Well, I figured it was time to see what I can accomplish with this 2012 JKU Sahara. I have read on this forum, along with other forums, that the Sahara isn't an ideal platform to build a great wheeler. I am about to prove that a ficticious rumor.
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara in black, leather, 430N system, etc..
Build date February 5 2012
Took delivery 26 February 2012 w/ 9 miles
The goal: A daily driver capable of conquering moderate to somewhat difficult trails without sacrificing ride quality.
Budget: $15,000 (for now)
Parts ordered on March 13 2012:
Rubicon Express 3.5" Long Arm system
Rubicon Express front drive shaft/flange
Bilstein 5160 Reservoir shocks
Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.50 17 (x5)
MHT Fuel Hostage wheels black 17x9 4.5 offset (x5)
Hanson Rear bumper w/square tube tire carrier
Boom Mat headliner
On list for next order:
Hanson 60" winch guard front bumper w/aluminum skid, winch plate
Warn 9.5 CTI-S winch
Lightforce 170 Styker lights (used them in Iraq, awesome lights and company) or Rigid Industries LED D2's
JKS Sector Shaft brace
Re-gear to 4.88's pending ride outcome
Dana 60's (Rock Jock?) w/lockers
Poison Spyder Trail Cage
Poison Spyder crusher flares/corner armor/LED taillights
Once the items arrive build will commence. I will update each addition with pics. To be continued soon...