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Old 04-26-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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Brutus- A Blue Baby Sound/Sportygirl1969 Production

Here's our Brutus. Mostly a bolt on build.

Ordered 01/23/14
Frame 02/24/14
Shipment 02/25/14
Home 03/27/14

9 weeks total.

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Mopar Stage III lift
Toyo Open Country MT 37x13.5x17
BMF Novakane Death Metal 17x9
Teraflex Slotted big rotor kit
Teraflex rear hinged tire carrier
Smittybilt XRC Front & Rear bumpers
Smittybilt rock crawler side armor
Bestop security box
Spiderweb shade
AntennaX 5" shorty

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Installed antenna, side rails, front & rear bumper













Painted caliper brackets black w/copperhead lettering







Painted the rear muffler

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Old 04-26-2014, 10:20 AM   #2
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Big day arrived for the wheels/tires/lift.
My Dad is 75 and offered his shop and his help. We hadn't worked on a car together in 25 years




























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Old 04-26-2014, 10:21 AM   #3
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Phase III will be Artec Truss, RCV Axle Shafts, winch (undecided) and Trek Armor
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:21 PM   #4
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Looks great! What gears are you currently running?
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Looks great! What gears are you currently running?
Thanks!
Stock 4.10 for now, seems ok. Anxious to see how he does towing. Eventually we'll go to 4.88
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Looks great! What gears did you go with for the 37's?
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Looks great! What gears did you go with for the 37's?
Thanks!

4.10s for now
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I posted this in the waiting room thread, but it bares repeating.

In my humble opinion, your Jeep is worthy of of a Calendar Cover.
I'm normally not a fan of black wheels (just seems like it's been over done), but those wheels are really stunning! And the tires seem perfect for the rims (aggressive, but not over the top).
The stance, to me, is perfect!
With the body color and the mods, this is one beautiful JK!
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Very unique, Bravo!
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My Dad is 75 and offered his shop and his help. We hadn't worked on a car together in 25 years
Very cool. Awesome looking jeep.
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I posted this in the waiting room thread, but it bares repeating.

In my humble opinion, your Jeep is worthy of of a Calendar Cover.
I'm normally not a fan of black wheels (just seems like it's been over done), but those wheels are really stunning! And the tires seem perfect for the rims (aggressive, but not over the top).
The stance, to me, is perfect!
With the body color and the mods, this is one beautiful JK!
So what's next?


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Very unique, Bravo!

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Very cool. Awesome looking jeep.
Thanks guys, very kind words!!
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How does it drive/handle? Did you notice quite a bit of extra pedal to get it to move?
That big brake kit work ok and did you upgrade your master cylinder as well?
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Congratulations, BBS and SportyGirl! He is a BEAST!
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How does it drive/handle? Did you notice quite a bit of extra pedal to get it to move?
That big brake kit work ok and did you upgrade your master cylinder as well?
Drive/handle was a little choppy first few miles, but it's great now. Accels surprisingly well, I expected it to be sluggish but it's not.


Brakes are great! I've run this kit before on our 2013 JKUS. We did the slotted rotors and caliper relocation kit. I'll go braided lines later, probably won't do the master.
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Congratulations, BBS and SportyGirl! He is a BEAST!
Thanks Star, hopefully we can wheel together sometime, you're not that far away.
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Thumbs up Nice Jeep wave

Hey, who's that happy-go-lucky guy in the passenger seat?

Since Sportygirl will be DD'ing it, if you end up keeping track of fuel mileage, I'd be real interested.
I *think* the 4.10s are a perfect balance for this size tire, and what you guys are doing with the Jeep (i.e. DD/weekend warrior). So your input would be really valuable.
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Very nice. I have the very same car in the same color coming soon - I hope - and this gives me good ideas.
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Thanks Star, hopefully we can wheel together sometime, you're not that far away.
That would be AWESOME!
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Overlooked a pic of the brake kit:





High temp black with copperhead pearl letters.
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Very nice. I have the very same car in the same color coming soon - I hope - and this gives me good ideas.
Very same what??

Great looking Jeep! Very impressive!
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simply stunning !!!! i'm loving the new look. i'm starting to get new wheel and tire envy lol
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Do you have any pics of the exhaust since it has been painted? I'm looking into possibly doing the same thing. Just wanted to check it out prior to doing so.
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Do you have any pics of the exhaust since it has been painted? I'm looking into possibly doing the same thing. Just wanted to check it out prior to doing so.

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Thank you. Looks awesome
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