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Merlinn 09-19-2011 07:06 PM

Full Traction & AEV build 2012 Rubicon
 
I just finished installing The AEV front and rear bumper with tire carrier and Warn 9500 cti this morning. Full traction did the installation or their 3' Premium Plus lift with Bilstein 5100's. They also installed the Hanson Rocksliders, Engine skid and a JR Reel driveshaft. They Also installed thei CRC Link (Watts Link) which works great!!

I come from an automotive background and am pretty picky with things and all I can say is this is way nicer than I hoped for. The ride and handling is off the hook, smooth, very quiet, corners dead flat and the back end stays in line in under every road going situation I have put it to. My drive back home from Full Traction facility took me over Pacheco Pass which has high speed bends over an undulating road surface. The Jeep tracked perfectly!!

Chris helped me get started, Steve Kramer, the owner of Full Traction spent all the time with me to choose, and Orin their shop foreman did over the top work.

I guess you could say I am a Very happy camper!!

merlinn

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...ep3-4front.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o.../Jeepfront.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...eep3-4rear.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...engineskid.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...driveshaft.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...p/JeepCRC1.jpg

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...p/JeepCRC2.jpg

jvanwinkle2 09-19-2011 07:25 PM

Great looking rig.

JustMike 09-19-2011 07:34 PM

Very Nice!

JIMBOX 09-19-2011 07:35 PM

:whistling: YUP, GREAT LOOKING JKUR-

However I see what LOOKS like a couple trouble spots-

The engine oil change, could be messy and the rear Diff. armor is gonna be a drip bottle !!

How are the diff. gears/driving/O/D ??

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Blstravler 09-19-2011 07:41 PM

Looks good, pics kinda look like adverts...

Merlinn 09-19-2011 07:58 PM

Very funny, this is my wife's daily driver... She has issues with the sticker! They did such a good job I have problem giving them a plug, great people to deal with.

Merlinn

JIMBOX 09-19-2011 08:02 PM

:whistling:-Perhaps you didn't see my post #4 ???


Quote:

Originally Posted by Merlinn (Post 1584700)
Very funny, this is my wife's daily driver... She has issues with the sticker! They did such a good job I have problem giving them a plug, great people to deal with.

Merlinn

--JIMBO

Merlinn 09-19-2011 08:08 PM

Engine oil has plenty of clearance, no problem. The diff I have no idea.. But it will have a safe life!!

Merlinn

KarlG 09-19-2011 09:12 PM

Very nice looking rig.
Any rubbing on the exhaust at full articulation?

Merlinn 09-19-2011 09:18 PM

No not at all..

Arena Motor Dude 09-19-2011 09:39 PM

Shmancy Shmancy :cool: Pretty Sharp, I like the all green theme.

Comac90 09-19-2011 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Merlinn (Post 1584987)
No not at all..

I mentioned this on the other thread, but I just don't see how that driveshaft doesn't hit the exhaust at full articulation unless travel is somehow limited or unless the Full Traction lift doesn't have near the travel the AEV lift does.

Do you have a pic of the front shaft and exhaust with driver's side front at full droop?

... Just trying to figure how there is clearance on your rig at drivers side front full droop when seemingly everyone else (including me) who is running full articulation is having to mod the exhaust despite narrowing the driveshaft.:confused:

T

Merlinn 09-19-2011 10:41 PM

I have a poor quality pic on my computer at work I will post it tomorrow. It's close, but no contact. Again 3" not 3.5" that might have some part of it, not sure about that. But one thing I am sure of is I am really happy with the results, no grief, clean install smooth as silk!

Merlinn

Vyper340 09-20-2011 06:02 AM

Merlinn - what is the ballpark someone would expect to pay for the exact same package and where are they located?

Very nice innstall!!

Merlinn 09-20-2011 09:14 AM

I am afraid to add it up! When I get to the office I will look.. I do know it was more than planned but the results are worth it. In my opinion the cheapest way to to things is once, right the first time!

Merlinn

OutlawJK 09-20-2011 09:25 AM

I just noticed in this pic a difference between your and mine

Mine has a crossmember in front of the exhaust, looks like yoours was moved or removed

edit; the round crossmember is not there

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...driveshaft.jpg

Full-Traction Suspension 09-20-2011 10:39 AM

Scott, Thanks for the nice words. I'll explain a couple things to help people out.
Quote:

Originally Posted by JIMBOX (Post 1584604)
:whistling: YUP, GREAT LOOKING JKUR-

However I see what LOOKS like a couple trouble spots-

The engine oil change, could be messy and the rear Diff. armor is gonna be a drip bottle !!

How are the diff. gears/driving/O/D ??

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

The diff drains on the back side with the plug. Filling it is easy.

He's running stock 4:10 gears with the Auto.

I have a very built 07 2 door, 6 speed, 37's and 5.13 gears. His JK with stock gears and 35's will smoke my jeep. It runs very well. I personally do not see the need to regear the 2012 JK with 35's and 4:10's. It runs great!

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarlG (Post 1584969)
Very nice looking rig.
Any rubbing on the exhaust at full articulation?

