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04-23-2013 01:56 AM
StrizzyChris OK! For all of those that were interested in this type of build...I started my new thread. I didnt want to start it until I actually had something to show. I have messaged the forum moderators and requested access to perform write-ups and will be giving in-depth photo's and instructions/tips for install of all the products I have listed as well as some youtube video's covering it. for those hard-core wheelers into a ton of fabrication work, it wont be too exciting for you, but for those who cant weld, but dont want that and all the cost associated with hiring a shop to do your install to limit you from a MIGHTY capable rig, then this is just for you!(but mostly for me )

Link to my new 2013 JKU Rubi Build Thread
02-14-2013 05:11 PM
StrizzyChris Sooo...I placed my order for this build. It's a Dune JKUR and it has an estimated ship date of 2/22! Im pretty stoked to say the least! Not only to do my build, but to own a jeep again! Ill start a new thread when I get baby pictures!
01-14-2013 01:00 PM
jamyzcc
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Originally Posted by StrizzyChris View Post
Oh so a quick update. I have been in hawaii for the past three months for work. I can only get on forums from my phone since they block everything on their computers. There have been many parts purchased for this build and will update everything once I'm back to the mainland and online.

Also I will be placing my order for the 2013 JKUR Dune in a couple weeks when the ordering becomes available. Anyone know of a dealer that rocks for pricing? I have tread lightly, but looking for someone that might discount on top of that.
Awesome, I'm also ordering the Dune soon, but a 2 Dr.
There's a forum user named Pat@Fields and he is offering 2% below invoice but his dealorships are in Il and FL. And I read that if you order a Jeep brochure from the Jeep website, you might get lucky and get a $500 bonus cash rebate.
01-01-2013 05:54 PM
MikeK46
01-01-2013 06:05 AM
StrizzyChris Oh so a quick update. I have been in hawaii for the past three months for work. I can only get on forums from my phone since they block everything on their computers. There have been many parts purchased for this build and will update everything once I'm back to the mainland and online.

Also I will be placing my order for the 2013 JKUR Dune in a couple weeks when the ordering becomes available. Anyone know of a dealer that rocks for pricing? I have tread lightly, but looking for someone that might discount on top of that.
08-24-2012 11:33 PM
CMA_Rider
08-24-2012 11:19 PM
StrizzyChris This thread will be changed to a new thread soon. I sold this jeep andd will be performing this exact same build but NOW ON A 2013!!!
07-26-2012 07:08 PM
StrizzyChris
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
My question..

Can't coil overs be used in place on long arms to increase articulation ?


These coilovers can be used with adjustable short arm's OR long arms. The amount of articulation you receive will not be increased or hindered by either of them by length of arm alone.

What will effect articulation is your control arm joints. If you are using an isolator or rubber bushing type joint, then they will be a binding point. Also if you use a 4 link radius arm lift, it will also bind before full articulation is met. If you are using "short arms" with something like a Johnny Joint ends you will have a greater level of articulation but wont have that quiet dampening effect of the rubber isolator that the factory links have.

Long arms will give you greater stability when performing maneuvers or when swerving at high rates of speed. Easiest way to compare is how much stability you have while flat footed compared to on tippy toes.
07-21-2012 04:50 PM
ESP Jameson22,

You could remove the logo and re-attach it.
07-21-2012 04:46 PM
Jameson22
07-21-2012 07:46 AM
kramer2k Sub'd.

The links to pictures from post 20 appear to be broken, OP.
07-21-2012 03:52 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by StrizzyChris
Quick question. How do I update a post. I am wanting to edit and regularlt update my second post, which is the parts list. Cant find the edit button?
15minutes after the post only I believe

Pm a moderator. Or flag that post with what you want to do.

My question..

Can't coil overs be used in place on long arms to increase articulation ?


07-21-2012 03:00 AM
StrizzyChris Quick question. How do I update a post. I am wanting to edit and regularlt update my second post, which is the parts list. Cant find the edit button?
06-29-2012 10:56 PM
WatchThis! Ahh I see. Seeing how much I hang my mounts on rocks and such I dont know if I would trust them just bolted onto the frame.
I am guessing since you are going through with a build like this that you plan on wheeling it hard. It might be worth looking into having someone run a bead around the control arm mounts after you finish the install. I am a firm beleaver in overkill when it comes to building something for hardcore wheeling.

