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Unread 11-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #31
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Mods:
Black 2011 JKU Rubicon, 6spd
5.5" RK X-Factor Plus Mid Arm (3.5") Springs
Rock Krawler RRD Shocks
Poly Performance Inner/Outer Sleeves, C-Gussets and HD Ball Joints
Poly Performance Front and Rear Driveshafts
Superior 5.13 Gears
ARB Diff Cover
Reid HD Racing Knuckles
37 x 12.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers on 17" MB72s
ACE Flat Fenders
JCR Dagger Front Stubby Stinger, Rear Stubby Bumper and Stage 2 Sliders
Warn 9.5 cti w/Synthetic line
OR-Fab Swing Away Tire Carrier w/Fuel Can mounts and 3rd Brake Light
Cobra 19 DXIV w/FireStick

Story:
I purchased my JKUR in March of 2011 and deployed to Afghanistan in Sept 2011. When I deployed the JKU was completely stock. Over the 6 months I was gone I spend countless hours here on JF reading about other member Jeeps and builds. The information and advice gained was priceless and around X-Mas I had started purchasing my mods. I redeployed home in March and began my build. It unfortunately took me longer than I had wanted to get a lot done. I had wanted to get my JKU into the Apr contest but life and work tends to slow us down. I was able to finally get my build caught up to the to the mountain of parts I had in my garage just in time for next deployment here in the beginning of Sept.







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I found this JK in August 2011, it's a 2008 and it had just 8,500 miles on it. Beautiful. I've always had go fast cars and full sized trucks but as soon as I took this thing off road I knew I was hooked. Build started very soon after with several suspension variations, and one regretful initial wheel and tire combo. I taught myself to weld on this heep and have continued pushing my limits both in the shop and on the trail. She is mostly a trailer queen these days, but still gets plenty of seat time as I usually schedule runs 2 or 3 times a month. We love getting out for a long weekend of camping and wheeling! I have her in the shop now currently undertaking a pretty significant project, hopefully I'll be finished in time to enter a JKOTM by next wheeling season!

Drivetrain:
* RIPP Gen II Supercharger
* RIPP Long Tube Headers
* Hushpower resonator
* Woods 1310 double carden drive shafts
* Front Axle: Dana 44, 4.88's, RCV's, Reid Knuckles, Synergy ball joints, Currie 1 5/8" 4130 tie rod, sleeved, gusseted inner knuckles, trussed
* Rear Axle: Dana 44, 4.88's, Ten Factory chromo shafts, trussed

Suspension:
* Rock Krawler 3.5" 3-link long arm front and rear
* 12" travel 2 5/8" RK coilovers front, 12" travel 2" RK emulsion shocks and 3.5" linear RK springs rear
* Homebrew bump stop brackets with Daystar 2" urethane bumps
* Synergy HD track bar brackets

Rolling:
* 37x12.50 Maxxis Trepador Competition Stickies
* 17x9.5" Spyderlocks @ 3.5" backspace

Armor and Recovery:
* River Raider full corners with ORO's
* River Raider sliders
* River Raider front tube fenders
* River Raider skids
* PSC Rock Brawler front and rear bumpers
* Synergy weld in roll cage
* Warn 9.5cti winch
* Cheap-o Uniden CB with a Firestick

Others:
* Wild Boar Fastback hard top...basically sits in my garage, it's way too nice for me
* Bestop soft doors
* Bestop bikini top, ripped to hell with smashed door surrounds. It's not a functional slider.
* Kenwood head unit so I can rage on the trails




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*Suspension & Tires*
Rough Country 3.5" Series II Suspension Kit
N2.0 Series Shocks
18” Moto Metal 961, Custom Painted to match
35" TOYO Open Country Tires

*Armor*
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular front bumper w/ Pre-Runner guard
Smittybilt SRC Rocker Guards
Smittybilt SRC Rear Bumper

*Recovery*
Warn 9000lb Wireless Winch


*Misc.*
Bushwacker flat flares
IPC LED Smoked Tail lights and 3rd brake light
Custom matte black decals
Hi-Jack w/ rear roll bar mount
Eyelids & Grill inserts
I bought my first jeep almost 2 years ago, I had been driving a 87 ford bronco that i was dropping money into since i was 16 just to keep it running. I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2008 and deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in the Helmand Province in 2010-2011. Saving all the extra pay i was receiving, i returned home and purchased my first jeep in March 2011 and sold my 87 bronco severel months later for $3,500 and used every penny of it for modiifications. A wrangler was something that i was always interested in even before i could drive and when the 4 door unlimited was introduced i was determined to have one. This was a reward to myself after completing my enlistment in the USMC and its a memorial to all my brothers who have served and those who didnt make it back. We lost 17 and took hundreds wounded in action, definitely something i will never forget and my Jeep is a memorial for them. I take pride in doing all the extra mods myself here in Chattanooga, TN.



