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View Poll Results: Vote here for the August, JK of the Month!
JTPhoto 41 28.28%
CrawlingForward 20 13.79%
agenbroad99 18 12.41%
SirWinston 28 19.31%
Doug4823 13 8.97%
Jeepin Dad 25 17.24%
Voters: 145. You may not vote on this poll

Unread 08-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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(JTPhoto) Is The Winner Of The August 2012 JK of the Month Contest!

Here It Is!
The August 2012
JK of the Month Contest
Starts Now!


Mods: TF 2.5" lift with RK 3.5" front springs, AEV Premium front
bumper, 35x12.50x17 PitBull Rockers on BlackRock Viper wheels, LightForce
Stryker 170 lights, Hamsar HO LED spots.
Story: The new look after a traffic accident this summer...


2010 JKU Islander, stock suspension, 32" BFG Mud Terrains, Zombie Sunset Monstaliner Interior, Smittybilt SRC bumper and XRC8 winch, Wild Boar Fastback cargo rack.

Originally intended as the relief driver for my YJ, the JK has continued to impress me with it's capability and spartan nature, to the point where I felt like it would be a disservice to overbuild it to the point of a mall-crawler for the only occasional wheeling that it does. Make no mistake, this is a service vehicle for various Boy Scout camps and spends a good amount of time offroad. Between that, camping, canoeing, fishing, skiing and general wheeling, it represents the Jeep name proudly.

I thought it might be refreshing to see any entry that was an utilitarian soldier, rather than just a weekend trailer hero.

Between backpacking gear, muddy dogs, dripping kayaks, and a top that stays down in all sorts of weather conditions lining the interior was a must. And for driving hours and hours away from the city, the stock suspension with mud terrains is surprisingly capable while still making the trip to the trailhead a cinch. Add a cargo rack for hauling gear while seating 5 stinky backpackers and you've got the makings of one hell of an utilitarian vehicle.


Mods: TeraFlex 3" Coil lift with Bilstein 5100s, JKS Adjustable front track bar, TereFlex quick disconnects, 315/70 16 GY MTRs on Mickey Thompson Classic II, PureJeep Rocker Guards, 4.88 G2 Gears, Rough Country Hybrid Stubby with Engo 10K winch, Banks Ram Air and Monster Exhaust, Bilstein Steering Stabilizer, Cobra CB w/firestick antenna, Rugged Ridge Evap Skid and Tow Hitch.

Story: This started as a 2008 JKU Sahara bought for the wife to be a DD. It soon turned into our project vehicle and now is the weekend vehicle set up to be more capable on the trail than the pavement.


Story: I decided I wanted a jeep after riding shotgun in a few of my buddies rigs for a year. Then about year later my Yukon died I found this one at a local dealership. Its been an awesome learning experience ever since I got it. The more wheeling trips I take it on, the more things I want to buy for it haha. But this is my DD, so I dont plan on doing anything too serious too to it

Teraflex 2.5" BB.Skyjacker HD SS,Synergy Suspension SS mount
35x12.50x17 Goodyear MT/R's with Kevlar, balanced w/Dyna Beads,Cragar soft 8's, 2 Windshield mounted PIAA 510's, 2 Bumper mounted PIAA 520's, DIY CB antenna mount, DIY flat fenders, DIY Evap Canister Skid, Bed lined rockers, Rubi rock sliders, Cobra 19 DX IV CB radio, 3' Firestik Antenna, PA system, DIY switch panel, Stubby bumper, Pavement Ends rear bumper, Riddler D30 Diff Cover, Riddler D44 Diff cover, IRO D30 Sleeve Kit, Sierra 5.13's, PSC Tramp Stamp, ORO Lite Plate, Flowmaster Super 44, Northern Tools rear tow hook,Mesh grill inserts, Pavement Ends Sun Cap Plus and Cargo Cover


Mods: 2008 Sahara JKU. Avenger supercharger kit, gibson stainless steel exhaust, 3" lift, 5.13 gear ratio, 33" toyo ATs, 17" AKWs, electronic sway bar disconnect, AEV bumper with warn 9.5ti and skid plate, AEV heat reduction hood, garvin expedition rack, piaa roof/pillar/winch lights, cobra cb, tow package, leather interior, trektop nx, color matched hard top and color matched fenders and bumpers.
Story: Well… what can I say? I test drove wranglers for five years before I could afford one and now I have my dream car.

