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12-14-2014 05:58 PM
Sucker Punch
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Originally Posted by scubaskier View Post
Nice! I was very sick over Thanksgiving so I didn't get to put the hardtop back on to do this. Used the trailer to grab ours, so nice to see you put bit to work! Will be watching that movie this weekend! Yearly tradition!
Thanks! I could have taken my truck, but I wanted to pick it up with the Jeep. We were sick that whole week also - wife had the flu and strep throat and 1 daughter had strep. A few days later my other daughter and I caught the Flu from my wife. None of this , but it was miserable...
I have the same yearly tradition. Love that movie.
12-14-2014 10:34 AM
Orangutan Sharp indeed, now I have to crawl under this Sahara with it's Tow Package, and take a picture of the number on the pumpkin, run it with Dana...., fingers crossed it will have 3.73's. Could be deal breaker, as it's not in the spec sheet, but sometimes I hear Jeep throws these gears in on the Sahara package. Enjoy that sweet ride!
12-14-2014 10:22 AM
scubaskier
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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch View Post
"Thith tree is a thymbol of the thspirit of the Grithwold family Chrithmath"





Nice! I was very sick over Thanksgiving so I didn't get to put the hardtop back on to do this. Used the trailer to grab ours, so nice to see you put bit to work! Will be watching that movie this weekend! Yearly tradition!
12-14-2014 10:20 AM
scubaskier
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Originally Posted by Orangutan View Post
I really like this thread, as I'm in the market for a second Jeep. Only had one chance in 2014, and secured a nice Copperhead. This Granite Crystal wasn't really around. That being said, I have my eye on a loaded Sahara with less than 8K miles on her. Tan leather heated seats, but I couldnt wrap my head around doors off until I saw the only photos around. Not too shabby, me likey.
Thanks! Yeah, we really like the granite/saddle leather combo. I use the Dirty Dog Sunscreen all summer and even here in TN with it sitting outside down by the lake all day the seats don't get too hot with that sunscreen on and doors and top off. The combo looks even better in person too.
12-13-2014 10:20 AM
Orangutan
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Originally Posted by scubaskier View Post
Now that I've got her home I finally got some time to get the hardtop off and the soft top on, take her doors off for the summer, and clean out my garage after the wedding so I can park it in there again. I was able to build a hardtop hoist and door hangers for storage as well. I'm ready to finish her up underneath with the trusses/ C gussets, skids and drive shafts so we can get off the pavement soon. We have really enjoyed driving it this way for a week or so now!





I really like this thread, as I'm in the market for a second Jeep. Only had one chance in 2014, and secured a nice Copperhead. This Granite Crystal wasn't really around. That being said, I have my eye on a loaded Sahara with less than 8K miles on her. Tan leather heated seats, but I couldnt wrap my head around doors off until I saw the only photos around. Not too shabby, me likey.
12-12-2014 03:05 PM
BCT
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Originally Posted by mga088 View Post
Nice work BCT, looks great... just curious, what prompted the change?
A family member wanted to outfit their Jeep like mine... So I sold him my lift and went for it. The 2.5 was perfectly fine and I liked the ride and stance. The opportunity presented itself and I went for it. Total overkill for my needs... But I love it so far!
12-12-2014 11:40 AM
Sucker Punch
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
I've never seen a hardtop and soft doors. That looks awesome!!
Thanks man! I really like this combo. I may be picking up a hard top off a 2013 this weekend. The one I have now is off a 2009. It really isn't necessary but I want the bigger windows on the newer top. I figure if I can pick this 2013 up for what I can sell the 2009 top then it isn't a bad deal.

