Jeepin Dad Wins The October 2011 JK of the Month Contest - JeepForum.com
View Poll Results: Vote here for the October, JK of the Month!
j33p4life 1 1.12%
Jeepin Dad 29 32.58%
nj-rubi 20 22.47%
Spedly 23 25.84%
BORRONGO 16 17.98%
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post #1 of 34 Old 10-24-2011, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Jeepin Dad Wins The October 2011 JK of the Month Contest

The October 2011
JK of the Month Contest

STARTS NOW!





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Jeepin Dad

Mods:
Engine/Driveline:
Tom Woods 1310 Rear Drive Shaft
Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch

Suspension/Tires:
2" Black Diamond BB w/Shocks
Front 4dr Rubicon Front springs
Front JKS Adjustable Trackbar
Rock Krawler HD Tie Rod
Rancho Steering Stabilizer Kit
Set of factory rear swaybarlinks up front
285/75R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T
16 x 8 Procomp 8069 Extreme Alloys

Armor/Protection:
Front LoD 1st Gen Mid-Width
Teraflex Rock Sliders
Kilby EVAP Relocation Kit
Riddler Diff Covers

Interior/Communications:
Cobra 19III CB w/4" Wilson
Radio Shack Handheld CB
Neoprene Seat covers

Recovery Gear:
Warn M8000
48" Hi-Lift
20' 30,000 lb strap
Tree Savers, Shackles, Snatch Block

Misc:
Warrior Products Safari Rack
Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets
Bestop Safari Top

Story:
After 4 years it is still the "little Jeep that could". It is still only has a Budget Boost and after 80+k miles on it the oil pan is dented, the skids, cross-member and any thing else that hangs low are dented and twisted and have taken numerous hits from the rocks it likes to play on, but it still heads to the off-road park fairly often and regulary wheels with rigs that have more lift and larger tires. Then it returns home and performs it duty as a daily driver without much complaint, the couple months it has also been doing tow vehicle duty hauling our popup camper across PA on numerous trips. This past month I got the new clutch installed and a upgraded to a Heavy Duty Rock Krawler tie rod with Moog rod ends. I also got new set of 33" tires put on and by the time these wear out hopefully I will be able to retire it from daily driver status and give it a makeover to more of a dedicated trail rig.










nj-rubi

Mods:
Engine and driveline:
Superchip programmer Tom Woods Shafts
k & n cai 5:13 superior gears
Front d44 sleeved and gusset Superior front and rear axle shafts
Dual battery system magnaflow exhaust

Suspension and Tires
35" Goodyear mtrs Clayton 3.5" Lift (with 8 adjustable control arms)
17" AEV pintlar bead locks Drag link flip kit. (high steer kit)
Front and rear adjustable track bars
Billstien 1560 shocks and stabilizer
Synergy ball joints.

Recovery:
Warren M8000
Arb recovery kit
48" high-Lift

Interior:
S-pod
Arb dual pump on board air system.
Cobra 75 cb

Armor / protection
ARB front and rear diff covers
Shrockworks front mid with bumper
Shrockworks rear bumper and tire carrier. (in transit)
T and T customs rock sliders
River Raider e-vap skid

My story:
This is my 08 Rubi Jk, She was purchase this past June with only 11,000 miles on her.(WOW) someone did not use her much. Well after making it home, I found out my jeep now became my wife's and daughters new ride! So in my spare time my wheels started to turn and I came up with a way to keep them out of her for a while. This would be the start of my build.










Spedly

Mods:
3" poly performance lift,
poly performance adjustable control arms,
currie antirock,
synergy suspension shocks,
35" Goodyear MTR kevlars on 17" cragar soft 8's,
Tom Woods driveshafts,
River raider skid plates,
Poly performance "c" gussets,
Superior chromoly axles,
Stubby stock front bumper,
AtoZ Fabrication custom cage,
Twisted stitch suspension seats and rjs harnesses,
Krawl Off-Road tramp stamp

Story:
February of this year I decided I was sick of working on my TJ and I missed wheeling. I parted out the TJ and traded the tow rig Silverado in on a new 2011 JK. I pretty much knew what it would take to get where I wanted to go at my local wheeling spot(Rausch Creek), so I started building immediately using the knowledge I had gained from building and wheeling my past Jeeps.









