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What was I thinking?
2008 JKU
6,243 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
:thumbsup: Here We Go! :thumbsup:
The January 2013
:washme: JK of the Month Contest :washme:
Starts Now!


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!!!!!!!!!


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
37x12.50R17 Goodyear MTRs
17x9 (3.5" BS) Unique Wheels
JKS Front Track bar & Sector Shaft Reinforcement Kit
ANTIROCK® Front Sway Bar
ANTIROCK® Rear Sway Bar
Spiderweb Shade
LightForce 140 Lancer 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
ACE stubby front bumper with stinger
ACE Rear bumper w/ tire carrier
ACE Narrow fenders
48" Hi-Lift jack mounted with Jeep Swag mount
aFe throttle body spacer
aFe y-pipe
aFe hi-tuck exhaust
ARB Recovery Kit
Cobra 75 WX ST CB w/ Firestick

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
Balistic 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 Trac Bar Relocation Bracket
Balistic Fabrication Diff Cover


This is Dirty Gerty. She is a 2012 JKU. She is my first Jeep, and I now know what it is like to be a Jeep owner...broke. I have emptied every pocket, and this is where she is today. Thanks for looking! Cheers!


RC 3.5" Lift
Cut stock flares
PSC evap skid
Warrior rear LED corners
Dynomax catback system w.3.5" Thrush glasspack
RC Hybrid Stubby front bumper
Viper Max 12,000lb winch w/synthetic line
16x9" American Racing ATX
345/75r16 BFG M/T
5.13 Motive Gears
Front D30 Synergy sleeve/gusset/LCA skids, Ten Factory chromoly shafts, Aussie locker, Alloy USA Ball Joints

I have owned multiple Jeeps but this one got me into rocks. Before I was all about mud and the "look", but with multiple hours on Jeepforum during my last deployment it got me try new terrian and build it for rocks/trails. There are 2 builds specifically but I'm not sure I can mention their names. So far I've taken her to URE and Rausch and loved every day that I went.

Jeepin Dad

Tom Woods 1310 Rear Drive Shaft
Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch

2" Black Diamond BB
Front 4dr Rubicon Front springs
Bilstien 5100 Shocks
Rock Krawler HD Tie Rod
Rancho Steering Stabilizer Relocation Kit
Set of factory rear swaybar links up front
285/75R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T
16 x 8 Procomp 8069 Extreme Alloys

Front LoD 1st Gen Mid-Width
Teraflex Rock Sliders
Kilby EVAP Relocation Kit
Riddler Diff Covers
M.O.R.E. Oil Pan/Transmission Skid Plate

Cobra 19III CB w/4" Wilson
Radio Shack Handheld CB
Seat covers

Recovery Gear:
Warn M8000
48" Hi-Lift
20' 30,000 lb strap
Tree Savers, Shackles, Snatch Block

Warrior Products Safari Rack
Warrior Products Mirror Relocation Brackets
Bestop Safari Top

It still only has a Budget Boost and after 110+k miles on it the oil pan is dented, the skids, cross-member and any thing else that hangs low are dented and twisted and have taken numerous hits from the rocks it likes to play on, but it still heads to the off-road park fairly often and regularly wheels with rigs that have more lift and larger tires. Then it returns home and performs it duty as a daily driver without much complaint, it has also been doing tow vehicle duty hauling our popup camper across PA on numerous trips. Still running 33" tires by the time these wear out hopefully I will be able to retire it from daily driver status and give it a makeover to more of a dedicated trail rig.


2008 Jeep Wrangler X
Coast front drive shaft
Riddler differential covers

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

XD Series Addicts
BFG KM2 35x12.5x17

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

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.

Wow! What a great way to start the new season :drool:
:popCorn: Good Luck To All :popCorn:​

Soccer Mom and Jeep Hater
1,153 Posts
Walle I love that signature advertisement for the contest, good thinking !
Thanks! I stole the idea from my buddy in the TJ world. I was thinking of ideas to increase participation across the board - entries, voting, bumping, conversation, etc. If more people become invested and participate, it will increase votes and more conversation....well, that is my thought. :laugh:

Premium Member
254 Posts
Thanks! I stole the idea from my buddy in the TJ world. I was thinking of ideas to increase participation across the board - entries, voting, bumping, conversation, etc. If more people become invested and participate, it will increase votes and more conversation....well, that is my thought. :laugh:
If I could figure out how to do the same I would, the signature stuff confuses me :shhh:

Soccer Mom and Jeep Hater
1,153 Posts


579 Posts
Meh my jk is pretty regular. Its name is equally funny.

Sport s with hood lights. I'm going to be getting some 33s on it in the coming weeks, but I don't have the funds to build like you folks. So I leave that to the pros.
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