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Old 09-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Rubiwho's 2014 JKU Rubicon Build



2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
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-6 Speed Manual
Dealer Options:
-430N Stereo, Premium Soft Top, Heated Seats, Connectivity Group

Ordered 6/24 - Delivered 8/14

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LoD Front Mid-Width Bumper, w/Winch Guard and Skid Plate
LoD Rock SLiders
LoD Gen 3 Full Rear Bumper W/Tire Swing Arm, W/Rear Lights and Extended Brake Light Mount
Hutchinson Rock Monster Beadlock Wheels - 17x8.5, Back Space 4.63"
Goodyear Kevlar MT/R - 37x12.5x17
AEV 3.5" SC Dual Sport Suspension Lift
Crown Extended Brake Lines - Red
Warn PowerPlant Winch
Factor 55 Pro Link Winch Thimble
ARB Diff Covers: Front and Rear
Royal Purple - 75W-140
sPod - The Source - 6 Red Switches
PIAA 520 ATP - Bumper lights
PIAA 540 Xtreme White - Windshield Lights
Rugged Ridge Euro Light Covers, Head lights Turn Signals, Tail Lights
Rugged Ridge Grab Handles and Fire Extinguisher Holder
Tuffy Security Box -Under Drivers Seat.
Red LED Maglite Mounted on Driver Seat
D-Rings and DayStar D-Ring Isolators
Cobra 75 WX ST CB, Firestik, w/Uniden Speaker Installed in Roll Bar
CoolTec CB mount.

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Birthday 8/14- Weight 4315 lbs

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Old 09-25-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #4
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Light Covers, More looks than function
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Uh Oh, FedEX guy was not happy this morning. Very Heavy...
Bumpers and Sliders from Chris at LoD, Thanks
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Front Bumper Winch and Lights Install...
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:27 AM   #9
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #10
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #12
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Tuffy Security Drawer and Maglite..
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #13
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ARB Time... w/Royal Purple 75W-140
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:47 AM   #14
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FexEx guy still hates me... He wants me to pay his chiropractor bill...

Lift, Tires, and Wheels

This is what come in the Hutchinson Rock Monster Beadlocks each wheel w/bead is 47 lbs, each Goodyear Kevlar 37" is 72 lbs = 119 lbs or a s%!t ton...
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #15
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Now time to "MAN" it up...

Install Lift, Brake Lines...

Anyone seen the 18m socket?
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Now to mount the tires. No tire store near me will mount beadlocks.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:57 AM   #17
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The results are in...
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #18
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Future Mods... Stay tuned

RCV Front Axles
EVO Front Axle Sleeves
DieTech Offroad C Gussets
G2 Dana 44 5.13 Ring and Pinion Gears
G2 Dana 44 Placer Gold Chromoly Rear Axle
Tom Woods 1310 Front Drive
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:54 PM   #19
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Real nice!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #20
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Great buld!

I've been developing a plan to mod my 2014 JKUR and it's almost exactly like yours so I was very pleased to find your build thread today.

I have some questions for you so I'll PM you instead of doing it here. I won't ask you if you're happy with what you've done since people almost never say anything negative about what they're bought/installed.

Really nice build - glad to have found it. Please keep posting the pics.

Oh, why didn't you go with the LoD rear tire carrier that is attached to the rear door and swings with it?

I was surprised to see that the LoD front bumper doesn't match up to the width and fenders better - is that the full-width LoD front bumper?
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I've been developing a plan to mod my 2014 JKUR and it's almost exactly like yours so I was very pleased to find your build thread today.

I have some questions for you so I'll PM you instead of doing it here. I won't ask you if you're happy with what you've done since people almost never say anything negative about what they're bought/installed.

Really nice build - glad to have found it. Please keep posting the pics.

Oh, why didn't you go with the LoD rear tire carrier that is attached to the rear door and swings with it?

I was surprised to see that the LoD front bumper doesn't match up to the width and fenders better - is that the full-width LoD front bumper?
Thanks, and honestly I am really happy with the products I choose, I did a 2012 JKU and the only things I different was, a Rubicon this time, Beadlock wheels, 37's instead of 35" and got rid of the overhead tuffy/CB console (dangerous incase of an accident and kept banging my head). The front bumper is a mid-width not the full, so its not going to match up to the fenders. With the rear bumper swing arm you have more options (can add fuel tanks, trail rack, ect.) The other part I didn't like about the linked option was the door is fairly difficult to open when attached. I have seen it one two different jeep and both had the same problem... not sure if its normal.
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Rcv axles suck. Have fun fixing that on the trail wen it finally does grenade. I take a good ol Yukon super joint any day. Almost unbreakable and easy fix if it does go.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #23
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Rcv axles suck. Have fun fixing that on the trail wen it finally does grenade. I take a good ol Yukon super joint any day. Almost unbreakable and easy fix if it does go.
Huh, this is the first I've heard of that. Are you speaking from experience. Good info to know before I buy them. Thanks. RCV does have a lifetime warranty, I guess they just keep replacing them? But I definitely don't want to get stuck on the trail.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:07 PM   #24
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Awesome contribution, thanks!

Rubiwho, I'd like to also thank you for putting this together. I am doing many of the same mods on my 14 JKUR (when it gets here, that is!), many of which are identical parts! Thanks for sharing so that others can see what the updates will look like.

Much obliged.
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Oh, and what size are the hood/windshield PIAA's? 5 inch? I'm debating between 5 and 6 for the hood, leaning 5. I like the size on your rig.
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Nice build - what external speaker did you get for the cb?

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Nice build - what external speaker did you get for the cb? Thanks!
It was the Uniden BC7, plenty loud enough.
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Oh, and what size are the hood/windshield PIAA's? 5 inch? I'm debating between 5 and 6 for the hood, leaning 5. I like the size on your rig.
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Their the PIAA 520's, 6", and 540's, 5".
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Took the doors off finally. I did the Harley mirror mod. Cut out a rubber gasket to prevent the paint from scratching.
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Put mirrors on both sides. Entire mod was about $75. Very sturdy, no vibrating. Much cheaper than relocation mirrors from known vendors.

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