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post #1 of Old 01-15-2013, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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My 2013 Commando Green Rubicon Unlimited Build

Hey forum! I got rid of my LJ and got a 2013 Unlimited Rubicon! This is my build thread, it will be slow at first but eventually pick up speed! Any comments or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

January 12, 2013:
Today was the first day with the jeep, it has so much more power than my old lj! I just added a few stickers and ordered parts. As of now, I plan on getting a 3" lift and 35" tires, as well as bumpers and items of the such.







Here is a picture of my old lj


January 14, 2013:
Today I ordered A hi-lift, hi-lift tailgate mount, headlight guards, tail light guards, and some willys star stickers for the sides.


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post #2 of Old 01-15-2013, 07:32 AM
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Love the new Rubi and the LJ

What size Metal Cloak flares did you put on the LJ? A few more shots of that would be appreciated I just received my set and am concerned the 6" flare might be too much. I am running 35x12.50x15 BF All Terrains with a 3.75" BS rim.

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post #3 of Old 01-15-2013, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Love the new Rubi and the LJ

What size Metal Cloak flares did you put on the LJ? A few more shots of that would be appreciated I just received my set and am concerned the 6" flare might be too much. I am running 35x12.50x15 BF All Terrains with a 3.75" BS rim.
The LJ has 4" flares.









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post #4 of Old 01-15-2013, 12:11 PM
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January 12, 2013:
Today was the first day with the jeep, it has so much more power than my old lj! I just added a few stickers and ordered parts. As of now, I plan on getting a 3" lift and 35" tires, as well as bumpers and items of the such.




Love the shot with the 2 greens together.
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post #5 of Old 01-15-2013, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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January 12, 2013:
Today was the first day with the jeep, it has so much more power than my old lj! I just added a few stickers and ordered parts. As of now, I plan on getting a 3" lift and 35" tires, as well as bumpers and items of the such.

Love the shot with the 2 greens together.
Thanks!

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post #6 of Old 01-15-2013, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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January 15, 2012:
Wooo!! Almost 300 miles on the JK!



I made a trip to harbor freight and picked up a new shovel and machete. I also put my fire extinguisher and first aid kit in the jeep.






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post #7 of Old 01-17-2013, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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January 16, 2012:
Today some of my parts arrived! Let the mods begin.



First I put on some of the Mopar door guards on the front and back doors.



Now it was time to put the Hi-Lift mount on the tailgate. I had to drill 3 holes in the plastic hinge covers. About halfway through this install I lost the instructions and then had to make a run to harbor freight because I lost my 13mm socket.


Drilling holes in the new jeep for the first time!


Finished tailgate mount!


My taillight guards also came in today!


The last thing I did before I went to sleep for the night was mount a shovel on the cage.



I am starting to look at bumpers and lift kits for the jeep. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! I plan on putting 35s on the jeep.

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post #8 of Old 01-17-2013, 10:59 AM
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Rough country for the front bumper. Lift is personal preference and I won't get into that debate at all.

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post #9 of Old 01-23-2013, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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January 23, 2013:
I ordered a 3" lift kit from zone today!!! I can't wait to put it on! I also put the headlight guards in!








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post #10 of Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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January 23, 2013:
I forgot to mention that I also ordered end caps to turn my bumper into a stubby bumper! And I added this sticker.


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post #11 of Old 02-06-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update, I'm on my iPhone so I'm not sure if the pictures will post. I have installed a 3" lift and put the stubby end caps on my bumper.
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post #12 of Old 02-06-2013, 08:32 PM
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Hey forum! I got rid of my LJ and got a 2013 Unlimited Rubicon! This is my build thread, it will be slow at first but eventually pick up speed! Any comments or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

January 12, 2013:
Today was the first day with the jeep, it has so much more power than my old lj! I just added a few stickers and ordered parts. As of now, I plan on getting a 3" lift and 35" tires, as well as bumpers and items of the such.







Here is a picture of my old lj


January 14, 2013:
Today I ordered A hi-lift, hi-lift tailgate mount, headlight guards, tail light guards, and some willys star stickers for the sides.

Will make an excellent mall crawler.

Rock krawler Stock Mod 2.5, Bilstein 5100 series shocks, Mamba M5 18" rims, 285/65/18 Nitto Trail Grappler tires, Body Armor Front bumper w/winch and LOTS of LED lights all over the place for blinding oncomers! LOL
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will make an excellent mall crawler.
shut up mark.

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shut up mark.
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post #15 of Old 02-07-2013, 07:41 AM
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Where in Indiana are you from? If you aren't too afraid of hurting it, you should come wheel with IndyORV.

Looks good. I like that color.

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Hornblasters Shocker S4 horn set with some extras $210 shipped. (It is not OBA, just an accessory for OBA)

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