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11RUBICON 35 23.81%
Rocky Clymer 6 4.08%
molshove 16 10.88%
jeeperjk 10 6.80%
Bubblegoose1 6 4.08%
sky-king 2 1.36%
Joevacs 1 0.68%
VoodooJK 46 31.29%
silv3r 6 4.08%
Jeepin Dad 9 6.12%
Gkcourtney 3 2.04%
ArticRubi 7 4.76%
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Unread 01-02-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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"voodooJK" Is The Winner of the 2011 JK of the Year Contest!

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2011

JK of the Year Contest





11RUBICON

2011 UNLIMITED RUBICON

4" TERAFLEX LCG
TERAFLEX SPEED BUMPS
TERAFLEX FRONT AND REAR DRIVLINES
37" GOODYEAR MT/R KEVLAR
17" KMC XD ADDICTS
5.38 SUPERIOR GEARS
ARB DIFF COVERS FRONT AND REAR
OFFROAD EVO D44 AXLE SLEEVES AND GUSSETS
OFFROAD EVO ROCKSTAR REAR SKIDS
OFFROAD EVO FRONT LCA SKIDS
RUGGID RIDGE XHD FRONT BUMPER AND HOOP
T-MAX 10K INTERGRATED WINCH
OPTIMA BLUE TOP DEEP CYCLE STARTING BATTERY
AIRAID INTAKE
MBRP OFFROAD EXAUST
POISON SPYDER EVAP SKID
ARB CKMA12 COMPRESSOR W/ AIR UP KIT
RUGGID RIDGE WINDSHEILD LIGHT MOUNTS
WARN SDB-160 HIGH LOW BEAM LIGHTS
HID HEADLIGHT CONVERSION
HID FOGLIGHT CONVERSION
WEATHERTECH FLOOR MATS
COBRA CB WITH TERAFLEX CB MOUNT
FREEDOM TOP, SOFTTOP, SAFARI W/ DUSTER
FACTORY RUBICON SPARE TIRE COVER
FACTORY RHD STEERING CONVERSION (CUSTOM FLIP KIT)
20% WINDOW TINT
FACTORY FUEL DOOR COVER

THE STORY:

I HAD A TOYOTA BASED BUGGIE FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS, IT WAS TIME FOR A NEW CHAPTER IN LIFE.
MY WIFE AND I TRADED IN THE TOW RIG (05 SUPERDUTY 6.0), SOLD THE TRAILER AND BOUGHT THIS
LOADED RUBICON UNLIMITED.
I PARTED OUT THE TOYOTA SOLD WHAT I COULD AND GAVE THE REST AWAY TO MAKE ROOM IN THE GARAGE.
WE USED THE MONEY THAT I MADE ON THE TOYOTA TO FUND THIS BUILD. IT HAS BEEN REALLY FUN AND STRESSFULL
BUT AS YOU CAN SEE I THINK IT TURNED OUT OK FOR WHAT I HAD TO WORK WITH.
EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE I DID MY SELF IN MY 2 CAR GARAGE OVER A 4 DAY PERIOD.
SINCE I HAVE FINISHED THIS STAGE OF THE BUILD I HAVE NOTICED A FEW FLAWS IN THE BUILD, I FIRST STARTED
WITH 4.88 GEARS.... BAD IDEA! MPG WENT SOUTH REALLY BAD AND DRIVABILITY WAS HORRIBLE. I SINCE REGEARED
IT AGIAN WITH 5.38'S AND WE ARE MUCH HAPPIER WITH THE DRIVABILITY AND MPG.
I AM STILL FINE TUNING EVERYTHING TO MAKE IT WORK THE WAY I WANT IT TO.

THERE IS MORE TO COME BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR NOW......

(edited by request)








Rocky Clymer

Mods:
OME 2.5 in HD lift (neted 3.2 in)
OME Nitrocharger shocks
35 in KM2s on American Racing Mojave Teflon Black rims 17x8
Gorilla locking lug nuts (narrow and black)
Bushwhacker flat fenders f/r
ARB air lockers front and rear
NV241OR t-case
4.88 Yukon gears f/r
Power Tank OBA
JKS adj track bar front and rear
JKS spring retainers
TeraFlex rear upper CsA
Rock Krawler front upper CAs
Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper
Warn M8000 winch
Warn winch accessory pack
Olympic Rock Sliders
Body Armor rear bumper and tire carrier
Terraflex S/T front sway bar disconnect
Rugged Ridge front diff protection
AEV Nth Degree rear diff slider
AEV front axle sleeves and gussets
RCV front chrome moly axles
Misch door arm rests
Center console arm rest
Daystar dash organizer
CB Rig: Uniden and Firestick antenna
HF Rig: Kenwood TS440SAT and ALS500 amp (part-time use only)
Garmin GPS (an oldy but a goody)
One plastic Red Robin hamburger stuffed above CB for juju

