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ProfessionalDriver
04-14-2012, 05:57 AM
Well, this past week I purchased my first JK. I had originally planned to order a 2012 JKU Rubicon, but I found a great deal on a 2010 that was only a 2-hour drive away. With only 12,500 miles on it, it's in great condition and for the price, I felt it was the best move.

No real idea where the build is headed at this point. I have to decide if I want the "clean" appearance or the more "purpose built" look. Budget friendly mods to get the rig trail ready are at the top of the list... But the first mod is pulling the horrible light guards off the front headlights and markers. LOL. Here are a few pics...

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Hope to see some of you cruising around Bakersfield!

Jeep4me2
04-14-2012, 06:25 AM
Awesome, congrats on the good deal and the sweet jeep!

Berzerker
04-14-2012, 07:18 AM
Grats man thats one fine Rubi!

Serg5000
04-14-2012, 02:42 PM
Awesome find. Enjoy your build.

2012jkfng702
04-14-2012, 05:41 PM
Looks good, Kinda familiar. Mine started out that way :D

wayoflife
04-14-2012, 11:09 PM
Congrats on your new Jeep! First on your list should be to replace those side steps with a good set of rocker guards. With that alone, you can do plenty :yup:

ProfessionalDriver
04-15-2012, 12:07 AM
Congrats on your new Jeep! First on your list should be to replace those side steps with a good set of rocker guards. With that alone, you can do plenty :yup:

Thanks! Side steps are coming off tomorrow! I can't stand those things!

Shadow's_Jeep
04-15-2012, 10:25 PM
Nice Rubi Grats.:2thumbsup:

TrailReady
04-19-2012, 10:08 PM
Nice ride! About time my brother gets a JK :thumb:

ProfessionalDriver
04-21-2012, 04:25 AM
Well... I pulled those side steps off and it looks a lot better... Wash is coming tomorrow. All of the goods for the CB Radio should be here on Monday. Looking forward to that install!

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JKRay
04-21-2012, 04:28 AM
Sweet, it's looking good!

ProfessionalDriver
04-21-2012, 04:32 AM
Sweet, it's looking good!

Thanks! I'm loving it!

piginajeep
04-21-2012, 07:55 AM
Nice, it's time for another meet and greet now that you have a JK

ProfessionalDriver
04-21-2012, 05:24 PM
Nice, it's time for another meet and greet now that you have a JK

Sounds great! Let's get something scheduled in the next few weeks! BTW, your JK is looking awesome!

ProfessionalDriver
04-29-2012, 01:22 AM
Installed a Cobra 29 LX today... Still haven't decided where to mount the mic... Taking suggestions. I'm using a Teraflex CB Antenna mount and a black 3-Foot Firestik Antenna off the tailgate.

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BONDSY
04-29-2012, 04:33 AM
Installed a Cobra 29 LX today... Still haven't decided where to mount the mic... Taking suggestions. I'm using a Teraflex CB Antenna mount and a black 3-Foot Firestik Antenna off the tailgate.



This is a great radio, I installed mine a couple weeks back, I'm completely satisfied.:rock:

ProfessionalDriver
05-01-2012, 12:14 AM
This is a great radio, I installed mine a couple weeks back, I'm completely satisfied.:rock:

Took my Jeep to our local CB shop and they tuned the antenna and radio... Drastic improvement in performance. Added a quick disconnect to the antenna mount as well. The guy at the shop commented on the super clean install, said it was the cleanest he has seen in a jeep... Thanks project-jk.com! :beer:

ProfessionalDriver
08-13-2012, 01:16 AM
Installed a set of Truck-Lite Gen 2 LED Headlights today. Picked 'em up off a guy for FREE, after I pointed him in the direction of a really good deal on his next vehicle!!! :rock: But I'm still pissed he's selling his Jeep.

