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Winner
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:washme: JK of the Year Contest :washme:


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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CONGRATULATIONS
:trophy1: molshove :trophy1:
you're the
:highfive: WINNER :highfive:
of the
January 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Mods:

Driveline
3.8L V6 - allllll motor :rolleyes::laugh:
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

5.13 Superior Gears
Front D44, with Teraflex inner axle sleeve and upper C gussets
ARB Diff Cover
Rear D44, heavily welded differential after breaking stock plug welds
ARB Diff Cover
MBRP Offroad exhaust

Suspension/Steering
Frankenlift -
3" Teraflex springs
BDS front lower flex arms
BDS rear lower flex arms
BDS rear upper flex arms
Offroad Evolution Drag link flip kit
Moog Drag Link End (dodge 3500)
Currie HD Tie Rod
Synergy Ball Joints
Teraflex Monster Front Track Bar
BDS adjustable rear track bar
Teraflex rear trackbar relocation bracket (at axle)
Teraflex Steering Stabilizer
Teraflex VSS 9550 Shocks

Wheels/Tires:
AEV 17" Savegre (black)
BFG KM2 37x12.50x17

Recovery:
Warn 9.5CTI
Snatch black
(2) 30 ft straps
extra D rings
48" hi-lift
Tree saver

Armor:
River Raider full skid system
Poison Spyder evap skid
Poison Spyder BFH rear bumper
Poison Spyder brawler lite front bumper
Offroad Evolution tube fenders
Offroad Evolution fender mounted swingaway tire carrier
Teraflex rock sliders

Accessories:
Offroad Heros dual tops (slant back and cargo top)
Tuffy flip-n-lock Mygig cover
Tuffy Security deck enclosure
Cobra 75WX CB radio w/ 3' firefly antenna
Teraflex tailgate CB antenna mount
Weathertech Digital fit floor liners, 1st, 2nd, cargo area
KC Hilites 130w long range mounted to rugged ridge windshield brackets
Rugged Ridge dual battery tray
Two Sears Diehard Marine batteries
Teraflex grab straps
Daystar hood wranglers

Audio:
MTX re-Q sound processor
Polk Audio components in-dash
Polk Audio speakers in roll bar
JL audio 8" shallow mount sub in factory enclosure
Polk audio 4-channel amp
Polk Audio mono channel amp

STORY

My 1990 YJ was the gateway to my addiction to everything that is Jeep, and the introduction to this wonderful forum that has afforded me the courage to learn to tool on my own vehicle, as well as the opportunity to learn, and meet some great folks in the process. I began my build at my dealership, where I am a sales manager and have access to our service department, and a few of the techs tools. After building past the basic suspension/bumpers phase, I started playing on different trail rides with the guys at Trail Quest. Growing my confidence as a driver, and breaking parts one by one, I moved my build over to Trail Quest Inc, a Jeep specific shop in Central Ohio. Two of my good friends run this shop, and put up with my shenanigans - They live and breathe everything CJ, YJ, TJ, but only had limited experience with the JK before I started showing up, using their tools, and making them conform to the words of the ever-powerful internet :) Stefan and John have helped me to learn a great deal more as far as tooling goes, and my build continues in the way of their daily business. My wife jokes (I think) that I should pay rent out there, and visit home every now and then for fun :) Thanks for your participation in my build and helping to keep this great website alive!




 

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:trophy1: BlkOps2011 :trophy1:

You're the Winner
of theFebruary 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

Jeep:

Year & Model: 2011 JK Wrangler Rubicon Call of Duty Edition

Engine: Stock - 3.8 Liter V6

Transmission: Stock - 6 Speed Manual

Transfer Case: Stock Rubicon - Rock-Trac Heavy Duty

Front Axle: Stock Rubicon - Dana 44 Heavy Duty

Rear Axle: Rubicon stock - Dana 44 Heavy Duty

Gear Ratio: Rubicon stock - 4:1

Mods:

Suspension Lift: Rock Krawler 2.5" max travel w/ RRD Racing Shocks Front and Rear, RC Dual Steering Stabilizer

Wheels & Tires: 35x12.50R17 Goodyear Wrangler MTR w/ Kevlar on Pro Comp Alloy Flat Blk, 17x9, 5x5 bolt, 4.75 Back Space Rims

Recovery Tools: Warn M8000 Winch w/synthetic line, Recovery bag w/ shackles, straps, snatch block, shovel, etc., Hi-Lift Jack