Story:
I am a believer that Jeeps are built not bought - while that is an old school thought (which betrays my age)
I did buy my basic JK as a starting point. I think like Harley Davidsons, a Jeep
can then be modified to what the user wants, needs and likes best. After picking up the JK in Nov 2007
I kept the Jeep stock for the first year of wheeling to decide what I wanted and needed to run the trails I like
to be on. I am a member of the El Jebel Shrine Jeep Patrol and Red Rocks 4-Wheelers in Moab, Utah. Most of
my off-road trails are in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico or Arizona, with Moab Utah being my favorites. I volunteer
each year with the RR4W at Easter Jeep Safari and you can probably catch up with me in the registration booth
or on a trail.









molshove

(edited by request!)
Vehicle:
2008 Unlimited Rubicon - 6 speed transmission, 4.10 gears
Suspension:
Teraflex 3" coil springs
Teraflex bump stop extensions
Teraflex 9550 shocks and steering stabilizer
BDS adjustable front lower control arms
BDS Adjustable rear lower Control Arms
Steering:
Currie HD Tie Rod
EVO Drag Link Flip Kit
Moog HD Drag link end
Teraflex Monster Track bar
BDS adjustable rear track bar

Wheels/Tires:
17" AEV Savegres
37x12.50x17 BFG KM2s
Line-X rear wheel wells
Cooper Discoverer STT Tek3s, 35x12.50x17
Stock 17" Moabs
Recovery:
Warn 9.5cti
snatch block
d rings
Teraflex tree saver
Rugged Ridge recovery strap, 30'x2"

Armor:
Poison Spyder Brawler Lite front bumper
EVO Tube Fenders
EVO Tire Carrier
River Raider full skid system
Teraflex Rockers
Poison Spyder Evap skid
ARB diff covers, front and rear
Teraflex Axle sleeve
Teraflex knuckle gusset

Accessories:
Offroad Heros cargo top
Offroad Heros fastback top
KC hilites long range 130w
Tuffy security console
Tuffy flip n lock mygig cover
Cobra 75WX CB
Teraflex CB antenna mount
3' Firestick antenna
Polk Audio DXI6500 components
Polk Audio db651s speakers
JL Audio 8" sub
Polk Audio 4-channel amp
Polk Audio 2-channel amp
MTX re-Q sound processor

Superior 5.13 gears

MBRP offroad exhaust

Story:
I bought my first Jeep a little over 2 years ago, a 1990 YJ with the carbureted 258 4.2L I6. It kept me busy for a year, and helped me learn many of the ins and outs of suspension work, and helped me learn that I should never again lay my hands on any kind of welder (you should have seen my custom fabbed rear bumper, horrible!) I bought it for $500, sold it 12 months later for about $3,500, and netted a $1,000 profit. I put this money towards the down payment on our first home (wifey promised we would get another Jeep when the time was right). My dad's lease came due on his '08 late november/early december of '10, and I made certain that Staci understood that the time was right...so we bought it out! Thanks to the YJ (and the help of JF and the knowledge of all of the members), it was pretty easy getting my hands dirty. Every bit of work was done by yours truly, with the occasional helping hand of a mechanic I have made good friends with in my service department (I'm a Buick GMC dealer). If it weren't for his tools and the use of a rack at work, I'd only be 1/4 of the way into my build as compared to where I am now.

I am looking to join a group that goes for monthly outings (probably Ohio 4x4) so I can learn more about wheeling technique, and decide where I want my build to go from here - the trick is finding the free time to make it out regularly!

