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12-21-2014 09:57 AM
Rubiwho The only update is that I sold it. I'll have another build soon. I typically do one a year. I'll wait till I can order a 2016.
12-12-2014 07:31 AM
trekguy Any updates? Love this jeep - just ordered my LOD bumpers
03-21-2014 12:15 PM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by erazer72 View Post
amazing build.... just curious, how tall is your jeep now at its highest point?
Sits about 6 1/2ft (78 inches +/- a half inch) with the soft top. Hard top is about an inch lower.
03-19-2014 10:17 AM
erazer72 amazing build.... just curious, how tall is your jeep now at its highest point?
03-18-2014 09:59 PM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by jayru234 View Post
Love the build I was considering these wheels for my jeep but was concerned with how far our the wheels stick out can you provide a pick showing how flush the tires sit with fenders...thanks
I'll take one tomorrow and get it up, the only issue is I have cut my fenders so the will appear to stick out more. Most aftermarket wheels you'll find have 4.5" of back spacing and will stick out more than these. These wheels have 4.63" so they will sit closer in and tighter inside the wheel well. Smaller or less the back spacing size/ number the further out they will stick. This is the best pick I have before the fenders were cut.
03-18-2014 08:16 PM
jayru234 Love the build I was considering these wheels for my jeep but was concerned with how far our the wheels stick out can you provide a pick showing how flush the tires sit with fenders...thanks
03-04-2014 01:00 AM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch View Post
Looks awesome Rubiwho! I know I have talked to you about the AEV lift before on another thread, but are you still happy with the 3.5 lift with the 37's or do you wish you had gone with the 4.5"?
Thanks, I am happy but my next lift will be the 3.5 Metalcloak with 6 pack shocks or a coil over kit. I love the AEV 3.5 I just can't get the 4.5 in my garage, only reason I went 3.5". I cut the fenders and all is good with the clearance. I want to add the control arms now, which AEV doesn't have, so I have to spend another $1000 for those. I still think AEV is great, I'm just starting to push my jeep harder so I want arms that will hold up better than stock. So AEV lift + control arms = Metalckoak. To answer your question, yes, I would still recommend AEV.
03-02-2014 10:05 PM
Sucker Punch Looks awesome Rubiwho! I know I have talked to you about the AEV lift before on another thread, but are you still happy with the 3.5 lift with the 37's or do you wish you had gone with the 4.5"?
02-19-2014 10:10 PM
Cdwright
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Originally Posted by Rubiwho View Post
ARB Time... w/Royal Purple 75W-140
Would you go into what it took to change these?
02-07-2014 05:56 PM
kappaknight I agree, great build! Where abouts in Atlanta do you drive around?
02-04-2014 07:57 PM
Segfault Necro your build... just had to popin and say this looks fantastic! I love my Anvil.
01-25-2014 05:45 PM
Rubiwho I just installed the aFe MagnumFORCE Stage-2 PRO 5R Intake Systems, 54-12092-1. Very easy to install, took about 20 minutes. When I first installed the exhaust I didn't notice any performance increase other than having a heavier foot because I enjoy listening to the exhaust note, lol. My gas mileage went from about 15 mpg to about 13 mpg after the install of just the exhaust. I felt like it struggling to get more air... Well of course it was.

After my first drive with the new air intake, I could immediately tell these were meant to go together. High insight I should have done the intake before the exhaust or done them at the same time. I'm hoping to get the 2 mpg back, but then again it sounds really good with intake now. It will be a few tanks of gas before I can get an accurate reading on the fuel flow. I'll post my results when I get them.
01-24-2014 08:06 PM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by MagicMtnDan View Post
The aFe MACHForce XP 2.5" SS-409 Model 49-46212 exhaust looks great (what you can see of it) tucked up and out of the way. Any drone at all?
There is a bit cruising at 80 mph... at 80 mph I'm at 3000 rpm's with my setup, which is the rpm were you will hear the drone. When cruising at 2-2.5k rpm's I don't get any.