Armor: PSC Brawler Lite Front Bumper, Rear Brawler Bumper w/ swing mount, Body Armor, Rocker Knockers w/ sliders, Skid Plates, Aluminum flat fenders

Exhaust: RIPP LT SS headers, MBRP Off-road SS Exhaust w/ Flow Master Resonator

Accessories: PIAA Fog Lights, Wet Okole seat covers, Safari Straps full cage cargo net, RR Tube Doors, Billet Shift Knobs

Our Story:

To celebrate an empty nest and 25 years of marriage we decided to gift ourselves with a new 2011 JK. We both had jeeps before we married, had jeeps together, and then went Jeepless for a few years to raise kids. We wanted a Rubicon and loved the stealth markings of the COD. Our mods were meant to be dual purposed, making it capable off road but keeping it stable and comfortable on road. We can't claim to be the most active and productive contributors to the Jeep Forum (haven't taken the time to document mods)… but we CAN claim to passing on the love of Jeeps and Four Wheeling to the next generation; 3 of our kids now own Jeeps (1 GC, 2 Rubis)!







 

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You're the
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March 2012
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2010 JK Wrangler Sport

3.8 Liter V6 Automatic

Dana 30 Front Axle:

RCV Axle Shafts, Teraflex Sleeve & Gusset, ARB Air Locker, 4.88 G2 Gears, Bluetorch Diff Cover (Mango Tango), Tom Woods 1310 Driveshaft

Dana 44 Rear Axle:

US Alloy Chromoly Shafts, ARB Air Locker, 4.88 G2 Gears, Bluetorch Diff Cover (Mango Tango), Tom Woods 1310 Driveshaft

Suspension:

Pro Comp 2.5" Springs, Pro Comp Front Adj Trackbar & Brace, Pro Comp Rear Adj Trackbar Brace, JKS Quick Disconnects, Fox 2.0 3" BDS Shocks, Teraflex Steering Stabilizer, Teraflex Front Lower Control Arms, Rear Upper Control Arms

Wheels & Tires:

285/75/16 (33") BFG KM2's on Pro Comp 7069 Series 16"x8" Wheels

Recovery Tools:

Warn 9.5 TI Winch w/ 3/8" X 100' Orange Viking Winchline w/ Safety Thimble and Daystar Synthetic Rollers, Viking Tree Strap, ARB Snatch Strap, 3/4" D-Shackles

Armor and Bumpers:

Rubi Rails, Rugged Ridge RRC Rails, AEV Premium Front Bumper,

Lighting:

Rally Lights H4 Conversion, IPF 900 Driving Lights

Tops:

Stock Hard Top, Bestop Bikini, Duster, Wrap-around Windjammer

CB:

Midland 1001Z, 3' Firestik

Other Mods:

Superchips Flashpaq, Rock Hard License Relocate, Daystar Center Counsel, Mango Tango Dash Bessel, DIY Grill Mesh, Angry Eyes

I bought my first Jeep shortly after getting my first job out of college in 2010. I had always wanted a Jeep and finally had the opportunity. Within the first hour of having it I was topless and heading north for camping and had it covered in mud the next day. A couple of months later I put a lift and tires on and that was the best/worst thing I ever did. Now I can't stop upgrading it and going on any trail rides with some great people I have met along the way.





 

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CONGRATULATIONS !
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You're the Winner
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Mods:

Rock Krawler 3.5" X-factor Mid arm lift

Cut stock fender flares

River Raider Off Road Skid plates

RRoR Evap skid,

Rough Country Hybrid Stubby bumper w/ fog lights

MBRP D-ring shackle mounts

Smittybilt XRC8 winch w/ under hood solenoid mount

17x8.5" Black MB72's

35x12.50R17 Cooper Discoverer STT's

Before the Wrangler I had a 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel. The trans went out and My wife and I decided to trade it in on a new wrangler. We decided on the Rubicon. It quickly went from being my wife's daily driver/ commuter to my off road rig. I took it off road completely stock and decided I was going to get a budget boost and call it good. After some research that turned into the Rock Krawler lift. Every time I take the Jeep out I figure out something else to put on it. My wife has been getting a little tired of all the money going into the Jeep so every mod I do has been researched and done to get the Job done in the best and most affordable way. I've done that by making my own CB mounts and such, cutting my stock fenders, and picking up the burnt up XRC8 and spending $50 to rewire it and get it working again. The Jeep is one of my favorite vehicles and I can't wait to see what it looks like in a year or more!





