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07-25-2013 11:25 PM
LMT Rubi Love your JK when can I personally listen to your exhaust? I'm interested in a new exhaust for my 2013.
07-04-2013 04:58 PM
20082013JK
JKU Build Episode 13: Rust-Oleum Bedliner

Episode 13: RUST-OLEUM Bed Liner (Check out the rest of this build also @ my channel) - YouTube
06-15-2013 12:30 PM
20082013JK
Any opinions on JK cages?

Still need to do a front cage and eventually a T-case. Any opinions on front cages? Here are a few options I have found.

1) I actually already have the OR-Fab cage in my 08 JK
2)Poison Spyder cage (pretty pricey)
3) Rock hard cage (I am not sure if it has an option to tie it to the floor)
06-08-2013 04:52 PM
20082013JK
Rock Lights

Here is my second try a part 12- Rock lights! Hopefully better this time:2013 JK Build Part 12- Rock lights- Please rate and comment! - YouTube
06-03-2013 11:12 PM
20082013JK
Rock lights

Close to finishing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-D-Hojlv3M
05-25-2013 12:55 PM
20082013JK
skids

Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelEdwardsDO View Post
How much do they weigh?
Heavy, you remove the stock transfer case skid, but you definitely are adding weight.
05-25-2013 05:13 AM
MichaelEdwardsDO
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20082013JK View Post
Rock Hard's multi-colored, 3-piece skid set:
Check out my Installation video (above)!
How much do they weigh?
05-25-2013 05:09 AM
20082013JK
Rock Hard skids pic 2

Another view of my skids:
05-24-2013 12:43 AM
20082013JK
Rock Hard Skids (3 parts)

Rock Hard's multi-colored, 3-piece skid set:
Check out my Installation video (above)!
05-23-2013 12:03 AM
20082013JK
Almost done

Episode 11- Rock Hard skids, winch and lights:

2013 JK Build Part 11- Rock Hard Skid plates- Please rate and comment! - YouTube

Real close to being done!
05-15-2013 03:08 PM
20082013JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by jagerhelix View Post
Really liking your build brother. It reminds me a lot of mine. Started with a sport a learned to do everything on my own to save on labor costs for more parts. Now they are very similar. I even got the "why did you get all this nice stuff and cheap out on a winch" question lol.

Let me know your impression on the Rear Anti-Rock. I run a front right now and I'm debating getting the rear as well. Right now I can tell my front forces my rear suspension to do a lot more work than it ever would disconnecting. In a good way.
Cool, I just need to finish up a couple of things and then get on the trails. I'll keep posting.
05-11-2013 09:00 PM
jagerhelix Really liking your build brother. It reminds me a lot of mine. Started with a sport a learned to do everything on my own to save on labor costs for more parts. Now they are very similar. I even got the "why did you get all this nice stuff and cheap out on a winch" question lol.

Let me know your impression on the Rear Anti-Rock. I run a front right now and I'm debating getting the rear as well. Right now I can tell my front forces my rear suspension to do a lot more work than it ever would disconnecting. In a good way.
05-09-2013 11:04 AM
20082013JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by kappaknight View Post
Is it an automatic or manual? I still have the stock DS up front in my 4-door automatic and the bar in front of the cross member is limiting my droop; more so than the exhaust I think.
It is a stick. The thing that was going to impede travel was the exhaust, but with the Teraflex spacers and the new driveshaft, the problem was remedied. I am not sure about the bar you mention.
05-08-2013 07:51 AM
kappaknight
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20082013JK View Post
This is my understanding. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

With the 4" lift, in order to get full axle travel downward, one needs to replace the stock driveshaft. This gives you more articulation and lets the axle drop to it's fullest potential.

If you only did this however, the new driveshaft wouldn't be able to let the axle drop all the way because it would contact the exhaust that runs across right in front of the cross member. The spacers remedy this problem.
Is it an automatic or manual? I still have the stock DS up front in my 4-door automatic and the bar in front of the cross member is limiting my droop; more so than the exhaust I think.
05-07-2013 11:19 PM
20082013JK
Magnaflow 17143 Catback Exhaust

Episode 10 of my 2013 JKU build:
2013 JK Build Part 10- Magnaflow Exhaust- Please rate and comment! - YouTube
05-05-2013 09:34 AM
20082013JK
Episode 9- Currie ANTIROCK swaybar adjustments

