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USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 05:30 AM
Hi WAYALIFE family ,

Just bought my 2013 JK 2door Wrangler Rubicon right before Labor Day (my very first domestic purchase ever), but it's been sitting in the garage idle for about a month while I was prepping my BMW 1M for sale. And finally last week, the BMW sold and I could finally enjoy the JEEP :clap2:

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/2af0884a11fd11e3aa2222000a1f974c_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/1042d29a11fe11e3bf1822000aaa0492_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/6ee5137611fe11e3b9fd22000a9f4dd4_7.jpg

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/821a53f8256211e39a6422000a9e06c4_7.jpg

During the long month I added small things to the JEEP, rugged ridge this, rugged ridge that, Bestop this, smittybilt that, and finally today I was able to get a special delivery from OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION (my sales guy lives in the same city I live in): 1/4 pounder front bumper and stinger. I also ordered the rock sliders but they are awaiting production, ETA 2 more weeks.

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/bb753a5a322311e38ed122000a9f1311_8.jpg

Also been thankful for the good weather in socal and been riding day and night topless, doorless :bleh:

http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/7f3e88d4304811e3b5bf22000a1fafe7_8.jpg

My inspiration came from my a wayalife resident and next door neighbor, US Army Sgt MONACO

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/1172e9e81b4a11e3842d22000a1f9ada_7.jpg

and a member of this wranglerforum Hidrorayo and his amazing JK

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/cbf5e864267711e3bd9022000a1fa522_7.jpg

I compiled my build list and the following will be ordered in the next two weeks. I was fortunate to come off the BMW with a lot of parts money that I can fortunately reinvest into the JEEP right away.

OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION 1/4 pounder front bumper black
OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION stinger black
OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION rock sliders black
OFF-ROAD EVOLUTION 2.5 inch lift kit with new coil overs and shocks (TBD)
WARN ELITE SERIES rear bumper
WARN bumper tire carrier
WARN jack mount
Hi-Lift 48 inch jack
BUSHWACKER pocket style front and rear fender flares (still debating these)
FIVE (5) HUTCHINSON ROCK MONSTER WHEELS WA-0594 17x8.5 BLACK DOUBLE BEADLOCK
FIVE (5) MICKEY THOMPSON BAJA RADIAL MTZ 37x12.50R17LT
JW SPEAKER 8700 Evolution LED black headlights
RECON smoked LED turn signals
AEV heat reduction hood
Rugged Ridge mirror replacements and relocators
MAGNA FLOW cat back dual tip exhaust black

+ a secret vinyl warp proper for a US NAVY JEEP RUBICON build


Finally, this is how my BMW 1M build turned out, 56K death :pcwhack:
Was hooked up with a lot of sponsors, the JEEP won't be as loud with the wrap and stickers I swear :cheesy:

EINSER M's Темникова E82 AW 1M build thread (http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618868)

Yes I was US NAVY (master-at-arms) and yes I live about 50 kliks east of Los Angeles, CA (a little place called Rancho Cucamonga, CA). The Auto-Club Speedway in Fontana, CA is a stone throw away from me. Hoping to get active in the community and on the trails with a bunch of you guys.

I was fortunate to make good connections with talented photographers and videographers who are now friends, so I will bring a lot of content to this build thread, so please come back often!

Cheers,

Kirk

Canvas JK
10-11-2013, 05:33 AM
Kirk,

Welcome to the WAYALIFE family. Nice looking rig.

Very interesting screen name. What is the background?

R/
Will

simonjk
10-11-2013, 05:39 AM
Looks like its going to be a nice build. Not a real fan of bmws, dad always had mercs, but your bmw looked sharp...:D
simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 05:39 AM
Kirk,

Welcome to the WAYALIFE family. Nice looking rig.

Very interesting screen name. What is the background?

R/
Will

hooyah USN on deck!
served @ mayport naval station as MA in Jacksonville, FL many moons ago
at the time, separated with a medical discharge but my one of my kids will do annapolis!
you Sir?

