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post #1 of 38 Old 07-22-2013, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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I wanted to go ahead and put together a project build thread for later reference. Since this is my company demo vehicle- the parts and combinations are often dictated by vendor support or customer requests. This is NOT a mall crawler, it gets wheeled every chance we get all across the country. Please refrain from negative discussions about anything on this build, as my partner vendors are actively participating on this thread. The purpose of this build is to showcase products and demonstrate how the work in real world use. I want to give a HUGE thanks to everyone involved!!!

Specs to this point:

2012 JKU Rubicon
Superlift 4"
35x12.5 Nitto Trail Grapplers
18" Fuel Boost wheels
LOD Offroad bumpers and Gen3 carrier
Warn VR 8K
Alloy USA 4.88's

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post #2 of 38 Old 07-22-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Rugged Ridge Snorkel and Bushwacker Flat Fender kit are in the mail, and a new set of rock sliders and programmer are in the works and should be on their way later this week.
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post #3 of 38 Old 07-22-2013, 09:40 PM
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Nice and looking forward to see how it progresses.
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post #4 of 38 Old 07-22-2013, 09:41 PM
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post #5 of 38 Old 07-23-2013, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Forgot to mention already installed is the Banks Monster exhaust and Banks Cold Air Intake.

I will be looking for a way to marry the CAI setup with the sealed enclosure of the snorkel- we will see how that works out.
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post #6 of 38 Old 08-09-2013, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Finally got around to installing the Bushwacker Flat Fender Kit. Thanks Bushwacker!
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post #7 of 38 Old 08-09-2013, 11:07 AM
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I like how the fenders look, have been thinking of getting that style myself one day.
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post #8 of 38 Old 08-10-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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So not exactly build related- but I finally got to build my hoist in the garage for taking the hard top off by myself. As a bonus- I added some eye bolts and tie downs so I can secure the top to the ceiling for storage when I want to use the soft top or gearshade. In total- this was about $70 in stuff from a few sources, and it works great!
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post #9 of 38 Old 09-17-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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So here's a quick update. I got a 50" DC Series LED bar from Totron and some upper windshield mounts from River Ratz. I used some spray on bedliner material I had in the garage, and after some primer I coated the mounts with the bedliner. The white is a great fit on the white jeep! I'm hoping to get the snorkel installed very soon
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post #10 of 38 Old 09-18-2013, 08:02 PM
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That light bar is a must have for me, and I have a rattle can of rescue green so I could paint to match as well! Curious on the wiring, I have no doubt I could wire them up but I'm curious about routes for the wires to keep them hidden and a clean look inside for switches and outside to the lights. ( reasonable to wire roof mounted light to fog light switch? Then no extra switch needed inside and honestly I only use high beams on the roadways so no worry to me about not being able to use aux lights with high beams)
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post #11 of 38 Old 09-18-2013, 08:46 PM
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Very nice.. I love the White JKs

315/70/17 Duratrac on MB Wheels
AEV 2.5 with M.O.R.E 1" body lift
Viair 450c, ARB Air lockers,
4.88's and TNT truss.
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post #12 of 38 Old 09-24-2013, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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That light bar is a must have for me, and I have a rattle can of rescue green so I could paint to match as well! Curious on the wiring, I have no doubt I could wire them up but I'm curious about routes for the wires to keep them hidden and a clean look inside for switches and outside to the lights. ( reasonable to wire roof mounted light to fog light switch? Then no extra switch needed inside and honestly I only use high beams on the roadways so no worry to me about not being able to use aux lights with high beams)
I ran the wiring down the leading edge of the mount, on the drivers side and into a seem and under the upper cowl piece, then along the cowl across to the relay next to the battery. I ran the switch through a grommet below the steering shaft, then behind the steering column and put the switch next to my others, below the key tumbler. I used a few dabs of silicon to hold the wiring flush against the mount. I'm sure you could bypass the switch and tap the high beam relay, and but then the lightbar would come on anytime u flashed the highs...
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post #13 of 38 Old 09-24-2013, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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So this last weekend, I finally got to do my snorkel install from Rugged Ridge. It's the XHD kid and seems very well made. I followed the instruction manual step for step, and it took a good 8 hours but went fairly smooth. There was one oops when drilling the corners of the cut-away section: there's a atrengthening plate for the antenna mount, and when drilling one hole, the drill bit grabbed between that plate and the outter fender skin, and shot down the skin ripping it pretty bad! I was so upset!!! I was able to save most of it, and will have a body shop clean up the remaining visible part ASAP. Other than that, it just took time fitting everything together and clearing the pulleys and such. I love the end result though!
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post #14 of 38 Old 09-24-2013, 08:30 AM
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nice Mods! Bushwacker flare look really nice with your setup.
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post #15 of 38 Old 09-24-2013, 09:00 AM
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Well I was just about to post about if a snorkel would work with that light bar and I can see that it obviously does; looking good.
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