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Rubiwho
09-02-2013, 04:00 AM
I had a 2012 JKU Sport Black Forest Green, loved the color, but someone offered me money for it so I sold it. I just took delivery of my 2014 JKU Rubicon Anvil a couple of weeks ago. I ordered it on June 24th and it arrived August 14th. The only option that was a must have was the heated seats. In Georgia dealer usually don't get those in their allocated rigs. My build list is pretty much the same as the last one, but this time I'm going with bigger and better stuff.

LoD Mid width Front Bumper-installed
LoD Rock Sliders-installed
LoD Rear Gen 3 Bumper with swing arm-installed
Warn Powerplant-installed
ARB Diff Covers
Hutchinson Rock Monster Beadlocks
37" Goodyear Kevlar MTR or Nitto Trail Grapplers (haven't decided yet)
Cut fenders
Lift 3.5" still debating (AEV RS(used in the past and liked), RK "X" Factor Mid-Arm, or Metalcloak Game Changer)
sPod with red switches-installed
Piaa 520 ATP lights-installed
Piaa 540 Extreme White Lights-Installed
Tuffy Security Box-Installed
Cobra 75 WX CB-installed
Uniden Speaker mounted in role bar-installed
Grab Handles-installed
Mag light on seat frame-installed
Spiderweb Shade in red-installed

I'll post some pics tomorrow, I need to get them on my computer.:crazyeyes:

Canvas JK
09-02-2013, 04:25 AM
good luck with the build. I really enjoy my LoD items.

TrailBear
09-02-2013, 04:47 AM
Sounds like a good plan and a sweet rig.

2013rubirick
09-02-2013, 05:14 AM
That will be a good setup. I have the metalcloak lift and love it. Good luck with the build

Rubiwho
09-02-2013, 04:38 PM
At it's new home, stock

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LoD Mid-width w/skid plate, Warn Power Plant, PIAA ATP 520, PIAA 540 Lights, Factor 55 Pro Link, Rugged Ridge Light guards.

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LoD Gen 3 Bumper with Tire Swing Arm, 48" Hi-Lift, Rugged Ridge Light Guards

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LoD Rock Sliders, installation requires tapping 7 holes in the frame for each rail.

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Red Spider Web Trailmesh top

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sPod Source

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Red sPod switch panel

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matt08jk
09-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Wow! Looks awesome...got to work quick! Im digging that Anvil color! :beer:

Rubiwho
09-03-2013, 12:18 AM
I had all the parts at the house before I had the Jeep. So I've been having a blast these past couple of weeks playing. Not having to wait for the UPS guy was nice. It was hard enough waiting for the Jeep to arrive.


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Rubiwho
09-10-2013, 07:01 PM
Front D44 ARB Diff cover

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Rear D44 ARB Diff cover

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Rubiwho
09-11-2013, 12:49 AM
Ended up going with the AEV 3.5" lift. Best lift for the buck for what I want. I would have liked to have gone with the Metalcloak, but for what I'll use it for the AEV will suffice. Too many additional costs associated with the Metalcloak to be happy. I will probably end up going down that road. For now, I'm glad I'm up 3.5 more inches. Finished pics will be up... when in finished.

Work in progress...

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Wheels will look nice...

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firecrew1
09-11-2013, 01:53 AM
That looks good, coming together quickly:thumb:

Rubiwho
09-13-2013, 08:36 PM
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OverlanderJK
09-13-2013, 09:22 PM
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I think the only thing that would make that look better is the red seats. But I am a fan of them, not everyone is.

Rubiwho
09-13-2013, 11:46 PM
I am now a fan of the red too, wasn't at first. Oh well, wasn't an option for the 2014 anyway. Im thinking red seat covers if I can find nice ones.

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CaliCrusher
09-25-2013, 03:31 PM
You did powder coat those wheels right?

