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Unread 10-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #16
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Thanks again, guys, this is really a dream come true for me. I've owned three vehicles in my life (I'm 26 now): an '85 Cherokee I got passed down from my dad that I drove into the ground with 230k miles, my '99 TJ I got after freshman year in college I sold to get the JK with 109k miles on it (owned since 32k in '04), and this JK ... so yeah, I'm a Jeep guy, lol. This machine does everything I want and more, while being cushy at the same time. Dream come true. The color wows me every day I see it. I'm definitely going to throw at least a leveling kit on and armor before I wheel it.


The plan so far, and this is months down the road after my bank account heals up, is as follows:
  • Misc. small items (Q-tec floor mats, door sill gaurds, mesh grill mod, etc.)
  • Lift
  • Cat-back exhaust (hear that, MBRP or aFe? Get on it!)
  • Stubby the front bumper
  • Armor
That's really in no particular order, other than cheaper items first to keep the interior nice, then skids probably, then lift and non-essentials for wheeling up at Rausch Creek. I'm still green on the JK scene, so if anybody has any better suggestions or additional prerequisites, let me know!


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im bi-curious to know how you got black leather, i thought the leather was only available in Saddle
The black leather was only available during the second dealer allocation of the 2012's ... the first '12 JKs and JKUs could only have the saddle/black leather. The black leather was a little-known option that I found out on WranglerForum and my dealer confirmed it. It's seriously ridiculous ... my friend that traded in his decked out '11 Challenger for his 2012 JK Rubicon said that the black leather is on par with the Challenger's. The heated seats aren't too shabby, either.

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Unread 10-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #17
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That is an awesome looking Rubicon! I love the color and that's exactly how I would want one, completely loaded! Can't wait to see more! Also if you haven't already, check out www.jkowners.com. LOTS of info there and tons of built jk's from beginner to extreme.
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Unread 10-28-2011, 07:00 AM   #18
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The plan so far, and this is months down the road after my bank account heals up, is as follows:
  • Misc. small items (Q-tec floor mats, door sill gaurds, mesh grill mod, etc.)
  • TF leveling kit
  • Cat-back exhaust (hear that, MBRP? Get on it!)
  • Stubby the front bumper
  • Armor (River Raider skids, ARB diff. covers, MOPAR swaybar skid)

That's really in no particular order, other than cheaper items first to keep the interior nice, then skids probably, then lift and non-essentials for wheeling up at Rausch Creek. I'm still green on the JK scene, so if anybody has any better suggestions or additional prerequisites, let me know!
For armor I would also get a Evap canister skid, I got one and it got a few scrapes in Moab so I was glad to have it. As for the diffs, I wouldn't skid them for now.

And the sway bar skid I'm going to get: http://www.quadratec.com/products/12049_0103_07.htm Reasoning=> It looks stocky and its made by AEV.

Look at this thread for stubbying the front bumper/adding a winch, its my winter break project when I'm off of school: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/w...bumper-795921/ Look at post #7 and pm the guy, he is very helpful.

Other than that wheel it because as I can tell you firsthand this puppy can handle some of the toughest trails in Moab stock so I'm sold on it!
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Unread 10-29-2011, 03:24 PM   #19
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That is one sweet ride!!
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Unread 10-29-2011, 05:42 PM   #20
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Why not just save some coin and some hassle relocate the Evap canister all together?

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Unread 10-30-2011, 09:52 AM   #21
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Why not just save some coin and some hassle relocate the Evap canister all together?

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Why? It's not like you gain a lot by relocating it and it's also a little less and much easier IMO to just skid it. I've relocated one with a friend and I'd say skidding it is just as easy if not easier.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 10:09 AM   #22
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That is an awesome looking Rubicon! I love the color and that's exactly how I would want one, completely loaded! Can't wait to see more! Also if you haven't already, check out www.jkowners.com. LOTS of info there and tons of built jk's from beginner to extreme.
I'm on there, just not very active. Handle JeepinJosh there, but will get it changed to the one I have here soon.