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Unread 03-31-2013, 12:37 AM   #34
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2012
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Mods:

Driveline
3.8L V6
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

5.13 Superior Gears
Front D44, with Teraflex inner axle sleeve and upper C gussets
ARB Diff Cover
RCV Axle Shafts
Rear D44, heavily welded differential after breaking stock plug welds
ARB Diff Cover
Alloy Chromoly Axles
MBRP Offroad exhaust

Suspension/Steering
Frankenlift -
4" Currie springs
BDS front lower flex arms
BDS rear lower flex arms
BDS rear upper flex arms
Reid HD High Steer Knuckles
Offroad Evolution Drag link flip kit
Moog Drag Link End
Currie HD Tie Rod
Synergy Ball Joints
Teraflex Monster Front Track Bar
BDS adjustable rear track bar
Teraflex rear trackbar relocation bracket (at axle)
Teraflex Steering Stabilizer
BDS VSS 9550 Shocks

Wheels/Tires:
Raceline Monster Beadlocks
Maxxis Trepador Competition Compound 37x12.50x17

Recovery:
Warn 9.5CTI
straps/snatch block/hi-lift etc.

Armor:
River Raider full skid system
Poison Spyder evap skid
Poison Spyder BFH rear bumper
Poison Spyder brawler lite front bumper
Offroad Evolution tube fenders
Offroad Evolution fender mounted swingaway tire carrier
Teraflex rock sliders


Accessories:
Offroad Heros dual tops (slant back and cargo top)
sPod
Tuffy flip-n-lock Mygig cover
Tuffy Security deck enclosure
Cobra 75WX CB radio w/ 3' firefly antenna
Teraflex tailgate CB antenna mount
Line-Xed tub
KC Hilites 130w long range mounted to rugged ridge windshield brackets
Warn 6" Fogs, bumper mounted
Rugged Ridge dual battery tray
Two Sears Diehard Marine batteries
Teraflex grab straps
Daystar hood wranglers

Audio:
MTX re-Q sound processor
Polk Audio components in-dash
Polk Audio speakers in roll bar
JL audio 8" shallow mount sub in factory enclosure
Polk audio 4-channel amp
Polk Audio mono channel amp

STORY

My 1990 YJ was the gateway to my addiction to everything that is Jeep, and the introduction to this wonderful forum that has afforded me the courage to learn to tool on my own vehicle, as well as the opportunity to learn, and meet some great folks in the process. I began my build at my dealership, where I was a sales manager (recently left the auto industry) and had access to our service department, and a few of the tech's tools. After building past the basic suspension/bumpers phase, I started developing my driving skills different trail rides with the guys at Trail Quest. Growing my confidence as a driver, and breaking parts one by one, I moved my build over to Trail Quest Inc, a Jeep specific shop in Central Ohio. Two of my good friends run this shop, and put up with my shenanigans - They live and breathe everything CJ, YJ, TJ, but only had limited experience with the JK before I started showing up, using their tools, and making them conform to the words of the ever-powerful internet Stefan and John have helped me to learn a great deal more as far as tooling goes, and my build continues in the way of their daily business. My wife jokes (I think) that I should pay rent out there, and visit home every now and then for fun Thanks for your participation in my build!




