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View Poll Results: $900-1500
Jfc Bumper and save rest for warn powerplant winch 0 0%
River raider complete skid 1 4.76%
Couple little things(bumper mod, gas cap, handles,etc) 0 0%
Save for lift 17 80.95%
Give money to wife 4 19.05%
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post #1 of 14 Old 02-15-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Spend my money?

Got a second job to pay for life. You know finances, debt, and than jeep. If that's the wife talking. Getting about $900-1500 on this first check what should I get. My rig: Stock 2011 JKU rubicon, delta 7" driving lights on windshield. Saving for a lift,tires, gears, etc but thats this summer cause its going to cost a lot more than I have saved right now. So I was thinking I could do a couple things right now to suffice my craving for a mod on jeepie.
1. Bumper and save the rest for a winch.
2. River raider complete skid.
3. Couple cheap little things and save for lift.
4. Save for lift.
5. Give money to wife (her idea)

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Save for lift, wheels, tires, regear, bumpers, etc, etc, and etc..... It never ends!

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If you have a 2011 2 dr Rubicon and want a very budget build:
  • 4-35x12.50R15 tires (about $230 each if new online, from RCO, Costco, or Sams Club) $920 (because they are inexpensive and perform well)
  • 4-15x8 wheels (about $60-$110 each depending on steel vs. aluminum) $440 (picked aluminum for you because they balance better)
  • mount and balance tires/wheels $60
  • trim flares flat $0
  • remove stock plastic lower air dam $0
  • cut front bumper into a stubby $0
  • Teraflex 2.5" performance BB $253 (but don't install the front extended bumpstops because you won't need them with flat flares and 35s)
  • Skyjacker H7035 and H7037 shocks for 3" lift $150 (because they allow a good amount of travel, are very soft riding, and are inexpensive)
  • AEV ProCal $150 (because Superchips doesn't have a Flashpaq for the 2011 yet and you will want to recalibrate your speedometer)
  • EVAP skid $100 (because you will rip it off on CO trails very quickly without a skid)
  • Rancho oil pan skid $100 (because it is less expensive than a full engine skid)
  • CB $63 (because it rounds out the $1500 and is a good thing to have)

Sell stock wheels/tires to offset the cost $-700.

Net cost of build $1500 and you have a very capable rig on 35s with the most vital skids handled.

Phase 2:
  • 35x12.50R15 spare--used on craigslist or colorado4x4.org $100
  • 15x8 wheel $110 (if you want aluminum instead of steel)
  • mount and balance $15
  • regear to 5.38s if you have an automatic or 4.88s if you have a 6 speed, $550 for the gears and $800 for the labor and fluids

Net phase 2 cost of build $1575 and you now can comfortably drive through the CO mountains to Chinaman Gulch BV and other trails, run them in a group, and drive home without worries.

Phase 3:
  • Warn M8000 winch $500
  • minimalist front stubby bumper $400
  • used take-off front springs from a 4 dr Rubicon hardtop $0 or some beer (these have a stiffer spring rate and will handle the weight of the new bumper and winch without sagging)
  • OR-Fab rear tire carrier $500

Net phase 3 cost of build $1400 and are setup to do most any trail in CO and UT.

Phase 4 (RTI close to 1000 while maintaining a low center of gravity):
  • Sell the BB for $150 and the Skyjacker shocks for $75.
  • Assemble a 2.5"-3" kit with all 4 extended brakelines, long travel shocks, control arms with flex joints on both ends, 2.5" rear extended bumpstops, 1.25" front extended bumpstops, front and rear trackbars, and rear coil retainers. $2000
  • Tom Wood or Tatton front driveshaft $450 (sooner if you have an automatic)
  • More armor.
  • chromoly axle shafts
  • sleeve and gusset front axle
  • 37s on beadlock tires
  • weld-in custom cage
  • Mastercraft Baja RS seats
  • full engine skid from Rock Hard or other
  • EVO or Poly rear shock relocation brackets to increase suspension travel
  • hydro assist steering
  • GoPro camera so you can post pics and video here

Run Carnage Canyon BV.


This is what a 2 dr on 35s looks like with a 2.5" BB, 4dr front springs, flat flares, steel bumpers, front winch, etc:





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Ain't that the truth!

