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Recurve
09-19-2014, 02:29 AM
So I bought a new, well new to me 2008 JK 4 door wrangler unlimited rubicon this past june.
It was from a member here by the name of Lane87. Some of you know he bite the bug for vintage motorcycles an continued his life that route. So he decided to sell his Jeep. I met him through my passion of motorcycles, an really liked his jeep an decided to jump into my first jeep an first jk!
Ive always respected the jeeps offroad capabilities cause my dad had an old cj he used to plow snow with, would go anywhere
Recent years ive grown found of the JK, especially the 4 doors :)
Enough with the words, pics!
how it sat pretty much when I first got it back in june 2014
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First thing I did to make it "MY' jeep, I painted the wheels a metallic bronze. I always loved bronze an it goes great with red.
Kinda a import race thing, but I figured it transfers over to the jeep nicely. I like it.
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Now onto the build , I love evo stuff. A lot of thanks goes to this site an Lane.
So im basically prepping everything for 37s in the near future.
heres what I recently acquired an installed

EVO 4 in enforcer lift ( the whole kit, including draglink flip kit)
KING 2.0 shocks
EVO gussets and sleeves
fox stabilizer (stock one was not included when I bought it)
Adams 1350 front driveshaft

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Time to weld on evo gussets an sleeves... so thankful I got an awesome friend who is a great welder with some great metal working equipment.100916100917100918
My friend drilled the holes needed to roset weld the sleeves in, also welded on the gussets.
I would show more pics if someone can tell me how to reduce the MB size ... I got a lot more 100919100920100921100922100923100924
welds look great! Also impressed with how well the evo gussets fit! Makes it a lot easier to weld!

Recurve
09-19-2014, 02:31 AM
I apologize about the sideways pictures. First time using this forum, Is there anyway I can reduce the mb size of the pics and make it so the pictures are not so big?
I will continue when I can make it easier for you guys to look at all this lol.
I have photobucket, would it be easier to use URL instead of the picture tool on creating the thread?

thardy
09-19-2014, 02:37 AM
Nice looking build!

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Moabbnd
09-19-2014, 02:42 AM
Looks good! The bronze wheels makes it a nice change over the normal black/silver out there. Also that axle reinforcement is a great idea! Been meaning to strengthen my 44

Johnlmt33
09-19-2014, 02:52 AM
The bronze wheels are different, really cool! :thumb:

Recurve
09-19-2014, 02:57 AM
Haha , thanks guys! Im big into cars an I always painted the wheels on my cars bronze,My favorite color for wheels.
When I move to atx slabs I think I'm goin to powder coat them bronze lol.

bkac
09-19-2014, 03:00 AM
Looking great, nice work and detail. Keep up the good work!

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Moabbnd
09-19-2014, 03:10 AM
What did you use to get them bronze?

Recurve
09-19-2014, 03:17 AM
What did you use to get them bronze?

Ummmm rustolem metallic bronze in a can from Walmart lol, I sanded an prepped the wheels really good.

Recurve
09-19-2014, 03:31 AM
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Getting the parts for the rear on an mocked up.
Also just to mention, I'm changing diff oil, engine oil, brake fluid an installing new rotors an pads all around.
Plus when I took the front axels off I noticed I needed new ball joints.
So I had to go to my local shop an have them order new spicer joints.
I'm loving the stainless steel braided lines
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Ratchet
09-19-2014, 12:04 PM
I would show more pics if someone can tell me how to reduce the MB size ... I got a lot more

IF you haven't already found a solution, I use a program called Fotosizer. It's free, and resizes batches. You can tell it to rotate images, etc, during the process as well. Really helps when you have dozens of high res pics.

There's a dozen or so programs out there, even online sites that will resize for you, all pretty equal in capability....that's just one I use.

Love how the build is coming!

GCM 2
09-19-2014, 12:34 PM
Great start, awesome parts and very cool that you and a buddy are doing the upgrades! :rock:

mikefishes
09-19-2014, 12:41 PM
Great build so far! I know lane and have wheeled with him a bunch of times. He's a good guy. You got a well cared for rig. See you on the trails sometime!

CharlieK
09-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Great looking rig. Nice job on the wheels, color really sets them off.

hinrichs
09-19-2014, 05:03 PM
Looking good man, glad to see someone on here got his jeep and is able to build it up.