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Unread 03-31-2013, 12:43 AM   #35
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Viair Super Duty On Board Air System
PSC Front Flares, PSC Rear Flares
PSC Rocker Knockers
PSC Rear Corner Crushers
RCV Front axle shaft
Axle Sleeve's and Gusset's
17x9 Crager soft 8 Beadlock Rims
HID Headlights
JE Reel Front& Rear Drive Shafts
Skyjacker 6" coil spring's
JKS Front and rear adjustable track bars
JKS rear swaybar links
Rock Krawler Front swaybar links
Body armor front and rear bumper /w tire carrier
Cooper 37" STT tires
XRC 8 Winch
Updates since May JK of The Month 2012: 42" MTR/K's, Spyder Lock beadlocks, Rockjock D60 rear, Offroadhero Combo top... Currently awaiting delivery on Rockjock D60 front, Front and rear double throwdown EVO coilover system, Fulltraction longarm system.
Story. I drove from Minnesota out to Idaho to buy this 2010 Rubicon New, it has been a fun and not very cheap hobby. Everytime I find something I want to do or crawl up that I cannot, I decide to make new upgrades. As most Jeeps this is a never ending storie, but one I am enjoying to the fullest. UPDATE: After my 1st trip to Moab this past June, and breaking a drive shaft and rear pinion, it was time to go bigger or go home... So Rockjock 60's front and rear are in order, Goodyear MTR/K 42's, a coilover system and alot of body trimming!!! Cannot wait to get back to Moab!!!!!!!!!




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February 2013
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2008 Jeep Wrangler X
Mods:

Driveline:
Coast front drive shaft
Riddler differential covers

Suspension:
Rock Krawler 2.5 Max Travel System
-High Clearance - Adjustable Lower Control Arms
-Progressive Rate Front Coils
-Bomb Proof Adjustable Front Track Bar
-Front Sway Bar Quick Disconnects
-Bomb Proof Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket
-Bilstein 5100s

Wheels/Tires:
XD Series Addicts
BFG KM2 35x12.5x17

Armor:
Poison Spyder Brawler Lite Front Bumper
Poison Spyder Evap Canister Skid
Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier
ACE Rock Sliders

Accessories:
Rugged Ridge Snorkel
Raised Breathers
Monstalined Tub and Hinges
Smittybilt Tailgate Cover
Reupholstered Vinyl Seats
Inside of Hard Top Painted Black
Uniden Pro-520XL CB Radio and 3' Firestik Antenna
Safari Straps
Mopar Fuel Door
Recovery Straps
Quadratech Mats
AVS In-Channel Rain Guards

Story: I purchased this Jeep used on 1/23/2012 and I took it for some stock off-roading with some buddies and I was hooked. I've been dumping as much money into the Jeep as often as possibly to keep raising the capabilities. Within the year I plan to make a trip out to MOAB with my father and we will be towing our rigs down! I update my build thread on this forum step by step as I go and I hope it has inspired some of you just how some of you have inspired me. I appreciate all the continued support throughout my build and I apologize for the lack of off-roading pictures or pictures without all my mods on.




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Base and Factory Options:

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
3.8 Liter, V6
Automatic, and yes... 4WD
Power Convenience Group
Premium Appearance Group
Trailer Tow Package
Mopar Freedom Top
Remote Start

Mods:

Suspension and Steering:
Rock Krawler 3.5 X-Factor System (all UCA’s and LCA’s)
Fox Racing Shox
Synergy Suspension Front Steering Correction Kit "Drag Link Flip Kit"
JKS Quicker Sway Bar Disconnects
TeraFlex and RK Spring Retainers
RK 3” Bumpstops
RK Coil Correction Wedges

Exterior
35x12.50R15C2 – Goodyear Wrangler MTRK’s
15x8 5-127 – MB 72’s w/ Gorilla Locking Lug Nuts
GenRight JK Rear Tire Carrier, Aluminum
License Plate Delete
License Plate Frame “BIG BLUE”
PSC Rocker Knockers
PSC Brawler Lite w/ Plate gussets, D-link points
PSC Evap Skid
PSC Tramp Stamp
Drake’s Steel Billet Hood Latches
Daystar D-link Isolators
Rugged Ridge Locking Gas Hatch Cover
Attitude Gear US Flag
Vector Off Road UFO’s Tailgate Electrical Delete
Vector Off Road UFO’s Tailgate Bumpstop Delete
PixelDecals.com Fender Decal

Interior
Cobra 75 WXST CB Radio w/ Cool Tech GateMount and VersaMount
3’ Black Firestick Antenna
Rugged Ridge Floor and Cargo Mats
Mopar (4) Grab Handles
Mopar (4) Door Sill Guards
Mopar (4) Kicker Audio Speaker Upgrade
Custom Tail Gate Table
First Aid Kit