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 05:46 AM
Looks like its going to be a nice build. Not a real fan of bmws, dad always had mercs, but your bmw looked sharp...:D
simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.

yah you're either a bmw fan or a merc fan
ive had a bmw since i left the navy and a new one every 2 years; this is my first break from bmw!
hey i was gonna get those nitto mud grapplers but ended up going with the mickey thompsons, you think its a mistake?

Canvas JK
10-11-2013, 06:11 AM
hooyah USN on deck!
served @ mayport naval station as MA in Jacksonville, FL many moons ago
at the time, separated with a medical discharge but my one of my kids will do annapolis!
you Sir?

retiring next summer after 26 years. I have been all over the place. Currently at a P-3 squadron out of JAX on deployment to the Far-East. Looking forward to spending time with the family and getting a grown up job.


R
Will

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 06:15 AM
retiring next summer after 26 years. I have been all over the place. Currently at a P-3 squadron out of JAX on deployment to the Far-East. Looking forward to spending time with the family and getting a grown up job.


R
Will

i sure dont miss the hell hole and 95% humidity in JAX is but that retirement party will be bitchen Chief!
hooyah for that amazing career, retirement is next! :rock:

simonjk
10-11-2013, 07:53 AM
I have never ran mickys. I got the nittos because you rarely hear about them tearing or cutting. I work with a quy running mickys and he loves them and is on his second set. But personally I love the nittos, very tough and got great grip.

simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 07:57 AM
roger that Nitto was my tire sponsor with my BMW but I wanted something US made for the JEEP so I love me some Mickey Ds ima try to love me some Mickey Ts now hahahaha

52195

simonjk
10-11-2013, 08:06 AM
Another thing i liked about the nittos is the extra inch width. Instead of 12.5 they are 13.5. Helps when hitting the trails. But either one can't steer you wrong. America made is the way to go on an American icon like the jeep.

simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.

Canvas JK
10-11-2013, 08:28 AM
roger that Nitto was my tire sponsor with my BMW but I wanted something US made for the JEEP so I love me some Mickey Ds ima try to love me some Mickey Ts now hahahaha

52195

Nitto tires are made in the US with their parent company being TOYO. Here is an article for your reading pleasure specifically on the Trail Grappler.

http://www.nittotire.com/News?articleId=85

R/
Will

simonjk
10-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Nitto tires are made in the US with their parent company being TOYO. Here is an article for your reading pleasure specifically on the Trail Grappler.

http://www.nittotire.com/News?articleId=85

R/
Will

Ya thought they were made her. But didn't know toyo was there parent company

simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.

mgmavant
10-11-2013, 03:16 PM
That was quite the build. I'm usually not one for over-the-top track cars, but that one looked really sweet. Must have been a blast to drive - so long as there weren’t any pot-holes in the road. After looking at the build and the sponsors, I would have guessed that you would have gone with the mud grapplers. If it's not still too late, you might want to consider going with the MG's. I've never run them before (or the Mickey's for that matter) but the Nitto's get great reviews here on this forum. I just ordered some Terra Grapplers in 37's but I don't have them on the Jeep yet (first one should show up at the house today :).

You're going to love working on the Jeep coming from the M1. I had an Audi A4 Avant that I wrenched on for the 11 years I had it, and it was always a pain to do any work on it. The Jeep is a breeze - and the best part is that almost everything is accessible.

Have fun with the new toy. There are days that I miss the Audi, but that quickly goes away when I see my Jeep. The best part about it is that the kids really enjoy it as well, mostly because they can crawl all over the thing (and on top of it and underneath) without Dad going crazy. The wife likes it because she's allowed to bring whatever beverage she wants (usually some crazy coffee concoction), and my dog (RIP little buddy) loved it because he would drive all over town with me and the kids with his tongue hanging out the back.

