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CarsonCindy
06-07-2012, 06:52 PM
A couple days ago, we finally got a chance to head out to the desert and really give RubiCAT with her new EVO Bolt-On Coilover System and Nitto Trail Grapplers, a good test out on the rocks. :yup: Aside from Moab, she hasn't had much of a chance to play out on our local trails and, we felt it was time to fix that! :thumb: While it was just a short run, we had a lot of fun and was really impressed with what our RubiCAT could do. Here are some pics from our trip...

The new rear EVO Bolt-On Coilovers in action along with the Nitto Trail Grapplers...they sure did grip the rocks!
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284307&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

The new front EVO Bolt-On Coilovers flexing :)
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284317&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284311&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

Here's a shot of the rear flexing out...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284323&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284320&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

A few more shots of RubiCAT flexing on the trail...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284314&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284326&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284332&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284335&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

The performance of both the new EVO Bolt-On Coilover System and the Nitto Trail Grapplers absolutely rock and we love it! The tires did a great job of sticking to the rocks and the EVO flex allowed us to keep all four on the floor. RubiCAT literally crawled over everything and we can't wait to get back out and do it again! :cool:

Prime8
06-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Awesome photos, and awesome jeep! What is the base suspension you are running on Rubicat? I know you have the bolt on coilovers, but what about the other lift components like arms, track bar, etc...?

Prime8
06-07-2012, 07:07 PM
Speaking of which, is there a list of all the build components on Rubicat? It is modded very much like I want mine to be set up, come September/October when they're released. I'd love to peep your list and kind of copy some things... :)

wayoflife
06-07-2012, 07:12 PM
Cindy posted this up back in March...



Details

Name

Unit Price

Quantity

Total

Select



AX756

AX756 17" SLAB

$312.00

5

$1560.00




EVO-ARMOR-SLIDERS

EVO MFG(3) Armor Rock Sliders

$469.99


$469.99




Type:

- 4 Door

-


-




Options:

- Textured Black Powdercoat

$75.00


$75.00




EVO-ROCKSKINS

EVO MFG(4) Rock Skins JK Rocker Panel Protection

$219.99


$219.99




JK Model:

- 4 Door

$40.00


$40.00




EVO-PROTEK

EVO MFG(5) ProTeK Skid System for 2012 Jeep JK Wranglers

$399.99


$399.99




Tranmission Type:

- Auto Trans.

-


-




EVO-AXLEGUSSETS

EVO MFG C2 Axle Gussets

$60.00


$60.00




EVO-LONGARM-UPGRADE

EVO MFG(4) Extreme High Clearance Long Arm Upgrade Kit for EVOLever equipped JK's

$2299.99


$2299.99




EVO-BUMPER-FRONT

EVO MFG(1) 1/4 Pounder Front JK Bumper

$399.99


$399.99




EVO-REV-STINGER

EVO MFG(2) Revolution Stinger

$249.99


$249.99




NITTO 37" TRAIL GRAPPLERS


$366.00

5

$1830.00




LOD REAR BUMPER TIRE CARRIER




$1600.00




TRUCK-LITE LED HEADLIGHTS




$589.00




WARN POWERPLANT WINCH




$1599.99




JE REEL 1350 DRIVESHAFTS

Front and Rear

$680

2

$1360.00





Grand Total:

$12,753.93





You can see the whole build with pics here:

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?607-RubiCAT-Gettin-EVO-d-UP!!

Prime8
06-07-2012, 07:27 PM
Thanks Eddie! Appreciate all your help and loving the new ride!

Prime8
06-07-2012, 07:35 PM
After reading the build sheet, I am confused... you have the "EVO MFG(4) Extreme High Clearance Long Arm Upgrade Kit for EVOLever equipped JK's" listed, but what about the actual lift itself? Isn't this just an upgrade kit for an existing lift kit, or is that $2299 package all i need for the brackets, arms, track bar, etc?

wayoflife
06-07-2012, 07:37 PM
After reading the build sheet, I am confused... you have the "EVO MFG(4) Extreme High Clearance Long Arm Upgrade Kit for EVOLever equipped JK's" listed, but what about the actual lift itself? Isn't this just an upgrade kit for an existing lift kit, or is that $2299 package all i need for the brackets, arms, track bar, etc?

the actual lift comes from the coilovers. the long arm kit is everything minus the coils and shocks. you don't need the long arm kit to install the bolt on coilover kit but, it sure make it a perfect and complete kit. :yup:

Prime8
06-07-2012, 07:42 PM
the actual lift comes from the coilovers. the long arm kit is everything minus the coils and shocks. you don't need the long arm kit to install the bolt on coilover kit but, it sure make it a perfect and complete kit. :yup:

ok, so to be clear.... I can just get that "EVO MFG(4) Extreme High Clearance Long Arm Upgrade Kit for EVOLever equipped JK's" and the bolt-on coilovers, to have a complete set up? I don't need anything else? Do I also need to buy the EVOLever? Would I be better off with that setup instead of the Double D setup?