Under the Hood/Electronics/Lights
Tom Woods Front Driveshaft 1310
Superchip’s Flashpaq Programmer
K&N Performance Intake Kit
sPOD w/ Air Gauge
Truck-Lite Headlights Phase 7’s
14" CREE LED Combo, w/ custom mount
8" CREE LED Flood, w/ custom mount
K/C Highlight Slim Lights
K/C Windshield Mounts
LED Dome Lights for CAN Bus
ORO/LP6 3rd Brake Light

Tops
Mopar Freedom Top
Bestop Supertop NX w/ tinted windows
Bestop All Weather Trail Cover
Smittybilt Cargo Restraint System
Smittybilt Water Resistant Cab Cover

JF “Cheap Mods”
Flipped Rear View Mirror Mod
Convex Mirrors on A/C Vents
Grill Wire Mesh Mod
Trimmed Pinch Seam
Polyfill’d Speakers and Sub
Tailgate Exit Mod
Cargo Tie Down Mod
French Fry Catcher Mod
Car Seat Cover
Flat Black Muffler
Extended Breather Hoses
Locking Ammo Can mounted to the tub
All-in-One Jack mounted to the tub
“University of Kentucky” windshield decal – don’t hate!

My “First Jeep Love Story”

At the time that I bought it, I have to admit, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Yeah yeah, we all have heard the J.E.E.P. saying; however, I am proud to say, I have found another hobby. I always wanted a Wrangler, and was intrigued by the 4 door. Being a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, I fell in love with the color of the Deep Pearl Blue, "Kentucky Blue," JKU! At first sight I knew it was my soul-mate. Let's just say, quickly I learned beauty is much more than skin deep. Thanks to JF, I have quickly become an addict. My wife and I plan to keep Big Blue forever. Just remember to wave!





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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
3.6 Pentastar

Mods:

Supsension and Steering
4" Currie Suspension
Upper and Lower Johnny Joint adjustable control arms
Progressively wound coil springs,
Front urethane bump stop kit
Rear bump stop spacers
rear coil spring retaining kit
Stainless braided extended brake line kit
TeraFlex tuned Fox Racing 2.0 Long Travel Shocks w/ Remote Resivoirs
JKS Front Track bar & Sector Shaft Reinforcement Kit
ANTIROCK® Front Sway Bar
ANTIROCK® Rear Sway Bar

Tires
37x12.50R17 Cooper STTs

Wheels
17x9 (3.5" BS) Unique Wheels

Perfromance
aFe CAI
aFe throttle body spacer
aFe y-pipe
aFe hi-tuck exhaust

Drivetrain
Automatic Transmission
Adams 1310 Front and Rear Driveshafts

Body Armor
Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan, Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate
ACE sliders
ACE stubby front bumper with stinger
ACE Rear bumper w/ tire carrier
ACE Narrow fenders
RROR Evap Canister Skid
Overland Motorsports Custom Corners

Recovery
48” Hi-Lift jack mounted with Jeep Swag mount
ARB Recovery Kit

Extras
Cobra 75 WX ST CB w/ Firestick
sPOD
Spiderweb Shade
TruckLite LED Headlights
LightForce 140 Lance lights w/ KC light mounts
Poision Spyder flush mount LED tailights
Rock Hard 4x4 license plate relocation

Front Axle
Dana 44
5.13 Superior gears
RCV Shafts
TeraFlex tuned Fox Racing 2.0 steering stabilizer
Synergy Suspension Ball Joints
Synergy Suspension HD tie rod
Synergy Suspension HD flipped drag link
Synergy Suspension Track Bar Relocation Mount
E-Locker
Custom front axle truss
Balistic Fabrication Diff Cover
TeraFlex Sleeves
Gussets
TeraFlex HD Monster Track Bar
TeraFlex CA Skids

Rear Axle
Dana 44
5.13 Superior gears
Superior Shafts
E-Locker
Artec Truss
Teraflex Monster HD rear trac bar
Rock Krawler Trac Bar Relocation Bracket
Balistic Fabrication Diff Cover

Future Mods in the works
Warn Zeon 10-S
Custom front bumpers
TeraFlex HD tire carrier


Story:

This is Dirty Gerty, a '12 JKU. I never understood why Jeep owners were so 'crazy' until I bought one. Now I think I am one of the craziest. I didn't realize how capable she is, until I have pushed her to her limits. I have spent a lot of time in my Jeep. She already has 25,000 miles in jsut over a year. We have been all over the state of Colorado and will be doing more Jeeping there this summer. I have learned a lot from fellow Jeep owners here on JF and here locally. Without the support and knowledge of fellow Jeep owners, She would not be what she is today!





