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    2014 SJP Jeep Rubicon JK Build

    So took the plunge and picked up another hobby. I have always wanted one of these and after they came out with the well equipped 4 door models it was a no brainer for a guy with a family. Bought the unit in LHC at Anderson. Was able to negotiate a better price here than in OC. 2014 JK, Leather, 4.10, Heated Seats, 710 NAV Uconnect, full color match, White for the hot dessert.

    So before doing this I talked to a bunch of people with Jeeps but the thing that got me the most motivated was Cole Trickle's build thread. It was awesome - spot on, cool, etc. I recently had a good friend buy a fully modified new JK off the lot. It is really nice but this is really not my style. On the other hand I am not a shade tree mechanic to the level of CT. So my approach to this build was this - buy the unit loaded with what I wanted. Research the parts, look and feel, build / bolt on in my garage what I can, and sub out the rest (lift / suspension).

    So I got the Jeep and pretty much just drove it stock from LHC to my garage in HB. After having some nice trucks and performance cars -- I am not going to lie to you guys driving this on the 40 is just OK. When I lift it and put 35s it pretty much is going to kill the road-trip-ability.

    Got it home - all stock
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    It fits in the garage barely!!

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    Install SPOD switch modules

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    Strip off stock bumpers and rockers.

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    Getting ready for powder coat today and lift on Monday.

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    Welcome to the Huntington Beach all white jeep club!

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    Here's another one

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    I decided to put ARB compressor on board air and it fits nicely under the passenger seat with the help of Carolina Metal Masters trick billet bracket. I tied it into the spod switch 1 and we are off. While on the CMM site I could not pass up some really nice billet grab handles / go pro mounts. They also double as side mirror mounts when the doors are off. Work well.

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    Install Poisen Spyder crossmember brace and evap skid.

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    While I had the passenger seat out I took out the driver side and put in a locking drawer.

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    Nice.....you have some nice parts going on. Keep the build going

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    Quote Originally Posted by GET SOME View Post
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    Hopefully he does black methods so the three of you can start your own jeep club...haha

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    They are a fun toy to have. Just getting started as well, but got a deal last week, so it came with a lift and 35's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole Trickle View Post
    Nice.....you have some nice parts going on. Keep the build going
    Thank you - think the driving factor on getting this build done at this point is my lack of garage space.

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    Hopefully he does black methods so the three of you can start your own jeep club...haha
    Those look pretty slick but I am going with aluminum Raceline bead locks with white powder coat rings. They problably will get demo'd pretty quick but we will see...

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    They are a fun toy to have. Just getting started as well, but got a deal last week, so it came with a lift and 35's.
    Nice Jeep!

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    Nice build Sam.....like everything you do it's top shelf all the way

    Looking forward to seeing the new buggy tearing up the hills around Havasu
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