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View Poll Results: Vote here for the June, JK of the Month
alexkemple 12 17.14%
skotk1 10 14.29%
candi743 1 1.43%
TDmaster 5 7.14%
Jeepin Dad 13 18.57%
sky-king 25 35.71%
WVUJeeper 3 4.29%
JcArnold 1 1.43%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 06-23-2011, 01:03 AM   #1
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sky-king is the Winner of the The June 2011 JK of the Month Contest!

It's Time For Another Great Show!
The June 2011
JK of the MONTH CONTEST
IS HERE




alexkemple


Mods:
Suspension:
1. TeraFlex 4" Suspension System with Full 8 Flexarm System
TeraFlex Monster Front and Read Forged Adjustable Trackbars
Bilstein Heavy Duty Steering Stabilizer
Currie anti-rock sway bars (TBI)
Drive-train:
G2 Performance gears (front and rear)
G2 Performance Heavy-Duty Chromoly Axle Shafts
J.E. Reel 1350 Canyon Crawler Driveshafts (front and rear)
Superior exterior axle seals
Superchips Flashpaq
Custom Magnaflow-mod exhaust
AEV Brute Force Cold Air Intake

Exterior:
35X12.50R17 Nitto Mud Grappler Tires on stock 17” Rubicon Rims
Spidertrax 1.5” Wheel spacers
Custom Public Announcement system and Train Horn :P
Underbody Rock Lighting
Rugged Ridge Mirror Relocation brackets
Rugged Ridge heavy duty rear bumper/tire carrier
Hella 500 Spotlights mounted on the windshield
4” Firestick CB antenna
Spyder Webshade Trail Top
Custom made and designed Evap Skid
MBRP Off-Camber Rock Rails with steps (the steps are to facilitate my girlfriend, but they come off as soon as I touch dirt)
Custom Fabbed trunk security cover

Interior:
Rockhard4X4 Shoulder harness bar (TBI)
Crow 2” 5-point-harness latch and link, driver and passenger (TBI)
Cobra 29LX-LE 50th Anniversary CB
Mastercraft Grab Handles
Fire Extinguisher on Poly Performance roll bar mount (MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE JEEP!)
iPod MyGig harness
Under seat and inner grill LED lighting system

Tools/Recovery/Safety/Other:
Mopar off-road bumper with Warn 9.5TI 125' Masterpull synth line
48” Hi-Lift X-Treme Jack
Bubba Rope
First Aid
Code Reader
Custom license plates
Optima Red Top battery
handy dandy folding shovel
all essential gear (jump cables, gloves, air pressure gauge...)

Soon to Come:
Add on roll cage
Fenders and armor
Sleeves and Gussets for D44 axles
And MORE!

Some items are not displayed on these images due to a computer crash, but they will be on my profile ASAP










skotk1

Mopar Performance 4" lift kit, XD "Crank" 18x9" wheels, 35" Nitto Mud Grappler Tires, a few minor interior essentials, (mud mats, Oh, Sh!@! Handles).










candi743

This is my very first Jeep! 2011 Wrangler Sport. As of right now it is all stock. For now anyways I decided to introduce it and myself to some mud for the first time! I have rode with others but never been the driver until now and absolutely am hooked! Although you can't see it in this pic, when I first went in the water, the front was completely covered. Have to admit I was a tad bit nervous but I made it. The fuel economy on this Jeep is less than desireable.....will I give it up?? NO way!







TDmaster

Locking Gas Cap; Hood Lock; Hood Lift; RIPPMOD Supercharger; RIPPMOD Long-Tube Headers; XHD Front bumber; Body Armor 4x4 rear bumber, Tire Carrier and gas can mounts, Roof Rack and basket. MBRP Catback off-Road Performance exhaust.

I have added over 150 horsepower to the stock 3.8L V6 engine using the RIPPMOD Vortech Supercharger, Methonol Injection, Long-tube headers and MBRP cat-back exhaust.