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 10:06 PM
Another thing i liked about the nittos is the extra inch width. Instead of 12.5 they are 13.5. Helps when hitting the trails. But either one can't steer you wrong. America made is the way to go on an American icon like the jeep.

simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.

i know!!!! you read my mind, i wished the mickeys Ts came in 13.50 :icon_crazy:
anyways, i pulled the trigger today, they're in stock so as soon as the hutchinsons get here they'll get mounted!
TMPS for jeeps are so cheap LOL i bought 5 for 60$ shipped. 4 BMW ones set you back 300$!!!!!!!!!!

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 10:07 PM
Nitto tires are made in the US with their parent company being TOYO. Here is an article for your reading pleasure specifically on the Trail Grappler.

http://www.nittotire.com/News?articleId=85

R/
Will


Ya thought they were made her. But didn't know toyo was there parent company

simon

10 jk rubi 3.5" rc lift, black rocks, 35 bfg at, skyjacker dual steering, cherrybomb exhast, jks front track bar, cut flares.

07 jkur 4" skyjacker lift, mopar offroad bumpers, 1350 driveshafts, gear alloy rims, 37 nitto mid grapplers, warn 9.5cti winch, hids, mopar steps, skyjacker dual steering, skyjacker axle reinforcments, c gussets, mopar cold air intake, cherrybomb exhaust, poison spyder tramp stamp, evo d ring mounts.


that definitely was a in yo face moment for me
my nitto NT05 race compound rubber was all made in japan, i had 3 sets....so i assumed all nittos came from japan
ops my bad!

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-11-2013, 10:11 PM
That was quite the build. I'm usually not one for over-the-top track cars, but that one looked really sweet. Must have been a blast to drive - so long as there weren’t any pot-holes in the road. After looking at the build and the sponsors, I would have guessed that you would have gone with the mud grapplers. If it's not still too late, you might want to consider going with the MG's. I've never run them before (or the Mickey's for that matter) but the Nitto's get great reviews here on this forum. I just ordered some Terra Grapplers in 37's but I don't have them on the Jeep yet (first one should show up at the house today :).

You're going to love working on the Jeep coming from the M1. I had an Audi A4 Avant that I wrenched on for the 11 years I had it, and it was always a pain to do any work on it. The Jeep is a breeze - and the best part is that almost everything is accessible.

Have fun with the new toy. There are days that I miss the Audi, but that quickly goes away when I see my Jeep. The best part about it is that the kids really enjoy it as well, mostly because they can crawl all over the thing (and on top of it and underneath) without Dad going crazy. The wife likes it because she's allowed to bring whatever beverage she wants (usually some crazy coffee concoction), and my dog (RIP little buddy) loved it because he would drive all over town with me and the kids with his tongue hanging out the back.

the pooch is missed. im sure he looked fwd to riding in the jeep all the time. mine also sit shotgun and they're adjusting to jumping off a high car vs a lowered car ha ha ha ha

and you're speaking the truth about how easy to work on these jeeps! took me 3 hours to remove and replace headlights two weeks ago during my part out. it took me 8 min to do the jeep when i installed the jw speakers AND my hands were clean when the job was done!!!!! :bleh:
not going to miss the BMW for now, but the plan is to get back in one in 2015 when the M2 comes out.
will be offroading and enjoying the rubi in the meantime

hooyah
:thumb:

USS RUBICON.CORE
10-17-2013, 07:29 PM
Well it looks like shipment 1 of 3 just arrived today at the shop :wings:
once its all stacked and ready to go on the JEEP i'll snap some more pics :bleh:

http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/5f0c78c0375811e3951022000aeb0ce5_8.jpg

USS RUBICON.CORE
11-22-2013, 04:18 AM
finally got some shop time and the build begins after stacking up three pallets of parts in the annex warehouse ...

the 50 inch LED bar was self installed at home

57558

the rear tire carrier upgrade from WARN

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/0e74d280517b11e396f3121282ee2c71_8.jpg

