2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon Wrangler "Rubicon"

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Saturday, June 10, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Gathering
thumbnail Christmas Party,Save the Date!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Gathering
thumbnail Anza Borrego
Saturday, November 19, 2016
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thumbnail 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix
Friday, June 10, 2016
Gathering
thumbnail Shooting Fair
Friday, June 3, 2016
Gathering
thumbnail Golar Gulch
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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thumbnail Death Valley
Friday, April 15, 2016
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thumbnail King of the Hammers race
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Gathering
thumbnail Christmas "Bad to the Bone" Barbeque
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Gathering
thumbnail Anza Borrego
Friday, November 20, 2015
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thumbnail Anza day run
Friday, November 20, 2015
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thumbnail Turkey Track
Saturday, October 24, 2015
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thumbnail Off Road Expo
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Gathering
thumbnail Moonlight Run
Saturday, September 26, 2015
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thumbnail Jeep Jamboree Rubicon Trail
Thursday, August 6, 2015
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thumbnail Cleghorn
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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thumbnail Karen King's memorial
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Gathering
thumbnail King of the Hammers race
Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Joined: October 2014
Experience: Veteran
Media:
Color: Shale Green
Weight: Heavy
Fun Fact:

I've added 2 five gallon gerry cans for gas to the back of my rig.  Came in handy when we wheeled in Death Valley for 260 miles without seeing civilization or a gas station.  

Comments:


I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.



Finished installing a 50" LED lightbar and 2 42 watt lights on the 'A' pillars and my 4 note Buick horns under the hood.  Sounds like a train now.  No whimpy single note horn.


To-Dos:

I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.  Also waiting to ding up my Mickey Thompsons a bit more. LOL

New Fox resevoir shocks for the rear coming soon.

 

Engine: 4.0 liter
Transmission: 42RLE 4 speed auto
Transmission Type: Automatic
Transmission # Gears: 4
Transfer Case: NV241 Rock-Trac 4:1 fixed yoke
Axle Gear Ratio: 5:13
Drive Shafts: Heavy duty
Axle Front: Dana 44
Axle Rear: Dana 44
Locker Front: Rubicon
Locker Rear: Rubicon
Engine Chip Module: No
Misc Driveline: 1330 U-joints
JBA headers
aFe cold air intake
reinforced track bar mounts (welded)
Front Trackbar: RE long arm
Rear Trackbar: RE long arm
Front Springs/Leafs: RE 5 1/2" Coil
Rear Springs/Leafs: RE 5 1/2" Coil
Front Shocks: Rancho adjustable
Rear Shocks: Rancho adjustable Soon to be Fox
Front Control Arms: RE long arm
Rear Control Arms: RE long arm
Quick Disconnects: Yes
Height: 5 1/2"
Body Lift: None
Clearance: 5 1/2"
Wheels: 15x8
Tire Brand: BFG
Tire Type: M/T
Tire Size: 35 inches
Misc Tires: Spare on tire carrier
Misc Suspension: RE 5 1/2" Long Arm Currie Currectlync heavy duty tie rods and drag link. Welded reinforced track bar mounts
Front Bumper: Smittybilt Stinger
Rear Bumper: Unknown swingout tire carrier
Rock Sliders: Unknown rock sliders
Oil Pan Skid: Skid Row Skid plate
Transfer Case Skid: RE Long Arm replacement skid
Gas Tank Skid: Warn
Front Diff: Yes
Rear Diff: Yes
Evap Canister: No
Misc Armor: Poison Spyder steering box skid
Winch Brand: Smittybilt 8000lb
Winch Capacity: 8000 lbs
GPS: Garman
CB: Cobra
Ham: Kenwood HT and Yaesu FT-857D
Air: Smittybilt 4.5CFM portable
Roof Rack: Smittybilt Defender
Lights: Hella on front bumper
Welder:
Misc Tools: Smittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor
Smittybilt auto air down things
Shovel, Hi-Lift,
Battery: Yellow Top Optima
Alternator: Stock
SwitchBox: No
Remote Started: No
Fusebox: Standard
12 Volts: Yes
Power Inverter: No
Stereo: Alpine
Trailer Controller: No
Misc Electrical: Superlift TruSpeed Speed Sensor Calibrator
Old Buick 4 note horn
Snatch Straps: Yes 30' 20,000lb
Trunk Saver: Smittybilt Security Storage Vault
D Shackle: Yes
Snatch Block: Yes
Winch Line Extension: No
Winch Line: Stainless steel
First Aid: Yes
HiLift: Yes
Jack Base: Standard
Extinguisher: Yes
Sand Mat: What?
Misc Recovery: 30' 20,000 lb tow strap
Armor: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Poison Spyder steering box skid
Old Value: Poison Spider steering box skid

