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Unread 06-26-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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2015 Rubicon Build...

Intro...I'm somewhat active on the CJ side of JeepForum...but now, I will be the soon owner of a 2015 JK along with my CJ...no questions yet, but I might have few later....Hoping you guys are as nice as the cj crowd...

Here's my CJ

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Unread 06-26-2014, 11:31 PM   #2
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That's a really sweet CJ.

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Unread 06-27-2014, 12:02 AM   #3
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Welcome to the JK Club
Thats a great looking CJ.
Have you ordered the new JK yet? I look forward to seeing it and hope we can help you build it

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Unread 06-27-2014, 08:06 AM   #4
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Me too! New to the jk side, but been on the cj side a few years now. Here's my cj and new jk
Well, my wife's jk :-/
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Unread 06-27-2014, 09:36 AM   #5
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Welcome to the JK Club
Thats a great looking CJ.
Have you ordered the new JK yet? I look forward to seeing it and hope we can help you build it

Yep, It's ordered. Billet Silver Rubicon.

Build list:

RE long arm or 4 link long arm 4.5"
Method NV wheels 17x8.5 with 4.75 BS might need wheel spacers Not a fan of them, but don't mind checking the torque every wheel rotation.
Toyo O/C MT 17x13.5x37
Knuckles front and rear bumpers
Front brake upgrade
afe air intake
afe RB muffler
Rock Slider Engineering slider
20" Rigid Industries light bar for bumper
Front drive shaft Tom Woods or RE
Nemesis fenders painted to match
AEV Heat Reduction Hood
and a few more things ...

Should be a fun build, and looking forward to breaking it in on the Rubicon.

And thanks for the kind words on my CJ.
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Unread 06-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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Yep, It's ordered. Billet Silver Rubicon.

Build list:

RE long arm or 4 link long arm 4.5"
Method NV wheels 17x8.5 with 4.75 BS might need wheel spacers Not a fan of them, but don't mind checking the torque every wheel rotation.
Toyo O/C MT 17x13.5x37
Knuckles front and rear bumpers
Front brake upgrade
afe air intake
afe RB muffler
Rock Slider Engineering slider
20" Rigid Industries light bar for bumper
Front drive shaft Tom Woods or RE
Nemesis fenders painted to match
AEV Heat Reduction Hood
and a few more things ...

Should be a fun build, and looking forward to breaking it in on the Rubicon.

And thanks for the kind words on my CJ.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 08:06 PM   #7
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Any opinions on the RE 4.5 long arm kit vs the 4.5 long arm 4 link kit?

Also, looking at the Terraflex HD tire carrier instead of having the tire on a swing arm attached to the bumper.

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Unread 07-07-2014, 09:45 PM   #8
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Yep, It's ordered. Billet Silver Rubicon. Build list: RE long arm or 4 link long arm 4.5" Method NV wheels 17x8.5 with 4.75 BS might need wheel spacers Not a fan of them, but don't mind checking the torque every wheel rotation. Toyo O/C MT 17x13.5x37 Knuckles front and rear bumpers Front brake upgrade afe air intake afe RB muffler Rock Slider Engineering slider 20" Rigid Industries light bar for bumper Front drive shaft Tom Woods or RE Nemesis fenders painted to match AEV Heat Reduction Hood and a few more things ... Should be a fun build, and looking forward to breaking it in on the Rubicon. And thanks for the kind words on my CJ.
That's going to be sweet when your done. I would look at different wheels or a diff offset rather than the 4.75" BS.

I have 3.5" BS wheels and do not rub with my 37x13.50 tires. I think you will need spacers for sure, or find something that is 3.5-4" BS

I messed with spacers for a while, but eventually changed out to all new wheels.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 10:38 PM   #9
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That's going to be sweet when your done. I would look at different wheels or a diff offset rather than the 4.75" BS.

I have 3.5" BS wheels and do not rub with my 37x13.50 tires. I think you will need spacers for sure, or find something that is 3.5-4" BS

I messed with spacers for a while, but eventually changed out to all new wheels.
Yeah, I've been looking in the 4 to 3.5 range, but can't really find anything I like but bead locks...thanks for the heads up and your 13.5's.

What lift are you running...or do you need to update your profile...?

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Unread 07-08-2014, 05:43 AM   #10
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Yeah, I've been looking in the 4 to 3.5 range, but can't really find anything I like but bead locks...thanks for the heads up and your 13.5's. What lift are you running...or do you need to update your profile...? SC
I do need to update my profile. I use the mobile app 99% of the time, and for some reason they don't allow you to update your profile from the app.

The ATX slabs are nice. I mounted my own wheels and tires - it takes a lot of time, but will save you a lot of $$$ (Most shops wanted $400-$500 in labor) and it's easy to do - just take your time. With the nitto mud Graps I have, I don't have any weights or beads...needed zero balancing. I have about 3k miles on them now, including a trip from Denver to South Dakota where I ran 70-80mph for 5-6 hours...zero issues. I had GY MTRs before, they needed lots of weights to balance...it's crazy that the nittos with the slabs needed zero.

I am slowly rebuilding all of my suspension over time. I made the mistake of buying cheap the first time and now I'm paying for it!

Right now I have: metalcloak springs, fox 2.0 shocks, synergy front track bar, metalcloak rear track bar, AEV drop brackets for the front control arms, and currie antirock front.

In the next few months I will be adding: synergy tie rod, synergy drag link, and front and rear upper/lower metalcloak control arms (or currie arms...I'm still on the fence).

So it is and will be a hybrid metalcloak and synergy setup.
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Any opinions on the RE 4.5 long arm kit vs the 4.5 long arm 4 link kit?

Also, looking at the Terraflex HD tire carrier instead of having the tire on a swing arm attached to the bumper.

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Looking good! I like the CJ! Very nice. Keeping it right?

Can I ask why the RE lift? Have you looked at others?

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Unread 07-10-2014, 12:10 AM   #12
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Yes, I've looked at others...Rock Crawler, Terraflex, Clayton, etc...I'm torn between the Terraflex and RE...The only reason i'm leaning toward the RE is a personal thing with regards to ... "I have a friend"... price is right...

If you have any advice...I'm all ears...

Thanks for chiming in...As I'm ordering a ton of parts tomorrow...

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Just not a huge fan of the coils. Not sure about Clayton but TeraFlex and RE run a linear rate coil. RK is a Triple Rate coil. If you plan on adding a lot of weight, you will see some sagging in a linear rate coil.

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Thanks Mr. Krawl...but I'm good... Coil rates are fine with Terraflex and RE...for my app and bumpers, winch etc...never seen sagging on the tow brands unless your adding lead bumpers...

Anyways, parts are coming in...

sPod
Terraflex relocation vacuum pump braket
Rigid D2 driving lights (2 Pairs)
Rigid wide rear D2 back ups
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Thanks for the heads up on the coils though...

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Unread 07-21-2014, 07:49 PM   #15
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RE I assume Rubicon Express?
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