I'm hoping to get some hard sliders made for the half doors. I think the hard sliders will be the ultimate combo with the hard top.
12-12-2014 10:32 AM
mga088
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Originally Posted by BCT View Post
Removed the 2.5 lift and Installed the AEV 3.5sc. Very happy!
Nice work BCT, looks great... just curious, what prompted the change?
12-12-2014 04:26 AM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch View Post
"Thith tree is a thymbol of the thspirit of the Grithwold family Chrithmath"





I've never seen a hardtop and soft doors. That looks awesome!!
12-08-2014 03:43 PM
BCT
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Originally Posted by rockoo View Post
got my set up last week..
Nice Rig! Very glad I upped mine to the 3.5.
12-08-2014 03:31 PM
rockoo just put the aev 3.5sc lift on last week.. i love it.. im gald i stuck with my gut and went with the 3.5
12-08-2014 02:39 PM
BCT Removed the 2.5 lift and Installed the AEV 3.5sc. Very happy!

Before...

After...
12-08-2014 12:12 PM
rockoo got my set up last week..
12-07-2014 10:26 PM
Woody44 That Jeep would look great with flat fenders
12-07-2014 06:12 PM
MOPWR2U
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Originally Posted by Jurfie View Post
NIIIIIIICE!

Lift brand/size?
I am using a Teraflex 3" lift on that Jeep.

Another picture from a different angle.
12-07-2014 12:39 PM
Jurfie
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Originally Posted by MOPWR2U View Post
An updated picture of mine, this time with 37s.
NIIIIIIICE!

Lift brand/size?
12-07-2014 01:42 AM
beefcake5000
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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch View Post
"Thith tree is a thymbol of the thspirit of the Grithwold family Chrithmath"

There is a forum picture challenge I believe you could have the distinct honor of winning with this picture.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f115/wr...l#post15203209
12-07-2014 01:37 AM
beefcake5000
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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch View Post
Just came across this on RubiTrux facebook page
At a local college football game the local jeep dealer had one of these on display in granite crystal. It was one bad a** vehicle. I talked to the guy who informed me they could turn my rubicon into one for around $60k. Yikes.
12-06-2014 10:05 PM
Sucker Punch Just came across this on RubiTrux facebook page


12-06-2014 10:01 PM
Sucker Punch
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Originally Posted by MOPWR2U View Post
An updated picture of mine, this time with 37s.
Nice man! Congrats!
12-06-2014 08:21 PM
Granite Rooster
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Originally Posted by MOPWR2U View Post
An updated picture of mine, this time with 37s.

12-06-2014 07:47 PM
MOPWR2U An updated picture of mine, this time with 37s.

11-30-2014 04:36 PM
Sucker Punch It is the Bestop HighRock 4x4 High Access Front Bumper. I really like it alot. I didn't want a stubby and feel this gives me the protection I want and still allows good clearance on the front corners.
11-30-2014 04:32 PM
Woody44
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Originally Posted by Sucker Punch View Post
"Thith tree is a thymbol of the thspirit of the Grithwold family Chrithmath"





Front bumper?
11-30-2014 04:25 PM
Sucker Punch "Thith tree is a thymbol of the thspirit of the Grithwold family Chrithmath"





11-26-2014 11:25 PM
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11-26-2014 10:14 AM
mga088
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Originally Posted by mommymallcrawler View Post
Mind if I join you folks? Traded in my Flame Red 2013 JKU in July 2014 for a Granite Crystal 2014 JKR. Love it! Eventually my accent color will be orange with the dark gray. Some baby pics lol. Have my lift, tires and so on ordered so will finally have some mods to post here. My rig is being built to crawl rocks here in the desert. Initial focus is just getting bigger so I have some clearance (37s), then tackling cage and mechanical upgrades (steering, gears etc), then finally onto more cosmetic stuff. Note prominently the temp tags in the pics lol - I wheeled it, no mallcrawler here. In the water picture the big limo in front of me in the Red Rock Crystal is my Lunatic. My only mods to date are a CB and windshield pillar lights.
Welcome aboard!
11-26-2014 09:00 AM
Woody44
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Originally Posted by Jurfie View Post
I don't think you'd have to do much to run 35s, depending on how much wheeling you do, and how.

