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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Bigredisb's JKUR Build

So I thought I would create a build thread for my slow build of my 2013 Black JKUR and share some ideas on the components I plan to install.

So far I dont have the Jeep but its supposed to arrive on Jan 2nd says my dealer.

At this point I did add a MOPAR rear bumper to the order without the tire carrier as I am not sure what I want to do long term and I am fairly in love with the new Tereflex spare carrier that just came out.
Heres a few shots of the way I ordered my JKUR. This Jeep is identical and was sold before I could snag it. Didnt want to get into a bidding war.




Here are some details on the order:
Rubicon package
130N Head unit
Non climate controlled system
Heated front seats
Additional airbags (everyone in my state cant drive for squat)
NSG 370 trans
Black 3 piece hard top only ( I have a rag top 79 CJ for sunny days)
Connectivity package
Max Tow Package

So my mods for this build will be little by little and so far I have a few things to be installed as soon as she shows up:
Mopar rear bumper
Husky Liners
Mopar Door sill guards
Warrior rear tail light guards
Mirror water drain hole mod
HVAC air filter install (
)

Once I have those done its on to the front bumper. I had a 2010 JKU Sahara Automatic and I only kept it a year. The bumpers as we all know completely suck and dont have the right to be called bumpers as I know it.
I ditched our sahara shortly as I wasn't thrilled with the power and thought I could live with it but after a year I was so pissed I bailed on it.

For the front bumper I am planning on running the JCR Dagger mid width with the winch guard leaning forward.


I like the smaller bumper look from my ties to the CJ's and I dont have plans for a winch anytime soon so I dont want a big hole collecting snow in the winter like some of the other bumpers I have seen. I also want to be able to use my factory fog lights. I want to stick with a murdered out look on my JKU so I am going to run a one 10 inch LED light under the winch guard if it would fit or run a set of Hella Black Magics.

The next plan will be Ace sliders being installed with the factory Rubi Rails for a little more protection and something to step on washing it. I am a nut about clean vehicles. While I like to get them dirty I get nuts cleaning them afterwards.

Once I have some armor on her I am still debating the following:
2.5" Tereflex spring lift
Factory Rubi wheels wrapped in 315's or 35's with spidertrack spacers.
35's will allow me to walk anywhere I want on my private acreage thats is all old sand pits, river beaches, and abandoned quarry.

I snagged a couple of pics of some rides I really liked over christmas in Kansas City over christmas visiting relatives:






As for tires I have 2 thoughts at this point.
Thinking of either Nitto's or MTR K's. I love the BFG look but hate how those cheap bastards dont build a tire to the advertised height.
Both the Nitto's and the MTR L's seem to be fairly close to advertised and I like them on my CJ.
Thoughts???

Eventually I would really like to find a set of used boggers and mount them on steelies to use only for wheeling but that is just a dream.

A couple of my CJ:
I am not a body man so you will notice the paint does not match yet but most of the other stuff is getting close to done:




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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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So I thought I would create a build thread for my slow build of my 2013 Black JKUR and share some ideas on the components I plan to install.

So far I dont have the Jeep but its supposed to arrive on Jan 2nd says my dealer.

At this point I did add a MOPAR rear bumper to the order without the tire carrier as I am not sure what I want to do long term and I am fairly in love with the new Tereflex spare carrier that just came out.
Heres a few shots of the way I ordered my JKUR. This Jeep is identical and was sold before I could snag it. Didnt want to get into a bidding war.

Here are some details on the order:
Rubicon package
130N Head unit
Non climate controlled system
Heated front seats
Additional airbags (everyone in my state cant drive for squat)
NSG 370 trans
Black 3 piece hard top only ( I have a rag top 79 CJ for sunny days)
Connectivity package
Max Tow Package

So my mods for this build will be little by little and so far I have a few things to be installed as soon as she shows up:
Mopar rear bumper
Husky Liners
Mopar Door sill guards
Warrior rear tail light guards
Mirror water drain hole mod
HVAC air filter install (Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzSiWLu2q4o)

Once I have those done its on to the front bumper. I had a 2010 JKU Sahara Automatic and I only kept it a year. The bumpers as we all know completely suck and dont have the right to be called bumpers as I know it.
I ditched our sahara shortly as I wasn't thrilled with the power and thought I could live with it but after a year I was so pissed I bailed on it.