Still saving for my lift, tires, wheels, driveshafts, etc.... Life is too damn expensive :broke:



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ProfessionalDriver
08-14-2012, 07:10 AM
Here is a shot from this evening's drive from LA to Bakersfield. I can't say enough about the performance of these lights... Night and day difference between stock and Truck-Lites. (Pun intended).



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MTG
08-14-2012, 01:24 PM
Wow! I need a set of these. Can't believe you got them for free, what a score!

koop2
08-14-2012, 01:59 PM
Very nice jeep and I feel you im still working on mine the more I ride the more I want to add and change.

ProfessionalDriver
08-14-2012, 04:22 PM
Wow! I need a set of these. Can't believe you got them for free, what a score!

You definitely should get some, especially for that long drive you've got ahead of you for JKX. I'm bummed to see my brother sell his Jeep, but this was a hell of a severance package.. :D


Very nice jeep and I feel you im still working on mine the more I ride the more I want to add and change.

Thanks! One day I'll get it dialed in... Hey, at least we can say we made informed decisions when it comes time to buy it all!

JKRay
08-14-2012, 05:04 PM
It's looking good!!! Love my truck lights one of the best mods I have bought! That sucks that your brother sold his Jeep, what did he end up buying?

ProfessionalDriver
08-14-2012, 05:21 PM
It's looking good!!! Love my truck lights one of the best mods I have bought! That sucks that your brother sold his Jeep, what did he end up buying?

Trust me... It's better if you don't know; I wish I didn't know. But I'll give you a hint... It starts with an S and ends with an ubaru... It's actually pretty badass, I've just been giving him hell for selling the Jeep. He got an awesome deal on it and it's what he wanted, but it's not a Jeep. :(

koop2
08-14-2012, 05:25 PM
You definitely should get some, especially for that long drive you've got ahead of you for JKX. I'm bummed to see my brother sell his Jeep, but this was a hell of a severance package.. :D



Thanks! One day I'll get it dialed in... Hey, at least we can say we made informed decisions when it comes time to buy it all!


This is true!

JKRay
08-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Trust me... It's better if you don't know; I wish I didn't know. But I'll give you a hint... It starts with an S and ends with an ubaru... It's actually pretty badass, I've just been giving him hell for selling the Jeep. He got an awesome deal on it and it's what he wanted, but it's not a Jeep. :(

:eek: Well that sucks but if that is what he wants you cant blame him... its funny cuz when talking to him he sounded like he was really enjoying his jeep and off roading. :dont_know:

ProfessionalDriver
08-14-2012, 06:17 PM
:eek: Well that sucks but if that is what he wants you cant blame him... its funny cuz when talking to him he sounded like he was really enjoying his jeep and off roading. :dont_know:

He definitely enjoys it, but there were some issues he was having that would require him to spend some major dollars to correct and he just wants to wait until he can do it right. I definitely don't blame him, but he's my little brother so I have to give him crap... It's my job. :D

kaptkrappy
08-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Here is a shot from this evening's drive from LA to Bakersfield. I can't say enough about the performance of these lights... Night and day difference between stock and Truck-Lites. (Pun intended).



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Great looking.

One question. Did the 2010 Rubi auto come with 4.10 gears like they do now?

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ProfessionalDriver
08-14-2012, 07:42 PM
Great looking.

One question. Did the 2010 Rubi auto come with 4.10 gears like they do now?

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Thank you! Yes, it has 4.10 gears. Don't quote me, but I'm pretty sure all Rubicon models come with 4.10 gears.

JKRay
08-14-2012, 07:45 PM
He definitely enjoys it, but there were some issues he was having that would require him to spend some major dollars to correct and he just wants to wait until he can do it right. I definitely don't blame him, but he's my little brother so I have to give him crap... It's my job. :D

Haha I agree I give my little brother crap all the time. :synister: :cheesy:

ProfessionalDriver
09-10-2012, 05:51 PM
First major purchase for the Jeep!! EVO BOLT-ON COILOVERS!!
Kit will be here on Thursday! Pics to follow!!! :wings: :rock:

Still have some other purchases to make before it's lifted, so let the waiting game begin!