Recurve
09-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Okay! got more now! So good news! I have my enforcer lift on an done! NOW I just need to catch up with pictures lol, only thing im waiting for now is my driveshaft.... so 2wd for me till it comes :(

btw , here is some old pics b4 I started modding. I live up in the mountains. Im fortunate to have some cool trails just right up the road from me, nothing crazy or really too difficult though.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2214_zps491953a6.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2214_zps491953a6.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2219_zps5448e027.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2219_zps5448e027.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2286_zps17ff9564.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2286_zps17ff9564.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2288_zps139d01b1.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2288_zps139d01b1.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2291_zps321138c0.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2291_zps321138c0.jpg.html)

Some at rousche creek last month :)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2347_zps2d273399.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2347_zps2d273399.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2335_zps45e0328f.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2335_zps45e0328f.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2339_zps5fe8ca25.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2339_zps5fe8ca25.jpg.html)



Okay! thats the fun I had with it before I started my enforcer lift an axel upgrade project a week ago!

Recurve
09-19-2014, 11:07 PM
Now back to the build! :thumb:

here she is! The front axel all welded up and I slapped it with a good coat of gloss black!
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2390_zpsf70b3c7c.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2390_zpsf70b3c7c.jpg.html)


Got it up in there, this is what held me Up an kept me from doing the rousche creek trip today! SORRY GUYS!
the u-joints were junk.. nobody around had spicer joints in stock, so I had to order them an took about 4 days! cause of weekend.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2406_zpsd7ae2204.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2406_zpsd7ae2204.jpg.html)

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2407_zpsfdc30fc4.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2407_zpsfdc30fc4.jpg.html)

Also smashed my finger on my axel! :misery:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2397_zpsc6e42727.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2397_zpsc6e42727.jpg.html)

Recurve
09-19-2014, 11:16 PM
thanks for all the motivation an compliments guys! Means a lot! Thank goodness for photobucket lol, so this thread should be A LOT easier for you guys to look at.
Im running out of daylight right now!
Stay tuned! Tomorrow morning I will have a before an after shot of my jeep!
Just gotta say, this thing rides like a caddy now! Very comfortable an forgiving. I dont know if thats the plush 4 in springs or the king shocks, probably both lol. Now just waiting on my Adams 1350 driveshaft! :yup:

Recurve
09-22-2014, 03:56 AM
Enforcer lift on!
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sean112280
09-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Enforcer lift on!
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Looks like it sits a lot more level now:thumb:

Recurve
09-22-2014, 09:47 AM
Looks like it sits a lot more level now:thumb:

Yeah it is, It still could probably use a spacer for the front though. Guess that 3/4 pounder bumper is a lil heavy

Recurve
09-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Okay, So got my new front stabilzer on an more importantly! My adams 1350 driveshaft came in! Yes!
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2440_zps58392309.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2440_zps58392309.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2438_zps05bc1933.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2438_zps05bc1933.jpg.html)
She fits great! I got clearance for days now! Plus a sturdy 1350 ;)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2447_zps5d46d1bf.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2447_zps5d46d1bf.jpg.html)
Lets see what the the 4in evo enforcer gots! Im impressed!
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2442_zpsdfa6251e.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2442_zpsdfa6251e.jpg.html)
Now that I finnaly have 4wd again I decided to hit up a local trail! I been dying to get out! so got up super early today, just me an my jeep:thumb:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2465_zpsdebdf7f3.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2465_zpsdebdf7f3.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2464_zpse5ac80ab.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2464_zpse5ac80ab.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2467_zpsb60aac16.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2467_zpsb60aac16.jpg.html)
Beautiful morning today!
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2468_zps26edc3c5.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2468_zps26edc3c5.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/IMG_2469_zpsdf52d30c.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/IMG_2469_zpsdf52d30c.jpg.html)
Now sadly...... the long wait for ATX slabs an 37in nitto grapplers :grayno: im hoping maybe a couple months I will be there, just doing little mods till then

Recurve
10-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Nothing too new, I did tighten up my e-brake . Thing locks right up now!
But also my warm medium duty kit came in today. I wanted a good recovery kit before heading out to rousche again.
Hopefully it will last me :)
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AllAmericanInfidel
10-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Awesome looking rig and great job making it your own. It will be even better with the 37s! The bronze wheels kinda remind me of the Golden Eagle! :thumb:
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Recurve
10-15-2014, 11:02 PM
Thanks! That golden eagle is sweet! Very retro! that Bronze is very similar to the paint I picked out :thumb:

HILLZ
10-16-2014, 01:05 AM
Rig looks Great! :rock: love the look of the bronze on the wheels, should get some decals in the same colour to carry it through and over the jeep more.
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Recurve
10-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Rig looks Great! :rock: love the look of the bronze on the wheels, should get some decals in the same colour to carry it through and over the jeep more.
:thumb::thumb:

Actually, it was kinda going to be a surprise. When I get my evo armor an tire carrier at some point, im probably going to powder coat it all bronze. Think it will look great, plus stand out from the crowd. Only down side to that is when im scraping it up on the trails, I would need to find some similar bronze touch up paint lol.

