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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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GEORGIA...always on my mind.

So there comes a time in every young jeep owners life, when they need to sit down when there dead at work and tired of looking at jeep parts, and begin to wright your jeep build! so here i am. first and formost i apologize in advance for my terrible spelling. that being said leave me the **** alone about it.

sooooo, here we are. (BTW the OTH stands for over the hill)
this will be a rather photo intensive thread. buuut first some back story, juciy juicy back story...

i bought this rubi after selling my old 99xj which i still miss. i found this jeep for sale and after driving a few citys over realized it was actualy a frind of mine seling it. so i totaly and completley lucked out with this one.

2003 jeep wrangler rubicon, patriot blue, bone stock, 38,457 miles
grand total,

11,500$

first pic, jeep after i got it home and a bath.

so after jumping around like a school girl, i started to craigslist for some nice little spice ups for the aperence.

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My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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so after lookin on the craig, i found a few things to calm my new jeep buying for a few minutes.

bar doors and bikini top, 150$
also painted the head light bezel black.

found a little hill just to play around. t-48 hours till off roading.
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My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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after doing all fluids replaced with amsoil front to back, me and my friends are heading out to the cliffs to test out what a stock rubi can do, OH! i also tossed a stearing box skid on. bone stock this thing was great! dident get stuck once, and went everywere i wanted to!
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My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #4
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after a few more run ins at the cliffs and some other local places, i really wasent upset with what this thing does out of the box. but lets be honest, im looking for a totaly capable rig. so my eyes widend and my wallet began to shrink. a few work weeks down the road and some planing down i figured i was looking for a semi-LCG rig (dont burn me for that).

Runnin 3in, 35s, short arms, tummy tuck, high line, and so on. so i started saving up. also tossed on some kc high lights. which brings me to 3 weeks ago.
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My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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so i had a nice little stock pile of cash set aside, and a about a week and a half ago i sold a storker drag motor i built to add 2 grand to my pool. so i started ordering.

AEV Nth 3inch progressive springs
Crown green break lines
Bilstine 5100 shocks
Savvy JJ alum arms
Rock Krawler rear sway extentions
was my first order

as of a few days ago, got home and CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY!
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Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #6
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so licking my wounds for a bit we are here and now in the present. sitting inside a verizon wierless on the 4th of july yankin my crank while i type this and look at my jeep out side waiting for a drive.

now we play the waiting game, getting paid in 2 days, and will be flat broke in 2 and a half.
next order will be

tom woods cv
AEV rear spring relocate
AEV front spacers to acomadate rake
Currie full adjustable front trac bar
Rear trac bar relocation bracket
Hockey pucks...

so untill then i sit and watch my beautifull day waste away...

oh some further catching up. im now at 49,300 miles. im hopin to have this build done by 50,000(why i named it the over the hill build)
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There are other ways of adding belly clearance without lifting your vehicle off the axles...like 40s, 42s, 44s, etc

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Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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Nice man, did you already get the other parts installed? Those brake lines are cool, gonna have to add that to the list. Why do you think you need to relocate the rear springs at this level? Looking at mine I do notice the awkward forward arch the spring is in but can't really think of a good reason besides it just looking right to alter it, at stock wheelbase.
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Unread 07-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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Nice man, did you already get the other parts installed? Those brake lines are cool, gonna have to add that to the list. Why do you think you need to relocate the rear springs at this level? Looking at mine I do notice the awkward forward arch the spring is in but can't really think of a good reason besides it just looking right to alter it, at stock wheelbase.
no not yet. im guna do an all at once kinda thing. it'll probly be another 2-3 weeks befor the full install. the break lines are sweet, they came in a bunch of diffrent colors. relocating the sprins for proper squareness to axle, it will help with rear bumpstop aligment as well. doin so how ever will result in and extra almost inch of lift... not sure how i feel about that. ut will see how it plays ouy
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My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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i do apologize guys for the next week or so this thread might get a little sssslllloooowww. but hang tight, the fun will start soon.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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any cool ideas for cosmetic affect let me know. im lookin to tinker in the mean time
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-04-2012, 01:52 PM   #11
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4in. round LED taillights is a good little cheap tinker mod....
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Unread 07-04-2012, 09:09 PM   #12
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Late night run to suicide hill tonight.... last bone stock run.
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Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #13
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Just ordered

Tom woods rear CV
Currie HD front track bar
Front Dana u joint
And reorderd my front bils cuz shock were house blows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #14
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Just re-re-re did tps IAC and throttle body gasket. Hope this finaly fixes my idle issue.



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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike481
My jeep is magic...it can make all my money disappear.

that's not magic, that's standard operating procedure

"i dont understand why jeep made doors and tops an option, getting cought bare assed, pants around your ankels in a hail storm is half the fun of owning this *****"
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Unread 07-08-2012, 02:28 PM   #15
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I like where this build is going
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