I recently got back into the whole Jeep thing after taking about 4 years off due to just life in general. I can't believe how much I missed it all. I decided unlike my last few builds to start off with a Rubicon to save with the headaches of the axle swaps and re-gearing (for now). I found a completely stock 03' Rubicon on AutoTrader in MN , so June 1st off to MN I (we) went. Took my wife Joy with me to help with the driving since I had to make it an extremely fast trip (and I love her company), made it in 22 hrs with a three hour nap at a rest area. pics from the trip down -
at the rest area we passed out at -
LOTS of highway - -
took a stop at a gas station to put the seat risers on (yes I took them with me and the tools to install them, we are both 5'6" and I have owned enough Wrangler's to know I would regret not having them on the drive) I went with Randy for these from BPM since I trust his products and have used them in the past -
almost home; a happy couple to be done driving -
I had the seat risers from BPM ordered the day I bought the rig knowing I would want them installed, they are great!
My list of to-do's includes (as of now) -
4" RC X Series lift (already ordered, putting on this month)
new drive shaft, TW (already on its way)
new steering stabilizer (on it's way)
new Body Bushings (already on as of this post) made a difference for sure
1/2" ROKMEN BL (already on as of this post)
ROKMEN Up-Armor 2 kit (hopefully in July)
Bushwacker Flat Style Flares (already done as of this post)
Grab handles (done)
CAI and TBS (done)
35's TA's (already bought sitting in garage for after lift install)
17" Mickey T's for large brake upgrade down the road (in garage tires are mounted)
possibly spraying the frame due to a little surface rust form up north
possibly going to MetalCloaks if I don't like the BW Flares
Might put on sliders if the Rubi guard sucks
tons of other little things as the build progress'
Thanks for staying tuned!