 

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:2thumbsup: You're The Winner :2thumbsup:
Of The
May 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

PSC Front Flares, PSC Rear Flares, PSC Rocker Knockers, PSC Rear Corner Crushers, RCV Front axle shaft, Axle Sleeve's and Gusset's, 17x9 Crager soft 8 Beadlock Rims, HID Headlights, JE Reel Front Drive Shaft, Skyjacker 6" coil spring's, JKS Front and rear adjustable track bars, JKS rear swaybar links, Rock Krawler Front swaybar links, Body armor front and rear bumper /w tire carrier, Cooper 37" STT tires, XRC 8 Winch.

Story. I drove from Minnesota out to Idaho to buy this 2010 Rubicon New, it has been a fun and not very cheap hobby. Everytime I find something I want to do or crawl up that I cannot, I decide to make new upgrades. As most Jeeps this is a never ending storie, but one I am enjoying to the fullest.



 

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:congrats: Congratulations :congrats:
jeeperjk
:trophy1: WINNER :trophy1:
of the
June 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:
For those that don't remember, this is his second win in this contest!
The first was in April of 2011 in a contest that ended in a tie and went into "SUDDEN DEATH" :thumbsup:

Currie D60's front & rear, ARBs, 5.38's, JE Reel driveshafts, Rebel Coilover conversion, ViAir Dual 400c compressors, 2 gallon tank in RROR evap/air tank skid, manual switches for ARB lockers, sPod, LoD stubby with stinger front, Smittybilt XRC rear, Trail Mods flares, TeraFlex monster track bars front & rear, Rigid 10" Specter light bar, Superwinch LP8500 w/ synthetic line, Raceline Monster Black beadlocks, Pitbull Rocker 41.5x13.5-17's, AEV snorkel, PSC hydro assist, Poly Performance rear long arms, Clayton front long arms, MBRP exhaust, Currie AntiRock rear swaybar, K&N drop in

Some of you might remember me planning this build last year while I sat in Iraq. It started as a plan to put a D60 in the rear to compliment my front PR44 and run 38's for a while. I would've been just fine with that, but the fact that Goodyear decided not to produce any Kevlars in 38" and the difficulty I was having getting my hydro assist to fit my PR44 (since I wasn't there to get measurements, etc.), I decided to get D60's front and rear and just go big. The whole thing really snowballed on me. I never intended to go this big, but looking back, I'm glad I did. She's a beast, that's for sure.




 

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You're the Winner!
Of The
July 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

Engine: AEM Brute Force CAI, Truck Tough 240A High-Output Alternator, MBRP Offroad Exhaust
Suspension: Custom built TerFlex 6" Short arm kit with full FlexArms, built off of their 4" kit, TeraFlex Monster forged front and rear trackbars
Drivetrain: J.E. Reel 1530 Canyon Crawler driveshafts, G2 5.38 axle gears, custom re-built kevlar and billet racing transmission, G2 chromoly axle shafts
Bumpers/armor: Mopar Off-road bumper (custom cut to a stubby), Rugged Ridge XHD Rear with tire carrier (chopped for clearance), M.O.R.E. Evap skid, OffCamber (MBRP) Rock slider rails
Lighting/electrical: Truck-Lites 7" round headlights, Rigid industries Dually (A-pillar and stock fog location), IPCW Led Tail lights, 2 15" Lanzar OptiDrive 1532D subs on a 10000W Absolute amp, Rugged Ridge dual battery tray with 2 Optima red tops, Led entry lights, Green led "fun" lights, Cobra 29 Lx Le CB radio, custom built army green 6.5" speaker door enclosures
Recovery: Warn 9.5ti with 100' MasterPull synthetic line, Hi-Lift X-treme jack, Bubba rope, and a shovel
Tires: 37X13.50R17 Toyo Open Country M/T on 17X8.5 Method Race wheels
Other: Tuffy security tray, Tuffy overhead console, MasterCraft 5-point race harnesses, TrailMods fenders (they're coming off in the next week and being replaced with Poison Spyder Crusher flares), fire extinguisher

I got this Jeep 2 years ago... I have wanted a Jeep ever since my mom's best friend pulled up in his CJ7 when I was 8... He recently died unexpectedly and I began modifying anf upgrading the Jeep to do the same things that he told me stories about... This Jeep is a tribute to him. Thank you Mark Holland for the inspiration!



 

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CONGRATULATIONS!
:trophy1: JTPhoto :trophy1:
you're the
Winner
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:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

Mods: TF 2.5" lift with RK 3.5" front springs, AEV Premium front
bumper, 35x12.50x17 PitBull Rockers on BlackRock Viper wheels, LightForce
Stryker 170 lights, Hamsar HO LED spots.
Story: The new look after a traffic accident this summer...



