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Finally pulled the trigger on a 2017 Rubicon Hard Rock!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheAustinNY, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Jun 7, 2017 at 6:40 AM
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    TheAustinNY

    TheAustinNY [OP] New Member

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    We live two miles from the beach on the eastern end of Long Island NY, and after 15 years of saying "We're going to get a beach truck this year..." we FINALLY got our girl: a 2017 Rubicon Hard Rock. Can't wait to take her to the beach!




     
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  2. Jun 7, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    Bob

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    Great looking Rubicon! Welcome to the site
     
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  3. Jun 7, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome!!
     
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  4. Jun 7, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    Very Nice!
     
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  5. Jun 7, 2017 at 6:59 PM
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    Sweet Jeep. That's really nice. But I hate to be the one to say this.........its not a truck dude. Lol.:)
     
  6. Jun 8, 2017 at 7:41 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    I bet it gets the AEV Brute truck conversion next.
     
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  7. Jun 8, 2017 at 8:58 AM
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    Rc Jeep

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    That would be the dream!
     
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  8. Jun 12, 2017 at 5:35 AM
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    TheAustinNY

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    I use the term loosely...We've been saying "beach truck" for years, before we even knew what we were getting.
     
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  9. Jun 12, 2017 at 5:36 AM
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    TheAustinNY

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    LOL I don't think we're going to take it THAT far... ;)
     
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  10. Jun 12, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    Wazzz just bustin on ya dude. Nice ride. Have fun with it. Any upgrades planned for it?
     
  11. Jun 15, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    Kingbadass123

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    Btw what does the new rubicon come stock with ive herd that the dont come with as many upgrades as the old rubicon's did
     
  12. Jun 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    goinginjeep

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    Purdy, now start modding!
     
  13. Jun 23, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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    TheAustinNY

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    Nothing too crazy...My biggest (most challenging) mod is going to be figuring out how to mount my Yakima SUPPUP board rack onto the roll cage...I have the front pretty much figured out, but I'm probably going to need a custom bracket for the back one. Other than that...I would love to get half doors, but I'll probably do that for next summer.
    I got the Hard Rock edition because I really loved the way it looked as is...I was initially going to get a Sport or a Smokey Mountain and upgrade wheels, bumpers, etc...But when I saw the Hard Rock, it just felt perfect for me. I LOVE the bumpers on it, and once I fell in love with those, it was hard to look at anything else ;)
     
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  14. Jun 23, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    I agree. The bumpers are really nice. I beleive 10th anniversary Rubis, or some thing along those lines, came with them. I love the tires and wheels too. Gotta put in a lift. 2" would set it apart from others. 1/2 doors would look cool too.

    Keep us posted. Take pics along the way. Good luck with it Dude. And again....have fun with it.
     
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