Anyone looking for this kit, please call Northridge 4x4... They take care of you and they have a few sets on the ground, ready to be shipped! :thumb:

JKRay
09-10-2012, 06:00 PM
Nice congrats!! Can't wait to see it on!

ProfessionalDriver
09-10-2012, 07:02 PM
Nice congrats!! Can't wait to see it on!

Thanks Ray! I'm stoked! :D

MTG
09-10-2012, 07:17 PM
First major purchase for the Jeep!! EVO BOLT-ON COILOVERS!!
Kit will be here on Thursday! Pics to follow!!! :wings: :rock:


Awesome! Can't wait to see them installed.

ProfessionalDriver
09-10-2012, 07:38 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to see them installed.

Thanks MTG!

DManuel
09-10-2012, 11:18 PM
[QUOTE="ProfessionalDriver"]First major purchase for the Jeep!! EVO BOLT-ON COILOVERS!!
Kit will be here on Thursday! Pics to follow!!! :wings: :rock:

Congratulations. That's an awesome purchase.

TrailReady
09-11-2012, 01:41 AM
Stoked!!! Can't wait to help with the install!

kaptkrappy
09-11-2012, 02:10 AM
First major purchase for the Jeep!! EVO BOLT-ON COILOVERS!!
Kit will be here on Thursday! Pics to follow!!! :wings: :rock:


As the Fat Bastard says "that's dead sexy"


I know it's a little premature, but what are your plans for your stock coil springs ? (sending to me)

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ProfessionalDriver
09-11-2012, 02:34 AM
Congratulations. That's an awesome purchase.

Thanks! I'm really excited! :D


Stoked!!! Can't wait to help with the install!

Thanks brother... Too bad they don't make a model for a WRX :cheesy:

I'm sure if King makes anything for the WRX you'll have it!


As the Fat Bastard says "that's dead sexy"


I know it's a little premature, but what are your plans for your stock coil springs ? (sending to me)

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Thanks!

I am sure something could be arranged...:yup:

ProfessionalDriver
09-14-2012, 12:04 AM
Special delivery... :rock:


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Sharkey
09-14-2012, 01:03 AM
Special delivery... :rock:

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Sweeeet!!!!!

ProfessionalDriver
09-21-2012, 02:01 AM
Some EVO Bolt-On Coilover eye candy...

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Ahh!!! This waiting game is killing me... I can't wait to get these installed!

JKRay
09-21-2012, 03:46 AM
Congrats!! Can't wait to see them on!!

ProfessionalDriver
10-16-2012, 03:28 AM
Sold the hardtop last week and went topless for the first time :cool:


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Just bought a brand new stocker soft top and put it on today...



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Really happy with the soft top!

FoxC
10-16-2012, 03:37 AM
I kept thinking I should get a hard top when I picked out mine. I'm really glad now that I didnt. We have not had one instance when we thought we needed it now. Soft top all the way...:thumb:

JKRay
10-16-2012, 03:50 AM
Heck yea it's looking good!

RockIt Man
10-16-2012, 04:03 AM
So I've got the 2013 with the new soft top material. Not sure I enjoy I as much as the one you have.

Good looking JK

jktubby
10-16-2012, 04:42 AM
I've been wanting to get a soft top, but the lady doesn't want me to sell it. It's so much easier to go topless, I might have to do some more convincing. Your jeeps is looking great. Hurry up and upgrade those wheels so you can install those kings.:thumb:

ProfessionalDriver
10-16-2012, 02:33 PM
I've been wanting to get a soft top, but the lady doesn't want me to sell it. It's so much easier to go topless, I might have to do some more convincing.

I'm really happy with it, I took it on the freeway last night and honestly, It's not that much different then the hardtop. It is somewhat louder, but not as loud as I was expecting.

