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20082013JK 01-31-2013 10:36 PM

2013 Commando Green JKU Build
 
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:flowers:I just started building my 2013 JK Unlimited.

2013 JK Build Part 1 (check out Part 2 also!) - YouTube

So far this is what I have planned:
  • 4" Currie lift w/ front and back Anti-Rocks
  • 37"s
  • Poison Spyder bumpers
  • Poison Spyder Brawler Rockers
Jeep Brawler Rockers | Rocker Armor | Parts & Accessories | Off-Road Upgrade |
  • Poison Spyder aluminum Flares
Jeep Front Crusher Flares | Parts & Accessories | Off-Road Upgrade |

  • Engo 12000 lb winch
Engo E12000 Electric Winch



  • Follow my build on Youtube and on this forum. Any useful input will be appreciated

onetraveller 02-01-2013 01:37 AM

All that money for suspension and drivetrain and you go with a cheap Engo winch? Why not do it right and step up to a Warn or Superwinch?

The Superwinch Talon series has the the best warranty in the business with lifetime mechanical and three years on electrical components.

Mike

JKBrad 02-01-2013 01:48 AM

Atlas transfer case if you want to upgrade over a stock Rubicon unit.

20082013JK 02-01-2013 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3306719)
All that money for suspension and drivetrain and you go with a cheap Engo winch? Why not do it right and step up to a Warn or Superwinch?

The Superwinch Talon series has the the best warranty in the business with lifetime mechanical and three years on electrical components.

Mike

I have a Warn on my 2008 JK. My buddy has an Engo and likes it. If it fails, I'll just upgrade. It was cheap, so not much of a loss it I have to replace it.

20082013JK 02-01-2013 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by JKBrad (Post 3306732)
Atlas transfer case if you want to upgrade over a stock Rubicon unit.

That is in my plans in the long term. The only reason I would have gotten another Rubi was the transfer case. But, it wasn't worth the extra 15k.
Thanks for the input.

20082013JK 02-02-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JKBrad (Post 3306732)
Atlas transfer case if you want to upgrade over a stock Rubicon unit.

Is that Atlas transfer case available after-market, or is it the stock Rubi case that I would have to find used? Also, do you know if I would have to find one specifically for my 6-speed?
Thanks

20082013JK 02-02-2013 06:17 PM

Ready to start
 
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Got my Currie lift today, ready to start. Also got the front Poison Spyder flares on:

20082013JK 02-03-2013 06:09 PM

Rear Dana 44
 
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My rear axle is ready to be have the Currie track bar mount welded up, be re-geared and also have the rear locker put in:

20082013JK 02-05-2013 02:37 PM

Any opinions on after-market diff covers? I need Dana 44's. I have Ranchos on my 08, but would appreciate any input on others.

20082013JK 02-08-2013 02:07 PM

Change of mind on axles
 
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Decided to go with the Teraflex 44 rather than the Currie one mentioned above. Got a good price on one that had been returned in perfect condition except for one scratch. I think this in combo with RCVs and 5.13s should be good.

kramer2k 02-08-2013 02:57 PM

Man that's a sexy axle! Never thought I'd ever type that! LOL

I'm liking this build.

20082013JK 02-08-2013 03:33 PM

Thanks, it's going to be fun.

bajarat 02-08-2013 03:56 PM

Sell me your 3.73's ?

20082013JK 02-08-2013 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bajarat (Post 3339642)
Sell me your 3.73's ?

Actually, I can't remember what ratio my Sport originally was. I know it came with a slight upgrade. What are you wanting to do with them?

My axles will be ready in about two weeks. Contact me again and we'll talk about it.

20082013JK 02-13-2013 11:36 AM

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For the people who have asked where I am getting my parts, I am getting my Teraflex 44, re-gears, lockers, lift, etc. thru RWK Haus in Yorba Linda, CA. If interested give Robert a call:

20082013JK 02-13-2013 08:47 PM

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My Teraflex 44 is in @ RWK Haus.

20082013JK 02-13-2013 11:16 PM

My build video part 2:
2013 Jk Build Part 2 - YouTube

tontwins 02-14-2013 02:57 AM

Looks good so far!

20082013JK 02-14-2013 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by tontwins (Post 3366880)
Looks good so far!

Thanks! Its fun, but takes a lot of time.

20082013JK 02-14-2013 11:58 AM

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New Terflex front 44:

20082013JK 02-16-2013 08:37 AM

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My rear diff cover and front & rear lockers.

Although I really liked the Poison Spyder diff covers, I decided to go with Teraflex to match my front housing and cover.

Also got my RCVs:

20082013JK 02-22-2013 08:32 PM

Got the Teraflex 44 and my rear 44 with 513s and lockers back this week. Ready to go into full build mode as soon as I find the time.

Dave S 02-23-2013 06:53 AM

Loving this build, nice touch with the videos. Can't wait to see the finished product!! :thumb:

20082013JK 02-23-2013 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave S (Post 3408530)
Loving this build, nice touch with the videos. Can't wait to see the finished product!! :thumb:

Thanks!

20082013JK 02-23-2013 07:47 AM

Goodyear MTR 37s
 
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Since the 80's, I have been a BFG Mud Terrain Guy. The 37s are now on a 2-month back order, so I am going to give Goodyear a chance. I ordered the Wrangler MTRs yesterday: 37x12.50x17. Hopefully I will like them. I've heard good things about them.

I also picked up my Rock Crawler Wheels.

20082013JK 03-09-2013 09:39 PM

Episode 3: the lift!
2013 Jk Build: Episode 3 - YouTube

20082013JK 03-15-2013 03:14 PM

Part 4- Currie lift and rest of suspension:
Episode 4 - YouTube

20082013JK 03-23-2013 08:45 AM

Part 5 of my Build (finishing the lift, tires, exhaust, etc.):

2013 JK Build Part 5 (check out the rest of the build also!) - YouTube

kbaum03 03-23-2013 10:00 AM

Wow that is great. What was your final costs for all upgrades? If you don't mind sharing I would love to do something like this, just don't have the skills.

20082013JK 03-25-2013 09:42 PM

$$$
 
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Originally Posted by kbaum03 (Post 3542195)
Wow that is great. What was your final costs for all upgrades? If you don't mind sharing I would love to do something like this, just don't have the skills.

Right now I am here (having done most of my own work):
$25760 Sport
$16445 Parts so far
$42205 Total so far

This is a little more than an off-the-lot Rubicon, but a WHOLE LOT BETTER.

I still want an Atlas transfer case, a bolt-on roll cage and Rock Hard skids (about 6K more).

For my money I think it is much better to start with a Sport and build your own "Better than a Rubicon"


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