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Guess I'll start a build thread. Can't say I'll be completely on time with updating it though lol. I bought a 2010 JK Rubicon with 98k miles on it, from my first ever junk yard auction, won at $7500. $9k after all fees and taxes, and shipped to my house! Had front end/passenger front, low speed impact. All the plastic bits broke lol. But the air bags didn't go off!

Total Running Cost: $35,325

More Money Than Sense FOR SALE PRICE: $45k

Parts Installed:
  • Spare tire
  • Dorman Power Steering Pump Pulley + $25
  • Dorman Power Steering Pump Reservoir + $25
  • Serpentine Belt (found in back seat lol, almost new)
  • Mishimoto Silicone Radiator hoses + $125
  • Genesis Dual Battery Tray + $250
  • Mishimoto OEM style Radiator + $175
  • Oil, antifreeze, atf +4 (for power steering) + $100
  • Evo Pro High Clearance Long Arm Coilover Kit + $7700
  • Professional welder + $325
  • (5) Dirty Life Mesa Race 17x9 3.5" backspace beadlock wheels
  • (5) 37"x12.5" BFGoodrich TA KO2 Load C + $5000 (wheels and tires, mounted balanced and shipped)
  • Teraflex steering knuckle + $675
  • Teraflex ball joints + $350
  • Dana Spicer Ultimate Front Axle Assembly + $5075
  • JCR Dagger Frame Chop Front Bumper + $725
  • Evo spec King steering stabilizer +350
  • TeraFlex front and rear adjustable track bars + $650
  • Tom Woods front and rear 1350 driveshafts + 1600
  • Shop visit for final adjustments, alignment, exhaust work + $2200
Pending Install
  • Evo spec King front air bump stops + $700
Parts On Order
  • RedRock High Clearance Cat-Back Exhaust + $275
Parts In Research Phase
  • Frame Chop Rear Bumper (?)
  • High clearance fenders
  • AGM Suspension sliders for the King coilovers ~ $150

Parts On Dream List:
  • HEMI engine swap ~ $8 - 10k

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Spare tire added, battery charged, quick drive into garage to begin further assessment and teardown

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Personally I would go with 1310's. Make the weak point in the drive drain something easy and inexpensive to fix.
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Personally I would go with 1310's. Make the weak point in the drive drain something easy and inexpensive to fix.
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That's what i'm thinking too. Have read others saying the same thing
 
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Front radiator support piece came in today. But the quarter panel rails it rests on got bent slightly so it's not fitting. I'm gonna bang on the rails with a 10 lbs but betting I'll just end up cutting off the plastic nipples from the support piece that's not lining up with the holes in the front grill frame area.

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Genesis Dual Battery tray supposed to arrive later today. Fingers crossed it goes in without a hitch
 

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Ya banging it ain't gonna work. But this might!

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Perfect? Lol

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So I take it the frame is bent, but you aren't repairing it?

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The very front looks to be bent slightly. Not enough to set off the airbags and not enough for me to worry about for an dedicated off road rig. The suspension getting put on is fully adjustable so I'm not expecting any issues with the drive line

And thinking with the frame chop bumper, and drilling my own mount holes should help it go on straight. I'm on with a crooked smiling grill lol
 

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Little bent at front
 

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Hmm, ok quick Google search seems it's not to bad to have it straightened, but I'll have to call around and see the costs. That front radiator support was only $150 so I don't feel bad about the saw zaw lol
 

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Genesis dual battery diy kit. Old battery tray broke almost exactly where it needed to be modified for the new tray lol
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Not sure how two batteries are gonna fit in there with that connection in the way. The Genesis instructions kinda gloss over the fuse box re-install, and they're using a 2012+ JK that doesn't have this connection. Tried every which way to get that connection under the fuse box or anywhere else really, but would work.

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Well that was a chore!! Had to disconnect the fuse box cables and route them in just the right way. Hopefully two batteries will now fit fine.

p.s. don't worry, I went back and fished out the missing ground connection in the photo and attached it.

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Just using the one bolt for the airbox support still feels pretty solid. Also finished with the Genesis battery tray install. Will clean up the wires and do the evap line cutting down the line when two batteries get installed. May be a while

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Got the new radiator in and drove the jeep around the block a few time. Nothing abnormal about the engine, runs good!

However the alignment atm is ****ed lol. wheels straight, steering wheel upside down. The new Evo lift should be here in a few weeks so I'll deal with it after that's installed. Oh, and 4 wheels the same size would help
 

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What does this bracket go to? Driver side radiator support, on back side of headlight area.

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Ordered 5 beadlocks and 37's in Load C. Just under $5k with them mounted, tpm senors, bead weights, balanced, and shipped.

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