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    TankJK: My Billet Rubi Build

    Well in Mid-March I made the decision to trade in my built up Rescue Green 07 2-dr JK "Creeper" for a '13 Unlimited Rubicon. Although it would seem the decision would be easy, it was actually a relatively tough decision for me as a lot of blood, sweat, money, time and lots of skinned knuckles and curse words went into building my 2-door. Nonetheless with an awesome and supportive wife I found my Rubi and made the purchase.

    My '13 JKUR in Billet Silver came with the following options, some were my pre-requisites others were just options that were on this specific rig that I have to live with .

    Auto trans
    4.10 gear ratio
    Max-tow package
    Uconnect 430N Navigation w/ connectivity group
    A/C with Auto Temp Control
    Hardtop
    Remote Start

    This is what my rig looked like with some poser flex the day I got it.

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    It didn't last more than two weeks without getting it dirty. Berdoo Canyon trip with some Wayalifers:

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    Four weeks old and I was itching for a fender chop so... needless to say, still new Jeep smell, but looking a lot less new:

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    Then after selling my (5) new Rubi wheels and tires I installed my Mickey Thompson Side Biters with 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers:

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    Installing the 35's with flatties and NO-LIFT caused some rubbing, particularly the rear of the Rubi-rail. So I chopped the rail down about 1 3/4" - 2" and tested it out to confirm it was perfect.

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    So here is how my rig currently sits:

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    My next step will be ordering the EVO Enforcer lift (3") which I will be pairing with the Rancho RS9000XL adjustable shocks, which i'm told work perfectly with the EVO Plush-Ride coils. Plus it helps I got a smoking deal on these shocks.

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    So far plans for my build will include the following:

    Front bumper:
    EVO 1/4 Pounder with Stinger OR the LOD Shorty with Stinger

    Winch:
    Warn Powerplant 9500

    Rear bumper:

    LOD Shorty bumper with linked tire carrier.

    Armor:

    EVO Rocker Skins
    EVO Sliders with a downward angle
    EVO Pro-tek skids
    Dynatrac front and rear diff covers
    Rock-Hard cage
    EVO C2 Gussets

    That is the short list obviously. I currently have some mods waiting to be installed like the gussets, CB and such. Thanks for looking.
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    Looks good. Your gonna love the lift
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxC View Post
    Looks good. Your gonna love the lift
    Thanks. I hear nothing but great things about the enforcer. Btw I should mention that after my last rig I vowed not to go cheap-o on parts and accessories as I learned that it quite often results in buying twice (as McPuck would say).

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    Dont forget to add the PR44 you will be ordering soon! That will be a great upgrade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paychex.308 View Post
    Dont forget to add the PR44 you will be ordering soon! That will be a great upgrade!
    Oh did I remember to forget to include that? Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10frank9 View Post
    Thanks. I hear nothing but great things about the enforcer. Btw I should mention that after my last rig I vowed not to go cheap-o on parts and accessories as I learned that it quite often results in buying twice (as McPuck would say).
    It sucks. You should have gone with coil-overs. With traditional springs and shocks you are likely to get stuck on the curb at your house.

    Build looks great! I can't wait to see it elvove.

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    Great looking Jeep, Love that color!
    Lifted, Locked, 37's, and a lot of etc.

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    Looking good so far, will be following a long!

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    My Billet Rubi Build

    Quote Originally Posted by MTG View Post
    It sucks. You should have gone with coil-overs. With traditional springs and shocks you are likely to get stuck on the curb at your house.

    Build looks great! I can't wait to see it elvove.
    Haha oh great! Why didn't you tell me earlier????

    Thanks for the compliments gentlemen.

    Edit: My hope is that this thread far surpasses MTG's Knuckles build thread in randomness and back to back derailments.
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    My Billet Rubi Build

    Quote Originally Posted by MTG View Post
    Build looks great! I can't wait to see it elvove.
    I see what you did there.

    Even though you spelled it wrong.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES

    2012 Dozer JK
    -Dynatrac PR44/Rubicon Rear
    -Nitto 37” Trail Grapplers
    -Rock Krawler 2.5” Lift
    -ATX Slabs
    -Warn VR8
    -EVO Armor/Bumpers

    2012 Billet Silver JKUR
    -EVO DTD front and rear
    -Dynatrac PR60/PR80
    -EVO High Clearance Long Arm
    -Nitto 40” Trail grapplers
    -KMC Machetes
    -JE Reel 1410/1350 Driveshafts
    -Warn CTI 9.5
    -EVO Armor/Bumpers

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