Even my wife was surprised at the lack of difference between the tops... :thumb:


Your jeeps is looking great. Hurry up and upgrade those wheels so you can install those kings.:thumb:

Thanks brother! Yeah, trust me, It's not easy walking by brand new coilovers everyday... I wish I was rich... :yup:

ProfessionalDriver
10-20-2012, 04:05 AM
Look what was waiting for me on the doorstep today... I know what I'm doing on Sunday!

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MTG
10-20-2012, 04:29 AM
Look what was waiting for me on the doorstep today... I know what I'm doing on Sunday!

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Very nice!

JKRay
10-20-2012, 08:03 AM
Look what was waiting for me on the doorstep today... I know what I'm doing on Sunday!

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Awesome! Looks like a fun project and your jeeps gonna sound sweet!!

ProfessionalDriver
10-23-2012, 01:51 AM
Got the exhaust installed! It sounds awesome! :rock:

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wayoflife
10-23-2012, 01:56 AM
wow - so shiney :cool:

nice job and yes, they do sound great :yup:

ProfessionalDriver
10-23-2012, 02:59 AM
wow - so shiney :cool:

nice job and yes, they do sound great :yup:

Thanks Eddie!

JKRay
10-23-2012, 03:06 AM
Daanng!!! Looks good! :thumb:

ProfessionalDriver
10-23-2012, 06:57 PM
Daanng!!! Looks good! :thumb:

Thanks Ray! I'm really liking it!

OverlanderJK
10-23-2012, 07:05 PM
I like that placement so much better then the stocker! I shall do this sometime soon. Any video clips?

ProfessionalDriver
11-16-2012, 01:12 AM
Brown Santa dropped off my Currie Front LCA'S today... One step closer! :rock:

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JeepFan
11-16-2012, 01:14 AM
[QUOTE=ProfessionalDriver;26070]Brown Santa dropped off my Currie Front LCA'S today... One step closer! :rock:

Nice!

ProfessionalDriver
11-16-2012, 03:57 AM
Thanks Tony! They'll be a lot nicer once they're on the Jeep :thinking:

ProfessionalDriver
12-13-2012, 10:24 PM
Just picked up some new-used Walker Evans Wheels from ORE!! Very stoked! Can't wait to get these on the Jeep!! Thanks again Greg!

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OverlanderJK
12-13-2012, 10:36 PM
Nice!:rock:

ProfessionalDriver
12-29-2012, 05:17 AM
Put my EVO Front Bumper and D-Ring mounts on tonight... Very happy with how it turned out.

Stocker removed...
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Crash bar coming off...
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We bent a few blades so broke we broke out the cut off wheel which burned through the crash bar with no problems, just took a little longer.

And finally all bolted on and finished...
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Installation was really straight forward and took about 3 hours (incl beer drinking). I'm stoked!! :rock: :beer:

arashi
12-30-2012, 01:17 AM
Dam I love those!!!

ProfessionalDriver
12-30-2012, 01:22 AM
Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out! Now I just need to get a winch in the thing! :crazyeyes:

MTG
12-30-2012, 01:45 AM
Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out! Now I just need to get a winch in the thing! :crazyeyes:

Looks great! Plus that was good practice for when you get your winch. ;)

Hightower
12-30-2012, 01:59 AM
Sweet! ......

ProfessionalDriver
12-30-2012, 02:32 AM
Looks great! Plus that was good practice for when you get your winch. ;)

Thanks Mike! And I appreciate the reminder...


Sweet! ......

Thanks Chris!

catahoula
12-30-2012, 03:43 AM
Put my EVO Front Bumper and D-Ring mounts on tonight... Very happy with how it turned out.

Stocker removed...
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Crash bar coming off...
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We bent a few blades so broke we broke out the cut off wheel which burned through the crash bar with no problems, just took a little longer.

