Steve's Blue Rubi Build

ORACLElights

Well-Known Member
Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
Joined
Oct 7, 2019
Messages
955
Reaction score
1,189
Location
Metairie, LA
Website
www.oraclelights.com
Vehicle(s)
2019 Jeep Wrangler JL
Occupation
Automotive LED Manufacturing
So I decided not to go with the LED lighting package cause I figured there would be some great aftermarket lighting options available. This is one of the decisions I kinda regret just cause I do like the look of the Mopar LED Headlights. I was constantly getting flashed by other drivers at night with the halogens too.

I almost bought a set but I couldn't bring myself to spend almost $900 on a pair of headlights. I kept eyes on all the lighting forums cause I wanted to know when new 9" LED headlights came out. I ultimately settled on the Oracle Oculus Bi-LEDs and haven't looked back since. These headlights look great, light up the road very well, and they were super easy to install (priced way better than the Mopars too). The cutoff is fantastic on these as well!! I highly recommend them to anyone looking to switch up their stock halogens.

20190927_173453.jpg


20190927_174143.jpg


20190927_183435.jpg


20190927_183525.jpg
Thanks for going with ORACLE! The Oculus are a great addition to your build...looks killer ;)
Advertisement

 
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
Thanks for going with ORACLE! The Oculus are a great addition to your build...looks killer ;)
Thanks! You guys made a fine product with an easy install! I have friends who replaced their factory LEDs with these as well.
 
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
Hey guys, hope all are well! Been away for awhile. This new way of living has been quite the challenge but we're all making it through.

Anyway wanted to get back to my build and give an update on some other things that have happened here recently.

So my wife always loved driving my Blue Rubi (even though it's stick and she has to use the sidesteps to get in lol). So she went out and did a thing and is now the proud owner of her very own Snazzberry JT Gladiator Rubicon. Meet Gladys! I won't be documenting Gladys' upgrades and additions on here (my wife can do that on the JT forum) but thought it'd be cool to share with everyone!
20211030_142753.jpg

20211030_144646.jpg

Stay tuned, got my lift installed on Blue Rubi and getting my new wheels and tires installed on Saturday!
20211110_154255.jpg
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
Well, I went to get my wheels & tires installed today and ended up with just a new spare lol. Apparently the manufacturer misdrilled the holes for the valve stems on three of the wheels...this is just my luck 🤨.

The spare looks really nice though lol!
20211120_093004.jpg


Went with the Fuel Trophy wheels 17/8.5 -6BS:

http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel/3330/fuel-1-piece-wheels-trophy-d551/?finishID=846&lugs=5

And the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tires in 315/70-17

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-duratrac

Bought everything through Discount Tire which gets me the best price with their lowest price match guarantee and 10% military/veteran discount!
 
Last edited:

Dyolfknip74

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2021
Messages
755
Reaction score
822
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle(s)
2021 JLU Rubicon
So I went to get my wheels an tires installed today and ended up with just a new spare lol. Apparently the manufacturer misdrilled the holes for the Schrader valves on three of the wheels...this is just my luck 🤨.

The spare looks really nice though lol!
20211120_093004.jpg


Went with the Fuel Trophy wheels 17/8.5:

http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel/3330/fuel-1-piece-wheels-trophy-d551/?finishID=846&lugs=5

And the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tires in 315/70-17

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-duratrac

Bought everything through Discount Tire which gets me the best price with their lowest price match guarantee and 10% military/veteran discount!
Nice, I went with Fuel Blocks (reverse colours of yours?) and the 35x17 Duratracs E loads. Got about 2500kms on them now. From what I understand they really like to be rotated so I'll be doing mine every 5k-7k (kms, not freedom units)
Picture before Mopar lift
received_1015667039167948.jpeg
 
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
Nice, I went with Fuel Blocks (reverse colours of yours?) and the 35x17 Duratracs E loads. Got about 2500kms on them now. From what I understand they really like to be rotated so I'll be doing mine every 5k-7k (kms, not freedom units)
Picture before Mopar lift
received_1015667039167948.jpeg
That looks awesome! That's a nice build you got there!

I went back and forth between the Fuel Trophy and the Anza wheels and ultimately went with the Trophys cause they were able to get them in faster...so I thought lol. I installed the lift already but I'm waiting to post pics until I get the rest of my wheels and tires. Also waiting on new Track bars that should be delivered today.

I've always liked the GW tires and these Duratracs had really good reviews online...all that plus $283 (USD) per tire made the decision for me. We'll see how they do!

Did you get a full size spare? I wasn't able to get my backup camera cover back on with the new wheel? 🤔 Not a big deal but I wasn't expecting this issue.

Thanks for sharing!!
 
Last edited:

Dyolfknip74

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2021
Messages
755
Reaction score
822
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle(s)
2021 JLU Rubicon
That looks awesome! That's a nice build you got there!

I went back and forth between the Fuel Trophy and the Anza wheels and ultimately went with the Trophys cause they were able to get them in faster...so I thought lol. I installed the lift already but I'm waiting to post pics until I get the rest of my wheels and tires. Also waiting on new Track bars that should be delivered today.