Recurve
02-02-2015, 01:55 PM
Just checking in, has been awhile on this build thread for me.
Well I been driving the hell out of my jeep, wheeling an hitting trails everyweekend.
I been breaking stuff..
Sliced a tire on some sharp rocks an it was 15 degrees that night, fun
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Not to long after snapped my shaft on my pulley for my power steering.
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Anyways , few other odds an ends breaking , has me thinking I need to build up my jeep more before I move to bigger wheels an tires. I'm literally out every weekend trying to climb something lol.

Well decided to go all led for the front my jeep
Trucklites an rigid d2 hyper spots!
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Put the switch beside my old switch, that way I have another one to play with down the road.
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Clean it up a lot! An boy they bright!
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Recurve
02-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Will update more after I get off work, I can only do so much on my phone. Why pics
come in upside down sometimes.
Anyways, pics tonight will be of my trucklites, how I cut my fenders, an mounting spare tire inside using branman method of rock hard harness bar.

JLSilerJK
02-02-2015, 02:46 PM
Looks great man, thanks for the great photos

jman_12
02-02-2015, 02:51 PM
Sweet pics! Can't wait to see the 37s, they will look awesome brotha!

Recurve
02-02-2015, 05:03 PM
Looks great man, thanks for the great photos

thanks will deff have more coming up later today :)

Recurve
02-02-2015, 05:05 PM
Sweet pics! Can't wait to see the 37s, they will look awesome brotha!

yeah im hoping to get a couple more mods done like gears an axel shafts before I bump up to 37s. The big expense will be PSC hydro assist:banghead:

hinrichs
02-02-2015, 06:02 PM
You don't need hydro for the 37s....but it will sure help. If you get rear shafts don't get Yukon, I made that mistake. My stock ones actually help up better than those did, I bent one first time out with them which sucked.

Recurve
02-03-2015, 12:08 AM
You don't need hydro for the 37s....but it will sure help. If you get rear shafts don't get Yukon, I made that mistake. My stock ones actually help up better than those did, I bent one first time out with them which sucked.

Yeah , I guess reason why I want a hydro assist is cause my steering box is leaking an having all kinds of issues.
I'm going to replace the box, an see if I can get the sector shaft a bit tighter so it's not so sloppy.
Also I'm back to wanting 37s now because of the new jkx part 4 lol.
As far as axels goes,was thinking of going with ten factory with the full circle clips.

cozdude
02-03-2015, 12:18 AM
Yeah , I guess reason why I want a hydro assist is cause my steering box is leaking an having all kinds of issues.
I'm going to replace the box, an see if I can get the sector shaft a bit tighter so it's not so sloppy.
Also I'm back to wanting 37s now because of the new jkx part 4 lol.
As far as axels goes,was thinking of going with ten factory with the full circle clips.

Yea I would suggest ten factory front and rear

Recurve
02-03-2015, 12:44 AM
Trucklites an rigids look good!
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd8b2de93.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd8b2de93.jpg.html)

Recurve
02-03-2015, 12:49 AM
So to save some money until I get a evo carrier I decided to use a rear rockhard harness bar with poison spyder tire strap for my spare tire.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7f44e7ba.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7f44e7ba.jpg.html)
Yep looks good! Also you guessed it, I powder coated it a brushed bronze.
This is what my bumpers an atx slabs will look like. It's a deeper bronze then cheap paint on my current wheels.

Recurve
02-03-2015, 01:01 AM
Okay here's when I cut the front fenders.
This took me all day! I wanted to get them perfect, even though it was a pain , patience is key to clean lines.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsef7d3207.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsef7d3207.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps78f44d23.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps78f44d23.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6f1926c2.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6f1926c2.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4c62cd17.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4c62cd17.jpg.html)
Door trim as final touch
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps88ce8716.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps88ce8716.jpg.html)
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbe2d1e72.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbe2d1e72.jpg.html)
Oh an I cut down the bracket but still retained it, also I cut down the liner an still use that as well :thumb:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsebf1c681.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsebf1c681.jpg.html)

Recurve
02-03-2015, 01:06 AM
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9b8a8ee8.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9b8a8ee8.jpg.html)

Now with the tire in my cab , I got a poison spyder tramp stamp to clean up the tail gate,
I still need to cut the rear fenders this week b4 RC trip with you guys! :doh:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/LevinLove/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsafe2d1c2.jpg (http://s219.photobucket.com/user/LevinLove/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsafe2d1c2.jpg.html)

OscarMike2.0
02-03-2015, 01:31 AM
Wow sweet build!

branman
02-03-2015, 01:38 AM
So to save some money until I get a evo carrier I decided to use a rear rockhard harness bar with poison spyder tire strap for my spare tire.

