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Rharvey160
06-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Picked up my new 2014 Jeep last Thursday after selling my 2012 4 door. Lots of work to do. So far all I have done is install my sPod off the 2012 and a few misc items like a gas cap cover and tail light guards. (Not in picture.)

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JK_Dave
06-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Cool. What are your plans?

Rharvey160
06-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Cool. What are your plans?

A whole gaggle of stuff planned.

EVO Front and Rear Bolt On Coilovers.
EVO Airbump Kit on front.
EVO Rear RockStops.
EVO Knuckle Gusset Kit.
EVO Front Control Arm Skids.
EVO Protech Skid Sysem
EVO Drag Link Flip Kit
EVO Axle Sleeves

Synergy Adjustable Control Arms.
Synergy Ball Joints
Synergy Front and Rear Track Bars
Synergy Heart Treated Tie Rod
FOX ATS Stabilizer

4.88 Gears
RCV Axles
1350 Drive Shafts

LOD Front and Rear Bumpers.
LOD Sliders

ATX Slabs

That ought to be a pretty good start.

MR.Ty
06-02-2014, 09:37 PM
Nah, you are missing the roll cage being debated in the evolution/genright cage thread :eek: lol your build is going to bw awesome. Can't wait to see it come together

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Rharvey160
06-03-2014, 06:24 PM
Nah, you are missing the roll cage being debated in the evolution/genright cage thread :eek: lol your build is going to bw awesome. Can't wait to see it come together

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I'm leaning more towards the RockHard bolt in unit. That should be adequate for my needs. I'll have to add it to the next round of mods after I recover from round one.

DA RUNT
06-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Nice, sounds like a great build. You're the first person I've ever seen go from 4 to 2 doors

hinrichs
06-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Nice, sounds like a great build. You're the first person I've ever seen go from 4 to 2 doors

x2, curious as to why? Just cuz I kinda wish at times I had a 4 door.

Rharvey160
06-04-2014, 09:57 PM
x2, curious as to why? Just cuz I kinda wish at times I had a 4 door.

I originally had a 2011 2 Door and decided that I needed a 4 door so I got the 2012 4 door. After getting the 4 door I really missed the two door. Maybe later I'll wish I had the 4 door back. I wish I could have afforded to keep both.

Besides that the 2 doors are a lot more fun to drive!!

Napalm
06-05-2014, 08:54 PM
Whitehouse TX?!? I'm only a few miles down 346 in Flint..

I've seen you rolling around in your old Jeep a few times before you sold it. I saw it on the lot at Allen Samuels just the other day! Awesome rig! Cool to see ya on WAYALIFE

Rharvey160
06-05-2014, 09:12 PM
Whitehouse TX?!? I'm only a few miles down 346 in Flint..

I've seen you rolling around in your old Jeep a few times before you sold it. I saw it on the lot at Allen Samuels just the other day! Awesome rig! Cool to see ya on WAYALIFE

Yup, sad day when I drove away from it but I really haven't missed it that much. Once I get the new one further along I'll feel better about it.

I need to break down and get a WAYALIFE sticker. Been meaning to just keep forgetting.

mrmet1983
06-05-2014, 09:26 PM
Looks like ur going to have one hell of a rig when it's all said and done


I don't always wheel , but when I do I keep it tight......... Stay dirty my friends.

Napalm
06-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Yup, sad day when I drove away from it but I really haven't missed it that much. Once I get the new one further along I'll feel better about it.

I need to break down and get a WAYALIFE sticker. Been meaning to just keep forgetting.

I've been meaning to order one for my new '14, i had one on my 2dr
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa63/nathanpalmer_2007/image-2397946276_zps26a71600.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/nathanpalmer_2007/media/image-2397946276_zps26a71600.jpg.html)

Rharvey160
06-06-2014, 01:21 AM
I've been meaning to order one for my new '14, i had one on my 2dr
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa63/nathanpalmer_2007/image-2397946276_zps26a71600.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/nathanpalmer_2007/media/image-2397946276_zps26a71600.jpg.html)

That's a nice looking 2 door. You get rid of it for the new 4 door? I have a set of Ruby Rails I took off my 2012 if you want them.

