Ok, I wasn't going to do this but I guess I might as well, instead of posting in separate threads all over the place.
So I ordered my Jeep back in Feb, and after exactly 4 weeks it arrived at the dealer.
White 4dr Rubicon
butt warmers (yes, even in south florida)
430 radio with connect group
premium soft top
I traded my SRT in on this one. Even coming from that, I really don't have a problem with the power of the 3.6, although I will say I was surprised to see such a small jump in mpg even with the bigger tires and lift. I'm only getting about 13mpg city as it sites now.
Out with the old.
In with the new. This was the day after it arrived at the dealer.
Before I even took delivery I had them install the 2.5" AEV lift and I bought a set of AEV Plinters in Argent and 35" Mickey's. 4 days later (weekend delayed the completion. ) I brought the Jeep home.
That following weekend I did the grill mod (which has since been changed out, see below) as well as bolted on the taillight guards, the gas door and the grab handles. These were all in the Jeep when I picked it up.
Then I took it out for a drive. South Florida is WAY too flat. I'm going to pick up a permit for the off road trails in Big Cypress and try to catch up with one of the clubs going out there soon. Until then, this is all I got.
I did manage to find a puddle though and at least make it look as though it's been used. Plus it got rid of that horrid gloss crap they put all over the tires.
Today I added a new Rampage stubby recovery bumper and I also swapped the DIY grill mod for a Rugged Ridge one.
That's it for now. For the future (not so distant I hope) I'm looking to get a set of SmittyBilt SRC rock guards
Warn 10K winch
CB (probably just a Cobra 75)
Rear bumper, just not sure which yet
10in Ridged Industries light bar
Ridged Duelies for the rear
Spiderweb shade (which reminds me, I need to order this today)
Skids for the Evap and rear diff.
and then on the maybe side:
cold air intake
AEV heat reduction hood