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post #151 of 218 Old 08-23-2013, 07:15 PM
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Nice rig. Very similar to how I would build mine if I had a JK, color included!

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post #152 of 218 Old 08-23-2013, 07:52 PM
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4 door ride a lot smoother?
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post #153 of 218 Old 08-23-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Nice rig. Very similar to how I would build mine if I had a JK, color included!
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post #154 of 218 Old 08-26-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Just picked up two more 3/4" shackles or D-Rings for the back bumper. I need to sand blast them and spray they with the Gecko green paint to match the front ones.
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post #155 of 218 Old 09-06-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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OK...Time for Audio Upgrades!

Head Unit...Kenwood DDX-370



Amp...JL 700/5



Front Speakers...Focal 165v30



Rear Speakers...Kenwood KFC X173



Rear View Camera



Satellite Radio Tuner



Subwoofers...JL 8W v2's

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post #156 of 218 Old 09-07-2013, 08:51 AM
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Very nice lookin JK

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post #157 of 218 Old 09-07-2013, 09:03 AM
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Nice line up, can't wait to see the install of these. the camera really interests me for off-road use. I always worry I've miss a tree that I'm about to slam into when backing up on the trail.

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post #158 of 218 Old 09-08-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice lookin JK
Thank you for the compliment and stopping in to check out my build.

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Nice line up, can't wait to see the install of these. the camera really interests me for off-road use. I always worry I've miss a tree that I'm about to slam into when backing up on the trail.
I'll get some pictures of the system installed. Sub boxes were built and installed by Custom Sounds here in San Antonio. They fit nicely under the rear seat. I NEVER fold down my rear seat and this location saves me from having to sacrifice valuable cargo space in back for a box. I would have much preferred 10" subs over the 8's but they sound amazing.

The rear camera is a must have in my book. Not only for on the trail as you mention. But, with the 37" spare tire you just can't see behind you at all. I always feared back up into or onto some that I didn't see.
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post #159 of 218 Old 10-08-2013, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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So while doing some wheeling recently I noticed that my rear tires were rubbing on the leading edge of the pinch seam. I had already done some trimming and cycled the rear axle to verify no rubbing. I'm not exactly sure what could have happened but I need to tweak the lower control arm this weekend to clear the pinch seam. I have discussed this with a few people and the consciences is that if everything is symmetrical (which it is) just make adjustment and move on. I will keep a close eye on everything. I can not find anything damaged or otherwise that would cause the problem.

I have decided to go ahead with the hydro assist project. I decided to go with West Texas Offroad (Redneck Ram) package. The biggest reason for not using PSC is money. Their kit is more than double the price and I just can't justify it. I need to remove my stock gear box and ship it to them for modification. They quoted me 2-3 day turn around. No big deal to me as the Jeep is an extra vehicle for my wife and I. I do need to order an external cooler as one does not come with the kit and everyone I talk to say they are needed. I will start this project this weekend.

I have also been considering upgrading my lights. I was just going to start off with a set of Truck Lite's to replace stock head lights. I still plan to do this but in the mean time I found a pair of Ridgid Dually D2's with driving beams for a steal of a price. I couldn't pass it up so the headlight replacement will have to wait a while.

After getting under the Jeep and taking a close look around. It has become overwhelmingly apparent that I need to invest in some good underbody armor. I have been researching and like the River Raider kit. I love the belly up plate from Genright but do not wish to relocate my fuel tank. The other option is Nemesis Industries. They are currently only taking pre-orders but may be worth the wait. They have a great reputation for their products. I'll be making soem calls this week and try to make a decision soon. Any other recommendations I should be considering?

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post #160 of 218 Old 10-09-2013, 10:03 AM
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Awesome looking JK. I cant wait to see how you like the hydro assist turning those tires

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post #161 of 218 Old 10-12-2013, 12:45 AM
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So while doing some wheeling recently I noticed that my rear tires were rubbing on the leading edge of the pinch seam. I had already done some trimming and cycled the rear axle to verify no rubbing. I'm not exactly sure what could have happened but I need to tweak the lower control arm this weekend to clear the pinch seam. I have discussed this with a few people and the consciences is that if everything is symmetrical (which it is) just make adjustment and move on. I will keep a close eye on everything. I can not find anything damaged or otherwise that would cause the problem.

I have decided to go ahead with the hydro assist project. I decided to go with West Texas Offroad (Redneck Ram) package. The biggest reason for not using PSC is money. Their kit is more than double the price and I just can't justify it. I need to remove my stock gear box and ship it to them for modification. They quoted me 2-3 day turn around. No big deal to me as the Jeep is an extra vehicle for my wife and I. I do need to order an external cooler as one does not come with the kit and everyone I talk to say they are needed. I will start this project this weekend.

I have also been considering upgrading my lights. I was just going to start off with a set of Truck Lite's to replace stock head lights. I still plan to do this but in the mean time I found a pair of Ridgid Dually D2's with driving beams for a steal of a price. I couldn't pass it up so the headlight replacement will have to wait a while.

After getting under the Jeep and taking a close look around. It has become overwhelmingly apparent that I need to invest in some good underbody armor. I have been researching and like the River Raider kit. I love the belly up plate from Genright but do not wish to relocate my fuel tank. The other option is Nemesis Industries. They are currently only taking pre-orders but may be worth the wait. They have a great reputation for their products. I'll be making soem calls this week and try to make a decision soon. Any other recommendations I should be considering?

Thanks, David M
Really nice progress, bet it sounds good too. I'll be going to 37s at some time so will be following your progress and build of ram system with a lot of interest. I have the full River raider skid system and have abused it pretty heavily, I'd buy it again.

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13 JKU Rubicon: Wife's for now, Ace Rock rails & rear bumper tire carrier, Truck Lites, MC Game changer 3.5 lift, RR skids, PSC Brawler front bumper, Warn 9.5cti-s, 35" GY MTRs
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post #162 of 218 Old 10-14-2013, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Really nice progress, bet it sounds good too. I'll be going to 37s at some time so will be following your progress and build of ram system with a lot of interest. I have the full River raider skid system and have abused it pretty heavily, I'd buy it again.
Thanks! The new sound system is amazing, really surprised with the bass out of the two 8" subs. Regarding the River Raider skid system. I've not heard a bad thing about it from anyone. I'm just holding out to see what comes of the Nemesis Industries unit. I love the thought of potential weight savings going aluminum. All the weight is adding up...

For more info on Hydro Assist see link below.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f369/...ssist-1568395/


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post #163 of 218 Old 10-14-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome looking JK. I cant wait to see how you like the hydro assist turning those tires
Thanks! I'm excited about the hydro assist. I am so tired of being in the rocks and the spotter saying "hard driver or hard passenger" only to have to reply "I can't". Hopefully, a thing of the past soon.
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post #164 of 218 Old 10-14-2013, 01:14 PM
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Articrubi smashed his pretty good. Look into tnt customs as well.
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post #165 of 218 Old 10-16-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Articrubi smashed his pretty good. Look into tnt customs as well.
Thanks for reminding me of that. I do remember reading his post and seeing the damage. I'll check into the TNT as well...
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