Napalm
06-06-2014, 01:49 AM
That's a nice looking 2 door. You get rid of it for the new 4 door? I have a set of Ruby Rails I took off my 2012 if you want them.

I did. I kept having problem after problem after problem with it. Mostly from the previous owner.

So I sold privately and bought a 2014! And I might be interested!

Rharvey160
06-06-2014, 11:30 AM
I did. I kept having problem after problem after problem with it. Mostly from the previous owner.

So I sold privately and bought a 2014! And I might be interested!

If you decide you want the rails let me know. My best price is free. They have been leaning against the garage wall for two years. Might be a little dusty but otherwise should be in brand new condition.

Napalm
06-06-2014, 02:04 PM
If you decide you want the rails let me know. My best price is free. They have been leaning against the garage wall for two years. Might be a little dusty but otherwise should be in brand new condition.

PM sent to ya brother.

Rharvey160
06-09-2014, 09:41 PM
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I had the front windows tinted as dark as The State of Texas would allow. Added a 13" AntennaX, and removed the Rubi Rails in preperation for the LOD Sliders.

JoeBlue
06-09-2014, 11:37 PM
Hello
Just curious to find out if you, or a shop was doing the install. If shop who?

Rharvey160
06-09-2014, 11:52 PM
Hello
Just curious to find out if you, or a shop was doing the install. If shop who?

I'm going to take it to Trail Jeeps in Golden Colorado to get the work done. There is no way I could do it myself. I don't have the tools or the ability to do it right.

JoeBlue
06-10-2014, 01:27 AM
I'm going to take it to Trail Jeeps in Golden Colorado to get the work done. There is no way I could do it myself. I don't have the tools or the ability to do it right.

Thanks.

I am in the same boat. I have big plans, but can't do it myself. We are in Houston, but I do have property in DFW, so we go there all the time.

Curious: did you know about screaming lizard? Why didn't you go with them?

rodgerdathug
06-10-2014, 01:55 AM
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I had the front windows tinted as dark as The State of Texas would allow. Added a 13" AntennaX, and removed the Rubi Rails in preperation for the LOD Sliders.

So can you not run old and rubi rails?


Living it one day at a time
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DA RUNT
06-10-2014, 02:13 AM
So can you not run LOD and rubi rails?


Living it one day at a time
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Fixed it for ya :brows:

Rharvey160
06-10-2014, 02:30 AM
Thanks.

I am in the same boat. I have big plans, but can't do it myself. We are in Houston, but I do have property in DFW, so we go there all the time.

Curious: did you know about screaming lizard? Why didn't you go with them?

I've heard of them just don't have enough confidence in any of the D/FW shops. I've had work done by several different ones with less than stellar results. The last one didn't install my RCV axles until after I went to pick the Jeep up and noticed they weren't installed. I had to wait a couple of hours for them to do that. Then after I got it home I discovered that the front locker was no longer working. They broke some little part when they installed the gears. Back to Dallas to get that fixed. In their defense they eventually got it all right.

I was going to Colorado anyway so thought I'd give these guys a try. I've heard good things about them and they do a lot of EVO installs.

Rharvey160
06-10-2014, 02:32 AM
So can you not run old and rubi rails?


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No you can't run LOD sliders and the Rubi rails at the same time.

rodgerdathug
06-10-2014, 02:42 AM
No you can't run LOD sliders and the Rubi rails at the same time.

Good to know thanks


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Rharvey160
06-11-2014, 06:57 PM
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I sold the tires and wheels off my Jeep and we swaped the 2011 tires and wheels off the Jeep that got my stuff. The tires are pretty well worn out with 45K miles on them. I hope I can make it until I get the new ones.

A side effect I wasn't thinking about, the 2011 TPS units doesn't like to talk to the 2014 and the 2014 TPS units don't talk to a 2011. No biggie for me as I plan to turn the whole mess off once I get the new tires next week.

Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 03:41 PM
Picked Up Jeep at Trail Jeeps in Golden Colorado. June 27, 2014.

