PDA

View Full Version : Ramp 2013 JKUR Build Thread



RamP
12-06-2013, 09:57 PM
With the 1 year anniversary of the purchase of my JK Ithought it was time to start a build thread. I'm a 37 year old father of 2 so the build will be progressing slowly as money always gets allocated else where.
I first test drove it with 3 miles on the odometer and knew I was going to buy it before I even got back to the dealer. That day we put 12 miles on it and I took delivery with 15 miles total. This is the first pic I took of the Jeep the night I drove it home, still at the dealer. It had more options that I wanted. Pretty much ALL of them except for the remote start which is not available for a 6 speed. Including both tops, nav, and heated leather. Drove home 12-12-2012
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/2012-12-11180116_zps1afd9a05.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/2012-12-11180116_zps1afd9a05.jpg.html)

And here's how it sits today.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/80B2E05C-F121-4AD2-ACCF-A9FCB9F82F29_zpsphuzzark.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/80B2E05C-F121-4AD2-ACCF-A9FCB9F82F29_zpsphuzzark.jpg.html)



The first mod I did was Spidertrax 1.5" wheel spacers. I planned on installing 35's on the stock tires and these were necessary. Here's a before and after. That was 3-12-2013
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/A6EEB1BD-6358-4A40-B54C-E8DC72362660-3567-000001E3D1D5C8F8_zps30d2a8d1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/A6EEB1BD-6358-4A40-B54C-E8DC72362660-3567-000001E3D1D5C8F8_zps30d2a8d1.jpg.html)
Three days later I installed a Teraflex Budget Boost. Wayalife write up helped with this.
3-15-2013 Before and after
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/31F00E98-4675-43F9-B471-DAF80EC1A565-272-0000001E85A774C3_zps169c2840.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/31F00E98-4675-43F9-B471-DAF80EC1A565-272-0000001E85A774C3_zps169c2840.jpg.html)
Immediatly following that was a Cobra 75WXST CB radio. I liked the lack of space it took up and, along with a versa mount II, was put in the perfect position.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/3CB95D01-ECE7-4807-ABBC-0FBEC364D09C-2000-000001663DF25BD0_zpsd31ec0ba.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/3CB95D01-ECE7-4807-ABBC-0FBEC364D09C-2000-000001663DF25BD0_zpsd31ec0ba.jpg.html)
Around the same time I got a great deal on a set of 285/70/R17 BFG Mud Terrains so on they went. Before and after.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/3759C550-FBD6-45A2-85ED-F0C2CBB1708F-6633-000004C8DD81DB19_zpsb03505da.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/3759C550-FBD6-45A2-85ED-F0C2CBB1708F-6633-000004C8DD81DB19_zpsb03505da.jpg.html)
Along the way I plasti dipped the front grill and replaced the Chrome sword of an antenna with a stubby one.After that I started with side protection and steps for the kids in the way of Ace engineering Side Rails. For me they work great and can be removed easily if the build goes a different way. It's not a permamod.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/B659AFDE-8A32-48AF-A2A1-16F802AE9E02-322-00000040E9432891_zps6cc2d05c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/B659AFDE-8A32-48AF-A2A1-16F802AE9E02-322-00000040E9432891_zps6cc2d05c.jpg.html)
And rounding out the first year is a VDP stubby bumper mod. As of right now I'll be keeping the stock bumper and this was a no-brainer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/0B52896D-9DC4-4C96-A9DD-101456C522D2-4753-000005AD261706E5_zps548658b1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/0B52896D-9DC4-4C96-A9DD-101456C522D2-4753-000005AD261706E5_zps548658b1.jpg.html)

RamP
12-06-2013, 09:59 PM
All builds that take a long time will change as products are reviewed and considered but as of today the next mods I'd like to concentrate on are Evo Skids and Gussets, and some form of On Board Air.
In the end the lift will be an ORE Double D long arm kit and I will be on 35's. As well as a warn winch. Weather its a Z series or not is also on the table.
Rear bumper/tire carrier to be determined.

olram30
12-06-2013, 11:48 PM
looks good so far :thumb:

RamP
12-11-2013, 10:18 PM
Santa may be here early this year.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/F63CD698-CB70-4399-90FE-DBC18DB6EC2B-6127-000007F923114660_zps763ba451.jpg

StrizzyChris
12-11-2013, 11:36 PM
there ya go :thumb:

2012CrushJKU
12-12-2013, 12:02 AM
Looks good brother :thumb::thumb:

artayay
12-12-2013, 01:16 AM
Nice work.

jjg 4 life

Saber177
12-12-2013, 01:39 AM
Looking good!