Currie ANTIROCK Swaybars- 2013 JK Build Part 9- Please rate and comment! - YouTube
05-04-2013 05:48 PM
20082013JK Rear end:
05-04-2013 05:39 PM
20082013JK
Anti-rock adjustment done (and build almost done)

Spent the morning adjusting my Anti-Rocks:
04-27-2013 08:56 PM
20082013JK
Episode 8 2013 Commando Green JKU Build- ARB Compressor Installation Video

Youtube video of my ARB High-output compressor Installation:

JK Build Episode 8- ARB High-Output Compressor Installation (please rate and comment!) - YouTube
04-26-2013 09:55 PM
20082013JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spyder1049 View Post
Looking great bud
Thanks, I'm getting close
04-26-2013 05:58 AM
Spyder1049 Looking great bud
04-25-2013 10:49 PM
20082013JK
ARBs

Just finished my ARB compressor and hooking it up to the lockers:
04-14-2013 07:19 PM
20082013JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by lulu2533 View Post
Thanks for explaining!! I'm new to the whole modding thing, trying to learn as much as possible. I have a RK 2.5 waiting to be installed...hopefully in the next year lol.
Just be sure to build it the way you want the first time. This is my 5th or 6th lift and my 3rd jeep nuild. I learn so much each time, but hear from so many guys who didn't do it the right way the first time and are waiting (for example), for their 33s to wear out so they can go bigger etc.

I learned so much from 2008 JK and really am doing a better job this time. Educate yourself and do it right the first time!
04-14-2013 12:01 PM
lulu2533
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20082013JK View Post
This is my understanding. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

With the 4" lift, in order to get full axle travel downward, one needs to replace the stock driveshaft. This gives you more articulation and lets the axle drop to it's fullest potential.

If you only did this however, the new driveshaft wouldn't be able to let the axle drop all the way because it would contact the exhaust that runs across right in front of the cross member. The spacers remedy this problem.
Thanks for explaining!! I'm new to the whole modding thing, trying to learn as much as possible. I have a RK 2.5 waiting to be installed...hopefully in the next year lol.
04-13-2013 05:23 PM
20082013JK
Reverse lights for Poison Spyder bumpers

Quote:
Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
Thanks for posting up all the vids and pics man. I'm enjoying them.

The PSC Brawler Lite rear is on my list and I also noticed the insane price they charge for their LEDs. The correct size is 2.5" LEDs, correct? I'm having trouble finding the $14 set on eBay.
Here is what they turned out like. They are amber, but I like them.
04-12-2013 08:45 PM
20082013JK
AEV (Nth Degree) rear slider

Putting on my rear slider today. I wanted one for the front also (like the TJs), but I called them and they say they don't make one because it is a High Pinyon axle.

Anyway, here it is:
04-12-2013 03:34 PM
20082013JK
Exhaust spacers

Quote:
Originally Posted by lulu2533 View Post
Love your jeep...looks great! I just got done watching your 4th video and have a question. Why did you get exhaust spacers when you put on an aftermarket front driveshaft? I thought they weren't needed with a new DS? Love the videos...I find them very informative!!
This is my understanding. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

With the 4" lift, in order to get full axle travel downward, one needs to replace the stock driveshaft. This gives you more articulation and lets the axle drop to it's fullest potential.

If you only did this however, the new driveshaft wouldn't be able to let the axle drop all the way because it would contact the exhaust that runs across right in front of the cross member. The spacers remedy this problem.
04-12-2013 01:47 PM
lulu2533 Love your jeep...looks great! I just got done watching your 4th video and have a question. Why did you get exhaust spacers when you put on an aftermarket front driveshaft? I thought they weren't needed with a new DS? Love the videos...I find them very informative!!
04-12-2013 01:15 PM
20082013JK
Quote:
Originally Posted by kramer2k View Post
Thanks for posting up all the vids and pics man. I'm enjoying them.

The PSC Brawler Lite rear is on my list and I also noticed the insane price they charge for their LEDs. The correct size is 2.5" LEDs, correct? I'm having trouble finding the $14 set on eBay.
Pic of LEDs
04-12-2013 12:37 PM
live_slow
Quote:
Originally Posted by 20082013JK View Post
Episode 7 (let me know what you think!)


What I think about this Jeep is like that time in fith grade when the teacher asked you to stand up and go to the board and you had to think of a reason why you couldn't.

Looks good. When I win the lotto, I'm gonna do me a one-off build too.
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