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Build thread
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:59:59 AM »
Finally getting around to doing this. I'll start from the beginning. '16 JK Rubicon
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 08:10:51 AM »
With the amount of night driving I do with an abundance of hooved megafauna that love to jump out in front of you out here in the sticks headlight upgrade was a must! Went with JK Speaker J series. Also installed LED switchbacks in turn signals. Black powdercoat trim rings really cleaned it up.
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 08:15:02 AM »
Then came the long hiatus while I stockpiled parts. Lift is a 3.5" Rock Krawler long arm Off-road Pro. Also went with all RK steering upgrades.  Finally the day came to bring everything to the shop!
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 08:23:09 AM »
Couple buddies helping out. That sexy SOB on the left Mike will hopefully be joining us soon. Hahaha
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 08:25:26 AM »
Tear down complete. That was the easy part
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 08:27:58 AM »
Lots of cutting. Was able to con a real welder to help.
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
Axle brackets installed along with Reid Racing knuckles, Synergy ball joints, RCV tube seals, and Poison Spyder diff cover.
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 08:35:59 AM »
Definite difference from stock
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 08:41:25 AM »
Axles in. Please don't look too closely to the track bar. I didn't realize till after taking picture it was upside down.  :rotflmao: RK really needs to make better instructions! The droop in this kit is ridiculous seeing it's only a 3.5". Now see why I had to get the Bilstin 5100s for a 6" lift.
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 08:45:53 AM »
All buttoned up. 17x9 Level 8 Bully Pro 6 wheels rapped in 35/12.5 Nitto Trail Grapplers
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 08:47:32 AM »
Few days later had a good time with some of y'all shaking it down in the woods!
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 10:32:14 AM »
Looks good!
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 11:52:07 AM »
Nice job.  Did you wheel it much stock?
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »
You DO realize that it's  never  really  "done"  :mrgreen:
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2017, 01:43:36 PM »
looks good!
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2017, 07:30:05 PM »
Thanks guys! :mrgreen:

Nice job.  Did you wheel it much stock?

Was able to take it out a few times. My job had put a halt on quite a few opportunities once I was accepted as a probie here but that's all behind me.


You DO realize that it's  never  really  "done"  :mrgreen:

Never done! Hell I still have tire carrier to paint and install.
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »
Next up is hunting down an annoying exhaust leak and rattle
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2017, 09:56:46 PM »
Nice build!  Am I the only one in the group that doesn't have a 2 post lift in my garage?  (or even a garage)  :cry:
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2017, 10:11:29 PM »
Nope , your not ! I do have a garage though .     FjR68

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Re: Build thread
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2017, 10:44:42 PM »
Nice build!  Am I the only one in the group that doesn't have a 2 post lift in my garage?  (or even a garage)  :cry:
Pfft yeah right. I'm still waiting for a garage or barn!!

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Re: Build thread
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2017, 05:29:15 AM »
Nice build!  Am I the only one in the group that doesn't have a 2 post lift in my garage?  (or even a garage)  :cry:

I wish that garage was mine! I'm still doing everything on my back in the dirt at my house. Don't even have a walk out basement so it's a trip to go get a tool.
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2017, 06:54:47 AM »
Every once in a while a neighbor lets us use his shop and we set up a wrench Fest .  He has a construction Co. So beside the Heat,Lift, Torches ,Welders and unlimited Tools and machines.  Working standing up is always a treat and seems to only take half the time !   Come on PowerBall !     FjR68

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Re: Build thread
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2017, 08:53:41 AM »
really nicely built JK
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2017, 09:52:41 AM »
What did you end up doing with those old wheels/tires?
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Re: Build thread
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2017, 01:46:15 PM »
Nice build!  Am I the only one in the group that doesn't have a 2 post lift in my garage?  (or even a garage)  :cry:
no I don't have one either 😣