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Old 05-09-2019, 08:41 PM
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The Blue Jeep (official name.........so far)

Here is our '16 JKU Rubicon Hard Rock in Hydro Blue, that we bought used with 19,9xx miles on April 20, 2019. We currently have a 1992 YJ Islander in blue, so we wanted to keep with the blue theme. First order of business was removing the goofy aftermarket grille and replacing it with the stock one that was luckily included with the sale.

Here's a list of the first parts ordered to kick off the build:
Updated: 12/11/19
  • Metalcloak 3.5" Game Changer (no shocks) - LINK
  • Metalcloak Undercloak - LINK
  • Metalcloak DuroSpring bumpstops - LINK
  • Metalcloak ARB twin compressor mount - LINK
  • 38x13.50x17 Milestar Patagonia MTs - LINK
  • Fuel Vector D601 17x9 wheels LINK
  • Steersmarts Yeti drag link LINK
  • Steersmarts Yeti tie rod LINK
  • Teraflex front Tera44 axle - LINK
  • Teraflex HD ball joints - LINK
  • Teraflex Alpha hinged tire carrier - LINK
  • Teraflex rear big rotor kit - LINK
  • Teraflex 1.25” wheel spacers LINK
  • Teraflex brake line anchors - LINK
  • Falcon 3.3 shocks - LINK
  • Falcon Nexus EF 2.2 steering stabilizer LINK
  • RCV front axle shafts - LINK
  • Revolution rear alloy axle shafts - LINK
  • Revolution 5:13 gears and bearings - LINK
  • Poison Spyder steel Crusher fenders (front) - LINK
  • Poison Spyder steel Crusher fenders (rear) - LINK
  • LOD Signature sliders - LINK
  • Motobilt Crusher front bumper w/stinger - LINK
  • Motobilt Crusher rear bumper - LINK
  • Evo vacuum pump relocation bracket - LINK
  • Warn Zeon 10-s winch - LINK
  • ARB Twin CKMTA12 air compressor - LINK
  • JW Speaker 8700 Evo J2 headlights - LINK
  • Baja Designs Squadron Pro fog lights - LINK
  • Crown front big brake kit - LINK
  • Solid rear diff cover - LINK
  • Lubelocker differential gaskets - LINK
  • Wild Boar grab handles - LINK
  • Cheap Amazon back-up camera - LINK
  • Rugged Ridge cb/Ham radio mount - LINK
  • Rydonair 13" flexible radio antenna - LINK
  • Mall crawler esque third brake light LINK
  • Wisamic limb riser kit - LINK
  • Vector JKE Dock - LINK
  • Spiderwebshade TrailSac - LINK
  • Brawlee hatch LED light - LINK
  • Smittybilt fairlead light mount - LINK


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Good choice on removing the angry grill. Your rig will 100 times better.
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Welcome, good looking Hard Rock and what a platform to build on!

With the Tera 44 and the 5.13's going in, I'm guessing you're building for at least 37's?


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Iíve also added:
  • Wild Boar grab handles - LINK
  • Cheap Amazon back-up camera - LINK
  • Poison Spyder steel Crusher fenders
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Yeah, I saw old Matt finally joined the fray....

Welcome, looks good! Now maybe you don't have to trailer your "overland" jeep.
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Updated 5/29 and I’m also going broke.
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Nice build list.

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Got the tires mounted.
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Nice build list. No aftermarket bumpers?
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Got the tires mounted.

Boy they look purdy...

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Nice build list. No aftermarket bumpers?
Having a front one made. I havenít decided on a rear bumper, yet.
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Still waiting on my gears guy to get the rear axle regeared to 5.13's and the front locker and 5.13's transferred over to the new Tera44 housing. My lift and skids are arriving today (9 boxes). In the meantime, I've added a little mall crawler flair -- with the third brake light. Let me know what you think.
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Updated list once more. I'm about to start (tonight) installing stuff, so I should have some actual build pictures coming shortly.
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Still waiting on my gears guy to get the rear axle regeared to 5.13's and the front locker and 5.13's transferred over to the new Tera44 housing. My lift and skids are arriving today (9 boxes). In the meantime, I've added a little mall crawler flair -- with the third brake light. Let me know what you think.
Not riding behind you any more at any events. I'll go blind...lol.

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Here are some build pics. Sorry for the delay.
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More photos.
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Finally a little progress.
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Moving to the front axle swap and installation of the Steersmarts Yeti steering components.
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More shots of the front Teraflex Tera44 axle. I gotta do some grinding on the Crown brake caliper in order to rotate the brake line elbow up and out of the way. Itís currently hitting the shock shaft.
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Jeep as it currently sits (awaiting fenders and other do-dads) and my old YJ that I sold today.
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