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Old 10-08-2012, 10:25 AM   #151
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Vengeance on the Whale's tail

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About flopped the Jeep this weekend on the whales tail at Chinaman Gulch. I would like to thank the folks at Rokmen for making the slide that saved me from going completely over, the folks at Superwinch for making a winch that tugged me back on all fours, and the good people of CSC4W for helping out when things got ugly. Other than that the trail was awesome and here are a few pics:

Now the near flop pics:
My view

The slider that saved me

About to go over


The winch rescue

This weekend I went out and got my vengeance on the the obstacle that about flopped me over. The video isn't very long because it all happened so quickly. First attempt was right up and over, it's hard to believe it is even the same obstacle. Those 5.13's really made a difference check out the wheel speed.


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Old 10-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #152
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Did you post a link to a video if so it didn't post, I would love to see it in action!!!!

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:34 AM   #153
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Did you post a link to a video if so it didn't post, I would love to see it in action!!!!
Click the image below where it says video to go to the photobucket page and see the video.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #154
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thats badass those rocks are as big as my old 90 civic wagon lol!!!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #155
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Installed some hood pins from Rokmen due to a broken hood latch from running Indy. Really nice tight and secure fit. Will also work for when I get the high lines.



I also purchased some Rokmen full aluminum corners. It might be a minute till I can get around to installing them due to my wild life harvesting schedule. Not in a big rush to get them on just want them up before spring hits so I have a good amount if time.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #156
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Awesome stuff, I had to sell my 04 LJ wife is pregnant.... About to buy a new jku Rubicon so we have more room...
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #157
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ROKMEN Aluminum Corners & Drop Down Tailgate

I pulled the trigger on some ROKMEN full aluminum corners and then got sold on their drop down aluminum tailgate. Everything is standard ROKMEN exceptional quality and a perfect fit.

I did have a little bit of a problem getting the corner to fit on the side I dropped on a rock but a bit of 'persuading' and I eventually got a fit I can live with. I really did do some damage to the shape of my Jeep on that rock and should have done these about 6 months ago.

The tailgate is awesome. I would highly recommend it. With doing the tailgate at the same time as the corners I am only adding 22 lbs to the Jeep because theirs is 10 lbs lighter than stock.

Here are some pics of the fit. I will be getting them all painted up and back on shortly.





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Old 02-01-2013, 04:52 PM   #158
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ROKMEN HiLine Tube Fenders

Also picked these up...
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:13 PM   #159
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Also picked these up...
I like "THESE"!!!!

And are you going to paint those rear quarter panels or leave them raw?
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #160
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Here are some pics of my old LJ(BABY)...

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:57 PM   #161
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They will be painted to match the body (white).
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #162
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LJ inspiration

I'm about to pick up a lj rubi and your build has inspired me greatly. Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:42 PM   #163
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Smart LJ build. Addressed all the necessities.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #164
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Re: G-Rocc's LJ Build

I'm selling an lj rubi if anyone is interested. Always wanted to modify it like this but things change sometimes. Great build. Hopefully it won't be too long before i can get another Jeep. Pm me if interested.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:43 AM   #165
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Whare in colorado are you?? That's awesome!!! Love it. Plan to do mine very similar. Keep it up man

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:00 AM   #166
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G-Rocc, Imped, all contributers, thank you for an amazing and informative thread. I know, "a little at a time and a work in progress", my 06 LJ is virtually stock (2"BB and 31s). Getting connected with experienced wheelers and lots of reading lead to more questions and more reading. I really appreciate all your sharing regarding this amazing LJ build.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #167
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Thank you all for your kind words. I'm learning a lot as I get further involved in the build.

XXXimpact05, I live in Castle Rock but wheel all over the place. There is a really good group of us on the Colorado section of this forum that plot out a lot of trail runs. If you haven't checked that out I would.