We have two exhaust pieces we add with the CRC link. This moves the bend in the exhaust. At full articulation it clears. We cycle the suspension during builds for correct bump stops and clearance.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Comac90 (Post 1585205)
I mentioned this on the other thread, but I just don't see how that driveshaft doesn't hit the exhaust at full articulation unless travel is somehow limited or unless the Full Traction lift doesn't have near the travel the AEV lift does.

Do you have a pic of the front shaft and exhaust with driver's side front at full droop?

... Just trying to figure how there is clearance on your rig at drivers side front full droop when seemingly everyone else (including me) who is running full articulation is having to mod the exhaust despite narrowing the driveshaft.:confused:

T

Quote:

Originally Posted by OutlawJK (Post 1586162)
I just noticed in this pic a difference between your and mine

Mine has a crossmember in front of the exhaust, looks like yoours was moved or removed

edit; the round crossmember is not there

Right, we removed the small cross member and built the new Purejeep 2012 Engine skid. This protects the oil tube, gives clearance for the driveshaft. This kit runs a 27.5" long shock. With this set up and a new 1310 JE Reel shaft it clears. He has the same shock travel as the previous years.

You are limited to a 27.5" long shock. After this you will need to make changes to the exhaust system.

On the 2012 JK's, Your limited to a 25" long shock before as stock front drive line hits the exhaust.

Merlinn 09-20-2011 10:42 AM

Yes it was removed, it was redundant and week by comparison.

here is the front at full droop.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/o...pfulldroop.jpg

OutlawJK 09-20-2011 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Full-Traction Suspension (Post 1586425)
Scott, Thanks for the nice words. I'll explain a couple things to help people out.


Right, we removed the small cross member and built the new Purejeep 2012 Engine skid. This protects the oil tube, gives clearance for the driveshaft. This kit runs a 27.5" long shock. With this set up and a new 1310 JE Reel shaft it clears. He has the same shock travel as the previous years.

You are limited to a 27.5" long shock. After this you will need to make changes to the exhaust system.

On the 2012 JK's, Your limited to a 25" long shock before as stock front drive line hits the exhaust.

good info:punk: do you sell the skid plate seperate? looks like a nice setup

looks like I need a driveline and exhaust mods

Full-Traction Suspension 09-20-2011 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OutlawJK (Post 1586607)
good info:punk: do you sell the skid plate seperate? looks like a nice setup

looks like I need a driveline and exhaust mods


yes, its our Purejeep line
PUREJEEP: PJ1085 / PJ1086: JK WRANGLER ENGINE SKIDPLATE, skid plates

Comac90 09-20-2011 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Full-Traction Suspension (Post 1586425)
Scott, Thanks for the nice words. I'll explain a couple things to help people out.

The diff drains on the back side with the plug. Filling it is easy.

He's running stock 4:10 gears with the Auto.

I have a very built 07 2 door, 6 speed, 37's and 5.13 gears. His JK with stock gears and 35's will smoke my jeep. It runs very well. I personally do not see the need to regear the 2012 JK with 35's and 4:10's. It runs great!



We have two exhaust pieces we add with the CRC link. This moves the bend in the exhaust. At full articulation it clears. We cycle the suspension during builds for correct bump stops and clearance.







Right, we removed the small cross member and built the new Purejeep 2012 Engine skid. This protects the oil tube, gives clearance for the driveshaft. This kit runs a 27.5" long shock. With this set up and a new 1310 JE Reel shaft it clears. He has the same shock travel as the previous years.

You are limited to a 27.5" long shock. After this you will need to make changes to the exhaust system.

On the 2012 JK's, Your limited to a 25" long shock before as stock front drive line hits the exhaust.

Perfect! Thank you!!! ... That's exactly the specifics I was wondering about :thumb: Nice setup!

T

Merlinn 09-20-2011 01:52 PM

Vyper340 it was around 11K with me doing the install on the bumpers and tire carrier.. net result Great Jeep... happy wife = good life!!! I could not be more pleased with the ride and handling. The Hanson Rocksilders are a really clean design and the steps help my wife both getting in and out... Hopefully we can get it off road this coming weekend!

merlinn

jcf 09-20-2011 04:05 PM

Looks real nice, I like the way it sits nice & even front to rear, very nice Jeep

KarlG 09-21-2011 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Full-Traction Suspension (Post 1586425)
Scott, Thanks for the nice words. I'll explain a couple things to help people out.

Thanks for the explanation and that is a first class job. Wish you were local :thumb:

Vyper340 09-21-2011 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Merlinn (Post 1586968)
Vyper340 it was around 11K with me doing the install on the bumpers and tire carrier.. net result Great Jeep... happy wife = good life!!! I could not be more pleased with the ride and handling. The Hanson Rocksilders are a really clean design and the steps help my wife both getting in and out... Hopefully we can get it off road this coming weekend!

merlinn

Thanks. Looks great!!!

I like the AEV lift based on their experience. I have limited sources around me to get a quote and know if it's reasonable so I am curious what I could expect for just a lift like what you have (I can do bumpers like you did and know what I can get those for...).

Forums are great for all this info. Thanks

Full-Traction Suspension 09-21-2011 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KarlG

Thanks for the explanation and that is a first class job. Wish you were local :thumb:

No problem, we do ship anywhere in the World....

His lift kit is the FTS7153. 3" Premium plus kit. $1195.95 plus shocks.

BRADWRANGLER2011 09-21-2011 08:07 PM

Very nice looking JEEP.


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