Tank 392 Build

tank_chris

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2022 392XR, 2021 4XE, 2021 JTD, 2022 PanAmerica
I always dreamed of owning a Diesel or V8 Jeep. My dreams came true(partially) when I purchased my 21 Diesel JT. After owning 2 3.6 JL's, a 3.6 JT, and a 4XE(wife's Jeep) the Diesel was an incredible improvement in overall driving experience when modded with bigger tires/axles etc. Unfortunately I modded the JT beyond it's daily fun factor fairly quick, and while I still love it, daily driving became a pain(too tall, too wide, loud etc.)
I ordered a 22 392 in November of 2021 and the long painful wait began. Six months later I finally had the Jeep, and honestly looking at the prices online I considered selling it for a profit. After driving it for a few days I realized there is no way I'm selling this Jeep. Having owned several sports cars it's not the fastest thing out there, but boy does it put a smile on my face. The shake when you start it, the incredible sound, and the goofy acceleration from a dead stop were all addicting. To my surprise this Jeep also feels incredible stable going 80-90mph.... Not something I can say about any other Jeep I've owned. To top it all off I somehow manage 17mpg with 37's which was also not possible with my previous 3.6's.

My plans for the 392 are mostly performance oriented, while keeping it exceptional as a daily driver and capable as a light off roader. I have my JT or my wife's 4XE if I really want to go crawl.

Here is my JT
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My Wife's 4XE
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My 392 a few days after arrival

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Installed a leather dash with matching stitching. For the price the 392 really should have come this way and also with a hellcat :ROFLMAO:
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I loved the factory XR wheels, just a little upset they weren't as bronze as the configurator. I don't know what Jeep was thinking, but there seem to be 3-4 shades of gold/bronze on this vehicle. I wanted to try something different so I ordered a set of KMC Riot with the idea that gold/bronze BBK behind them would look good. I liked the wheels, but I feel like they would have been better on a darker 392.
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I ended up with a set of KMC tank beadlocks which I'm very happy with. I don't really like the 37" KO2's, but they were the only tire that retained the factor 112 speed rating. At 4lbs a corner heavier than the stock beadlock "ready" wheels and 315's I'm happy with the purchase.
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Dude, absolutely spectacular builds. Can't wait to see what else you do with the 392! Any other references where we can check out your JT and 4xe projects? So rad!

Welcome to the forum and excited to have ya!!
 
Looks great, did you do anything to the suspension to run the 37s? Or what do you plan to do to upgrade the suspension?
 
Great work on the JT and the 4xe, wondering How far you’ll be going on the 392. I’ll be watching.
 
That 4xe build and the photo are phenomenal 🙌
 
Nice rigs! We have a common friend that lives here in Tennessee, although he doesn’t have his JLU anymore.
 
Installed a set of CMM Mirrors and went doorless for the first time in the 392. A few days ago I considered selling it for a TRX, but going doorless quickly changed my mind.
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Installed a set of CMM Mirrors and went doorless for the first time in the 392. A few days ago I considered selling it for a TRX, but going doorless quickly changed my mind.View attachment 6016View attachment 6017
Gorgeous shots, noticing a trend that you're quite handy with a camera! Out of curiosity, what are you shooting on? Those ain't no iPhone shots :)

Love those mirrors, how are they with vibration? I'm pretty sure I've seen nothing but good reviews on 'em, but curious to hear your take.
 
love the mirrors where did you get the gold bolt?
 
Gorgeous shots, noticing a trend that you're quite handy with a camera! Out of curiosity, what are you shooting on? Those ain't no iPhone shots :)

Love those mirrors, how are they with vibration? I'm pretty sure I've seen nothing but good reviews on 'em, but curious to hear your take.
love the mirrors where did you get the gold bolt?

Thanks! Using a Fuji X-S10, and a S22 Ulra with lightroom for editing.
Mirrors are great, I've had them on a few past Jeeps. Combined with the turn signal camera function on the Tazer I'm completely comfortable driving doorless. There is no vibration, my only complaint would be they are a little small and the convex design makes it hard to tell how close things are when backing up.

I messaged CMM and asked if they had a 392 "Gold" version and that is what they sent me. On my Hydro blue JT they color matched the actual mount which I thought was cool.
 
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Based on the above photo, I was just curious as to your exhaust modifications on the 392…
I took the rear muffler off and made a temporary turn down with two of the tips from the factory muffler. I wanted an exhaust that eliminated the rear muffler but at the time nothing was in stock. I'm actually really happy with the sound, and likely won't change until I further upgrade the motor 🍻
 
I took the rear muffler off and made a temporary turn down with two of the tips from the factory muffler. I wanted an exhaust that eliminated the rear muffler but at the time nothing was in stock. I'm actually really happy with the sound, and likely won't change until I further upgrade the motor 🍻
Looked like a near-total delete, so I was just curious as to what you had done.

Thanks for the info!
 
I took the rear muffler off and made a temporary turn down with two of the tips from the factory muffler. I wanted an exhaust that eliminated the rear muffler but at the time nothing was in stock. I'm actually really happy with the sound, and likely won't change until I further upgrade the motor 🍻
Do you have sound clips of this posted anywhere? I might break out my sawzall this weekend but thought about starting with the resonators first.
 
I was considering this as an option as well but was hesitant as I could not find any sound clips online with a muffler delete and resonator still in place. @tank_chris would like to hear a sound clip as well if you ever consider posting it. Your builds look great!
 
Installed a leather dash with matching stitching. For the price the 392 really should have come this way and also with a hellcat :ROFLMAO:
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I loved the factory XR wheels, just a little upset they weren't as bronze as the configurator. I don't know what Jeep was thinking, but there seem to be 3-4 shades of gold/bronze on this vehicle. I wanted to try something different so I ordered a set of KMC Riot with the idea that gold/bronze BBK behind them would look good. I liked the wheels, but I feel like they would have been better on a darker 392.
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I ended up with a set of KMC tank beadlocks which I'm very happy with. I don't really like the 37" KO2's, but they were the only tire that retained the factor 112 speed rating. At 4lbs a corner heavier than the stock beadlock "ready" wheels and 315's I'm happy with the purchase.
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Which offset did you go with on the Tanks, -15mm or -38mm? Thx
 
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