I've always liked the GW tires and these Duratracs had really good reviews online...all that plus $283 (USD) per tire made the decision for me. We'll see how they do!

Did you get a full size spare? I wasn't able to get my backup camera cover back on with the new wheel? 🤔 Not a big deal but I wasn't expecting this issue.

Thanks for sharing!!
Ya, I love them. Only took a week here in Canada which is basically a world record for delivery. Lol.
Yes, I have full spare. Using Motobilt plate relocate because I have aftermarket rear bumper as well.
 

Discount Tire

Well-Known Member
Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
Joined
Feb 27, 2019
Messages
526
Reaction score
386
Location
Arizona, USA
Website
discountti.re
Vehicle(s)
All Things JEEP
Occupation
Tire & Wheel Specialists
So I went to get my wheels & tires installed today and ended up with just a new spare lol. Apparently the manufacturer misdrilled the holes for the Schrader valves on three of the wheels...this is just my luck 🤨.

The spare looks really nice though lol!
20211120_093004.jpg


Went with the Fuel Trophy wheels 17/8.5 -6BS:

http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel/3330/fuel-1-piece-wheels-trophy-d551/?finishID=846&lugs=5

And the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tires in 315/70-17

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/tires/wrangler-duratrac

Bought everything through Discount Tire which gets me the best price with their lowest price match guarantee and 10% military/veteran discount!
Thank you for your service and for choosing Discount Tire @srhoyt1979!

Sorry to hear about the valve holes; I'm confident your local store will get that shorted out quickly for you. If we may be of any assistance from this end, please don't hesitate to shoot us a PM.
 
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
Thank you for your service and for choosing Discount Tire @srhoyt1979!

Sorry to hear about the valve holes; I'm confident your local store will get that shorted out quickly for you. If we may be of any assistance from this end, please don't hesitate to shoot us a PM.
They did a good job with the two they could mount but looked like three of the wheels needed to go back. They were very apologetic and showed me as soon as they figured it out so I wasn't sitting there for hours. Wasn't their fault. Its all good, just have to wait a bit longer. Thanks for reaching out!! And thank you for the Veteran's Discount!!
 

Discount Tire

Well-Known Member
Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
Joined
Feb 27, 2019
Messages
526
Reaction score
386
Location
Arizona, USA
Website
discountti.re
Vehicle(s)
All Things JEEP
Occupation
Tire & Wheel Specialists
They did a good job with the two they could mount but looked like three of the wheels needed to go back. They were very apologetic and showed me as soon as they figured it out so I wasn't sitting there for hours. Wasn't their fault. Its all good, just have to wait a bit longer. Thanks for reaching out!! And thank you for the Veteran's Discount!!
That's great to hear and thank you for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing the complete set bolted up to your rig 😎

Thanks again for your service :flag:
 
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
Whelp...here she is!!

20211201_092842.jpg


20211201_092904.jpg


Mopar 2" Lift with the Fox Shocks

20211110_154255.jpg


20211110_190356.jpg


Rancho front and rear adjustable track bars. Rancho control arm relocation brackets. Rock Krawler rear track bar relocation bracket. Fox TS Steering Stabilizer.

20211123_162627.jpg


A few install photos. Did everything in my garage with a few jack stands and a floor jack. The hardest part was tightening the bolts for the bump stops 🤔

20211124_143242.jpg

20211124_143309.jpg

20211124_153022.jpg


In all, very happy with how it turned out. Rides really good on the road...curious to see how it does offroad. Ths is my daily driver so I don't get too crazy offroad.

Also got the Synergy Drag Link and Tie Rod but haven't installed them yet.

Might try to find a quiet aftermarket exhaust system/muffler delete too...let me know if anyone has recommendations.
 
Last edited:

Dyolfknip74

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2021
Messages
755
Reaction score
822
Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle(s)
2021 JLU Rubicon
Mopar 2" Lift with the Fox Shocks

20211110_154255.jpg


20211110_190356.jpg


Rancho front and rear adjustable track bars. Rancho control arm relocation brackets. Rock Krawler rear track bar relocation bracket. Fox TS Steering Stabilizer.
I just got the same lift and trackbars done myself (except with Fox ATS stabilizer). What made you go with the relocation brackets though? I'm dialed in very nice without them and until I saw your post, they weren't on my radar.
 
OP
OP
srhoyt1979

srhoyt1979

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Feb 13, 2019
Messages
67
Reaction score
125
Location
Michigan
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
Occupation
Oil & Gas
I just got the same lift and trackbars done myself (except with Fox ATS stabilizer). What made you go with the relocation brackets though? I'm dialed in very nice without them and until I saw your post, they weren't on my radar.
Seems like it's optional with only a two inch lift. But I read some other posts and saw some videos on how it's important to maintain the factory angle (geometry) on the axle and control arms if you're staying with the Mopar/Jeep control arms.

I think you're probably okay without them but I just figured the relocation brackets were a pretty cheap addition so why not throw them on there while I have everything torn apart anyway.
 
Last edited:
Advertisement

Morris 4x4 Center
 
Advertisement
Top