LET THERE BE LIGHT!
50 inch bar and two aux DUALLY HD aux lights hooked up

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/1114fe4c52da11e3989e1244f4c5d15f_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/839ff15052ea11e39db00ef364b1074e_8.jpg

WARN rear numper and tire carrier

http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/a0b1751252f811e3b2f5124e8fde040d_8.jpg

USS RUBICON.CORE
11-22-2013, 04:19 AM
drove home and it started to downpour...went to a gas station and grabbed a box of condom....exposed wiring no more

http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/d7c80054532311e39b8712e0ade19342_8.jpg

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-05-2013, 04:19 AM
well it was about time

fitted the hutchinsons 17s with mickey thompsons's 37s on stock suspension before it goes in for re-gearing, 2 new drivelines, drag link flip, stinger bumper & rock slider installs at offroad evolution on monday

getting some rubbing in the rear on dips but made it all the way home from work. gotta do it a few more times but it seems to be able to handle the 37s on stock suspension so far :)

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/7cecbb3c5c7611e3b666120af7cd0240_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/6afcc2f65c7a11e3b26212510e2cde37_8.jpg

senior tech DERICHSWEILER working the mount, balance and double bead-locking of the hutchinsons.

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/b0cca3ea5d1611e3b2cb0e6798f1b77e_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/12e5efa05d1711e3b2e4128e9f115fde_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/c08c98ba5d2711e3b8d2126f3d3312b1_8.jpg

JK_Dave
12-05-2013, 08:20 PM
WARN rear numper and tire carrier

http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/a0b1751252f811e3b2f5124e8fde040d_8.jpg

I love that you kept the yellow tow hook look from the Bimmer.

M1 Front (http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii437/kirkx5m/1M%20coupe/DSCN0158.jpg)

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-06-2013, 09:27 PM
I love that you kept the yellow tow hook look from the Bimmer.

M1 Front (http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii437/kirkx5m/1M%20coupe/DSCN0158.jpg)

ha ha ha you noticed!
USN!

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-06-2013, 09:29 PM
and the AEV heat reduc hood just bolted up

http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/628d70065ea111e3a8b912debb293e3e_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/e0690fde5ebb11e38b0012cc4c274745_8.jpg

MobyJR
12-15-2013, 07:32 PM
Dude that thing is looking better every time I see it! Just saw you leave your garage. YOU SHOULD DO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS lol we need badass roof racks and fuel can carriers next I think.

MobyJR
12-15-2013, 07:38 PM
PS I wasn't a SGT, lol think one rank lower :)

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-16-2013, 03:26 AM
Dude that thing is looking better every time I see it! Just saw you leave your garage. YOU SHOULD DO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS lol we need badass roof racks and fuel can carriers next I think.

couldnt have been me if you're in TN and im in CA :bleh:
cant wait for this build to finally be done!

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-16-2013, 03:27 AM
PS I wasn't a SGT, lol think one rank lower :)

oh my bad, CPL
i thought this whole time you outranked me ha ha

MobyJR
12-16-2013, 08:48 PM
oh my bad, CPL
i thought this whole time you outranked me ha ha

Do push-ups Kirk!!!
Lol nope SPC, specialist, corporal and spec are pretty much the same thing.

MobyJR
12-16-2013, 08:48 PM
couldnt have been me if you're in TN and im in CA :bleh:
cant wait for this build to finally be done!

Does it still say in in TN? Lol

MobyJR
12-16-2013, 08:50 PM
Btw the build will NEVER be over

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-17-2013, 05:01 AM
Does it still say in in TN? Lol

Clarksville, TN
you still got that red mud from TN on your JEEP, its all good :rock:

10frank9
12-17-2013, 05:03 AM
Clarksville, TN
you still got that red mud from TN on your JEEP, its all good :rock:

I had the pleasure of having that caked on red mud fall on my face when I helped him upgrade his shocks....

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-17-2013, 05:05 AM
I had the pleasure of having that caked on red mud fall on my face when I helped him upgrade his shocks....

MOUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH :cheesy:
cant wait to all go out soon! :standing wave:

10frank9
12-17-2013, 05:06 AM
MOUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH :cheesy:
cant wait to all go out soon! :standing wave:

Absolutely.....

MobyJR
12-19-2013, 06:05 PM
I had the pleasure of having that caked on red mud fall on my face when I helped him upgrade his shocks....

Hehehehehe!

mudding= 5 min of fun and 20 yrs of shit falling in your face.

And I AVOIDED the mud for the most part too lol608776087860879

What's funny, is that's the same guy stuck three times in two different jeeps. And I'm always the one finding my way around the stuff!

USS RUBICON.CORE
12-20-2013, 08:31 PM
Hehehehehe!

mudding= 5 min of fun and 20 yrs of shit falling in your face.

What's funny, is that's the same guy stuck three times in two different jeeps. And I'm always the one finding my way around the stuff!

thanx for the 5 hours last nite buddy
couldnt' have done it without your leadership

"righty tighty lefty loosy"

61006

MobyJR
12-20-2013, 09:32 PM
Hahahahahaha! No prob man. It was fun, even if you didn't think so.

MobyJR
12-20-2013, 09:33 PM
You were having fun, you just didn't know it...

USS RUBICON.CORE
01-05-2014, 03:30 AM
Stoppec by ORE in Fullerton, CA and got stuff done
and it got done!
Thank you DREW @ OFFROAD EVOLUTION

http://distilleryimage8.s3.amazonaws.com/dccde5b26e4611e388b30e6b27d154d8_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/e1015fa06e4711e385160e143fb0ebac_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/b9ae02746eb911e3abad122838c3d34d_8.jpg

switched out the hood latches at home

http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/8ad544b46f8911e3a1ab0af82f025223_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage9.s3.amazonaws.com/6013d2546f8911e39b620ee008643df5_8.jpg

strike force zebra grille mounts and 21.5 inch LED bar complete the lighting package. woohoo thanx for the recommendation Drew.

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/95bde39675af11e3bc6e0e9888cb235c_8.jpg

flares go in next

USS RUBICON.CORE
01-23-2014, 07:10 PM
http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/eb5e3810798211e3b34c12a19065fe73_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/4920925c7a4811e38318125f440b459c_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/d4fa1ef07e2711e3837b1266d122dab6_8.jpg

waiting for good photog pics coming up soon

http://distilleryimage3.s3.amazonaws.com/c558976883d311e3bf410e241f4beda3_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/fef32fba83d311e38dff0a7d714f88f5_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com/7ecade7083f411e3a591125a4e142759_8.jpg

also the twin ARB OBA compressor is installed

http://distilleryimage2.s3.amazonaws.com/b1db965a7e5a11e399f0124b12b579b6_8.jpg

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-01-2014, 06:20 PM
spent 15 hours at the wrap shop yesterday (Custom Vinyl Graphics for Car Wraps, Vehicle Wraps, Store Fronts and Signs Using Our Custom Graphics or Yours – GatorWraps (http://www.gatorwraps.com)).
about 6 hours was spent on prepping (i just had too much crap on the JEEP).

came in 0800
left 2330
wrap work is about 60% done

enjoy

http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/e40974008aa611e39ec7124353f46c6b_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage10.s3.amazonaws.com/3211b12a8acb11e3b99d120c6911f196_8.jpg

http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/19c57a2e8ad111e39da90a8f5c5dae8d_8.jpg

one more tease pic

http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/c69ec04a8b1511e3a7201273a5a26904_8.jpg

daytime full pop this morning

http://distilleryimage6.s3.amazonaws.com/f59fd2a08b5911e3b330122dbaf13212_8.jpg

looking to finish the wrap and stage 2 visual in the next 2-3 week

MobyJR
02-01-2014, 08:03 PM
I just drooled all over my shirt.... Holy dogshit! That came out GREAT!

