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post #31 of 218 Old 01-09-2013, 12:32 PM
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I am picking up a 13 2dr rubicon today in crush orange def want to follow this build how did you mind losing the factory warranty on it? I am debating killing the warranty with a terra flex la lift


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post #32 of 218 Old 01-09-2013, 01:16 PM
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I am picking up a 13 2dr rubicon today in crush orange def want to follow this build how did you mind losing the factory warranty on it? I am debating killing the warranty with a terra flex la lift
You don't?

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post #33 of 218 Old 01-09-2013, 03:18 PM
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post #34 of 218 Old 01-09-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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I am picking up a 13 2dr rubicon today in crush orange def want to follow this build how did you mind losing the factory warranty on it? I am debating killing the warranty with a terra flex la lift
Yes, I do realize I have made some major modifications to the Jeep. I would never expect an issue related to steering/suspension or the axles to be worked on under warrenty. I would fully expect an misc or engine/transmission problems to be covered under warrenty. I have read stories of peoples warreny being completely void due to modifications. I hope it never comes to that and I never have to find out.

Good luck to you on your build. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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post #35 of 218 Old 01-11-2013, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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How fitting that the pallet is shrink wrapped in RED...Christmas all over again.

Still waiting on the Fox Shocks and Or-Fab spare tire carrier. But, I have more than enough to keep me busy for a while.
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post #36 of 218 Old 01-11-2013, 09:02 PM
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I picked mine up the dealer said if I have them install the lift they wouldnt cover any of the lift components but say I snap an axle shaft that would be covered its my first new jeep so I was a bit nervous but now after 3 days of owning I can't wait to mod it

98 TJ RED built nicely - SOLD 12/31/12
89 YJ BLACK stock great shape- Traded in 1/5/13
13 JK 2DR RUBI CRUSH ORANGE - picked up 1/09/13


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post #37 of 218 Old 01-12-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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The rear D44 Axle got most of my attention today. Installed 4.56 ring and pinion and ARB locker (RD147). Note for anyone thinking of an ARB. The ring gear bolt holes need to be drilled out in the locker. They are sized for 7/16" bolts and the ring gear takes 1/2" bolts. I know some ring gears have dual bolt pattern but my Nitro 4.56's did not. Sorry, I totally forgot about pictures until we were about done.
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post #38 of 218 Old 01-13-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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I also got the rear Evo rock star skids installed. These skids protect the lower control arm mount in the rocks while also raising the shock mount by 1 1/2". They require some cutting and grinding but well worth the effort in my opinion. Great piece of hardware!
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The day started off with strong ambitions. I started off trimming the pinch seams in the rear wheel well. About 15 minutes into the job my compressor took a dump on me. I ended up spending the entire day researching, shopping, purchasing, and installing a new air compressor. I leave tomorrow on a business trip so no more progress on the Jeep until next weekend. Picture below of the new compressor tho...
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post #40 of 218 Old 01-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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Too bad on the compressor, new one looks nice.

13 JKUR Build thread

For Sale: 2013 4dr JK Painted black Hard Top JKUR 18/59 springs and shocks

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post #41 of 218 Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody found a source for some rattle can spray paint that is a close match to the Gecko Pearl? I'm thinking of painting the lock rings on the wheels. I know I can get them powder coated but I also know it won't last. I want to be able to touch up as they get rock rash. I can't seem to find a color even remotely close to gecko. Any suggestions???

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post #42 of 218 Old 01-14-2013, 08:16 PM
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david m, www.paintscratch.com they will color match your oem paint in spray cans. dayum near perfect on the numerious cans ive got from them.

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post #43 of 218 Old 01-15-2013, 05:26 AM
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You can also try a auto body shop. They will just mix up some using your paint code and put it in rattle cans.

Btw, I like what you've got going on/planed for this JKU!

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post #44 of 218 Old 01-15-2013, 07:25 AM
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Go to the dealer they sell the touch up paint in a spray can or the normal brush i believe quadratec sells them also

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92156_20XX_PG.htm

98 TJ RED built nicely - SOLD 12/31/12
89 YJ BLACK stock great shape- Traded in 1/5/13
13 JK 2DR RUBI CRUSH ORANGE - picked up 1/09/13


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post #45 of 218 Old 01-15-2013, 07:26 AM
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I have been thinking when i order my lift to spray all the control arms crush orange to match also thats why i thought of it

98 TJ RED built nicely - SOLD 12/31/12
89 YJ BLACK stock great shape- Traded in 1/5/13
13 JK 2DR RUBI CRUSH ORANGE - picked up 1/09/13


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Registry
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