RamP
12-19-2013, 09:29 PM
Finally on 35's. Found an incredible deal for all 5 with only 6k miles on them. They're Goodyear MTR's on Procomp wheels. Now the bumper/tire carrier research begins. Along with a WOL fender chop session.
Check out the for sale section for the take offs.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/9EB9D83A-671F-490A-856F-0846F187A6CA-9543-00000C1678D52C66_zps49d4f5c4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/E0EE46A6-EA62-4573-B19A-A1A10E617EF2-9543-00000C167F6BF090_zps3da14a73.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/2A4B4C14-C9E8-4C91-8803-AA44EE323C22-9543-00000C16861A6663_zpsb1e60abe.jpg

StrizzyChris
12-20-2013, 12:31 AM
now you just need to find a good powerplant deal on craigslist! Glad to see you were able to find a good deal! :yup::thumb:

RamP
12-20-2013, 12:39 AM
I'll be looking. Although I'm also looking at an engine bay mounted twin arb.

RamP
12-21-2013, 08:29 PM
Started the fender chop today. Got the fronts done. What are people using for led blinkers?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/4F65C2D8-47EE-4D08-BD7C-73C771FB0708-10127-00000D1CBEF1CA53_zpsa72a50f5.jpg

SaddleTramp
12-21-2013, 09:09 PM
Looks great, I ordered these from poison spyder but only because I had to order some other parts too. They're just Trucklite branded marker lights that you can find on amazon, at a truck stop or auto parts store too.

http://shop.poisonspyder.com/LED-Turn-Signal-p/41-02-075.htm

SaddleTramp
12-21-2013, 09:10 PM
They, PSC, also have a new 3 wire version that can be linked into the blinker too vs just a constant on marker.

MoonyJohn
12-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Looks good! I always like the fender chop mod :thumb:

StrizzyChris
12-23-2013, 08:10 AM
I'm not running any side marker lights right now, and probably won't. I'm living in Commiefornia and haven't had any issues...and they ticket you for breathing the tree's air too heavily while jogging here.

RamP
12-29-2013, 10:00 AM
Got around to cutting the rears and the pinch seam/Rubi rails. I'm gonna round off the edge and paint the wells. What are you using for paint? Anyone use bed liner?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/6250A26E-C8F5-4C6A-AF99-7A02753E3A6D_zpszzh7yexx.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/6250A26E-C8F5-4C6A-AF99-7A02753E3A6D_zpszzh7yexx.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/F0AA0F15-8013-4C4C-BE87-FE96782494D1_zpsz9oh9zvg.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/F0AA0F15-8013-4C4C-BE87-FE96782494D1_zpsz9oh9zvg.jpg.html)

StrizzyChris
12-29-2013, 09:26 PM
I used rustoleum matte black. Not much more than the cheap stuff and piece of mind for rust inhibiting

RamP
12-30-2013, 05:40 PM
Just arrived today. Amazed at the ease of operation. Anyone else get depressed when they actually measured their "35's" lol
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/EAF93DD5-D1FA-43D3-B9F5-D77D6E095CCA_zpsz8cwaawm.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/EAF93DD5-D1FA-43D3-B9F5-D77D6E095CCA_zpsz8cwaawm.jpg.html)

seanb33
12-30-2013, 06:08 PM
Measuring my 35" toyo came out to just over 33". It was real depressing to see that


Thanks,
Sean

RamP
12-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Yeah me too. Goodyear MT/R's at 26 psi measured 33 1/4"

RamP
01-06-2014, 01:23 PM
While waiting for the next "big" mod to get going I picked up a set of headlight/tail light guards from a WOL member. I know they are strictly cosmetic but I always liked the look.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/79EEA591-0F8C-4329-B370-8D165B3478F9_zpsxzoduj4a.png (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/79EEA591-0F8C-4329-B370-8D165B3478F9_zpsxzoduj4a.png.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/F3E85C41-C73F-406A-AA7C-B51F41135D81_zpshbnwyvkb.png (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/F3E85C41-C73F-406A-AA7C-B51F41135D81_zpshbnwyvkb.png.html)