 

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Congratulations!
:trophy1: Hokies2010 :trophy1:
You're the
:thumbsup: WINNER :thumbsup:
of the
October 2012
JK of the Month Contest

Mods:
Black 2011 JKU Rubicon, 6spd
5.5" RK X-Factor Plus Mid Arm (3.5") Springs
Rock Krawler RRD Shocks
Poly Performance Inner/Outer Sleeves, C-Gussets and HD Ball Joints
Poly Performance Front and Rear Driveshafts
Superior 5.13 Gears
ARB Diff Cover
Reid HD Racing Knuckles
37 x 12.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers on 17" MB72s
ACE Flat Fenders
JCR Dagger Front Stubby Stinger, Rear Stubby Bumper and Stage 2 Sliders
Warn 9.5 cti w/Synthetic line
OR-Fab Swing Away Tire Carrier w/Fuel Can mounts and 3rd Brake Light
Cobra 19 DXIV w/FireStick

Story:
I purchased my JKUR in March of 2011 and deployed to Afghanistan in Sept 2011. When I deployed the JKU was completely stock. Over the 6 months I was gone I spend countless hours here on JF reading about other member Jeeps and builds. The information and advice gained was priceless and around X-Mas I had started purchasing my mods. I redeployed home in March and began my build. It unfortunately took me longer than I had wanted to get a lot done. I had wanted to get my JKU into the Apr contest but life and work tends to slow us down. I was able to finally get my build caught up to the to the mountain of parts I had in my garage just in time for next deployment here in the beginning of Sept.




 

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Congratulations
:trophy1: ArticRubi :trophy1:
You're The Winner!
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November 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

I found this JK in August 2011, it's a 2008 and it had just 8,500 miles on it. Beautiful. I've always had go fast cars and full sized trucks but as soon as I took this thing off road I knew I was hooked. Build started very soon after with several suspension variations, and one regretful initial wheel and tire combo. I taught myself to weld on this heep and have continued pushing my limits both in the shop and on the trail. She is mostly a trailer queen these days, but still gets plenty of seat time as I usually schedule runs 2 or 3 times a month. We love getting out for a long weekend of camping and wheeling! I have her in the shop now currently undertaking a pretty significant project, hopefully I'll be finished in time to enter a JKOTM by next wheeling season!

Drivetrain:
* RIPP Gen II Supercharger
* RIPP Long Tube Headers
* Hushpower resonator
* Woods 1310 double carden drive shafts
* Front Axle: Dana 44, 4.88's, RCV's, Reid Knuckles, Synergy ball joints, Currie 1 5/8" 4130 tie rod, sleeved, gusseted inner knuckles, trussed
* Rear Axle: Dana 44, 4.88's, Ten Factory chromo shafts, trussed

Suspension:
* Rock Krawler 3.5" 3-link long arm front and rear
* 12" travel 2 5/8" RK coilovers front, 12" travel 2" RK emulsion shocks and 3.5" linear RK springs rear
* Homebrew bump stop brackets with Daystar 2" urethane bumps
* Synergy HD track bar brackets

Rolling:
* 37x12.50 Maxxis Trepador Competition Stickies
* 17x9.5" Spyderlocks @ 3.5" backspace

Armor and Recovery:
* River Raider full corners with ORO's
* River Raider sliders
* River Raider front tube fenders
* River Raider skids
* PSC Rock Brawler front and rear bumpers
* Synergy weld in roll cage
* Warn 9.5cti winch
* Cheap-o Uniden CB with a Firestick

Others:
* Wild Boar Fastback hard top...basically sits in my garage, it's way too nice for me
* Bestop soft doors
* Bestop bikini top, ripped to hell with smashed door surrounds. It's not a functional slider.
* Kenwood head unit so I can rage on the trails



 

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Congratulations!
:trophy1: GeorgiaJK07 :trophy1:
You're The
:woot: WINNER :woot:
Of The December 2012
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:

*Suspension & Tires*
Rough Country 3.5" Series II Suspension Kit
N2.0 Series Shocks
18" Moto Metal 961, Custom Painted to match
35" TOYO Open Country Tires

*Armor*
Rugged Ridge XHD Modular front bumper w/ Pre-Runner guard
Smittybilt SRC Rocker Guards
Smittybilt SRC Rear Bumper

