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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:19 AM   #1
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C2U5H's 2012 JK Rubicon Miss Cheeto

Preface: This initial post will always serve as a living post, documenting current build status and any change of plans, as well as a jumping off point to the mods done within the thread.

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Mods to date:
Quadratec floor liners front, rear, and cargo
MOPAR door sill/entry gaurds
Corbeau grab handles
Daystar Hood Wranglers
Grill mod
Blinker mod
Quadratec auxiliary light mounts
Susquehanna Motorsports (RallyLights.com) custom triple-relayed H13 to H4 wiring harness
Truck-Lite Phase 7 LED headlights
Clover Leaf soft top window storage
EVO ProTeK oil pan skid plate
Customized Rugged Ridge A-pillar switch pod
Chopped stock front bumper
Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel lift kit with Old Man Emu Long Travel Sport shocks and Teraflex bumpstops
Teraflex exhaust spacers
Superlift steering stabilizer relocator
Homemade seatbelt de-flappers
37" x 12.5" x 17" Nitto Trail Grapplers on stock Moabs
Spydetrax 1.75" wheel spacers, new lug nuts all around
M.O.R.E. Hide-A-Step for passenger side
→ Trimmed rock rails 4" in rear
→ Trimmed front flares and liners
→ Trimmed rear flares and removed liners
→ Removed spare tire, spare tire carrier, bumpers, etc.
Superlift double steering stabilizer

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BUILD PLAN:

[X] Phase 1:
  • [√] Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel ($1100)
  • [√] OME Sport Long Travel shocks ($356)
  • [√] Teraflex bumpstops
  • [√] Hose/worm clamp rear coil spring retainers ($4)
  • [√] Adjust ABS wiring for slack
  • [√] Teraflex exhaust spacers ($50)
  • [√] Chop front bumper [Still need to cap the ends]
  • [√] Stock 32" tires on stock Moabs (no wheel spacers)

[ ] Phase 2: This will be just around the November/December timeframe, prepping everything for the load of the 37's.
  • [ ] RK adj. rear trackbar ($169.99)
  • [ ] Artec Industires front trackbar mount
  • [ ] EVO Rock Star rear CA/shock skids ($129.95)
  • [ ] Artec Industires front CA mount skids
  • [ ] Artec Industires front D44 truss and C-gussets
  • [ ] Brackets to raise front shocks 1.25-1.5" - still sourcing ...

[√] Phase 3: At this point, the 37's will fit and will be streetable, but not wheelable until I upgrade the rest of the linkages due to the flex ... stock clevite joints would explode. Early 2013, I hope.
  • [√] 37" x 12.5" x 17" Nitto Trail Grappler x4 ($1,700)
  • [√] Superchips Flashpaq F4 3872 ($350)
  • [√] Spydertrax 1.75" wheel spacers ($200)
  • [√] Chop stock fenders w/LED side indicators up front

[ ] Phase 4: Wheeling time! Next summer?
  • [ ] RK tie rod and drag link (flip?) ($500)
  • [ ] RK upper control arms
  • [ ] 5th tire
  • [ ] Tramp stamp of some kind
  • [ ] Tire carrier (Teraflex bracket? OR-FAB swing-out?)

Miscellaneous: On-going buid items not related to moving up to 37" tires and are not tied to a certain phase of the build. Pretty much, whenever I have the money and desire.
  • [√] EVO ProTeK oil pan skid
  • [ ] AEV snorkel
  • [ ] Poison Spyder Extreme Duty Transmission Crossmember ($250)
  • [√] MORE Hide-A-Step ($110)
  • [ ] EVO ProTek tranny and crossmember/exhaust skid plates
  • [ ] Riddler D44 covers F/R ($200)
  • [√] Rugged Ridge A-pillar switch pod custom outfitted with McMaster-Carr components (~$150)
I can always fall back on 35's if this is too much, but I'm shooting for 37's. And I WILL be upgrading the brakes and steering as well in the future ... it doesn't seem to take priority on the Rubi 37 builds.

Current state:


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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:20 AM   #2
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Story:
On 9/14/11 I ordered my dream Jeep and one month plus six days later (10/20) I had her in my possession. I actually got the rare opportunity to watch her being offloaded from the truck, one of two being delivered to the dealership that day. What a day!

Here are the specs on the order:
  • 2012 two-door JK Rubicon
  • Crush orange
  • 6-speed manual
  • 4.10 gearing
  • Black leather interior
  • Heated seats
  • Power convenience package
  • Connectivity group
  • Trailer tow group
  • Dual top group
  • 430N navigation/DVD w/Infinity seven speaker sound system
  • Automatic HVAC
Basically a decked-out Rubicon! This will be my DD, and will also take occasional trips up to Rausch Creek, PA as well as GWNF, VA whenever possible, after some armor, of course.

In order to even afford my new ride, I had to sell my beloved '99 TJ that I have been building since '04 to my liking (under the screen name JeepinTJ99). With ~109k miles on her, but in great condition, I got $6k out of the deal that went right towards the down payment of her replacement. It was SO worth it, though!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:25 AM   #3
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Looks awesome, love the color
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:27 AM   #4
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Nice I like the dozer yellow and the argent grey wheels they contrast well. Good luck with the buildup
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:28 AM   #5
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Awesome Jeep, love the color! I look forward to seeing this build!!!
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:31 AM   #6
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Ya that's a sick jeep
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:03 AM   #7
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Nice I like the dozer yellow and the argent grey wheels they contrast well. Good luck with the buildup
That's not dozer; its crush which I think looks better.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #8
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Thanks for the compliments — I put a lot of thought into what I wanted and got exactly what I was hoping for. rymanrph is correct, it is the Crush orange, not Dozer yellow/orange which is actually a lot lighter than it looks in comparison photos: in real life, Crush is much nicer (). The leather is friggin' sweet, so sweet than my friend said they are just as nice as the ones on his '11 Challenger that he traded to get his Cosmos blue '12 JK Rubi. That's saying something.

The engine is absolutely phenominal — I don't know how some people can drive an equally equipped 3.8L against the 3.6L and think they're even close. You can wave your dyno charts around all you want. The 3.8L is acceptable ... the 3.6L is money shot. Chirping 3rd gear on 32" MTs? Seriously? It squats the rear and lifts the front under hard acceleration. Not to metion it brings the beef in the noise department. Can't wait to throw a cat-back on (MBRP, are you listening?)!
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Unread 10-25-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-amn. That's a nice lookin JK buddy.
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im bi-curious to know how you got black leather, i thought the leather was only available in Saddle
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Damn, so cushy. I officially couldn't wheel that thing.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 02:40 PM   #12
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I really want one. But I don't want to give up my rusty CJ. Maybe I can talk the wife intu a new family "car"
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liking the orange..
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I WILL PAINT MY XJ THIS COLOR! No joke, I've never seen this color before. I'm sold.
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