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May 2013
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Driveline
3.8L V6
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

Front D44, with Teraflex inner axle sleeve and upper C gussets
ARB Diff Cover
RCV Axle Shafts
E-locker wired to sPod
5.13 Superior gears

Rear D44
Welded center section
ARB Diff Cover
Alloy Chromoly Axles
5.13 G2 Gears

MBRP Offroad exhaust, modified for 12" fox shocks

Suspension/Steering
Frankenlift -

12" Fox coilovers front
Fox air bumps
Synergy coilover brackets front and rear
4" Currie springs rear
12" Fox smooth body shocks rear
BDS front lower flex arms
BDS rear lower flex arms
BDS rear upper flex arms
Reid HD High Steer Knuckles
Offroad Evolution Drag link flip kit
Moog Drag Link End
Currie 1 5/8" heat treated chomoly Tie Rod
Synergy Ball Joints
Teraflex Monster Front Track Bar
BDS adjustable rear track bar
Teraflex rear trackbar relocation bracket (at axle)
PSC hydraulic assist steering


Wheels/Tires:
Raceline Monster Beadlocks
Maxxis Trepador Competition Compound 37x12.50x17

Armor:
DELETE of factory skids and gas tank (+2.5" to belly)
Poison Spyder evap skid
Poison Spyder BFH rear bumper
Metalcloak frame built front bumper base
Offroad Evolution tube fenders
Teraflex rock sliders


Accessories:
Genright fuel cell mounted in tub
Bestop element doors with home brew aluminum skins
Home brew dual battery tie-down in tub
Offroad Heros cargo top
sPod
Tuffy flip-n-lock Mygig cover
Cobra 75WX CB radio w/ 3' firefly antenna
Teraflex tailgate CB antenna mount
Line-Xed tub
KC Hilites 130w long range mounted to rugged ridge windshield brackets
Warn 6" Fogs, bumper mounted
Rugged Ridge dual battery tray
Two Sears Diehard Marine batteries
Daystar hood wranglers

Total weight: 4,860 pounds

STORY

I started as a young kid with a crappy YJ that I was very fond of. I moved into this JK about 3 years ago. After a couple years of mildly building and wheeling, I found that I, time and again, pushed my rig harder offroad than a daily driver can realistically be pushed. It wasn't possible to drive a car and expect it to get where the buggies do. I made the decision to retire this Jeep as a daily driver, and get a little more serious about my build and how I use it. I sold off all of my skid plates, my full doors, my stock gas tank, and various other parts that were not necessary in an effort to shed weight and gain belly clearance. I'm not afraid of gents and dings and scrapes and breaks - it's a part of the game. The second most rewarding feeling is looking back on a big obstacle, and realizing that I was able to get to the other side of something that most vehicle's cannot. The first most is watching that guy in the tube buggy that had his nose turned up at you and your "minivan" all day, not make it up that same obstacle




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June 2013
JK of the Month Contest


2011 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Drivetrain:
3.8L V6
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

Front D44, with Pure Jeep truss and EVO C-gussets and CA skids
5.13:1 Yukon gears installed by me

Rear D44
Riddler Diff cover
5.13:1 Yukon gears installed by me

MBRP Offroad exhaust

Suspension/Steering:
Rock Krawler 3.5" X-Factor Mid arm
Matching Bilstein 5100 shocks
3.25" home made bump stops front and rear
Synergy Chromoly Tie rod
Moog Ball Joints

Wheels/Tires:
MB72's 17x8.5" black
Nitto Mud Grapplers 40x13.50R17

Armor:
River Raider Offroad 2 door skid plate system
RROR evap skid
Home built rear bumper
Rough Country Hybrid stubby front bumper
Poison Spider Customs steel Crusher tube fenders
Ace Engineering Rock Sliders

Accessories:
Bushwhacker front hood shield
Cobra 29LXBT CB w/ 108" Stainless whip antenna
Carpets and rear seat removed with Home built cargo cover for dogs
Rigid Industries 20" LED Combo light bar mounted on front bumper
Smitty Built XRC 8 winch with under hood control box mount

Total weight: 5,020 lbs emtpy!