TrailBear
02-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Wow that looks great!

Sutty
02-01-2014, 08:50 PM
Truly one of my favorite Jeeps! Hell of a job.

Teen with a dream.

AllAmericanInfidel
02-01-2014, 09:03 PM
That turned out great! Looks awesome!

Woody3
02-02-2014, 08:22 AM
Great job!! It's looking sweet


OIIIIIO

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-03-2014, 04:22 PM
I just drooled all over my shirt.... Holy dogshit! That came out GREAT!

67379

I see your loc got updated. :grayno:

miss you buddy

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Wow that looks great!

it's getting there!~


Truly one of my favorite Jeeps! Hell of a job.

Teen with a dream.

appreciate it, vision and follow through, you'll get yours done


That turned out great! Looks awesome!

thank you i'm loving the jeep and the build


Great job!! It's looking sweet


OIIIIIO

*|||||||* :rock:

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-07-2014, 12:39 AM
very nice write up by our company blogger:

http://blog.modbargains.com/7-key-mods-for-jeep-jk/

JK_Dave
02-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Have any more "after" shots you'd like to share? It looks great, just hard to take it in from that one shot.

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-07-2014, 11:41 PM
Have any more "after" shots you'd like to share? It looks great, just hard to take it in from that one shot.

ok one more
its not finished so i didnt want to put too many unfinished pics ha ha ha

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JK_Dave
02-08-2014, 02:48 AM
ok one more
its not finished so i didnt want to put too many unfinished pics ha ha ha

67939

When are Jeeps ever finished? Haha

MrHooah04
02-08-2014, 07:24 PM
Awesome build..keep it coming!

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-20-2014, 12:00 AM
When are Jeeps ever finished? Haha

morning on Coronado Island - San Diego, CA

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return trip to get some measurements for the hood

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Armydog
02-20-2014, 02:08 AM
AWESOME RIG!!!!!!! Very nice.

JK_Dave
02-20-2014, 03:21 PM
What's that symbol on your doors?

MobyJR
02-24-2014, 06:14 AM
I miss ya man we gotta hangout soon

Running925
02-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Also the twin ARB OBA compressor is installed

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What compressor mount is this??

hinrichs
02-24-2014, 03:03 PM
What compressor mount is this??

Its the same as I run, which can be found on ebay. I had to modify my mount slightly however since the rear bar of the seat hit the compressor. I just cant remember the name of it right now.

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Its the same as I run, which can be found on ebay. I had to modify my mount slightly however since the rear bar of the seat hit the compressor. I just cant remember the name of it right now.


What compressor mount is this??

LARUFFA, Tony and his email is innovativejkproducts@gmail.com
had no issues with mine, fit perfect.
He was kind enough to do the install of the compressor for me since i bought the mounts from him. awesome guy, email him and tell him Kirk with the Rubicon that came to bother him twice at his pad says hi :bleh:

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-24-2014, 09:34 PM
I miss ya man we gotta hangout soon

how's Yucaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaipa
going up to big bear this weekend, first time in the snow
how u doing man

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-24-2014, 09:35 PM
AWESOME RIG!!!!!!! Very nice.

appreciate it Sir :rock:

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-24-2014, 09:48 PM
What's that symbol on your doors?

just went out and took this pic just for you :usa:
the vinyl shop burned the logo onto the wrap

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JK_Dave
02-24-2014, 09:51 PM
just went out and took this pic just for you :usa:
the vinyl shop burned the logo onto the wrap

70687

That my friend, is simply bad ass. You should be damn proud of that rig. Thanks for your service!

MobyJR
02-25-2014, 03:37 AM
how's Yucaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaipa
going up to big bear this weekend, first time in the snow
how u doing man
Maybe I'll tag along! I'm ok I'll tell ya about everything in person. I'll let you know if I have the weekend off when I get my schedule tomorrow.

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-26-2014, 06:49 PM
Maybe I'll tag along! I'm ok I'll tell ya about everything in person. I'll let you know if I have the weekend off when I get my schedule tomorrow.

no answer. does that mean you're working this w/e?