For the front bumper I am planning on running the JCR Dagger mid width with the winch guard leaning forward.

I like the smaller bumper look from my ties to the CJ's and I dont have plans for a winch anytime soon so I dont want a big hole collecting snow in the winter like some of the other bumpers I have seen. I also want to be able to use my factory fog lights. I want to stick with a murdered out look on my JKU so I am going to run a one 10 inch LED light under the winch guard if it would fit or run a set of Hella Black Magics.

The next plan will be Ace sliders being installed with the factory Rubi Rails for a little more protection and something to step on washing it. I am a nut about clean vehicles. While I like to get them dirty I get nuts cleaning them afterwards.

Once I have some armor on her I am still debating the following:
2.5" Tereflex spring lift
Factory Rubi wheels wrapped in 315's or 35's with spidertrack spacers.
35's will allow me to walk anywhere I want on my private acreage thats is all old sand pits, river beaches, and abandoned quarry.

I snagged a couple of pics of some rides I really liked over christmas in Kansas City over christmas visiting relatives:

As for tires I have 2 thoughts at this point.
Thinking of either Nitto's or MTR K's. I love the BFG look but hate how those cheap bastards dont build a tire to the advertised height.
Both the Nitto's and the MTR L's seem to be fairly close to advertised and I like them on my CJ.
Thoughts???

Eventually I would really like to find a set of used boggers and mount them on steelies to use only for wheeling but that is just a dream.

A couple of my CJ:
I am not a body man so you will notice the paint does not match yet but most of the other stuff is getting close to done:
That is very nice CJ and the new JK will be fun I'm sure. I'm in the same boat as you, I have a 2013 JKU to be here very soon but I have per bought everything already and just waiting for about 1 more month. The last thing I need is a winch . Enjoy and will be watch your build, lol.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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That is very nice CJ and the new JK will be fun I'm sure. I'm in the same boat as you, I have a 2013 JKU to be here very soon but I have per bought everything already and just waiting for about 1 more month. The last thing I need is a winch . Enjoy and will be watch your build, lol.
Thanks! Pre bought? Thats awesome! I wish I could have pre bought tires and a suspension system but whatever I had left in my slush fund went to the Rubi package. So I guess you could say I pre bought a front 44, electric disco, lockers, and a 4:1 case!

What were the specs on your order? I went the to Toledo plant before christmas to witness the assembly of the whole jeep product and I have to tell you I was very impressed! They take pride in what they build for sure.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Forgot to add that while I was waiting for my real JK I decided to rebuild my AXIAL SCX10 into a mini me. I can at least afford to throw boggers on it!


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Unread 12-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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Forgot to add that while I was waiting for my real JK I decided to rebuild my AXIAL SCX10 into a mini me. I can at least afford to throw boggers on it!
That little jk is very cool where do you bye them? Is it a remote control JKU ?
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Unread 12-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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That little jk is very cool where do you bye them? Is it a remote control JKU ?
Yes its a scale crawler called a AXIAL SCX10. They are very much like a real truck right down to the steel ladder frames. You can change up axles between 9 inch, rockwells, dana 60 and on and on. Remote controlled winches and all the jazz. Check them out at RC4wd.com .
This one is set up with a triangulated 4 link rear and a triangulated 4 link front with King coilovers but will be going to a 5 link front in the future.

This truck is running Interco endorsed Super swamper boggers and I also have a set of Super Swamper TSL / SX's that are awesome on the rocks.

Here is the old body I had on it:

I love to tinker with it when its too cold out in the shop. Its also kind of fun to stack up a bunch of rocks and have some competitions with my buddies.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #7
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I need some guidance....

I have a fixed budget and at this point I can either pull the trigger on some ACE Sliders or I pull the trigger on the JCR Offroad dagger mid width bumper?

