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Unread 06-20-2014, 02:07 AM   #1
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First Build Help Needed!!
Alright guys I just got my 2014 Rubicon JKU. Let me know what you think about this list so far. Im About to purchase this week.
MetalCloak 3.5 Lift Includes $1199
-Dual Rate Coils
-Extended brake lines
-Adjustable bump stops
-Fully adjustable Solid Chromoly front track bar
-Rear track bar clearance kit allows you to use your stock rear track bar.
-Adjustable front upper control arms
-Stock Rubicon Shocks
Link- http://www.metalcloak.com/JK-Wrangle...Kit-p/7115.htm

35-1250x17 Pro Comp Xtremes, 5 tires at $1450
17 in Pro Comp Rims-5 rims at $720

Ill be taking it out 2x a month. No mud, some sand and rocks only. Driving 10 minutes to work and back daily. Any advice would be GREAT!!!
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Unread 06-20-2014, 08:10 AM   #2
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That sounds like a very solid starting point to me. Are the tires the Xtreme MT2s? or the All Terrains?
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Unread 06-20-2014, 08:15 AM   #3
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Don't keep the stock shocks. Purchase ones of appropriate length for the 3.5" lift. Other than that, sounds like a good starting point
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Unread 06-20-2014, 10:54 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. The tires are the AT. I was told if I keep the stock shocks the only issue ill have is less flex then I could have, but I could care less about flex right now. My current jeep only has 300 miles on it so the shocks are like new.
Will this effect my ride?
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Unread 06-20-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yes, your jeep will likely ride a lot worse than it does right now. Also, you could potentially damage your shocks running them like that. "Flex" isn't the only time your shocks extend and compress, watch a vehicle driving down a bumpy road, or over a speedbump. It is important to have shocks whose travel matches your springs, you will be much happier with the ride and offroad performance.
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Unread 06-21-2014, 11:57 PM   #6
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Alright I would like to say thanks to you all for your input. I have ordered my shocks
My build is now
3.5 Metalcloak Lift
Rancho RS9000XL shocks
17x9 MT classics III wheels (Black)
35in Goodyear Durtrack A/T

Anybody have any first hand knowledge with the above list. I ordered it all today but still want to know what the experienced people think.
Thanks again guys
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Unread 08-03-2014, 08:46 PM   #7
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First step of the build is complete Lifted with the list I mentioned above.
Cant get my damn brake like to stop going on/off, any ideas?

Thanks you guys, I really took your advise.

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Unread 08-03-2014, 09:47 PM   #8
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Is your steering wheel off center? Did you install the lift? What does the light look like?
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steering was off center and was making my ABS go off. Got it aligned and now its great. My actual brake light goes off. The same one for your hand brake. It does it randomly.
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Unread 08-05-2014, 02:06 AM   #10
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steering was off center and was making my ABS go off. Got it aligned and now its great. My actual brake light goes off. The same one for your hand brake. It does it randomly.
Low fluid is my best guess as I had the same issue. Check the reservoir on level ground.

Sorry about asking about the steering wheel but lots of people make that mistake.
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-3.25" RC spring lift, Eagle alloys 125s, 33x12.5x15 Cooper STTs, XRC8 winch with stock bumper mount

1994 YJ SE Sold
-4" RC spring lift, 33x12.5x15 Firestone M/Ts, Eagle alloys 125, and a 4 cylinder to boot

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Unread 08-09-2014, 08:08 PM   #11
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Boom!!!
Mother F#$&ing leak from my brake lines. Fixed. Thanks 442Wrangler, checked my fluid again and was shocked to see it so low after I checked it when I lifted.
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