*Recovery*
Warn 9000lb Wireless Winch

*Misc.*
Bushwacker flat flares
IPC LED Smoked Tail lights and 3rd brake light
Custom matte black decals
Hi-Jack w/ rear roll bar mount
Eyelids & Grill inserts
I bought my first jeep almost 2 years ago, I had been driving a 87 ford bronco that i was dropping money into since i was 16 just to keep it running. I enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2008 and deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in the Helmand Province in 2010-2011. Saving all the extra pay i was receiving, i returned home and purchased my first jeep in March 2011 and sold my 87 bronco severel months later for $3,500 and used every penny of it for modiifications. A wrangler was something that i was always interested in even before i could drive and when the 4 door unlimited was introduced i was determined to have one. This was a reward to myself after completing my enlistment in the USMC and its a memorial to all my brothers who have served and those who didnt make it back. We lost 17 and took hundreds wounded in action, definitely something i will never forget and my Jeep is a memorial for them. I take pride in doing all the extra mods myself here in Chattanooga, TN.


 

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Congratulations
:trophy1: Mol :trophy1:
You're the Winner
Of The
2012
:washme: JK of the Year Contest :washme:

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Mods:

Driveline
3.8L V6
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

5.13 Superior Gears
Front D44, with Teraflex inner axle sleeve and upper C gussets
ARB Diff Cover
RCV Axle Shafts
Rear D44, heavily welded differential after breaking stock plug welds
ARB Diff Cover
Alloy Chromoly Axles
MBRP Offroad exhaust

Suspension/Steering
Frankenlift -
4" Currie springs
BDS front lower flex arms
BDS rear lower flex arms
BDS rear upper flex arms
Reid HD High Steer Knuckles
Offroad Evolution Drag link flip kit
Moog Drag Link End
Currie HD Tie Rod
Synergy Ball Joints
Teraflex Monster Front Track Bar
BDS adjustable rear track bar
Teraflex rear trackbar relocation bracket (at axle)
Teraflex Steering Stabilizer
BDS VSS 9550 Shocks

Wheels/Tires:
Raceline Monster Beadlocks
Maxxis Trepador Competition Compound 37x12.50x17

Recovery:
Warn 9.5CTI
straps/snatch block/hi-lift etc.

Armor:
River Raider full skid system
Poison Spyder evap skid
Poison Spyder BFH rear bumper
Poison Spyder brawler lite front bumper
Offroad Evolution tube fenders
Offroad Evolution fender mounted swingaway tire carrier
Teraflex rock sliders

Accessories:
Offroad Heros dual tops (slant back and cargo top)
sPod
Tuffy flip-n-lock Mygig cover
Tuffy Security deck enclosure
Cobra 75WX CB radio w/ 3' firefly antenna
Teraflex tailgate CB antenna mount
Line-Xed tub
KC Hilites 130w long range mounted to rugged ridge windshield brackets
Warn 6" Fogs, bumper mounted
Rugged Ridge dual battery tray
Two Sears Diehard Marine batteries
Teraflex grab straps
Daystar hood wranglers

Audio:
MTX re-Q sound processor
Polk Audio components in-dash
Polk Audio speakers in roll bar
JL audio 8" shallow mount sub in factory enclosure
Polk audio 4-channel amp
Polk Audio mono channel amp

STORY

My 1990 YJ was the gateway to my addiction to everything that is Jeep, and the introduction to this wonderful forum that has afforded me the courage to learn to tool on my own vehicle, as well as the opportunity to learn, and meet some great folks in the process. I began my build at my dealership, where I was a sales manager (recently left the auto industry) and had access to our service department, and a few of the tech's tools. After building past the basic suspension/bumpers phase, I started developing my driving skills different trail rides with the guys at Trail Quest. Growing my confidence as a driver, and breaking parts one by one, I moved my build over to Trail Quest Inc, a Jeep specific shop in Central Ohio. Two of my good friends run this shop, and put up with my shenanigans - They live and breathe everything CJ, YJ, TJ, but only had limited experience with the JK before I started showing up, using their tools, and making them conform to the words of the ever-powerful internet Stefan and John have helped me to learn a great deal more as far as tooling goes, and my build continues in the way of their daily business. My wife jokes (I think) that I should pay rent out there, and visit home every now and then for fun Thanks for your participation in my build!



