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post #2 of 29 Old 08-27-2015, 10:48 PM
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Awesome, i would expect to see a lot of the same parts I used on mine on this one then.

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post #3 of 29 Old 08-28-2015, 01:33 AM
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Post up list of parts but from my experience everything breaks depends how you use them.
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I guarantee I could break every part on it if you really wanted to haha you can always plan the build to be the best and toughest but shit fatigues and fails its the real world.. post lots of pics though!

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in 3 posts this already turned into a dick smelling contest. no one cares

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Doesn t that take the fun out of the forum though maybe someone might have a good idea you haven't thought about
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post #9 of 29 Old 08-29-2015, 09:39 PM
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Well great build list but from my experience and i am sure there are others who will chime in especially if this build is less breakage Alaskan i will not put drilled rotors in a 4wd they just simply not made for 4wd especially from hot to cold they are night mares.

I will also stay away from Warn hubs they break .... Go with dynatrac Dynaloc and you will be very happg with.

If replacing everything which is great why build a rubi? You can easliy save that extra money and put Atlas bec thats what left.

If running 37 plus Tires hydro assist is good but my preference would be HOWE build Hydro assist.
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If replacing everything which is great why build a rubi? You can easliy save that extra money and put Atlas bec thats what left.
Agreed! Very counter productive building a rubi with this build plan.

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In that scenario you definitely don't lose buying the rubicon. Where you are it sounds like you get almost twice what I would for those take off parts so that's awesome for you!
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When you really think about it, it actually doesn't make sense NOT to build a Rubicon for a few reasons:

1. Rubicon, it's a status symbol, I want status
2. I want those bumpers on the Hard Rock.
3. The price difference between a fully loaded Sahara and Rubicon is only about $3k. The Rubicon axles alone could be sold for $4k.
4. The wheels and tires could be sold for $1500
5. I could sell the electronic swaybar disconnect for $500
6. I could sell the hood for $1000
7. The leather interior could be sold for $800
8. The springs and shocks could be sold for $200
9. I get the good transfer case gearing and it just plain won't ever break... pretty much for free at that point.

So with that knowledge in mind, where am I losing?
I suppose the prices where you are drastically different than where I live in NV. The wheels are tires go for approx $750-900 here, alxes for the pair will bring in $2k at best, and I don't know many pople that want the headache of wiring in the electronic sway bars, when the manual ones are so cheap. With that being said, I wish you luck on your build, it looks to be interesting.

I will say I ran those exact tires on my F250, and they are VERY heavy tires. I hope you have spoken to people who have run them, or have read up on it. They are terrible hard to balance (from my own experience), they are also worse than drag slicks in the rain. The truck would slide everywhere, and it was a very unpredictable slide. I didn't care, because I live in Las Vegas, so the rain is few and fair between.
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Can't wait to see where this goes. Are you moving to Alaska for work?

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I plan on exploring as much of Alaska as I can with this Jeep.
Excellent.

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Way to go guys! Pissed off another member with some bullshit...he said he worked at a shop so obviously he didn't give a shit what any of you guys thought about his build. Can't we all just enjoy someone's work when they're not asking for any input? Oh well....

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Way to go guys! Pissed off another member with some bullshit...he said he worked at a shop so obviously he didn't give a shit what any of you guys thought about his build. Can't we all just enjoy someone's work when they're not asking for any input? Oh well....
Did I miss something ???

last I checked this thread stayed pretty positive.


But... post up on a public forum for the world to see, then HGTD after receiving responses that aren't to your liking ? Pussy

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The dude is a fuckin crybaby...

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