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JLC08JK 02-24-2014 11:15 PM

(Walle) Is The Winner of The February 2014 JK of the Month Contest!
:woot: It's That Time Again :woot:
The February 2014
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:
:2thumbsup: Starts Now :2thumbsup:


2010 Rubicon fully loaded (got a screaming deal on it or I'd have bought another "X")
Its main purpose is rocks, this is my 3rd JK in a little over a year first was mainly built that I finished off the last 2 were basically stock and I built. This one I have built bumpers, rack, fenders, armor, light mounts, and on, on, on...basically built it from ground up.
I don't have a shop or have a store but fabricate for myself and others off an on..nothing was bought as far as build this is built from Steele not sponsored or given to me...

2010 Rubicon loaded
- Raceline bead locks
- Toyo 37" mt
- Fox 2.0 custom tuned
- Ten factory Chromoly shafts
- K&N intake
- synergy sleeves
- Synergy gussets
- Artec trusses front and rear
- Synergy ball joints
- Ten factory chromoly shafts
- HID headlight conversion

Custom stuff I built
- Custom Exhaust before axle dump
- relocated evapo canister
- relocated shock mounts (front out 2" up 1.5" rotated mount 90*, Rear raised 1.5")
- chopped rear LCA brackets and raised
- custom sleeved rear lower control arms
- custom tube for relocating rear shock reservoirs
- custom spring retainers
- front fenders
- rear corner armor
- rear tire mount
- rear wall
- axe mount
- hi lift mount
- slider tubes
- grill chopped cj mod
- dual ridgid mounts
- front bumper
- rear bumper
- winch plate
- rear led dust lights
- custom led rock lights
- custom rear panels to cover back
- rear flush mount led taillights (another vendor stole my idea)
- custom front turn signals
- custom rear panels for tire carrier
- rewired lockers for independent control
- removed electric sway bar and put manual on
- grill slat insert
- led interior lights
-TV's in headrests for kids


MetalCloak 3.5" Dual Rate Springs, MetalCloak front Trackbar, MetalCloak
front lower control arms, MetalCloak Heavy Duty tie rod with 1 ton ends,
SOLID diff covers, Extended brake lines, AFE high tuck Catback exhaust,
custom front driveshaft, Smittybilt XRC8 winch with synthetic line, JCR
Front Stubby Dagger Stinger Winch Bumper, 10" led lightbar, PIAA spot
lights, ARB air locker rear, Aussie locker front, ARB OBA, SPOD, Smittybilt
SRC rocker armor, Smittybilt XRC fender flares, 4.88 Yukon gears, 35" BFG
tires, 17" Pro Comp wheels, Uniden CB radio, Firestick antennae, stubby
radio antennae.
I have installed everything on my Jeep except the gears and rear locker. It
has been fun learning how to work on my Jeep and being able to help other
people work on theirs. I also started an offroad group in Dec 2012 which is
totally free to join and we plan trips just about every weekend. We have
been very successful in getting people together to offroad. We have seen
groups as big as 27 trucks and plan to continue doing our charity work for
Wounded Warriors and Toys for Tots. Back to the Jeep, its Sahara Tan, it's a
2012 Sport. I started with a Sport on purpose, there is a sense of
satisfaction to be able to take the lowest end vehicle and make it perform
as well as you can make it perform. That is why I am jealous of people who
can weld and engineer parts for their vehicle. Anyone who spends time
measuring, designing, cutting, grinding, fitting, welding a part for their
Jeep deserves to win. Anyone with 60000 extra dollars can have a Jeep built,
not just anyone can build one.


4" Currie Suspension
Upper and Lower Johnny Joint adjustable control arms
Progressively wound coil springs,
Front urethane bump stop kit
Rear bump stop spacers
rear coil spring retaining kit
Stainless braided extended brake line kit
TeraFlex tuned Fox Racing 2.0 Long Travel Shocks w/ Remote Reservoirs
TeraFlex Front and Rear Speedbumps
37x12.50R17 Cooper Discoverer STTs
17x9.5 Raceline Monster Beadlocks
JKS Front Track bar & Sector Shaft Reinforcement Kit
ANTIROCK® Front Sway Bar
ANTIROCK® Rear Sway Bar
Spiderweb Shade
Offroad Heroes Fastback Top
TruckLite LED Replacement Headlights
LED lights w/ KC light mounts
RROR Evap Canister Skid
Adams 1310 Front and Rear Driveshafts
Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan, Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate
ACE sliders
TeraFlex HD Hinged Carrier and Adjustable Spare Tire Mounting Kit w/ Hinged Carrier Accessory Mount and Hi-Lift RotopaX Mount
ACE Narrow fenders
48” Hi-Lift jack
aFe throttle body spacer
aFe y-pipe
aFe hi-tuck exhaust
ARB Recovery Kit
Cobra 75 WX ST CB w/ Firestick
MetalCloak JK Frame-Built Steel Base w/ fairlead
Superwinch EPi 9.0 w/ synthetic line and Factor 55 ProLink Loaded Thimble
PSC BFH rear bumper w/ shackle tabs
PSC Rear Crusher Corners w/ TruckLite clear LED tail lights and reverse lights