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DA RUNT
10-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Looks awesome :thumb:

Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Black Bear Pass 9-2014
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Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 03:45 PM
Black Bear Pass - Past the first Switchback 9-2014
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Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 03:47 PM
Imogene Pass - 9-2014
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JKsix
10-03-2014, 03:47 PM
Black Bear Pass 9-2014
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Kick ass jeep. Makes me miss Colorado bad!

Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Placer Gulch 9-2014
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Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 03:51 PM
Kick ass jeep. Makes me miss Colorado bad!

I really look forward to our yearly Colorado trip. This year I spent a month there. Two weeks in June and two weeks in September. If we didn't have so much family in Texas I would like to retire there. (Except for maybe in the winter).

JKsix
10-03-2014, 03:54 PM
I really look forward to our yearly Colorado trip. This year I spent a month there. Two weeks in June and two weeks in September. If we didn't have so much family in Texas I would like to retire there. (Except for maybe in the winter).

I didn't mind the winters that much when I lived there. I'd still he there if there was a job for me there. I've never been to Texas but I've been told there isn't much in the way of snow down there lol

Jackal01
10-03-2014, 04:08 PM
Black Bear and Imogene were both closed in June when I was there! Rats! Looks like a good time.:yup:


I've never been to Texas but I've been told there isn't much in the way of snow down there lol

Hell, this winter in Houston the city was shut down (literally) for an entire day because the roads iced. They activated OEM, the whole shebang. It was unbelievable.

This is a perfect representation of the majority of Houstonians:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU

JKsix
10-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Black Bear and Imogene were both closed in June when I was there! Rats! Looks like a good time.:yup:



Hell, this winter in Houston the city was shut down (literally) for an entire day because the roads iced. They activated OEM, the whole shebang. It was unbelievable.

This is a perfect representation of the majority of Houstonians:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU

I believe it. When was in the army I had buddies from Texas that had never seen snow in person before.

Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 08:34 PM
Black Bear and Imogene were both closed in June when I was there! Rats! Looks like a good time.:yup:



Hell, this winter in Houston the city was shut down (literally) for an entire day because the roads iced. They activated OEM, the whole shebang. It was unbelievable.

This is a perfect representation of the majority of Houstonians:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU


That was pretty funny. I really hate driving in Houston. The last time I was there it was raining cats and dogs. You couldn't see 20 foot in front of you but that didn't slow anyone down one little bit. I'd rather drive in New York City.

Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 08:40 PM
I didn't mind the winters that much when I lived there. I'd still he there if there was a job for me there. I've never been to Texas but I've been told there isn't much in the way of snow down there lol

We mostly get ice instead of snow. Up in the Panhandle it snows a good bit. That is about an 8 hour drive from where I live. We get the ice which weighs down the pine trees which then collapse under the weight and then take out the power lines. This past winter Dallas got a few good storms. Still mostly ice I believe.

Rharvey160
10-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Looks awesome :thumb:

Thanks. It's getting closer to being finished for now.

Rharvey160
10-12-2014, 12:51 AM
Today I hooked up a KC Highlites Cyclone LED. It puts out quite a bit of light. Plenty enough for checking fluid levels.

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Redrubi1
10-12-2014, 07:26 AM
Today I hooked up a KC Highlites Cyclone LED. It puts out quite a bit of light. Plenty enough for checking fluid levels.

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I just saw this light online today and was pondering getting one. Loved the pics on you in CO. We go almost every summer so maybe we'll catch each other on the trials or at Trail Jeeps!

hbkid22
10-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Nice rig. This is what I will ultimately shoot for. How much lift did you get when you adjusted the coils to the lowest setting?

Rharvey160
10-12-2014, 04:00 PM
I just saw this light online today and was pondering getting one. Loved the pics on you in CO. We go almost every summer so maybe we'll catch each other on the trials or at Trail Jeeps!


The Cyclone is a well made little light. I've been thinking about trying to figure out a way to mount them to use as rock lights.

We've been going to Colorado the past three years, usually towards the middle to the end of September so we can see the start of the fall colors and go on over to the Moab area. By then it has cooled off in Utah. We get plenty of heat here in Texas.

