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#1 Build it

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

I'll bring this thread up to speed up over the next couple of days but wanted to at least get it started now.


One of the projects we've been working on lately is a JK for Travis Thompson. A lot of you on here know Travis, but for those of you that don't here's a little background.

Travis has been wheeling with us for several years before getting out of the hobby for a while. His last ride was a nice lil' tubed out Sammi buggy. After a brief stint away from wheeling he decided he needed something he could wheel fairly hard, but also take the family in comfort. The answer came in an 07' Rubicon JK.

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He did pretty well at the Turkey Run this year but didn't waste much time bringing it to our shop for a gradual makeover.

First up was a 4" RockCrawler lift and some 37" KM2's.....then it was on to the good stuff.

Out with the old.

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Getting ready to go in with the new.

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More to come later.






#2 MIDGET

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

Can't wait to see this build up. He was talking it about it a few weeks ago.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:44 AM

First up was gearing. In with some Nitro 5.13's.


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While the front was stripped down Trav had us take care of the housing problems associated with the JK D44's. Namely weak tubes and C's. Nitro tube sleeves and a Knuckle Gusset kit took care of that.

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We threw in some Synergy ball joints for good measure.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

Oh hell yes, I'm anxious to see this build!

#5 Phantom 309

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

I heard something about some new axles?

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:49 PM

RCV's

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#7 Phantom 309

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:51 PM

:spell: I guess I should have looked at the first pics.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

I got to see Trav's Gen Right stuff in person Saturday. The welds on those bumpers are nice. I took a few pics for you that I'll get up tomorrow.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:49 PM

The pics don't really do it justice. I think Trav wanted to wax it first! :laughing:

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The bumpers and tire carrier are headed to the powder coater soon.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

Needs bigger tires. :evil:

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:16 PM

This was a truly nice JK. I couldn't help up take a close gannder at it when it pulled in. Lots of us wanted to see it in action lol.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:21 PM

View PostPhantom 309, on 23 June 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

I got to see Trav's Gen Right stuff in person Saturday. The welds on those bumpers are nice. I took a few pics for you that I'll get up tomorrow.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:47 AM

Nice stuff. Should put the Rubicon right where he wants it. I think the 37s are just right. good work.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 03:26 PM

I think Blaine beat me to it, but last week we installed a Teraflex HP44 housing for Trav. 3.25 x .5" tubes should stop the bending problems he had with his stock (and sleeved) 44.

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#15 OZ-Guard

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:20 PM

We need a close up of the wheel caps!!

#16 4x4KindaGuy

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:35 PM

Are RCVs better than Pro Comp? any feedback on the product?

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:11 PM

View Post4x4KindaGuy, on 10 September 2015 - 08:35 PM, said:

Are RCVs better than Pro Comp? any feedback on the product?
Pro Comp makes cv style axle shafts?

#18 Phantom 309

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 08:08 AM

I don't think Pro Comp even markets regular shafts.

#19 79chevy39.5's

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 07:58 PM

rcv is superior the only reason I would buy anything else is for steering angle

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:37 PM

Rcvs are good to 47 degree steering.  Thats pretty damn good in my opinion. The most I have heard of is 50 degrees.

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 10:36 PM

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Rcvs are good to 47 degree steering.

I've read they start blowing up around 40-42 degrees.

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 10:45 PM

That's not what they told me on the phone yesterday.  They are trying to sell me something so who knows.  Either way if they offer a life time warranty why would they tell me they are good to 47 degrees?