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Old 11-12-2013, 04:26 AM   #1
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Kjeeper's never ending build

2007 jeep JK Rubicon 2 door. All stock Bought the jeep in 11 w/ 32k on the odometer. Body/interior looked fantastic. 2007 so there wAs some rust. My very first add on was a set of seat covers a member gave to me for free. Next was the Sorintbooster to help with throttle lag.

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* 2007 jeep JK 2 door Rubicon
* 3.8 engine w/ 4.10 gears
* Superchips tuned running 93 octane
* Sprintbooster
* Ether photoelectric LED headlights
* LED rear backup light bulbs
* Coverking red/black seat covers
* Savvy aluminum half doors (April-Sept)
* Barricade metal tube fenders
* TPT Fab front bumper

* Rock Krawler 3.5" coils
* Rock Krawler 8 arms cut short in the rear (+ .5 wheelbase -2 pinion angle)
* Rock Krawler rear track bar
* Teraflex rear track bar bracket
* Steer Smarts Yeti tie rod
* Steer Smarts Yeti top mount drag link (no drill)
* Crown (new) undrilled pass knuckle
* Super lift front track bar
* Synergy ball joints
* Synergy upper frame brace
* Synergy rear swaybar links
* 3" pucks for front bumpstop
* 3" Synergy rear bumpstops
* Synergy front Ext brake lines
* Fox Ats stabilizer W/ 1 5/8 clamp

* Artec truss
* Artec raised Track bar bracket
* Artec front lower control arm skids
* Artec Gussets

* Rancho 5000x shocks
* Rancho/Dynomax exhaust

* EVO rear shackle mounts
* EVO Rock stars

* Rugged Ridge front XHD bumper
* VKS pre runner sliders on order
* JKS Flex Connects w/ yellow
Springs
* Instant air supply 15 lbs CO2 tank
* 37x12.5x17 Mtr's
* 17" MB72 wheels

Wish list

* Gears 5.13 or 5.38
* Nitto Graps 37'
* front fender liners (brand ?)
* Ten Factory rear axle shafts
* Rugged Ridge soft uppers
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:30 AM   #2
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Next I did a Teraflex 2.5" coil lift with shock adapters. First set of 35's were a pain in the a** to balance. 35x12.5x15 km2's. Wheels were 15" black rock vipers.
Wasn't too long after I added Teraflex front lower CA's for caster and Rancho 9000 shocks.

Front bumper was stubby'd with a bolt on hoop.
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Then I wanted more height and swapped to RK 2.5" coils. Everything I was reading was these were a 3.5" coil on a 2 door. Fronts are progressive and rears linear.

Won't be too long before changing again

Forgot to mention. Shocks
Bilstein 5100's
teraflex 9550

Tried these both before settling on the 9000's (for the time being)
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I could not keep the Km2's balanced and with my New Synergy tie rod would not work with my 15" wheels.

Probably should of gone with a 17" but ended up with 35x16 Hankook MT's. These are a E rated tire and running at 25 psi. Great tire from the reviews. The wheels are the newer Level 8 ZX. There's a optional rock ring to protect the wheel off road.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:33 PM   #6
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Somebody came across a Amazon pricing error on the Rugged Ridge XHD bumper for $200
A bunch of us had the price honored
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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Currently running in the front all Synergy. Well except for the TF monster track bar.
Ball joints
Tie rod
Drag link (flipped)
TB bracket raised 3"

Fox ATS Stabilizer which is fantastic.

AEV and now Rancho drop brackets until I decide on my next move for arms. I have talked to Clayton here in CT. Love their LA setup.

Long term goal is to buy a welder and learn how to weld. Best friend who happens to work with me is a welder
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:11 AM   #10
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Awesome rig. Ranchos are on my hit list.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #11
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very cool brother. it's fun to look back at what they used to be!
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W/R/T the rock ring, did you have the wheels balanced with the rings on (I assume) or off?

If so, are the weights on the rings, underneath on the rim, or static balanced with tape weights on the inside?

Vibration?

Tell me you're not running powder.

Do you run the rings all the time or just put them on when you're on the trail?