Story:
I started wheeling as a kid with Go Karts, 4-wheelers and dirt bikes. Then I moved onto a 1975 K5 Blazer and into full sized trucks. I moved to Oregon and picked up a brand new stock Rubicon. I wanted to meet some people so I joined a local Jeep club and started wheeling. It just kind of took off from there. At first I wanted a basic BB and 33's, then I started reading the forums. I bought the 3.5" RK and 35's. After it was all said and done I thought the 35's did not look right with the lift so when I came across a Cheap set of used 40's I jumped on them. That shoved me into the rabbit hole. Every thing I've been doing lately is to support the tire choice. Gears, armor, soon to be axles and even more suspension mods. I'm gad I bought the Jeep and have really enjoyed the Jeeping community!




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July 2013
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport
Mods:

Suspension:
2'' Synergy Coils
Synergy Track Bar
Synergy Tie Rod
Synergy Drag Link
Synergy Frame Side Track Bar Bracket
Homemade Sway Bar Quick Disconnects
Teraflex Rear Track Bar Bracket
Teraflex Rear Sway Bar links
Hockey Puck Bump Stops
AEV Brake Line Bracket
PSC Tie Rod Clamp
PSC Ram Bracket

Wheels/Tires:
Raceline Monster Beadlocks With Steel Rock Ring
Goodyear MTR/K 37x12.50x17

Armor:
Poison Spyder BFH Trail Stinger
Poison Spyder BFH Rear Bumper
Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers
Synergy HD Transmission Skid Plate With Cross Member
Smittybilt Steel Fenders

Accessories:
DIY Hydro Steer
Superchip Flashcal
Rugged Ridge Snorkel
DDM 6000K HID's
Anzo LED Tail Lights
Alpine Type S Component Speakers
Alpine Power Pack Amp
2 Alpine 12'' Type R
Alpine PDX-M12 Mono Amp
LED Footwell Lighting
LED Rock Lighting
Dupicolor Bedlined Interior
Homemade Limb Risers
Cobra 25LX
Firestick
Self Tinted hardtop windows (20%)
Spidermesh top
Bestop Bikini Top
Bestop Duster Cover
Bestop Windjammer
Bestop Soft doors (upper and lower)
Recovery Straps
D rings
Mopar Fuel Mats

I am building a jeep on a budget while attending college and doing all I can to put together a very well built jeep while keeping the price down. I am on the never ending goal of beating the Just Empty Every Pocket stereotype of jeep but even when I get a deal on one thing I just buy more with the extra money in my pocket! Although I continue to fail I love spending time working on the jeep and wheeling with new people! I am also new to the forum and hope to continue to meet new people and come in with a bang! Its not just a hobby but it has become a lifestyle I am forever hooked into it and wouldnt have it any other way!




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2013 JKU Sport S, 5 speed automatic transmission

Modifications

Drive train:

Dynatrac ProRock 44 Unlimited front Axle, with RCV shafts, Dynatrac Pro-steer ball joints, Reid knuckles, Nitro 4.56 gears, Detroit Locker. Stock rear Dana 44 housing with Nitro 4.56 gears, ARB locker, Nitro 35 spline shafts, EVO Rock Star Skid's. Tom Wood's drive shafts with Spicer U-joints (1310 front/1350 rear).

Wheels/Tires:

37x13.50x17 Toyo Open Country M/T's on ATX Slab Bead locks.

Suspension:

4" lift consists of 4" Evo Plush ride coils, Fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks, All 8 Currie adjustable control arms, front Currie Anti-Rock sway bar, rear stock sway bar with JKS adjustable link extensions, front and rear JKS adjustable track bars, Synergy Tie Rod & Drag Link, Fox Steering Stabilizer, Steel Braided Brake line extensions.

Armor:

Poison Spyder mid width front bumper with lower skid, Poison Spyder rear Rock Brawler II bumper, Poison Spyder Aluminum full width fenders, Poison Spyder Steel Brawler Rockers.

