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gobluewayoflife 02-21-2014 05:47 AM

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Thought I would start my build threat of my most recent project - This build started as a 2014 rubicon X


The buffalo ( yes I named it) has an AEV 3.5 dual sport RS suspension with 5160 res shocks

gobluewayoflife 02-21-2014 06:02 AM

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It's got a nice stance and handles well .....To be clear .. This build is more for fire roads, washboard terrain, backcountry exploring, camping, water crossings and good ol fashion trail fun .. Not rock crawling.. Thus the AEV set up! oh ya .. Is will be on the road more than on the trail- 80 road - 20 off road. This is my 6 wrangler build .... Not intending to hit the hammers in this rig... And yes I know the res shocks are over kill for what I intend to use this vehical for but I like the way these look and perform. ;)

gobluewayoflife 02-21-2014 06:09 AM

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The front Axel build ....
- RCV CV front axels with 300m inner shafts

- Synergy ball joints all around .. ( yes it's worth it to replace the stock ones when you do your lift )
- Synergy knuckle gussets
- Synergy inner axle sleeve

Other

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

gobluewayoflife 02-21-2014 06:13 AM

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- AEV Pintler wheels

- Goodyear 35x12.50R17LT MT/R Kevlar tires

texas05 02-21-2014 10:42 AM

Nice, got the thread started.

tarditi 02-21-2014 11:17 AM

Nice build - may want to x-post this on expedition portal!

gobluewayoflife 02-21-2014 03:48 PM

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For what its worth ........ The buffalo was recently featured in 4Wheel Drive Magazine here is the link .. http://www.fourwheeler.com/project-v...ler-unlimited/

Dakota Customs did a fantastic job with the initial modifications, I highly recomend their work.

gobluewayoflife 02-21-2014 04:01 PM

Next Mods:
- Extra stout [ CB Like] front Antenna - Black
- Rear tail light guards - Black

BradFalcon 02-24-2014 10:59 AM

Congrats on the magazine feature. I like the direction you are taking with this build. Can't wait to see what's next!

gobluewayoflife 02-24-2014 01:22 PM

Whats Next
 
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Originally Posted by BradFalcon (Post 8533121)
Congrats on the magazine feature. I like the direction you are taking with this build. Can't wait to see what's next!

rad

will be putting on a very stout C style front antenna [/B] and rear light covers .. havent decide if will black out all the lights on this build..

just ordered the front Lic plate holder from Maximus 3 and the Terraflex accessory bracket for my rear tire carrier.
will be posting pic of all installs this next week.. stay tuned and thanks any and feedback welcome

mitch

drl650 02-24-2014 07:09 PM

Beautiful rig and congrats on the magazine article, Do you still have the factory 4.10 gears? If so how does it feel? Are you planning on keeping them or upgrading? I am thinking about ordering a White Rubi X also.

gobluewayoflife 02-24-2014 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by drl650
Beautiful rig and congrats on the magazine article, Do you still have the factory 4.10 gears? If so how does it feel? Are you planning on keeping them or upgrading? I am thinking about ordering a White Rubi X also.

Thank you for the kind words ... Yes I still have the 4:10s .. The engine has enough power to turn the 35 as good as stock as far as I can tell. I just completed a 2010 JK 2 door manual and had to re gear to 4:88 to just get it back up to stock performance. The smaller engine in the 2010 needed a re gear to turn the 35s...

Again, thanks for the kind words ..... Out of the 6 jeeps I have built this is my first white one.. I'm excited to watch it grown and see how the white jeep " blacked out " ends up.
I'll keep updating this build thread so others can see how the MODS I have chosen turn out.

( get the white jeep )

Tnjrb 02-24-2014 08:10 PM

Can't wait to see what all you do. I just got rid of my silver jeep of 10 years and got a 14 white JK. I was a bit hesitant to get white, but excited to see what I can do with it...I just ordered AEV savegre's that I'm going to plasti white before mounting. That's the first step toward a long and hopefully beautiful relationship!

Hope you enjoy your White Buffalo!

gobluewayoflife 02-25-2014 12:16 AM

White rims
 
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Originally Posted by Tnjrb (Post 8547409)
Can't wait to see what all you do. I just got rid of my silver jeep of 10 years and got a 14 white JK. I was a bit hesitant to get white, but excited to see what I can do with it...I just ordered AEV savegre's that I'm going to plasti white before mounting. That's the first step toward a long and hopefully beautiful relationship!

Hope you enjoy your White Buffalo!

Start your build thread ....!! would love to see those rims and watch your build grow .. keep in touch and congrats on the new rig .

UgaTyler 02-25-2014 08:46 AM

:thumb: Looks good. I am liking those tires more every time I see them. I also like how light they are compared to the Toyo's I am running.

gobluewayoflife 02-25-2014 08:51 AM

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:thumb: Looks good. I am liking those tires more every time I see them. I also like how light they are compared to the Toyo's I am running.

should be like 33 lbs on each tire ... its in the neighborhood anyway.

gobluewayoflife 02-25-2014 04:34 PM

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Some light Mods done today

New beefy CB type antenna and Tail light guards:

More to follow

gobluewayoflife 02-25-2014 06:58 PM

Stock VS beefy
 
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Here is the stock antenna and the beefy one I installed today.

Camarokayden 02-26-2014 07:01 PM

Did you purchase this Jeep from Classic Motors in Richfield, Utah?

gobluewayoflife 02-26-2014 07:47 PM

Yes
 
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Did you purchase this Jeep from Classic Motors in Richfield, Utah?

Yes I did..

Timecloud 02-28-2014 12:57 PM

Love the Jeep. Just what I want my Jeep Modeled after! Can you share where you got the antennae?

jeep21074 02-28-2014 02:47 PM

looking good... :)

gobluewayoflife 02-28-2014 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Timecloud
Love the Jeep. Just what I want my Jeep Modeled after! Can you share where you got the antennae?

I had the antenna on my last build, a 2010 jk .. The base is round beefy black aluminum. I thought it would fit on my 2014 project .. I was wrong .. The base did not fit so I just installed the antenna .. When I went to order a new one for my 2014 from quadratec ( because I like the way it looks better with the base ). I found they only offer it for the TJ now.. I am still looking and will post if and when and if I find it.

gobluewayoflife 03-01-2014 10:26 AM

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Today's MOD

The terraflex mounting bracket .. For a hi lift jack or gas can and CB antenna mount

That's it for today see ya on the trails

bookman46 03-01-2014 11:34 AM

Your thread brings back good old memories! My 1st Jeep was a CJ7 with a personalized plate WHTBFLO. Good luck with your build!

gobluewayoflife 03-01-2014 12:20 PM

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Grab handles installed yesterday

gobluewayoflife 03-01-2014 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bookman46
Your thread brings back good old memories! My 1st Jeep was a CJ7 with a personalized plate WHTBFLO. Good luck with your build!

To funny .. That is my exact LIC plate. Getting it with the pure white virginia background right now - simple and clean

HRPinDC 03-01-2014 07:57 PM

Love it! May be my favorite on here. I may do something very close, once my warranty runs out. Crap! I just remembered I got the lifetime warranty.

gobluewayoflife 03-02-2014 09:33 AM

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Today's Mods ....

End cap removal ..... Before and after

Next mod for the bumper will be a Maximus Stinger !

dvn4life1972 03-02-2014 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by gobluewayoflife (Post 8698057)
Today's Mods ....

End cap removal ..... Before and after

Next mod for the bumper will be a Maximus Stinger !

MUCHO better without the endcaps. Really like your ride. Very sharp.


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