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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  Ryan McKee on 3/26/2013, 8:19 pm

janesy wrote:Kinda surprised I passed state inspection today! Not complaining

Where did you take it? I'm still rocking my rejection sticker from last October...

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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  janesy on 3/27/2013, 7:46 am

Century Tire, Peabody.

Talked to the guy afterwards and he was kinda explaining how its kinda hard to judge the lift height on 4x4's. And my tires were prob a bit far out but not enough that he felt he needed to fail me.

Everything else checked out, but I think I know a couple nit picky things that could have failed me.

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Post  janesy on 3/27/2013, 6:45 pm

Installed the AntiRock today! Haven't taken it for a spin yet tho, but going to start on the 2nd to last hole.

Sleeves and bar in


Arms on


Setting up the links


Done
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Post  saxmanclay on 4/13/2013, 1:41 pm

janesy wrote:Installed the AntiRock today! Haven't taken it for a spin yet tho, but going to start on the 2nd to last hole.

Sleeves and bar in


Arms on


Setting up the links


Done

You're gonna love it. Solely for the fact that you'll never have to crawl under your Jeep to disconnect ever again.
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Post  Mark on 4/13/2013, 1:52 pm

It will drive a bit more forgiving and have more body roll on street but you will love it.
I have mine on the next to last hole also and IT has been great in the trail.

Just the fact that you never have to get under and disconnect it ever again is a great feeling.
No more getting all muddy trying to connect it back up.
You can tell the difference in traction in certain conditions where it would have otherwise had less.
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Post  janesy on 4/13/2013, 6:37 pm

Yea, so far it has been nice. Only been offroad just for a short bit and noticed it was working well. Before I put it on I rode around without a swaybar up front for a month, so the body roll to me is not bad with this bar at all. Def will be awesome to never have to disco and hook them back up after a ride!
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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  janesy on 4/26/2013, 5:51 pm

Shot of the Savvy UA all bolted up!



Sold the Ballistic diff covers (too big) and got a Barnett for the front and some Lube Lockers so I don't have to deal with RTV.







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Post  Mark on 4/26/2013, 6:06 pm

Now comes the fun part, scratching and scraping it all up cheers
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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  Ryan McKee on 4/26/2013, 8:48 pm

Are those diff covers the ones Blaine was talking about, and got for his wife's rig? They look familiar.

Looks good Nick. Now go beat the hell out of it!

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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  janesy on 4/27/2013, 8:45 am

Ryan M wrote:Are those diff covers the ones Blaine was talking about, and got for his wife's rig? They look familiar.

Looks good Nick. Now go beat the hell out of it!

Yea, its one of those. Stock cover onm top, so no clearance issues but beef on the bottom!

And thats the plan!
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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  janesy on 4/7/2014, 2:44 pm

Been a while since I've updated this. But mostly been just wheeling the rig, a lot, although some upgrades here and there as I need them/scratch the cash together.

Some wheelin' pics throughout the year:













In June, I sold my full doors, and picked up the rest of the MC arms, good timing since I badly bent a front lower.







July, Got some Rigid dually's as a bday present, since I was doing lots of night wheelin' and these suckers are bright!



August went up to Maine, did some of this:


Then this:


And this!


Oct, Picked these up from Clay, but still haven't gotten around to install...



Also got these that still need to be installed, just got to rip out the axles and get them over to my buddy and he'll slap it all together..







In Feb, Finally got around to installing the Poly Performance cage I picked up in Sept. but only tacked it in as my welding skillz aren't to par.



Swapped out the old beat up and rusted out windshield frame for another in mint condition. Plan to make some quick disconnects, so I can remove it for trips that I'll be running the hard trails, where damage is likely.



Finally, yesterday I got my buddy to weld it all up for me.



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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  CrawlingForward on 4/7/2014, 2:49 pm

Lookin' good!

Would love to see a write-up on the disconnects.  I put my windshield down all the time, but I'm always afraid to do so with heavy wheeling, thinking the glass is more likely to break while flat.


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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  janesy on 4/7/2014, 3:04 pm

I agree, I wouldn't want to wheel hard with it folded down myself. Definitely need to come up with something and I don't think it should be too difficult
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Re: Janesy's 03' Rubicon Build

Post  janesy on 5/2/2014, 7:59 pm

Ripped the rear axle out to get better access to fixing the locker airline fitting on the axle. Decided now was the time to regear...



While thats over at my buddies, I painted the cage.



Found someone that wanted to trade some Corbeau SS's for some stock TJ seat.





And then did the locker bypass so I can lock the lockers in 2wd/4Hi/4Lo and lock either or, as opposed to having to lock the rear first then the front.



Once my buddy finishes up with the rear axle, I'll pull the front and drag that over to him to finish it all up.
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