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Old 02-17-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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My 2012 Crush build

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3" Premium plus
CRC Link
JE Reel 1310 front and rear driveshafts
37" Hankooks
Walker Evans Bead locks
Bushwacker Flat Fenders
Mastercraft Seats
Tuffy Center Console
Tuffy Security deck
Hanson Off Road Bumpers
PureJeep rockers

I've already been driving the JK stock with the CRC link.

more pictures to come

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Old 02-17-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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Would help if you posted the first two pictures publicly!

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Would help if you posted the first two pictures publicly!
sorry about that, I linked them from my facebook.

Should be good now
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sorry about that, I linked them from my facebook.

Should be good now
Looks good down there. You need to prime and paint the spot where the track bar bolt was before it rusts.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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Looks good down there. You need to prime and paint the spot where the track bar bolt was before it rusts.

the bracket will be cut off This is a work in progress. I'm from Ohio, I'm very aware of rust issues
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I love the Crush with black roof and fenders and look forward to your build the list is certainly impressive
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Crush and black really look nice together! What is the source for the JK decal?
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #8
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Crush and black really look nice together! What is the source for the JK decal?
www.Project-jk.com

They sell them in their online store.

I love the orange and black. I'll be adding black accents as well.
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Installed the 3" premium plus kit this weekend, Headed up to Yosemite for a test drive...

I'll get some pictures of the lift soon..
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Installed the 3" premium plus kit this weekend, Headed up to Yosemite for a test drive...

I'll get some pictures of the lift soon..
Ahh!!! Very nice
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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Wow...finally!

Dude, you waited longer than most.

Looks awesome, so far. I wanna see the Hankooks with the bead locks. Keep the pics coming, and have fun with it.
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Wow...finally!

Dude, you waited longer than most.

Looks awesome, so far. I wanna see the Hankooks with the bead locks. Keep the pics coming, and have fun with it.
Couple reasons why I waited some time.

I wanted to make sure I did not have any warranty issues before I went crazy on it. Just turned 4,000 miles.

Second, I wanted to drive and wheel a stock JK. Its been 4 years since I had a stock JK.
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Couple reasons why I waited some time.

I wanted to make sure I did not have any warranty issues before I went crazy on it. Just turned 4,000 miles.

Second, I wanted to drive and wheel a stock JK. Its been 4 years since I had a stock JK.
Gotcha. I thought maybe you were just getting the thing.

Sweet, huh?
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Gotcha. I thought maybe you were just getting the thing.

Sweet, huh?
Hell yes, this is my third JK (13th jeep), first 4 door. The ride is superior to the two door JK. I can't wait to wheel it in Moab this spring.
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I like your setup. Do you know if the CRC Link will work with the RK lifts that move the rear axle back an inch? I've been considering the CRC Link, but I didn't know if it would have clearance issues with my rear axle springs.

I think the CRC Link is a better option than the rear trackbar. I'm not sure if the CRC Link frame attachments will pose a problem, since my rear axle isn't in the stock location. I also didn't know if the CRC Link would limit articulation. I would guess that the articulation would be the same as the trackbar.
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I like your setup. Do you know if the CRC Link will work with the RK lifts that move the rear axle back an inch? I've been considering the CRC Link, but I didn't know if it would have clearance issues with my rear axle springs.

I think the CRC Link is a better option than the rear trackbar. I'm not sure if the CRC Link frame attachments will pose a problem, since my rear axle isn't in the stock location. I also didn't know if the CRC Link would limit articulation. I would guess that the articulation would be the same as the trackbar.
What does RK do for trackbar frame bracket location? this is the biggest problem.
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What a beautiful jeep Chris! Yosemite this time of year is the nuts! Especially if you get snow... Can't wait to see the wheels.... and bumpers.... and, well... everything!
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What does RK do for trackbar frame bracket location? this is the biggest problem.
Even though my axle is moved back an inch, I don't think RK's rear trackbar mounting is any different than other companies. On the axle, they use a bracket attached to the factory location to raise the trackbar higher. On the passenger side they use the stock frame mount location.

I had to use angled bumpstops on the axle to keep the bumpstops from hitting the trackbar bracket on the passenger side when the tire was stuffed in the fender. RK also included spring degree wedges to keep the rear springs from bowing.

Do you think the CRC Link would work? How does it mount to the frame on the driver's side?
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The 3" Premium plus lift looks good even with the stock wheels. Did you need to get new drive shafts for the 3" or wanted to just in case? Awesome Jeep. I may be copying some of your build with my Crush JKUR as funds become available.

While in Yosemite I hope you hike Half Dome and/or Clouds Rest. I did both the same day and it was Epic!
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Even though my axle is moved back an inch, I don't think RK's rear trackbar mounting is any different than other companies. On the axle, they use a bracket attached to the factory location to raise the trackbar higher. On the passenger side they use the stock frame mount location.

I had to use angled bumpstops on the axle to keep the bumpstops from hitting the trackbar bracket on the passenger side when the tire was stuffed in the fender. RK also included spring degree wedges to keep the rear springs from bowing.

Do you think the CRC Link would work? How does it mount to the frame on the driver's side?

We make a bracket that bolts on the frame.

I do not think it will work with the stretch kit. It will put the link in a bind using the factory trackbar locations.
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The 3" Premium plus lift looks good even with the stock wheels. Did you need to get new drive shafts for the 3" or wanted to just in case? Awesome Jeep. I may be copying some of your build with my Crush JKUR as funds become available.

While in Yosemite I hope you hike Half Dome and/or Clouds Rest. I did both the same day and it was Epic!
It looks better than I thought it would! You will need to replace the front, not the rear. I decided to just replace both. I've been on the trail when the factory rear has snapped. It can not be fixed, so you either replace it or get a tow home. As much as I wheel it makes sense to take care of any weak points.

I should note, no exhaust mods are required on this kit, As long as you run a 27.5" long shock, 1310 JE Reel driveshaft or equivalent.

I had family in from out of state, so I was unable to hike on any trails. I will be back in the future.
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Very nice Chris, but are you sure those are thick enough, holy crap
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Very nice Chris, but are you sure those are thick enough, holy crap
I think they will hold,

Walkers Evans Beadlocks on 37" Hankooks , JE Reel shafts installed
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I'll need to trim some pinch seam and install flat fenders before I can wheel it
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I'll need to trim some pinch seam and install flat fenders before I can wheel it
Looks awesome, Chris!
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Great looking Jeep. I'm completely jealous.
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Who else wants 37s now?

Looks like you won't be parking it in that garage any more.
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Who else wants 37s now?

Looks like you won't be parking it in that garage any more.

Its close but it still fits !!!!
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To install the PureJeep axle stuff, how far does the axle need torn down? Just pull the axle shafts or much more?

Great looking Jeep!

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