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post #1 of 36 Old 07-22-2013, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Dealer already had bumper end caps off. Thanks, guys.



That color just kept calling me.



Bordello red seats.



My first Jeep.



I kept my 2012 Sahara 9 months and it was only fitting that it gave birth to a Rubicon. My wife and I had been living in Bangkok and I returned in 2010 to go to work while she finished out her teaching contract. I had bought a honking big extended cab GMC Sierra 1500 pickup truck after I came back to the states. It was a fun truck and I put almost 25,000 miles on it exploring New Mexico. However, my wife is short and just couldnít handle the big thing on Santa Fe streets. Iíll admit it was like driving an aircraft carrier.

So, I traded it in on a GMC Terrain (her car). While at the GMC dealership I mentioned that I wanted a Jeep. The sales lady said she had a friend at a Jeep dealer down in Albuquerque and could get one for me. I went online looking for a yellow Jeep and it was brought up to Santa Fe the next day. It was overpoweringly bright but the color grew on me. However, it definitely needed some contrast rather than being all Dozer. A week after I bought it we moved to Kansas for my new job. The windshield was cracked on the way to Kansas (less than 500 miles on it) and I watched as it extended halfway across the windshieldÖbummer!

I did like you guys suggested; drive it for a while and cruise this forum until I figure out what I need/want. I had decided on a stock Rubicon JK and mod it or a 10th Anniversary that would require less mods. The 10th Anniversary won out.

Iíve had it two days now and thought it appropriate that I transfer my stubby antenna, ultimate floor liners and VPD trash can and cup holder from the Sahara to the Rubicon. Notice the body color top? Normally I would have wanted a black top for contrast. However, the Anvil color looked good. I did notice that the window sticker said the top was black so I asked the salesman about it. Mine originally had a black top but a guy getting another 10 A wanted a black top so they switched. It was alright as I wound up with a body color top which normally costs $1,700 plus for the $595 cost of a black top.

Know whatís coming next?

Iím not telling, ha, ha!


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post #2 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 01:28 PM
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Wait.. what??? AND your in NM? I'm originally from Houston, but moved here back in '06.. I'm in SW ABQ, and got our 10A (and the 2010 JKUR prior) from Casa. I'm crawling your thread (since you found mine). Maybe we can bounce ideas back and forth.. looking forward to your build up..

And by the way.. same thought went through my head.. I was going to have the dealer swap the matching top to a black top, but that would mean the fenders would have to get changed out as well. After staring at it for a while, it grew on me, and told them I would take it as-is..

*edit* never mind.. missed the part about you moving to Kansas...

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post #3 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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No I'm in Kansas now for my job. Probably wouldn't choose to live here other than that. We were planning on going back to NM (ABQ) at some point but they don't pay squat for teachers and I need my wife to make a lot so I can mod this Jeep!

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post #4 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 03:35 PM
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...I need my wife to make a lot so I can mod this Jeep!
Oh so thatís how itís done. Iíll need to find some kind of magic potion though to feed my wife; she hates my Jeep.

I actually like the Anvil (hope thatís the correct name of the paint) with the body color top. Normally I wouldnít but thereís something about that color that makes it look right.
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Oh so thatís how itís done. Iíll need to find some kind of magic potion though to feed my wife; she hates my Jeep.

I actually like the Anvil (hope thatís the correct name of the paint) with the body color top. Normally I wouldnít but thereís something about that color that makes it look right.
I had the same thoughts, and so does a lot of our friends and coworkers.. they say something like "that color... it's different, but I like it".

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Already had a girl give me the thumbs up for my Jeep!

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However, my wife is short and just couldnít handle the big thing
Wow, be a little bit more modest.
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post #8 of 36 Old 07-24-2013, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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post #9 of 36 Old 08-17-2013, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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A few more cosmetic items. Should have winch on next weekend. Also bedlining grille and adding mesh this weekend.

Rugged Ridge Lamp Guards



Door Sill Guards



Rampage Hood Locks



Stubby Antenna



Billet Locking Fuel Cap


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Bedlined grille and added mesh.

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Never mind found this thread.....dealership cut the bumper down
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Can you shoot another pic of the grill (from another angle) it's hard to see the contrast between it and the anvil? BTW this is Shane from the FB 10A page.
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Soon as I get home.

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Never mind found this thread.....dealership cut the bumper down
No they didn't cut it down. The ends are removable. You can stick them back anytime.

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I really do love that colour! Why didn't you go red with the mesh though? I expected that for sure with all the other accents!
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