Kenny-g
09-25-2013, 04:16 PM
This thing is friggin sex on wheels. I love it! I really like LOD,s front bumpers and sliders. Not a huge fan of the rear bumpers but this whole thing is nice as hell. I absolutely love the wheels/tires you have!

Ldogg
09-25-2013, 04:23 PM
Nice rig. I love the anvil color and those argent power coated wheels really make it pop. You should look at trek armor seat covers, and get the rubicon logo stitched in. I personally like the red seats with that color and that would look fantastic I think.

JKRandall
09-25-2013, 04:43 PM
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That is one hell of a good looking Jeep. Congrats!!!!!!!

MrHooah04
09-25-2013, 04:54 PM
Anvil is pure awesomeness :thumbsup:

Rubiwho
09-25-2013, 06:04 PM
You did powder coat those wheels right?

Hutchinson offers them in Silver, Argent, and Black. They will custom coat them for you, but these are their Argent off the shelf.


Nice rig. I love the anvil color and those argent power coated wheels really make it pop. You should look at trek armor seat covers, and get the rubicon logo stitched in. I personally like the red seats with that color and that would look fantastic I think.

Not a bad idea, I check it out, Thanks

CaliCrusher
09-25-2013, 06:20 PM
[QUOTE=Rubiwho;181617]Hutchinson offers them in Silver, Argent, and Black. They will custom coat them for you, but these are their Argent off the shelf.

Oh ok, for some reason they look darker on your Rubicon. At any rate, sick JK! Congrats!!

Jaydoc1
09-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Are you getting 37s on that with the AEV 3.5 inch lift without rubbing?

snopro
09-25-2013, 06:55 PM
Are you getting 37s on that with the AEV 3.5 inch lift without rubbing?

We have a guy in our crew that's running 4.5 AEV with stock fenders. Running 37 Toyo's and rubs at full stuff just barely!!

Rubiwho
09-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Are you getting 37s on that with the AEV 3.5 inch lift without rubbing?

They will rub at full stuff, no steering rub in road. Just haven't cut the fenders yet.

UpsideUp
09-26-2013, 04:37 PM
Some day I hope my Jeep will grow up looking something like yours. The color mixed with the LoD sets this rig apart from most I have seen on here. The perfect balance of form and function. I hope you don't take offense to me using your build as a guide? Great Job!

snopro
09-26-2013, 04:50 PM
They will rub at full stuff, no steering rub in road. Just haven't cut the fenders yet.

Is that disconnected full stuff! Maybe Toyo's are bigger 37's than yours

ramin
09-26-2013, 05:29 PM
Nice build, well done! :)

Jaydoc1
09-26-2013, 06:54 PM
They will rub at full stuff, no steering rub in road. Just haven't cut the fenders yet.

Gotcha. Thanks.

My wife is wanting to make us a 2 Jeep family. I am hoping and praying she loves anvil a much as me. I'm using your pics to sway her.

Rubiwho
09-26-2013, 08:49 PM
Gotcha. Thanks.

My wife is wanting to make us a 2 Jeep family. I am hoping and praying she loves anvil a much as me. I'm using your pics to sway her.

I can guarantee that the pictures you see of Anvil, do not do this color justice. You must see in person to really appreciate. I ordered it before I had even seen a 10A in Anvil. My heart skipped a beat when I saw it,it did have my name in it, so I may have been partial... lol

Rubiwho
09-26-2013, 08:57 PM
Is that disconnected full stuff! Maybe Toyo's are bigger 37's than yours

Toyo's are 13.5" wide, my Kevlars at 12.5". Toyo's are a bit bigger I think. These measure 36 1/4.

