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an unfortunate accident on 1/2/12 and little red was totaled

1/14/12 purchased 03 rubicon with 129k miles spent a few weeks changing all fluids and tune up parts
2/10/12 1.25" zone BL and 1" zone MML, Novak shifter cable
2/17/12 2" BDS springs Fox 2.0 shocks
4/2/12 315/75r16 Goodyear duratracs
4/10/12 AntiRock front swaybar
5/5/12 lower front Savvy aluminum adjustable control arms with mini skids
8/14/12 upper and lower rear Savvy aluminum adj control arms
9/1/12 ZJ tie rod
10/29/12 LED Tail lights, genright hood louvers
12/3/12 Bosch h4 headlights
12/10/12 Tatton CV DS, UCF UHC skid, upgraded to 04-06 style trans pan for 42rle
1/5/13 LoPro with lots of grinding
2/17/13 Black Magic brakes, JJ Washers
2/22/13 1.5" Brown Dog MM
3/1/13 Warn 9.5Ti winch with synthetic rope
3/8/13 3" BDS front springs
3/17/13 stock gas tank mod to raise it 1" and gain track bar clearance
3/28/13 UCF engine skid, front DS rebuild, radiator replaced
4/19/13 Replaced rear pads and rotors. replaced Left side Multi-Function switch
6/9/13 Install Windstar air box mod
6/14/13 Install KC Apollo Pro fog lights
6/25/13 Install Exogate
8/15/13 Install MC front track bar
10/5/13 Completed frame repair, installed flowmaster 40, and installed GenRight Comp gas tank
8/1/14 Install PS fenders, PSC aux coolers, oil pressure switch, intake/exhaust gasket, MORE 1" steering brace

Current Specs

5.25" between front tire and flare - 3" uptravel, 6" down
5.75" between rear tire and flare - 4.25" uptravel, 3.75" down
24.25" ground to slider
19.5" ground to frame
18.5" ground to skid

4.0L I6
1.5" Brown dog motor mounts

04-06 style pan
PSC Trans cooler

Transfer Case
Novak shifter cable

Front Axle
Rubicon D44
4.10 gears
stock axle shafts
factory air locker
MC track bar
Black Magic brakes
Centric rotors
Rebuilt front DS 5-793x, 2x 5-790x, spicer centering ball

Rear Axle
Rubicon D44
4.10 gears
stock axle shafts
factory air locker
Stock disc brakes
Tatton DS 1330 u-joints

Tires and Wheels
315/75r16 Goodyear duratrac E-Load
16" Dick Cepek DC-2

3" BDS springs
Fox 2.0 shocks
Savvy aluminum lower control arms
Stock upper control arms
AntiRock swaybar
Stock track bar
2.25" Bump stop

2" BDS springs
Fox 2.0 shocks
Savvy aluminum upper control arms
Savvy aluminum lower control arms
Stock sway bar
Stock track bar
1.5" Bump stop

ZJ tierod
stock drag link
MORE 1" steering brace
PSC/derale steering cooler

Front bumper

Rear bumper

TC skid
Undercover Fab's Ultra High Clearance .250 aluminum skid plate with Lopro trans mount

Engine skid
Undercover Fab's .250 aluminum skid

Poison Spyder Negative XC Defenders in aluminum

Eclipse CD3000 deck
Eclipse XA4000 4 way amp (125wx4 rms)
Polk MM521 5.25" fronts
Polk Momo 6.5" in soundbar
Kicker ZX400.1 mono amp rated at 485w
Kicker 10" CVR sub

Modified stock locker switches

Bosch H4 headlights
LED tail lights
LED reverse lights
LED bolts lights for license plate

Cobra 19 DX IV
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
an unfortunate accident on 1/2/12

lil Red was totalled due to the amount of drivetrain damage. searched all over and found this gem, well, it needed some work, but it was solid

a delivery from BDS

Also, I got that silly light bar off


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got the savvy rear control arms in and adjusted.
debating on relocating my compressors or just mounting them to the new skid
planning the new skid install on thursday or friday

also, got that god awful brush guard off, swapped tail lights, and added hood louvers

some cheap flex pics for now

getting all set to hit the Badlands on Nov. 10th

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
did some more upgrades and played around at the badlands a bit today.

UCF UHC skid, still modding things to get the lopro to work
ended up having to use a 1" radiator drop with the tummy tuck
Finally figured out a decent place to mount the stock rubi air pumps
changed the 03 trans pan to the new design
Tatton drive shaft w/ all three 1330 u-joints
replaced a wheel bearing
upgraded to h4 headlights

still want to play around with my control arm lengths a bit and i think a new muffler is on the list, but was very happy with the results for a rainy,sandy, sloppy day


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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
i thought i had a pic, but i cant find one now. i'll take one tonight. basically in the same place they are now, just behind the TC. I used the UCF bracket and drilled two holes in the angled lip on the back of the skid. then attached the bracket using two 1/4" bolts, and attached the pumps using the oem bracket and two 1/4" bolts. its not the strongest possible,only using 2 of the 4 holes on each bracket, but its solid, doesnt rub anything, and i dont think it will ever be an issue.

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had to cut the exhaust hanger and i will be clearancing the skid a bit in the next few days, currently it is just barely touching my trans pan, but should be easy. the tricky part is getting a lopro to work with it. i'll take lots of pics as i bet i will be dropping and lifting this skid many times in the next few days.

oh, i also had to move the radiator down an inch
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