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Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build – Las Vegas And Back!

The Rightline Gear Jeep Build for the 2015 SEMA Show began in mid-May and ended in mid-October. Our goal was to complete the build ourselves (with minimal outside assistance and guidance), drive to Las Vegas in the Jeep, detail the … Continue reading

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Sylvania LED Bulbs For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

After installing fender flares with LED marker lights, LED accessory spotlights, and LED headlights, there was no other conclusion to reach but the more LED the better. After all, what is better than seeing better and other drivers seeing you … Continue reading

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Alpine Navigation Receiver For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

We are excited to be sponsoring the Alpine Electronics Jeep Build in 2015 with our Rightline Gear Jeep Storage Bags. Alpine will be taking their Jeep to the Consumer Electronics Show and many other lifestyle oriented events over the course … Continue reading

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Custom Vinyl Wrap For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The crowning piece to our Rightline Gear Jeep Build is the vinyl wrap which highlights our fox logo. We also wanted to prominently feature as many of our sponsor brands as possible by including their logos on the side of … Continue reading

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OPS Armor Exhaust For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I shared a booth with Mark Sarine of OPS Armor at Jeep Beach in Daytona, FL earlier this year. Mark was kind enough to let us display our Jeep Storage Bags on his 4-door Wrangler. We were both there to … Continue reading

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Curt Racks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The people taking part in the road trip to Las Vegas as part of the Rightline Gear Jeep Build for the SEMA Show are guys. We don’t need to pack a whole bunch for a road trip. This road trip … Continue reading

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Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Can you believe that within the first 3 weeks of owning my Jeep, I got a speeding ticket? A speeding ticket in a Jeep! Not on the back roads – on the highway! The police officer should have been embarrassed … Continue reading

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Rugged Ridge Exo-Top For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

As you may have read in the previous pages, it has been a goal of mine to keep the factory soft top off the Jeep for the whole summer. The plan was a complete success. The Rhino Linings, Wet Okole … Continue reading

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Bilstein Shocks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The very first step in the Rightline Gear Jeep Build was to add the MaxTrac Coil Lift Kit to the Jeep. We initially used the MaxTrac shocks as part of the kit. After I installed the FORTEC Steering Stabilizer with … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 4 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Custom Painting Part IV, the final chapter – I hope! The painting I have completed on the Jeep Wrangler has been some of the most rewarding time spent. For a relatively small amount of money, painting lets your creativity loose … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Aries Seat Defender

I have been using my Jeep for all of my regular activities, while at the same time, getting it ready to be a show piece at the 2015 SEMA show. It is a true daily driver. How do I keep … Continue reading

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Hi-Lift Jack For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

If you thought that Hurricane Joaquin would stop the Rightline Gear Jeep Build, you were wrong. We have a busy weekend planned as SEMA draws ever closer. A little rain (or in this case a ton of rain) and a … Continue reading

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OR-FAB HDX Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The OR-FAB HDX Rear Bumper’s compact design, great lines, and increased clearance angles make it function almost like a stubby bumper for the rear of the vehicle. The bumper also features a beefy tire carrier that moves with the tailgate, … Continue reading

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sPOD 6 Switch System For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Half the fun of adding aftermarket lights to a Jeep is the sense of power and control it gives you. Who doesn’t want to sit in their cockpit, surrounded by switches that turn an otherwise pitch black trail into a … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – FORTEC Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit

Like a couple other parts on the stock Jeep Wrangler, the factory steering stabilizer just seems to cry out “help me”. I hear it every time I experience Jeep death wobble, which up to this point in time, I had … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Bestop Trail Cover

In the middle of the Rightline Gear Jeep Build, our family sold our home and moved into an apartment while waiting for another home to be ready. How might my goal of keeping the factory soft top off the Jeep … Continue reading

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Truck-Lite Headlights For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Once you see the brilliant white beams from the PIAA LED lights, you are left wanting more. The weak yellow halogen beams from the stock headlights just won’t cut it any longer. We were extremely thankful to receive a sponsorship … Continue reading

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Rugged Ridge Performance Vented Hood For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The next part of the Rightline Gear Jeep Build involved replacing a major part of the stock vehicle (as if bumpers don’t already count!). For some reason, replacing the factory hood seemed like another level of aftermarket accessory installation all-together. … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Antenna X Off-Road Antenna

It’s official, my Jeep’s stock antenna banged against my PIAA windshield mounted light. A common problem to find out there, but the solution was not as easy to find. A quick Google search on “rubber antenna”, “off-road antenna”, “jeep wrangler … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 3 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

If you are thinking “that didn’t take long”, you are correct. We are trying to out do Rocky and Rambo with our next sequel in the custom painting series on the Rightline Gear Jeep Build. Besides an occasional hallucination from … Continue reading

