We would like to introduce you to our JK, and no... this ain't no mall crawler!!
It's a 2014 JKU Sport S, automatic, tow package, 3.73's, and the color is Amp'd. We got it in March of 2017 with 20K miles.
The first thing we did was swap the tires with a set of BFG Mud Terrain's, and add some 1.5" spacers. Now we could at least have some fun!
After driving it stock for a while we installed a 4" EVO Enforcer with drag link flip, EVO Rockstar rear shock mount skids, a JE Reel 1350 front driveshaft, and put some used 35's on it. Knowing we were eventually going to 37's it didn't make sense to spend the money on new 35's.
The stock running boards were replaced with some Rubi Rails, and we picked up a used Crawler Conceptz tire carrier. The evap canister was relocated with a Dominion Off-Road relo kit, and we welded on some c-gussets.
We wanted to at least get it functional while we decided the full plan.
Here's the 4" EVO sitting on stock tires.
And here it is on 35's crawling through the rocks!
We've only done some small upgrades in the past few months because we were focused on JK Pockets and getting Slickrock Gear up and running. Now that things are settling down it's time to get back to it. We have some big upgrades planned for it, so follow along as we turn it into a fully capable rig with new axles, 37's, the whole works!
By the way, don't be fooled by the capability of a Sport. We've taken this through the hardest trails in SoCal, including 2 runs on John Bull, 2 runs on Mottino Wash, Calico, and Cougar Buttes. It's only be winched out once from turtling on a rock. You have to wheel smart, and stay off the skinny pedal! There were some obstacles at Cougar Buttes that we bypassed, while another Sport tried to show the size of his balls and ended up blowing out his ring & pinion.
Still working on a name, but it might end up being Slickrock One. Let us know if you have any other suggestions!