 

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Viair Super Duty On Board Air System
PSC Front Flares, PSC Rear Flares
PSC Rocker Knockers
PSC Rear Corner Crushers
RCV Front axle shaft
Axle Sleeve's and Gusset's
17x9 Crager soft 8 Beadlock Rims
HID Headlights
JE Reel Front& Rear Drive Shafts
Skyjacker 6" coil spring's
JKS Front and rear adjustable track bars
JKS rear swaybar links
Rock Krawler Front swaybar links
Body armor front and rear bumper /w tire carrier
Cooper 37" STT tires
XRC 8 Winch
Updates since May JK of The Month 2012: 42" MTR/K's, Spyder Lock beadlocks, Rockjock D60 rear, Offroadhero Combo top... Currently awaiting delivery on Rockjock D60 front, Front and rear double throwdown EVO coilover system, Fulltraction longarm system.
Story. I drove from Minnesota out to Idaho to buy this 2010 Rubicon New, it has been a fun and not very cheap hobby. Everytime I find something I want to do or crawl up that I cannot, I decide to make new upgrades. As most Jeeps this is a never ending storie, but one I am enjoying to the fullest. UPDATE: After my 1st trip to Moab this past June, and breaking a drive shaft and rear pinion, it was time to go bigger or go home... So Rockjock 60's front and rear are in order, Goodyear MTR/K 42's, a coilover system and alot of body trimming!!! Cannot wait to get back to Moab!!!!!!!!!



 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler X
Mods:

Driveline:
Coast front drive shaft
Riddler differential covers

Suspension:
Rock Krawler 2.5 Max Travel System
-High Clearance - Adjustable Lower Control Arms
-Progressive Rate Front Coils
-Bomb Proof Adjustable Front Track Bar
-Front Sway Bar Quick Disconnects
-Bomb Proof Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket
-Bilstein 5100s

Wheels/Tires:
XD Series Addicts
BFG KM2 35x12.5x17

Armor:
Poison Spyder Brawler Lite Front Bumper
Poison Spyder Evap Canister Skid
Teraflex Hinged Tire Carrier
ACE Rock Sliders

Accessories:
Rugged Ridge Snorkel
Raised Breathers
Monstalined Tub and Hinges
Smittybilt Tailgate Cover
Reupholstered Vinyl Seats
Inside of Hard Top Painted Black
Uniden Pro-520XL CB Radio and 3' Firestik Antenna
Safari Straps
Mopar Fuel Door
Recovery Straps
Quadratech Mats
AVS In-Channel Rain Guards

Story: I purchased this Jeep used on 1/23/2012 and I took it for some stock off-roading with some buddies and I was hooked. I've been dumping as much money into the Jeep as often as possibly to keep raising the capabilities. Within the year I plan to make a trip out to MOAB with my father and we will be towing our rigs down! I update my build thread on this forum step by step as I go and I hope it has inspired some of you just how some of you have inspired me. I appreciate all the continued support throughout my build and I apologize for the lack of off-roading pictures or pictures without all my mods on.



 

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Base and Factory Options:

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
3.8 Liter, V6
Automatic, and yes... 4WD
Power Convenience Group
Premium Appearance Group
Trailer Tow Package
Mopar Freedom Top
Remote Start

Mods:

Suspension and Steering:
Rock Krawler 3.5 X-Factor System (all UCA's and LCA's)
Fox Racing Shox
Synergy Suspension Front Steering Correction Kit "Drag Link Flip Kit"
JKS Quicker Sway Bar Disconnects
TeraFlex and RK Spring Retainers
RK 3" Bumpstops
RK Coil Correction Wedges

Exterior
35x12.50R15C2 - Goodyear Wrangler MTRK's
15x8 5-127 - MB 72's w/ Gorilla Locking Lug Nuts
GenRight JK Rear Tire Carrier, Aluminum
License Plate Delete
License Plate Frame "BIG BLUE"
PSC Rocker Knockers
PSC Brawler Lite w/ Plate gussets, D-link points
PSC Evap Skid
PSC Tramp Stamp
Drake's Steel Billet Hood Latches
Daystar D-link Isolators
Rugged Ridge Locking Gas Hatch Cover
Attitude Gear US Flag
Vector Off Road UFO's Tailgate Electrical Delete
Vector Off Road UFO's Tailgate Bumpstop Delete
PixelDecals.com Fender Decal

Interior
Cobra 75 WXST CB Radio w/ Cool Tech GateMount and VersaMount
3' Black Firestick Antenna
Rugged Ridge Floor and Cargo Mats
Mopar (4) Grab Handles
Mopar (4) Door Sill Guards
Mopar (4) Kicker Audio Speaker Upgrade
Custom Tail Gate Table
First Aid Kit

