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Old 02-25-2019, 08:32 PM
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Iím not new to the Jeep world, Iíve had a few over the years and Iíve been building a 95 YJ for the trails. I wanted to get back to having a DD Jeep and fell in love when I test drove a 2 dr JL with the 2.0 Turbo. Coming from a Hemi, I really wasnít disappointed.

In October 2018, I bought a Punkn JL



I promised the wife it would stay stock, which I meant but she knew better.


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Old 02-25-2019, 08:35 PM
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Iíve always liked the orange Jeeps and crush was one of my favorites (huge Clemson fan).



Had to park the JL next to the YJ



The YJ is a 95 Iíve owned for a couple years now. Itís 229k miles with the original 4.0 I6. 2.5Ē Lift with locked D30 and rear 8.8 LSD. Itís pretty fun off road and easy to work on.


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Old 02-25-2019, 08:39 PM
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Iím just outside of Charlotte and Rubitrux isnít too far away so I went and picked up a set of Rubi take offs as well as the wheels and tires. I convinced myself it still meant ďstockĒ


The added height looked great and really didnít change the way it drove at all.


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Around Christmas, I was given an EAG front bumper which was simple to install and looks a lot better than the stock bumper.



Few weeks later added the LED pods to the fog light switch.


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Old 02-25-2019, 08:45 PM
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EAG sent me some side steps to use for an install video, which left me with a set of side steps. Really helps my daughter climb in the back.



I had Stickin2It design a hood decal for the Jeep. Go Tigers!!


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The 33s werenít quite what I wanted and a local Jeep club member owns a shop and gave me a steal on a set of 35s. Wife wonít notice this right?



Makes my Jeep look small next to the shop owners.


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Old 02-25-2019, 08:50 PM
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Little comparison to a stock JLUS

Needed to get a spare tire bracket to mount the 35 since it wouldnít fit with the bumper. Went with EAGís bracket and have a Mopar tail gate reinforcer yet to install.


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Old 02-26-2019, 05:55 AM
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Thatís how it sits as of now. I know a lot of people think Steering Stabilizers are snake oil and I used to be one of them. Thereís a TSB out for certain batches of Stabilizers and mine was one of them. I swapped it out for a Fox and the issue was immediately better.

I think it was the first three numbers. If they were less than 257 then it falls under the TSB. Mine was 240



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These photos are stunning. I like Wrangler.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:34 AM
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Installed the tailgate support bracket to help with the weight of the 35. The 35 weighs around ~81lbs, which Iíve heard is below the maximum weight for the tailgate of 85lbs. Doesnít hurt to add the extra piece of mind.

Got the bracket for $300 off Amazon and it looks exactly like the Mopar version.

Waiting on a set of LED headlights now for install this week.


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Old 03-20-2019, 01:54 PM
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Still considering the next change. Iím considering putting an actual lift kit on the Jeep, but Iím pretty happy with the way it rides now. Any suggestions??

Also, I picked up a speedometer calibrator made by Rough Country and tested it with a GPS speedometer. Had to play with the setting but eventually got it dialed in. Only went with RC because it was $175 versus superchips $230.


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Had to toss out the crap EAG side steps and go with stronger steel steps. These are made by redrock 4x4 and are sturdy as hell.


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How much extra height do you think you gained with the Rubi shocks and springs? Iím selling mine and want to be able to tell someone approx. what they might get.


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Iím just outside of Charlotte and Rubitrux isnít too far away so I went and picked up a set of Rubi take offs as well as the wheels and tires. I convinced myself it still meant ďstockĒ


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How much extra height did you gain with the Rubicon Springs compared to your sport suspension?


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How much extra height did you gain with the Rubicon Springs compared to your sport suspension?


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Honestly, I didnít measure before but Iíll try to get some after measurements for you.


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How much extra height do you think you gained with the Rubi shocks and springs? Iím selling mine and want to be able to tell someone approx. what they might get.


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Itís at least enough to get 35s with no rubbing. I think they will be enough info.


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Had to toss out the crap EAG side steps and go with stronger steel steps. These are made by redrock 4x4 and are sturdy as hell.
Where did you buy the side steps? Haven't been able to find them online.
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Where did you buy the side steps? Haven't been able to find them online.


Check out Extreme Terrain. https://www.extremeterrain.com/redro...jl-2-door.html




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Picked up a Pedal Commander just to see if it lived up to the hype. Sure enough it does. It has four modes as shown in the pic. Initially I used Sport and it was waaaayyy too sensitive. Now Iím using city and itís perfect.




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Went out to Hurricane Creek to wheel with some friends. Had 8 Jeeps total, with six JKUs, my JL and one TJ.

Had a great day and enjoyed the outdoors. Weather was nice in the upper 70s despite it being over 95 at home.







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After the last off road trip, I figured I needed a bit more lift than what the Rubi suspension was providing. I commented to my wife that the Orange Jeep (My green is my YJ) needs a bigger lift. She shocked me when she said that she had the same thought the other day.

Score!! So I had been doing some research and plenty of it was on this forum to see what would be the best route. I was stuck between Rock Krawler, Teraflex, or Rustyís. Iíve used Teraflex in the past and was happy with their products, but ultimately I chose RK. I found a killer deal from River City Off-road who included a set of Bilstein 5100s. Same shocks I have on my YJ.

Looking forward to getting the lift installed and back out on the trails.


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First package got delivered today in the mail. Rear coils and shocks came today. Still waiting for the rest of the kit to come before leaving for vacation a week from tomorrow.

Hoping to get it installed on Thursday. Canít wait!!


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