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Just getting started
« on: September 19, 2016, 11:42:55 PM »
I am just starting the build on my 2012 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited.

So far I have installed on it:
A Mopar lift
Ace Engineering Pro series front and rear bumpers with light provisions.
18" vtec rims with 35x12.50 Nitto Trail grapplers
50" LED light bar across windshield
A pillar switch pod
Smittybilt X2O 12K synthetic winch
CB mounted above rear view mirror w/ custom antenna mount
Bestop NX soft top

Some of the plans I have for the near future:
ARB twin air compressor
OX air locker front and rear
4.88 gears
sleeve and gusset the Dana 44 axles

Plans for the long range:
Hemi conversion (After 100K miles)
ProRock 60s
Hutchinson Double Beadlock rims


I'm sure there are more I would add to this list as well as pictures as my build progresses.

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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 09:27:03 AM »
Just in case you haven't seen it.  Bham-jk and 4wheelparts are doing a group buy for gears.  $1000 including install.

http://bham-jk.com/showthread.php?7378-BHAM-JK-Gear-Group-Buy


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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2016, 12:27:06 PM »
Picture of the custom antenna mount? I can't get my antenna to ground with my ace bumper
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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 02:18:05 PM »
Picture of the custom antenna mount? I can't get my antenna to ground with my ace bumper

I ended up not mounting to the ace engineering bumper. I mounted inside my license plate holder.

http://s1083.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Reeves/library/Jeep

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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 07:53:48 PM »
Very nice! I may have to try something like that
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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 10:42:37 PM »
So finally getting around to dealing with the death wobble I've been having a while. It has gotten a lot worse which makes sense. I bought a new stabilizer to replace the one I crushed while at holy tree. I also bought the drag link with flip kit, and tie rod. All of the ball joints are all one ton. This is nice because I will only need to carry one extra just in case. I'm not sure if there is anything else that will need to be replaced, steering wise, when I'm done. Anyway this is going to be the beginning of a long weekend.


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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 06:24:18 AM »
Just in case you haven't seen it.  Bham-jk and 4wheelparts are doing a group buy for gears.  $1000 including install.

http://bham-jk.com/showthread.php?7378-BHAM-JK-Gear-Group-Buy


Oh... and... Pics, or it didn't happen!

I think this deal expired last September.
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Just getting started
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2017, 06:58:36 AM »
Good luck. 



What about ball joints?  The plastic bushing in the OEM ones are know for not lasting much past 50k miles especially with a lift and big tires.
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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
Just in case you haven't seen it.  Bham-jk and 4wheelparts are doing a group buy for gears.  $1000 including install.

http://bham-jk.com/showthread.php?7378-BHAM-JK-Gear-Group-Buy


Oh... and... Pics, or it didn't happen!

I think this deal expired last September.

Yep, sure did.. not long after that post was made!  HA!   :banana:

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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 04:12:36 PM »
Got a lot done today, I'm waiting in the drill bit to come in to put the drag link together. Anyway here's where it sits currently.

It's a bunch of red. Haha.


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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2017, 06:51:25 PM »
Got a lot done today, I'm waiting in the drill bit to come in to put the drag link together. Anyway here's where it sits currently.

It's a bunch of red. Haha.


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I painted my Metalcloak damper black.  What brand is the other stuff.
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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2017, 06:56:46 PM »
The rest is Spohn Performance. They are top of the line in race stuff and are starting to get into off-road. The tubes are 1.375 OD and .28 wall thickness. They are BEEFY!!! They all use 1-ton FMJ greaseable ball joints. They are almost twice the weight of factory.


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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 08:00:38 PM »
Shiiiiney!

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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 10:43:17 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: Just getting started
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2017, 10:30:47 AM »
Very nice and should help off-road... I need to look at doing this to HiHo...


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