My Jeep


Battle Born

Welcome to the internet home of my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited.  I’ve nicknamed her Battle Born.  It’s carries a double meaning.  First, it’s the Nevada state motto.  Second, Jeeps were born during WWII.  Here I’ll post updates as I mod my Jeep along with pictures of my Jeep out and about.  If you like Jeeps, this will no doubt be of great interest to you.  If you don’t like Jeeps, what the hell is wrong with you?  Seriously, you might just enjoy seeing a grown man gush over a vehicle while spending inordinate amounts of money.  Anyway, on with the Jeep.

I brought my Jeep home on March 29, 2014.  Here’s the specifics:

  • 3.6l V-6 Pentastar engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Front and rear lockers
  • 4:1 transfer case
  • Dana 44 axles front and rear
  • 4:10 gears
  • Hard top
  • Heated Seats
  • Alpine 7 speaker sound system
  • Remote start

Fancy, huh?  But being your typical Jeeper, I wasn’t satisfied.  So I added stuff and I’m continuing to add stuff.  That’s what Jeepers do, that all we do!  Seriously, it’s a little known fact that Jeep stands for Just Empty Every Pocket.  Totally true.  Also a kitten dies every time someone calls a Jeep a car.  Truck is marginally acceptable.  SUV?  If you must but it is a Jeep.  Refer to it as such and save a kitten.  OK, here are the mods:

Lift Kit and Shocks (with some before and after pictures)

  • Teraflex 2.5 inch coil spring lift
  • Rancho 9000XL shocks
  • Northridge Bolt Kit
  • Rancho Control Arm Brackets

The lift kit is my most ambitious mod so far but it’s not the only mod.

  • Smittybilt Carbine Mid-Width Bumper (Pics coming soon)
  • A.C.E. Rock Sliders
  • A.C.E. Pro Series Rear Bumper
  • Warn XD9000i winch (the same one that used to sit on my TJ)
  • A Pioneer AVH-X2600BT touch screen DVD receiver w/ speaker upgrades
  • Quadratec LED headlights
  • KC LED spot pattern off road lights

I currently run Fierce Attitude Goodyear Duratrac tires in 285/70/17 (33×11.5×17) tires.  They are mounted on Black Rock 909 D-Window aluminum wheels.  The wheel and tire package weighs a scant 76 pounds.  So, why is the Fierce Tire crossed out.  Well, I had some major issues with them.  One was severely defective.  Two were marginal.  I couldn’t get them balanced.  But Discount Tire Direct did right by me and swapped them out for the real deal, the Duratracs.  I love them, smooth as butter and a better tire.  I will up date the pictures soon:

I’ve also added a few lesser but no less important mods:

  • Quadratec floor liners
  • Trek Armor seat Covers
  • Spider Web Shade (for when the top is off)
  • A bike rack
  • Switch-Pros Power Panel
  • Stickers!!
  • And some even less exciting things like an short antenna, grab handles, etc. (snore!)  Just look at the pretty pictures 😉

And a few Jeep porn shots including a nostalgic shot of my old ’98 Jeep TJ :