Recovery:

Warn Zeon 10s winch, Or-Fab Spare tire carrier with RotoPax Fuel Jugs and full size spare, 42" High Lift Jack, Cobra 75WX CB on cool tech mount with Firestik antenna.

Other:

Or-Fab Rock Doors, Trek Armor Seat Covers with custom Stitching, Dirty Dog Cargo Nets, SicTrunk's Tonneu Cover, Dirty Dog Sun Shade, Dirty Dog leather Grab Handles, ARB high output compressor, Spod.

Future Planned Mod's:

Rubicon 4:1 Transfer case, PSC Hydro Assist, Ripp Stage II Super Charger. In order of priority.



Story

My love for wrenching on cars and all things automotive began as a child. Helping my dad work on the family cars as a kid was the spark that started it all for me. After graduating high school I purchased a '90 mustang that was a former Texas highway patrol car. Wrenched on it making it a street/strip car until I eventually went all out on it. I turned it into a full blown trailer queen drag car. I raced NMRA series super street outlaw class. The rules were pretty wide open with exception of the fact you had to run true 10.5" wide tires. Best 1/4 mile time it ever ran was 7.71 @ 191 MPH. Then came marriage and kids, the car had to go. About 6 years ago my father-in-law had a '88 YJ. I helped him put a lift on it and do just general maintenance as he has no mechanical ability. That opened my life up to the Love and Joy of Jeeps. My first Jeep was a '99 TJ that I loved and fixed it up to a very capable rig. I installed ARB lockers and 35" tires and it was a blast.

As my family grew and my wife and I had our second son. The need for more room cause me to sell the TJ and buy a 4 door. We purchased a used '07 JKUR. It already had a lift and quite a lot of work already done. I re-geared it to 5.38 amongst other things but honestly there was more and more things about it that I didn't like. I wanted to build a new Jeep up from scratch the way I wanted. With the support of my wife we sold the JKUR and purchased a new 2013 JKU Sport S. Everything you see done was done by me alone in my garage. The rest is history, see my build for more details. Thanks for taking the time to read about my build.




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Mods:

Suspension
Rock Krawler 3.5 Coils
12" Travel Shocks
Custom Fabbed Control Arms
Custom Fabbed Coil Mounts
Custom Fabbed Drag Link
Custom Fabbed Spring Retainers
Custom Fabbed Tie Rod
1" Front Stretch
3.5" Rear Stretch
Wheels & Tires
17x8 Pro Comp Rims(4.5 Backspacing)
35x12.5x17 Nitto Mud Grapplers
1.75" Synergy Wheel Spacers
Bumpers
Bestop Narrow Front Bumper
Smittybilt XRC Rear Tire Carrier Replica
Fender Chop
Armor
Rhino Lined All Interior
Poison Spyder Evap Skid
Riddler Dif Covers/Lubelockers
Rancho Oil Pan Skid
Drivetrain
Coast 1310 Driveshaft Front/Rear
Nitro Axle Sleeves
Yukon 5.13 Front
Superior 5.13 Rear
Artec Upper/Lower C Gussets
Alloy USA Front Chromoly Shafts
Ten Factory Rear Chromoly Shafts
Rubi Locker Mod
Alloy USA Ball Joints
Winch
SmittyBuilt XRC8
Remote Wired Into Dash
Performance
Twin Viair 444c Compressor and 5 Gal. Tank Fabbed Into Rear
MBRP Offroad Exhaust
Snorkel
Donaldson Top Spin Pre-Filter
AEV Procal
ODBII Bluetooth Linked To Head Unit
Lights
4" 18W LED Spot Lights x 2
72W 12" LED Light Bar Flood Pattern
Ultra White Sylvania Head Light Bulbs
LED Reverse Lights
LED Fog Lights
Sound System
Kicker 8" Subwoofer
Kicker 6-1/2 With Tweeters in Soundbar
Amp Mounted Under Passenger Seat
Accessories
Quadratec Grab Handles
Ipod Mount
Daystar Dash
Cobra CB Radio
Mag Light Mount
Painted AC Vents/Tweeter Covers/Grab Handle Covers (White)
Quadratec Floor Mats

Story: I bout this as my first jeep a few years back. I have done everything my self, although I have had help on things as needed.