Thanks to all of you that have provided insight, suggestions, and your knowledge on a subject that 2.5 years ago, I knew nothing about. Mike

UPDATE: Since last february when I intially entered this contest, JF has afforded me the opportunity to learn much, much more. With your help, and with the help of my friends at Trail Quest Inc. in columbus, I learned, played, broken, learned some more, and built some more. Thanks so much for everything!









jeeperjk

Mods (optional):
LoD stubby
Smittybilt XRC
Raceline Monster Black beadlocks
Superchips
Harley mirrors
Cellphone holder
Floor mats
Superwinch LP8500
Synthetic rope
ARB snatch strap
ARB shackles (4)
Keeper Tree saver
Snatch block(s)
Hi Lift w/ mount
CB/Antenna
JKO stickers
AEV snorkel
K&N filter
Poly Performance steel Grab handles
ViAir Extreme OBA (awaiting install)
#13 Pool ball shift knob
Currie Front D60
Currie Rear D60
King coilovers
King Front bumpstops
PSC Hydro assist steering
Currie Antirock rear
MBRP exhaust
Rebel Brake upgrade
JE Reel 1350 Driveshafts
TeraFlex Drag link
Lube lockers
Currie front links
TeraFlex rear trackbar
TrailMods flares
Pitbull Rocker (41.5x13.5-17)
Clayton front long arms
Poly rear long arms
sPod
RR evap/air tank skid
RotoPax cntr/mounts
Story (optional):
This is a huge update from the setup I won JK of the Month with back in April. I was in Iraq then and for the entire 6 months I was gone, I did nothing but plan for my next build when I returned. Rebel Offroad was very helpful in putting together a badass package for me to change my Jeep into and I've very pleased with how it's turning out. I still need to get my ViAir kit installed as I'm too freakin' busy nowadays to get to it, but it won't be long now.






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Mods:
Suspension:

6 1/2” TeraFlex Lift (4” springs and 2 ½” BB spacers)
Currie Weld-on Front Track Bar Bracket
TeraFlex H.D. Adjustable Front Track Bar
Poly Performance Rear Track Bar Frame Brace
TeraFlex Adjustable Rear Track Bar Bracket
TeraFlex H.D. Forged Rear Track Bar
TeraFlex Steering Brace and Flip Kit Upgrade
Rock Krawler H.D. Tie Rod with Moog Tie Rod Ends
Skyjacker Drop Pitman Arm
Redneck Ram Hydro Assist
PSC Steering 12” Heat Sink Cooler
Currie Front Antirock Swaybar
JKS Front Adjustable Bump Stops
Rock Krawler Rear Coil Spring Wedges
TeraFlex Spring Retainers
Off Road Evolution HD Swaybar EndLinks on rear
Off Road Evolution Front Control Arm Skids
Off Road Evolution Rock Star Rear Control Arm Skids and Shock Relocators

Drive-train:

JE Reel 1310 C.V. HD Front and Rear Driveshafts
Yukon 5.13 Ring and Pinion
RCV Performance CV Front Axle Shafts
Spyderlock Beadlocks 17"x9"
40"x13.5"x17" Goodyear MTRs
6” Crown Stainless Steel-Braided Brake Lines
Hawk Front Performance Brake Pads
Riddler Differential Covers
Off-Road Evolution Front Axle "C" Gussets
Off Road Evolution Magnum 44 Front Axle Sleeves
Rock Krawler Front Axle Truss
Engine/Performance:
AirRaid Cold Air Intake
AirRaid Synthamax Filter
AirRaid Pre-filter
Dodge Viper Throttle Body
Diablosport Trinity Tuner
B&M Transmission Cooler
Granatelli Motorsports MPG/Plus Performance Spark Plug Wires
Gibson Stainless Cat-back Exhaust System
Benchmark Designs Dual Battery Tray
Benchmark Designs Smart Battery Isolator
Benchmark Designs Dead Short 500A Winch Fuse
Dual DieHard Platinum Marine Batteries
Benchmark Designs Rockcrawler Oil Pan

Exterior:

