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    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
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    Time for my JK to Evolve - Highoctane Anvil '15 Rubicon Unlimited build

    After buying my 2nd JK back in December and driving it stock for about 3k miles, it's time to finally start making it bigger and better. This is where I will document everything I do to the new Jeep. Many parts have already showed up, and still waiting on a bunch.

    Still haven't 100% decided on a shop to do the build. I had planned on doing this myself but have decided instead to just have a pro do it, since my time at home from work would be better spent with my family than spending 80 hours working on the Jeep. I was looking at Cutting Edge 4x4 in Phoenix, but after getting a great quote I'll likely be dropping it off at Offroad Evolution to have the pros on this suspension install everything at their shop in Fullerton, CA. Either way, will be dropping the JK off when I get the time so you'll have to wait a few months to a year for the end results.

    Build list

    Suspension & Steering

    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown front suspension
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown rear suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg High Clearance longarms
    Evo Mfg ProRock60 high steer kit w/PSC hydro assist, and Dynatrac PR60 4140 high steer arms
    King 2.0 Air Bumps for the rear suspension with Evo Mfg mounts.

    Drivetrain

    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle - ARB locker, 5.38 gears, extreme duty 3.75" x 5/16" axle tube upgrade, 14.5" extreme duty brakes, Dynatrac ProSteer ball joints, and Dynaloc stub hubs.
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle - ARB locker, 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1410 rear driveshaft
    JE Reel 1350 front driveshaft

    Body/Armor

    Evo Mfg rocker armor
    Evo Mfg corner armor
    Evo Mfg tire carrier
    Evo Mfg 1/4 pounder front bumper
    Warn Powerplant
    Evo Protek skid plates
    Evo Mfg rear d-ring mounts and fascia
    Rockhard sport cage

    Wheels/Tires

    17" x 9" ATX Slab beadlocks
    40 x 13.50 x 17 Nitto Mud Grapplers

    Plus quite a few other misc. things like cb, exhaust, soft top, maybe some Mastercraft Baja RS seats, harness bar, headlights, etc.


    As it currently sits





    Parts already here - Evo long arms, front King 2.0 coilovers, and King 2.5" triple bypass shocks. Mopar axles got delivered while I was at work in Afghanistan, and are in the storage unit. Need to open up the crates and check them out. Evo Lever, rear coilovers, rear bypass shocks, and air bumps will be here soon, hopefully next week.





    Last edited by highoctane; 02-12-2016 at 12:19 AM.
    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




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    Knows a Thing or Two Warebear's Avatar
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    That's gonna be a sick ride! Can't wait to see the end product.

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    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warebear View Post
    That's gonna be a sick ride! Can't wait to see the end product.
    Thanks! Me too. It's killing me knowing I won't even be able to drop it off at a shop until December at the earliest.
    Last edited by highoctane; 12-05-2015 at 07:03 PM.
    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




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    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
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    Got the backup camera working on the 430N RHB oem radio in my JK today. I followed a write-up I found on here, http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2...ghlight=camera. I used all the parts listed in that write-up, except the camera bracket, which I bought on Amazon. Cost me right at about $115 for everything.








    Spliced the power wire for the camera into the passenger side back-up light wire with a soldering iron and rewrapped the wires for a clean install. Routed through the plug just behind the roll bar in the very aft R/H side of the Jeep.
















    Then ran the wires along the harness that goes to the tailgate. My OCD will probably have me reroute those wires to be inside the sleeve so that it looks a bit better.







    Took the Jeep to my local dealer today to have the vehicle configuration updated to include the back-up camera sales code with StarScan. No charge which was surprising. Here is the finished product. I had to slightly bend the camera bracket to get the fwd edge of the red lines to be a good location of about 8" from obstacles.



    Last edited by highoctane; 12-05-2015 at 07:19 PM.
    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




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    Knows a Thing or Two SaddleTramp's Avatar
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    Awesome, congratulations, the wait is well worth it!

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    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
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    Busy day today. Got a few more misc things installed today.

    TruckLite LED headlights. Previously had these installed for a day or so, but had to remove them when the dealer did a TCM tsb on my Jeep, because it was throwing a code for headlight voltage. Now time to leave them in. Love these lights!








    Hot Head hardtop headliner. Very high quality and top notch product!








    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




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    Caught the Bug madflyer72's Avatar
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    Is the hardtop headliner worth it?

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    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by madflyer72 View Post
    Is the hardtop headliner worth it?
    Here in the summer AZ heat I can feel a difference. No longer feel heat radiating a few inches above my head after parking outside in the sun. Plus it seems like it quieted the interior down a bit.



    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Awesome!! Glad to see you finally starting on this project and I can't wait to see what your Jeeps looks like when it's all built up

    Thanks! I cannot WAIT until I get this suspension on and the major part of the build done.
    Last edited by highoctane; 12-05-2015 at 07:02 PM.
    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




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    Nothing but a Thing highoctane's Avatar
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    Well I come home from work again for a month off in 3 days. So you know what that means - MOAR JEEP PARTS! Even my 6 month old son is excited to see boxes with Evo tape! I'm still in Iraq right now but was able to get my wife send me a shot off all the boxes that have been piling up in the garage over the last 90 days.





    My last major order back in August had the Evo Mfg High Clearance Long Arm kit and the Evo Mfg Double Throwdown front suspension with coilovers and triple bypass shocks. Well this pile has the Evo Mfg Evo Lever rear suspension with Double Throwdown coilovers and bypass shocks, Evo Rock Stops with King 2.0 Air Bumps, PSC Extreme Duty hydraulic steering assist kit with new steering box, Evo ProTek oil pan and auto trans skid, and somewhere in there is a Painless Performance Trail Rocker kit.

    Now I just need cage,armor, bumper, winch, wheels, and tires. I might order the wheels/tires or bumper/armor from Evo this month. I had thought I 100% had the UD60 axles sold to buy PR XD60s but the local buyer fell through and dropped all contact, so the axles are still sitting in my storage shed. I might just go ahead and use them for now and upgrade to bigger and better if they give me issues.
    Last edited by highoctane; 12-05-2015 at 07:44 PM.
    2015 Anvil Rubicon Unlimited
    Evo Mfg Double Throwdown suspension w/Evo Lever
    Evo Mfg high clearance long arms
    Evo Mfg PR60 high steer w/PSC hydraulic assist
    Dynatrac ProRock XD60 front axle
    Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle
    ARB lockers & 5.38 gears
    JE Reel 1350 front/1410 rear driveshafts
    Evo Mfg rocker/corner armor/bumper
    17" ATX Slabs & 40" Nitto Mud Grapplers


    Proud to be one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children 2001 - 2010. Semper Fi




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