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Finally getting @Ran4 ’s Jeep put together. Rubi axle swap from @UNC Rubicon ’s organ donor.

Had to get a new rear housing as the shop I took the bent housing to wouldn’t spend the time to fix it, so I’ll just be taking it somewhere else.

This is a Sahara to Rubi axle swap with 4.88’s using the Mopar locker harnesses with adding the aux switch bank to the cockpit.

I’ll post more throughout the day.

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Hmmmm... I wonder where those Sahara axles came from :movember:

 
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Hmmmm... I wonder where those Sahara axles came from :movember:
What? Lol.

Yours have been long gone. Those axles are rubicon axles. The Sahara axles coming off are from Randy’s Jeep. Are you paying attention or just looking at the pictures? Lol
 

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What? Lol.

Yours have been long gone. Those axles are rubicon axles. The Sahara axles coming off are from Randy’s Jeep. Are you paying attention or just looking at the pictures? Lol
Pictures... all about the pictures. Did you know they wrote books based on the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies?!?!?
 

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Far from @chevymitchell replacing engines, gear changes or the Pain Train, we upgraded our rear bumpers! Chevy did both our gears and axle shafts…he’s The Guy when you need work done on your Jeep.

We ordered The Motobilt Crusher from River City Offroad (@River City Offroad always has excellent customer service and pricing) which was bare steal. Clean, sand, clean, tack, prime, paint…good to go! I used Rustoleum primer and then the Truck Bed Spray. The Motobilt welds and overall fit & finish are outstanding.
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Taking off the rear OEM is pretty straightforward, pulling out all the sensors and cleaning up the wire isn’t bad either; just a little tedious.
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Only downside of the bumper is all the cutouts make wire management/hiding a little tricker, but they provided great access areas. Overall, I’m really impressed with the quality and great designs (down to how they secure the back up sensors).
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While at it, we did a tire delete to clean up the rear even more. Yes, I get to keep a spare on mine so she has a backup…

The Artec setup is top notch. Crazy light, but very sturdy. Save for the time it took to pull off the Tera Flex HD Carrier and Mopar reinforcement, the Artec was an incredibly easy install.

Thanks to @4xnaz who I cribbed the Rigid light look from his sweat rig and Lawrence for giving the heads up on the look into it! BTW, get with @ThirtyOne on rockn’ shirts, hoodies and sweaters at Jeepdoodles.com

BTW, these lights pulled too much juice and I ended up having to tie into both taillights (I’m not an electrician). So, apparently the wiring is different between driver & passenger. The live wire on the driver side is the white with brown stripe and on the passenger side it is the white with purple stripe. Hopefully that helps someone…it took me a while to figure it out...I should have looked up a wire diagram...


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Far from @chevymitchell replacing engines, gear changes or the Pain Train, we upgraded our rear bumpers! Chevy did both our gears and axle shafts…he’s The Guy when you need work done on your Jeep.

We ordered The Motobilt Crusher from River City Offroad (@River City Offroad always has excellent customer service and pricing) which was bare steal. Clean, sand, clean, tack, prime, paint…good to go! I used Rustoleum primer and then the Truck Bed Spray. The Motobilt welds and overall fit & finish are outstanding.
IMG_4145.jpg
IMG_4143.jpg


Taking off the rear OEM is pretty straightforward, pulling out all the sensors and cleaning up the wire isn’t bad either; just a little tedious.
H start.jpg
H Tire off.jpg
H clean tailgate.jpg
H Bumper off.jpg

Only downside of the bumper is all the cutouts make wire management/hiding a little tricker, but they provided great access areas. Overall, I’m really impressed with the quality and great designs (down to how they secure the back up sensors).
IMG_4159.jpg

While at it, we did a tire delete to clean up the rear even more. Yes, I get to keep a spare on mine so she has a backup…

The Artec setup is top notch. Crazy light, but very sturdy. Save for the time it took to pull off the Tera Flex HD Carrier and Mopar reinforcement, the Artec was an incredibly easy install.

Thanks to @4xnaz who I cribbed the Rigid light look from his sweat rig and Lawrence for giving the heads up on the look into it! BTW, get with @ThirtyOne on rockn’ shirts, hoodies and sweaters at Jeepdoodles.com

BTW, these lights pulled too much juice and I ended up having to tie into both taillights (I’m not an electrician). So, apparently the wiring is different between driver & passenger. The live wire on the driver side is the white with brown stripe and on the passenger side it is the white with purple stripe. Hopefully that helps someone…it took me a while to figure it out...I should have looked up a wire diagram...