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Rugged Ridge Exterior Accessories For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The difference is in the details! It is absolutely amazing how the addition of small accent pieces can make a big difference in the overall appearance of a vehicle. Some of these improvements can cost very little – that is … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 2 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I enjoyed the painting involved in our Custom Painting Part 1 so much that there was just bound to be a sequel. I wasn’t sure I was ready for the fumes again, however, and just as importantly, I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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PIAA Lighting For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Nothing tops off a great Jeep Build like a good lighting design. Call me old school, but I was interested in sticking with the classic look of round lights. I was also interested in checking out some of the new … Continue reading

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Mother’s Polishes, Waxes, And Cleaners For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

If you have never been to SEMA before, it is an absolute showplace for vehicle builds. The cars and trucks out there make the amateur builder weep in his pillow. One of the main things that has always jumped out … Continue reading

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Wet Okole Seat Covers For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I discovered that I had one kink in my plan to keep the factory top off my Jeep Wrangler for the entire summer. The Bestop Safari Top works great to keep water out of the cab area and rain water … Continue reading

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Bulldog Winch For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Bulldog Winch of Phoenix, Arizona was one of the first companies to sponsor our Jeep build. I had to look at the winch in its cardboard box, sitting in my office, way too long before we were able to add … Continue reading

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OR-FAB Stubby Front Bumper For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I am originally from Cleveland, OH and I worked in a steel forging factory before leaving home, but I never thought I would be cutting chunks of metal off of any vehicle that I own. I did just that as … Continue reading

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OR-FAB Rock Sliders For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Earlier this year, I got to know Steve Rezek of Performance Automotive Group. PAG has (2) brands under it’s banner, Performance Accessories and OR-FAB. The company makes its products in Chino Valley Arizona. Steve is an industry veteran with a … Continue reading

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McGard Door Locks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

In working with McGard on my lug nut/wheel lock solution, I discovered that they also make a product to lock the Jeep doors to the vehicle. The Jeep’s doors can be easily removed once the hinge nuts are unscrewed and … Continue reading

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Rhino Linings In Wheel Wells For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Well, when something works great the first time, it is a good idea to go back to it again. That was the case with using Rhino Linings on the Rightline Gear Jeep Build for SEMA 2015. We already removed the … Continue reading

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McGard Wheel Locks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Once we had the wheels and tires lined up for our Jeep build, I realized two things: 1. There was no way I was putting the factory chrome lugs on the new wheels and 2. I sure as heck better … Continue reading

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BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tires For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Jeep Beach 2015 at the Daytona International Speedway was absolutely awesome. Rightline Gear had the opportunity to display our new Jeep Storage Bags as part of the Morris 4×4 Center booth. Right across the way was the BF Goodrich semi … Continue reading

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Ultra Motorsports Vagabond Wheels For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Those factory wheels have just got to go! A new set of wheels along with the addition of offroad tires is the first change most people make to their stock Wrangler. To make the best choice in wheels, you must … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 1 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I wanted custom painting to be a part of our Jeep Wrangler build since the very beginning. There were only two problems: 1. I have no experience in automotive painting and 2. My initial search efforts to find the Rightline … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Grabars

The ability to easily get in and out of the Jeep is of high importance, especially when taking less than “Jeep-initiated” passengers along.  I discovered Grabars on a west coast trip earlier this year and ended up purchasing them on … Continue reading

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Bushwacker Flat Style Fender Flares for Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Flat fender flares were always on the list for our Jeep build. We wanted to increase the approach angle, departure angle and tire clearance of the Jeep. Enter Bushwacker, an Oregon based company that makes fender flares, bedrail & tailgate … Continue reading

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Hellwig Sway Bars For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

We became acquainted with Hellwig Products through our manufacturer’s representative Joe Bovee of Innovative Marketing Services. After getting to know Mike Hallmark, Hellwig’s West Coast Sales Manager, Hellwig generously offered to sponsor our build. I was extremely interested in adding … Continue reading

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Rhino Linings Inside For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

It is my goal to leave the factory soft top off of the Jeep Wrangler for the entire summer. After all, we live in the moderate mountain climate of Asheville, North Carolina. I will have a bikini top as a … Continue reading

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Tuffy Security Products For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Anyone who has owned a Jeep knows the feeling of insecurity the first time you want to leave something of value in the vehicle. First, fear that your valuables will be gone upon your return. Second, anger that you have … Continue reading

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MaxTrac Suspension For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

We have known the guys at MaxTrac Suspension for several years, first meeting them across the aisle at the SEMA Show. President Mike Sun and company are located in Anaheim, CA. They are one of the few manufacturer’s that focus … Continue reading

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