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LOCKED & LOADED | 2011 JEEP WRANGLER JKU

Written by Deanne Deluna | Photos: Dale Martin

When you’re a heavy hitter in the off-road Jeep game, you have the biggest brands in the industry knocking at your door for collaborations, which was the case for Doetsch Off-Road. When BOLT Lock needed a badass display vehicle to showcase their newest products, they knew Dave Doetsch would do more than just deliver a customized Jeep – he’d go above and beyond to create an attention-grabbing build that would turn heads at any marketing event or car show it attends.

With more than 15 years of experience under his belt, some of his previous Jeep builds such as the “Trail Reaper,” “Doomsday,” and “JeepZilla” have been featured in this magazine. Doetsch knows exactly what it takes to build something that’s unique, which is what BOLT Lock intended for their brand new 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK. Doetsch Off-Road had been using BOLT Lock products in their builds, as well as carrying their product in its retail store, for years, so it was only natural that the two companies pair up for a project Jeep, which finally came to fruition for the 2016 SEMA Show.

2011 Jeep Wrangler Rear Shot

Aptly titled “Locked and Loaded,” the Jeep Wrangler boasts all of BOLT Lock’s latest and greatest when it comes to their offerings. “The BOLT [Lock] products used the vehicle’s factory ignition key, allowing you to utilize various style locks without needing to carry multiple keys,” Doetsch explains. “We decided to create an ‘Overland Rock Crawler’ Jeep that could functionally use the majority of BOLT Lock’s products as they were meant to be used versus just slapping together a bunch of mismatched parts and accessories.” The Rubicon model was specifically chosen for its heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axle, electronic front and rear locking differentials and its 4:1 transfer case.

Images of Jeep Wrangler windshield, suspension, and grill

Since the shop is also a retail store, they have their hands on some of the best products around. But like an artist chooses the right colors for their masterpiece, Doetsch makes sure to choose products that complement the build and its overall themes and goals. “We carefully planned out each functional area of the build and then chose products that go with the theme and highlight the features and benefits of that part/accessory,” he says. Being the first to rock a product is ideal for any build and Doetsch was proud to use all-new wheels on Locked and Loaded. “We were happy to be one of only a handful of shops that were selected by KMC Wheels to feature the new Rockstar 3 (RS3) design,” he says, adding that they ultimately used 20x12 RS3 wheels in a matte black with red split spoke inserts.

Close up shot of Rockstar 3 wheels with red split spoke inserts

The shop also worked with KC HiLITES to feature their new Gravity Pro LED lightbar, which consists of individual 6” Gravity Pro LEDs arranged in place of the traditional 50” LED lightbar. “This product allowed us to ensure there was plenty of forward facing light, without looking like the masses that use the standard linear lightbar,” he details. And unlike past Jeep builds, Locked and Loaded uses a complete roof rack system, which is something that he’s never used before. “Since Locked and Loaded features a full Kargo Master Congo Pro cage system, we were able to design the Jeep around carrying product on the roof rack, giving us new ways to showcase multiple items.” As for BOLT Lock products, the Jeep features their 6’ Cable Lock that uses the OEM Ignition key, J-Mount Hi-Lift Jack Bracket for both the driver’s and passenger side, as well as a 5/8” Hitch Lock.

Interior of Jeep Wrangler, taillight, and rear shot of vehicle

Doetsch estimates that about $90K went into the build, including the cost of the Jeep. “Doetsch Off-Road was thrilled to be selected by BOLT Lock, to build their booth vehicle, and we are extremely excited about the finished build. The Jeep utilizes so many great products from various brands, making it easy to fall in love with it.” Now, it’ll be used for marketing purposes and will make an appearance at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, where it’ll flex its muscles in style!