BORRONGO

Mods: LOD Front Bumber, OR-FAB rear bumper, teraflex leveling kit, Tires: 35s, Wheels: Rugged Ridge (17), Vision X lights, Mopar Half Doors






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post #2 of 34 Old 10-24-2011, 05:16 PM
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Looks like a 2 door event!
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post #3 of 34 Old 10-24-2011, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like a 2 door event!
It sure is!
Is it just me or does Spedly's first picture look like a little toy JK?
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post #4 of 34 Old 10-24-2011, 05:48 PM
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It sure is!
Is it just me or does Spedly's first picture look like a little toy JK?
I swore it was when I first looked at it

2010 2dr Wrangler
2.5" ProComp Lift, Front Adj Trackbar, JKS Disco's
Fox Shocks
Tera Front Lower Controls Arms, Rear Upper Control Arms, Synergy HD Balljoints
Tom Woods 1310 Driveshafts
33" KM2's on ProComp 7069 16x8's
Superchips Flashpaq
AEV Premium Front Bumper, IPF 900XSD Lights, Warn 9.5ti w/ Synthetic Line
AEV Rear Bumper, Tuffy Security Deck
D30 Front Sleeved and Gusseted, RCV's, ARB Locked
4.88 G2 Gears
D44 Rear ARB Locked, Chromoly Shafts
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post #5 of 34 Old 10-24-2011, 11:16 PM
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It sure is!
Is it just me or does Spedly's first picture look like a little toy JK?
Apparently I wasn't the only one to think it looked staged in a matchbox kinda way. If they sold THAT as a toy, I'd totally wheel it in the flowerbox!

Bravo guys, lots of hard work. I especially liked the action shots of you guys actually wheeling your JKs, breaking the stereotype in the rest of the jeep world. No offense, it's a genuine compliment.

Luck Favours The Prepared
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post #6 of 34 Old 10-26-2011, 07:15 AM
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It sure is!
Is it just me or does Spedly's first picture look like a little toy JK?
That is pretty cool. It's called Tilt- shift photography. You can make anything look like a toy. I first saw this type of photography a couple of years ago and have been playing with it some. I guess that somewhat made my vote decision for me.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008...t-photography/

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post #7 of 34 Old 10-26-2011, 08:10 AM
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It sure is!
Is it just me or does Spedly's first picture look like a little toy JK?
Dude it totally does look a toy or rc!

08 JK/6 speed/2 Door/soft top--35x12.5x17 GY MTR's--ATX slot's--R.K. Stock Mod--Smittybilt rocker guards--PSC evap skid--PSC tramp stamp--Hella 500 black magic's--RK drag link. Pure Jeep axle knuckle/gusset kit.
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post #8 of 34 Old 10-26-2011, 11:00 AM
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2 door battle. Good luck.

RIPP GEN 2 w/ RIPP headers, Diablosport Trinity, 6 1/2" Teraflex, 38 KM2s, Trail Readys, RCVs, JE Reels, Currie Antirock, Redneck Ram, ORH Top, Bushwacker Flares, XRC 10 Comp, EVO 1/4 Pounder, Finishlinewest Rear Carrier/Bumper, Rotopax, Schrockworks Rails, OverKill Corner Armor, Rock Hard/AEV Skids, Warn VTC, ARB Fridge,.....
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post #9 of 34 Old 10-26-2011, 01:26 PM
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Can vote for my own Jeep????
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post #10 of 34 Old 10-26-2011, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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Can vote for my own Jeep????
Only if you like yours the best!
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I have to tell you that it was a very hard decision, but I voted for mine

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Only if you like yours the best!
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post #12 of 34 Old 10-28-2011, 07:53 AM
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nj-rubi got my vote.
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post #13 of 34 Old 10-29-2011, 10:18 AM
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I voted for Jeepin Dad so many times it seems....still voting for him...
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post #14 of 34 Old 10-29-2011, 10:36 AM
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You definitely gotta give him credit for persistence.

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post #15 of 34 Old 10-29-2011, 02:01 PM
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I like this 2 door battle we have going on here. Maybe every other month should be a 2 door of the month. vise/verse with 4 door of the month.
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