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    So an update on what I have been up to. Started to tear down some stuff while waiting on my trail jeeps order that should be in tomorrow!

    Front bumper and sport sway bar pulled out. Picked up a rubi sway bar with a set of RK swaybar links on it from a guy on Craigslist. Evo Manual no limits should be coming in tomorrow with my order.
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    Got the vacuum pump pulled off, the old bracket cut off and painted in prep for an Evo relocation bracket.
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    Taped off the stock fenders for where I'm going to cut them and got one cut tonight. This is now my 3rd stock fender chop and so far I'm liking this one the best!
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    My trail jeeps order should be in tomorrow so I'll be mounting up a 1/4 pounder stinger with the warn power plant I picked up. All 3 Evo Protec skids, and I bought the under door armor as well but I'm going to hold off on that for a while until I get a good nutcert tool and find a buddy to help. I dicked up my last set on my old 4dr and it looked like shit so I want to read up and get it right this time.

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    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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    Lookin good.
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    Build looking good! How easy was the sway bar install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Build looking good! How easy was the sway bar install?
    I haven't installed the new one yet. The vacuum pump relocation bracket attaches to the swaybar bolts on the driver side so I figured no point in installing the rubi one yet when I'm just going to have to take it right back off. But it's just sway bar links and the 4 bolts holding the bar on its super easy. I'm going to mess with the manual no limits with the sway bar off too in case I need to cut the spring at all and I'm not messing with trying to wire up anything.

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    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Lookin good.
    Thanks! It is definitely nice this time around not having my jk as a DD. I can just cut stuff and leave something half finished and not have to bum a ride to work haha. Looking forward to getting it back together though so I can finally wheel it

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    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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    Had pretty much all day off today so I got some more work done.

    Finished up the fender chop and trimmed the factory liners and fit them back in I'm not a huge fan of the door trim on the fenders so I took an 80 grit sanding block to hit the edges after the chop, turned out clean IMO

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    Evo vacuum pump relocation bracket in

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    Finally got my trail jeeps order merry Christmas to my jeep haha

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    And last but not least for the night I got the rubi sway bar installed and the manual no limits installed. It's pretty sweet way better than pulling pins on quick discos.

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    Next up is to get working on the 1/4 pounder get the winch mounted and the skid plates in.

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    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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    Still working on getting the 1/4 pounder mounted up. Go the test fit in drilled all the necessary holes now have to pull it all back off to paint what I cut and drilled.

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    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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    Loving it brother!
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    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do...
    Explore. Dream. Discover."

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    OK so a little update on my jk. I finally got the front all buttoned up for now I got the 1/4 lb 90% installed and I ended up just putting the stock rear sway bar links in the front as I am pretty sure I am missing the bottom spacer that is supposed to go on the axle side of the RK links the guy gave me with the rubi sway bar.

    So with the 1/4 lb stinger I got the holes drilled and painted up and as I got it mostly installed I finally realised which one of the top bolts I was supposed to knotch the frame horn for. Of course those were the last bolts I went to tighten so without taking it off for the 3rd time I said F it I'm just going to run it without the front top stinger bolts in haha.

    Felt good to get it out of the garage and on the road again.

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    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using WAYALIFE mobile app
    12' 2dr Gecko Sport 6 speed
    PR44, ARBs, 4.88s, 35 spline rear, Adams 1350 Front & Rear, Rubi T-case, Rubi sway bar + Evo no limits, Evo armor & skids, 37/13.50" Cooper STT Pro, Evo 2" plush / OME med duty springs

    ***SOLD*** 08' JKU Rubicon 6-speed Stone White, 3.5" RK lift, 37" KM2s and lots more.
    ***CURRENT DD*** 16' F150

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