RamP
01-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Just installed a set of LCA skid plates. Mine were pretty chewed up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/7120AA27-C629-40E5-982C-08649D22FB0C_zpsfpon19ik.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/7120AA27-C629-40E5-982C-08649D22FB0C_zpsfpon19ik.jpg.html)
Also have a set of fronts that I'm gonna burn on along with a set of Synergy ball joints and Evo CGussets.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/170FD912-F74A-49DA-BFD6-CF0551A060B3_zps7onjoh8e.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/170FD912-F74A-49DA-BFD6-CF0551A060B3_zps7onjoh8e.jpg.html)

bl17z90
01-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Just installed a set of LCA skid plates. Mine were pretty chewed up.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/7120AA27-C629-40E5-982C-08649D22FB0C_zpsfpon19ik.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/7120AA27-C629-40E5-982C-08649D22FB0C_zpsfpon19ik.jpg.html)
Also have a set of fronts that I'm gonna burn on along with a set of Synergy ball joints and Evo CGussets.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/170FD912-F74A-49DA-BFD6-CF0551A060B3_zps7onjoh8e.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/170FD912-F74A-49DA-BFD6-CF0551A060B3_zps7onjoh8e.jpg.html)

I have almost zero dings on my rears but my fronts took some hits. I have the evo weld ons for the front and I have abused the hell out of them. Even managed to dent one but they are holding strong.


Sent from my phone?

RamP
01-13-2014, 12:13 AM
That's funny. I'm the exact opposite. Fronts are mint but the rears are worked. Hopefully these skids help out before I tear the brackets off.

olram30
01-13-2014, 12:30 AM
rough country lca skids? for the price, they cant be beat.:thumb:

RamP
01-13-2014, 12:54 PM
Yeah. Picked them up off EBay from Rock Ridge 4wd. $59.00 front and rear shipped. The CGussets will come from Evo and I'm shopping around for a good price for the ball joints. $200 seems to be the lowest I found so far.

bl17z90
01-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Yeah. Picked them up off EBay from Rock Ridge 4wd. $59.00 front and rear shipped. The CGussets will come from Evo and I'm shopping around for a good price for the ball joints. $200 seems to be the lowest I found so far.

I think quadratrc has wynergy ball ioints for $100


Sent from my phone?

RamP
01-13-2014, 02:16 PM
They do but that's per pair.

bl17z90
01-13-2014, 08:11 PM
They do but that's per pair.

Oh alright. I didn't look too deep into it


Sent from my phone?

RamP
01-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Just pulled the trigger and bought a Warn Powerplant. 12k version. Found a sick deal from a private seller. New in box for $1,200 shipped.
I'm going to be mounting it on my stock bumper. I've seen the Warn winch plate and was wondering what other option I have?

bl17z90
01-17-2014, 01:06 AM
Just pulled the trigger and bought a Warn Powerplant. 12k version. Found a sick deal from a private seller. New in box for $1,200 shipped.
I'm going to be mounting it on my stock bumper. I've seen the Warn winch plate and was wondering what other option I have?

That is a great deal!!!


Sent from my phone?

RamP
01-24-2014, 02:46 PM
And here it is. Mount should be here today.
I do have a question though. Is my stock battery good enough to run this winch or should I be looking to upgrade sooner than later?
Thanks
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/FE720CD2-9F1D-49C6-8B48-98B371533716_zpsdjj029ya.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/FE720CD2-9F1D-49C6-8B48-98B371533716_zpsdjj029ya.jpg.html)

TooTall
01-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Very nice! Any chance this private seller has two??

RamP
01-26-2014, 01:04 AM
Installed the Warn today.
Here's the Warn mounting plate for the stock JK bumper. This kit is very beefy and solid.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/D9F780EF-4613-4F58-ABA7-614556C13FAD_zps8xnoh6sz.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/D9F780EF-4613-4F58-ABA7-614556C13FAD_zps8xnoh6sz.jpg.html)
Had some help from the little guy too. He braved the 20 degree weather with me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/8CA4809A-11A9-4144-8AFD-E52C86C8B16B_zpsjbhtn9cq.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/8CA4809A-11A9-4144-8AFD-E52C86C8B16B_zpsjbhtn9cq.jpg.html)
All buttoned up. The winch is massive and really makes me appreciate the drop down design of an LOD style bumper.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/F234836A-855D-4B39-BDC6-1FA785536594_zpsg6q6kdj2.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/F234836A-855D-4B39-BDC6-1FA785536594_zpsg6q6kdj2.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/8C0955F8-7F3E-4A9D-85F7-578D81F28224_zpsqgkr1kv1.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/8C0955F8-7F3E-4A9D-85F7-578D81F28224_zpsqgkr1kv1.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/54F7F1DB-3A07-4B3E-84E7-1277BF478164_zpsv8zuuvid.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/54F7F1DB-3A07-4B3E-84E7-1277BF478164_zpsv8zuuvid.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/91F04336-02CF-41AD-A41C-18458D6D9D9D_zpskdaeyjpa.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/91F04336-02CF-41AD-A41C-18458D6D9D9D_zpskdaeyjpa.jpg.html)