Clever Idea ;) How did you attach the third strap in the rear by the gate?

Recurve
02-03-2015, 02:16 AM
Clever Idea ;) How did you attach the third strap in the rear by the gate?
Yeah wonder where I got that idea from? Lol
Well here's the embarrassing thing, my 33 is small in the back.
Looks nothin as good as your slab with 37.
It's so small that I can still see out my back window fine, but the poison spyder strap is a little big for it.
I'm still debating how I'm going to attach it to the gate. How did you do yours?

branman
02-03-2015, 02:41 AM
I am still using a temp solution which works really well, once I change my exhaust and I can get under there I will add a footmans loop with a steel backing plate to spread the load. But for now I took a large wrench and just put it in the opening LOL!

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Recurve
02-03-2015, 02:54 AM
I am still using a temp solution which works really well, once I change my exhaust and I can get under there I will add a footmans loop with a steel backing plate to spread the load. But for now I took a large wrench and just put it in the opening LOL!

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Lol what's funny is I thought about sticking something down there just to put tension on it to hold everything down.
Looks like that works fine for now haha.

Recurve
06-12-2015, 03:19 AM
Okay , where do I start? It's been awhile.
I left off in winter time. I pulled the trigger on a superchips traildash, with the dash pod. Tunes are great, an I love all the cool features it has , plus the ability to lock my lockers from it as well.
Also picked up a cobra 29 an mounted above the windshield frame using a rugged ridge mount.. It kinda wiggles around but it gets the job done till I get a decent cage.
I will get better pics tomorrow how they look in my jeep.
What I have been doing recently , well long story short I got pulled over on a dirt road by DCNR an I need to get a inspection sticker lol an my 33s have no tread life left.
So I had to hurry up an find wheels to fit my used 37s ..... yes that's right 37s! Finnaly lol.

So it begins , I cut down my rubi rails 4 1/2 inches
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Then grind as much rust off of them as I could an repainted
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Also cut my rear pinch seems, an picked up some synergy 1.75 spacers for clearance. I know the rear tires were touching my sway links beforr the spacers
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well here she is with 37s !
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Also a big thank you to Brahman for his mod for a spare! It fits perfect!
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xkid
06-12-2015, 03:31 AM
Looking good.

cozdude
06-12-2015, 03:32 AM
Looks good brother!!

Recurve
06-12-2015, 03:39 AM
Looking good.

Thanks :)


Looks good brother!!

Thanks Steve!

Recurve
11-13-2015, 07:46 PM
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Finnaly got my slabs in!!!
thanks to WAYALIFE for the video with Mel on "how to install trail graps on beadlocks"

I want beadlocks for everything , was such s simple process... Just tedious torquing down all the fasteners.
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Here's what they look like on the Red stag!
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I got the 5th wheel too just haven't gotten around to changing that one for my spare.
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WJCO
11-13-2015, 07:51 PM
Looks good.

cozdude
11-13-2015, 07:51 PM
WOOOOO! bout time! :crazyeyes::bleh:

hinrichs
11-13-2015, 07:52 PM
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Recurve
11-13-2015, 07:55 PM
Looks good.
Thanks!




WOOOOO! bout time! :crazyeyes::bleh:

haha thanks!
I know im slow, now I can get some head way with some of the big expense out of the way. Lots of little stuff I need to fix
I got my yukon 5.13 gears just waiting on rear axels now. Then hopefully I can get a trust worthy shop around here to do it.:thumb:

Recurve
11-13-2015, 07:55 PM
:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:: thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

:rock::rock::rock::rock::rock:

olram30
11-13-2015, 08:08 PM
Slabs look sweet!

Strike Force Zebra
11-13-2015, 08:20 PM
Looks great!!!!

Recurve
11-13-2015, 08:57 PM
Slabs look sweet!

Thanks ! I've been wanting them since I've owned my rig!






Looks great!!!!

Thank you!

cozdude
11-13-2015, 09:07 PM
oh saw you mentioned axles. what are you getting?

Recurve
11-14-2015, 02:27 PM
oh saw you mentioned axles. what are you getting?

I'm getting factory ten , just the rears, cause I put brand new spicer joints in the front , an front axels seemed decent for now.
Plus my rear axels flanges are bent :/

cozdude
11-14-2015, 02:59 PM
I'm getting factory ten , just the rears, cause I put brand new spicer joints in the front , an front axels seemed decent for now.
Plus my rear axels flanges are bent :/

Oh I thought you meant axles not a axle shafts lol

Take a look at revolution axle shafts. They have a lifetime warranty and they are 4340 shafts so they are bigger then the ten factory. Call trail jeeps as they always have them in stock

TrailRidden
11-14-2015, 08:56 PM
nice new shoes!