Gas Tank Armor: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Warn
Old Value: None

Oil Pan Armor: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Skid Row Skid plate
Old Value: No

Misc Electrical: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Superlift TruSpeed Speed Sensor Calibrator Old Buick 4 note horn
Old Value: Superlift TruSpeed Speed Sensor Calibrator

Engine Chip Module: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: No
Old Value:

Misc Engine: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: 1330 U-joints JBA headers aFe cold air intake reinforced track bar mounts (welded)
Old Value: 1330 U-joints JBA headers aFe cold air intake

Fun Fact: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value:

I've added 2 five gallon gerry cans for gas to the back of my rig.  Came in handy when we wheeled in Death Valley for 260 miles without seeing civilization or a gas station.  

Old Value:

Misc: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.

Finished installing a 50" LED lightbar and 2 42 watt lights on the 'A' pillars and my 4 note Buick horns under the hood.  Sounds like a train now.  No whimpy single note horn.

Old Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.

Finished installing a 50" LED lightbar and 2 42 watt lights on the 'A' pillars.  


Snatch Block: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Yes
Old Value: No

Trunk Saver: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Smittybilt Security Storage Vault
Old Value: No

Roof Rack: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Smittybilt Defender
Old Value:

Suspension: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: RE 5 1/2" Long Arm Currie Currectlync heavy duty tie rods and drag link. Welded reinforced track bar mounts
Old Value: RE 5 1/2" Long Arm Currie Currectlync heavey duty tie rods and drag link

Sway Bar Disconnect: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Yes
Old Value: Yes but broken right now

Rear Shocks: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Rancho adjustable Soon to be Fox
Old Value: Rancho adjustable

Todos: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value:

I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.  Also waiting to ding up my Mickey Thompsons a bit more. LOL

New Fox resevoir shocks for the rear coming soon.

 

Old Value:

I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.  Also waiting to ding up my Mickey Thompsons a bit more. LOL

 


Misc Tools: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value: Smittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor Smittybilt auto air down things Shovel, Hi-Lift,
Old Value: Smittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor Smittybilt auto air down things

Misc: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.

Finished installing a 50" LED lightbar and 2 42 watt lights on the 'A' pillars.  

Old Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.


Todos: Monday, June 13, 2016
New Value:

I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.  Also waiting to ding up my Mickey Thompsons a bit more. LOL

 

Old Value:

I want to install a 50" LED light bar and 3" LED lights on the 'A' pillars.  I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.

 


Misc: Monday, December 7, 2015
New Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.

Old Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I'm mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.

I need ideas on where to mount my FT857D box but I know where I'll be mounting the removable face.  


Todos: Monday, December 7, 2015
New Value:

I want to install a 50" LED light bar and 3" LED lights on the 'A' pillars.  I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.

 

Old Value:

I want to install a light bar and 3" LED lights on the 'A' pillars.  I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.

 


Misc: Monday, December 7, 2015
New Value:

I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities.  I'm mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now.  I built a bracket above the console for the remote head.  It's in a very convienient place now.

I need ideas on where to mount my FT857D box but I know where I'll be mounting the removable face.  

Old Value:

I will be installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and I will be installing a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities

I need ideas on where to mount my FT857D box but I know where I'll be mounting the removable face.  


Todos: Monday, December 7, 2015
New Value:

I want to install a light bar and 3" LED lights on the 'A' pillars.  I'm looking to replace my wheeles with Fuel "Anza" 15"x8" wheels but waiting to get a good deal on them.

