5/8/2012 – Happy birthday to me! Brought home my first Jeep, a 2012 JKU Rubicon
6/1/2012 – Dropped it off a Rebel Offroad with 1020 miles on the odometer for them to install a 3” Teraflex 8-arm lift, JE Reel 1310 drive shafts front & rear, along with a set of 35” BFG KM2’s on black Method Race Wheels “Double Standard” wheels:
6/9/2012 – Installed Ace sliders. These are a very nice affordable way to add a little protection (and a step for the wife and kids). Easy install although a little trimming to one of the holes was required.
6/12/2012 – Installed EVO Protec skid plate system. Very nice, well thought-out system. I would highly recommend this skid plate system to anyone with a ’12 or ’13 as it adds critical protection to the exhaust cross-over pipe and transmission cooling lines.
6/14/2012 – Installed VIAIR onboard compressor. Nice compact air compressor that comes in handy when you need to air down. However, the supplied mounting bracket is made of cheap steel and seems to flex fairly easily, so I’m going to replace it with a stronger bracket from Dominion Offroad.
7/13/2012 – Installed AIRAID CAI system. Adds a nice throaty sound under throttle and also adds a little bling to the engine compartment. Didn’t notice any improvement to MPG though.
7/25/2012 – Installed Smart Doors. HIGHLY recommended! No more slamming the back of the kid’s heads when they’re trying to get in the Jeep. Easy install for the backyard mechanic.
7/28/2012 – Installed VDP shorty endcaps. Vast improvement over the wide stock bumper.
9/1/2012 – Installed Hothead headliners. Another VERY nice product. Adds a little sound deadening as well as better insulation to the Jeep. Install was fairly straight forward and took about an hour.
I’ll update some of the above items with individual pics as I get to them. Next up on the build list are Poison Spyder front and rear bumpers, Teraflex rear tire carrier, King shocks, and re-gearing from the stock 4.10's to 4.88's. Install for these items should be next Wednesday, 9/26, and Rebel is doing something quite different with the bumpers that should look very, very cool. Stay tuned