Rear shot of Locked and Loaded Jeep Wrangler

SPECS:

    Wheels/Tires
  • 20x12 Rockstar 3 Wheels in Matte Black with Red Split Spoke Inserts
  • 38x15.50R20 Nitto Mud Grappler tires

  • Lighting
  • KC HiLiTES 7” Gravity Pro LED Projector Headlights
  • KC HiLiTES Gravity LED G4 Jeep JK LED Fog Pair Pack System
  • Cyclone LED Rock Light Kit, 6-Lights, Red
  • Smoked Red LED Taillight Kit
  • 4-Light LED Rock Light Kit, Red, Interior
  • KC HiLITES Gravity LED Pro6 50” LED Light Bar, modified to 7 lights
  • KC HiLiTES KC FLEX Quad LED Combo Beam System, w/red trim rings
  • KC HiLiTES flex array LED 10 light bar system, w/red trim rings
  • sPOD 6 Switch System with double LED light Contura rocker switches & Source System w/ Red LED

  • Suspension
  • TeraFlex 6” LCG Long Arm Suspension System
  • TeraFlex Tuned Fox Shox w/ Reservoir Front & Rear Shock Absorber Kit
  • TeraFlex Remote Reservoir Shock Mounting Bracket Kit, pair

  • Recovery
  • 48” Hi-Lift Jack, Red - Driver Side
  • 48” Hi-Lift Jack, Black - Passenger Side
  • Hi-Lift Jack Handle Isolator
  • Factor55 Ultrahook Recovery Hook
  • Warn ZEON 10-S Winch with Synthetic line

  • Roof Rack
  • Kargo Master Steel Congo Pro Front and Rear Hoop Kit
  • Kargo Master Steel Congo Pro Roof Rails
  • Kargo Master Steel Congo Pro Hinge Step Kit
  • Kargo Master Steel Congo Pro Kat-Walk
  • Kargo Master Steel Congo Pro Cage Light Bar Mount Kit
  • Kargo Master Aluminum Grab Handle Kit
  • Kargo Master Aluminum Modular Extended Platform

  • Bumpers
  • Go Rhino BRJ40 Front Bumper and Stubby End Caps with Trailline Light Mount Bar, textured black
  • Go Rhino BRJ40 Fairlead Mount Plate
  • Go Rhino BRJ80 Rear Bumper With Stubby End Caps

  • Exterior
  • Rugged Ridge Performance vented hood
  • Rugged Ridge Black Performance Hood Vents
  • Rugged Ridge Hood Lift Kit
  • Go Rhino DOMINATOR D2 Cab-Length SideSteps, textured black
  • Off-Road 13” stubby antenna, black
  • Black Powder Offroad Custom Aluminum Revolver taillight covers
  • Drake Off Road Billet Aluminum Door Handle Inserts, custom painted red
  • Monster Hooks Mini
  • Monster Hooks swivel hooks
  • Rugged Ridge COWL ARMOR JK 07-12, PAIR
  • T-Rex Grilles Sport Series - Formed Mesh Grille - with Accommodating Hood Lock Outlet
  • Rugged Ridge Black Aluminum Hood Catch Set
  • Bushwacker Flat Fender Flare Set
  • TeraFlex HD Differential Covers, front & rear
  • TeraFlex HD Tire Carrier Kit with 3rd Brake Light Mount

  • Interior
  • Roadwire Complete Custom Diamond Edition Leather Interior, Red Double Stitching
  • Drake Off Road Billet Aluminum Pistol Grip Shifter Handle
  • Drake Off Road Billet Aluminum 4wd Shift Knob, Black Finish
  • Rugged Ridge ENTRY GUARD 4PCS BLK 4DR JK
  • Rugged Ridge Interior Trim Accent Kit, color matched to red
  • Surprise Straps Everyone Hold On Paracord Grab Handle Set, Red & Black
  • US Speedo Custom Machined & Red Gauge Conversion

    Performance
  • Adams Driveshaft JK Front and Rear 1310 Driveshafts
  • KOOKS Headers Axle Back Exhaust Kit, Stainless
  • Superchips FlashCal F5 Programer

  • Bolt Lock
  • 6’ Cable Lock, uses OEM Ignition Key
  • Padlock, uses OEM Ignition Key
  • J-Mount Hi-Lift Jack Bracket, Drivers AND Passenger Side
  • 5/8” Hitch Lock, located at hitch/D-ring mounts