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Old 03-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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GArubi 03 Rubicon build

I have had it two months now and with the exception of a new head unit and speakers I haven't touched it.

My Zone 4.25 lift will be here next week, I'm still debating between the Metalcloak and JKS front adjustable track bar.

I will post updated pics along the way....here we go!
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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After lift it's going to be tires and bumpers. I already have a mile marker winch from a previous truck, just need to freshen it up.

I'm going to stay with the factory MOAB's and run a 285/75r16 mud terrain.

I'm leaning towards the Kenda Klever M/T KR29 simply because of cost. $625 shipped to my door. I like the Goodyears but those are a grand.

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Old 03-11-2014, 09:51 PM   #3
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Just wondering if you got your lift in? I have the same one siting in my basement waiting to put on. Let me know how it goes, or what else that you had to get. I was also looking at the same adjustable track bars, l would like to know what you decided on?
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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Just wondering if you got your lift in? I have the same one siting in my basement waiting to put on. Let me know how it goes, or what else that you had to get. I was also looking at the same adjustable track bars, l would like to know what you decided on?
Yes I got it, and the JKS adjustable trac bar came in today! It's hard to keep walking by all those boxes in the garage. I'm hoping to do the body lift and mml this weekend and maybe suspension the next. Depends on wife and kids letting me get it done though!
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:06 PM   #5
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Did the 1.25 inch body lift and motor mount lift this weekend, pain in the butt! Took about 7 hours to do. Hard parts were the steering carrier bearing spacer; no good way to get to the top bolt. Remounting transfer shift linkage sucked too. A second person would have cut the time way down.

Getting the motor mounts off and modified was pretty straightforward. Securing motor back to mount was difficult. A lot of minor adjustments with two different jacks to get the angles to line up.

I'm going to give the suspension a go this Saturday.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:09 PM   #6
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Lift and tires are done. Had some problems with the easy stuff and the stuff I thought would be hard wasn't.

Overall I'm happy, I have a slight shimmy when driving and the 2nd/4th/reverse is hard to get into.

Will get the alignment and console trimming done this week.

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I like the way that looks! I was wondering if you had any problems with the rear upper shock mounts? One of my friends told me that when he did his lift that the bolts snapped off Into the tub and it took him forever to try and fix that. Were there any really difficult parts or was it mostly just because of rust?
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Another question, what size tires do you have on In that picture?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #9
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I like the way that looks! I was wondering if you had any problems with the rear upper shock mounts? One of my friends told me that when he did his lift that the bolts snapped off Into the tub and it took him forever to try and fix that. Were there any really difficult parts or was it mostly just because of rust?
Thanks!

The upper front sway bar links/ball joints were a nightmare to separate. And then I see videos where they just fall out, go figure. Took about 4.5 hours on the pair.

I didn't have any problems with shocks. Rear track bar bolt at axle was tough to remove but nothing to crazy. Just a lot of PB blaster and patience. Getting to the nuts to tighten down rear track bar relocation bracket was a pain too.
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Another question, what size tires do you have on In that picture?
285/75R16 Kenda Kkever MT.

They were my original choice due to price. Then I decided on Duratracs cause they are $189 at 4 wheel parts.

Then I lucked into a trade that I couldn't turn down and ended up with 5 of these.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:11 PM   #11
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Installed the flip top/sun rider kit on the factory top. Pretty sweet setup.
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