I probably have one or two posts here on the forums and I've spent a fair number of hours looking for info and browsing pics but I've never posted my Jeep. Great forum and I tell everyone looking for info to search JKO.
My name is James and here is the JKU Rubi that I have owned for a couple years now. Bought it stock with 108K on it and took it wheeling immediately. I have a Cherokee on 32's that I bought/wheeled before the JK and now a CJ and absolutely love to wheel my rigs every chance I can get. We have a lot of exposed bedrock here in Newfoundland, Canada, that is just a riot to wheel on and the scenery is amazing. I'll try and keep this thread updated with wheeling pics and progress of my build, Rustycon.
I'm on instagram as well for anyone who wants to follow. I post lots of wheeling pics. @James_Lundrigan
Teraflex 2" spacer front 1" rear
35x13.5x15" Toyo M/T
15x8 Crager soft 8's
Poison Spyder Crusher aluminum flares
Poison Spyder BFH trail stinger
Custom frame welded rock sliders
Custom rear bumper/tire carrier
Purejeep axle truss/gussets/control arm skids
Nytro axle sleeves
5.38 Yukon gears/factory elockers
Bestop Trektop NX
Rigid D2/7" HID floods
35" toyos, 2" leveling kit and steelies
38's getting some new life cut into them
Newfoundland has some great wheeling, exposed bedrock everywhere and the North Atlantic ocean as a backdrop.
The rear locker quit working on me a couple weeks ago, just like the front...warranty refused to cover it after they paid a 7k bill for my front locker a week prior, frig them. The Rubicon E-lockers are "non-serviceable," meaning the whole unit gets replaced and mopar doesn't sell any small parts for them. So while it was apart, having read some info on JKOwners.com forum about shimming the rear locker to make it work again, my mechanic bud tried a homebrew fix/shim of his own and it frigging works 100% like new. Basicly wear and tear on the plunger mechanism and electromagnet that engages the locker allows for some slop which causes the locker to slip and pop under load. He scavenged a shim plate from the old front locker and installed it to find it returned the locker back to working condition. How good is that! The soft top is ordered...got some new/old American Racing 15x10 alloy wheels to mount my 38's on...lift will soon be ordered and and and....the mods will probably never end.
Stock locker, one shim plate.
Locker with the extra shim plate in there to take up the slack.
Can't wait to be running the 38's!