First time off road

Took her wheeling for the first time at Southington Offroad. I was impressed with what this thing could do. Open differentials and 3.21 gears! Aside from the tires and bumpers, it’s pretty much stock.

New bumpers

Ordered a pair of OR-FAB bumpers from Northridge 4×4. I was really excited to see how they looked on the Jeep once they were installed. Too bad I can’t see them!

Blacked out

Peeled off all the Wrangler/Sport decals off the sides of the Jeep.

Ordered a set of Smittybilt SRC Side Armor/Steps from Amazon.

Took a drive out to the 4 Wheel Parts year end sale in Columbiana, Ohio and ordered some new tires and wheels. Had them installed at the 4WP on Brookpark Road.

Mickey Thompson ATZ P3
285/70/17

Rugged Ridge wheels.

Side armor

I wanted something to protect the rocker panel under the door, so I picked up a set of Smittybilt side steps from Amazon. They also help my vertically challenged wife get in the Jeep. 😉

First “Mod”

It didn’t take long to find JK Freaks and some other JK forums and I found my first mod!

12 days after bringing her home, I did the grill mod. I used wire lathe painted with black plastic-dip I bought from Lowes. I couldn’t find any progress pics or finished pics except for this one.