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2012 JKU built for Overlanding!


2012 JKU Overland Built


From front to back, this Jeep has been customized for long offroad camping trips. It truly has been a labor of love to build and use!

Front Bumper – AEV tubeless bumper with Hidden winch.
The winch is a Superwinch Talon 9.5 with solenoid under the hood and Viking synthetic line with factor 55 flatlink and AEV Hawse mounted license plate holder.

Suspension- AEV 4.5” suspension lift with high steer and ARB Old Man Emu heavy duty springs and shocks, front springs are rated for 330lbs constant load, and rears are rated at 660lb constant load for the additional weight of the rear kitchen!

Brakes- Dynatrac big brake kit (all 4 corners) installed in February; it has massive rotors to stop the 37” tires.
Fully instrumented testing showed lower brake pedal pressure and a reduction in stopping distances of up to 30 percent compared to stock brakes on a Jeep JK outfitted with a 4-inch lift and 37-inch-tall tires

Front Axle- Completely replaced in February 2016 as follows:
Dynatrac Prorock 44HD with 4.56 Yukon gears 1/2” tube walls!
ARB air locker with braided stainless air line, Dynatrac balljoints. RCV ultimate axle shafts.
When we installed the new axle we also replaced the unit bearings as well!

Rear axle- ARB air locker with braided stainless air line, 4.56 Yukon gears, new rear ABS speed sensors installed this week

Shoes- AEV Savegre wheels with 37×12.50×17 Cooper discoverer STT Pro M/T’s new in February

Armor- TNT Trek rocker protection with steps newly blasted and powder-coated in February of 2016

Tire Carrier- OR-fab body mounted tire carrier with
dual Worthington 11lb aluminum propane tanks and Crux off road sand bridging traction ladders attached. Also included is a prototype table kit for the Crux ladders that make a great wood topped prep table in the back country!

Awning- Eezi-awn Manta 270 degree awning mounted on driver side of roof. More coverage than Verizon! Compresses into 8’x6”x6” bag mounted to side of Jeep top with 4 front runner brackets

Sleeping Quarters- Ursaminor j30 #131 camper top, this top is custom made in San Diego and lifts the roof like a Westfalia VW camper van, sleeps 2 and is great for sleeping on this trails! This was purchased new in October of 2015. The hardtop weighs only 100 pounds over the weight of the factory hardtop.


Seats and Floor- Trek Armor seat covers front and rear, these seat covers are truly the best you can buy, they recover the stock seats with marine grade canvas and look stock! Also the entire occupant area has been covered with BedTred, The BedTred material is 100% waterproof, won’t absorb water, and will never stain, stink, mold, or mildew; dries quickly and resists all harsh chemicals. The 1/4-inch polypropylene foam kit, with provided heat shields, insulates the interior from road noise and heat.

Air Compressor- Under the passenger seat is mounted an ARB twin air compressor and manifold for the ARB Airlockers using a Carolina Metal masters underseat mount.

Electronics- EDock bar mounted up front for accessories mounting bolted to dash
Kenwood D710GA ham radio with APRS setup and an AVMAP Geosat 6 GPS unit to map other APRS stations
Sony head unit with steering wheel controls, satellite radio, iPod controls and aftermarket can-bus unit in dash
Ipad mini mounted up front for offroad navigation (ATT service will need to be transferred)

Overhead map pockets as part of the options on the Ursa minor top

Switches- Overhead SPOD switch panel with ARB compressor and locker switches as well as the dual battery controls

Battery system- Blue Sea ML ACR dual battery controller with 2nd battery in rear Springtail solutions compartment and national luna rear battery monitor in driver view

Kitchen- Rear build out has Adventure Trailer stage 1 drawer and combo stove/fridge slide with partner steel JK stove and ARB 50qt fridge/freezer in insulated transit bag. A custom rear tailgate table made of a cutting board attached to tailgate. The fridge is hardwired into rear Blue Sea fuse panel, Also I built a custom shelf to help organize the back that is made from 1” square tube perforated steel plating and mounted using Poly Performance roller mounts. Remote control led strip lights on rear window to shine on rear compartment when open

Hilift Mount- Old dominion Axe, shovel and Hilift mount inside cabin behind rollbar in rear
all tools included.

Load system- Yakima load bar system on roof

Solar panels- Overland Solar 90 watt trifold panel with external RV connector outside vehicle

2012 jeep with 130,000 well cared for miles, Oil changed every 5000 miles with Mobil 1 synthetic oil, spark plug service performed at 100,000 miles, new clutch flywheel and pilot bearing installed in January.

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Had a few offers one of which was a straight trade for a 1988 rover d90 with TDI diesel that was tempting lol but I want a ford!

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