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If you have a 2011 2 dr Rubicon and want a very budget build:
  • 4-35x12.50R15 tires (about $230 each if new online, from RCO, Costco, or Sams Club) $920 (because they are inexpensive and perform well)
  • 4-15x8 wheels (about $60-$110 each depending on steel vs. aluminum) $440 (picked aluminum for you because they balance better)
  • mount and balance tires/wheels $60
  • trim flares flat $0
  • remove stock plastic lower air dam $0
  • cut front bumper into a stubby $0
  • Teraflex 2.5" performance BB $253 (but don't install the front extended bumpstops because you won't need them with flat flares and 35s)
  • Skyjacker H7035 and H7037 shocks for 3" lift $150 (because they allow a good amount of travel, are very soft riding, and are inexpensive)
  • AEV ProCal $150 (because Superchips doesn't have a Flashpaq for the 2011 yet and you will want to recalibrate your speedometer)
  • EVAP skid $100 (because you will rip it off on CO trails very quickly without a skid)
  • Rancho oil pan skid $100 (because it is less expensive than a full engine skid)
  • CB $63 (because it rounds out the $1500 and is a good thing to have)

Sell stock wheels/tires to offset the cost $-700.

Net cost of build $1500 and you have a very capable rig on 35s with the most vital skids handled.

Phase 2:
  • 35x12.50R15 spare--used on craigslist or colorado4x4.org $100
  • 15x8 wheel $110 (if you want aluminum instead of steel)
  • mount and balance $15
  • regear to 5.38s if you have an automatic or 4.88s if you have a 6 speed, $550 for the gears and $800 for the labor and fluids

Net phase 2 cost of build $1575 and you now can comfortably drive through the CO mountains to Chinaman Gulch BV and other trails, run them in a group, and drive home without worries.

Phase 3:
  • Warn M8000 winch $500
  • minimalist front stubby bumper $400
  • used take-off front springs from a 4 dr Rubicon hardtop $0 or some beer (these have a stiffer spring rate and will handle the weight of the new bumper and winch without sagging)
  • OR-Fab rear tire carrier $500

Net phase 3 cost of build $1400 and are setup to do most any trail in CO and UT.

Phase 4 (RTI close to 1000 while maintaining a low center of gravity):
  • Sell the BB for $150 and the Skyjacker shocks for $75.
  • Assemble a 2.5"-3" kit with all 4 extended brakelines, long travel shocks, control arms with flex joints on both ends, 2.5" rear extended bumpstops, 1.25" front extended bumpstops, front and rear trackbars, and rear coil retainers. $2000
  • Tom Wood or Tatton front driveshaft $450 (sooner if you have an automatic)
  • More armor.
  • chromoly axle shafts
  • sleeve and gusset front axle
  • 37s on beadlock tires
  • weld-in custom cage
  • Mastercraft Baja RS seats
  • full engine skid from Rock Hard or other
  • EVO or Poly rear shock relocation brackets to increase suspension travel
  • hydro assist steering
  • GoPro camera so you can post pics and video here

Run Carnage Canyon BV.


This is what a 2 dr on 35s looks like with a 2.5" BB, 4dr front springs, flat flares, steel bumpers, front winch, etc:



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Never been able to get past about 60.


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What to get with 900-1500? You dump it into an interest bearing bank account until you have enough to buy what you really want. Deposit those funds until you have about 5-10K and while that pot is simmering, you do some research. A LOT of research. Figure out what works and what doesn't Call manufacturers and find out what issues you might come across with your intended setup.

If you want a cheap mod just for now, stubbify your stock bumper, buy a winch and install it into your stocker. It'll keep you busy awhile, isn't all that expensive and you'll get a winch out of it.


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Thanks everyone for the input. Love the ideas and the thoughts. As for the research thats all ive been doing since oct. have some thoughts and ideas. Just love hearing new ideas that can tweak my ideas to cause other ideas that make baby ideas into ideas of ideas.......wait is that right keep the poll alive. And dancing dan this is were im kicking it
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There's practically an infinite number of options and combinations you can do.

The sample phased build I posted prioritizes drivetrain and tire size upgrades.

It's just based on my personal experience that a really nice lift without the gearing, tires and wheels, and armor, doesn't accomplish what I need.

Others will have a different opinion.


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my vote would be:

1) cut your fenders ($0)
2) buy used wheel spacers ($100) - OR - generic ebay ones
3) buy 35" tires & mount on your stock wheels ($1200 - $1400 for 4 tires) --> Marcus at RCO is a good place to start.
4) buy a good patch & plug kit ($20 - $30)
5) buy a good tow strap ($40 - $80)

Total: ~ $1400 - $1600

Sell your stock tires $300 - $400

6) buy a lift or springs from the for sale sections ($350 example: HERE)

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To the top, the money is getting here soon.

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