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Unread 06-23-2011, 01:19 AM   #2
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Jeepin Dad

Mods:
Engine/Driveline:
Tom Woods 1310 Rear Drive Shaft

Suspension/Tires:
2" Black Diamond BB w/Shocks
Front 4dr Rubicon Front springs
Front JKS Adjustable Trackbar
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
Seat Glovers Neoprene Seat Covers
Bestop Safari Top


After almost 4 years it is still the "little Jeep that could". It is still only has a Budget Boost and after 57k miles on it's 33's they are more like 31's, 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 drive without much complaint. It will get a new set of 33's sometime this summer and by the time they 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.











sky-king


UNDER THE HOOD:

Dodge Viper 72mm Throttle Body

Sprint Booster

Banks Ram Air Intake System

3000w Power Inverter


RUNNING GEAR:

Rubicon Express 4 1/2” long-arm suspension lift

Rubicon Express Shocks

RCV Front CV Axles

Chrome Moly Rear Axles

Tom Woods Drive Shafts with 1359 U joints

Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer

37x12.50 BFG KM2 TA Tires

Staun Internal Beadlocks

Yukon 5.38 Gears


PROTECTION:

Hansen Front Winch Bumper with Fairlead Mount

Hansen Bumper Skid

Expedition One Rear Bumper With Tire Swing

Kilby Muffler Skid

Poly Performance Complete Skid Package

Poly Performance Oil Pan Skid

AEV Rear Diff Slider

Bumper shackles

Red Rock Rock Rails With Aluminum Inserts

Rancho Lower Control Arm Skids

EVO Front Axle Sleeves and Gussets

Rugged Ridge Rear Turn Light Guards

Body Armor Safari Doors


RECOVERY:

Warn Power Plant winch

Amsteel synthetic winch rope

Spidertrax aluminum fairlead


EXTERIOR:

Xenon fender flares

Delta HID headlights

Delta HID Fog Lights

Delta LED Front Blinkers

Pilot Automotive LED Taillights

Rigid Industries LED Off Road Lights

Locking Fuel Door


INTERIOR:

Cobra 75WXST CB Radio, antenna, etc.

Daystar Switch Panel & Switches

Armrest pads

Center Console Armrest Pad

Insta-Trunk

Husky Floor Mats

MOPAR Neoprene Seat Covers

mYGIG Lockpick with Back-Up Camera


STORY: This is my 5th Jeep (ours is an 8 Jeep family), and my second Rubicon. Although I used to wheel a Ford F-250 decades ago, my wife got me hooked on Jeeping when she signed up our family for a Camp Jeep. We took the family ZJ (1996 Grand Cherokee Limited) to the event and were amazed what it could do stock except for the tires.


Afterwards I bought skids for the ZJ and was ready to order rock rails when my wife reminded me that it was the family car. So, she bought me a 1998 TJ for Christmas. IN 2002 when the Rubicon was announced I knew I had to have one and placed an order with my local dealer. Mine was the first Rubicon delivered to the dealership. After building it and wheeling it for a few years I sold it and bought the 2009 in March 2009.


It has been a work in progress ever since. I have wheeled it at Oak Ridge, Crozet and at Big Dogs events (all in VA), as well as at the beach. So far it has been unstoppable and I haven't broken anything! I have had a set of Raceline wheels on order for a couple of months...they tell me it will just be three more weeks.


I am a member of Middle Peninsula Jeep Association, Inc. (www.mpjai.com)










WVUJeeper

Story: While I was in College they came out with the JK Unlimited....I was hooked. After I graduated it took about 3 weeks for me to get a job, move from West Virginia to Wyoming, receive my first paycheck, then drive 8 hrs to Salt Lake City to pick up my base model Rescue Green JK Unlimited. I had hardly gotten out of the lot on the test drive when I told the Salesman that I was going to buy it. At 12,000 miles I could not stand the dinky 29" tires and crappy wheels any more, so I installed my RC Budget Boost and 35" KM2's.

That was 3 years ago. Now I live in Colorado and wheel the heck out of it whenever I get a chance.

Future plans include Poison Spyder BFH bumpers and T&T skid plates.

MY BIRTHDAY IS IN JUNE!!