Under the Hood/Electronics/Lights
Tom Woods Front Driveshaft 1310
Superchip's Flashpaq Programmer
K&N Performance Intake Kit
sPOD w/ Air Gauge
Truck-Lite Headlights Phase 7's
14" CREE LED Combo, w/ custom mount
8" CREE LED Flood, w/ custom mount
K/C Highlight Slim Lights
K/C Windshield Mounts
LED Dome Lights for CAN Bus
ORO/LP6 3rd Brake Light

Tops
Mopar Freedom Top
Bestop Supertop NX w/ tinted windows
Bestop All Weather Trail Cover
Smittybilt Cargo Restraint System
Smittybilt Water Resistant Cab Cover

JF "Cheap Mods"
Flipped Rear View Mirror Mod
Convex Mirrors on A/C Vents
Grill Wire Mesh Mod
Trimmed Pinch Seam
Polyfill'd Speakers and Sub
Tailgate Exit Mod
Cargo Tie Down Mod
French Fry Catcher Mod
Car Seat Cover
Flat Black Muffler
Extended Breather Hoses
Locking Ammo Can mounted to the tub
All-in-One Jack mounted to the tub
"University of Kentucky" windshield decal - don't hate!

My "First Jeep Love Story"

At the time that I bought it, I have to admit, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Yeah yeah, we all have heard the J.E.E.P. saying; however, I am proud to say, I have found another hobby. I always wanted a Wrangler, and was intrigued by the 4 door. Being a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky, I fell in love with the color of the Deep Pearl Blue, "Kentucky Blue," JKU! At first sight I knew it was my soul-mate. Let's just say, quickly I learned beauty is much more than skin deep. Thanks to JF, I have quickly become an addict. My wife and I plan to keep Big Blue forever. Just remember to wave!




 

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport
3.6 Pentastar

Mods:

Supsension and Steering
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 Resivoirs
JKS Front Track bar & Sector Shaft Reinforcement Kit
ANTIROCK® Front Sway Bar
ANTIROCK® Rear Sway Bar

Tires
37x12.50R17 Cooper STTs

Wheels
17x9 (3.5" BS) Unique Wheels

Perfromance
aFe CAI
aFe throttle body spacer
aFe y-pipe
aFe hi-tuck exhaust

Drivetrain
Automatic Transmission
Adams 1310 Front and Rear Driveshafts

Body Armor
Rock Hard 4x4 Parts Oil Pan, Transmission & Catalytic Converter Skid Plate
ACE sliders
ACE stubby front bumper with stinger
ACE Rear bumper w/ tire carrier
ACE Narrow fenders
RROR Evap Canister Skid
Overland Motorsports Custom Corners

Recovery
48" Hi-Lift jack mounted with Jeep Swag mount
ARB Recovery Kit

Extras
Cobra 75 WX ST CB w/ Firestick
sPOD
Spiderweb Shade
TruckLite LED Headlights
LightForce 140 Lance lights w/ KC light mounts
Poision Spyder flush mount LED tailights
Rock Hard 4x4 license plate relocation

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
E-Locker
Custom front axle truss
Balistic Fabrication Diff Cover
TeraFlex Sleeves
Gussets
TeraFlex HD Monster Track Bar
TeraFlex CA Skids

Rear Axle
Dana 44
5.13 Superior gears
Superior Shafts
E-Locker
Artec Truss
Teraflex Monster HD rear trac bar
Rock Krawler Trac Bar Relocation Bracket
Balistic Fabrication Diff Cover

Future Mods in the works
Warn Zeon 10-S
Custom front bumpers
TeraFlex HD tire carrier

Story:

This is Dirty Gerty, a '12 JKU. I never understood why Jeep owners were so 'crazy' until I bought one. Now I think I am one of the craziest. I didn't realize how capable she is, until I have pushed her to her limits. I have spent a lot of time in my Jeep. She already has 25,000 miles in jsut over a year. We have been all over the state of Colorado and will be doing more Jeeping there this summer. I have learned a lot from fellow Jeep owners here on JF and here locally. Without the support and knowledge of fellow Jeep owners, She would not be what she is today!