AllAmericanInfidel
09-26-2013, 09:22 PM
Freakin sweet! The wife and I just went to go look at an anvil this last weekend. The color is so damn nice in person! Sick build, it looks great. Cant wait to see some pics of it on the trail!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

Rubiwho
09-27-2013, 08:48 PM
I used the Cobra 75WX ST CB. I mounted it to the dash with the bracket from Cooltec. I used the LoD antenna mount that came with my tire carrier (just an L bracket). Itís designed to mount to the tire rack, I mounted to the door. CB box mounted behind the glove box and just attached with one screw. The CB wire hangs loosely behind glove box (didnít want to drill into the dash like some people do), easy access to remove CB so no one steals it too. Ran a wire to my roll bar above my left shoulder and cut out the padding just enough to squeeze in the speaker. Works great. No one knows itís there and its loud enough to hear over road/wind noise and even the stereo.

Cobra 75WXST 40-Channel CB Radio
Uniden Communication Speaker (BC7)
3' FIRESTICK II TUNABLE TIP BLACK
STUD W/SO-239 CONN
18' RG-58/U Coaxial Cable With Pl-259 Connectors Firestik SS-3H Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Antenna Spring
CoolTech CB Mount from www.Cooltechllc.com

Rubiwho
09-27-2013, 08:51 PM
Speaker in roll bar.

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Rubiwho
09-27-2013, 08:55 PM
Wire just hangs behind the glove box freely...

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Prime8
09-27-2013, 11:45 PM
Did you remove some of the paint on the cb antenna bracket? I think it's the bottom side... But one of the sides needs to be metal on metal contact. FYI.

Rubiwho
09-28-2013, 02:01 AM
Did you remove some of the paint on the cb antenna bracket? I think it's the bottom side... But one of the sides needs to be metal on metal contact. FYI.

I sure did, and you are correct, it is the bottom side.


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Prime8
09-28-2013, 02:09 AM
I sure did, and you are correct, it is the bottom side.


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Ok cool. Just wanted to prevent a potential interference problem!

UpsideUp
10-06-2013, 12:07 AM
Out of curiosity how long did it take you to install the AEV lift? Did you do it yourself and any trouble/tips you have? Lift is in the mail. :)

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snopro
10-06-2013, 02:02 AM
Out of curiosity how long did it take you to install the AEV lift? Did you do it yourself and any trouble/tips you have? Lift is in the mail. :)

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I've done two 3.5 AEV lifts now and a 2.5 with geometry correction brackets. I usually average around 5 hrs on the 3.5 kits and 4 hrs on the 2.5

UpsideUp
10-06-2013, 02:51 AM
Thanks Snopro. I have the 4.5 coming with geometry correction. But this is my first install. They have a 10-12 hour on the spec sheet. Its tough to find help with the install when you are asking for a whole weekend from a buddy. Perhaps a conservative 6 hours and a case of beers might net a fish? LoL

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snopro
10-06-2013, 02:53 AM
Thanks Snopro. I have the 4.5 coming with geometry correction. But this is my first install. They have a 10-12 hour on the spec sheet. Its tough to find help with the install when you are asking for a whole weekend from a buddy. Perhaps a conservative 6 hours and a case of beers might net a fish? LoL

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First time solo probably be looking at 10
I usually take a paint marker and mark after I torque a bolt down that way when you go to recheck bolts you can see if any rotated

Rubiwho
10-07-2013, 01:57 AM
Out of curiosity how long did it take you to install the AEV lift? Did you do it yourself and any trouble/tips you have? Lift is in the mail. :)

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I've done it twice a myself, both times the 3.5". First time it took about 11 hours, 5 on day 1 and 6 in day 2. It took about 9 the second go around. Very straight forward. The really isn't hard, it's all about the tools. I broke the track bar bolt on the second install... My torque bar wasn't clicking at 125 lbs, so I kept turning (knew something wasn't right)... snap... #%^#. Take 2 days, day 1 do the back and start the front. Day 2 finish the front and do the geo brackets and set pro-cal stuff. If your using Jack Stands and not a hydraulic lift you will be sore in the morning. Make sure you have the drill bits before you start. The bit for the knuckle was hard to find. Found it at Granger. When you do the brake lines you may think your missing something because the brakes line brackets don't remount, just zip tie them up. The second time I bought new extended brake lines and didn't use the drop down brackets.
Good Luck


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Mikes Offroad
10-07-2013, 03:29 AM
Sweet looking JK, love those rims. Around how heavy are they, I hear they are very heavy.

