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#1 User is offline   ljrubitm 

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:53 AM

If you haven't heard yet I am now the proud owner of a mall crawler, I mean a 2011 4 door Rubi unlimited. Not long ago Bill was saying that he wanted to do a write up on a jeep build that will show people that it wasn't that hard to do.It will be nothing fancy, just a 4'' lift, bumpers, sliders, skids, & tires w/spacers

Will that's about it . I need to get going, I have alot to do today.There's a sale today at the Pembroke Pines mall today that I don't want to miss & then I need to go grocery shoping, and then take Tommy & his friend to the movies.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:38 PM

That's a whole-lot-a new stuff.

Sign me up for build duty!
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:57 PM

The build will start Aug.13, Sat.afternoon around 12:00. and every Sat. after that.The order will be front bumper, rear bumper, sliders, evap skid, then lift.
I talked with Mike at 4 Wheel parts and he is more them willing for us to do the lift there.You are all welcome to come by and lend a hand.Before the time of each install, I'll post up if for some reason I can't do it that day.
The lift date has not been set yet.When the time comes I'll get with Mike and let everyone know.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:58 PM

Count me in!
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:39 PM

I don't usually work on dem der mall-crawler mobiles, but for you Tommy, I'll be there. :paperbag:
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:58 AM

Tommy, keep us posted. Since your are close you are welcome to any of my tools in the event you need something.
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:11 PM

Thanks Jim.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:00 PM

Remember when I said I'll let everyone know if I can't do the build on the weekend. As it turns out work called me and said ,every weekend from Aug. 13 we need to do a chiller change out, and it can only be done on the weekends. :banghead1: :banghead1:
SOOOO,I'm starting Aug,8th, Mon. around 12:30 or so.everyday until every thing but the lift is done. If you can make it,cool, if not I understand.I'll do what I can as far as takeing pics.
If you still would like to help with the lift (at 4 wheel parts), when the time comes I'll post up when the date is set.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:01 AM

I'm here for help bud just let me know.
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Posted 08 August 2011 - 06:24 PM

Well today I started on the front bumper.Altogether it took me about 1 1/2 hr. by myself. It went like this.

This is how it came boxed up
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1, unplug the lights
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2, unbolt the bumper
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3,lower the bumper down and remove the clips that hold the wire loop for the lights
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4, slide the bumper in place.I had a little trouble, the bumper was rubbing
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A little BFH and the bumper went on
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5, Install the 2 bolts & the 8 nuts & washer, tighten everything down
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The one one other thing I did was use elect. tap to cover the plug for the lights for now
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I think I'll do the sliders tomorrow. So if your free during the day and want to come by just let me know.

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 09:43 AM

Looking good Tom. :good2: I noticed the pictures on the first post have been removed by photobucket. If you send me the new url location I will edit and fix your first post. :ya:

Btw, how heavy is that bumper :question:
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

Thanks Jim. I'm not sure on the weight of the bumper, but I would say around 60- 70 lb.?

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Posted 10 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

Now is time for the Sliders
As always you need to remove the stock ones.I forgot to take a pic of how it looks but you'll see how to do it

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1, lay out all your nuts, bolts, and washers.
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2, there are 3 different brackets. The 2 that are square are for the front & middle. The other is for the rear.
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3,On the front & middle you need to remove the u- nut and install the T- bolt. Just slide it in the hole.
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4,The rear just bolts on.
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The front & middle bracket.
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5, Here you can see the 2 different size bolt holes on the weld seam.
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6,Tighten everything down.
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7, Hold up one end and install one of the bolts for the slider.
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8, Do the same for the other 2 location.
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9,Install the rest of the bolts and tighten each one to draw the slider in evenly.
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10, Tighten everything up ( tight is tight enough )Go back later in a few days and re tighten everything.
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:22 PM

Evap skid time. I got this one from a member,. Thank you Goblin.

This is the skid, and the Evap.
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There are 3 bolts and one you need to add
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Remove the rear bolt, install the bracket, use the washer as a spacer for the other side.leave every thing loose for now
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Remove the 2 bolts in the front and install the bracket. Again leave every thing loose.
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Get your milk crate to hold up the skid to get some bolts started.
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Go around and tighten every thing.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:35 PM

Hey. that looks good man. Send me a message if you need a hand, I did move and my brother lives in that house down the street from you but now I live in Towngate so I'm still close.

I think since the last time I saw you I've spent more time under Jeeps than over them lol. Been helping everyone I can just to try and learn. :1thumb:
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:41 PM

The rear bumper.
Some of the pics did not load up, but I'll try to explain at that point.
1, Remove stock tire carrier and bumper, There are two bolts on each side of the frame rail and two behind the cross rail.

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2, Lay out your bolts & washers
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3, Remove the stock tow hook and install the backing plate in the left & right frame rails
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4, Have your helper ( thanks guys ) hold up the bumper and install the 4 bolts through the bottom on the bumper, do not tighten yet
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5, Install the 2 bolts on each side of the frame rail for the bumper. Once done level the bumper and tighten down all the bolts

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Now its time for the tier carrier.
1, It helps to remove the rear right light so you don't damage it :thumbsup:
2, Install the nylon washer, slide the tire carrier on the post,close the gate, add another washer,snap ring,install the two bolts

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3, Install the handle assembly to the other end and bolt it down.

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you might need to make a few adjustments to get the gate to close good .

With the tire on I can see its pushing tight agenst the carrier. Thats because of the back spacing of the rim. Some spacer should fix this

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 05:30 AM

Your step by step photo :photo: document is fantastic
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:40 AM

Tommy, have a question on the location of the evaporator.

Is this the location of how it comes OEM or did you relocate :question:
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:13 AM

Jim, thats where they are but you can relocate them to the rear, somewhere around the axle. This can be done with a kit or on your own.


Thanks sunnyg8tr, I'm trying.

I need to do some things around here, when I'm done I'll check with Mike ( 4 wheel parts )
and see when he thinks we can do the lift there.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:29 AM

You would think they would know from factory to put it somewhere else.

Oh well, were would 3rd party companies be if it was not for the bean counters and OEM mistakes. :grin:
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:55 AM

View PostJim B, on 22 August 2011 - 08:29 AM, said:

You would think they would know from factory to put it somewhere else.

Oh well, were would 3rd party companies be if it was not for the bean counters and OEM mistakes. :grin:

Don't know about the 4 door JK's but Rich never hit the skid on his evap even though he hit every other part of the undercarriage up in WindRock
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

Here's the lift install
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Frount
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And the jeep on stock tires
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I started around 9:00, by 5:00 I was driving down 75.NO shacks, no shimmy, no DW.Had the jeep up to 85mph ,,smooth.
Some time next week I'll have the 35"s on.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

Looks good Tommy! You should be kicking butt at Jeeptober. :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:37 AM

Working under all that rain. :ya: Dedication at it's best.

Are you going to keep the boot covers on the shocks :question:
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:36 PM

CrackerJack, Jeeptoberfest couldn't come soon enough. Knowing me I'll baby it until I get a feel for how the jeep acts.

I was in my garage all day Sat, it never did rain over here though,and when it did it was short lived. As for the shock boots I might keep them on. I never had a problem with them on my other jeeps, as long as they were on there tight.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:49 PM

Tommy, the JK is looking great! sorry i havent been able to lend a hand. Posted Image
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 08:28 PM

Thanks, Thats alright about the help. I understand everyone has their own lives to tend to first. :cheers:

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:33 PM

im free this afternoon-night if u got something else to install....
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