Well after installing some of my mods, and the rest arriving today, I guess it's time to start a build thread. The JK is a silver 2012 JKU Rubicon, with the 5 spd automatic. Leather, dual tops, cmd start, connectivity, basic stereo. Ordered Nov 15th, picked it up on Feb 14th.
My long term plans include 35s, roof rack, bumpers, winch, 3.5" lift, additional gas tank, some lights, drive shafts, beefing up the axles and possibly a super charger (although this is damn near at the bottom of my wishlist - so who knows). I expect this will take 3-5 years to build it up - not that it'll ever truly be done. Right now my wishlist is sitting around 35k (including some guesstimates for some installs). Winning the lotto would go a long way to getting this done sooner! However being realistic, this first year will be fairly slow. Other than wiring in some lights, and making a sleeping platform in the back, my only plan for this year is to get the AEV bumper and winch - likely around fall/early winter.
I plan on going more of an expo style with this one. Will be sleeping in the back to start with, and eventually going to an Mongoila style tent for the roof. A small trailer to is something I keep thinking about, but am still uncertain whether I really want to tow something (both performance wise in the mountains I'd have to travel to go south, and whether I want that behind me while in the cites I'd visit while traveling or while wheeling on the trail). My dream is to do some traveling down to Mexico and further south for my summer vacations - likely taken in the winter because -40 sucks. I figure I can be in Mexico within 6-7 days of leaving the Yukon, allowing for 2-3 weeks of exploring before having to head home. No, not nearly long enough, but a start.
04/29/13 - so big new purchase today. Bought a small 1/4 ton trailer - a Canadian M101 with a lid and a RTT. A couple pics HERE. I'll pick it up from Vancouver when I go down there in mid June. Will have almost 2 weeks to camp, kayak and play before making my way home. Guess I'll find out what it's like to tow it in the mountains and deal with in the city now.
So far I've installed:
Vector's UFO Plates
Drake Grille Billet Inserts
Gas Cap cover
WeatherTec front floor mats
Vision X Fog lights
sPOD Switch System
Stubby Antenna (DIY)
Cowl Air Vent Cover
Lightforce 170 100w HIDs
Pat Harrison's/Trailskins Limb Risers
LoD Mid Width bumper with a custom pre-runner setup
Engo 10k Winch with synthetic line
Smittybilt XRC Flat Fenders
CND M101 1/4 ton trailerw/ RTT
My Hella headlights, harness and Hella Supertone horn and RR taillight guards arrived yesterday, and it's slightly warmer outside (~15f) and might try to install the the lights tonight. I hear the horn is more of a pain in the ***, so am not sure yet how I'll mount that, and it'll likely have to wait until spring. Although if I keep getting cut off by *******s (like today) it might get done a lot sooner.
My sPOD should arrive next week so I can do up the aux lights lights on the window (75w LF HIDs) and the locker mod. Will have to change things around once RR comes out with their A pillar panel, but that'll be in the spring so it's all good.