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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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2013 Rubicon

Well I've been trying to decide on what to do with my new Rubicon because lets face it stock sucks…lol. I have done some reading on the new Stitch concept and I really like it. How much weight do you think can be taken off a jeep and still keep the daily drivability of it? my plans are to run 35s on as light of wheel as possible so i know any parts I can replace with aluminum of coarse would help. I know they have manage to get the weight down to 3000 lbs which I don't think is achievable on a dd. Let me know what you think thanks dave

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Unread 11-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Although the concept is cool, I'd say a small lift is much more practical. A lot of their weight savings came from removing the steel body panels, which of course isn't an option. Most of the weight from the factory is there for a reason, so it would be tough to safely remove much of it. Bumpers are plastic already so they're as light as they'll ever be, but if anything new is added aluminum would be a good compromise
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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Well I've been trying to decide on what to do with my new Rubicon because lets face it stock sucks…lol. ...
I wonder if the money was well spent for the rubicon extras if you feel this way :P

You can squeeze a tiny bit of weight with a frameless top and stubbed bumper, but you are talking maybe 100lbs.

If you really want to drop weight, comfort and driveability will suffer. Removing the tops and doors entirely, removing the rear seats, replacing body panels with aluminum. The stitch concept wasn't made for daily driving, it was purpose built for light weight offroad.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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42 grand (or there abouts) and it sucks? Running 35's should be real easy on 2013, stock wheels, spacers and bump stops would probably get that done.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 04:23 AM   #5
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Project Stitchless: You might have problems passing inspection if you have one in GA but in addition to the above you could remove the spare and tailgate, trim the fenders to a minimum, remove the bumpers, rip out the carpet, sound system, rock rails, glove box and owner's manual, center console and sound bar replace the gas tank with smaller or plastic one and replace the seats with some lightweight thin shell seats. Finally add 14" wheels with 195R60-14 2 ply tires tires. If the scale tips 3000 lbs who needs the windshield and its supports to the roll cage or cage itself.

Regardless, the 10A hood must stay!
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