Off Road Heros Fastback Soft Top
SpiderWeb Shade Top
Offroad Evolution ¼ Pounder Front Winch Bumper
Smittybilt XRC 10 Comp Series Winch w/ Synthetic Line
Viking Safety Thimble
Kilby Hawse Fairlead License Plate Holder
Daystar D-Ring Isolators
Finishlinewest Stonehenge Series Rear Carrier/Bumper
Offroad Unlimited Axe and Shovel Mount
Bushwacker Flat Fender Flares
Overkill Engineering Rear Corner Armor
SchrockWorks Rock Rails
Rock Hard Transfer Case Skid Plate
Skid Row EVAC Canister Skid Plate
AEV Nth Degree Rear Diff Skid
Sylvania SilverStar Halogen Headlights
LED 3rd Brake Light
KC Windshield-mount Light Brackets
2 KC Slimlite Off-road Lights
2 KC Daylighters
KC Acrylic Covers
Rigid Industries Dually 2x2 LED Fog/Flood lights
Tantrum Vision LED Undercarriage Rock Lighting
Rugged Ridge Euro Headlight/Turn Signal Guards
Mopar Black Aluminum Gas Inlet Cover
License Plate Relocated, Stock Placement Plugged
Tuffy Door Hinge Locks
Bestop Tailgate Rack
Poly Performance Baja Rack
Two 4 Gallon Rotopax Fuel Packs
Two 2 Gallon Rotopax Water Packs
Warrior Products HiLift Hood Mount
Relocated Dual Windshield Washers
Mopar Hood Lock
Vector Hood “UFOs”, bumper replacement
PixelDecals Custom Decals – Hood and Front Fenders
Ridecraft Doorless Trail Mirrors

Interior:

Safari Straps 2” Warrior Rear Window Netting
R.J.S. Racing Equipment Rear Passenger Window Safety Netting
6 Interior Grab Handles
Tuffy Overhead Console w/ CB installed
Cobra 29 CB w/NOAA and Bluetooth
Garmin 7200 GPS
Master Lock Wireless Hitch Backup Camera System
Kenwood DDX 6019 CD/DVD Head Unit
Custom 500w RockFord Fosgate/Infinity/10" JL Sub – Digital 1 Mil Farad Capacitor
Tuffy Conceal Carry Security Drawer
CoverKing Black Neoprene Seat Covers
20% Tinted Windows
Mopar Stainless Steel Entry Guards
2 Safari Straps Fire Extinguisher Holders
2 H3R MaxOut MX250R Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Safari Straps Pet Divider
Quadratec Neoprene Center Console Pad
Billet Aluminum Shifter
Off Road Evolution Transfer Case Shift Knob/Axle Tube Plug
Bestop Flex-a-trunk
Rock-Slide Engineering Tailgate Table
Rugged Ridge All Terrain Front Floor Liners
Mopar Rear Slush Floor Liner
Husky Rear Cargo Liner
RAM Industries MP3 Windshield Mount
RAM Industries Video Camera Windshield Mount
Rugged Ridge Tailgate Holder

Tools/Recovery/Safety/Other:

PowerTank PT20 CO2 Tank
60” HiLift Xtreme
HiLift Jack AEV Base
ARB Tire Puncture Repair Kit
ARB Tree Saver
ARB Snatchblock
Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag
Spare J.E. Reel front drive shaft
Spare stock rear axle shafts
Spare unit bearing set
20’ Trucker Chain
Axe, Hatchet, Shovel
Med Kit
Military Spec Waterproof Nightvision Case for tools
Air and Hand Tools

The Wish List:

Rebel Offroad Brake Upgrade
Rock Hard Gas Tank Skid Plate
Portable or Onboard Welder

Story:

Purchased Rubicon-stock in Dec 2006, right off the showroom floor. I was 10 min earlier arrival than a guy who waited at a side table to buy the same JK. I took it.

It's been 5+ years of building to create the ideal DD, trail running, rock crawling, camping JK; and it does it all very well. Thanks









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.










Joevacs

I have a 2010 JKU Rubicon,
4" Zone lift,
5:13 Yukon gears,
Black Rock wheels,
35x12.5x17 Nitto TrailGrapplers,
Superchip Flashpak,
Poly Performance ball joints, gussets, and sleeves, and rear shock mount skids,
Rusty's Offroad front, lower control arms, and evap skid,
Hardrock front bumper,
Olympic, Smuggler rear bumper,
Warn Powerplant HD,
Masterpull synthetic winch cables,
Roto-Pax first aid kit and water jug,
Cobra CB/weather radio,
Warn 3.5" fog lights
Tom Woods front driveshaft










VoodooJK

(edited by request)
Exterior mods and armor:

voodoofab, custom, homemade, whatever you call it front winch stubby bumper
voodoo rear bumper with tire swing, Hi Lift Jack and gas can mounts
Xenon narrow flares
Daystar Hood Wranglers
Bestop bikini
Hella 1000 lights with clear lense covers on voodoo light brackets
Hella 500 lights with lense covers
Light Force 140 driving lights with yellow filters
Light Force 170 off road lights
Powertank 10lb CO2 system
HalGuard clean agent fire extinguisher
pixeldecals flat black OEM replacement decals
Voodoo modified Rubicon rock sliders
Rock Hard JK harness bar and 6 point harness
Rotopax fuel, water and first aid containers

