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07-17-2014 09:07 PM
HRPinDC That would be awesome, please let me know. I may have already maxed out my weekends away from the family and I'm trying to arrange a trip up to The Vermont Overland Rally in October. I'll see if I can get yet another hall pass. Thanks!
07-16-2014 09:46 PM
gobluewayoflife
2 nd week in Aug .. Flag pole run

I am going to take a few friends up to Flag pole 2nd or 3 weekend in aug if your up for a nice day out on the trails.... let me know and I will get ya the details.

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Originally Posted by HRPinDC View Post
Great looking and even more importantly well built Jeep. When I eventually begin my build I'll be going in a very similar direction. I think I saw you in Tyson's not that long ago. Tried to catch up but you know how traffic around there is.
07-12-2014 01:55 PM
HRPinDC Great looking and even more importantly well built Jeep. When I eventually begin my build I'll be going in a very similar direction. I think I saw you in Tyson's not that long ago. Tried to catch up but you know how traffic around there is.
07-12-2014 08:58 AM
gobluewayoflife Put on the spider shade today ... Cuts the heat big time, sheds light rain and keeps my seats from heating to the surface of the sun.....
07-12-2014 08:51 AM
gobluewayoflife I installed my brake caliper cover today. I think they turned out ok
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Originally Posted by gobluewayoflife
First off I will take a few shots of the Res shocks.. I had them mounted differently at first then went to a side by side.. [ looks cooler and no issue on the trails] I would not change a thing .. this is the best set up jeep I have ever built .. it took me 5 other jeeps builds to get to this ride and handling. It works far better than stock on road and an extreamly impressive off road feel and function. The control arms look weird to me as well as the AEV offset [ would have preferred my tires sticking a bit further out from the jeep .. gives it a stocky look] .. but thats just looks... the performance far exceeds the way the control arms "looking weird" and tires not sticking out another inch. Ill post some pics this weekend alond with my Break covers .. they should be here Friday.. I am very happy with the build so far .. looking forward to seeing yours.
07-09-2014 09:07 PM
gobluewayoflife
Wouldnt change a thing

First off I will take a few shots of the Res shocks.. I had them mounted differently at first then went to a side by side.. [ looks cooler and no issue on the trails]

I would not change a thing .. this is the best set up jeep I have ever built .. it took me 5 other jeeps builds to get to this ride and handling. It works far better than stock on road and an extreamly impressive off road feel and function.

The control arms look weird to me as well as the AEV offset [ would have preferred my tires sticking a bit further out from the jeep .. gives it a stocky look] .. but thats just looks... the performance far exceeds the way the control arms "looking weird" and tires not sticking out another inch.

Ill post some pics this weekend alond with my Break covers .. they should be here Friday.. I am very happy with the build so far ..

looking forward to seeing yours.

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Originally Posted by RacecarBMW View Post
Now that you've had your Jeep for close to 4-5 months, what do you think of your set up? Is there anything you would change or do differently?

I am getting close to doing mine soon and its pretty much going to have 95% of the same components as yours.
07-09-2014 07:52 PM
Derekhie
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Originally Posted by JaysGolf View Post
its the non-functional AEV heat reduction hood that came on the MW3 Cod Ed and i believe, the Moab Ed.'s. AEV didn't want to do it, but Chrysler forced them to. it's a drag... but i dont want to hijack WB's thread with my gripes lol
Thanks, I did not know that. Learn something new everyday.
07-08-2014 11:50 PM
JaysGolf
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Originally Posted by Derekhie View Post
Seems very strange, mine drains right though. No pooling here.
its the non-functional AEV heat reduction hood that came on the MW3 Cod Ed and i believe, the Moab Ed.'s. AEV didn't want to do it, but Chrysler forced them to. it's a drag... but i dont want to hijack WB's thread with my gripes lol
07-08-2014 11:10 PM
Derekhie
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Originally Posted by JaysGolf View Post
thank you! likewise!

it also holds ice.....
Seems very strange, mine drains right though. No pooling here.
07-08-2014 03:12 PM
RacecarBMW Also is it possible to post pictures of your front wheel wells. I want to see how the dual reservoir shocks are mounted.
07-07-2014 03:01 PM
RacecarBMW Now that you've had your Jeep for close to 4-5 months, what do you think of your set up? Is there anything you would change or do differently?

