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johnnykuta 02-03-2012 04:11 PM

John's Rubi Build Thread
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After 4 months of waiting i finally took ownership of my 2012 Rubicon Unlimited. I have every option, except side air bags.

Just starting my mods, and thought i would start posting pics as i move along the mod list.

With 30km on the jeep, it has now has -
Front tint
Antenna from AntennaX
All decals and emblems removed

Next phase - lift, rims and tires, and tire carrier - going in on Monday.

IP0VV3R 02-03-2012 04:25 PM

Nice jeep. Subscribed

KicknJip 02-03-2012 04:29 PM

+1 want to see this one too! Congratulations on owning a nice jeep!

SandDevil93 02-03-2012 04:31 PM

Nice black ruby JK. Subscribed!

kjeeper10 02-03-2012 04:31 PM

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No rubi sticker :(

strider_mt2k 02-03-2012 05:15 PM

I don't see a Jeep emblem on the grill either.
VERY clean.

Possibly removed?

With a garage like that, I'm going to say enthusiast who has already been at the thing.

Looks darn good!
Yeah, black Jeeps are very cool, I just don't want to take care of that finish.


johnnykuta 02-06-2012 06:51 PM

thanks, i'm stoked!

I removed all the stickers and emblems. Jeep is in the shop right now!

Getting installed -
3" BDS lift
Teraflex Exhaust spacer
35" Nitto Trail Grapplers
Fuel Hostage Rims
Smitty Built XRC Tire Carrier - Smittybilt Rear XRC Bumper with 2" Receiver in Textured Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

AEV Procal will be used once tires are on, and may look at getting the rear pinch seam adjusted to allow for more space for the 35's. We'll see how it looks but likely they will need some work.

In a few weeks getting front bumper, side armor, lights and flares - just waiting for parts to come in.

I wish that was my garage! That was the tint shop's garage. ;-)

47 kms on the odometer so far.

johnnykuta 02-06-2012 06:59 PM

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This jeep was parked out front of North Shore Off-Road where i am getting the work done. Nice rig.

37" procomp on 17" rims. A whole lot of work done it.

johnnykuta 02-09-2012 05:03 PM

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Some shots of the lift rims tires and tire carrier.

Need some better lighting to take better shots

BRADWRANGLER2011 02-09-2012 05:24 PM

That is a SHARP jeep.Where is the place located thats doing the work on your jeep.

kjeeper10 02-09-2012 05:30 PM

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Bad boy :)

johnnykuta 02-09-2012 06:53 PM

thanks!! I am pumped!

I live in Vancouver, so North Shore Off-Road is the place to go to get your work done here. Very professional shop, they do a great job.

mckron 02-09-2012 08:23 PM

Nice rig, man! North Shore Off-Road, I used to run with a few of the guys that worked there years ago, bombing around N.Van and up to Squamish and Whistler on jeep runs. I really, really miss jeeping out there. Never been the same.

Couple of guys from Jeep-Thrills too, forgot about them.

johnnykuta 02-09-2012 11:32 PM

Thanks! Ya some good wheeling up towards Squamish!

So far with 35's and 4.10 gears, jeep feels great. Quick off the line plenty of power ripping around. I dont even really notice a difference from stock. I was worried it would be a pig with such heavy tires. I think you could easily get away with 37s on this set up.

I've had rigs with way less power that wheeled just fine.

johnnykuta 02-20-2012 03:41 PM

Shot with the roof off.

johnnykuta 02-20-2012 03:43 PM

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dcaprio 02-20-2012 05:48 PM

What lift did you go with? Wheel size?

johnnykuta 02-20-2012 05:51 PM

Lift is 3" BDS Lift - rides great
Tires are Nitto Trail Grapplers - 35/12.50R20
Fuel Hostage Rims

SilverSport 02-20-2012 08:00 PM

Nice lookin ride! Diggin the antenna too! :thumb:

Mastersonics 02-20-2012 09:16 PM

IMHO, 20" Wheels looks sooo much better...

dalearyous 02-20-2012 09:37 PM

really curious on the change in MPG

johnnykuta 02-20-2012 11:48 PM

Didn't really drive it before putting the lift on and tires so don't know about change in mileage. I didn't buy the jeep for gas mileage though.

If I cared about that i would have bought a Prius ;)

johnnykuta 04-22-2012 11:50 PM

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Phase two complete.

Took forever to get the parts in.

Front bumper, HID lights, and bushwacker flares installed.

Sprayed the HID light covers w tint, which you can see in the last photo. Unfortunately it does dim the lights quite a bit so will have to remove the covers when I turn them on (or buy new untinted covers). Wired them into the same relay as the fogs.

Next phase, smittybuilt side armor, and then I will take a break..I hope...

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johnnykuta 05-01-2012 04:53 PM

List of Mods so far..

Flat Black Fuel Hostage
Series D531 20x10
D53120002645 20x10 5x4.5 / 5x5.0 Jeep -24 78.1 4.50" 3500 2 1001-63-B

Nitto Trail Grapplers
35x12.50R20LT E121Q 205-72205-720

KJK3A-BDS 3" suspension lift kit
Wheel alignment

Exhaust Spacer
Teraflex - 2012 JK Exhaust Spacers | TeraFlex Suspensions

Side Armor (coming soon)
SB76639 Smitty Bilt side armour
Smittybilt Automotive- Winches, Nerf Bars, Side Steps, Grille Guards, Seats and More

Tire Carrier
Smitty Built XRC Tire Carrier and Bumper
Smittybilt Rear XRC Bumper with 2" Receiver in Textured Black for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Bushwacker Flat Flares
10918-07 - Bushwacker Flat Style Flares for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec

Front Bumper
Rugged Ridge XHD with Stainless Rings

Off-Road (13") ANTENNA Jeep Wrangler 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 JK

HID Lights

Rugged Ridge Floor Mats

johnnykuta 05-14-2012 12:54 AM

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At the beach today, finally warming up.

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XJ Knight 05-14-2012 01:03 AM

pluke the 2 05-14-2012 01:48 PM

any actions shots? looks good so far.

Cleric73 05-14-2012 03:18 PM

Dude that is some strait up Black OPs (unmarked helicopters) type stuff. Sick looking Jeep man. Really like it!

Pjsaleen266 05-14-2012 05:26 PM

Nice rig. I really like tires n rims. Looks great all blacked out!

johnnykuta 05-26-2012 12:57 AM

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Installed today - VHF digital radio, VHF antenna and GPS antenna. The GPS antenna is used in combo with the radio which has a GPS unit in it. It sends the location of the Jeep via a VHF channel to another radio (at our rescue base) which then sends the signal to a computer which tracks the location of each GPS enabled radio.

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