2020 White Rubicon Build

Jamesrich82

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It’s been a long process. Started back in January and will hopefully becoming to and end soon. I started the build with some Graphics and Clear wrap, but that was The only minor cosmetic thing I’ve done. The build consists of:

2020 White Rubicon Gladiator

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Fusion 4x4 Dana 60’s, 5.38’s, Eaton Elockers with their 2.5 ton steering Thanks @TTEChris for some guidance and always quickly answering my questions

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Cooper STT Pro 40x13.5x17 on Graphic coated Trail Ready Beadlocks

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EVO Mfg 4.5” Enforcer Overland Plus with 2.5 King shocks

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Poison Spyder Brusier with recessed Warn 12k Platinum Zeon

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Motobilt Rear Crusher bumper (being delivered today 4/17)

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American Adventure Labs Front Inner Fenders

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Artec Rear Inner Fenders

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Motobilt skid plate system (only halfway installed, waiting on drive shafts to make the install easier)

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There’s a ton of small things I’ve done like the Synergy Track bar brace/steering box brace, Bed rug, Roll bar handles, CCM mirrors, Bulletproof GoPro and Cell phone mount, Tazer and on and on
 

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Damn man it feels weird to me seeing the whole truck just there with no axles wish my garage was big enough so i could do that since i am saving up to modify my truck and that includes to rent a shop space in my mechanics shop were he has a lift
 
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A little preview of the motobilt rear bumper after powder coating. Once I can drive the Jeep out of the garage I’ll get the installed picture

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Damn, absoolutely incredible build. Cant wait to see finished product.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Strong build... is that first pick taken at renown’s parking garage?
 

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What made you decide against coil overs? Also what width did you get on the axles?
 

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Dang Gina, definitely watching this one.
 
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Strong build... is that first pick taken at renown’s parking garage?
It is, taken back when we could park in the garage. I work in the Cardiac ICU there
 
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What made you decide against coil overs? Also what width did you get on the axles?

Havent decided against it just yet. I plan to run this suspension for a while and if I want to upgrade down the road, it will be to coilovers, but I've been quite happy with the performance. I've had to swap out a few parts since the original build. The front track bar failed on the first run and the coils had a pretty crazy bow to them. Swapped both to Synergy parts.

The axles are 72" wide. If I went any narrower, the tires would have gotten into the inner fenders quite a bit
 
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Sorry I havent updated this in a while. I've made a few changes to the build as I've used it. Had the EVo front track bar fail on the first run out, which I've since swapped out to a synergy track bar. I liked the height of the front end, but the coils from evo bowed pretty bad and were hitting the frame on both side so I've swapped them to the 4" spring from Synergy.

I've upgraded to the PSC Big bore hydro-assist. It by far was one of the best upgrades. I will probably end up running a 3/4" front coil spacer to give the ram lines a bit more clearance as I lost a bit of height when I swapped springs.


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Second run was a tough one just outside of Reno and ended up getting a bit of body damage to the passenger side B pillar. Had it repaired then I worked with Dan at motobilt to build a set of rock skins to prevent any future damage. I didnt want a body mounted slider and they didnt offer any skins at the time. After talking with Dan for a bit, he was able to get a set made up for me. They are now available on their site. One thing I really liked about their design, is it comes up the body higher than nearly everything else on the market. Plus the price was quite reasonable.

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I plastidipped the body seam below the rocker guard to not look so weird with the black rock skins

I have a set of rock sliders on order from Shrockworks that should be shipping any day now.

My JT and my kids JLU on the top of peavine at the burn scar form the Poeville fire.

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