Drivetrain, suspension and wheels/tires:

ATX Slab bead lock rims 17x9
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Kevlars 40x13.50R17
Daystar 1" body lift
Bilstein 5100 shocks
Rock Krawler 3.5" springs
Rock Krawler rear coil correction wedges
JKS adj. track bars
Rokmen adj. lower control arms
Teraflex extended braided brake hoses
Rancho steering satbilizer
voodoo raised steering stabilizer bracket
extended front and rear OEM swaybar links
Teraflex inner front axle sleeves
Off Road Evolution upper and lower "C" gussets
Riddler diff covers
5.38 re-gear
Magnaflow muffler relocated under driver seat
Poly Performance Senergy ball joints
Rock Solid Performance sector shaft brace

Interior, recovery gear:

Superwinch Epi 9.0 with synthetic line
ARB shackles, tree saver and snatch strap
48" Hi-Lift Jack
voodoo OBA
Cobra 75 with Tiger antenna
AEV ProCal
Daystar switch panel and switches
Mopar grab handles front/rear, rears are modified to bolt to bar
Mopar slush mats

I am probably forgetting misc. things and have tools, emergency items and more recovery gear stored under the seats. I am planning on doing several mods over the coming months as funds and time allow, but the family wheels and/or camps almost every weekend over the summer. Every mod and maintenance is done by me. I'm planning to do trans. cooler, axles, driveshafts, ram assist, ball joints, HD tie rod, fabricate some voodoo sliders and axle trusses, etc...

Story: In 2006 I test drove an Unlimited Sport. The dealership didn't have many in stock and wouldn't budge on sticker price. I didn't NEED it, so I decided to wait. In 2008, the '09s were on the lot, carmakers were asking for bailout money and LOTS of 08's were still on the lot. I picked a Rubi from what they had on hand with a 34k sticker, got them down to 28k with rebates and drove it home. I installed some 1" Teraflex front spring spacers and drove it over the winter. In the summer I started building my bumpers, installed a 2.5" lift, some used 37" tires and have been wheeling it while building it a little at a time since...






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07 Jk X
4.5 R.E Long arm with 2 inch Pucks and RElocated Spring Buckets Moddified link with Ballistic Fab Joints all around
Stretched 8.5 inchs
Front: Chevy King Pin D60 With 7.17s and Full Spool
Rear: Chevy D70HD with 7.17s and Full Spool
Steering : Full Hydro with Psc Ram and orbital valve
Winch : 8274 warn
T-case: 5.0:1 Atlas II
Tires: Farmer Apple 18.4x16.1 (45x18.4r 16.1)
Xeon Flat Fenders

Jk Started out as my DD in 07 After one week i Stared mods arbs and 5.13 and 2 inch budget boost and 38.5 boggers while awating on my Back ordered 4.5 inch RE long arm wich came in about 2 months later Wheeled it for about a year and did the spyntech free wheel hubs and wheel it more. broke my tcase twice and me front ring and pinion 4 times and rear axles houseing and gear 1 time along with a broken 5 speed After the last time i drove it on one more trip and broke a front ujoint replaced it and desided it needed somthing bigger so i started taering down my Hunting Buggy as the leaf sprung 83 chevy was beating the crap outa me any ways and figured a nice ride of the coils would be the way to go and it became the Moster it is to day










Jeepin Dad

Mods:
Engine/Driveline:
Tom Woods 1310 Rear Drive Shaft
Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch

Suspension/Tires:
2" Black Diamond BB w/Shocks
Front 4dr Rubicon Front springs
Front JKS Adjustable Trackbar
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

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
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
Bestop Safari Top

Story:
After 4 years it is still the "little Jeep that could". It is still only has a Budget Boost and after 90k miles on it 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 driver without much complaint, this past year it has also been doing tow vehicle duty hauling our popup camper across PA on numerous trips. This past year I installed a new clutch, Yellow Top, starter and a upgraded to a Heavy Duty Rock Krawler tie rod with Moog rod ends. I also got new set of 33" tires put on and by the time these 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.


