RC3 Jeep - JL Build

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    I should have started this thread earlier - now I have to catch up.

    Day 1 - Picked it up at the Oxendale Jeep in Cottonwood, AZ.
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    Then went straight to Sedona and on to Broken Arrow Trail to test out a few things.
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    Flexed it out a little.
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    And scratched the bumper!
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    #2 May 4, 2018
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    Day 4


    First Mod - removed the factory Rubicon bumper wings!

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    #3 May 4, 2018
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    Day 12 - went to visit our friends at Eibach Springs!
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    Got a little lift - 2" in front/1" in rear, but still running stock tires & wheels.
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    More flexing! They call it R&D!
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    Then some of the parts started rolling in for the next phase.
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    And then a couple of shots with the "older brother"
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    #4 May 4, 2018
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    Day 45


    We decided we needed a little color on this build so we had the beadlock rings powder coated in a dark blue with just a little metal flake. They turned out amazing!
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    These are Walker Evans Series 31 Beadlock Wheels in 17"x8.5" with a 4.5" backspacing for the wider Rubicon axle.
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    We went through some test fitting of different size tire and spring/shock combinations.
    Milestar Tires loaned us 3 sets of their new Patagonia M/Ts to try out - 37s, 38s & 40s.
    This is the 37-12.50x17 M/Ts
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    Then we went to 40s! They look good, but there just isn't enough room to flex without trimming, cutting, hacking, etc.
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    So we settled on the 38s and will run these for a while.
    38-13.50x17 Milestar Patagonia M/Ts
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    I've been driving it for about 2 weeks now with the 38" Pats - it rides great, tire noise is minimal for a M/T and the Jeep looks sweet! I haven't really been wheeling with it yet, so I can't comment on the offroad performance of the tires. More to come...

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    #5 May 4, 2018
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    Day 90 - Build parts are rolling in! :)

    Trailer hitch wiring harness, auxiliary switch panel & harness, LED lights.
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    Amber light bars and cubes from Sierra LED :like:
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    30" Amber for across the hood. (TS2)
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    RGB Rock Lights (Granite Rock Lights)
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    Custom printed flag by SpiderWebShade and Dash Bag
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    Bartact Grab Handles to test fit in the JL.
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    These fit the same in the JL as they did in the JK
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    #6 May 4, 2018
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    Day xxx
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Looks Good, Love that white, what is the next phase?
     
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    I really like Broken Arrow. Close by, quick and some nice areas to flex a little. Oh, yes, and the scenery of course...
     
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    I have a few things on order that I'm waiting for. The winch and mount should be here this week, so those will go on next along with some lights.
     
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    Oh yes - the scenery is phenomenal! :clap:

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    Updated this thread!

     
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    More updates!

     
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    Looks good. So how's that Eibach coil set up ride? What shocks did you use, I see the Eibach stamp on them? Model numbers if you have them, plz. This set up may be perfect for a lot of people. Also how much actual lift did you get? What's advertised or +/-???
     
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    Thank you! Both the springs and shocks are Eibach - designed and manufactured in Corona, CA. The Eibach springs and shocks are engineered to work well together and the ride is great. I'd say just a little stiffer than the stock Rubicon ride. I do not know the model numbers as they are not yet released for production. As for lift height - the front netted 2.6" over stock and 2" in the rear. I expect to be just a bit less when i get the winch and spare tire mounted.

    Here is a closer shot for you. Note: This setup does not include extended bump stops at this point - they will be on here soon.
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