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Learn your modification options for the most modern and exciting Jeeps!

Going back to World War II, Jeeps have had a special place in America’s heart. The utility vehicle that helped win the war transitioned into the civilian Jeep, or CJ, and the Jeep brand has had several owners over the years. While still remaining wildly popular, it has evolved. The Wrangler version of the Jeep was transformed with the release of the JK for the 2007 model year. With a more practical 4-door version, this Wrangler became a popular vehicle for year-round use, which appealed to off-roaders as well as soccer moms. For the 2017 model year, Jeep seriously upgraded the Wrangler, which is now dubbed the JL, and added an exciting new model, the Gladiator, or JT, which is essentially a pickup version of the Wrangler.

In Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT: Performance Modifications, Jeep experts Don Alexander and Quinn Thomas introduce you to these new models and walk you through the capabilities and options for all of the trim levels. Then, they examine how to make these things better, system by system. Suspension, steering, and brakes are covered, as they are the heart of any off-road rig. Also examined are modification options for axles, driveshafts, and differentials as well as bumpers, armor, and protection. Of course, off-roaders need a quality winch, recovery gear, and upgraded electrics, so options are explored here as well. Wheels and tires are also very important for those leaving paved roads, and upgrade options for all of the trim levels and lift levels are covered thoroughly.

Whether you want to build a JL or JT to be a serious rock crawler or simply look like you are going off-road, all of your options are thoroughly explained in this book. Add a copy to your Jeep reference library.

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Learn your modification options for the most modern and exciting Jeeps!

Going back to World War II, Jeeps have had a special place in America’s heart. The utility vehicle that helped win the war transitioned into the civilian Jeep, or CJ, and the Jeep brand has had several owners over the years. While still remaining wildly popular, it has evolved. The Wrangler version of the Jeep was transformed with the release of the JK for the 2007 model year. With a more practical 4-door version, this Wrangler became a popular vehicle for year-round use, which appealed to off-roaders as well as soccer moms. For the 2017 model year, Jeep seriously upgraded the Wrangler, which is now dubbed the JL, and added an exciting new model, the Gladiator, or JT, which is essentially a pickup version of the Wrangler.

In Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT: Performance Modifications, Jeep experts Don Alexander and Quinn Thomas introduce you to these new models and walk you through the capabilities and options for all of the trim levels. Then, they examine how to make these things better, system by system. Suspension, steering, and brakes are covered, as they are the heart of any off-road rig. Also examined are modification options for axles, driveshafts, and differentials as well as bumpers, armor, and protection. Of course, off-roaders need a quality winch, recovery gear, and upgraded electrics, so options are explored here as well. Wheels and tires are also very important for those leaving paved roads, and upgrade options for all of the trim levels and lift levels are covered thoroughly.

Whether you want to build a JL or JT to be a serious rock crawler or simply look like you are going off-road, all of your options are thoroughly explained in this book. Add a copy to your Jeep reference library.

Pages : 160
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 461 color photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613255957
Product Code : SA503

Acknowledgments

Foreword


Chapter 1: A New Jeep Wrangler 

Major Differences: Wrangler JK versus Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT 

Trim Levels 

Off-Road Use 

 

Chapter 2: Modifications 

The Key to Pandora’s Box 

Items to Consider 

 

Chapter 3: Suspension 

Ground Clearance, Angles, and Center of Gravity 

Important Lift Considerations 

Suspension Travel 

Body Lifts 

Lift Kits 

Tire Size 

Spacer Lifts 

Spring Lift Kits 

Short-Arm Lifts 

Long-Arm Lifts 

Coilover Lifts 

Suspension Control Arms 

Track Bars 

Suspension Control Arm and Track Bar Joints 

Axle Articulation 

Sway Bars and Sway-Bar Disconnects 

Suspension Alignment 

Shock Absorbers 

 

Chapter 4: Steering 

How the Steering Works 

Death Wobble 

Tie-Rods and Drag Links 

Ball Joints 

Steering Dampers 

Stock Steering Box and Pump 

Power Steering Upgrades 

 

Chapter 5: Brake Upgrades 

Stock Brake Performance 

Tire Size Effects on Braking Performance 

Large Tires, Pedal Pressure, and Brake Performance 

Brake Rotors 

Brake Calipers 

Brake Pads 

Brake Kits 

Brake Fluid 

 

Chapter 6: Drivelines, Axles, Housings, Driveshafts, and Lockers 

Ring and Pinion Gear Upgrades 

Axle Upgrades 

Axle Shaft Diameter and Splines 

Axle Housing Trusses and Braces 

Full Axle Assembly Swaps 

Selectable Axle Lockers 

Limited-Slip Differentials and Detroit Lockers 

Driveshafts, Yokes, CV Joints, and U-Joints 

 

Chapter 7: Off-Road Tires and Wheels 

Tire Testing 

Results 

Off-Road Tire Pressure 

Void Ratio and Tread Blocks 

Tire Diameter and Ground Clearance 

Tire Compliance Over Rocks and Obstacles 

All-Terrain versus Mud-Terrain Tires 

Ply Ratings, Tire Cutting, and Slashing 

Reasons to Air Down Tires 

Tire Deflator Types 

Airing Up Tires 

Wheels 

Wheel Diameter 

Wheel Width 

Bolt Pattern 

Offset and Backspacing 

Wheel Weight 

Wheel and Tire Balancing 

Wheel Spacers and Adapters 

 

Chapter 8: Bumpers, Armor, and Protection 

Skidplates 

Rock Sliders 

Body Armor 

Fenders 

Bumpers 

Sport Cage


Chapter 9: Styling, Accessories, Storage, and Overlanding Upgrades 

Half and Tube Doors 

Tops

Sunshades 

Storage Options 

Locks 

Floor Mats 

Roof Racks 

Snorkels 

Seats and Seat Covers 

Graphic Wraps and Touch-up Paint 

Other Accessories 

Overlanding 

 

Chapter 10: Stock Engines, Upgrades, and Swaps 

Upgrades 

V-8 Swaps 

 

Chapter 11: Electrical Upgrades and Lights

Auxiliary Switch Solutions 

Auxiliary Lighting 

Daylight Driving on Dusty Trails 

Radio Communications

Satellite Messengers 

GPS and GPS Apps 

Electronic Calibration Modules 

Batteries and Jumper Batteries

 

Chapter 12: Vehicle Recovery Gear, Winches, and Trail Tools 

Tow Strap 

Shackles 

Kinetic (Yanker) Strap 

Extraction Boards 

Shovels 

Off-Road Jacks 

Winches 

Winch Line: Wire Rope versus Synthetic 

Winch Controllers 

Winching Accessories 

 

Chapter 13: Jeep Projects 

Don Alexander: 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited Sport S

Quinn Thomas: All J Products 2020 Jeep Gladiator JT Rubicon 

 

Appendix: Project Jeep
Specifications 

Source Guide

 

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