I'm doing the aFe intake tomorrow, so I'm curious how it will change the performance. With just the exhaust I don't really see any performance improvement other than the better sound.
01-24-2014 01:08 AM
MagicMtnDan The aFe MACHForce XP 2.5" SS-409 Model 49-46212 exhaust looks great (what you can see of it) tucked up and out of the way.

Any drone at all?
01-23-2014 08:21 PM
Lionking_FL Nice man. That looks awesome..
01-04-2014 12:42 PM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by Sahara Trav View Post
Awesome build. I really like that anvil color and your set up. Where you able to do the bumper & light install by yourself or does it take a few ppl to fit and wire everything?
Thanks for the compliments, I have really enjoyed building this one. I did all the wiring myself. This time I used the sPod and it was plug and play... so easy. I did need help to lift the rear bumper in place (used my 16 year old neighbor) not too heavy, just too big for one person. My wife could have helped but we won't go there... lol. When she gets involved and I take things off to mod, she says I'm ruining my jeep. When I'm finished she always says, "oh that looks nice"
01-03-2014 05:59 PM
Sahara Trav Awesome build. I really like that anvil color and your set up. Where you able to do the bumper & light install by yourself or does it take a few ppl to fit and wire everything?
01-03-2014 05:36 PM
H8_MUD
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Originally Posted by clull05rubi View Post
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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Originally Posted by clull05rubi View Post
Its easy to cut those flares on a nice warm day with a razor blade. Even a blow dryer or heat gun can help if its not warm any more
You never answered the OP's question about the RCV's, but then come back and give advice on cutting the flares. You got an answer to the first quote?

To the OP, your rig looks real nice. Did your homework on this build and it shows.
01-03-2014 02:09 PM
Tyler21 I love this build. The wheel/tire setup is very unique looking in my opinion.
12-12-2013 08:53 PM
Rubiwho Rubiwho in her element...
12-06-2013 01:56 PM
Rubiwho Link you the Youtube Sound Clip I made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fJ5vPUQ92k
12-06-2013 12:01 PM
Rubiwho Here are a couple more side shots of the before and after. aFe MACHForce XP 2.5" SS-409 sits up nice. Model 49-46212 for the 4dr
Attachment 569482Attachment 569466
12-06-2013 11:57 AM
Rubiwho aFe Power 2.5" High Tuck Exhaust installed. Before and after pics
12-06-2013 11:53 AM
Rubiwho EVO Full Protek Skid installed. I am running the AEV drop brackets for the front control arms. So the skid didn't line up perfectly. Since steel does bend... Ouch... I was able to make it work. Also for those running exhaust spacers and want to leave them on you may consider only getting the oil pan and transmission skid and opting out of the exhaust skid because they won't work together.

If you have a manual you'll need to get 2 bolts for the frame mount. After a few stops at ACE, Home Depot, and NAPA, they are 12mm with a 1.5 pitch.
12-03-2013 08:58 PM
Rubiwho EVO oil pan guard installed.
11-20-2013 11:32 PM
TJK8 Nice...Anvil, Rubicon, and Rock Monsters...nuf said!
11-20-2013 11:02 PM
Rubiwho Latest additions;
5.13 gears
RCV axles up front
G2 Gold Chromoly Axles in the rear
C Gussets
EVO Sleeves
Front and Rear Tom Woods 1310 Drive Shafts
11-08-2013 10:48 AM
AudiSportB5S4 Looks real aggressive, love it. Great pic too of the tire of yours up on another, lol.
11-06-2013 08:13 AM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by chcg12 View Post
Nice!! curious about the overall weight? Do you have a breakdown? ie front bumper- 100 lbs,rails -50 bs each etc..? Gave me some nice ideas. Congrats.
Thanks. I haven't added it all together to get the exact numbers, but with off with the old and on with the new I'm estimating it's about 1000 lbs more.

Wheels +350
Bumpers and sliders +400
Winch +110
Diff covers, lights, accessories +100
11-06-2013 04:38 AM
chcg12 Nice!! curious about the overall weight? Do you have a breakdown? ie front bumper- 100 lbs,rails -50 bs each etc..? Gave me some nice ideas. Congrats.
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