I am getting close to doing mine soon and its pretty much going to have 95% of the same components as yours.
07-07-2014 09:58 AM
JaysGolf
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Originally Posted by gobluewayoflife View Post
Hey there .. wow I never knew that hood held water .. The X hood will not .. it drains very well.

your build looks great .. sharp looking Jeep.
thank you! likewise!

it also holds ice.....
07-06-2014 01:07 PM
gobluewayoflife
Will Not hold water

Hey there .. wow I never knew that hood held water .. The X hood will not .. it drains very well.

your build looks great .. sharp looking Jeep.




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Originally Posted by JaysGolf View Post
does your X Hood pool like the mass-production AEV hood? i might switch, cant stand the "bird batch hood"

AEV Hood Pool by Jay Downey, on Flickr

Wide Angle Jeep by Jay Downey, on Flickr

Clover Trail by Jay Downey, on Flickr

i like the look of the hood, just only when it's dry haha
07-06-2014 12:07 PM
JaysGolf does your X Hood pool like the mass-production AEV hood? i might switch, cant stand the "bird batch hood"

AEV Hood Pool by Jay Downey, on Flickr

Wide Angle Jeep by Jay Downey, on Flickr

Clover Trail by Jay Downey, on Flickr

i like the look of the hood, just only when it's dry haha
07-06-2014 11:02 AM
birddogn Looks great, I would love to do something similar to our X.
05-18-2014 08:47 PM
Comanche Scott Nice work on the center caps, they came out looking very good! Great attention to detail.

In the first post you mentioned the reservoir shocks being "over-kill". I'm thinking they are pretty much perfect for what you intend to do. It's not the slow rock crawling that overheats shocks, but the high speed washboard roads, and trails.
Just my personal opinion (we all know what opinions are worth ), I think that was an excellent choice. Now if you'd gone with a custom one off racing shock, specifically designed for how many beers you drank the previous week, then yes... that may have been a bit "over-kill".

If I get a vote, don't go flat or satin black on the wheels. To me it just seems way over done, and not near as photogenic. But again, that's just "my" opinion. Millions of others will rightfully disagree.
Maybe anthracite. Or if you go black, lay down a fine metalic silver base, and shoot a gloss black over that. Or gloss black with a pearl over top. That would still be understated, with a beautiful highlight from the sun. Then hit it with the 3M paint protector system.
It would keep the rim separate from the tire, which really makes a nicer looking vehicle.

Keep up the great work. :Thumb:
05-18-2014 08:17 PM
RacecarBMW They were pretty helpful if I was anywhere near them I'd get my Jeep done there. All their jeeps including yours seem spot on
05-18-2014 06:26 PM
gobluewayoflife
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Originally Posted by RacecarBMW
Hey sorry I keep bugging you on the sector shaft brace , its just you're jeep is going to be using 99% of the same parts I'm putting on my Jeep. I was wondering if you notice any rubbing between the sector shaft brace and the suspension coils on the driver side. I've been reading that this is a common problem with certain lifts and I don't know if it applies to the AEV lift. Thanks in advance
You are not bugging me ... What did Dakota customers tell you when you contacted them? I'm sure they had a good reason for putting in the suspension they chose ... To date No rubbing at all for me... I will let you know if I develop any issues as I off road more this summer.
05-18-2014 05:42 PM
RacecarBMW Hey sorry I keep bugging you on the sector shaft brace , its just you're jeep is going to be using 99% of the same parts I'm putting on my Jeep.

I was wondering if you notice any rubbing between the sector shaft brace and the suspension coils on the driver side. I've been reading that this is a common problem with certain lifts and I don't know if it applies to the AEV lift.