StrizzyChris
01-26-2014, 08:36 AM
DEAR LORD! That thing is huge on a stock bumper :eek: first time I have ever seen anyone install one like this.

bl17z90
01-26-2014, 12:20 PM
DEAR LORD! That thing is huge on a stock bumper :eek: first time I have ever seen anyone install one like this.

I was thinking it would be.

In regards to your question. The stamped steel bumper should solid enough to hold a winch.....assuming the winch plate is fastened down well.

RamP
01-26-2014, 12:49 PM
Yeah the winch is a monster. The mount is very strong. With brackets that wrap around the frame horn on both sides as well as the front.
Half of me wanted to see if it was even possible.
Now I can start the search for a recovery kit, battery, and front bumper.
It's a sickness.

bl17z90
01-26-2014, 08:20 PM
Yeah the winch is a monster. The mount is very strong. With brackets that wrap around the frame horn on both sides as well as the front.
Half of me wanted to see if it was even possible.
Now I can start the search for a recovery kit, battery, and front bumper.
It's a sickness.

Snatch block and tree saver would be the most useful when utalizing a winch.

StrizzyChris
01-27-2014, 01:58 AM
What bl said. I wouldn't waste your money on a recovery "kit" from a company, but would make my own. You can find deals on all the individual supplies at random places. I got my tree saver and another strap at the flea market for cheap. Also, I wouldn't replace the battery unless yours is going bad. All just my humble :twocents:

RamP
01-27-2014, 10:59 AM
All good advice. I'll be looking for the "must have's" for recovery.

bl17z90
01-27-2014, 11:52 AM
From what i understand just about all D rings are made in China and are just branded for each company who sells them.

RamP
02-08-2014, 09:28 PM
That's a bummer. I am always looking to buy local from stateside vendors.

bl17z90
02-08-2014, 09:41 PM
That's a bummer. I am always looking to buy local from stateside vendors.

Most venders will still benefit I'm just saying most are made there

RamP
02-08-2014, 09:44 PM
I did find this. Looks like it's made in Chicago.
http://www.bubbarope.com/clevis-shackle-d-ring-for-the-bubba-rope

bl17z90
02-08-2014, 11:27 PM
I did find this. Looks like it's made in Chicago.
http://www.bubbarope.com/clevis-shackle-d-ring-for-the-bubba-rope

Those are expensive

RamP
03-12-2014, 12:08 AM
Trucklites are here from Northridge4X4
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/914F8715-AA6E-402C-815A-BBD0A89F86E6_zps78nvludk.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/914F8715-AA6E-402C-815A-BBD0A89F86E6_zps78nvludk.jpg.html)

Insane upgrade from stock. Now I'm debating on wether or not to go back to a white grill.

Armydog
03-12-2014, 12:44 AM
Most venders will still benefit I'm just saying most are made there

Hijack, anybody using bubba rope? I want one cause they look cool, but how do they work?


Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app.......

RamP
03-12-2014, 10:29 AM
I haven't had any experience with them but they seem legit.

Cbking
03-12-2014, 12:32 PM
Hijack, anybody using bubba rope? I want one cause they look cool, but how do they work?


Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app.......

I have a ASR kinetic recovery rope and it has the smoothest pull Compared to just a normal strap. The are also much cheaper than bubba ropes www.customsplice.com/KERR-Ropes/.

RamP
03-13-2014, 11:21 PM
New addition arrived today. Great packaging too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/21DBC5C1-727B-4EA3-9257-962380193A9B_zpsmkc77cvq.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/21DBC5C1-727B-4EA3-9257-962380193A9B_zpsmkc77cvq.jpg.html)

olram30
03-13-2014, 11:38 PM
nice bumper:thumb: you still have the warn powerplant?

