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Unread 05-11-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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monsonman's LJ Rubicon Build

alright folks, i guess its time to start a thread on my new project.

my other build came to an abrupt halt after an engine fire that rendered it a total loss. i will still keep that thread updated as needed as i know some people are curious to the cause of the fire.

anyways, after looking over the internet i came across a white LJ Rubi in Austin, TX w/160K on the clock that had a price that was low it almost scared me away. but my curiosity got the best of me and i called, put a refundable deposit down on it and had my uncle who lives there go shake it down and see if it was a good buy.

it was, and a week later i was on my way up to Austin to pick up the new jeep.

in safe keeping at my uncles place


after getting it home - 315s in the rear, 305s up front


ordered 2 new fronts to match the back tires and painted the rims with plastidip.



and drove it like this for a few weeks. i think i put more miles on this jeep in a week than i put on my TJ in 3 years

also, to note, the jeep has some sort of budget 3" lift w/ fixed lowers and factory uppers, some progressive springs and bilstein 5100s all around.
also had currie currectlync steering already. great, one less $500 thing i had to buy.

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Unread 05-11-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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then i ordered genright aluminum hi fenders, rocker guards and rear high flares. also, stout fab steel full corners.

my goal is to be able to run my 36" irocs with the current lift it has so these parts should help

tight fit



also, scored BNIB ten factory rear chromos off the local board that i will install
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Unread 05-11-2015, 09:48 AM   #3
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so that brings us up to speed.

last weekend i started removing the front fenders, and rockers in prep for the high lines



mocking up the genrights





the shop (toasted jeep back right) and new millermatic 211 back there as well. been learning how to weld

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Unread 05-11-2015, 12:44 PM   #4
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Nice LJ man! Did you order the Genright inner fenders and inner mounting kit also or were you able to make it all work with out them?
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Unread 05-11-2015, 01:04 PM   #5
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yeah i ordered the inners and the mounting kit for the battery. havent installed them yet but will likely be working on it this afternoon.
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Unread 05-11-2015, 03:01 PM   #6
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Damn. Those are the fenders I might be adding soon. Cool.
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Unread 05-11-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
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getting rid of your cambell hood?
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Unread 05-11-2015, 03:05 PM   #8
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No. But when I get slightly wider axles, I figured I'd need something to cover part of the wheels.
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Unread 05-11-2015, 06:11 PM   #9
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I can't recall are those racelines and irocs from your other build?
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Unread 05-11-2015, 06:55 PM   #10
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I can't recall are those racelines and irocs from your other build?
Yes sir. 36x13.50x15 irocs. I will run these for a while since I've already got them
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Unread 05-12-2015, 08:26 PM   #11
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got some more work done on the hi fenders today. cut the inner fenders to fit around the coil buckets (and steering shaft support on the driver side). then got them fully bolted on with the inners. still have to install the battery mount and remount the various things that were attached to the factory wheel wells

but honestly this has been quite a simple and stress free install, contrary to what ive read on a few of the threads. having a high speed air saw and air socket are a must however.







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Unread 05-14-2015, 02:46 PM   #12
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Genrights look killer, how is the fit at the bottom of the tub and bottom of the fender?
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Unread 05-15-2015, 07:10 AM   #13
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Looking to go highline's here soon..haven't decided which route to go. Either PSC or Genrights. Curious to see how your hood trim turns out. Looking good.
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Unread 05-15-2015, 01:28 PM   #14
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Looking to go highline's here soon..haven't decided which route to go. Either PSC or Genrights. Curious to see how your hood trim turns out. Looking good.
I won't be cutting the hood actually. I ordered a duraflex highline hood. It's basically a knock off of the AEV hood. There's almost no information online about them so I decided I would take a chance and see how it is.
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Unread 05-15-2015, 01:36 PM   #15
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They look good, what website did you buy it from.
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