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Unread 03-31-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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High School TJ Rubicon build "Ruby"

Alright, so first off, I am 18 years old and still in high school. That isn't going to stop me from a building my Jeep though, especially since I'm majoring in automotive engineering next year.
So here she is the day I got her. Biggest thing is the fact that she's a Rubicon, other than that she has a 3 inch bds lift, AFE intake, and some metric size All-terrains, basically 32s.
My goals are to reach 35s without anymore lift, come up with some interesting and custom fender flares, work on a basic color scheme (just so she looks good), and definitely need armor. Other than these few things, my jeep is pretty much going to be a do as I feel kind of build. Then and Now
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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Well I took her wheeling as is a few times, still getting ready to hit Uwharrie this coming week

Done with the posed pics, I'll get real ones at Uwharrie
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Unread 04-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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Take a wild guess as to who went to Uwharrie!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #4
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Brown Santa has dropped off my first addition to the Jeep
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Unread 04-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Nice build man. I'm same age as you and lookin to major in mechanical engineering, hoping I can do something automotive with it lol. How much was that tranny cooler?
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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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It was about $70 because I picked the free shipping, was not impressed by the amount of time it took to get here, but I'm definitely excited to get some work done now that I have it.
I got it here at http://bmracing.com/?wpsc-product=au...ted-11x7-12x34
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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Got some cool things installed
what will I do with these lights? I guess we'll see.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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I recently updated the headunit to a walmart special, because I enjoy plugging in my phone for music. The LEDs i showed before were hooked up under the dash and under the tub rail in the backseat. The driver's seat one is wire to the dimmer switch and the other 3 are wired to the amp so they strobe to the music. Ill have to take pictures when its dark sometime. I got some new decals and the color scheme is coming together.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #9
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It's been a long time, but there have been updates just recently. I painted the top black, got a spiderwebshade tjkini, and got some 33 inch km2s on steelies.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #10
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Pics!
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Unread 06-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #11
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I gotta figure it all out again, it won't let me upload most if my pictures. Ill try and get on that.
EDIT: got it!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #12
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I've reached my fill of lime green, and it looks mean.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #13
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Looks great! Now go get it dirty!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #14
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I'm hoping to get out to the trails on July 4th. Last time I went I almost rolled, it wasn't a great experience, but just made it more interesting.
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Unread 07-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #15
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Just be careful, take it slow and go with a friend!
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