RamP
03-13-2014, 11:46 PM
Absolutely. It'll drop right in.

RamP
03-20-2014, 07:14 PM
Got the bumper done today. Went on smooth with the Project-JK instructions. The powerplant is a tight fit. A cover won't be going over this one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/E3BDB243-7B25-4ADB-B274-63D8034D61D9_zpslfxdtxzm.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/E3BDB243-7B25-4ADB-B274-63D8034D61D9_zpslfxdtxzm.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/C94DB03C-7233-4437-ACF6-BB17BCA74321_zps2aykddyo.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/C94DB03C-7233-4437-ACF6-BB17BCA74321_zps2aykddyo.jpg.html)

cozdude
03-20-2014, 07:59 PM
damn that looks good!!

olram30
03-20-2014, 08:04 PM
winch looks good sunk in that bumper! :thumb:

RamP
03-24-2014, 10:11 PM
Yeah the LOD bumper is awesome for dropping it down. Here's a side by side of the passenger front fender. The pic on the left is with the stock bumper and the one on the right is with the LOD and Warn installed.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/4EF67672-0ABC-4F7B-94B9-197165F4C6F2_zpshesjbxi5.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/4EF67672-0ABC-4F7B-94B9-197165F4C6F2_zpshesjbxi5.jpg.html)

Also added some shackles to complete the front end. I used rubber grommets to keep it tight.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/BF46E7A7-4D9C-4435-826D-A973BA46FDB2_zpsuyz9vlau.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/BF46E7A7-4D9C-4435-826D-A973BA46FDB2_zpsuyz9vlau.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/13B8FF8D-E86A-4770-AD4C-68429B3830E8_zpshscjshll.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/13B8FF8D-E86A-4770-AD4C-68429B3830E8_zpshscjshll.jpg.html)

RamP
04-11-2014, 10:44 PM
Just ordered a Poison Spyder Evap canister skid from Northridge. While I do feel that the JK's have decent protection underneath, the trails here in the northeast usually consist of "tire size" rocks. I'd hate to misjudge one and rip the canister off. Resulting in a tow out of the woods.
After this will be a pro-tek skid system from ORE.

RamP
05-03-2014, 05:28 PM
We'll my rear diff cover took a beating this past weekend. Time to upgrade. 81508
Originally ordered a Dynatrac cover but just go an email that they are back ordered. A nearby shop has both the ARB and Poison Spyder cover in stock. Which one would you go with?

sean.m.adams33
05-03-2014, 06:55 PM
We'll my rear diff cover took a beating this past weekend. Time to upgrade.
Originally ordered a Dynatrac cover but just go an email that they are back ordered. A nearby shop has both the ARB and Poison Spyder cover in stock. Which one would you go with?

I would go with ARB. No particular reason except I like it more.

StrizzyChris
05-03-2014, 07:36 PM
I like ones with fins, it gives me the illusion that it helps radiate the heat. :screwy:

ARBs are nice for the couple of features they have, but too expensive for my taste. I have a pair of solid covers waiting to be installed. They come in at the best price point when I bought mine.

RamP
05-09-2014, 10:39 PM
After all the fuss I stuck with the Dynatrac. Piece of cake install.
82321

StrizzyChris
05-09-2014, 10:51 PM
New addition arrived today. Great packaging too.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v716/Fishbowl92/21DBC5C1-727B-4EA3-9257-962380193A9B_zpsmkc77cvq.jpg (http://s.photobucket.com/user/Fishbowl92/media/21DBC5C1-727B-4EA3-9257-962380193A9B_zpsmkc77cvq.jpg.html)

Im not gonna lie...LOD has me sold on heir packaging ever since my sliders arrived. They make sure that their product is not damaged on shipping! :rock:

DA RUNT
05-10-2014, 04:19 AM
Im not gonna lie...LOD has me sold on heir packaging ever since my sliders arrived. They make sure that their product is not damaged on shipping! :rock:

No kidding, took me longer to unpack my rear bumper than it did to install it. The UPS man could have just slid it off the truck as he drove by and the bumper would have been fine :thumb::thumb:

RamP
05-11-2014, 01:47 AM
Im not gonna lie...LOD has me sold on heir packaging ever since my sliders arrived. They make sure that their product is not damaged on shipping! :rock:

Lol. I even saved the wood! Figure I'll use it for something down the road.