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warrkill
02-26-2014, 07:01 PM
This is one hell of a 2dr!! Man I wish I had some cash to build mine up.

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-26-2014, 07:06 PM
This is one hell of a 2dr!! Man I wish I had some cash to build mine up.

rob a bank? :cheesy:

warrkill
02-26-2014, 07:08 PM
rob a bank? :cheesy:

No crap!! But I dont like jail :grayno:

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-26-2014, 07:09 PM
No crap!! But I dont like jail :grayno:

don't be greedy
don't get caught
drive south to mexico ill ship you parts :rock:

cozdude
02-26-2014, 07:14 PM
This is one hell of a 2dr!! Man I wish I had some cash to build mine up.


rob a bank? :cheesy:

fraud checks will work better. only write a few and not for to much of a lump sum otherwise it will be too obvious :yup:

USS RUBICON.CORE
02-26-2014, 07:16 PM
fraud checks will work better. only write a few and not for to much of a lump sum otherwise it will be too obvious :yup:

:cheesy:

so fraud checks = bad ass build

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USS RUBICON.CORE
03-03-2014, 10:34 PM
trip to Big Bear City, CA after the snow storm socal got this weekend
:bleh:

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JEEPs never travel alone...my buddy's 2014 JKU

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and more snow when we came down

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Capita
03-04-2014, 03:08 PM
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Looks like the other JK has more clearance with the stock fenders? or is it just the angle of the photo?

USS RUBICON.CORE
03-05-2014, 12:43 AM
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Looks like the other JK has more clearance with the stock fenders? or is it just the angle of the photo?


the buschwackers are really fat, i believe your statement is accurate :D

USS RUBICON.CORE
03-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Body Armor 4x4 trail doors are finally on!

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Using the ARB twin compressors to air back up

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Full Doors / Half Doors comparo

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seanb33
03-24-2014, 04:26 PM
How/ where did you run the lines for your ARB twin? And what parts did you use? I have a twin with the Carolina metal masters mount for my 4 door but need to run airlines and put disconnects in to hook my air lines up.

USS RUBICON.CORE
03-24-2014, 04:49 PM
How/ where did you run the lines for your ARB twin? And what parts did you use? I have a twin with the Carolina metal masters mount for my 4 door but need to run airlines and put disconnects in to hook my air lines up.

i actually went to the guy who makes the brackets for the twin ARB and he installed the whole thing for me
LARUFFA, Tony innovativejkproducts@gmail.com he can give you some pointers on what he did on mine :standing wave:

seanb33
03-24-2014, 04:50 PM
i actually went to the guy who makes the brackets for the twin ARB and he installed the whole thing for me
LARUFFA, Tony innovativejkproducts@gmail.com he can give you some pointers on what he did on mine :standing wave:

Gotcha, thank you for the reply! Great looking jeep, it's really come a long way since the beginning of the build

USS RUBICON.CORE
04-09-2014, 06:01 PM
the two pros went at it last sunday
both based in Orange County, CA and Los Angeles, CA

@OCAUTO
VANDEWATER, AJ
adrian@adrianjonphotography.com

https://www.facebook.com/ocautomotive?fref=ts

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@photographybyv
NGUYEN, V
vnguyen0809@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/fotographybyv?fref=ts

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mcmahonbj
04-09-2014, 06:23 PM
Hats off to a fellow service member! Amazing RIG you have there and is that a 1M or 135I? I had a 04 M3 prior to my Audi and now my JK.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/bryansnewm3/P1030830.jpg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/bryansnewm3/media/P1030830.jpg.html)

USS RUBICON.CORE
04-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Hats off to a fellow service member! Amazing RIG you have there and is that a 1M or 135I? I had a 04 M3 prior to my Audi and now my JK.

