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Old 10-11-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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Exclamation USS.RUBICON CORE build thread

Hi WRANGLER family ,

Just bought my 2013 JK 2door Wrangler Rubicon right before Labor Day (my very first domestic purchase ever), but it's been sitting in the garage idle for about a month while I was prepping my BMW 1M for sale. And finally last week, the BMW sold and I could finally enjoy the JEEP









During the long month I added small things to the JEEP, rugged ridge this, rugged ridge that, Bestop this, smittybilt that, and finally today I was able to get a special delivery from OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION (my sales guy lives in the same city I live in): 1/4 pounder front bumper and stinger. I also ordered the rock sliders but they are awaiting production, ETA 2 more weeks.



Also been thankful for the good weather in socal and been riding day and night topless, doorless



My inspiration came from my next door neighbor, US Army Sgt MONACO



and a resident member of this forum @Hidrorayo and his amazing JK



I compiled my build list and the following will be ordered in the next two weeks. I was fortunate to come off the BMW with a lot of parts money that I can fortunately reinvest into the JEEP right away.

OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION 1/4 pounder front bumper black
OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION stinger black
OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION rock sliders black
OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION 2.5 inch lift kit with new coil overs and shocks (TBD)
WARN ELITE SERIES rear bumper
WARN bumper tire carrier
WARN jack mount
Hi-Lift 48 inch jack
BUSHWACKER pocket style front and rear fender flares (still debating these)
FIVE (5) HUTCHINSON ROCK MONSTER WHEELS WA-0594 17x8.5 BLACK DOUBLE BEADLOCK
FIVE (5) MICKEY THOMPSON BAJA RADIAL MTZ 37x12.50R17LT
JW SPEAKER 8700 Evolution LED black headlights
RECON smoked LED turn signals
AEV heat reduction hood
Rugged Ridge mirror replacements and relocators
MAGNA FLOW cat back dual tip exhaust black

+ a secret vinyl warp proper for a US NAVY JEEP RUBICON build


Finally, this is how my BMW 1M build turned out, 56K death
Was hooked up with a lot of sponsors, the JEEP won't be as loud with the wrap and stickers I swear

EINSER M's Темникова E82 AW 1M build thread

Yes I was US NAVY (master-at-arms) and yes I live about 50 kliks east of Los Angeles, CA (a little place called Rancho Cucamonga, CA). The Auto-Club Speedway in Fontana, CA is a stone throw away from me. Hoping to get active in the community and on the trails with a bunch of you guys.

Cheers,

Kirk

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looks good so far
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looks good so far
thank you, but its all stock right now
for some odd reason i fell in love with the car and the wheels in the dealer showroom but then got home and got buyer's remorse!!!
the hutchinsons will fix that hopefully
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WELCOME!!!!

Love it well done!!! What type of grill inserts you got going?
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Love it well done!!! What type of grill inserts you got going?
my amazon prime account preceeded me and i had the grille inserts before i even had the rubi (my very first purchase): they're the rugged ridge black grille inserts i got them from amazon.com

Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11306.30 Black Grille Insert: Automotive
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my amazon prime account preceeded me and i had the grille inserts before i even had the rubi (my very first purchase): they're the rugged ridge black grille inserts i got them from amazon.com

Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11306.30 Black Grille Insert: Automotive
lol - love your JK

By the way, I also bought my 2013 JKR from Moss Bros. They are great people, specially Robert and Hasan.
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lol - love your JK

By the way, I also bought my 2013 JKR from Moss Bros. They are great people, specially Robert and Hasan.
hope you continue to love the build! I was fortunate to make good connections with talented photographers and videographers who are now friends, so I will bring a lot of content to this build thread, so please come back often!

Moss Bros were good, I would go back and buy another JEEP from them! How far are you from rancho cucamonga? you're in LA?
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Welcome to the forum. Looks like this is gonna be a sweet build. BTW thank you for your service..
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Welcome to the forum. Looks like this is gonna be a sweet build. BTW thank you for your service..
i appreciate the warm welcome!
and thank you for your support
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Welcome to WF! Sick Jeep and looks like a solid build. You seem to know what you're doing when it comes to modding, that 1M was wicked.
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Welcome to WF! Sick Jeep and looks like a solid build. You seem to know what you're doing when it comes to modding, that 1M was wicked.
feel free to interject and critique publicly or privately what I do to my jeep this is all new to me. I was in my comfort zone with the BMW but am truly enjoying every moment of the JK and not missing the Bavarian for a second! Thank you for checking it out and looking fwd to contributing to the community
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Welcome to forum and the Jeep family. I have been having a blast building ours up as well!
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Welcome to the boards and to Jeeping. The Jeep will take you places and on adventures the M1 never would. Being a former speed freak of the two wheeled mode of transportation nothing I ever did on my raced prep'd R1 got my hear racing like some of things I've done in my RUBICON. As my bride is fond of saying, "The most fun you will ever have going 1mph". We no longer wonder where that dirt road or trail goes, we find out.

I am looking forward to the wrap reveal due to myself being a retired squid. Aviation Electronics Technician Chief.

See ya on the trails.
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Just as a suggestion to upgrade the rear bumper and secure your tire more!

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thank you Sir
looking fwd to be equally blasted
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Welcome to the boards and to Jeeping. The Jeep will take you places and on adventures the M1 never would. Being a former speed freak of the two wheeled mode of transportation nothing I ever did on my raced prep'd R1 got my hear racing like some of things I've done in my RUBICON. As my bride is fond of saying, "The most fun you will ever have going 1mph". We no longer wonder where that dirt road or trail goes, we find out. I am looking forward to the wrap reveal due to myself being a retired squid. Aviation Electronics Technician Chief. See ya on the trails.
hooyah another squid on deck! that 1mph quote is dead on truth: I haven't had so much pleasure going to slow!!!!!!!!! I'll hopefully make you proud with the build chief.
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that was a sick looking bmw...
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hope you continue to love the build! I was fortunate to make good connections with talented photographers and videographers who are now friends, so I will bring a lot of content to this build thread, so please come back often!

Moss Bros were good, I would go back and buy another JEEP from them! How far are you from rancho cucamonga? you're in LA?
I will keep coming back and checking your build because you and I have the exact JK model and color

I am a bit far away from ya! I live in the San Fernando Valley area.
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OMG! I just noticed that giant-ass Panda sitting inside your JK. Did Moss Bros throw that in to sweeten up the deal J/K
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that was a sick looking bmw...
i enjoyed it for the 2 years i had it, great coverage and notoriety with the BMW crowds thank you
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well done!!! What type of grill inserts you got going?
the 7 grille inserts are from rugged ridge they snap in easy and honestly should be OEM!

Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 11306.30 Black Grille Insert: Automotive
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I will keep coming back and checking your build because you and I have the exact JK model and color

I am a bit far away from ya! I live in the San Fernando Valley area.
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OMG! I just noticed that giant-ass Panda sitting inside your JK. Did Moss Bros throw that in to sweeten up the deal J/K
ha ha ha ha ha should i post a clearer picture of my costco 29.99 giant panda????? in the BMW...

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Welcome aboard shipmate. We will need pictures of the completed build. Enjoy!!
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Thank you! lots of reading and research!!!
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Shipment 1 of 3 just arrived today at the shop
Let's see how many pallets this build will occupy

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^^^ looking good! anymore updates?

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