Front Axle
Dana 44
5.13 Superior gears
RCV Shafts
TeraFlex tuned Fox Racing 2.0 steering stabilizer
Synergy Suspension Ball Joints
Synergy Suspension HD tie rod
Synergy Suspension HD flipped drag link
Synergy Suspension Track Bar Relocation Mount
Custom front axle truss
Ballistic Fabrication Diff Cover
TeraFlex Sleeves
TeraFlex Track Bar (trussed)

Rear Axle
Dana 44
5.13 Superior gears
Superior Shafts
Artec Truss
Teraflex Monster HD rear trac bar
Rock Krawler Track Bar Relocation Bracket
Ballistic Fabrication Diff Cover


This is Dirty Gerty. She is a 2012 JKU. I purchased her brand new in October of 2011. I started saving up and started building her in April of 2012. Things have slowed with the addition of our little man, but I still drive her daily. I have emptied every pocket, and this is where she is today. Thanks for looking! Cheers!

I am sure I am leaving out some smaller mods and accessories, but here is what I can think of.



This is my 2008 JKR that I'm submitting to JKOTM. I started in Jeeps when my Dad bought his 1999 XJ with the upcountry option brand new and he still has it with 270,xxx miles with no rebuilds. That thing has taken my family everywhere and I decided that I wanted that out of my vehicle too so I started with a 1994 YJ which I quickly decided wasn't for me because of the rough ride and bazooka holes and then bought a TJ which I kept for about two years until I saw the new JK and knew that I just had to have it. I saved up working on Dodge Neons and other various cars doing transmissions and other odd jobs until I had the cash and then flew down to Raleigh to get it and drove it up to DC and then home with my mother on a road trip. I left it stock for 2 years to pay it off and then bought a RC stubby hybrid bumper and XRC 8 with synthetic line to make the front more appealing and lose that stupid plastic bumper. It has taken me everywhere I wanted to go including Moab as a stock Rubi. While there I broke an inner shaft and had to 3-wheel out of rusty nail (I know, I know, experienced drivers only but hey, I'm young and dumb). It's also taken me to many mines and ghost towns which are my true passions, many in CO, some in other places. I apologize I have no up to date pictures of the Jeep but I just wanted to submit a stock form one and others showing where it has taken me and my favorite state to wheel/live in, CO. Hope you enjoyed reading about it and enjoy the pictures even more. Future upgrades I want to do include nemesis rockers and eventually replace my clockspring (I'll be doing a write up by the end of March). Best of luck to everyone!


The other upgrades I've done include:

~16/59 Unlimited Springs which keep the factory rake but raise me just high enough (1.5" all around)

~255/80/17 KM2s (Love these in all terrain)

~Superchips Flashcal

~KC Apollo Pro Driving Lights/Smittybilt Light Tab Mounts (Had to rewire and make homemade gaskets to protect the paint)

~2014 JKR Wheels with the newer style TPMS

There it is :thumbsup:
It took some work but we got another great group for this month!
Good Luck To All Of You :PopCorn:

cyberpyrot 02-25-2014 06:16 AM

I was left out. Guess I will do it next month :D

222Doc 02-25-2014 06:35 AM

i voted for our local guy.

bhoch 02-25-2014 06:36 AM

For having only 4 JKs in it, I thought this would have been easier to select one.
Nice builds everyone!

BlkOpsRubi 02-25-2014 06:55 AM

Gotta give the vote to the 2 door. The others are nice, just two too many doors. :peaking:

442Wrangler 02-25-2014 07:28 AM


Originally Posted by cyberpyrot (Post 20693081)
i was left out. Guess i will do it next month :d

No hard feelings :rofl:

442Wrangler 02-25-2014 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by BlkOpsRubi (Post 20693529)
Gotta give the vote to the 2 door. The others are nice, just two too many doors. :peaking:


cyberpyrot 02-25-2014 07:32 AM


Originally Posted by 442Wrangler (Post 20694185)
No hard feelings :rofl:

good thing I was left out or I would haver been beating ***** this month :D

HOKIES2010 02-25-2014 08:10 AM

Had to go with the guy that has never heard that he can buy stuff already put together.

Maertz 02-25-2014 08:39 AM

always have to vote for the diy fab guy...(travis)

442Wrangler 02-25-2014 09:30 AM

Don't forget TJOTM

awinski 02-25-2014 10:45 AM

hard choice between walle and brute for me

JLC08JK 02-25-2014 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by cyberpyrot (Post 20693081)
I was left out. Guess I will do it next month :D

So Sorry!
I totally foregot that you wanted me to use your past entry.
I can add you in now or we can just wait :dunno:
It would be best if you send an email reminder in the future so I see it when I'm putting the contest together :thumbsup:

cyberpyrot 02-25-2014 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by JLC08JK (Post 20702129)
So Sorry!
I totally foregot that you wanted me to use your past entry.
I can add you in now or we can just wait :dunno:
It would be best if you send an email reminder in the future so I see it when I'm putting the contest together :thumbsup:

no worries bud im in it for the entertainment factor all the chicks dig me for my hot body..

ferninaz 02-25-2014 01:37 PM

Thanks for the Votes, whoever has voted for me. I appreciate it.

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