Jeepin Dad

Tom Woods 1310 Rear Drive Shaft
Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch

2" Black Diamond BB
4dr Rubicon Front springs
Bilstien 5100 shocks
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

Front LoD 1st Gen Mid-Width
Teraflex Rock Sliders
M.O.R.E. Engine/Transmission skid
Kilby EVAP Relocation Kit
Riddler Diff Covers

Cobra 19III CB w/4" Wilson
Radio Shack Handheld CB
Seat covers

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

Warrior Products Safari Rack
Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets
Bestop Safari Top
Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
7-pin trailer connector

It is an X with the "Rubi-Lite" package, it has the Rear HD Dana 44 with locker and the electric swaybar disconnect. It now has over 100,000 miles, is still my daily driver, weekend end toy, camper tow vehicle and I still love it.

Good Luck Everyone
What a great group of Jeeps!

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Unread 08-28-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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WHOLLY CRAP! How can you just vote for 1 entry this month! Nice Jeeps!
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Unread 08-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Tough to pick just one!
One foot in the grave & one foot on the gas pedal!!
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Unread 08-28-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Wow, I think this is the first time that not only has a Rubicon not *won* (only I think 4 or something winners have been non-Rubicons), but there's not even one entered!

It's cool to have a month with a very different breed of well-rounded DDs!
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Unread 08-28-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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CrawlingForward gets my vote, gotta give a nod to a local club member
From Rubicon to Icon - 4-link, Tons, Atlas Build

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Unread 08-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #6
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Awesome lineup. JSJC rocks.... Thanks JEEPFORUM!!!
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Unread 08-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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All are nice looking and kudos to the owners for taking great pics of their rigs!
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Unread 08-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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Geoff and his CrawlingForward rig take the vote from me. Keeping it local and voting for a Jeep I've wheeled with and help mod

Great lineup, guys!
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 08-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #9
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Had to vote for the guy who keeps his Yj in the profile and the jk in the background. That's jeep pride!!

Nice jeeps all around and I especially love seeing JK's on rocks!!
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Enabler!!!!, Heretic!!!! This is denial. It's not part of the 12 step process. "Hi, my name is Ian, and I hate Torx." Hello brother Ian. Friends don't let friends use Torx bolts. Just mail them out to me, and I'll drop them in the volcano and let Pele take care of them.

I Hate Torx
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Unread 08-28-2012, 11:42 PM   #10
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Some awesome photos guys. Good luck to all.
2008 Black and Khaki Sahara Unlimited Trax-Lok rear diff. 3.5" Rock Krawler fr springs, rear TeraFlex 2.5 BB, 37x12.50x17 Pitbull Rockers on ProComp 7069 Alloys, AEV Prem Bumper ETC..
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Unread 08-29-2012, 12:44 AM   #11
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Voted, good luck everyone.
2011 JK Rubicon 2 door 6-speed manual, 3.5" Rock Krawler Suspension lift, 1.25" Daystar body lift, 40x13.50R17 Nitto Mud Grapplers

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/11-rubicon-build-1287375/"]My build thread[/URL]
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Unread 08-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #12
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Voted! Nice Jeeps as always!!
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Unread 08-29-2012, 09:43 AM   #13
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Jeepin Dad's got my vote... pretty close to my setup and his Jeep is quite impressive in the videos he's posted!
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Unread 08-29-2012, 10:10 PM   #14
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"Its a Jeeps World, other 4x4s just get stuck in it."
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Unread 08-30-2012, 06:33 AM   #15
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Can we make this a sticky?
2008 JKUS Banks Monster, 4.88 G2 Gears, PureJeep Rocker Guards, AEV Savegre w/315/70/17 Duratracs, Body Armor Rear w/Tire carrier, Teraflex 3" with Bilsteins, Rough Country Bumper with Engo 10K install, Evo sleeves and gussets, oh yeah and Flat Fenders.
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