SoCalDozer
06-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Just love this color! cant wait to start building mine up

07rub
06-07-2012, 08:43 PM
are the tires noisy on the road at high speeds?

DA RUNT
06-07-2012, 08:54 PM
Nice pictures as always, love the flex too. I turned in a similar build sheet to my CFO (Chief financial officer a.k.a. Mary the wifey) and it got denied! >:(

wayoflife
06-07-2012, 09:06 PM
ok, so to be clear.... I can just get that "EVO MFG(4) Extreme High Clearance Long Arm Upgrade Kit for EVOLever equipped JK's" and the bolt-on coilovers, to have a complete set up? I don't need anything else? Do I also need to buy the EVOLever? Would I be better off with that setup instead of the Double D setup?

what we have is essentially the double d kit with the new bolt on coilover system. this allowed us to get all the long arm brackets, long arms, track bar relocation brackets, draglink flip, longer sway bar links, bumps stops and longer brakelines. the only difference is that we opted to get the rear high clearance control arm brackets which do require welding. this is not something that is normally sold but, i know that evo would be willing to do the same for you if you requested it. you just need to know that it will require welding. the evolever is a kit all in and of itself and used with the double throwdown - you will NOT need it.

so you know, the new bolt on coilover kit will work with just about any short or long arm kit. the coilovers simply replace your coils and shocks. well, that and give you all kinds of amazing flex and ride quality. :D

wayoflife
06-07-2012, 09:08 PM
are the tires noisy on the road at high speeds?

all MT's make some noise and, some more than others. these are on the quieter side but, at highway speeds, they will sing a little. nothing too bad though. like any MT, make sure to rotate them frequently and they will stay on the quiet side. wait too long and they will be really loud.

DA RUNT
06-07-2012, 09:50 PM
so you know, the new bolt on coilover kit will work with just about any short or long arm kit. the coilovers simply replace your coils and shocks. well, that and give you all kinds of amazing flex and ride quality. :D

Would you happen to know if they will work with the 2.5 max travel system from RK? Or are they designed for more lift?

Prime8
06-07-2012, 10:30 PM
what we have is essentially the double d kit with the new bolt on coilover system. this allowed us to get all the long arm brackets, long arms, track bar relocation brackets, draglink flip, longer sway bar links, bumps stops and longer brakelines. the only difference is that we opted to get the rear high clearance control arm brackets which do require welding. this is not something that is normally sold but, i know that evo would be willing to do the same for you if you requested it. you just need to know that it will require welding. the evolever is a kit all in and of itself and used with the double throwdown - you will NOT need it.

so you know, the new bolt on coilover kit will work with just about any short or long arm kit. the coilovers simply replace your coils and shocks. well, that and give you all kinds of amazing flex and ride quality. :D

Just spoke with Chris at EVO MFG and he straightened me out... Not confused anymore! Great guy to talk to.

grizzlycountry
06-07-2012, 10:33 PM
GREAT PICTURES! RubiCat LOOKS AWSOME! TOTALLY AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wayoflife
06-07-2012, 10:45 PM
Would you happen to know if they will work with the 2.5 max travel system from RK? Or are they designed for more lift?

You can technically run them with factory arms and set your ride height to about 2.5". If your RK kit comes with adjustable arms and track bars, you would be able to use them and to your benefit.

wayoflife
06-07-2012, 10:45 PM
Just spoke with Chris at EVO MFG and he straightened me out... Not confused anymore! Great guy to talk to.

LOL - was I that unclear :D

JKRay
06-07-2012, 10:46 PM
The new lift is looking good!! I like the HDR pics too adds a pop to them. :thumb:

StrizzyChris
06-08-2012, 12:18 AM
LOL - was I that unclear :D

lmao over here :cheesy:

Mechengineer2
06-08-2012, 12:26 AM
Before this post ... :bored01:
After this post ... :drool: :daydream:

OK ... I have to ask this question. With all of the weight of the vehicle now moved to the shock mounts on the front and rear axle housings, any worries on failures related to those brackets? Talking about the lower mounts on the axles not the upper mounts at the frame. Is there anything provided to reinforce these brackets in the bolt-on kit? Couldn't tell in the photos.

bdmckenna
06-08-2012, 12:51 AM
Question. Did you remove the inner fender well on the passenger side too? My 2012 has a bunch of electronics right behind the inner fender well towards the back. Do you have a picture of that side you can post or email me? I'd like to compare.

