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Unread 04-10-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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"PHOENIX" AWINSKI's build in memory

hey everyone, some of you may remember my last build, my 2012 jku, that didn't exactly end so well. end of story car parked next to me at school caught fire, and eventually it spread to my jeep. i received adequate money from insurance so don't ask, they treated me well. here's a link to the last build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/2...inski-1432553/

For this build id like to do something a little different, long ago (or not so long to some of you) my father got me involved in jeeps with his 2001 tj, nothing special but i couldn't have loved it more. since he passed away i always wanted to build a jeep in his memory, but in my mind it had to be something i knew he would've loved. "treehugger", my last jeep, just didn't seem right. phoenix will metaphorically rise from treehuggers ashes, had to build this jeep at some time, well i think now its time.

the canvas is a 2012 two door black rubicon, wanted to get back into a jeep asap after mine caught fire, a small local dealer had this one on their lot for a year. needless to say i got an amazing deal on it. the jeep will have a few decals representing my father, and one for krawl off-road who helped me tons with this build! as for mods, there are a few already purchased, and a few that will be future mods. here's what i have so far:
first things first, trim the stock fenders!
rk 2.5" max travel
fox shocks
genright aluminum front bumper with trail bar and grill guard
genright aluminum rear tire carrier
artec front d44 axle armor kit
37x12.5x17 falken wild peaks
17" level 8 strike fives with machined lip
teraflex exhaust spacers
3" rk bump stops
front coil spring clips
poison spyder aluminum rocker armor
off road evolution rear d-ring mounts
AEV procal module
treehuggers old 11klb q-series winch, gonna need new cables.

my plans for later are to regear, new axle shafts, on board air, some sort of rear corner armor, and plenty more that im probably forgetting!
so here it is guys, really hope you like it. should be a fun build
here she is "PHOENIX"

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Unread 04-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Sorry about your jeep bro...that is so ****ty. I am looking forward to the new build though. I am curious how are you feeling about going from 4 door to 2 door? Not many people do that switch

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Unread 04-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #4
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Unread 04-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #5
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I just noticed the tragic end of Treehugger last night and I'm glad to see you are making the best of it with this new tribute build for your Father
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Unread 04-10-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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I feel like a dick for not knowing about your jeep fire sooner, sorry that it happened man but I'm excited to see your new build! Mods stop moving the build threads around !
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:28 AM   #7
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I didn’t know your Jeep burned up but I can relate to how you feel; mine (’08 JKUR) did the same a little over a year ago. As for you loosing you dad that is something too hard to put into words although I can relate to that too.

As far as your new Jeep and build go, I wish you all the luck in the world and will be one of the many who follow along as it progresses.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #8
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Finally...now let's see some progress!

Excellent choice on the color!

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Jst a thought next time dont name your jeep after a fire bird!1 lol just kidding
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Awesome! I can't wait to see this one come together! We are very happy to be a part of this build. I think it is great, what your doing for your father...

If you need anything else, let us know!

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Sorry about your jeep bro...that is so ****ty. I am looking forward to the new build though. I am curious how are you feeling about going from 4 door to 2 door? Not many people do that switch

honestly it doesn't bother me much, getting used to the tighter turning took a few days. im sure i'm going to miss it on trips with friends as i can't carry nearly as much, but, for the most part its usually only me and one other in the jeep anyways. the flip up back seat helps a ton!

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I just noticed the tragic end of Treehugger last night and I'm glad to see you are making the best of it with this new tribute build for your Father
thanks for the positive feed back! trying to make the best of the situation
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I feel like a dick for not knowing about your jeep fire sooner, sorry that it happened man but I'm excited to see your new build! Mods stop moving the build threads around !
don't feel like a wiener tanimal should be a fun build
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I didnít know your Jeep burned up but I can relate to how you feel; mine (í08 JKUR) did the same a little over a year ago. As for you loosing you dad that is something too hard to put into words although I can relate to that too.

As far as your new Jeep and build go, I wish you all the luck in the world and will be one of the many who follow along as it progresses.
yea really sucked, in the middle of class and i get a phone call from a friend saying my jeeps on fire. thanks for following!
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Finally...now let's see some progress!

Excellent choice on the color!

waiting on shipping lol. can't wait to get this thing lifted i hate the look of a stock jk, and yea im not minding the black, i don't care about scratches so im happy with it

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it was a friends idea, ive always been a fan of the mythical phoenix so it just happened

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Awesome! I can't wait to see this one come together! We are very happy to be a part of this build. I think it is great, what your doing for your father...

If you need anything else, let us know!

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jason, as always thanks for the help, best customer service ever! im certain ill be back soon enough! a build is never really done
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Can't wait to see it come together. I'm sure your dad would be proud

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sorry about your Jeep. This is another good canvas to start with! I have always liked working with Jason on my build decisions. Can't go wrong there!
Always sorry to hear about family passing. I can relate to that!

Looking forward to seeing your "new" build!
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sorry about your Jeep. This is another good canvas to start with! I have always liked working with Jason on my build decisions. Can't go wrong there!
Always sorry to hear about family passing. I can relate to that!

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thanks! and yea jason is a great guy, and kor is the tits!

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