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2013 Wrangler JKU - $5,000 Customer Build - October 2016

2013 Wrangler JKU - $5,000 Customer Build - October 2016


Kyle’s Sweepstakes Story

Kyle is the Assistant Chief for the Mansfield Police Department, a member of the Chisolm Trail Jeep Club, and has owned 4 Jeeps in his life (2 YJ’s, 1 TJ, and his 2013 JKU “Lucky”). “In May I was preparing for my annual trip to Colorado with my buddies. I had spent a considerable amount of time and money getting my 2000 TJ ready to go and knowing I was going to have to trailer to my destination. That is when my wife offered the suggestion that I sell the TJ and trade the truck in on a Jeep I could drive instead of trailering. I got on the internet and almost immediately found my dream Commando Green JKU and I will be keeping it for many years to come” -Kyle. Like any Jeep owner, Kyle had a plan for how and when he would build his JKU, but those plans went right out the window in December 2016 when Kyle was chosen to receive $5,000 to put into his Jeep.

The Build

Over the past 2 ½ years Kyle has made some modifications such as a 2.5” spacer lift, 33” tires, skid plates, and Barricade bumpers. However, he was now able to fast track his build and really get it to where he wants to be! On the outside Kyle went with a set of RedRock 4x4 Flat Fenders and full set of 35” Nitto Tires. Then to help give his rig a better stance he went with a 3.5” Rock Krawler Lift and some FOX 2.0 Shocks to help make his rig a comfortable daily driver, but still capable on the trails.

Life After the Build

We asked Kyle how his life after the build has been, and this is what he had to say: “I have been out on a couple of trips since the build was completed in January. On both occasions, I have returned to places I have been before. However, now when I am negotiating the obstacles I find it much easier to clear things I would have hung up on before. The combination of the Rock Krawler 3.5 Mid Arm lift, Fox 2.0 Shocks, Synergy steering components and the new Nitto 35” Trailer Grapplers makes for a superb ride both on and off road. Simply stated, XT has made it possible to accomplish 3 years’ worth of work in an instant! Jake has been a true pleasure to work with and I will be a XT customer forever!”



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