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Mods: 2007 JKUS- 2"skyjacker BB w/ nitro shocks, 35"MTR/Ks on 15"MB72 wheels, bestop high rock full width front bumper with approach roller, home made rear bumber w/ swing out tire carrier (highlift mount) and third brake light conversion, Rubicon sliders, mopar neoprean seat covers, rugged ridge grab handles, midland cheapy CB, Bushwaker flat fenders, JKS front disconnects, Superwinch TS 9000 winch, Daystar hood latches AEV ProCal tuner, KC Highlights, Dual tops, bestop safari top, bestop toneau cover.
Story (optional):Ive originally owned a 05 TJ and then a 96 ZJ. Sold both and went away for a while with a 2010 chev Z71. Went back to my roots and traded the chevy for my 2007 JKUS. It was a good deal with only 13,000 miles. Moved to England and brought the JKU with me. its a big change of wheeling dynamic when u go from crawling up rocks to straight mud holes and puddle jumping. Any type of wheeling is an adventure. Ive had the once in a lifetime opportunity to drive the jeep to Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, and Wales. My next adventure is to drive to South africa on my own safari. Next mod will be Auxillary fuel tank for the trip.

Jeep forum has been there for me with every jeep. Support the community! thanks to everyone for their help over the years.




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MODS:
(Drivetrain)
ProComp 6in long arm kit but has been highly modified so I don't even know if I can call it that anymore!
KING 2.5 IBP coilovers 14in rear/front shocks are fox remote reservoir but I have 12in king coilover for front once we get time to fab up mounts.
Custom built front and rear driveshafts
Dynatrac ProRock unlimited 44front housing
35 spline RCV axles
ARB locker
Dynatrac Prosteer ball joints
5.38 gears
Dynatrac ProRock 60 rear axle ARB/5.38
Reid knuckles
Teraflex big break kit and master cylinder
PSC Extreme duty hydraulic assist steering and custom mounts and cooler
Advanced Adaptors heavy duty transfer case cable assembly
Spyderlock beadlocks 17x9.5 offset 3.5
Maxxis competition Trepador 37/12.50/17
JKS front and rear track bars
Front Antirock sway bar (I have rear but not installed yet)
Ballistic fab steering kit

(Armor)
Poison Spyder BFH front bumper with trail stinger
Poison Spyder BFH rear bumper
Poison Spyder Rocker Knocker rocker guards
Poison Spyder Crusher corner guards and LED lights
Poison Spyder Crusher front and rear tube fenders
Skid Row engine skid
Rugged Ridge evap skid
Stock gas tank skid! Haha
Warn 9.5 CTI winch with Amsteel synthetic rope
Poison Spyder aluminum Hawse fairlead
Rigid 10" light bar E series
Rigid rock lights

(INTERIOR)
Fully custom 10 point cage (TIG welding only on this jeep)
Corbeau Baja XRS heated bucket seat front and rear
Mastercraft 5 point harnesses front and rear
Al's spray on liner

(ENGINE)
Sprintex supercharger
Hypertech programmer
AFE exhaust
Airaid cold air intake
Yellow top Optima battery relocated in rear of jeep
Distribution block in batter tray
ARB compressor in battery tray

(STORY)
I bought my 2008 Jeep JKRU 3 years ago used with only 16,000 miles on her and bone stock with the intentions to do only a mild build.. I'm sure some of you are laughing by now! I guess where my build went out of control is when my buddy who use to race desert trucks started to help me in my build process. Seemed like every time we got together the plans grew and became more complicated. One thing led to another and before I knew it we had pulled the axles, cut a 4 foot hole in the back of the tube for the coilovers to travel though and started building a cage! My entire build took place in my buddies garage for over a year! Many many hours/beer and lots of screaming went into this jeep! So many conversation ended with "well..nows the time to upgrade while it's apart if I'm gonna" and I did! I couldn't have done this build without my good friend Matt. He has taught me so much and I thank him for it!

We wheel every chance we get and have tackled most the parks here in Tennessee. Jeep performs flawlessly on the trails and can hang with the big boys. As all jeeps they are never finished you know there is still lots to do. Time is always against us. Come January we plan to install the King coilovers on the front/engine cage, rear antirock, make removable B pillars and custom aluminum dash for all my Autometer gauges.





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