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post #16 of 207 Old 09-25-2010, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Wow cool my thread got some life...


Console under construction




About to upgrade to a dual battery setup along with a multiple battery regulator.



Premier Power Welder going under the hood w/195 amp alternator




And I suppose this is what it's all about.




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post #17 of 207 Old 09-25-2010, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Iceman, if you could specify what pics of the OBA setup you would like I could take some. Let me know.

Otherwise hope these suffice...




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post #18 of 207 Old 09-25-2010, 11:38 AM
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Dannggg, I don't think there is anything about your jeep that I don't like. Awesome jeep. Just curious, is it your DD?
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post #19 of 207 Old 09-25-2010, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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It was a daily driver in the winter, summer I broke up the driving duties with the Bimmer. *edit May 2011... recently leased a Toyota to break up the hard winter driving duty, maintenance is costly so I am able to justify another car. I am still looking for the 05 Rubicon Sahara and will make that happen when the time is right.


Bimmer recently placed in storage for a few years.





LJ similar to the one I am tracking down to help with winter driving and so I can start another build.


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post #20 of 207 Old 09-26-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hi bbusch,

very nice Rubicon!!!

Can you tell me where i can buy these speaker pods?

Here is a link to my website.

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post #21 of 207 Old 04-28-2011, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Few new mods to the heep thought I would share...


New iphone RAM mount on the roll cage.







So with the center console under construction I purchased the sub the other day, an Alpine SWR T10.







Not marked but measures only 3.25" deep




New studded Good Year Duratracs 315 75R16 in size







And a few poser shots after a bath





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post #22 of 207 Old 04-28-2011, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Almost forgot.. I upgraded to Focal Polyglass 165cvx speakers in the pods. WOW is all I can say, at 75w RMS they scream!

Poser shot in a set of unfinished pods






Also had to rebuild the 4.0 motor... errr! Noticed issues starting at 30K miles but none of the dealerships could figure out what was wrong. After a parts chase and then a no turning back point I became sorry I didn't cut my loses around June 2010 and do the V8 (one of those wish I had know).

Rebuild took place eight years into ownership (bought her brand new) @ 114K miles. Installed new Hesco cam shaft, high volume oil pump, lifters and entire valve train. Also last June she got a Centerforce clutch, Banks header to go with the Banks exhaust.. oh and the aluminum radiator happened to go in around that time as well.




All that money on the engine rebuild I should throw on a Hoodlift! AEM air intake to be replaced with a MCAI as soon as Mac has more produced.




Old cam shaft (not bad after 114K, might as well while I'm doing the rebuild)


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post #23 of 207 Old 04-28-2011, 01:41 AM
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You have an awesome and clean Jeep . How many times do you run the Rubicon in the summer?
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post #24 of 207 Old 04-28-2011, 05:23 PM
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Holy **** you have the most amazing Jeep I've seen in a long time. I love everything about your build. Especially the HID front light set up. And the rear LED's and everything. The plugs in your console made me giggle. I've never seen that before and I love it. What a cool idea!!!

The way I see it, a Jeep is like sex-when it's good it's terrific, and when it's bad it's still pretty good!


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I liked your other two sets of tires better.

Why the change?

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post #26 of 207 Old 04-28-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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You have an awesome and clean Jeep . How many times do you run the Rubicon in the summer?

Thank you so much! Run the con about once a year all the way through but I'm tucked up on the trail in different spots helping throughout the summer quite often w/Friends of the Rubicon or just to get lost from the rat race.

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post #27 of 207 Old 04-28-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Holy **** you have the most amazing Jeep I've seen in a long time. I love everything about your build. Especially the HID front light set up. And the rear LED's and everything. The plugs in your console made me giggle. I've never seen that before and I love it. What a cool idea!!!
Thank you, I take much pride in her... oh glad her console made you giggle.

The plugs are very handy for lots of creature comforts on the trail. Also if you can't take your rig out on the trail I often have a group going so I'm sure someone could spare a seat or two (for a friend) on the right weekend. July and August are good months for cruzin trails, I believe I have a friend flying in from Denver 4th of July weekend so when we're not on the lake that week we'll be on the Con.

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I liked your other two sets of tires better.

Why the change?

I run different tires depending on the time of year. May through October I run the Creepy Crawlers and November through April run the studded GY Duratrecs as the Creepys are not worth a damn for winter driving not to mention they are not a DD tire. I'm not a big fan of BFG so I sold the KM2s recently while I could still get good coin out of them and try something else. The studded set of Maxxis Big Horns were finally wore out btw (and yes I have been known to have three or four sets of tires at a time... kinda like changing shoes for you or me). As for the GY Duratrecs, they are studded for snow driving and handle quite excellent.


Left to Right... Maxxis Big Horns studded 35" in size, BFG KM2's in 315 75R16 and the ones on her are the Maxxis Creepy Crawlers 35" in size (mounted on my old beadlocks, pic taken before my 5 on 5.5 Warn hub and axel conversion)... Goodyears not pictured below as this is an old picture.


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Thank you, I take much pride in her... oh glad her console made you giggle.

The plugs are very handy for lots of creature comforts on the trail. Also if you can't take your rig out on the trail I often have a group going so I'm sure someone could spare a seat or two (for a friend) on the right weekend or whatever. July and August are good months for cruzin trails, I believe I have a friend flying in from Denver 4th of July weekend so when we're not on the lake that week we'll be on the Con.
Yeah, those plugs are pretty ingenious. And dang that sounds awesome! If you're up for another wheeling friend I'd love to join you guys sometime. Sometimes being in the passenger seat is just as fun as driving, you know!

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Yeah, those plugs are pretty ingenious. And dang that sounds awesome! If you're up for another wheeling friend I'd love to join you guys sometime. Sometimes being in the passenger seat is just as fun as driving, you know!


Sarah you are welcome to come up anytime.. I will be back at my place in Tahoe sometime early June and will probably hit up Fordyce or the Con before July so I'll hit you up and let you know.

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