StrizzyChris
05-11-2014, 04:07 PM
No kidding, took me longer to unpack my rear bumper than it did to install it.

I wish I could say the same about my sliders...drilling and tapping all those holes SUCKED! All I can say is...I'm glad I did the install right after coming home from Hawaii(the lady was on mainland the whole time) and my right arm was nice and strong.


The UPS man could have just slid it off the truck as he drove by and the bumper would have been fine :thumb::thumb:

I laughed thinking about this! :cheesy: could you imagine screeching tires and them kicking out of the back going 50mph :cheesy:


Lol. I even saved the wood!

We did too actually.

RamP
05-29-2014, 01:50 PM
85571
Got some Evo gussets to install along with Rough Country LCA skids.

Does anyone know what a round about cost it is to have a mobile welder burn them on?

RamP
08-05-2014, 12:38 AM
Just got back from the Coal Mountain Jeep Jamboree in Shamokin PA. We had a great time. My tie rod however, did not.
Slipped off a rock and turned it into a frown. Just ordered a Synergy chromoly one along with a Fox SS and Synergy relocation bracket.
Seems like the carnage is coming in waves. Starting with the rear corner. I also have a sound that I think is a crack in the manifold. But the dealer will let me know this week. 94345
94346
94347
94348
94349
94350

RamP
08-05-2014, 12:39 AM
Dennis Wood from Teraflex was also in attendance. He brought this with him. Nice guy. 94351

cozdude
08-05-2014, 01:26 AM
94350

Did you hit the same tree as I did when I was there last? Lol
94359

RamP
08-05-2014, 01:30 AM
Did you hit the same tree as I did when I was there last? Lol
94359

Looks like it!! I'd rather have your hit though. I'm in for some body work. Already starting to rust too.

cozdude
08-05-2014, 01:44 AM
Looks like it!! I'd rather have your hit though. I'm in for some body work. Already starting to rust too.

Ouch yea that sucks! Yours is worse than mine. I just need to pop the dents out a little and touch up with some paint tomorrow

OverlanderJK
08-05-2014, 02:53 AM
What does your tie rod look like off the rock?

RamP
08-05-2014, 03:01 AM
What does your tie rod look like off the rock?

I'll snap a pic in the morning. It's bent almost in the middle. Maybe slightly on the passenger side. After I got off the rock I couldn't turn the wheel to the right. The stabilizer was hitting the bracket. Removed it and was fine in the woods. Once I hit the road I had massive death wobble. Re installed the stabilizer and adjusted the clamp on the tie rod down far enough that it won't hit. Works for now until the parts arrive.

OverlanderJK
08-05-2014, 03:05 AM
I'll snap a pic in the morning. It's bent almost in the middle. Maybe slightly on the passenger side. After I got off the rock I couldn't turn the wheel to the right. The stabilizer was hitting the bracket. Removed it and was fine in the woods. Once I hit the road I had massive death wobble. Re installed the stabilizer and adjusted the clamp on the tie rod down far enough that it won't hit. Works for now until the parts arrive.

If you had death wobble you probably have other issues as well. I was just asking because mine is bent and I have no issues with it. Also you can bend it back down a little as well. Just trying to save you some cash.

RamP
08-05-2014, 03:14 AM
If you had death wobble you probably have other issues as well. I was just asking because mine is bent and I have no issues with it. Also you can bend it back down a little as well. Just trying to save you some cash.

It's not the first time I'd be bending it back so I'm gonna swap it out. I'm also running MTR's that have a ton of weights on them to begin with. If I lost any it'll throw those right out of whack. Along with the bent bar it wasn't a good combo.
Thanks though. Always appreciate money saving advice.

RamP
08-05-2014, 03:41 PM
What does your tie rod look like off the rock?

Here you go. You can see the SS was rotated way down to clear the bracket when turning right. And you can make out where the Jeep landed on the rock. 94413
94414

noroad
08-05-2014, 06:51 PM
welcome to the club of messed up tie rods lol!

RamP
08-13-2014, 03:36 AM
Thanks. New parts are in and will be going on as soon as the Jeep is back from the dealership. It's there for a cracked exhaust manifold.