You'll need new wheels with 4.5" back spacing, or 1.5" spacers with stock wheels to avoid rubbing at full lock with the wider tires. Granted, you'll need that even with 33s, if you go 12.5" wide. You should be fine if you go 10.5" wide.

If you need serious flex, then you will want cut, flat or high-clearance fenders. If you stick to pavement or FSRs, bump stops should be fine.

2.5" lift is great in that you don't have to deal with DS realignment. Over 2.5", and you'll need to make sure you get a lift that includes geometry correction brackets.

If you wheel hard with a lot of skinny pedal, then you'll want to reinforce your front axle if you have a D30. On-road only and the D30 should last for quite a while.

Re-gearing is needed if you have 3.23s or 3.73s (tho you could get away with 3.73s quite happily for a while); 4.10s or taller are better for 35s for better mpgs.

Just ask yourself how likely it is that you'll find yourself in a situation that would add significant stress on your rig and upgrade as needed. For the way many people use their JKs (pavement and/or mild offroad) throw on the lift and tires and enjoy.

YMMV.
Yeah I've found aftermarket wheels for each setup. One has 4" backspacing and the other has 4.5".

I don't need serious flex, so the bump stops should be just fine.

I don't wheel too hard, so I think I'll stick with the D30.

I have a 2014 Sahara Unlimited with Auto trans. Not sure what gears that is. Probably 3.73's?

My jeep is my daily driver, and I'll find a few mud holes and some light trails with some friends every now and then. So if I install everything that comes with my 2.5" lift, install the tires and after market wheels, all I'll need is an AEV Procal to fix my speedo, and maybe regear?
11-26-2014 02:03 AM
Jurfie
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Originally Posted by Woody44 View Post
Thanks. I've been looking at a 1.5" leveling kit with 33's and a 2.5" lift with 35's. I like the look of the 2.5" with 35's, but that requires a lot of other modifications correct? I wouldn't mind doing the mods necessary, but it seems like with more mods, there is a greater chance of messing up on something. I want to do it right the first time, and I don't have much experience. I guess the thought of messing with gears and axles and all that makes me a little nervous
I don't think you'd have to do much to run 35s, depending on how much wheeling you do, and how.

You'll need new wheels with 4.5" back spacing, or 1.5" spacers with stock wheels to avoid rubbing at full lock with the wider tires. Granted, you'll need that even with 33s, if you go 12.5" wide. You should be fine if you go 10.5" wide.

If you need serious flex, then you will want cut, flat or high-clearance fenders. If you stick to pavement or FSRs, bump stops should be fine.

2.5" lift is great in that you don't have to deal with DS realignment. Over 2.5", and you'll need to make sure you get a lift that includes geometry correction brackets.

If you wheel hard with a lot of skinny pedal, then you'll want to reinforce your front axle if you have a D30. On-road only and the D30 should last for quite a while.

Re-gearing is needed if you have 3.23s or 3.73s (tho you could get away with 3.73s quite happily for a while); 4.10s or taller are better for 35s for better mpgs.

Just ask yourself how likely it is that you'll find yourself in a situation that would add significant stress on your rig and upgrade as needed. For the way many people use their JKs (pavement and/or mild offroad) throw on the lift and tires and enjoy.

YMMV.
11-25-2014 09:20 PM
Woody44
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Originally Posted by Jurfie View Post

Depends on how much (if any) lift you are planning. Check out the 33" Duratrac thread for pictures...I think 33s look great with little or no lift. Anymore than 2.5" and they start to look a little small (IMHO).

Go 35s if you plan 2.5"-3.5", or 37s if you go 3.5"+. Again, this is just IMHO.
Thanks. I've been looking at a 1.5" leveling kit with 33's and a 2.5" lift with 35's. I like the look of the 2.5" with 35's, but that requires a lot of other modifications correct? I wouldn't mind doing the mods necessary, but it seems like with more mods, there is a greater chance of messing up on something. I want to do it right the first time, and I don't have much experience. I guess the thought of messing with gears and axles and all that makes me a little nervous
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