We picked up the new to us Rubicon in Kentucky a few weeks ago. Here it is next to our Detonator yellow JK that we sold to help fund this project.
We had a great trip through the mountains in Kentucky then through South Carolina(long way home)
I have owned an embarrassing number of Jeeps(30+) built around a dozen of those.
The plan for this one? after many mind numbing hours of reading and flip flopping here is what I came up with:
I decided on a lighter, smaller 37 hoping to retain the 4.10 gears. It is pretty flat here and this has a manual trans so we will see. . Mastercraft MXT's with Raceline wheels.
I picked JKS coils and bought 1/2" Teraflex spacers so I have a little bit of adjustment. 2 3/4 bump stops to start out with. Bilstein shocks and a JKS front track bar.
I was set on Poison spyder aluminum flares but I concluded that Bushwackers aluminum flares are almost identical so I ordered them and I plan on stripping the powder coat...we will see what kind of disaster that is.
Crawler concepts skinny front bumper. I bought a Warn xd9000i off Craigslist and went though it.
Warrior DIY sliders that are welded to the stock sliders.
Rear bumper later
Adjustable front lower control arms later
Truss and gussets for the front axle soon