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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Jk newb not jeep newb

Two weeks ago I traded my 2013 wrx on a 2014 jku sport. Really happy with my new jeep. I live off some really rough roads(trails) and my wrx sat too low. I've got a yj I built on 1 tons so my jk will be my daily driver for now. It's a jeep still and won't be able to keep it stock. So the tube bender will be put to use again. 400 miles on the jeep and all I've done is mod some rubicon rails for some step sliders. Bumpers are next!



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2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new Jeep! The steps look great! And nice dog...labs are awesome!
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Unread 10-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Alberta jeeper! So far really pleased with the ride and power of the 2014 jku. Eventually it will see a lift and 33s or possibly 35s. I don't want to make another rockcrawler since I already have a purpose built rig for that. More just a camping trail rig daily driver. I will be focusing on body armor, bumpers, tube fenders, and all the stuff I can build for cheap.
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90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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I too went from an awd lowered car (2010 Mitsu Ralliart) to a 2012 Rubi.
No more worrying about steep driveways, pot holes, curb rash, premium gas....
Now I get to worry about bad mpg's (no worrying, accepted the fact), if the weather is good enough to take the top off, where's some mud, what do I need to buy next.....

Congrats! I would be lying if I didn't say that I do miss the speed. But I love the leisurely Jeep ride!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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Thats a sexy YJ.

I too have a YJ for rough stuff and DD a JK.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 07:57 PM   #6
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Thanks fellas. I picked up a rc front bumper to use as a building platform. Mainly bought it for the winch plate. I will build my own outers eventually.

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90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #7
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wow man, great work so far! been really wanting a tube bender, but its something i don't know which brand or whats the normal price on.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #8
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Tube benders are expensive tools. I get much more use out of my 220 welder and plasma torch. My bender is a jd2 model 32 full hydraulic.

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2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #9
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Here is some yj pics. My yj cost the same as a jk long arm kit. Lol.




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90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #10
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I have a question for you suspension gurus. I have been reading and reading about the best way to level my jk. So many options! Because I have a dedicated rockcrawler I'm not interested in going all out on the jk suspension at this point. Some day it will see tons, custom long arm suspension and coilovers. For now I will be building tube fenders, armoring up the jeep(lots of tube work), keeping it low and practical on 33s to tow my fishing boat and drive mild trails( I live on 160 acres). I do want to level it out tho. My winch sagged the front a little and I'm going to be adding a little more weight up front. I'm leaning towards synergy 1" lift springs in the front or the eibach leveling kit from quadratec. Or maybe the teraflex 1.5 performance kit. I'm not really interested in spacer lifts. I will be going to 15" wheels and 33x 12.50s.
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2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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nice looking JKU. I am jealous. I wish i could build stuff like that for my JK
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Unread 10-30-2013, 04:54 PM   #12
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Awesome looking JK! Step sliders look great
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Unread 10-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #13
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Thanks guys. Anyone have any opinions on these leveling options?
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2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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Unread 10-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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I used the TF 1.5" leveling coils in a previous JKU and thought they performed and handled great. Pick up some disconnects with it and you should have a pretty capable rig. I paired mine up with Rubicon take off shocks and it seemed to ride a bit better than the stock ones.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #15
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Thanks for the imput Boss. I read your build thread. "Nice Read" Sounds like TeraFlex and OME have the best reviews. Im still wondering about the progressive synergy coils? I wonder if I can get away with 2" front and 1" rear without lower control arms or if I should just go the tera flex 1.5 spring kit and call her good.
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90 YJ 102 in wb stretch, SOA, dana 60, 14 bolt welded,4.56s, 37in Parnelli jones dirt grips, currie twin stick dana 300, york oba, tractor link traction bar, full custom armor,poison spyder tube fenders, 95Cherokee High Output 4.0
2014 JKU, modified Rubicon Rails, RC stubby with warn 8000m, 2" leveling springs and OME trim spacers, Superchips Flashcal, Spidertrax wheel spacers, rubi shocks, and Lots more mods soon!!!
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