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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    It's time to get started!

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    Stating point:
    2013 JKUR in commando green
    "Mods" installed:
    Best top trektop NX
    Rugged Ridge hood latches

    So it's just about time to finally start a build thread!

    First thing on my list is some wheels, which i plan on ordering this week,
    Atx Slabs from Northridge!

    Then I plan ordering some rubber to wrap those wheels in. I'm trying to decide between Toyo open country mt's or Nitto trail grapplers the price difference between them is negligible but I want either tire in a 37' but I haven't decided on the width... 13.5' Toyo or 12.5 Nitto?

    Once I get my wheels and tires I plan on ordering 5.13 gears, and some c gussets ... I know I will need a programmer to fix my speedo, but will I need it to fix anything else since I have a manual transmission?

    ....then comes the hard part and there is a reason for it, lift!
    I am certain that I will end up on coilovers, however in the mean time, before I get my gears and wheels and tires installed I really want to trim as much as I can and run no lift until I can get my coilovers! Is it even possible to run 37's with a lot of trimming and no lift? This is where I would like some input from other members, if it is possible, would I only have to worry about up travel limit? And if it's not possible can I get 37's on there with a budget boost? Maybe 2', just to hold me over till I get my actual lift kit?

    Overall build and end goal...still not set in stone but

    Suspension:
    Evo Double D pro kit, from wha I can see on Northridge and from the thread here about the kit it seems like this is complete and all that is needed is the drive shafts? JE Reel for drive shafts

    Armor:
    Evo rock skins
    Evo rock sliders

    Tire carrier:
    Stock with extended isolators for a while, but I am really liking the Crawler Concepts body mounted tire carrier

    Bumpers:
    Trim the stock bumper to clear the 37's
    Then move up to a stubby, like the 1/4 pounder with or poison spyder BFH with trail stinger

    I plan on leaving the rear plastic bumper, I'm not a fan of the no rear bumper look or any of the options out there. But if I have to lose the rear bumper to clear the tires, maybe go with Evo rear fascia and rear shackle tabs.

    Winch: Warn Zeon 10s

    I plan on getting a sports cage but I can't decide on which one to go with.

    I would like to add but not absolutely necessary:
    PSC hydro assist
    Poison spyder steel fenders on all four corners.

    So that's where I'm at, let's hope it goes my way!




    Edit with current build specs:

    Wheels and Tires
    37" Nitto Trail Grapplers
    ATX Slabs

    Axles
    Dynatrac PR44 w/Prosteer Ball Joints, Reid Knuckles, Ten Factory Axle shafts, Revolution 4.88 Gears, Stock Rubicon Locker
    Stock D44 Rear w/Evo Truss, Welded Evo Tracbar Bracket, Ten Factory Axle shafts, Revolution 4.88 Gears, Stock Rubicon Locker, Dynatrac Diff Cover

    Steering
    PSC Motorsports Hydro Assist Steering Kit
    Steer Smarts Tierod

    Drive Shafts
    J.E. Reel 1350 Front
    J.E. Reel 1350 Rear

    Suspension
    Evo 3" Enforcer w/Fox Performance 2.0 IPF shocks
    Evo Rockstar Skids
    Synergy Front Adjustable Upper Control Arms
    Synergy 3.5" Front Bumpstops (Custom Cut)
    Synergy .5" Front Spring Spacer
    Synergy 3" Rear Bumpstops

    Bumpers/Armor/Rcovery
    Evo 1/4 Pounder w/Stinger
    Warn Zeon 10S
    Evo Rear D-Ring Mounts and Fascia
    Crawler Concepts Body Mounted Rear Tire Carrier
    Evo Rock Sliders and Skins
    Evo Protek Skid System
    Crawler Concepts Steel Fenders and Front Inner Fenders

    Performance?
    Dynomax Quiet Crawler configured to dump before rear axle

    Accessories
    Trucklite Headlights
    SwitchPros Accessory Controller
    Rugged Ridge Hood Latches
    Bestop Trektop NX
    Superchips Flashpaq
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    Nothing but a Thing M_Savage's Avatar
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    looking good. i really like the color choice you have!
    sounds like you have a good start on what you want to do. looking forward to following the progress.

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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    Just got my order confirmation on the Wheels.... now the shipping anxiety begins!

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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    I have a stack of wheels in my living room

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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    Tires, procal, c gussets, and bumper end caps are ordered... Trying to find some stock fenders to cut so that I can stuff these meats under her, I want to save my painted ones.

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    Can't wait to see this build! Subbed

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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    Got 3/5 mounted this afternoon with the help of a friend. Damn these nittos are huge! Mad props to discount tire direct, ordered the tires Friday night after business hours, got a shipping notification Saturday, and the tires arived today!

    Ran into a hiccup, started threading in a bolt a little crooked and loosened a thread insert, stripped the outside of the insert with pliers trying to pull the bolt out, so I think I should order a pack of them for spares

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    Just waiting for my stuff from northridge which should arrive on Thursday!

    And I think I have found a deal for some used fenders that I can cut up and save my body matched ones.

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    Here are the inserts you need, looking great!
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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Savage View Post
    looking good. i really like the color choice you have!
    sounds like you have a good start on what you want to do. looking forward to following the progress.
    Thank you sir, I love commando green, I think it's heading my way so far

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    Can't wait to see this build! Subbed
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by olram30 View Post
    Here are the inserts you need, looking great!
    Thanks, I was about to start searching for them!

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    Nothing but a Thing Benito's Avatar
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    Got quite a bit done today. I'll post pics tomorrow! Got the wheels and tires on the jeep, did some mods to the body the fit the 37's. Picked up a set of painted black factory fenders, for free,99. Cut them and painted them flat black. Talk about LCG!,,,, with hardly any up travel :| .... But it sure does look nice,

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