I popped in the front LED turn/parking lights this weekend as well as finished ripping off the stock fenders and all that are attached to them:


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Old 02-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #168
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Oh yeah I'm on the colorado forum all the time. Love it! Lots of great people. Let me know next time u go up wheeling if I don't c it on the forum. Would love to c the jeep first hand
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #169
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Btw did you have to cut your steel fenders off??
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Btw did you have to cut your steel fenders off??
Almost thought I would have to cut the battery tray out but I was patient and it ended up paying off. Everything but one bolt came off pretty easy. The hardest part was trying to get them out of their spots without taking off my rockers. Took a little 'persuasion' but they came out.

I looked on the CO forum and noticed a few posts by you so that's awesome. I have been a bit off the radar because of the Jeep being in pieces but I can't wait to get back out there. April fools run on chinaman for sure though. Hopefully see you then if not sooner.
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Sweet definitely yo
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ROKMEN Aluminum Corners & Drop Down Tailgate II

Finished off armoring the Jeep up! As stated prior I went with Rokmen all the way around. I did the full aluminum corners, aluminum strykers and their aluminum drop down tailgate for the rear portion of the vehicle. It is Rokmen stuff so of course everything fit perfectly together. Here are some pics of the finished product. I will say this too, the tailgate is awesome, if you don't have one you should get one.





I ordered these LED's from Poison Spyder and the install was ridiculous. Contacted them and the dude basically told me to push hard to install them. After doing everything I could think of short of opening up the hole and pushing as hard as I can I contacted the Rokmen guys and he told me to dremmel down the lip of the light and then they went in without a problem. Another reason why I will always go with Rokmen.
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Very nicely done!!!!
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ROKMEN HiLine Tube Fenders II

I am the most excited about these bad boys. Finally have my Rokmen HiLines! This was my first reall 'fab' project. I did have a lot of help from GSPup but learned a lot myself and even busted out my welder and did some welding of my own. Here are some pic of the install in detail:

Hood cutting:
The hood needs to be trimmed in order to fit. Dave suggested to start at 3.25 inches from the base of the hood. This was a pretty good starting point. This was by far the most trying part of the install. The initial cut is tough because it's just hard to cut on a good piece of metal. Then the grind, test, repeat as needed will wear on any man.



Initial fitting:
My buddy Mike is an excellent welder and he TIG welded the whole outer fender and tubes. He did a fantastic job and I am really appreciative. Check him out stacking dimes.





Inner fenders:
Fitting in the inner fenders wasn't bad. This is where I got to do the first welding of my own on the jeep. I welded them together because my welds wouldn't have been seen. After you get them in it is simple to just pop some holes for what you need to mount back up to them.
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Rock slider trim and hole plug:
I needed to cut the rock sliders back because the fenders really open up the wheel wells. After cutting them down the hole for the flare was right at the edge and it looked awful, so I decided to plug that myself (second chance to weld on my rig)! I think it turned out well.





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Making 37's look small

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Good workk!!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:06 PM   #176
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WOW awesome build thread. Can't wait to graduate college and actually be able to do stuff like this!
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:22 AM   #177
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Looks good man.....only you missed one thing--the rain guard rails are upside down, ie you reversed the upper fenders. Not a big deal, not the first person to do it.
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Looks good man.....only you missed one thing--the rain guard rails are upside down, ie you reversed the upper fenders. Not a big deal, not the first person to do it.
I was kind of hoping nobody would notice...
Since the cat is out of the bag though I will explain what I did not fix my mistake. First off I just got so excited to weld it all together I didn't even think to check to make sure it was the correct side. I noticed when we were trying to fit the inners in and there was no way they would fit like that. So what I did is put the inners in the Jeep the correct way and re-drilled some holes to fit them in so that the 'rain guard' is still present but now it is only the inner side that is exposed. It really isn't that big of a deal but it just made me do more work to get them in than was intended.

Thanks for the rest of the comments!

I am now in the planning/design phase for a cage. I welcome all suggestions, wisdom and advice.
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Yeah, sorry to mention it.....but yeah, not a big deal at all. And really, if you have a body lift your inner fender will sit closer to the frame. So that's a plus.
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I'll admit I overlooked the inner fender fitment as well haha. See you next weekend...

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