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Old 11-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #101
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Spend the extra coin and get a tuner. I only picked up a ProCal because there weren't any tuners available for the '11 due to the reconfig'd security coding in the ECM. There are a couple now, but I've got other priorities.
Hmm, I will have to look into that.

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How excelent, looks to be some really nice stuff. I hope you will be doing a step by step on these mods? Don't know why but I enjoy reading step by step builds.
We are going to shoot some photos of the lift kit install, as well as write an article covering the install highlights, and what to watch for. We will post up here when we are done.
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Yup.....I remember that sight. Word of advice...even though I haven't done it myself....but get that rear track bar bracket burned onto the axle housing.
The welding of the rear TB bracket is part of the instructions, and yet we still don't or forget to do it!! I'm guilty as well, and mine bent. Had to cut off all the old OEM bracketry and weld on the RK bracket with some custom gussets. The taller TB bracket acts as a lever and will eventually bend the stock bracket it bolts to if you don't weld it to the axle tube.

Nice jk build Bender!
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:24 PM   #103
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The welding of the rear TB bracket is part of the instructions, and yet we still don't or forget to do it!! I'm guilty as well, and mine bent. Had to cut off all the old OEM bracketry and weld on the RK bracket with some custom gussets. The taller TB bracket acts as a lever and will eventually bend the stock bracket it bolts to if you don't weld it to the axle tube.

Nice jk build Bender!
Thanks!

Yup, I sheared the rear track bar bracket off the axle of my old TJ because of the added leverage. We will definitely be welding this one into place.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:29 AM   #104
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Finally took another step towards getting the lift and tires installed, black Raceline Monster 893 wheels! I can't wait to get them installed with the Pit Bull Rocker Radials! Just need to sort out a tuner/programmer now!
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Them's be purdy.
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very nice...
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:43 PM   #107
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Should look great, brother! Remind me.....what lift are you going with again?

I'm about to pull the trigger on some parts for my 2011 JKUR. TMD Cowl Induction Hood, TrekTop NX (replacing the current one I have now), Poison Spyder Crusher Corners and Crusher steel flares. Thanks hail storm! Only part I have any concerns about is the hood. First because it's a poly hood, vs. the steel AEV one I'm running now, and 2nd because the last paint work that was done on my JK...the entire passenger side and hood....was basically crap. The hood and cowling below the windshield have peeling clear coat and there's one spot that the color is actually cracked. Not to mention the idiots cleared over a sticker on my DF fender when they were blending to match. Guess what happened when I took the sticker off.......

Sorry.....pulled this thread off track a little......now returning you to your regularly scheduled program.....
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Just read the whole thread. Awesome build Rock Krawler is a local company for me. Actually they are 30 mins from my house and im going to apply for a job tomorrow with them. Good choice on all parts! Cant wait to see them all put together and on the Jeep.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:39 PM   #109
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very nice...
Thanks guys!

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Should look great, brother! Remind me.....what lift are you going with again?

I'm about to pull the trigger on some parts for my 2011 JKUR. TMD Cowl Induction Hood, TrekTop NX (replacing the current one I have now), Poison Spyder Crusher Corners and Crusher steel flares. Thanks hail storm! Only part I have any concerns about is the hood. First because it's a poly hood, vs. the steel AEV one I'm running now, and 2nd because the last paint work that was done on my JK...the entire passenger side and hood....was basically crap. The hood and cowling below the windshield have peeling clear coat and there's one spot that the color is actually cracked. Not to mention the idiots cleared over a sticker on my DF fender when they were blending to match. Guess what happened when I took the sticker off.......

Sorry.....pulled this thread off track a little......now returning you to your regularly scheduled program.....
Bummer on the paint! Sorry to hear it!

I have the Rock Krawler 2.5 Max Travel lift kit with RK shocks.

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Just read the whole thread. Awesome build Rock Krawler is a local company for me. Actually they are 30 mins from my house and im going to apply for a job tomorrow with them. Good choice on all parts! Cant wait to see them all put together and on the Jeep.
Thanks! The quality of the lift from RK is very impressive. I can't wait to get everything installed! Good luck on the interview!
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:15 PM   #110
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RK makes great stuff! Running the 2.5 Stock Mod myself with Bilsteins. No complaints. So far haven't really needed adjustable arms either.
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Holy crap you do move slow. I would have said screw it and sold everything off by now. Haha
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:47 AM   #112
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RK makes great stuff! Running the 2.5 Stock Mod myself with Bilsteins. No complaints. So far haven't really needed adjustable arms either.
Good to hear!

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Holy crap you do move slow. I would have said screw it and sold everything off by now. Haha


It is taking more time than desired, but it will be worth it in the end.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:50 PM   #113
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Just dropped about $1800 on my heep today. Poison Spyder Crusher steel flares and corners.

And now we wait........
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It is taking more time than desired, but it will be worth it in the end.
Yeah, I'm putting together a parts list so that my gf knows how much Im going to spend on my TJ over the next year or two.

She just rolled her eyes, called me a nerd, and said "No more RC trucks then"

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Just dropped about $1800 on my heep today. Poison Spyder Crusher steel flares and corners.

And now we wait........
Front and rear? XC's or regular DeFenders? I want the XC's BAADD.
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Yeah, I'm putting together a parts list so that my gf knows how much Im going to spend on my TJ over the next year or two.

She just rolled her eyes, called me a nerd, and said "No more RC trucks then"



Front and rear? XC's or regular DeFenders? I want the XC's BAADD.
It's a JK Unlimited. Crusher corners and steel flares.
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Artec truss kit, too. Great addition to the front axle and really beefs it up quite a bit. Plus, if you've tweaked the tubes at all, it'll be an easier install. And it of course looks cool as shit!
Yep, went full truss kit over sleeves and with the RCV's I'm bound to bust something other then the front axle..

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Just need to sort out a tuner/programmer now!
I went BullyDog, but the deciding factor for me was the E-locker, E-Sway Bar deactivation in 2WD. I will say though my 3.6L Auto / 4.10 turning 35" on the freeway at 80 mph will net me 17-18 MPG with the basic tune and the driving barn will still get out of her own way.

Build is looking great Brad!! Don't forget to give some Synergy love to that rear axle, they make a great shock relocation kit which really cleans up the hanging parts.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:29 AM   #117
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It's probably a moot point now, but did you ever get you bad MPG issue figured out?
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Yep, went full truss kit over sleeves and with the RCV's I'm bound to bust something other then the front axle..

I went BullyDog, but the deciding factor for me was the E-locker, E-Sway Bar deactivation in 2WD. I will say though my 3.6L Auto / 4.10 turning 35" on the freeway at 80 mph will net me 17-18 MPG with the basic tune and the driving barn will still get out of her own way.

Build is looking great Brad!! Don't forget to give some Synergy love to that rear axle, they make a great shock relocation kit which really cleans up the hanging parts.
Thanks, I will look into the rear mounts.

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It's probably a moot point now, but did you ever get you bad MPG issue figured out?
Never really got it sorted, talking to the dealership was a waste of time. Gas mileage has been all over the map with it since we bought it. But, lately it seems a little more consistent.
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...Wow, you are still alive

I'll pop sparky upside the head for ya!!

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In, thanks for the chance...

Edit: misread the title, thought it said "project giveaway"
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