Rharvey160
10-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Nice rig. This is what I will ultimately shoot for. How much lift did you get when you adjusted the coils to the lowest setting?

Thanks. I really don't know how much lift I got. I'm sure it is upwards of 3.5 to 4 inches. It's almost an effort to crawl up inside. There is about a half inch of threads left on the coilovers where it could come down a little more.

Redrubi1
10-12-2014, 04:28 PM
The Cyclone is a well made little light. I've been thinking about trying to figure out a way to mount them to use as rock lights.

We've been going to Colorado the past three years, usually towards the middle to the end of September so we can see the start of the fall colors and go on over to the Moab area. By then it has cooled off in Utah. We get plenty of heat here in Texas.

I've not been to CO in September for fall colors. That's pretty smart. This summer our CO group is going to CA to do the Rubicon Trail and Johnson Valley. If you're up for it you are welcome to come along (July time frame). We've got a couple of Wayalifers who live in the area going as guides. As to the lights I was thinking the same thing. They would make great rock lights.

Rharvey160
10-12-2014, 05:06 PM
I've not been to CO in September for fall colors. That's pretty smart. This summer our CO group is going to CA to do the Rubicon Trail and Johnson Valley. If you're up for it you are welcome to come along (July time frame). We've got a couple of Wayalifers who live in the area going as guides. As to the lights I was thinking the same thing. They would make great rock lights.

So long as work doesn't get in the way I'd love to tag along with your group in July. Having some local Wayalifers as guides would be great.

hbkid22
10-12-2014, 06:06 PM
Thanks. I really don't know how much lift I got. I'm sure it is upwards of 3.5 to 4 inches. It's almost an effort to crawl up inside. There is about a half inch of threads left on the coilovers where it could come down a little more.

Do you like how they ride? And you are running 37s correct?

hogtyed
10-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Picked Up Jeep at Trail Jeeps in Golden Colorado. June 27, 2014.

103491

Looks great :2thumbsup:

Rharvey160
10-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Do you like how they ride? And you are running 37s correct?

They have a pretty smooth ride. They were fairly noisy with the springs slapping the shocks until I had some AGM sliders put on. The AGM's were worth the money to me.

I have 37" trail grapplers.

Rharvey160
10-12-2014, 08:56 PM
Looks great :2thumbsup:

Thanks. It's a work in progress.

hbkid22
10-12-2014, 09:12 PM
They have a pretty smooth ride. They were fairly noisy with the springs slapping the shocks until I had some AGM sliders put on. The AGM's were worth the money to me.

I have 37" trail grapplers.

That is good to know. Thanks for the info.

Rharvey160
02-01-2015, 01:27 AM
It's been awhile since I updated this thread so here is what I did today. Installed a TeraFlex trail table. It is definately not the heaviest duty table I've seen but will support 65 pounds which is plenty for what I intend to use it for. It is made out of aluminum so it is light. Has latches that hold the table against the rubber bumpers so it is not going to rattle.
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I also installed the EVO Evap skid. It is definately heavy duty. Made out of 3/16 plate it isn't going anywhere. If you knock this thing off that isn't going to be the only problem you have. No picture of it.

Rharvey160
02-01-2015, 01:37 AM
A few weeks ago I had to get the front windshield replaced. On the way to work I heard that noise when a rock hits your windshield. It was very faint so I didnt pay that much attention to it. Upon arriving at work I noticed a nice 3 to 4 inch crack. By quitting time it had grown in length and made a left hand turn of another couple of inches.

I had safety lite install a new factory style windshield. Unfortunately I don't have glass coverage so had to pay my deductible. Looks like brand new now.

Rharvey160
02-07-2015, 11:27 PM
Took advantage of the nice weather we are having in Texas and installed a Vector Exo Rack and four 2 gallon Rotopax gas cans.

View from the back.
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Side view.
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Napalm
02-07-2015, 11:53 PM
Took advantage of the nice weather we are having in Texas and installed a Vector Exo Rack and four 2 gallon Rotopax gas cans.