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For armor I would also get a Evap canister skid, I got one and it got a few scrapes in Moab so I was glad to have it. As for the diffs, I wouldn't skid them for now.

And the sway bar skid I'm going to get: http://www.quadratec.com/products/12049_0103_07.htm Reasoning=> It looks stocky and its made by AEV.

Look at this thread for stubbying the front bumper/adding a winch, its my winter break project when I'm off of school: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/w...bumper-795921/ Look at post #7 and pm the guy, he is very helpful.

Other than that wheel it because as I can tell you firsthand this puppy can handle some of the toughest trails in Moab stock so I'm sold on it!
Thanks for the info on the stubby bumper.
The 2012's actually come with an evap skid stock, so I'll just be wheeling it as-is until I need to upgrade it. I had a 2.5 gallon air reservoir in the same location on my TJ and it never came close to being damaged, so we'll see how it goes.
The AEV swaybar skid will not work with the stock bumper, which I plan on keeping for a while until I need to upgrade -- I'm going with the MOPAR one.
Other than that, I'll just be wheeling it until I need to upgrade, just like the TJ!

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Eh, if need be I'll relocate it, but for now the stock skid makes me feel warm and cozy until I rip it off, haha.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 08:08 PM   #23
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Why? It's not like you gain a lot by relocating it and it's also a little less and much easier IMO to just skid it. I've relocated one with a friend and I'd say skidding it is just as easy if not easier.
id just rather save the money, as well as the weight.
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Unread 11-07-2011, 09:37 PM   #24
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I can admit that I'm jealous.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 01:02 PM   #25
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Super jelly right now Too bad the TJ is gone but you have a far more capable rig now. Just wait till you mod it some Love the color.
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Unread 11-12-2011, 10:56 PM   #26
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Thanks for the kudos -- coming from a TJ I built myself over six years or so, even I'm jealous that I have it. Stock, the JK Rubi is seriously stout and ready to go. I added some Quadratec brand floor liners front and rear, as well as MOPAR door sill/entry guards to keep my big clumsy boots from scratching everything up like on my TJ. The floor mats are nicely molded, deep-dish to keep all the slush and mud in, but it sucks that it has to have to damn hold in it for the carpet hook. Seriously: what's the point? Ugh ... catering to the lowest denominator. Anyways, I'll get some pictures of those tomorrow, not that they're anything exciting.

The theory for the build is to get up to 37" or so tires using 2-3" suspension lift, and flat fender it. Keeping the front bumper stock but gonna' stubby it.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #27
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Thats a nice looking Jeep!!

I know what it means to modify a brand new vehicle, since I got my mustang brand new I am having a hard time bringing myself to change much because I don't want to void the warranty. Something to think about.
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Sweet looking rig and I love that color. I have that rare electric lime green Tj Rubicon.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #30
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I forgot to mention that I also did an oil and oil filter change at 1,021 miles ... just out of habit. Found a few small flecks of metal in the folds of the oil filter so I like to think it was warranted. Pretty much the easiest oil change I've ever done, and I've done a lot. From here on out, I'll change again at 5,000 miles and every 5,000 miles thereafter.

• 6 qts of Mobil1 5W-30 full-synthetic
• MOPAR oil filter
• 15/16" socket (oil filter cap)
• 6" extension (oil filter cap)
• 1/2" socket (oil pan drain plug)

I must have missed the replacement O-ring for the oil filter cap in the MOPAR oil filter box b/c I thought it was supposed to include a new one ... oh well. With only a month's worth of time on the original O-ring, there was no need to replace it anyway. Just removed it, lightly lubed it with new oil, and reinstalled. Oil filter cap has 25 N•m (~18 ft-lb) on it, but it's hard to torque it correctly because of the spring the oil filter is loaded with. You'll see what I mean when you do it: it's not hard. It's not a load-bearing fastener anyway, so I'm not worried about it.

Still need to get some pics of the floor liners and sill gaurds ... major mods I tell you! Major mods!!
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