http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac226/bryansnewm3/P1030830.jpg (http://s902.photobucket.com/user/bryansnewm3/media/P1030830.jpg.html)

beautiful almighty E46 M3 you had there, i also had one at one point (2003.5)
the bimmer was a 1M, picked it up in DE, modded it, got sponsored and sold it for the RUBICON last SEP 2013
hats off to you as well

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mcmahonbj
04-09-2014, 08:03 PM
beautiful almighty E46 M3 you had there, i also had one at one point (2003.5)
the bimmer was a 1M, picked it up in DE, modded it, got sponsored and sold it for the RUBICON last SEP 2013
hats off to you as well

77951

77949

77950

Excellent Choice I made the switch also! I love my Jeep I am not stateside now but few weeks and I will be able to install my boatload of parts!!!!!

Md_rubi
04-10-2014, 12:04 AM
Looks good! How durable is that wrap? I'd like to know how it will holdup on the trail. I need to repaint and I'm looking for alternative

USS RUBICON.CORE
04-10-2014, 07:26 AM
Looks good! How durable is that wrap? I'd like to know how it will holdup on the trail. I need to repaint and I'm looking for alternative

I have not taken the wrap to the trails yet but planning on it within the next month I can report back. a wrap however I don't think would withstand the abuse of trails very well...IMO

USS RUBICON.CORE
04-10-2014, 07:26 AM
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Jeeper Jr.
04-13-2014, 07:22 PM
I know you've moved on from BMWs but I must say, your 1M was one of the best looking vehicles I have seen in a very long time. I literally got weak in the knees just looking at it. Do you know where it is now?
Also, your 2dr is looking sweet as well. The wrap is amazing.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using WAYALIFE mobile app

USS RUBICON.CORE
04-14-2014, 05:41 PM
I know you've moved on from BMWs but I must say, your 1M was one of the best looking vehicles I have seen in a very long time. I literally got weak in the knees just looking at it. Do you know where it is now?
Also, your 2dr is looking sweet as well. The wrap is amazing.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using WAYALIFE mobile app

ha ha appreciate the good feedback on the bmw
im with the jeep in interim, just waiting for the M2 to be released which should be Q4 2015
soooooon!

USS RUBICON.CORE
04-30-2014, 05:40 PM
latest edit from @photographybyv

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USS RUBICON.CORE
05-09-2014, 06:56 PM
09 MAY 2014 1030
Victorville, CA I-15 N

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30 APR 2014 1730
La Habra, CA I-57 N

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xkid
05-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Nice pic's and rig.

Sent from my SM-N900W8 using WAYALIFE mobile app

StrizzyChris
05-09-2014, 10:57 PM
HOLY SHIT!!! I was looking at the pics and thought they were of toys...like pics used to market hotwheels or something. Excellent photography and a great lookin rig! Im not a fan of pocket flares, but your Jeep's making them look good :thumb:

USS RUBICON.CORE
05-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Nice pic's and rig.


hooyah :rock:


HOLY SHIT!!! I was looking at the pics and thought they were of toys...like pics used to market hotwheels or something. Excellent photography and a great lookin rig! Im not a fan of pocket flares, but your Jeep's making them look good :thumb:

:bleh: i got a solid group of professional photographers that will shoot my rigs at no charge
great to have photogs as friends
i knew the pocket flares were fat fat fat but added 1.5 inch spacers to the setup. i could probably go 2 inch or more and it'd look even better, see they aren't total shit after all :brows:

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DA RUNT
05-10-2014, 04:29 AM
Very nice looking rig, glad to see someone put so much care into a 2dr. :beer::beer:

JK_Dave
10-01-2014, 08:26 PM
Sorry to see you're selling (and I know you haven't logged on since June), but hope you're moving on to a new project!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Wrangler-Rubicon-Sport-Utility-2-Door-2013-us-navy-jeep-wrangler-rubicon-jk-2-doors-one-of-a-/321531641081?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4adcc77cf9&item=321531641081&pt=US_Cars_Trucks#ht_882wt_1153