View from the back.
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Side view.
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Looks awesome.

What CB antenna do you have?

Rharvey160
02-08-2015, 12:02 AM
Looks awesome.

What CB antenna do you have?

Thanks. I have a 3' Firestick.

Napalm
02-08-2015, 12:08 AM
Thanks. I have a 3' Firestick.


what mount are you using? It looks like yours sits a bit higher than mine.

Rharvey160
02-08-2015, 12:16 AM
what mount are you using? It looks like yours sits a bit higher than mine.

It's the mount that came with the LOD tire carrier. It's just a piece of angle iron that bolts to the carrier.

Dune Crawler
02-08-2015, 03:26 AM
Thanks. I really don't know how much lift I got. I'm sure it is upwards of 3.5 to 4 inches. It's almost an effort to crawl up inside. There is about a half inch of threads left on the coilovers where it could come down a little more.

How do you lower the coil? Just tighten/loosen the length on the thread to set ride height?

Rharvey160
02-08-2015, 03:48 PM
How do you lower the coil? Just tighten/loosen the length on the thread to set ride height?

I really don't know. I assume that is what you would do. I had all the work done at Trail Jeeps in Golden, CO.

Rharvey160
03-07-2015, 09:50 PM
Bought some brackets to mount my Hi-Lift Jack up high on the sport cage. No more rust on the tire carrier or bumper.
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StewiesJK
03-07-2015, 10:24 PM
Nice build:thumb:

Rharvey160
03-08-2015, 12:12 AM
Nice build:thumb:

Thanks. If only I had another 50-60 grand.

Rharvey160
03-15-2015, 12:00 AM
Installed a set of Drake Hood Latches. Kind of a pain to install but I like the way they look.

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hbkid22
03-15-2015, 12:02 AM
Bought some brackets to mount my Hi-Lift Jack up high on the sport cage. No more rust on the tire carrier or bumper.
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What brackets did you get? I like that idea.

Rharvey160
03-15-2015, 12:47 AM
What brackets did you get? I like that idea.

I got them at Jeepswag. The kit Comes with everything you need.

Armydog
03-15-2015, 01:42 AM
Installed a set of Drake Hood Latches. Kind of a pain to install but I like the way they look.

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I have those too, they are a little slow to open and close but I love the look! They are bad ass in my opinion. They look good on your rig.

Rharvey160
04-05-2015, 05:21 PM
Raining and a nice 48 degrees here in my part of Texas. Today I screwed on a little air filter for the supply hose on my Powerplant. After searching the web for a Warn replacement I settled on one from Amazon.

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It doesn't have the holes on the top like the original did. Just one hole on the side. I'll drill holes in the top if it doesn't draw enough air.

Napalm
02-16-2016, 05:31 PM
How's the build coming Richard?

Rharvey160
02-16-2016, 10:35 PM
How's the build coming Richard?

I haven't done much to it lately. I did build a deck for the back but have not posted up any pictures yet. I may try to do that this weekend. It being just a Mall Crawler there really isn't a whole lot left that I need/plan to do to it.

We have an upcoming trip planned for Death Valley, Mojave Desert, and Joshua Tree National Park. And anywhere else we can hit in the area. I'd like to explore some in Nevada but may save that for another trip. Gotta make the trip worthwhile since it is so far out that way.

Napalm
02-17-2016, 12:20 AM
I haven't done much to it lately. I did build a deck for the back but have not posted up any pictures yet. I may try to do that this weekend. It being just a Mall Crawler there really isn't a whole lot left that I need/plan to do to it.

We have an upcoming trip planned for Death Valley, Mojave Desert, and Joshua Tree National Park. And anywhere else we can hit in the area. I'd like to explore some in Nevada but may save that for another trip. Gotta make the trip worthwhile since it is so far out that way.

That sounds like an awesome trip!

Going to try and plan a SudsNGrub for March to try to get all the ETX Wayalifers together! hope you can make it if you are available.

CCJKUR
02-17-2016, 12:26 AM
Good looking 2 door there, im looking at getting the drake hood latches, are they that bad to put in or just time consuming?