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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:43 AM   #1
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Highlined LJ Rubicon Build

Figured Id share the progress on the Jeep Ive been building for a little over a Year now. I found a really nice LJ rubicon on Autotrader in NC while I was at MOS school at Camp Lejuene. I bought it and hid it at the local airport since I wasnt supposed to have a vehilce or be driving during that period. Had 30,000 miles on it. I quickly traded the Mopar front bumper and winch for a hardtop and began installing the parts I had collected for several month prior. I already had a Mopar Bumper and winch at home so no loss for me, factory 6 disc went in and truck lite headlights.












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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:46 AM   #2
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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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I was attached to my prior Jeeps stamped tailgates so I got some parts together and brewed this...





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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:52 AM   #4
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I couldnt leave well enough alone and bought a superlift long arm, Currie/Savvy steering, and a genright 31.5 gallon fuel tank









In hindsight Superlift should be called super junk -their tech support was terrible and so was thier lift kit. I spent months troubleshooting issues with it and was not happy about running the BL
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Unread 04-14-2014, 07:56 AM   #5
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So I decided the AEV Highline, 40s and AEV wheels were next:











I was still having issues with the lift so I decided it had to go... I got an Nth long arm and couldnt be happier with the drivability....
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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:08 AM   #6
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Got the Nth insallted and gained clearance and had a Advance Adapters cable shifter installed -thing works like a charm:










At this point the Jeep is high enough that my Wife and Dad can barely get in and out of the Jeep so I had the Warn rockers modified. They should be finished from powdercoating later this week.




Currently Im saving for Dyantrac 60 front and a custom rear axle to be determined and a new set of 40's. This is mainly street driven until the axles have been swapped.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 08:53 AM   #7
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Awesome looking LJ , and I love that you hid it at the airport .
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Did you throw 40s on rubi 44s?
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Unread 04-14-2014, 09:09 AM   #9
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Did you throw 40s on rubi 44s?
Yea, it's really not that big of a deal as people make it out to be. It's flat here in SC and I've driven it to Daytona FL and Savannah GA routinely without issues. Like I said it's just a street queen until I get the axles swapped. I've already got some progress made on that.
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Unread 04-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #10
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Nice Build. Looks Great !!
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Yea, it's really not that big of a deal as people make it out to be. It's flat here in SC and I've driven it to Daytona FL and Savannah GA routinely without issues. Like I said it's just a street queen until I get the axles swapped. I've already got some progress made on that.
Do you have the stock gears?
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Looking good!
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Love the look of a high lined LJ. Interested to see what's next.
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Added some bling, got the Rubi decals back on, and a new fair lead. Picking up the spydura in Daytona at Jeep Beach. Don't think my rockers will be finished by then though...





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Spoke too soon, got the rockers back. Hopefully I'll get them installed this weekend...
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