RamP
08-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Got the Jeep back. Dealership replaced the manifold gasket under warranty. Must of shifted at some point. Oops.
Also installed the synergy chromoly tie rod, SS relocation bracket and Fox evolution SS. Along with the synergy tie rod clamp. Here's a before and after.
95674

RamP
10-29-2014, 09:30 PM
It's been a while for a build update so here's the latest.
Turns out the gasket the dealer put on the drivers side exhaust pipe didn't hold. So they replaced the entire loop section. Cat and all, which is one piece.
Also got the corner fixed enough to install s set of Poison Spyder corners.
107185
They came black and with only one 4" hole. I want to add reverse lights so I added the 2.75" below.
107186
And I also wanted them white so I stripped them down and rattle canned them.
107188
107189
Lights from PSC are next.

jman_12
12-06-2014, 10:12 PM
NIce build!

cozdude
12-06-2014, 10:51 PM
It's been a while for a build update so here's the latest.
Turns out the gasket the dealer put on the drivers side exhaust pipe didn't hold. So they replaced the entire loop section. Cat and all, which is one piece.
Also got the corner fixed enough to install s set of Poison Spyder corners.

They came black and with only one 4" hole. I want to add reverse lights so I added the 2.75" below.

And I also wanted them white so I stripped them down and rattle canned them.
Lights from PSC are next.

Ever get them installed?

RamP
12-06-2014, 11:01 PM
Not yet. They're painted and up in the attic. I'm waiting on a riv nut tool and lights for the holidays from the kids. ( actually I bought them and they slapped their names on the box )

RamP
04-12-2015, 01:22 PM
Well after 2 MTB builds and some camping trailer work I finally ordered the lights and plug and play harnesses from Poison Spyder through Northridge. Thanks for the discount Wayalife!! Just relocated the plate and was able to use the stock light. Now just waiting on UPS. 136864

RamP
02-03-2016, 04:41 PM
It's been a while since I've posted but I've also been busy. Installed the Poison Spyder corners and had some work done on the front bumper. The original bull bar from LOD was bent. I had a local fabricator replace the bar and add some gussets. 185733185734

cozdude
02-03-2016, 04:56 PM
The corners and the front bull bar came out great!!!

Tylersilverjku
02-03-2016, 05:23 PM
Wow man! I went through this whole thread and I love your jeep! It's really sweet can't wait to see more updates!

jagrubb99
02-03-2016, 05:23 PM
It's been a while since I've posted but I've also been busy. Installed the Poison Spyder corners and had some work done on the front bumper. The original bull bar from LOD was bent. I had a local fabricator replace the bar and add some gussets. 185733185734

Sorry to hijack, but how are you liking your bumper so far? No issues with the coating or anything? Looking to order this with a warn later this month and just want to get some opinions before I pull the trigger. Thanks!

RamP
02-03-2016, 05:37 PM
Thanks guys.
Jag I just had the whole bumper re-powder coated after the bars were welded on. Seems pretty stout but we'll see what happens on the trail. Overall I love the bumper. I fitted led fog lights in it and really like the way the power plant sits nice and low.

catahoula
02-03-2016, 05:44 PM
Agreed! I like how the rears and front turned out. Not to difficult installing the corners?

RamP
02-03-2016, 05:44 PM
185747
Here's some more pics. 185748185750

RamP
02-03-2016, 05:45 PM
Not difficult at all. Hardest part was the first 11/32nd hole. All nutserts installed fine. Used an Astro tool for the work.

catahoula
02-03-2016, 05:49 PM
I was just looking at install video and it stated a nutsert tool was provided is that true?

It's too bad they do not make your bumper like that looks so much better. Was it expensive to have them fabricate. Has me thinking about my Warn stubby. Did not like the one with the bar would love to design something like yours to add to mine.

RamP
02-03-2016, 05:55 PM
It's nothing to write home about. It looked like a pain in the ass to be consistent with.

jagrubb99
02-03-2016, 06:13 PM
Thanks guys.
Jag I just had the whole bumper re-powder coated after the bars were welded on. Seems pretty stout but we'll see what happens on the trail. Overall I love the bumper. I fitted led fog lights in it and really like the way the power plant sits nice and low.

Sounds great, looks like I'll be pulling the trigger, build looks great. Thanks!

RamP
02-04-2016, 05:40 PM
I was just looking at install video and it stated a nutsert tool was provided is that true?

It's too bad they do not make your bumper like that looks so much better. Was it expensive to have them fabricate. Has me thinking about my Warn stubby. Did not like the one with the bar would love to design something like yours to add to mine.

Cost $300 total for material, fabrication, sand blasting, and powder coat.