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post #376 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 11:24 AM
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Great build thread! I just picked up my 03 Rubi last week traded the mustang in for it. Unfortunaly I got it from a dealer and they didnt know if anything was done to the jeep. From what I can tell its just tires shocks puck lift and very well taken care of. I cant wait to see what else you have planned for your build. Im looking at bumpers in the near future and then upgrading other parts as I find the need. I cant wait to see the tool kit write up as well!

Congrats on the jeep and a wife that will help you wrench. My wife helped me put a new motor in my stang before we got rid of it!


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post #377 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 12:07 PM
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More Annabelle plox

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post #378 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 12:16 PM
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So, with that said: Nicole, Mindy, Jen, Stephanie...I'm going to need a quick favor.
anyone else thinking this?

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post #379 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 01:12 PM
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I did the OME ZJ/LJ springs in my 05 LJ, love them.

I'm also in envy of your ease of access to Chick-fil-a There isn't one in over 100 miles up here

great writeup and build thread, love the sense of humor

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post #380 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 01:16 PM
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Huh, I didn't see where anyone mentioned it, so I will: great build thread!

You and I have all the same feelings about what a solid, usable Jeep should be and we're in much the same place, but I'm working with your wife's Jeep I just did a very similar lift/tire setup on my 05 Rubi LJ (same body lift, 3.5" Black Diamond lift, 315/75 Duratracs).

Very interested in the brake upgrade. I've not seen anything close to the "near-death" lack of braking you mention--I was actually expecting much worse braking than I ended up with--but I would definitely love some improvement. I work from home and the majority of the road time mine sees is back and forth to our main office, which is a 4 hour drive one way, so lots of highway speeds. I generally stay a good distance from anyone else for extra safety margin. With the Rubicon's 4.10s and the low first gear I'm FINALLY happy with the on-road manners

As to your discussion on how to show the improved stopping power, I have to say that I was surprised that a simple high speed run on a local road with full brakes applied at some set point wasn't measured pre- and post-install. Pics and video is great (and your female co-star sure doesn't hurt), but for something like this the straight numbers of best possible stopping distance on a set road would have been mucho bueno.

Also, your choice of fast food is spot on with the exception of the lack of extra pickles

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awesome freeking build thread, kudos from vancouver island, canada
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post #382 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 02:23 PM
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And a further teaser...

Eye-Candy of The Day: the lovely Annabelle...and she very much knows what she's doing with that impact wrench.

She had an impact wrench?
I think he means where is the video!
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Try working around her.

I bet that could prove to be difficult...LOL
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post #384 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Congrats on the jeep and a wife that will help you wrench. My wife helped me put a new motor in my stang before we got rid of it!
Thank you, sir! We ditched a Mustang, too! Bonus!

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I'm also in envy of your ease of access to Chick-fil-a There isn't one in over 100 miles up here
That's just...wrong. Party foul, Seattle...party foul.

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As to your discussion on how to show the improved stopping power, I have to say that I was surprised that a simple high speed run on a local road with full brakes applied at some set point wasn't measured pre- and post-install. Pics and video is great (and your female co-star sure doesn't hurt), but for something like this the straight numbers of best possible stopping distance on a set road would have been mucho bueno.
We're thinking along the same lines, just in different directions.

I realized, a day or so ago, that I've got some rough pre-install numbers...I just haven't said much about them yet because I don't have the final "broken-in" numbers. I can tell you, though, that from 40 MPH to a rolling stop was well over a hundred feet...that's only accurate to about 10 feet or so, but I don't think it matters. It will be close enough to prove the point.

I had thought that a simple "it stopped in ___ feet before, and now it stops in ___ feet" would be an effective and workable comparison, but I wanted people to see the difference. I didn't have any ability to shoot video beforehand - I still don't, as of this writing - and I didn't even think of it until we were finishing up the break-in runs with the new pads...so that's why we won't have pre-install video.

So, my plan for the final comparison is to give the rough stopping distances with both the stock brakes and the Savvy/Vanco kit, and then post some video of the improved braking. I think that'll cover it pretty adequately. Also, we've already decided to take some more accurate measurements when we get around to doing a brake upgrade on Anna's LJ...so we'll have a comparison there, as well.

As far as how bad it was before...I'm still a bit shocked, too. When I elucidated the situation to Blaine at Savvy, though, his basic comment was "I'm not surprised," which he followed with an anecdote about a similar experience that he'd had. So I don't think it's as singular an incident as I first suspected.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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I wonder what the weight difference is between your Rubi and the LJ?

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post #386 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 02:59 PM
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Thank you, sir! We ditched a Mustang, too! Bonus!

Mine was a 03 mach1 lost my a** on it since im in cali and it did not have any cats on it but almost killed me so its was time for her to go! Hope you didnt loose money on it as well.

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Killer beard bro!

And big props on the ever so helpful wife! Build thread is coming along quite well and those brakes are so sexy


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post #388 of 8099 Old 04-19-2012, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I wonder what the weight difference is between your Rubi and the LJ?
That's a really good question...I ought to weigh mine as she sits, now, and compare it to Annabelle's. During the conversation with Blaine at Savvy, he did mention that the differences between the TJ and LJ had effects on the braking...I'm assuming because of weight transfer or geometry or whatever.

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Mine was a 03 mach1 lost my a** on it since im in cali and it did not have any cats on it but almost killed me so its was time for her to go! Hope you didnt loose money on it as well.
'07 California Special...and we came out way ahead.

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Killer beard bro! And big props on the ever so helpful wife! Build thread is coming along quite well and those brakes are so sexy
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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