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2018 JK

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK Builds (2007-2017)' started by Blue Baby Sound, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Nov 24, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    Blue Baby Sound

    Blue Baby Sound [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    Here's our '18 JK Wookiee, we ordered him new and took delivery on October 20, 2017.

    Mods so far include Teraflex rock rails and front bumper along with a stuffed wookiee doll :D

    There's a few parts sitting in the garage waiting to be installed:
    Teraflex Alpine CT3 lift with Falcon 3.3 shocks
    Steersmarts Draglink, Tie Rod & Track Bar
    Poison Spyder fenders (steel)
    Teraflex CRD60 rear axle with 4.88 gears & ARB lockers
    Teraflex Tera44 front axle with 4.88 gears & ARB lockers
    Cooper STT Pro in 37x12.5x17
    US Wheel Rat Rod, custom powder coat in orange
    ApolloIntech electric POD

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  2. Nov 24, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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    Install them already! Great choices on accessories!
     
  3. Nov 24, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    Welcome! I like your strategy with the "entry level" jeep once fortified with all those TeraFlex goodies will be an awesome Rubi challenger. My plans don't include a D60 but maybe a D44 locker up front one day soon.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2017 at 9:26 AM
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    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    LOL, thanks! We're doing a workshop series for the Jeep club we're in so the newer members can see/touch/install stuff. Plus get a feel for what's going on under their Jeep. We're waiting on a couple more parts then we'll start building (probably 2 weeks) :drunk:

    Thanks! Our thoughts exactly. We've built a Rubi and a Willys before, so this time we figured why spend the $ for a Rubi when most of it will be taken off. The 60 in back was really just more of a splurge :) Probably overkill since we'll never go bigger than a 37" on this one. :cheers:
     
  5. Nov 26, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    My wife got to see her wheels & tires for the first time last night. Held them up to the nearly bald Toyo MTs on my Jeep for comparison.

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  6. Nov 26, 2017 at 7:49 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    I like that color! How do you like the Falcon Shocks?
     
  7. Nov 26, 2017 at 8:14 AM
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    All the world's indeed a stage And we are merely players Performers and portrayers Each another's audience Outside the gilded cage
    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    Night/day difference to the FOX 2.0 that were on there before. I like being able to switch them for different types of wheeling or for DD duty.

    I did a little write up for C4X4 when they were new: http://www.c4x4.com/Articles/Mar2017/Teraflex/Shocks.html
     
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  8. Nov 26, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Nice! I'm running OME and have been really happy with them off road, but might consider these when the time to replace comes.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    Read your post in c4x4. Want me a set front and rear. Maybe over kill for me. Don't have the off-road excursions you guys have. But I do like to have the latest updates. Even if I can't afford them. Lolll.
     
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  10. Nov 28, 2017 at 6:23 AM
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    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    That was the first time i'd really splurged on a mod, really glad I did. The wife's new lift came with the Falcon adjustable SS, I stole it a couple of weeks ago and really like it too. Thought about telling her I'm keeping it, but I want hydro :D
     
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  11. Nov 28, 2017 at 9:56 AM
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    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    The build event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th & Saturday, December 9th in Broken Arrow, OK.
    If you're local (or not) and want to attend shoot me a PM.

    Here's a list of parts we'll be installing/reviewing those days:
    Teraflex Alpine CT3 lift w/ 3.3 adjustable Falcon Shocks
    Teraflex Rear CRD60 Axle Semi Float 4.88 ARB
    Teraflex Front Tera44 Axle 4.88 w/ R&P & ARB
    Teraflex Falcon Nexus EF 2.2 Adjustable Stabilizer
    Teraflex Big Rotor kit Front
    Teraflex Big Rotor kit Rear
    STEER SMARTS YETI XD JK BOTTOM MOUNT DRAGLINK
    STEER SMARTS YETI XD JK TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
    STEER SMARTS YETI XD JK ADJUSTABLE TRACK BAR
    US Wheel Rat Rod - Raw (Series 69) 17x9 5x5 5”BS (powder coated ORANGE by Stephen Hampton) with
    Cooper STT Pro 37x12.5x17
    Adam's driveshafts (front/rear)
     
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  12. Nov 28, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    Wish I could man. Reading a build here and seeing one in person. Awesome. Sounds like fun for you. Loll.
     
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  13. Dec 6, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    Packing up and heading to my Buddy's shop for the first install workshop/wrenching party. Woo hoo!!

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  14. Dec 6, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    Look forward to the end result pics.:)
     
  15. Dec 7, 2017 at 8:25 AM
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    All the world's indeed a stage And we are merely players Performers and portrayers Each another's audience Outside the gilded cage
    Our Jeeps have some stuff, see sig for build threads :)
    Here's a few pics from the build last night.

    We tore down the front axle and removed it, tore down the rear and removed it. Built the rear Teraflex CRD60 and installed, built the front Tera44 but haven't installed it. So we'll continue on Friday and Saturday, order drive shafts on Monday and wrap it up next Wednesday (hopefully) :) Line-x called and said the Poison Spyder fenders are ready so I'll pick them up later today.


    Pre-tear down meeting:

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    The wife was the first one to jump in and start tearing down. She decided she likes the impact driver and said she'll roate her own tires now. We'll see :D

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    Pulling the front axle out:

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    Cutting the bump stop tubes and installing the Teraflex speedbumps:

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    Not sure what SoDakSooner is doing here, but he's got the pose down! LOL

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    Pulling the rear axle shafts and installing the brakes:

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    Our buddy Blain sustained a wound from some screws, but like a true Jeeper he pushed thru the pain:

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    Photobomb from Chris

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    Getting the rear CRD60 put into place

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    Almost there! Good shot of the Alpine arms

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    And dreaming we were done and the wheels/tires were on

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  16. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:01 PM
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    Picked up the fenders today, I'm pleased with how they turned out.

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  17. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    JKBob we are missing some serious fun+wrenching action :( in Broken Arrow.......just checked my GPS we can catch the next build event......JKBob?.....Hey wake up!

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  18. Dec 7, 2017 at 3:50 PM
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    You make the trip, I'll buy the beer!! :D
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    Hey aggrex. I checked it out with my new LG G6 cell. Yeah.....we coulda made it in time if we left like Tuesday morning. L oll. Damn. I can't believe I/ we missed this one. :annoyed:. And free beer too. :mad:.

     
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  20. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    Looks like a mess of fun. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
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