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Unread 07-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Tanimal's 2008 2D JK Build Thread

Please feel free to reply to this thread! I love hearing if this build thread has inspired you. Especially considering my mechanical knowledge was next to none when I purchased this Jeep!

Hello all and welcome to my build thread! Here's a picture on day one when I just picked it up. (1-23-2012...girlfriend's birthday )




Decided to do the easy mod, new homemade grill!

Before:



During:


After:



Took it offroad and tore the wheels and hub caps up pretty good so just painted them black with the rattle can:



Tossed on my first "big mod" ACE rock sliders! Love them!




Picked up a set of Moutain Edition takeoffs with the mineral gray wheels for $450 bucks for all 5! :

During:


After:



Grabbed some more small things and did the in channel wind guards and the black gas tank cap:





Ripped the top off finally :


Installed a CB radio, went with the Uniden Pro 520xl and you'll love where I mounted it! :





Firestik antenna:

Made my own bracket for the antenna mount for $3 dollars..:


Badged my Jeep, "RUBICONNED" and pealed that "X" logo off and also blacked my markers out with some VHT night shade and got a hardtop and sold that softtop for good:




Painted the inside of my hardtop black! Krylon Fushion made for Plastic, used Satin and it came out awesome:





Also if you noticed those seats were reupholstered to vinyl...So easy to just whipe clean

Now time for the good stuff.....

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Unread 07-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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RK 2.5 max travel system and Posion Spyder front bumper:


Primed bumper:

Painted with Duplicolor bed armor, ARB D-rings, factory fog lights I picked up off the forum for the cost of shipping! :


Installed front bumper:


Sitting stock before the RK 2.5 :


After lift:


Still in the works....35s, diff covers, extended breather lines, snorkel, regear, lockers, rear tire carrier, raptor line the tube, and more small things I can't think of right now. Hope you enjoyed!
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very nice boss, looks good

now we got to go off-road some time, went to silver lake lest week

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Yeah man deff! I'll PM you
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awww so cutee!
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awww so cutee!
Damn you Ludski! I knew you'd be creeping around here! Surprised you didn't see my jkfreaks post first.
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I've got to say that's the oddest yet most awesome mounting of a CB I've ever seen, props to you for that one.
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I've got to say that's the oddest yet most awesome mounting of a CB I've ever seen, props to you for that one.
Haha thank you ....Speaker is mounted down by my feet. I cut a hole in that plastic under the steering wheel and put some mesh and some edging around the hole to make it look factory!
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I like what you have done. I follows along the line of what I would like to do to my JK. How do like the lift?
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I like what you have done. I follows along the line of what I would like to do to my JK. How do like the lift?
I have not gotten around to flexing it yet, been so busy with work but the ride is unreal. I have the Bilstein 5100s on it.
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Awesome pics, Tan...I wanted to help ya while I was there, but looks like you had plenty help On your last pic, you can see my yellow TJ on the right.
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Awesome pics, Tan...I wanted to help ya while I was there, but looks like you had plenty help On your last pic, you can see my yellow TJ on the right.
Thanks! Yeah I was in good hands and while working on it learned a ton. Thanks for the thumbs up too! Hows your springs riding?
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Stretched it out a bit on my buddies 37s with a 4.5 lift. Looks like a still had some more room. Yes I know the swaybar links aren't zip tied up! I was lazy!



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GF got my some Surprise Straps! They're Black and Silver. Sorry for the crappy pics..


Also finally took a picture of my Posion Spyder Evap Canister skid....yes it's dirty..
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