Kim doesn't know it yet but on Saturday I am taking her down to pick up her JKRU in Gecko that came in today. A little surprise for the weekend. Then it is off to build another JK. I like the coil overs and I think that is what will end up on hers.

Prime8
06-08-2012, 01:11 AM
LOL - was I that unclear :D

Haha, no. You answered the majority of my questions, but posted questions and responses can get frustrating after a while, and I wanted to evaluate and talk through what would be my best option: HC setup with bolt on coilovers all at once, or go with the Double D and upgrade to the coilovers later. I would have called you instead of Chris, but I don't have your number!

DA RUNT
06-08-2012, 02:54 AM
You can technically run them with factory arms and set your ride height to about 2.5". If your RK kit comes with adjustable arms and track bars, you would be able to use them and to your benefit.

Thanks for the info, think i'm gonna go this route. The RK kit does come with adjustable arms and track bars :wings:

TrailReady
06-08-2012, 03:18 AM
Awesome pics of Rubicat!! EVO's bolt on coilover system is looking sweeter everyday!

wayoflife
06-08-2012, 02:13 PM
Before this post ... :bored01:
After this post ... :drool: :daydream:

OK ... I have to ask this question. With all of the weight of the vehicle now moved to the shock mounts on the front and rear axle housings, any worries on failures related to those brackets? Talking about the lower mounts on the axles not the upper mounts at the frame. Is there anything provided to reinforce these brackets in the bolt-on kit? Couldn't tell in the photos.

the mounts are reinforced up front and in the rear, you use evo rockstars which are by design, reinforced. :yup:


Question. Did you remove the inner fender well on the passenger side too? My 2012 has a bunch of electronics right behind the inner fender well towards the back. Do you have a picture of that side you can post or email me? I'd like to compare.

yes, we removed all the fender liners.


Kim doesn't know it yet but on Saturday I am taking her down to pick up her JKRU in Gecko that came in today. A little surprise for the weekend. Then it is off to build another JK. I like the coil overs and I think that is what will end up on hers.

wow, how cool is that!

Mechengineer2
06-09-2012, 02:10 AM
the mounts are reinforced up front and in the rear, you use evo rockstars which are by design, reinforced. :yup:

Many thanks for the reply. :thumb: If you have some pics in your archives that show the reinforced lower mounts / evo rockstars, could you post them? Cheers!

cuongdyna
06-12-2012, 02:40 AM
Eddie how is the ride with these coilovers? Do they ride the a stock JKRU?

Toxic
06-12-2012, 02:54 AM
Hey Eddie, you gonna break Rubicat in on Carnage Canyon....??
Loved the vid of when you guys went up it.

wayoflife
06-12-2012, 05:36 AM
Many thanks for the reply. :thumb: If you have some pics in your archives that show the reinforced lower mounts / evo rockstars, could you post them? Cheers!

we don't have the rock stars installed as we were originally going to do an evo lever system. but, any rock star pic will give you an idea of what it looks like. i'll look around and see if we have anything you can look at.


Eddie how is the ride with these coilovers? Do they ride the a stock JKRU?

honestly, the ride is awesome - WAY BETTER THAN STOCK. of course, being these are coil overs, you can have them set to however you want.


Hey Eddie, you gonna break Rubicat in on Carnage Canyon....??
Loved the vid of when you guys went up it.

LOL!! no, i don't think so. maybe someday though.

CarsonCindy
06-12-2012, 05:37 AM
Many thanks for the reply. :thumb: If you have some pics in your archives that show the reinforced lower mounts / evo rockstars, could you post them? Cheers!

Here is a pic of the rear kit with EVO Rockstars

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=276648&g2_serialNumber=1&g2_GALLERYSID=b8e8edc97148af6b4e5a286788a02b45

Shot of Rockstar installed with standard shock..

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=92677

jktubby
06-12-2012, 01:45 PM
man that looks so nice, i need to go apply for another 3 jobs now :doh:

RanchoRubi
06-12-2012, 01:53 PM
I have same trail grapplers as RubiCat, I'm thinking about getting the ATX slabs. Did you have to add spacer to clear or are the offsets on the slabs enough?

wayoflife
06-12-2012, 01:57 PM
I have same trail grapplers as RubiCat, I'm thinking about getting the ATX slabs. Did you have to add spacer to clear or are the offsets on the slabs enough?

slabs have 3.5" of backspacing and you will not need any spacers with them :)

Prime8
06-12-2012, 02:39 PM
I have same trail grapplers as RubiCat, I'm thinking about getting the ATX slabs. Did you have to add spacer to clear or are the offsets on the slabs enough?

Remember, the smaller the number, the more space it provides. Example: Stock wheels are 6"+ backspacing. Slabs have 3.5". Therefore you get 2.5"+ more clearance on the Slabs per wheel.

