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    Nothing but a Thing desertrunner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by catahoula View Post
    Loving it brother!
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    Wow, this is really coming out nice! Good job
    Thanks guys it's really coming along. It's far from my last rubi on 37s but it feels so good to get this build started and get back out on the trails.

    Next step for me is get the rear fenders cut and install my warn power plant.
    I bought the winch used and it has some paint chipping off so I'm not entirely sure what I'm gonna do about that yet maybe just say F it and put it in and hope it doesn't rust or actually try to touch up the paint.

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    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.
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    Oh also forgot to mention I got the call from Motech and they have a rubi Transfer case for me so I'm gonna get that going and once that is in finally install all my Evo skid plates!!!

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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.
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    In regards to the 1/4 lb this was the bolt I failed to knotch the frame horn for

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    As of right now my plan is to just leave it the way it is and possibly by a longer bolt to go in that hole so I can actually thread the nut on. I'm really not feeling like pulling it off for a 3rd time to knotch that frame horn but maybe I should?? I guess if I'm gonna do that I better do it before I put the winch in haha.

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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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    Nice JK! I'm jealous of your Tacoma too. I have a 2012 Tacoma that I absolutely love. I wish I could afford one of the new 2016's but unfortunately that's not in the budget this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaJeep View Post
    Nice JK! I'm jealous of your Tacoma too. I have a 2012 Tacoma that I absolutely love. I wish I could afford one of the new 2016's but unfortunately that's not in the budget this year
    The 16 sure is nice. I'm a little worried about all the computer stuff in it though, I feel like it might not be quite like the old tacomas that will do 250k+ and just keep on trucking but we will see. But so far I love it just clicked over 10k miles

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    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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    Jeep is looking great man! Im looking at getting a 1/4 pounder soon. looks nice on there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertrunner View Post
    The 16 sure is nice. I'm a little worried about all the computer stuff in it though, I feel like it might not be quite like the old tacomas that will do 250k+ and just keep on trucking but we will see. But so far I love it just clicked over 10k miles

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    I was worried about that too. I opted for the 2.7 4cylinder in my 2012 because it's an old, proven design. I had a 1993 T100 with the 3.0 V6 and it was a tank. Drove the balls off it and it still ran great. We had a 1989 Toyota that the frame broke on it before the engine went out. They are proven trucks. I'm on a lot of the Toyota forums and constantly see the newer trucks hitting 300k+ so that's a good sign.
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    So I had some free time last night I decided to suck it up and just take the bumper off for the 3rd time and knotch the frame horn

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    Got the bumper put back on and finally 100% installed with all the supplied hardware. Only thing I haven't done is flip the rubi sway bar motor but I'm not worried about it, it can wait.

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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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    Only had a half day at work today as well so I got the rear fenders chopped. Hopefully this week I'll get around to painting the wheel well black like I did on my last one, the green sticks out a bit more than I would like haha.

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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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    Next up now that I got the bumper done is to get the my power plant installed. For anyone reading this that has the 1/4 lb power plant combo, I need to mount it in the left most holes and mount the Fairlead bracket on the passenger side right?


    Other than that MOTEC shipped out my rubi T case today should be here in a few days, not too sure when I'll get around to that but once I do then the EVO Protec skids will go in as well.

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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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