Never underestimate the value of good rocker protection! At the end of August (less than 2 weeks from now) we're taking the JK up to the NCAOAAA off-road park in Northumberland County. DIYJ is nowhere near ready, it'd be impossible to get it ready for the trip, maybe with unlimited funds..
The 2013 JK
I have something of an affinity toward unique Jeeps. My first YJ was a 1990, plain old white. I fixed that up by adding some simple store bought decals, botl-on widgets, and through the application of black paint here and there. It made it mine, and helped it stand out from the sea of other white YJ's on the road.