RanchoRubi
06-12-2012, 03:13 PM
slabs have 3.5" of backspacing and you will not need any spacers with them :)

Thanks! One more reason to get them:yup:

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 12:21 AM
The follow is the official Press Release that was posted on Project-JK and JK-Forum...


http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284323

With a foundation in the first and most proven coilover systems for the Jeep JK, EVO MFG brings you its new LCG Bolt-On Coilover System. The EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover kit comes complete with all necessary parts to easily convert the JK from the limited coil and shock system to a far superior performing coilover system. With 12” of usable wheel travel, custom built brackets for the lowest center of gravity and EVO’s legendary SPEC valving and spring rates, the EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover system proves to set the bar, for ease of install, price and performance.

Features:

• Simple and quick installation
• LCG 3”-5” recommended lift height - fully adjustable
• Minimal drilling/cutting required - fully bolt-on
• Hi clearance design
• Retains all factory rear exhaust system
• Retains factory front and rear swaybars
• Contain all necessary parts to convert a standard coil spring suspension system into a coilover system
• Can be used with any long or short control arm system


Front EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover Kit
w/EVO SPEC Coilovers (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On) $1750
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284352 (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On)

Rear EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover Kit
w/EVO SPEC Coilovers (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On.R) $1850
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284355 (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On.R)

Notes:

• Recommended wheel backspacing 3.75” or less (smaller backspacing #)
• 2-Door JK: Front and Rear Aftermarket Driveshaft Required
• 4-Door JK: Front Aftermarket Driveshaft Required, Rear Recommended

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER OFFER!!*
Order your EVO MFG LCG Bolt-On Coilover kit from Off Road Evolution today and receive the following special offer:

> FREE SHIPPING to the lower 48 United States
> NO TAX and if you live in California, Off Road Evolution will PAY for it!
> Receive a FREE EVO T-shirt

* This offer is limited to the first 50 pre-orders only.
Estimated shipping date end of June.

Prime8
06-15-2012, 01:16 AM
AWESOME!!! Now if I just had $3600... Haha. Something to look forward to I guess! Can't wait to hear more reviews!

MTG
06-15-2012, 01:39 AM
Who wants some King 2.5" reservoir shocks? :D

Notajerryskid
06-15-2012, 01:55 AM
Who wants some King 2.5" reservoir shocks? :D

I'll take them!!! B

MTG
06-15-2012, 02:30 AM
I'll take them!!! B

For $3600? Sold!

Kidding. :cheesy:

But PM me if you are serious.

CarsonCindy
07-16-2012, 05:13 PM
Here are a few pics of RubiCAT on the Rubicon :)

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286101&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286107&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286083&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286350&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286341&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286692&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=286737&g2_GALLERYSID=68ffbee0afac9e5fe304a9563fb24b15

TrailReady
07-17-2012, 12:39 AM
Awesome pics!! I want this kit soooo bad!

epiccosmo
08-01-2012, 09:36 PM
Cindy posted this up back in March...



Details

Name

Unit Price

Quantity

Total

Select



AX756

AX756 17" SLAB

$312.00

5

$1560.00




EVO-ARMOR-SLIDERS

EVO MFG(3) Armor Rock Sliders

$469.99


$469.99




Type:

- 4 Door

-


-




Options:

- Textured Black Powdercoat

$75.00


$75.00




EVO-ROCKSKINS

EVO MFG(4) Rock Skins JK Rocker Panel Protection

$219.99


$219.99




JK Model:

- 4 Door

$40.00


$40.00




EVO-PROTEK

EVO MFG(5) ProTeK Skid System for 2012 Jeep JK Wranglers

$399.99


$399.99




Tranmission Type:

- Auto Trans.

-


-




EVO-AXLEGUSSETS

EVO MFG C2 Axle Gussets

$60.00


$60.00




EVO-LONGARM-UPGRADE

EVO MFG(4) Extreme High Clearance Long Arm Upgrade Kit for EVOLever equipped JK's

$2299.99


$2299.99




EVO-BUMPER-FRONT

EVO MFG(1) 1/4 Pounder Front JK Bumper

$399.99


$399.99




EVO-REV-STINGER

EVO MFG(2) Revolution Stinger

$249.99


$249.99




NITTO 37" TRAIL GRAPPLERS


$366.00

5

$1830.00




LOD REAR BUMPER TIRE CARRIER




$1600.00




TRUCK-LITE LED HEADLIGHTS




$589.00




WARN POWERPLANT WINCH




$1599.99




JE REEL 1350 DRIVESHAFTS

Front and Rear

$680

2

$1360.00





Grand Total:

$12,753.93





You can see the whole build with pics here:

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?607-RubiCAT-Gettin-EVO-d-UP!!

Does there happen to be an updated list??