How is that quadratec winch by the way. I saw when they first came out but never heard any reviews on them.

Recurve
11-14-2015, 11:10 PM
Oh I thought you meant axles not a axle shafts lol

Take a look at revolution axle shafts. They have a lifetime warranty and they are 4340 shafts so they are bigger then the ten factory. Call trail jeeps as they always have them in stock

Yeah I got to be more specific lol.
Okay I will check them out! Also does trail keeps have a web site?


nice new shoes!

How is that quadratec winch by the way. I saw when they first came out but never heard any reviews on them.

It's not bad for the price. It was already on my jeep when I bought it. I've used it about a dozen times in the past year.
The remote is very cheap, and sometimes it has a hard time connecting to the plastic plug on the winch.
The plastic threads got jacked up on mine.

It hasn't failed me yet. Just it's not the best quality. I'm eventually going to get a warn zeon.

hinrichs
11-15-2015, 02:53 AM
I have that same connection issue with mine, I think its a little corroded as well, other than that has been great but I as well want to get a warn.

cozdude
11-15-2015, 03:47 AM
Yeah I got to be more specific lol.
Okay I will check them out! Also does trail keeps have a web site?


Not yet but when you call Tim is super nice and helpful. He will be able to tell you what they carry and hook you up with a great deal. Just make sure you tell him your a Wayalife member for the extra discount.

TrailRidden
11-16-2015, 12:27 AM
good to hear that there is a cheap winch that works out there. I have had my zeon for about 2 years now. What an awesome purchase. You wont be disappointed.

Recurve
11-16-2015, 07:29 PM
Not yet but when you call Tim is super nice and helpful. He will be able to tell you what they carry and hook you up with a great deal. Just make sure you tell him your a Wayalife member for the extra discount.

Sweet thanks steve, I will probably go that route then. I was going to go northridge. Thats how I got my slabs, an they were actually really fast this time lol, Got them in 3 days.





good to hear that there is a cheap winch that works out there. I have had my zeon for about 2 years now. What an awesome purchase. You wont be disappointed.

Yeah it definitely works. If I was buying a winch for the first time though I would get a warn. I dont know how many times my quadratec saved my ass when I was stuck out in the mountains by myself. So I really want a warn,I think a quality winch should be everyones first purchase when modifying their jeep, that an recovery gear.
That said, the quadratec has been doing just fine.

JK_Dave
11-16-2015, 09:33 PM
Yeah , I guess reason why I want a hydro assist is cause my steering box is leaking an having all kinds of issues.
I'm going to replace the box, an see if I can get the sector shaft a bit tighter so it's not so sloppy.
Also I'm back to wanting 37s now because of the new jkx part 4 lol.
As far as axels goes,was thinking of going with ten factory with the full circle clips.

Not sure if you've addressed this, but you can actually add a brace to your sector shaft. A couple companies make one, but I like the JKS one the best. It is weld in and if you decide to go with hydro steering you have to keep the stock steering box body, but the benefits are it converts the sector shaft to double shear and it has a brace that connects to the passenger side frame rail for extra support. You have to weld it on, but that doesn't look like a problem for you.

Recurve
11-17-2015, 07:11 PM
Not sure if you've addressed this, but you can actually add a brace to your sector shaft. A couple companies make one, but I like the JKS one the best. It is weld in and if you decide to go with hydro steering you have to keep the stock steering box body, but the benefits are it converts the sector shaft to double shear and it has a brace that connects to the passenger side frame rail for extra support. You have to weld it on, but that doesn't look like a problem for you.

Yeah I looked into sector shaft braces. From what I read on here, a sector shaft brace is kinda useless on a jk. The mounting point to the beefy jk frame is pretty sturdy. More common on the early jeeps was their steering boxes mounted to flimsy frames and the box would shear off.
Thats where the sector shaft brace would come into play an help with that.

Now if it helps with the slop then I might have a second look. I haven't really looked into my steering at all, I just know its kinda clunky an the box is leaking. I figured ram assist is the best bet to my problems.

Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:01 PM
SPRING CLEANING!!
Havnt been on here in awhile so myswell update.

With spring here , it's time to clean up my rig!

Started with a brand new 2015 oem soft top! With river raiders shop down the road from me, I have access to a lot of nice stock parts.
Pretty much wealthy guys that buy brand new jk's drop them off there first thing. Then remove all the stock parts for other aftermarket things ...

Anyways , it works out for me especially when I need spare parts on the cheap.

What's great.. I only paid 350 for this 2015 top..

Install
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There she is, I'm actually liking this top. My old trektop nx just was faded, holes,ripped up too much. It's nice having a top that doesn't leak!! Lol
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cozdude
04-04-2016, 01:04 PM
The stock top looks really good Tyler!

Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:17 PM
Okay part 2 of spring cleaning! This past weekend I decided to go over the WHOLE frame , clean up the rust from the east coast.
Also I powder coated my front evo bumper matte black, while I was at it I had the door hinges done in matte black as well.

Starting with the front , I took at the headlight rings cause they were rusty too.
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Blasted off as much putting as a could, time for the powder!
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Bolts powder, an hinges too. Turned out great
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On to the frame starting with the front axel/frame
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Side of the frame , an also took off my rock guards an cleaned/resprayed AGAIN.. Lol northeast...
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Onto the rear section, I finally decided to paint my rear fender wells, since I was doing the frame anyways. I'm glad I did!
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Fender wells painted
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Time to put the powdered parts back on!!
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Hinges turned out great too!
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Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:18 PM
The stock top looks really good Tyler!

Yeah I really like it too! It smells so good in my jeep , that new top smell rocks!! Haha

Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:21 PM
All in all it it took about a couple days work. Big shout out to my buddy Jason Huber , he powder coated the parts for me, an gave me a hand cleaning everything up. :thumb:

Here is the Redstag ready for spring ! :rock:
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CarolinaJK
04-04-2016, 01:24 PM
Looks awesome! I need to do the same to mine!

mds22
04-04-2016, 01:31 PM
Well done. Mine could def use some of the same type of TLC. Your rig looks great!

cozdude
04-04-2016, 01:40 PM
Man that frame looks brand new! Did you powder the frame or just give it a good cleaning and repaint it?

Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:43 PM
Looks awesome! I need to do the same to mine!


Well done. Mine could def use some of the same type of TLC. Your rig looks great!

Thanks guys!

Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:45 PM
Man that frame looks brand new! Did you powder the frame or just give it a good cleaning and repaint it?

Yeah it turned out really good! I wish I could've powder it. Just that's really difficult to do. I just gave the whole frame a really good cleaning/sanding , an then painted it with rustolem semi gloss.

hinrichs
04-04-2016, 01:51 PM
I should really strip down my bumpers and carrier and have it coated, they look like crap now. Looks really good with it all painted up.

Recurve
04-04-2016, 01:54 PM
I should really strip down my bumpers and carrier and have it coated, they look like crap now. Looks really good with it all painted up.

Yeah for sure. The northeast is a cruel bitch lol. James your evo carrier will need a big oven to bake that powder on lol

WJCO
04-04-2016, 02:56 PM
Wow. That's a lot of work but looks great.

Recurve
04-04-2016, 03:03 PM
Wow. That's a lot of work but looks great.

Thanks I'm pretty satisfied , my ocd cringes every time I looked at my frame an the rust. So this has been on my schedule all winter haha.
It's not too bad If you have a friend helping you. With two guys it took a couple days.

Probably be a all week job by yourself.

Recurve
01-21-2017, 03:06 AM
A much needed update on the redstag.
Pretty much daily driving an mild off-roading threw the week has finally caught up to me.
I have a civic now that I daily , so it's helped me save money an take care of all the repairs I need to make so I will be ready this spring.

Leaks leaks and more leaks!!!!
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So basically as you can see, front main seal is leaking , oil pan leaking , trans lines leaking , trans pan leaking.


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Recurve
01-21-2017, 03:11 AM
I didn't really take pics of everything off cause I was covered in fluids the whole time. Took me awhile , but I got everything plugged up and cleaned.
I replaced trans lines ( this is 2nd time) so I used some thread sealer this time to see if that helps.
I replaced main seal , oil pan gasket, an trans gasket.
What sucks is I'm pretty sure I will have to replace my torque converter AGAIN, the clutch was brown when I cracked open the trans pan. Everything just burning up. 239855239856239857


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Recurve
01-21-2017, 03:28 AM
Too little too late for this , but I still need it anyways , it was a major pain in the ass trying to get the brackets to fit right, but I got everything as straight as possible. Hopefully this mishimoto will keep my transmission temps down an make it last a little longer.
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Also I replaced the plug on my winch for the winch controller. It was really finicky an just not working right , couple bucks from quadratec an got a new one.239860
Took it all apart and replaced it, not too bad.
Works like brand new ! No more hiccups !
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Recurve
01-21-2017, 03:33 AM
I scored a set of rigid side shooters for 100 bucks [emoji16][emoji1303]
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Now , since I cleaned everything up underneath my rig, I don't want to have anymore "mistakes" like this
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Yeah my oil pan took a beating, got lucky one night when I was out in the mountains.. coulda been worse.
Well these just came in today so hopefully I won't have that problem anymore.

