..

3.5” Rock Krawler game changer lift
Bilstein 8100 bypass shocks
37” M/T Baja Boss ATs
Icon Rebound Pro wheels
Next venture front and rear bumpers
Next Venture full belly armor w/ UHMW
Next Venture rock rails
LP6 drive lights, LP4 ambers
American Adventure labs fender chop and liners
JE Reel drive shafts
Full matte PPF

Most of the major stuff should be done by the end of July.

It’s going to be a busy couple of months.
 

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And so it begins. I’m sitting in the airport waiting to board the plane that will take me to my first ever Jeep. Well… close to it anyways. Parts have been coming in over the last few days, including what I had planned to be my first mod. A bullet antenna replacement. As I was packing for my flight, something clicked and I thought… that’s a quick way to a full cavity search, so it is not making the trip! I am only bringing my 67 designs phone mount system. Also waiting is an array of dog proofing items, including towel temp seat covers, a cargo mat, pet barrier. Redline elite hood struts, armorlite floor replacements, goose gear stealth sleep system also are waiting. These are just the minors already arrived. Majors include..

3.5” Rock Krawler game changer lift
Bilstein 8100 bypass shocks
37” M/T Baja Boss ATs
Icon Rebound Pro wheels
Next venture front and rear bumpers
Next Venture full belly armor w/ UHMW
Next Venture rock rails
LP6 drive lights, LP4 ambers
American Adventure labs fender chop and liners
JE Reel drive shafts
Full matte PPF

Most of the major stuff should be done by the end of July.

It’s going to be a busy couple of months.
And so it begins. I’m sitting in the airport waiting to board the plane that will take me to my first ever Jeep. Well… close to it anyways. Parts have been coming in over the last few days, including what I had planned to be my first mod. A bullet antenna replacement. As I was packing for my flight, something clicked and I thought… that’s a quick way to a full cavity search, so it is not making the trip! I am only bringing my 67 designs phone mount system. Also waiting is an array of dog proofing items, including towel temp seat covers, a cargo mat, pet barrier. Redline elite hood struts, armorlite floor replacements, goose gear stealth sleep system also are waiting. These are just the minors already arrived. Majors include..

3.5” Rock Krawler game changer lift
Bilstein 8100 bypass shocks
37” M/T Baja Boss ATs
Icon Rebound Pro wheels
Next venture front and rear bumpers
Next Venture full belly armor w/ UHMW
Next Venture rock rails
LP6 drive lights, LP4 ambers
American Adventure labs fender chop and liners
JE Reel drive shafts
Full matte PPF

Most of the major stuff should be done by the end of July.

It’s going to be a busy couple of months.
That’s how it looks stock on the pic with no mods right ?
 
Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out!
 
So, first round of mods have happened.

Added the tires and wheels - Icon Rebound Pro in bronze with Mickey Thompson 37x12.15x17 Baja Boss M/Ts. Had some drama with these. Ordered from Trailbuilt, they sent the wrong wheels mounted on the right tires. My takeoffs were already sold, so the only way to keep that transaction viable, I had to buy the wrong wheels (I couldn’t drive on them and still have them returnable). So now I have a set of extra wheels with less than 200 miles on them for sale. Icon Rebounds in bronze, the non pro version. Icon drop shipped me a new set of wheels and sent 4 in bronze and one in black. I had the 4 mounted and balanced, and will have to ship the one black one back for the correct one for my spare.

Armorlite flooring installed. Not as easy as they make it out to install lol. Getting everything back correct can be a pain.

Redline hood struts (very easy even with modifying the bracket on the passenger side)

Hothead headliners (pretty easy).

Removed the end caps on the stock front bumper until I get a new bumper in.

Tazer JL mini and front camera. Just connected and routed the wiring. Waiting to mount the camera after I get the new bumper.

Added the flag decal. My first experience with decals that large. The first one isn’t perfect, but the second went on much better.

The plan for the lift was RK, but not willing to wait 2-3 months, so going with Metalcloak and fox shocks. Hopefully will have that done next month.
 

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So due to production times and me not having the patience to wait a couple months for parts, I’ve gone different routes. I changed to a Metalcloak lift, front bumper and skids. Rockslide Engineering steps, and Fox 2.5 shocks. Everything is waiting for me to take days off and install in a week and a half. I only took 3 days off to get it all done. I fear I may of bitten off more than I can chew, unless I can enlist some help lol. It’s definitely going to be a challenge. If I have time, I also got a soft top to throw on as well as a few minor mods.
 
Got the Metalcloak lift kit installed (3.5 GC), Fox 2.5 elite shocks, Metalcloak full skid system and front bumper, Warn 10S winch with Factor55 hook, and Morimoto fogs in the bumper and on the Apillar done. Getting closer to my goal. I still have RSE steps and a pair of LP6s for the bumper to install.
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how does the MetalCloak suspension ride compared to the stock suspension? I was thinking of going the same way.
 
And so it begins. I’m sitting in the airport waiting to board the plane that will take me to my first ever Jeep. Well… close to it anyways. Parts have been coming in over the last few days, including what I had planned to be my first mod. A bullet antenna replacement. As I was packing for my flight, something clicked and I thought… that’s a quick way to a full cavity search, so it is not making the trip! I am only bringing my 67 designs phone mount system. Also waiting is an array of dog proofing items, including towel temp seat covers, a cargo mat, pet barrier. Redline elite hood struts, armorlite floor replacements, goose gear stealth sleep system also are waiting. These are just the minors already arrived. Majors include..

3.5” Rock Krawler game changer lift
Bilstein 8100 bypass shocks
37” M/T Baja Boss ATs
Icon Rebound Pro wheels
Next venture front and rear bumpers
Next Venture full belly armor w/ UHMW
Next Venture rock rails
LP6 drive lights, LP4 ambers
American Adventure labs fender chop and liners
JE Reel drive shafts
Full matte PPF

Most of the major stuff should be done by the end of July.

It’s going to be a busy couple of months.
Hey love the mods. Do you still have the XR tires/wheels?
 
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