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1398653 01-29-2010 12:10 AM

Steve's 2009 2 Door JK Build
 
I have decided to start a build page for my Jeep. It is a 2009 2 Door X with the 17 inch tire and wheel package, 3.21 gears, dana 30/dana 44.

Here is the day I bought it in September 2009:

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NOW as of 8/26/11 Read through the thread to see its evolution

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1398653 01-29-2010 12:16 AM

September 2009

Tore off plastic air dam, replaced with skid row front skid plate.
Put 32 inch Rubi tires on.
Skid Row Evan Canister skid plate.
Mopar Enhanced rock rails.

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1398653 01-29-2010 12:19 AM

Received my 8000 pound Smittybuilt winch,Rugged Ridge ridge Modular bumber and Rough Country coil lift with front spacers from UPS this week.

Winch and bumper get installed on monday and lift next weekend. Pics to come soon.

ms5490renegade 01-29-2010 09:21 AM

nice. what skids came stock on you jeep?

1398653 01-29-2010 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ms5490renegade (Post 8788507)
nice. what skids came stock on you jeep?

Gas tank and transfer case. I have 6 speed transmission so I didnt get a transmission skid.

1398653 02-01-2010 06:17 AM

Pulled off skid row front skid plate, stock bumper and fog lights yesterday. Installed fog lights into Rugged ridge mod bumper (those little washers and nuts are a pain the but) I am about to go back out into the cold and start the bumper installation.

1398653 02-01-2010 03:03 PM

Well, its been long day. I went out this morning to get the garage ready to start working and brush the snow off my Jeep before I pulled into garage. Here is my Jeep before I started after removing the stock bumper last night.

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bfolla06 Came over and started helping with the install at around 9. It wasnt long before I relized I would need a 19 mm deep socket and I didnt have one so it was off to tractor supply. We decided to try mounting the bumper firstand then the winch. No dice, too hard to get up underneath and get the bolts for the winch, so we took the bumper off and installed the winch on the bumper and then bolted the bumper to the frame. Than we realized that we couldnt get to any of the electical connections because the design of the rugged ridge bumper, so we had to pull the bumper off, then pull the winch off, connect the eletrial connections to the winch, remount the winch and mount the bumper and winch again to the frame. Its been a long day.:eek: But it was worth it, here is the finished product:

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1398653 02-07-2010 01:32 AM

lnstalled the Rough Country 3.25 inch kit yesterday with the help of some of my friends from Erie Jeep People. Here are some pics of the install. I will get some shots of the Jeep finished up later. It was too late to take decent pics by the time we were done with everything.

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You can just see my head in this one:laugh:

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1398653 02-07-2010 01:37 AM

Here are a couple more pics:

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1398653 02-15-2010 04:41 PM

Lift pics plus new wheels, 17x8 inch black rock steel wheels with 4.5 inch backspacing.

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2006_Sport 02-15-2010 04:44 PM

Finally a JK build/driver that's not hiding their thread in the bowels of the JK tech section :laugh:

Looks good!

Imped 02-15-2010 05:48 PM

Finally a JKer that seems to be a real jeeper.....

Looking great man, nice work. It looks like you forgot one thing....bump stops extensions. :thumbsup:

SgtHatred 02-15-2010 05:54 PM

Looks sick man keep it up!

1398653 02-16-2010 03:56 AM

Thanks guys, all the mods made the jeep look a lot better. Once my 32's wear down some more I will be in the market for tires. I am thinking Goodyear MTRs in a 34. Oh, and apparently the RC shocks have bump stops built into them making additional bump stops unessary or so they say. If I have problems that will be on the list though.

Imped 02-16-2010 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by 1398653 (Post 8901798)
Thanks guys, all the mods made the jeep look a lot better. Once my 32's wear down some more I will be in the market for tires. I am thinking Goodyear MTRs in a 34. Oh, and apparently the RC shocks have bump stops built into them making additional bump stops unessary or so they say. If I have problems that will be on the list though.

Don't make the mistake of thinking those can be used as bump stops. They can't. I'd cut them off if I were you to give you a bit more up travel and set your bump stops accordingly. And 35" MTR's would look great on your jeep.


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