Evo protek skid plates
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Recurve
01-21-2017, 03:36 AM
Another reason I haven't updated in forever , been working in the new garage an struggling with a death wobble issue as well.
I replaced front passenger and driver side hubs .
They were both bad , also put new synergy ball joints on drivers side.
The old synergys were wobbling an completely worn out.

Oh also I got a new hood finally !!! Lol , I only paid 35 bucks for a 2015 oem hood. Had a friend of mine repaint it.
No more ugly dent! Also put a red grill back in.
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Ddays
01-21-2017, 03:58 AM
youve been busy! everything looks great. im envious of your ceiling height man. that lift is sweet!

USMC Wrangler
01-21-2017, 03:58 AM
Lookin' good! [emoji106] Sucks having all those leaks but good job getting them fixed!


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Overall "build thread"
http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?26097-I-guess-it-s-the-quot-Super-Stocker-quot-build

DIY trail/tube door build http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?24449-My-DIY-Doors

Recurve
01-21-2017, 04:02 AM
youve been busy! everything looks great. im envious of your ceiling height man. that lift is sweet!


Thanks lol, yeah original plans it wasn't supposed to be that high, they actually added a couple feet over our original measurement . Oh well, high ceilings for the win!! Lol


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Recurve
01-21-2017, 04:05 AM
Lookin' good! [emoji106] Sucks having all those leaks but good job getting them fixed!


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Overall "build thread"
http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?26097-I-guess-it-s-the-quot-Super-Stocker-quot-build

DIY trail/tube door build http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?24449-My-DIY-Doors

Yeah , I hate changing fluids but it had to be done, an my OCD hates seeing a dirty block


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Recurve
01-22-2017, 12:01 AM
Put my new skids on today 240032240033
So after putting my skids on, before I got to the last one I really started looking at my crossmember.
It's been beaten pretty bad over the years. I'm thinking I might just get a new evo crossmember . Would deff make it easier mounting up the bolts for my new skid. 240034240035


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hinrichs
01-25-2017, 04:00 PM
New skids look good :thumb:

Recurve
01-26-2017, 11:53 AM
New skids look good :thumb:

Thanks !!! Yeah I'm just waiting on my new crossmember an I that PSC steering box might be my next purchase.


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Recurve
11-25-2017, 07:05 PM
Okay I'm always slacking on this thread, but here is a update.
As of right now I've been saving and collecting parts to really bring my build together . I'm getting there one at a time.

Yukon 5.13 gears , motive bearings
Arb RD157 rear locker
ARB single high output air compressor
EVO arb air compressor mount
ARB air hose
ARB Digital tire inflator
PSC Big bore XD.

Just waiting on my ten factory chromoly 35 spline rear shafts.
I contacted ten factory an nitro gears, both companies said they have to build up orders first and make them.
So they were both looking at timeframes around January [emoji30] with ten factory being a little cheaper an sooner.
So I will have to wait for the arb rear locker install around then.
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cozdude
11-25-2017, 10:18 PM
You should look st the revolution 35 spline shafts. Little bit beefier and they have a lifetime warranty on bent flanges and all. Plus you can get them sooner

JAGS
11-25-2017, 10:30 PM
For the rears, I'd go revolution for sure. I bent a rear flange and got it replaced through the vendor/shop no problem.

Recurve
11-25-2017, 10:54 PM
Okay, i already placed the order, but I will see if I can change the order. I didn't know they had a lifetime warranty on the flanges. That's awesome. Thanks guys


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wjtstudios
11-25-2017, 11:55 PM
You should look st the revolution 35 spline shafts. Little bit beefier and they have a lifetime warranty on bent flanges and all. Plus you can get them sooner

^^^^this


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Recurve
12-04-2017, 01:04 PM
So , after doing some reading here on the site , I read that you should buy the PSC power steering pump to go with the PSC big bore.
Heavier flow from the pump really makes the difference for the big bore to be used effectively.
Wondering is there anything else I need to order that would help with this steering setup? Besides going full hydro of course.



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kirame2
12-04-2017, 01:11 PM
You should look st the revolution 35 spline shafts. Little bit beefier and they have a lifetime warranty on bent flanges and all. Plus you can get them sooner
Their website says it's a 10 yr warranty, no mention of life time

Recurve
12-04-2017, 01:23 PM
Their website says it's a 10 yr warranty, no mention of life time

Yeah I talked to ten factory and they said they have a ten year warranty on their shafts as well.


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BABOOZLE
12-04-2017, 04:33 PM
So , after doing some reading here on the site , I read that you should buy the PSC power steering pump to go with the PSC big bore.
Heavier flow from the pump really makes the difference for the big bore to be used effectively.
Wondering is there anything else I need to order that would help with this steering setup? Besides going full hydro of course.