Thanks in advance
05-18-2014 01:43 PM
gobluewayoflife Here is a pic of the new rim up close .. I think its cleaner.
05-18-2014 01:35 PM
gobluewayoflife Another small change ..... This build is all about the small details and being an understated off road performer. That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

Completed the change out of the Crome lugs with black slotted/Spline lugs and new Black AEV center caps with white buffalo highlights.


I ordered the Black AEV center caps and used touch up paint to create the black and white look

This will pacify me until I decide if I want to put the black AEV Pintlers on ...

More to follow .....
05-12-2014 06:48 PM
gobluewayoflife
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Originally Posted by RacecarBMW View Post
Hey my Jeep is pretty much going to take the same build setup as yours. Can you explain to me why these two items are necessary?

- Synergy track bar and sector shaft brace
- JKS adjustable track bar

From my understanding the AEV kit is built in a way that makes an adjustable trackbar not necessary.

The Synergy track bar and sector shaft brace keeps the steering gear box working right and the track bar bracket on the frame, even though my build isnt built for the Hammers e.g., extream rock crawling. The OE track bar hits the Synergy sector shaft brace bolt, so a JKS JK front track bar was installed.

That is straight from Dakota Customs who installed the suspension. Hope that helps
05-11-2014 10:35 AM
gobluewayoflife
rear consol

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Originally Posted by RacecarBMW View Post
The rear center console looks really good and OEM. Can you post a link or more info on it?

Also would it be possible to take a closer picture of the Sector shaft and trackbar brace?

Thanks!
Rugged Ridge Wrangler Rear Seat Organizer, Black 13551.51 (11-14 Wrangler JK 4 Door) - Free Shipping

here is the link to the rear organizer. I will get you pics of the track bar today and PM them to you.
05-11-2014 06:48 AM
gobluewayoflife Small details -

Switching my silver lug nuts out for black slotted/spline lugs .. More secure and more of a clean understated look ... Next - red or black AEV caps to finish the rims off.
05-10-2014 08:39 PM
RacecarBMW The rear center console looks really good and OEM. Can you post a link or more info on it?

Also would it be possible to take a closer picture of the Sector shaft and trackbar brace?

Thanks!
05-09-2014 03:25 PM
Comanche Scott
Really like this kind of build

I have to echo the others about this being such a great build.

It is so clean and understated.
Really like what you are doing!

Keep up the great work!
05-08-2014 09:05 PM
gobluewayoflife
Check this out

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Originally Posted by RacecarBMW View Post
Hey my Jeep is pretty much going to take the same build setup as yours. Can you explain to me why these two items are necessary?

- Synergy track bar and sector shaft brace
- JKS adjustable track bar

From my understanding the AEV kit is built in a way that makes an adjustable trackbar not necessary.

The base build was completed by Dakoda customs Dakota Customs if you go to projects you will see my jeep. call them and ask them why they chose the set up they did. I dont know why they did but I can say i have had 5 wranglers and this one is by far the best handling on and off road. I cannot say enough good about the suspension .. for me its the best choice.

hope that helps
05-07-2014 07:13 PM
RacecarBMW Hey my Jeep is pretty much going to take the same build setup as yours. Can you explain to me why these two items are necessary?

- Synergy track bar and sector shaft brace
- JKS adjustable track bar

From my understanding the AEV kit is built in a way that makes an adjustable trackbar not necessary.
05-05-2014 07:02 AM
gobluewayoflife
Rubicon x

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Originally Posted by DJ FIJI View Post
Dude did your hood come like that or is that an aftermarket hood with the vents. Here is mine and lift is going on soon
The hood comes with the 2014 rubi x model

Same with the front and rear bumpers.
You can buy the good for about 1000 bucks aftermarket.

M
05-04-2014 03:36 PM
JCDriller
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Originally Posted by DJ FIJI View Post
Dude did your hood come like that or is that an aftermarket hood with the vents. Here is mine and lift is going on soon
His hood is the factory Rubicon X hood. Although you could probably find some stick on vents that would be right at home with your X/Sport and Rubicon hood stickers
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