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Old 03-28-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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Penny - a Copperhead JKU

After several years of drooling over a buddies JKU I finally decided to pull the trigger when I saw a Copperhead on Tan interior.




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Old 03-28-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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With the plastic still on her seats and only 4 miles, she is down the path of disassembly.



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Old 03-28-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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So long, bumpers and fenders.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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4:10's out and 4:88's going in.


Gussets and RCV axels will finish them out
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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Metalcloak control arms next to factory
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:29 PM   #6
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Metalcloak arms stretching out some Evo King Coilovers in the rear






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Old 03-28-2014, 09:33 PM   #7
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Fronts are next with some air bump stops


Axels in and Fox ATS stabilizer
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:40 PM   #8
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Poison Spyder Crusher Flares


and getting ready for brawler rocker
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:45 PM   #9
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And finally all dressed in PSC Rock Brawler bumpers, 10A/X hood, 37 nitto trail grapplers on 17" ATX Slabs

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:50 PM   #10
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Nice looking Jeep!
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:50 PM   #11
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I have to say the guys at Pollard in Boulder did an awesome job. It was a dream of mine that they made come true and I had a blast working with them through the process. This setup rides awesome on and off road. I hope this helps to serve for others who at one point like myself were out searching for ideas/knowledge and just fun pics!
Metalcloak Duroflex Arms
Evo coilovers
King bump stops
1310 DS
Evo Sleeve/Gusset
RCV shafts
4:88
Evo Skids
37 Trail Grapplers
ATX 17x9 Slabs
PSC - Brawler Front and Rear Bumpers
PSC - Crusher Flairs
PSC - Brawler Rockers
Warn 9.5 CTI
Truck Lights
10th Hood
Interior hard top painted black
Misc interior parts painted Copper
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:52 PM   #12
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Penny deserved to finally get dirty
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:54 PM   #13
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Nice looking Jeep!
Thanks! I absolutely love it and look forward to driving it every chance I get. Really looking forward to getting the top off this summer. I have dreamed about that for years and finally have the chance.
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One of my favorite builds I've seen. I really like the copper. Excellent build specs and quality.

Is your rig automatic? How does it do on the highway at high speeds? 75-80 ok?
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One of my favorite builds I've seen. I really like the copper. Excellent build specs and quality.

Is your rig automatic? How does it do on the highway at high speeds? 75-80 ok?
Thanks, yes it is auto. On the highway it drives better than expected. While not a normal car, it can be handled with one hand and does not need excessive adjustment. Just took it a few hundred miles. 70-75 it is nice, 80 starts to get the engine RPM's up and it gets a bit loud. Either way it will do it, but 80 seems to really take some effort where 70 was pretty easy to cruise at. Also, it has not issues getting up to speed when getting on the highway. I am pretty happy with the 3.6/4:88/37's for daily driving/highway. Seems to be a good balance.
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Nice build, but i'm curious on one thing.

It looks like you tore out all of the drivetrain upgrades that the Rubicon got you, except for the housings and shafts.

Why spend the money on a rubicon if you were planning to so heavily modify it anyway? I'd have bought a sport, and just dropped in some replacement axles along with your suspension mods.


Jealous, btw, When i bought my 2013 there was no burnt orange color on the lineup. Which is what I really wanted. When 2014 brought copperhead, i about traded in my 2013.
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Niiiiiiiiice!
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Nice build, but i'm curious on one thing.

It looks like you tore out all of the drivetrain upgrades that the Rubicon got you, except for the housings and shafts.

Why spend the money on a rubicon if you were planning to so heavily modify it anyway?
He still kept the 4:1 T case, E lockers, and Auto sway bar disco Nate. A lot of Rubi owners do the sleeve/gusset and chromoly shaft upgrade. He'd need 4.88's no mater what he bought.

I do like the build-a-Sport idea though. I traded in my 10A on a 14 Sport this year to do just that.
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He still kept the 4:1 T case, E lockers, and Auto sway bar disco Nate. A lot of Rubi owners do the sleeve/gusset and chromoly shaft upgrade. He'd need 4.88's no mater what he bought.

I do like the build-a-Sport idea though. I traded in my 10A on a 14 Sport this year to do just that.
Yea, it just seems like it would have been cheaper to start with a base model, and then build from there. I guess i'd have to look at the numbers to say for sure.

Also, I saw the ARB diff covers, and assumed that the e-lockers were replaced with ARB air lockers.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:19 AM   #20
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Ultimately I wanted the tan leather/nav since it is my daily and initially the build was going to be much smaller AEV. Then after buying the Jeep, I rode in one with this setup and was sold. A couple of shops out here in CO are doing a lot of this build combo.

So looking back, could I have saved a few bucks on a Saraha (to get the interior) and put in the new axels, lockers, transfer case? I doubt it. More I just look back and wonder if I should have bought used and put a Hemi in it LOL
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So looking back, could I have saved a few bucks on a Saraha (to get the interior) and put in the new axels, lockers, transfer case? I doubt it. More I just look back and wonder if I should have bought used and put a Hemi in it LOL
Ha ha ha! me too! I like that Bruiser diesel or the Hemi.

I just want a diesel AEV expedition Jeep to pull my non-street legal rock crawler to and over the mountain. Is that too much to ask?

Unfortunately, we have 2 mall crawlers with Pentastars. I'm not complaining, I'll drive the v6 till it croaks.
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:45 PM   #22
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I have to say a few more things about Pollard - those guys are absolutely awesome! I have purchased quite a few new cars and have never had any experience close to what they offer. Not once, but multiple occasions, they have gone out of their way to provide great service and product. If you are in the CO market, I would highly advise talking with them.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #23
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Just returned from Moab. This thing is a beast! Did Pritchett and Hells Revenge





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