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    12' Gecko Build

    well about a year ago i made the decision to sell my 08 JKU rubi to get myself a solid DD. Ended up purchasing a 16' Toyota Tacoma and it is fantastic i love it and it makes for a great DD. But of course its no JK. I knew after selling my 08 Rubi i was going to be getting another JK sometime soon only this time to be completely a toy. That being said i searched for about 4 months to find a Gecko Green 2 dr and now i am the proud new owner of a 12' Gecko Sport 2 dr 6 speed. Unfortunately i dont have the cash on hand to throw together a big build right off the bat like my last one but cant wait to see how it evolves.

    my old 08 JKUR

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    New to me 12' Gecko sport

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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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    Got new Cooper Stt Pro 295/70/17 mounted today on a set of ATX 17x9s

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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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    As of right now sitting in my garage i have a full suspension off of a 16' rubi 4 dr hopefully i will get that put on right after thanksgiving to give it a little bit of lift from the 4dr springs and then chop the stock fenders, should look nice with the light 2 dr on 33s

    right now on my radar i have a local guy (same guy i bought the rims from) who is selling his Rubi transfer case that i am hoping we can agree on a price soon.
    As well as i found a warn power plant on craigslist a few hours away that im hoping i can snag as well.

    Looking at getting a set of JKS quick discos
    Crawler conceptz Ultra series front stubby stinger (or Evo 1/4 lb not sure yet the recess winch would be nice for the power plant)
    Evo rock skins
    Evo protek Skids
    Undecided on sliders but at the moment i am planning on picking up a cheap set of rubi rails (they did well for me on my last rig)

    All that is going to wipe out the rest of my cash for now and i dont think i can swing all of those especially if i cant talk the Rubi t case down in price at all

    Eventually the ultimate goal is going to be the Dynatrac 44/60 axle set Evo bolt on coilovers and 37s BUT i have a bit of saving to do before that happens so for now going to play with what i got

    Feels good to have a JK again
    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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    So I finally got around to installing the set of 4dr rubi Springs and shocks on my gecko. I also took a set of stock rear links to put up front to level out the sway bar for now. Unfortunately I forgot to measure before and after so not 100% sure how much lift I got my by my best judgement I got about 1.5-2" out of it.

    Before
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    After
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    Rear sway bar links up front
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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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    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOPLESS View Post
    Looks good!
    Thanks!!

    Next up I have on the way from trail jeeps is evo proteck skids, evo under door armor, and a quarter pounder stinger. And sitting in my garage still is a set of Rubicon rails. And next weekend I should be picking up a warn PowerPlant.

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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! Post pics as you go!

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    Can't wait to see it as you go! My wife wants a Gecko for her Jeep as well.


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    I also went to ace and picked up some rubber pipe adapters to help isolate the 33 on the stock carrier

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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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    Picture of a buddy and I working in the auto hobby shop on base putting in the suspension and now with the Rubicon rails put on

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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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