Which way should I go first?
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Unread 01-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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well, both are great products. guess it depends on whether you need steps, or a cool looking bumper. do you plan to wheel soon? if you do then it might actually matter what you choose. if i had to choose with some light wheeling id go sliders. but thats just me.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #9
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I am planning on going wheeling next weekend. Not a lot of rocks but logs, river rock covered hills and lot of flex opportunities from old river channels that are dried up.

I was thinking maybe the ACE rails first as I won't have it lifted for a while and if I tear up the front bumper oh well. It needs to be put out of its misery anyway.

With no lift my rockers will see plenty of action I think.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #10
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yea thats the same thoughts i had. id go rockers.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #11
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Well I better get my sales pitch together for the wife. I already blew through all my Christmas money so I need to do a couple of honey do's to get in good graces.
She's kind of pissed at me because this jeep was originally supposed to be hers but after I added a 6 speed and changed the order to a Rubicon I think she is reading the writing on the wall.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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Well I was told by my dealer to expect to pickup my Rubicon today.
At 4 pm I called as I hadnt heard anything from them and they had said that they would call as soon as the truck showed up.

They said my jeep showed up but they didnt get around to cleaning it up or doing the inspection.

I love Jeep but I hate our dealer. I had to lead them through every step of the ordering process as well.

Anyways I have a appt at 5 pm tomarrow to pick it up. Cant wait to hear tomorrows excuse.
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Well I was told by my dealer to expect to pickup my Rubicon today.
At 4 pm I called as I hadnt heard anything from them and they had said that they would call as soon as the truck showed up.

They said my jeep showed up but they didnt get around to cleaning it up or doing the inspection.

I love Jeep but I hate our dealer. I had to lead them through every step of the ordering process as well.

Anyways I have a appt at 5 pm tomarrow to pick it up. Cant wait to hear tomorrows excuse.
Very cool hope you can sleep tonight . I'm sure it will be on your mind all night thinking of mods...
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Hahahah, mods are on my mind especially since I got a couple of boxes from quadretec today.

I might just make a stealthy drive through the lot after they close to spot it.
I just hate getting a jeep from a dealer that refers to it as "that car with special tires".

There is only one thing special about my dealer and it isnt the jeep
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Well I got my Jeep. Our finance guys was really good at our dealer but our salesman was very special.

When the finance guy told him to get the miles off my trade he came back with 12,000 miles and I informed them that wasn't right, 10 minutes ago the car had 13,366 miles on it.

Guy runs off and again comes back in and says I gave him two sets of the wrong key for the car. I replied "hey numb nuts how do you think I got it here?".
So I follow him outside and see him jump in a different customers car (the guy was picking up a part) which was the same make and model but different color.
The customer that owned the car comes out all pissed why this guy is rutting around in the car and screwing with the dash settings trying to get the correct miles.

CLASSIC!

Other than that no real issues. Only had to tell the finance guy one time that I did not want GAP, undercoating, or extended warranty. FYI -- We got GAP insurance through my regular insurance company for a LOT cheaper than the dealer.

Here is a couple of crappy quick phone pictures with the wrong lighting:



So far I added:
The Mirror drain hole mod
The cabin filter mod (really easy 26 dollar project)
Warrior Tail light guards
Spare tire cover
Husky floor mats

I just ordered the Tereflex leveling kit this morning for it.
The factory rake is driving me nuts.

I am going to make an appointment to get my front windows tinted to match the rear windows (yes I know its illegal).

First impression of the Rubicon is it feels stiffer than my 2010 JKU Sahara that I had a while back.

The trans is a little clunky as far as shifting but its gotten better in the first 100 miles. I am relearning to drive a gas engine with a manual trans though. My last manual trans I had was behind a 400 horsepower Cummins common rail engine. It made driving a stick really easy. This seems to take a little more finesse to get her moving.

Pentastar power is great, its bottom end power is much different than my 2003 TJ 5 speed with a 4.0l in it but that is to be expected.
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