Also dont forget to alow time to have your driveshafts built after you have everything built and take your mesurments for them.
06-29-2012 10:42 PM
StrizzyChris
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Originally Posted by WatchThis! View Post
Maby Im missing something but how can long arms be bolt on? I dont see how it would work if you used the stock mounting points.
There are many bolt on LA kits. I will be using a sawzall to cut off the original JK brackets and a flap wheel to grind it flush. All the bolt on kits include the bracketry that you will bolt to the frame which be your new front and rear lower controll arm mounting points. They require a couple wholes drilled through the frame and thats it!
06-29-2012 10:16 PM
WatchThis! Maby Im missing something but how can long arms be bolt on? I dont see how it would work if you used the stock mounting points.
06-29-2012 09:36 PM
StrizzyChris Made a stop yesterday in my "research" for the 1-ton axles I am going to use. That visit was at a little shop some of you guys might have heard of called Dynatrac.

I had spoke to Steve in the past and he is a really nice guy. On this visit, Steve was out of town on an off road trip and, I spoke with Dan Seldon. He is a great guy as well. I was there and we just chatted for a couple hours about all things off road. This guy knows his stuff and really personable.

On both occurences I never felt any pressure to buy. Never have they tried to push any expensive upgrades on me that I didnt need. Dan actually gave me recommendations of "not needing" some upgrades for my purpose and told me to save that for other upgrades more suitable.











These guys are one of my front-runners in my axle choice
06-28-2012 07:48 PM
StrizzyChris
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Sub'd. Interested to see this
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Originally Posted by Wrangler_Man11 View Post
I'm in
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Originally Posted by ZRT.308 View Post
This should be interesting.. Good Luck sir...
Thanks! I know, for myself, that it can be frustrating and difficult to get a concept of what is an "at home" everymans build and it still be pretty extreme. My parameters were to keep it as sturdy and durable as a weld on BA kit out there, but doable for myself(and anyone else for that matter) and my basic tools.

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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
bolt on long arms too..
Absolutely! The whole build will be weld free and installed in my garage.
06-28-2012 12:45 PM
paychex.308

This should be interesting.. Good Luck sir...
06-28-2012 12:42 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
hmmm. you can put on a 6" kit and get the same amount of travel with more lift height and have long arms...

so my .02

i'm definitely sub'd though, i'd be curious on the axle swap as i'm looking to do the same once ours give out.
bolt on long arms too..
06-28-2012 12:30 PM
Wrangler_Man11 I'm in
06-28-2012 12:04 PM
2010JK Sub'd. Interested to see this
06-28-2012 10:36 AM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by StrizzyChris View Post
I spoke to EVO directly because i had the same concerns of limited travel. I told them my plan and they said they would be able to make this kit work for 40's.
hmmm. you can put on a 6" kit and get the same amount of travel with more lift height and have long arms...

so my .02

i'm definitely sub'd though, i'd be curious on the axle swap as i'm looking to do the same once ours give out.
06-28-2012 10:06 AM
StrizzyChris
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
i'm not sure how you will accommodate 40's with their kit. their max lift height for that is 3.5 or 4" or something and they only have travel at 12" if that
I spoke to EVO directly because i had the same concerns of limited travel. I told them my plan and they said they would be able to make this kit work for 40's.
06-28-2012 10:03 AM
StrizzyChris
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Originally Posted by N3M0 View Post
Yea i saw that kit. Looks solid
and the affordability is substancial compared to other systems. I was contemplating the lever system and a few other bolt on systems, but had a few reserves.
The cost of the lever system alone, you can by this complete front and rear bolt-on system. Also synergy has a bolt on rear system but its install is much more involved, costs about the same, and adds more weight to the rig.
There is also a Rebel kit called Recon that I was researching, and people seem to like a lot as well. That total front and rear kit costs $4,600 plus tax and shipping. The reported wheel travel of the rebel kit is less than what I have read to be reported by the EVO kit, and at that price point, its $1000 more total cost.
06-28-2012 09:57 AM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by StrizzyChris View Post
It is their new Front and Rear Bolt-On Kit that was just released(but not yet shipped)
i'm not sure how you will accommodate 40's with their kit. their max lift height for that is 3.5 or 4" or something and they only have travel at 12" if that
06-28-2012 05:50 AM
MrAugie
06-28-2012 04:31 AM
N3M0
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Originally Posted by StrizzyChris

It is their new Front and Rear Bolt-On Kit that was just released(but not yet shipped)
Yea i saw that kit. Looks solid
06-27-2012 10:49 PM
StrizzyChris
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
Which evo kit are you referring to? Their new kit? Or double throw down?
It is their new Front and Rear Bolt-On Kit that was just released(but not yet shipped)
06-27-2012 09:41 PM
pluke the 2 Which evo kit are you referring to? Their new kit? Or double throw down?
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