Trail Hunter

  1. @OUTDOORTREE

    @OUTDOORTREE Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Bob
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Rubicon JLU
    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Location:
    Yakima, WA USA
    Posts:
    460
    Liked:
    672
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    #1 Feb 20, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 9, 2019
    IMG_1225.jpeg
    The Trail Hunter was built to find and conquer the trails of the PNW. She's not a designated rock crawler, she's not a designated long trip overland; she does it all. She tackles the back country roads, rough green dot roads, scramble up rocks, chase deer, and haul family and camper trailer to base camps. She's is a Rubicon purchased from Dave Smith in Idaho. The Trail Hunter's mods to help her conquer the PNW trails include:

    2" Mopar Lift with Fox Shocks
    Teraflex Next 2.2 Steering Stabilizer
    35X12.5r17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
    Warn Elite front bumper
    Warn Zeon 10s winch
    Warn elite rear bumper
    Gobi Stealth Rack
    KC 50" Light Bar
    KC Scene lights - 4 pods
    JL Tazer
    Mopar All Weather Floor Mats
    Mopar Grab Handles
    Dometic 35W Fridge
    ARB Twin Compressor with tank in suitcase

    Im feeling really happy with the build right now and don't have any more mods planned in the immediate future but I am sure I will get some ideas down the road.

    IMG_1175.JPG

    snow.jpeg
     
    JlURT, beachbumm78, Euro JEEP and 2 others like this.
  2. mrbufton

    mrbufton Member

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 jlur,2006 power wagon
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2018
    Location:
    Portland
    Posts:
    5
    Liked:
    4
    Do you have a picture of the Warn rear bumper. I've been trying to find some info on this set of bumpers
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  3. Dawghouse

    Dawghouse Member

    First Name:
    Clint
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 JLUR
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2019
    Location:
    Marietta, GA
    Posts:
    16
    Liked:
    10
    Nice build looks great.
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  4. OP
    OP
    @OUTDOORTREE

    @OUTDOORTREE Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Bob
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Rubicon JLU
    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Location:
    Yakima, WA USA
    Posts:
    460
    Liked:
    672
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    D00E7F90-3B51-46A3-B739-7734D771D172.jpeg

    I’ll get some more pictures soon. I got it in early and am waiting for the tire carrier. The bumper itself is awesome. Low profile and super strong.
     
    apettit7 likes this.
  5. mrbufton

    mrbufton Member

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 jlur,2006 power wagon
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2018
    Location:
    Portland
    Posts:
    5
    Liked:
    4
    If you could I'd like to see a side shot.
    thanks it looks good
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  6. OP
    OP
    @OUTDOORTREE

    @OUTDOORTREE Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Bob
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Rubicon JLU
    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Location:
    Yakima, WA USA
    Posts:
    460
    Liked:
    672
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    here you go
    IMG_1277.JPEG

    IMG_1278.JPEG
     
  7. mrbufton

    mrbufton Member

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 jlur,2006 power wagon
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2018
    Location:
    Portland
    Posts:
    5
    Liked:
    4
    That is exactly what I was looking for thanks
     
    apettit7 and @OUTDOORTREE like this.
  8. OP
    OP
    @OUTDOORTREE

    @OUTDOORTREE Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Bob
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 Rubicon JLU
    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Location:
    Yakima, WA USA
    Posts:
    460
    Liked:
    672
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    You bet. I was kind of nervous because I bought the Gobi Rack first and then realized they might not be compatible but they are- perfect fit.
     
  9. snommis

    snommis New Member

    First Name:
    Aaron
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JL Rubicon
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2018
    Location:
    Colorado
    Posts:
    1
    Liked:
    1
    Awesome setup! Love it and I have the same JL!!
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  10. Dim

    Dim Active Member

    First Name:
    Dimitri
    Vehicle(s):
    VW Passat CC - Volvo XC70 - Ducati Monster 900 carbs - Ducati Hypermotard - Ducati Panigale -
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2017
    Location:
    Belgium
    Posts:
    25
    Liked:
    6
    Occupation:
    self employed
    great job. really a nice build. love those kind of clean build. so you put the 35 on the OEM rims? no issues? and what about the width? still inside de fenders or is not is it a big gap ?
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  11. Rahneld

    Rahneld Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Ronald
    Vehicle(s):
    JL Wrangler
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2019
    Location:
    Boston
    Posts:
    124
    Liked:
    31
    Bob: Please tell us more about this cross member product on the Gobi rack, pointed to with arrows in the picture that follows of your rig. Thanks.

    rails.jpg
     
  12. SteadyC

    SteadyC Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Chad
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLS
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Location:
    Denver
    Posts:
    212
    Liked:
    277
    With a Rubi and the lift, you should definitely look into front lower control arms and front track bar to fix steering geometry before you have issues.
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  13. aprevite

    aprevite Member

    First Name:
    Anthony
    Vehicle(s):
    JLUR
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2018
    Location:
    Cleveland
    Posts:
    22
    Liked:
    40
    I am new to the idea of lift kits. Why would you need front lower control arms? Doesn't the Mopar lift come with front lower control arms?

    What would be ones that are better for the Mopar lift/rubicon combination?
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  14. Hardybreed

    Hardybreed Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLU Rubicon
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2018
    Location:
    ILLINOIS
    Posts:
    53
    Liked:
    89
    Garage Profiles:
    1
    Love the build! :muscle:
     
    @OUTDOORTREE likes this.
  15. SteadyC

    SteadyC Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Chad
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 JLS
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Location:
    Denver
    Posts:
    212
    Liked:
    277
    Search for Caster in any steering thread on here, ;). The ones that come with the lift, really aren't long enough to provide proper Caster to enable the Jeep to drive a straight line with less effort, basically less wandering and thus less constant correction. Actually, many say the stock arms on an unlifted Rubicon are too short from the factory. They are the same length as the Sahara and Sport, but the Rubi comes stock with more lift, and thus with the same length arms don't provide proper Caster on Rubicon's. Some use the arms from the Mopar lift, to fix the Caster on unlifted Rubicon's. Lifted Ruicons then, would need longer ones than the Mopar arms that come with the lift. Hope that makes sense. Lots of companies provide alternative ones, MetalCloak, TeraFlex, RK, and more.
     
    aprevite likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page