And finally all bolted on and finished...
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Installation was really straight forward and took about 3 hours (incl beer drinking). I'm stoked!! :rock: :beer:

Nice bumper. That is on my list of wants!

JKRay
12-30-2012, 03:50 AM
Ohh that's looking good! I love the EVO stubby it makes any jeep look bad ass!

Atch
12-30-2012, 05:04 AM
Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out! Now I just need to get a winch in the thing! :crazyeyes:

Have fun mounting the winch, it was my least favorite part of the install. There is one bolt that is a PITA!

piginajeep
12-30-2012, 05:36 AM
Should be easy for the winch, there's access holes on the bumper

ProfessionalDriver
02-10-2013, 02:32 AM
Well the stock battery finally gave up yesterday, so I purchased a Die Hard Platinum battery from Sears today. The Jeep starts now... So that's a plus! 😬

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ProfessionalDriver
03-02-2013, 04:52 AM
Well the day is finally here... Started the install of all the EVO Bolt-On Coilovers tonight after work!

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They're going to look great on the Jeep!
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Started at the back, all the stock suspension is removed! Time to start cutting for the Rockstars!
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Stay tuned... 😎

OverlanderJK
03-02-2013, 04:54 AM
Post pics of the rockstars. I have to do mine too.

ProfessionalDriver
03-02-2013, 05:33 AM
Post pics of the rockstars. I have to do mine too.

Will do... Going to tackle that in the morning!

Sharkey
03-02-2013, 05:45 AM
Looking sweet! Can't wait to see the final result. I love those blacked out WE wheels.

TrailReady
03-02-2013, 05:55 AM
Tomorrow is going to be a blast!

gtony12
03-02-2013, 06:42 AM
Yes please post more pictures looking great so far

Sent from my EVO using WAYALIFE mobile app

10frank9
03-02-2013, 06:56 AM
Nice bro! Ill be watching to see this develop into a bad ass summuma glitch.

ProfessionalDriver
03-09-2013, 06:48 AM
Well... One week later it's almost driveable! I still need to get the control arms on and bleed the brakes and a few other odds and ends, but it's almost there! 😎

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JKRay
03-09-2013, 06:57 AM
Sweet!! It's looking bad ass!! 👍👍🍻


Ray ⛺

RockyJk
03-09-2013, 07:10 AM
That looks awesome!! :thumbup:

TrailReady
03-09-2013, 03:06 PM
Well... One week later it's almost driveable! I still need to get the control arms on and bleed the brakes and a few other odds and ends, but it's almost there! 😎

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Glad I could help you on this brother! But must say you have done an awesome job building this rig!

OverlanderJK
03-09-2013, 03:20 PM
That looks awesome!:rock:

10frank9
03-09-2013, 03:35 PM
Dayum that's looking mean brother! Congrats.

ProfessionalDriver
03-09-2013, 03:43 PM
Sweet!! It's looking bad ass!! 👍👍🍻


Ray ⛺


That looks awesome!! :thumbup:


Glad I could help you on this brother! But must say you have done an awesome job building this rig!


That looks awesome!:rock:


Dayum that's looking mean brother! Congrats.

Thanks guys!

I can't wait to take it for a test drive! 😁

paychex.308
03-09-2013, 05:11 PM
Looks great!


andrew -

ProfessionalDriver
05-16-2013, 02:46 AM
Brown Santa was good to me today!30100

RockyJk
05-16-2013, 02:47 AM
Brown Santa was good to me today!30100

Awwwee yeeeea!!!!:thumbup::thumbup:

Heholua
05-16-2013, 03:08 AM
Brown Santa was good to me today!30100

Saaweeeeet!:thumb:

TrailRidden
05-16-2013, 01:14 PM
The rig is lookin sweet! cant wait to see what comes next.:beer:

TrailReady
05-16-2013, 02:59 PM
Brown Santa was good to me today!30100

Nice! Those look super beefy!