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Gkcourtney

2008 jk unlimited Rubicon
front and rear lockers, electronic sway bar disconnects, six inch teraflex suspension lift, fox reservoir shocks, 456 gears, 325x60 nitto grapplers on 20" rockstar rims, custom drive shafts, chromolly axles, front and rear custom expedition bumpers full mbrp exhaust, kc lights.....
Story is.....my two year old boy likes,riding in mommas yellow jeep.....sometimes we take the road less traveled to the grocery store









ArticRubi

Engine/Performance:
RIPP Gen II Supercharger
RIPP long tube headers
MBRP catback exhaust
Flowmaster Hushpower resonator
Diablosport Tuner

Driveline/Rolling:
Superior 4.88 gears
Evo front axle sleeves
Evo inner C gussets
XD Monster 18x9” rims
Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.5” meats

Suspension/Steering:
Rock Krawler 3.5” X-Factor: LCA’s, UCA’s, Track Bars, Springs, Sway Bar Links
Rock Krawler Steering package: Drag link flip, gusseted front track bar bracket, steering stabilizer relocated

Recovery:
Poison Spyder rock brawler front and rear bumpers
OR-Fab tire carrier
Warn 9.5cti winch
Uniden CB, Firefly antenna
A good collection of ARB stuff, tree saver, snatch strap, block and pulley, cable damper, shackles, ect…

Cosmetic:
Wild Boar fastback hardtop
Wild Boar fastback cargo rack
Did my own take on the black grill mod, some say “eye shadow,” I prefer “black eyes”

I’m pretty new to the Jeep world. I sold my ’05 Tacoma back in July, and found my Jeep in August. It’s a white ’08 Rubicon, 2-door, 6 speed, located it on Autotrader at a Jeep dealership about an hour away with only 8,600 miles on the odometer. Went to see it and cut them a check that day, how often do you find an ’08 Rubi with that kind of miles? Took it out and wheeled it with a buddy the next weekend, and as you can see from the build sheet I was bit by the bug pretty bad. First thing I did was recovery items, then lifted and put the rims and tires on. Gears and upgraded axles were quick to follow, but I was still dissatisfied with the power so after waffling on the RIPP/Hemi swap idea for a bit, I decided to go with the RIPP supercharger. Cost:benefit for a 5.7 Hemi just seemed to be a bit difficult to justify with basically a new motor in my rig.

Still have a few items on my short list, as snow sets in up here in New England will be doing most of this stuff in the spring: River Raider full skids, flat fenders, upgraded rocker protection, hydro assist steering, some Wood’s driveshafts, dual batteries, aux lighting, OBA, and a custom electrical panel/switches to handle all of the auxiliaries. Also have a couple of “should haves” I intend on taking care of sometime in the next year: swapping rims for some 17” bead locks, lighter tires will stay on 35” though, selling off the PSC bumpers and fabricating some of my own, mostly to recess the winch between the frame rails to give the intercooler and radiator some more breathing room, also some DIY gratification.









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Voted.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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It's weird to see my jeep on here, it has changed alot since those pictures were taken a year ago.

I how have added:

Warn CTI winch
RCV front shafts
Custom grille hoop and stinger
Warn rear bumper that I customized alittle
Drake hood pins
Custom .288 wall rear driveline
Beefed up the front drive line
PSC DIY sliders
Offroad evo rockstar skids
Front skids


I have broken:

5 front shafts
2 front lockers
Front and rear Tera Flex drivelines
Heater core
Abs line
Hub bolts
2 lower ball joints
2 rear shocks
Drivers side mirror
Bent drag link
Bent tie rod end


It's been quite a good year. Thank you all for your votes

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Helluva nice line up of JKs here. Good luck to all and thanks to everyone who participates!
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Unread 01-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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Definitely a great list of rigs and stories. Good luck all!!!
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I make it a point to vote every month but there is no way I can decide with the AMAZING collection of rigs for JKOTY! Good luck to all though.
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damn this is a tough vote.
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What a bunch of great JK's
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What a bunch of great JK's
True and also a great bunch of Jeepers to web wheel with! Good luck to everyone!

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Oh man, wish I could have gotten my updated specs/pics in Oh well - good luck guys, my vote goes to Voodoo
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I edited "molshoves" entry with the information he provided
If any other contestants would like to edit their entries you can PM me and I will make the changes.
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Edit for Voodoo too
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