Mods (optional):

---Engine/Driveline---
- Nada

---Suspension/Tires---
-RC 2.5" BB w/shock extensions
-315/75/16 BFG KM2's
-ProComp 7089 16x10

---Armor/Protection---
-Stock Skid's

---Interior/Communications---
-Mastercraft Grab Handles
-No Carpet
-Cobra Chrome CB

---Exterior---
KC Slimlights on KC windshield mounts

---Recovery Gear---
-Recovery straps
-Tools












JcArnold

RC 2.5 Coil Lift
35" Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar
Ive had a modified YJ for a while and decided I liked the JKU so much that I
just had to buy one. Ive kept the mods list short since I use it as a DD.
Besides, its so capable with the lift and 35's now that there isn't much
more it needs.





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Unread 06-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #3
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We Have Another Great Line Up This Month
Good Luck To All

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Unread 06-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #4
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Jeepin' Dad in the early lead!

Good luck, man.
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Unread 06-23-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Good group of rigs. Nice build variety.
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Wow, this is a hard choice this time around!
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Unread 06-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #7
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Summer seems to be bringing out contestants!
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this was EXTREMELY hard to vote on. glta
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My vote went to WVU
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My vote went to WVU
Me too. Good luck to everyone, lots of nice rigs.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 12:40 PM   #11
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Unread 07-01-2011, 01:57 AM   #14
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CONGRATULATIONS
sky-king
YOU'RE THE WINNER
of the

June 2011
JK of the MONTH CONTEST



UNDER THE HOOD:

Dodge Viper 72mm Throttle Body

Sprint Booster

Banks Ram Air Intake System

3000w Power Inverter


RUNNING GEAR:

Rubicon Express 4 1/2” long-arm suspension lift

Rubicon Express Shocks

RCV Front CV Axles

Chrome Moly Rear Axles

Tom Woods Drive Shafts with 1359 U joints

Rough Country Dual Steering Stabilizer

37x12.50 BFG KM2 TA Tires

Staun Internal Beadlocks

Yukon 5.38 Gears


PROTECTION:

Hansen Front Winch Bumper with Fairlead Mount

Hansen Bumper Skid

Expedition One Rear Bumper With Tire Swing

Kilby Muffler Skid

Poly Performance Complete Skid Package

Poly Performance Oil Pan Skid

AEV Rear Diff Slider

Bumper shackles

Red Rock Rock Rails With Aluminum Inserts

Rancho Lower Control Arm Skids

EVO Front Axle Sleeves and Gussets

Rugged Ridge Rear Turn Light Guards

Body Armor Safari Doors


RECOVERY:

Warn Power Plant winch

Amsteel synthetic winch rope

Spidertrax aluminum fairlead


EXTERIOR:

Xenon fender flares

Delta HID headlights

Delta HID Fog Lights

Delta LED Front Blinkers

Pilot Automotive LED Taillights

Rigid Industries LED Off Road Lights

Locking Fuel Door


INTERIOR:

Cobra 75WXST CB Radio, antenna, etc.

Daystar Switch Panel & Switches

Armrest pads

Center Console Armrest Pad

Insta-Trunk

Husky Floor Mats

MOPAR Neoprene Seat Covers

mYGIG Lockpick with Back-Up Camera


STORY: This is my 5th Jeep (ours is an 8 Jeep family), and my second Rubicon. Although I used to wheel a Ford F-250 decades ago, my wife got me hooked on Jeeping when she signed up our family for a Camp Jeep. We took the family ZJ (1996 Grand Cherokee Limited) to the event and were amazed what it could do stock except for the tires.


Afterwards I bought skids for the ZJ and was ready to order rock rails when my wife reminded me that it was the family car. So, she bought me a 1998 TJ for Christmas. IN 2002 when the Rubicon was announced I knew I had to have one and placed an order with my local dealer. Mine was the first Rubicon delivered to the dealership. After building it and wheeling it for a few years I sold it and bought the 2009 in March 2009.


It has been a work in progress ever since. I have wheeled it at Oak Ridge, Crozet and at Big Dogs events (all in VA), as well as at the beach. So far it has been unstoppable and I haven't broken anything! I have had a set of Raceline wheels on order for a couple of months...they tell me it will just be three more weeks.


I am a member of Middle Peninsula Jeep Association, Inc. (www.mpjai.com)
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Unread 07-01-2011, 02:40 AM   #15
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Congrats. See you for the JK of the Year Contest in December!
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