 

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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Driveline
3.8L V6
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

Front D44, with Teraflex inner axle sleeve and upper C gussets
ARB Diff Cover
RCV Axle Shafts
E-locker wired to sPod
5.13 Superior gears

Rear D44
Welded center section
ARB Diff Cover
Alloy Chromoly Axles
5.13 G2 Gears

MBRP Offroad exhaust, modified for 12" fox shocks

Suspension/Steering
Frankenlift -

12" Fox coilovers front
Fox air bumps
Synergy coilover brackets front and rear
4" Currie springs rear
12" Fox smooth body shocks rear
BDS front lower flex arms
BDS rear lower flex arms
BDS rear upper flex arms
Reid HD High Steer Knuckles
Offroad Evolution Drag link flip kit
Moog Drag Link End
Currie 1 5/8" heat treated chomoly Tie Rod
Synergy Ball Joints
Teraflex Monster Front Track Bar
BDS adjustable rear track bar
Teraflex rear trackbar relocation bracket (at axle)
PSC hydraulic assist steering

Wheels/Tires:
Raceline Monster Beadlocks
Maxxis Trepador Competition Compound 37x12.50x17

Armor:
DELETE of factory skids and gas tank (+2.5" to belly)
Poison Spyder evap skid
Poison Spyder BFH rear bumper
Metalcloak frame built front bumper base
Offroad Evolution tube fenders
Teraflex rock sliders

Accessories:
Genright fuel cell mounted in tub
Bestop element doors with home brew aluminum skins
Home brew dual battery tie-down in tub
Offroad Heros cargo top
sPod
Tuffy flip-n-lock Mygig cover
Cobra 75WX CB radio w/ 3' firefly antenna
Teraflex tailgate CB antenna mount
Line-Xed tub
KC Hilites 130w long range mounted to rugged ridge windshield brackets
Warn 6" Fogs, bumper mounted
Rugged Ridge dual battery tray
Two Sears Diehard Marine batteries
Daystar hood wranglers

Total weight: 4,860 pounds

STORY

I started as a young kid with a crappy YJ that I was very fond of. I moved into this JK about 3 years ago. After a couple years of mildly building and wheeling, I found that I, time and again, pushed my rig harder offroad than a daily driver can realistically be pushed. It wasn't possible to drive a car and expect it to get where the buggies do. I made the decision to retire this Jeep as a daily driver, and get a little more serious about my build and how I use it. I sold off all of my skid plates, my full doors, my stock gas tank, and various other parts that were not necessary in an effort to shed weight and gain belly clearance. I'm not afraid of gents and dings and scrapes and breaks - it's a part of the game. The second most rewarding feeling is looking back on a big obstacle, and realizing that I was able to get to the other side of something that most vehicle's cannot. The first most is watching that guy in the tube buggy that had his nose turned up at you and your "minivan" all day, not make it up that same obstacle :)



 

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Drivetrain:
3.8L V6
NGC370 6-speed transmission
NV241 Rock Trac Transfer Case

Front D44, with Pure Jeep truss and EVO C-gussets and CA skids
5.13:1 Yukon gears installed by me

Rear D44
Riddler Diff cover
5.13:1 Yukon gears installed by me

MBRP Offroad exhaust

Suspension/Steering:
Rock Krawler 3.5" X-Factor Mid arm
Matching Bilstein 5100 shocks
3.25" home made bump stops front and rear
Synergy Chromoly Tie rod
Moog Ball Joints

Wheels/Tires:
MB72's 17x8.5" black
Nitto Mud Grapplers 40x13.50R17

Armor:
River Raider Offroad 2 door skid plate system
RROR evap skid
Home built rear bumper
Rough Country Hybrid stubby front bumper
Poison Spider Customs steel Crusher tube fenders
Ace Engineering Rock Sliders

Accessories:
Bushwhacker front hood shield
Cobra 29LXBT CB w/ 108" Stainless whip antenna
Carpets and rear seat removed with Home built cargo cover for dogs
Rigid Industries 20" LED Combo light bar mounted on front bumper
Smitty Built XRC 8 winch with under hood control box mount

Total weight: 5,020 lbs emtpy!

Story:
I started wheeling as a kid with Go Karts, 4-wheelers and dirt bikes. Then I moved onto a 1975 K5 Blazer and into full sized trucks. I moved to Oregon and picked up a brand new stock Rubicon. I wanted to meet some people so I joined a local Jeep club and started wheeling. It just kind of took off from there. At first I wanted a basic BB and 33's, then I started reading the forums. I bought the 3.5" RK and 35's. After it was all said and done I thought the 35's did not look right with the lift so when I came across a Cheap set of used 40's I jumped on them. That shoved me into the rabbit hole. Every thing I've been doing lately is to support the tire choice. Gears, armor, soon to be axles and even more suspension mods. I'm gad I bought the Jeep and have really enjoyed the Jeeping community!



 
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