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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Nellyz - Yellow 2006 TJ Rubicon Build

Evenin All - welcome to my Build thread!

Got the jeep back in May 2011 - My first jeep, and i love it!
Living in Canada there is almost unlimited terrain to explore, so i decided that a stocky just isnt gonna cut it! - Ive taken it on some mild trails, got it stuck a few times in snow and on rock - and as everyone knows digging your baby out with sticks and stones takes hours of sweat and pain! ok here goes...

New Rubi - Day 1



...a few days later took her wheeling


Decided the Doors and Milk jugs were coming off soon


her first backroad snow!


Now you see them ... now you dont!



You'll notice that my drivers side hood/bonnet latch broke of the first time i took her out.... bloody vendor charged me 80$ to replace it....

Sold the Hardtop and the Full doors at the same time managed to find some halfers!


Next up.... Buildlist time! Stay tuned!

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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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Initial Buildlist.... Updated 10th Feb 2012

OME 2.5" System - ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • coils
  • shocks
  • panhard bracket
  • bumpstop spacer
  • transfer case drop (not needed)
  • steering shock


Other Stuff -
  • Curries Antirock - ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • Warn 8000 Winch - ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • Warn winch plate - ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • Warn bush guard - ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • Warn Fender flairs
  • Warn Rock Crawler front bumper
  • Warn Rear bumper and tire carry
  • 10 mm trim packers ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • Daystar 1" body mount kit ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • 5 x Goodyear Wrangler MTR's W/Kevlar 35"
  • Brown Dog 1" MML Ultra Flex Rubber ORDERED DELIVERED FITTED
  • New extendable trackbar
  • Curries heavy steering
  • Diff Cover
  • A Shovel Replacement
  • Rokemon Sliders

Hm loooks like its gonna be a warn sponser wagon...

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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #3
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Got the Winch last week!

Ordered the OME system and the antirock, which should be here in a few weeks... Picking up the winch plate tomorrow, which im gonna stick on the stock bumper and see how i like it!

Winchness!
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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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Initial Buildlist....

OME 2.5" System -
  • coils
  • shocks
  • panhard bracket
  • bumpstop spacer
  • transfer case
  • steering shock

Because your Rubicon has a fixed yolk, you don't have to stick with such a short suspension. Go 4" and use a Transfer case drop kit, or run a 1" body lift with a 1" motor mount lift, and you won't need to drop your transfer case. This will give you more clearance underneath your Jeep.

I bought my 4" Pro-Comp lift as a "Suspension Special" from a magazine vendor and it only costed me $499 complete. Let me know if you have any questions. I have been with my Rubicon for 8 years now, and I still love it!
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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #5
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Go 4" and use a Transfer case drop kit, or run a 1" body lift with a 1" motor mount lift, and you won't need to drop your transfer case. This will give you more clearance underneath your Jeep.
Hey ken thanks for the reply!

I had an itching suspision about how much to lift it..(dreading that i should have gotten more). but i've already ordered the kit in at a local workshop...(and dont wanna be an annoying customer!) so was pondering added a 1" body lift to complement it (and some 33's eventually)

The reason i initially went with the OME was the rave reviews i seem to hear on jeep forums with almost no vibe issues and a confortable ride
Hey thanks for the offer of assistance, i'll probably bug you at one point or another!
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Unread 11-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #6
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Ken got a question for ya --- (that was quick) How does your rubi run with 33's and stock gears?
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Unread 11-14-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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Ken got a question for ya --- (that was quick) How does your rubi run with 33's and stock gears?
It seems like the 4.10 gears and 33" tires were made perfectly for the Rubicon package. I commute in the Jeep some days, and I am very happy with the tire/gear combo. You will be happy with the modifications.
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Unread 11-14-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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4 inches, short control arms, swaybar disconnected.





Approach angle is better with 33s and 4"


Departure angle is pretty good as well...
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Unread 11-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #9
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I shot this video for the Rubicon Owners of California. There are Rubicons of every level of build-up in this video. TJs, LJs, Jks, you name it.

Rubicon Owners of California - Bullfrog Trail/Johnson Valley, CA
http://youtu.be/1l7XTTZqegg
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Unread 11-14-2011, 10:55 PM   #10
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You have a very nice TJ there sir! love it!

The vid is sweet too you have some nice trails down there - quite a bit different to what we get up here in vancouver eh!

I got in touch with the workshop today - And the 2" is allready en route so i ordered some ome 10mm trim packers (?) and a 1" body lift.. so hopefully that'll get me close to 3.5" of lift when all is installed.

The shop seems to think that a 1" motor mount isnt needed... i guess i'll see if things run ok after the BL and lift is done. if i do need it - i will be having the work done elsewhere next time
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Unread 11-14-2011, 11:14 PM   #11
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Newby's Guide #1 Warn 8000 Winch Install on Stock bumper.

1) Organise your work area and find out that you dont have the torx 55, tidy up and go buy the torx55 and then Organise your work area for a sweet second time then you'll have this- 30 minutes


2) Throw the instructions in the Bin (trash) and start screwing stuff together.


3)Just like this remove the plastic swaybar 'jeep' housing


3a) This is zippidy-do-dar easy


4) line everything up and spend 45 minutes of pain, pushing, moving, and crying while screwing the thing down...


4a) to find that the fairleed isnt screwed - and that you cant do it with the winch attached.... RAGE!


5) Start from step one ... which should have been fix the fairleed to the winch plate. Attach everything ... 45 minutes later we have:


6) Feed the wires - under and over to the battery. connect the wires to their respective points on the winch.. bish-bash-bosh, love it, 15 minutes later we have:


Ingredients:

1x Warn 8000 winch
1x Warn Winch plate
1x patience of a saint
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Unread 11-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #12
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You have a very nice TJ there sir! love it!

The vid is sweet too you have some nice trails down there - quite a bit different to what we get up here in vancouver eh!

I got in touch with the workshop today - And the 2" is allready en route so i ordered some ome 10mm trim packers (?) and a 1" body lift.. so hopefully that'll get me close to 3.5" of lift when all is installed.

The shop seems to think that a 1" motor mount isnt needed... i guess i'll see if things run ok after the BL and lift is done. if i do need it - i will be having the work done elsewhere next time
I think with 3.5" lift, you will be set up to run the tire you want without clearance issues (for 33s). Rubicons are great vehicles - you'll have a fun time on the trail when its all set up!
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Unread 11-14-2011, 11:45 PM   #13
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Unread 11-14-2011, 11:59 PM   #14
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Great job on installing the winch on stock bumper!
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Unread 11-15-2011, 12:02 AM   #15
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good job so far. nice rig.
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