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post #1 of 39 Old 12-17-2009, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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BigMike's '09 2D Rubicon Build

Gotta start somewhere.

Bought it on 10-17-09






3weeks later, I installed the Rough Country 2.5" BB. Install took about 3 hours just like they said. Installed the rear sway bar end links up front and made my own adjustables for the rear.


















A couple of easy mods. Debadge the grille and put Jeep decals on the front fenders.

Dog collar clothes hanger. Actually had this laying around from when I removed it from my '02 TJ.



Garage door opener. It's a Genie keychain opener that will control 3 doors. I stuck it under the steering column with Velcro so I can take it with me if needed.




Harley-Davidson cue ball shifter knob. I made this yesterday. $1.20 1/2" black pipe 4" nipple and $1.40 pack of 1/4-20 set screws. Cut the pipe 1.5" and drilled and tapped a 1/4-20 hole near one end for the set screw. Then drilled a 13/16" hole in the cue ball (started with 1/8" pilot and went up in many increments). Painted the pipe gloss black. Gorilla glued the pipe in the hole and let it set over night.









Sold my stock Rubi wheels/tires on cragslist and bought ProComp Rock Crawler Style 98 15x8" wheels. The tires are Duratrac 33x12.50-15. Also did a front bumper chop the week after I installed the lift.










2014 2D Rubicon, 2.5" Metal Cloak Game Changer ARB, ProComp 7069 17x9, Goodyear MTR Kevlar 35's, ACE Pro Series Bumpers, Warn M8000
2011 Grand Cherokee Overland HEMI MyGig Tow Pkg
2009 2D Rubicon SOLD

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post #2 of 39 Old 12-17-2009, 05:15 PM
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Do you wheel this? BTW, VERY nice jeep. Have to say yellow is my favorite color on a jeep.

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post #3 of 39 Old 12-20-2009, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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I will be wheeling it. Just got the Rubi 9 weeks ago. Need to free up some time first - went back to school to get my MBA at Georgia.

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2011 Grand Cherokee Overland HEMI MyGig Tow Pkg
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post #4 of 39 Old 12-21-2009, 12:27 AM
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diggin the half doors on an 09, I've only seen half doors on a JK one other time in my life.

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post #5 of 39 Old 12-21-2009, 06:54 AM
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Need wheelin pics. Nice Rubi.

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post #6 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Need wheelin pics. Nice Rubi.








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2011 Grand Cherokee Overland HEMI MyGig Tow Pkg
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post #7 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 03:32 PM
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Nice jk keep it up...

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post #8 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 03:44 PM
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Looks great. What are the plans for it?
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post #9 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 05:15 PM
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the jeep looks great, love the tires!
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post #10 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 05:19 PM
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How do you like those Duratracs? I think I want a set whenever I jump up to the next tire size.

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post #11 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 05:22 PM
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Nice JK, I like the half doors and the chopped bumper. Duratracs are a great tire too.

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Where are the pics taken at? that creek looks like fun!

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post #13 of 39 Old 01-03-2010, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

Really like the Duratracs. Good grip offroad - smooth and quiet on the pavement.

Those pictures were taken in North Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It is right near Lake Burton.

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2011 Grand Cherokee Overland HEMI MyGig Tow Pkg
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Looks good man keep it up
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lookin good!
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