H Bumper on.jpg


Honu Iki.jpg


Honu Rocks.jpg
Looks great!!! Thanks for the mention!!!
 

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Far from @chevymitchell replacing engines, gear changes or the Pain Train, we upgraded our rear bumpers! Chevy did both our gears and axle shafts…he’s The Guy when you need work done on your Jeep.

We ordered The Motobilt Crusher from River City Offroad (@River City Offroad always has excellent customer service and pricing) which was bare steal. Clean, sand, clean, tack, prime, paint…good to go! I used Rustoleum primer and then the Truck Bed Spray. The Motobilt welds and overall fit & finish are outstanding.
IMG_4145.jpg
IMG_4143.jpg


Taking off the rear OEM is pretty straightforward, pulling out all the sensors and cleaning up the wire isn’t bad either; just a little tedious.
H start.jpg
H Tire off.jpg
H clean tailgate.jpg
H Bumper off.jpg

Only downside of the bumper is all the cutouts make wire management/hiding a little tricker, but they provided great access areas. Overall, I’m really impressed with the quality and great designs (down to how they secure the back up sensors).
IMG_4159.jpg

While at it, we did a tire delete to clean up the rear even more. Yes, I get to keep a spare on mine so she has a backup…

The Artec setup is top notch. Crazy light, but very sturdy. Save for the time it took to pull off the Tera Flex HD Carrier and Mopar reinforcement, the Artec was an incredibly easy install.

Thanks to @4xnaz who I cribbed the Rigid light look from his sweat rig and Lawrence for giving the heads up on the look into it! BTW, get with @ThirtyOne on rockn’ shirts, hoodies and sweaters at Jeepdoodles.com

BTW, these lights pulled too much juice and I ended up having to tie into both taillights (I’m not an electrician). So, apparently the wiring is different between driver & passenger. The live wire on the driver side is the white with brown stripe and on the passenger side it is the white with purple stripe. Hopefully that helps someone…it took me a while to figure it out...I should have looked up a wire diagram...


H Bumper on.jpg


Honu Iki.jpg


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Copy cat :P
 

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We upgraded my rear bumper as well!

We ordered from @NextDan and went with the Next Venture Rimrocker. This one came with fantastic powder coating and I ordered the Baja lights from them as well. Great pricing, very easy to work with and Casey at NV was very helpful with the order & follow up.

Unplug one connector, a couple of Christmas tree fasteners, spin off the bolts and old bumper removed! I should have taken off the rear tire to start…I did eventually, but was being lazy.

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Same procedure of removing sensors as last time, but I did need the plastic holders for the NV bumper, which worked really well. Loaded everything into the NV bumper (I did clean up the wire more before installing) and onto the Jeep!
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Overall fit and finish were very good with nice welds & powder coating. Not surprising though, I’ve run their rear differential skid for a couple years and it has been great at taking hits…I really need to work on picking better lines…
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The tolerances are nice and tight on this bumper and the installation was straightforward. Potentially, I can lower the tire down one level on the TeraFlex carrier. The whole jam nuts on the studs a little bit of a pain, so that may have to wait until my next rotation.

I used the Artec license relocation bracket. As with their delete, very easy to install and great quality. The only thing I don’t like is the silver bolts…I may address that in the future. The brake/license plate light is from Max-Bilt, there were some other options, but this worked and they have a fun video review of this item…it’s the main reason I picked it.

BTW, we have two rear OEM Steel Bumpers sitting in the garage…let me know if anyone’s interested.

Edit...Best of all it's not like Mike!...take that @mgroeger!

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Technically, @Sentinel was rocking the Motobilt look before you were, @mgroeger ! My bumper is sitting in my garage waiting for the tire carrier from @CavFab_mfg to ship (got notification today :rock:) so I can have them all powder coated. Shoutout to Marcus @River City Offroad for giving me the hook up and @GhostDivers for the recommendation!

@chevymitchell has already been put on standby to fix anything I screw up :LOL:.
 

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Technically, @Sentinel was rocking the Motobilt look before you were, @mgroeger ! My bumper is sitting in my garage waiting for the tire carrier from @CavFab_mfg to ship (got notification today :rock:) so I can have them all powder coated. Shoutout to Marcus @River City Offroad for giving me the hook up and @GhostDivers for the recommendation!

@chevymitchell has already been put on standby to fix anything I screw up :LOL:.
It was the Motobilt and Artec combo... mind YODB ;)
 


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Says the guy in UT still hanging out on the NC roll call ;). I still need to install your skid plate and find that longer U bolt/clamp thingy.
TROLL!!!! :) Call me if you need help on what I did.
 

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