Rubiwho
10-12-2013, 01:31 AM
Sweet looking JK, love those rims. Around how heavy are they, I hear they are very heavy.

Thanks,
47lbs for the wheel, the rim is 37lbs. The inside rubber bead is 10lbs. The 37" Goodyear Kevlar's are 72lbs for a combined 119 lbs.
I'm still on the stock 4.10 gears, no problem for daily driving and light wheeling. You loose the 6th gear (mines a manual)and a lot of torque. I'll be doing 5.13 in a couple of weeks when I have time to get it done, just been too busy.

Rubiwho
11-09-2013, 04:54 AM
Doors off... Harley Davison mirror mod,

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Rubiwho
11-09-2013, 04:56 AM
Fender Chop mod complete... No more rubbing.

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Rubiwho
11-09-2013, 04:59 AM
Nothing beats a nice fall day Jeeping.

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rubicrawl
11-09-2013, 05:23 AM
Wow great looking rig love the rims they look great those are the street legal bead locks right? Good job brotha

Rubiwho
11-09-2013, 01:19 PM
Thanks, they are DOT approved.

Kenny-g
11-12-2013, 03:30 PM
Damn all 4 of those rigs are sick. Really cool how they're all close to the same height haha I can't wait to get a useful lift on my JK :D

Jiffy05
11-12-2013, 10:12 PM
Doors off... Harley Davison mirror mod,

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I like that idea for the mirrors. I have been trying to figure out what to do with mine when I have the doors off but couldn't think of anything.:thumb:

Rubiwho
11-22-2013, 01:12 PM
Finally got me 6th gear back.

5.13's - perfect
RCV Front axles
G2 Gold Chromoly's in the back
C Gussets
EVO Sleeves
Tom Woods 1310's - Front and Back

I wouldn't say I'm finished. But I probably won't add too much more. Just upgrade to new or different mods. May see this one for sale in the spring.

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Veetz
11-24-2013, 12:49 AM
Hey that's a really great looking rig...great idea with the hinge pieces for the mirror...gonna take that idea...thanks


If you don't have a CB yell from your Jeep

sean.m.adams33
11-24-2013, 01:46 AM
Your rig looks awesome! Those wheels look really good on it.

BigBoy
11-24-2013, 02:28 AM
Your rig was the deciding factor for me to choose Anvil for my 14 order. Very clean!

Rubiwho
11-24-2013, 04:53 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I am pretty happy with the results. The reason Jeeps are so great, everyone get to whatever they want to it. Ya, it can cost a bunch if you choose, but you don't have to. There is no other vehicle on the road that you mod out in so many different configurations and call it your own.

"Go Jeep", and thank you to all the hard working vendors that let us play by our own rules.

Rubiwho
12-06-2013, 09:08 PM
Installed EVO Full Protek Skid

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Rubiwho
12-06-2013, 09:11 PM
Installed aFe Power Exhaust. MachForce 2.5" HiTuck SS-409 49-46212.

Couple before and after pics.

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Rubiwho
12-06-2013, 09:15 PM
Here is a sound clip I made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fJ5vPUQ92k

JK_Dave
03-28-2014, 03:45 PM
I love the subtle touches of red you used here. Not overboard or obnoxious. I have a black rig and I was trying to decide whether I kept it all black or add in some color. So many people tend to add accent colors to anything they can unbolt from their Jeep. But going with just the Spiderwebshade, shackle bolts, Factor55 link and the hi-jack in red really stands out well without going crazy.

Did you ever use Overlander's suggestion to get the seat covers in red, or just do the Rubicon letter stiching in red too?