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Old 05-01-2016, 08:26 AM
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White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

Summary:
  • 2014 Limited 4x4 EcoDiesel
  • Nitto Terra Grappler G2 295/70/R18 - 34.41" diameter (for the purist)
  • ATX Cornice AX195
  • Mopar Air Struts, Bags and Tank
  • Accuair e-Level Suspension Management
  • Bodywork/Fabrication and Custom Flares
  • Modified Mopar Rock Rails
  • Modified RRO Winch Cradle
  • Smittybilt X20 10,000lb w/Wireless Remote
  • SRT8 Headlights
  • LED Driving Light Conversion
  • Matte Black Vinyl Wrap Accents
  • Brass Monkey Paint Accents (wheels, grille, etc.)

Phase II (because we're never finished):
  • Differentials...SRT8 or something...still researching options
  • Green Diesel Engineering EcoTune
  • Gobi Roof Rack (maybe)
  • More...TBD

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Full Drop (all down)...this is park mode


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Old 05-01-2016, 06:22 PM
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

Oh my
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

Can you please go into some more detail? Offsets and mods it took to get the 34s to fit? Any mods to the Mopar air struts as far as location or is that all stock. Awesome ride and thanks for sharing.
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

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Can you please go into some more detail? Offsets and mods it took to get the 34s to fit? Any mods to the Mopar air struts as far as location or is that all stock. Awesome ride and thanks for sharing.
When I get time I will post the build thread on JG but for now I have one on JF, in the WK2 section...White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's and Air Springs - JeepForum.com

Most of your questions should get answered....but if you still have any just let me know!
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When I get time I will post the build thread on JG but for now I have one on JF, in the WK2 section...White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's and Air Springs - JeepForum.com



Most of your questions should get answered....but if you still have any just let me know!

Just read it. Great build. I'm in the process of trying to get 33s under my QL.
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

By "mopar air struts" are you referring to the factory quadra lift nitrogen struts or something else?
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

Man, solid build!!!

When I went in to the planning of 35s, I stopped when I realized the cutting that was required at the rear door. It simply wasnt worth it to me...but im stoked someone besides Jeep did it. Props man, nice stuff!
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

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By "mopar air struts" are you referring to the factory quadra lift nitrogen struts or something else?
Yes, factory QL nitrogen struts....we just removed the check valve fitting at the top and replaced it with a push-to-connect fitting and are using it as a conventional air strut. We weren't sure if we could get enough pressure to lift the diesel engine and added weight of the winch but dual 200psi Viair's are doing the job. We also installed RRO 1.75" spacers to get extra height.

Alludc, thanks for the props...yours is one to be admired for sure. Particularly your photography skills...I'm jealous. Looking forward to see what's next.
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

That's W2 is freaking rad brother. Those 35's look killer - to tell you the truth, the low ride mode makes it look like one of those Icelandic rigs!
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

That is one nasty WK2 right there my man!! Great looking rig for sure
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

Like to share how we did this...but first the WHY...

The name “White Rhino” came from a National Geographic show I was watching on endangered species…apparently there are only 3 white rhinos left in existence. As far as I know there are only 3 companies that have built a WK2 on 35’s…
Jeep built WK2 concept vehicles over the last few years



AEV threw some 35's on a first gen WK2


and Bulletproof Suspensions built one that showed at SEMA last year...


I really like the clean look that Detroit pulled off so we went that route.
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Re: White Rhino a 2014 EcoDiesel on 35's

I have a few projects under my belt, from my first car (67 VW bus) to the XJ we finished a few years ago (see my Jeep Forum Garage)...but this would be the first 'new' car I wanted to cut up. So I did some asking around and found a local fabrication shop...


When I first approached Mark about this project he scratched his head...they do mostly resto-mods, restorations, etc. They hadn't worked on a Jeep yet. I was persistent and showed up once a week with more information and a deadline...Jeep Beach 2016. He finally agreed to help me.
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