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Old March 10th, 2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Default Jk rubi grocery getter make it better

First a brief history(who doesnt like pics?)


It all started with this silver lake grocery getter
Then i sold it with my 1990 chevy truck to buy a house

Now I needed cheap transportation so i bought this(dont laugh!)

It didnt last long stock

Who said IFS cant flex?
Owned this thing longer than any vehicle I have ever had
It served many duties as a commuter/off road rig/farm tool
And then after 7 years...goodbye, shipped to arizona
Now what?

You guessed it, another grocery getter
Bought it with the 4" zone and 31's
I added the JCR bumpers/cb/warn 8000 etc.
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Had the cherokee for a couple years and finally got the opportunity to step things up

2010 jk rubi
Then BDS hooked it up with a 4" long arm


Then I did the factory stubby conversion
Before and after shot
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Old March 10th, 2014, 07:18 AM   #3
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Didnt do many mods for the first 20000 miles
Picked up a new accessory though
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Also added the front/rear JCR bumpers
Picked up on a pretty good deal from them as they started prototyping for the jk line
Also grabbed an evap skid while I was there
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Finally took the time to install the skid plate on the front bumper
JCR sent some nuts with the wedge head screws but it seemed somewhat awkward to access the back side
The steel was more than thick enough to drill and tap so I gave it a shot

Worked out wonderfully other than breaking a tap
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Abracadabra! There it is
Notice the chinese led fog lights also
Wired them into the factory wiring, no troubles with the silly canbus system, since they are less wattage than the oem lights
Its nice to still be able to use the factory switch on the colum

Took the opportunity to clean up the winch by moving the solenoid box under hood


Tight fit but I had just enough room
Also added a warn wireless remote while I was at it

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Time to move on to some electrical
Installed the wire tap to power backup light override and cb(not installed yet)




Used some mobile home brake wire I had
Kind of nice with the double insulation


Gotta love the ease of removal on jeep doors for a project like this
Makes for hassle free acess
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Old March 10th, 2014, 06:13 PM   #8
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Ran a 12v supply from the battery while I was at it

Hidden in factory wire loom

Conveniently place body plug worked well for routing into cab
Thanks jeep
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Wiring to backup light relay


Body plug in rear fender well

Removed rear JCR to install led bulbs


Near impossible to install with o ring
So away they go
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Wired up
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Heres how I wired the relay for the backups allowing a switch for selectable on mode

This will be great for camping, hooking up to trailers, and of course unloading groceries
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Also wanted to take this time to do a traction control override so I disassembled the console

Had to tap into the purple with light blue stripe for this
There is also a purple with dark blue

This mod combined with a superchips programmer made the mushy automatic trans come to life
Vehicle now performs as expected on snow or dirt
I like traction control for most cases just not off road
There is a factory traction control button on the dash but it does not disable
It will only force a reduction in traction control
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Wired all this into a daystar pillar switch pod
I went with the daystar vs the rugged ridge
Alot of people say the color is off on the rugged

Mine showed up with the blue switch sealed in its packaging but missing the face

Thumbs up to Gnarly off road for quick response and they actually replaced the whole kit no chg and I got to keep the first kit to!
The pics of the pod look as if the positions for switches have a removable piece
Not the case, these must be cut out
Would have been a chore with a utility knife so I used a rotozip

Here it is installed
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Installed warn remote here
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Now on to custom taillights

Passenger side
Installed poison spyder led resistor and cut approx 1/4" off one side and had to remove 1" tab on the other in order to fit a 4" led in

Drivers side

Cut and arched some 10 ga steel
Now time for a 4.5" hole

Shipping box worked perfect to help hold the steel in place
Not as slippery as a piece of wood

And just the right size

Used a washer to center the marks for fastener holes in each corner
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Nice work.
BTW, where did the blue Blazer end up?
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Used a countersink

First ones done

Kind of a tight fit to install these

Pushing rubber up from here

And then run it underneath on the back side seems to get these to drop in the best

All painted and on
Thought the stainless screws looked the best painted black
I also drilled and tapped the tub for these
The tub is almost to thin
The screws when screwed all the way in with the countersink almost run out of threads
If it becomes a problem I will replace them with some button heads

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Nice work.
BTW, where did the blue Blazer end up?

Sold it to a guy in kzoo area
I saw it at silver lake couple times but have recently wondered the same thing
Had a 400 sbc in it, ran real good
I miss the sound of that thing
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Torn apart for some rebel off road hid's
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Fenders off

Now what?
I hear JCR may be working up some!
Or I may go custom
Cant make up my mind
Also have an idea on modifying some smittybuilts to my liking
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