The Vehicle

2012 Jeep Wranger Sahara Unlimited Altitude Edition

Suspension and Drive
3.5″ Procomp lift
Dunlop Fierce attitude 35×12.5 tires on 18″ Worx Triad wheels
Old Man Emu Steering Stabilizer

Bumpers and Armour
rear factory bumper
front factory bumper with no-drill Rugged Ridge light mounting bar
Teraflex tailgate hinge and accessory mount

2x Smittybuilt traction plates
tow strap

DIY “spod type” relay boxes
rear cargo USB charging station
Seagate 1tb 2.5″ Wireless Plus media server
poly stuffed speaker bars/sub enclosure

Cobra 75SXT cb radio with Firestick 4′ antenna
Samsung Galaxy S4 cell phone
Ipad mini retina
Garmin Nuvi 84 GPS (stolen spring 2015)

7x Rigid Industries Dually D2 LED lights (front facing) 3x spot on front bumper, 2x spot on a-pillars, 2x flood on Gobi Rack
3x Rigid Industries SRM diffused (1 left, 1 right, 1 rear – camping/area lights) – mounted with kc hilites light mounting tabs
2x red LED strips for footwell lighting (front only)
1x white LED strip for rear cargo lighting
1x white LED strip for tailgate table lighting
KC Highlites LED replacement headlights
2x ebay cree LED reverse bulb replacements
led license plate bulb replacement

Other (Interior)
AllanJK (ebay) molle fold out tailgate table
Vector JKE dash dock bar
X-Grip RAM mounts for mobile phone/accessories
Rubbermaid Action-Packer storage boxes
Rear seat paracord grab handles
Synergy rear cargo upper basket

Other (Exterior)
Tepui Kukenam Siberian Camo Roof top tent
GOBI Stealth roof rack with freedom panel insert
Rotopax black storage container
Trasharoo Spare Tire storage bag

Camping Gear
2p ground tent
hotcore sleeping bag
fleece liner
“Worlds Greatest” butane stove
gerber folding knife
gerber multitool
gerber gator ii camp hatchet


I’ve tried to assemble my Jeep modifications into a build thread.  You can click here to view the posts on the transformation of our 2012 Jeep Wrangler “Altitude Edition” into the “Vagabond Expedition” edition.

2 thoughts on “The Vehicle”

  1. Mike M says:

    Absolutely love the blog and the thread on the wrangler forum. An awesome build! Are the step bars factory. Didn’t see them in the list

    1. ej says:

      Thanks for your feedback! Yes, the step bars are factory – I like them, but they offer up no protection to the Jeep, and I’ve seen a few instances where there has been body damage done to Jeeps from the step bars getting pushed against it. I end up picking trails differently, but am fairly certain I’ll replace those with a solid rocker guard step bar of some sort this year.

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