I have decided on 315/17 DT's but not wheels yet. I still have about 6 months left on the OEM Bridgestones at this point & the 18's will end up barrel stacked in my barn after. The rock ring is a nice feature but not mandatory since mine is a DD as well as the weekend toy. Would they be a PITA to remove (like bead locks) then reinstall for play time?
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K- W/R/T the rock ring, did you have the wheels balanced with the rings on (I assume) or off? If so, are the weights on the rings, underneath on the rim, or static balanced with tape weights on the inside? Vibration? Tell me you're not running powder. Do you run the rings all the time or just put them on when you're on the trail? I have decided on 315/17 DT's but not wheels yet. I still have about 6 months left on the OEM Bridgestones at this point & the 18's will end up barrel stacked in my barn after. The rock ring is a nice feature but not mandatory since mine is a DD as well as the weekend toy. Would they be a PITA to remove (like bead locks) then reinstall for play time?
Good point man. I don't know if they will affect balance. I have weights stuck on the inside and inner lip. No weights on the outside.
Need to check with Matador. He runs the RR version w/ rings.

Worst case ... Run only off road.
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Wow, it's great seeing the oldies.

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I've been away for a while. Busy, busy summer.
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Excellent build my friend. How are you liking that Fox ATS?
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:16 AM   #19
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Excellent build my friend. How are you liking that Fox ATS?
Sup Kramer nice to see ya.

The Fox ATS is simply amazing. One of my favorite mods. Totally worth every penny.
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Great build. I'm trying to go your route, synergy ball joints, tie rods, Rancho shocks. Didn't you use to have a Rancho 7000 Steering stabilizer? I know you love your ATS, but I was leaning towards the Rancho SS for 80$. Sounds really stiff, how did you like yours? My stock one is blown.
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I could not keep the Km2's balanced and with my New Synergy tie rod would not work with my 15" wheels. Probably should of gone with a 17" but ended up with 35x16 Hankook MT's. These are a E rated tire and running at 25 psi. Great tire from the reviews. The wheels are the newer Level 8 ZX. There's a optional rock ring to protect the wheel off road.
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Kjeeper10, What's the reason you switched from the Rancho 9000s to the 7000? Was thinking of asking Santa for some 9000s.
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Great build. I'm trying to go your route, synergy ball joints, tie rods, Rancho shocks. Didn't you use to have a Rancho 7000 Steering stabilizer? I know you love your ATS, but I was leaning towards the Rancho SS for 80$. Sounds really stiff, how did you like yours? My stock one is blown.
Rancho SS did its job but I wanted something more "even"
Like most high psi gas shocks there was a slight pull that seemed to get better after some miles. Either that or I got used to it.

After reading Matadors thread on the ATS, I was sold.
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Kjeeper10, What's the reason you switched from the Rancho 9000s to the 7000? Was thinking of asking Santa for some 9000s.
Long story short ... I like trying different shocks

Honesty .. A vender was selling a open box brand new set on a forum for $220 I believe. He was able to write the receipt for cost so I was able to still use the rebate at the time. Total was around $170 iirc. Post was up for a while and really surprised nobody scooped them up. I'll say this again. I would have no issues running the 9000's again.
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Long story short ... I like trying different shocks

Honesty .. A vender was selling a open box brand new set on a forum for $220 I believe. He was able to write the receipt for cost so I was able to still use the rebate at the time. Total was around $170 iirc. Post was up for a while and really surprised nobody scooped them up. I'll say this again. I would have no issues running the 9000's again.

did you ever wind up selling those fox shocks you got?
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Long story short ... I like trying different shocks

Honesty .. A vender was selling a open box brand new set on a forum for $220 I believe. He was able to write the receipt for cost so I was able to still use the rebate at the time. Total was around $170 iirc. Post was up for a while and really surprised nobody scooped them up. I'll say this again. I would have no issues running the 9000's again.
Can't argue with straight up economics!
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Damn it I'm getting the ATS. Read you review and matadors (or how ever it's spelled) and I'm sold. Sounds like the best setup for controlling your front end. Better than a charged shock pushing on your steering wheel. The only thing that throws me off is why do people say it's not as effective on a 4 door. I understand the longer wheel base makes us more stable, but in terms of bumps, control, crowing control, turning, wouldn't it not matter if it's a 2 or four door?

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