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I did the same thing and went will PSC pump but I haven't installed it yet. I think that's about all you can do without going full hydro like you said.

Rocralr
12-04-2017, 04:38 PM
Hi. Your JKU looks great. Good job!!

Recurve
12-05-2017, 02:16 PM
I did the same thing and went will PSC pump but I haven't installed it yet. I think that's about all you can do without going full hydro like you said.

Yeah figured as much . Thanks [emoji1303]


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Recurve
07-11-2018, 12:49 PM
It's been awhile since I updated this.. myswell keep it going lol.

So , basically went over the whole steering setup. It's been sitting in the garage long enough so why not? I started with the big bore PSC box and high flow pump.
The difference between old and new.
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No more leaks an no more squeaks! [emoji16]

It's good to have a friend when installing this bad boy, she's a little heavy/awkward to hold when running the bolts threw the frame, all in all it didn't take to long.
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New reservoir and pump
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While I changed that out, I really didn't like how dirty the engine bay was. I still had mud in there from years ago.. so I decided to clean an detail it so it's not so ugly.. till I get it dirty again anyways lol.
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Now that I have the steering box that I wanted installed, time to complete the whole setup.
I ordered currie heavy duty drag link and tie rod.
Figure it's a good match with the PSC steering box
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Hopefully this setup will work well for me[emoji1303]
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VeruGE*144
07-11-2018, 01:03 PM
Nice [emoji106] looking good. It might be hard to tell with the whole setup but, how much improvement did the high flow pump give you? I did the XDII box and heavy duty links last year. The only thing I still need to do is the pump, I might rock it until it starts to go out though. Over all, big improvement even without a high flow pump.

Recurve
07-11-2018, 05:20 PM
Nice [emoji106] looking good. It might be hard to tell with the whole setup but, how much improvement did the high flow pump give you? I did the XDII box and heavy duty links last year. The only thing I still need to do is the pump, I might rock it until it starts to go out though. Over all, big improvement even without a high flow pump.


Well I notice everything is smooth, an it doesn't struggle going lock to lock like my stock pump did. I did take it out off-roading at a local spot. Had the front lockers on a couple times an it turns even when bound up on rocks/ledges. Pretty huge difference to the stock setup , everything is just so smooth when crawling over stuff now, I feel like my pump and box are not working that hard , unlike the stock setup.

I did get a chance to test out the tie rod lol.

A pretty big tree fell down on the trail.
I was getting over it fine till the tires slipped an I fell straight down on the tie rod [emoji28] my brand apankin new tie rod at that.
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lol so dumb, I was stuck. Had to bust out the winch , the tie rod an front axle then snapped the old rotten treen in half 305497

The Currie tie rod is still straight [emoji23][emoji1305]


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VeruGE*144
07-11-2018, 05:39 PM
lol, nice

I myself had a chance to break in my tire rod in April. Was coming up on some rocks, slipped, got hung up pretty bad with all 4 wheels of the ground. Used a winch to drag myself of. Still straight, am pretty happy with it as well.
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Recurve
07-11-2018, 06:11 PM
lol, nice

I myself had a chance to break in my tire rod in April. Was coming up on some rocks, slipped, got hung up pretty bad with all 4 wheels of the ground. Used a winch to drag myself of. Still straight, am pretty happy with it as well.
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Nice! I'm glad I'm not the only one lol.
Yeah sometimes I wonder if high steer is worth it or not., I think the tie rod being up front is bound to get hit , no matter how high it sits.


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Whitarmy
07-11-2018, 06:26 PM
Making me jealous. I want that setup. But I can’t spend the money right now.


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VeruGE*144
07-11-2018, 06:28 PM
I have a flipped drag link. Other than that, you can get Reid or Rancho knuckles, that will bring up your tie rod I believe like an 1” or 1.5” higher than it is now. I am not planning on getting knuckles anytime soon, or ever for that matter. I rather have my heavy duty tie rod hit first and maybe just maybe help me avoid hitting my factory axle tubes hard [emoji106]

Recurve
07-11-2018, 07:12 PM
Making me jealous. I want that setup. But I can’t spend the money right now.


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Thanks [emoji1303]
Yeah, I've been wanting this setup for years..... finally got all my pennies together and went for it.


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Recurve
07-11-2018, 07:13 PM
I have a flipped drag link. Other than that, you can get Reid or Rancho knuckles, that will bring up your tie rod I believe like an 1” or 1.5” higher than it is now. I am not planning on getting knuckles anytime soon, or ever for that matter. I rather have my heavy duty tie rod hit first and maybe just maybe help me avoid hitting my factory axle tubes hard [emoji106]

I thought about the rancho knuckles for awhile, I like the red better then Reid's orange [emoji23]

I might do highsteer eventually if I swap axles.


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