 

Old Value:

Lights

Fix sway bar

Make a hoist system for top removal

Permanent installation of my Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF transiever

Make a mount for my fire extinguisher

 


Air: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: Smittybilt 4.5CFM portable
Old Value: TBD

Front Differential Armor: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: Yes
Old Value: No skid

Rear Differential Armor: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: Yes
Old Value: No skid

Evap Canister Armor: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value: No skid

Oil Pan Armor: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value: None

Misc Recovery: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: 30' 20,000 lb tow strap
Old Value:

Snatch Straps: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: Yes 30' 20,000lb
Old Value: Yes 30' 2000lb

Misc Tools: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
New Value: Smittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor Smittybilt auto air down things
Old Value: Smittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor

Front Differential Armor: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value: No skid
Old Value:

Rear Differential Armor: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value: No skid
Old Value:

Evap Canister Armor: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value: No skid
Old Value:

Gas Tank Armor: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value: None
Old Value:

Snatch Straps: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value: Yes 30' 2000lb
Old Value: No

Todos: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value:

Lights

Fix sway bar

Make a hoist system for top removal

Permanent installation of my Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF transiever

Make a mount for my fire extinguisher

 

Old Value:

OBA

Strap

Lights

Fix sway bar

Make a hoist system for top removal

Permanent installation of my Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF transiever

Make a mount for my fire extinguisher

 


Misc Tools: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
New Value: Smittybilt 4.5CFM 12vdc compressor
Old Value:

Transfer Case Armor: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE Long Arm replacement skid
Old Value: RE Long Are replacement skid

Body Lift: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: None
Old Value:

Drive Shafts: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Heavy duty
Old Value:

12 Volt Supply: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Yes
Old Value:

Fusebox: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Standard
Old Value:

Misc Electrical: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Superlift TruSpeed Speed Sensor Calibrator
Old Value:

Power Inverter: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Remote Starter: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Switch Box: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Misc: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value:

I will be installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and I will be installing a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities

I need ideas on where to mount my FT857D box but I know where I'll be mounting the removable face.  

Old Value:

I will be installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities

and I will be installing a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities

 

I need ideas on where to mount my FT857D box but I know where I'll be mounting the removable face.  


Jack Base: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Standard
Old Value:

Sand Mat: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: What?
Old Value:

Snatch Block: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Snatch Straps: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Trunk Saver: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Winch Line: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Stainless steel
Old Value:

Winch Line Extension: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: No
Old Value:

Front Springs: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE 5 1/2" Coil
Old Value:

Rear Springs: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE 5 1/2" Coil
Old Value:

Air: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: TBD
Old Value:

Oil Pan Armor: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: None
Old Value:

Transfer Case Armor: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE Long Are replacement skid
Old Value: RE

Misc: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value:

I will be installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities

and I will be installing a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities

 

I need ideas on where to mount my FT857D box but I know where I'll be mounting the removable face.  

Old Value:

Front Control Arms: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE long arm
Old Value:

Front Trackbar: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE long arm
Old Value:

Rear Control Arms: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE long arm
Old Value:

Rear Trackbar: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: RE long arm
Old Value:

Tires: Friday, October 3, 2014
New Value: Spare on tire carrier
Old Value:

Alternator: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: Stock
Old Value:

Misc Engine: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: 1330 U-joints JBA headers aFe cold air intake
Old Value:

GPS: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: Garman
Old Value:

Lights: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: Hella on front bumper
Old Value: Yes on bumper

Make: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: Jeep TJ
Old Value: Jeep

Model: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: Rubicon Wrangler
Old Value: Wrangler

Suspension: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: RE 5 1/2" Long Arm Currie Currectlync heavey duty tie rods and drag link
Old Value: RE 5 1/2" Long Arm

Todos: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value:

OBA

Strap

Lights

Fix sway bar

Make a hoist system for top removal

Permanent installation of my Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF transiever

Make a mount for my fire extinguisher

 

Old Value:

Weight: Thursday, October 2, 2014
New Value: heavy
Old Value:


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Monday, May 11, 2015 - Jeep Daddy

I finally installed my ham radio rig. It's the Yeasu FT-857D with an ATAS 200 antenna and a dual band 2 meter/440 antenna. I mounted the tranceiver under the drivers seat. I mounted the remote head on a fabricated bracket just below the stereo system. I ran the coax under the tub but above the gas tank and came throught the floor pan jus under the drivers seat where there was a round rubber gromett with some othere wires already there. Other wires were routed under the center console for a clean look. Thanks to Desert Guy for some of his helpful ad ise.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Jeep Daddy

I just finished some maintenance on my Rubicon. It needed a water pump so while I was at it I replaced the water pump, thermostat, belt, and all the hoses. I recently got a P1294 code so I cleaned the AIC. Man it was filthy. I thought all my worries would be over after that but it threw the P1294 code over and over. I finally figured out that the intake manifold was a little loose near the #6 cylinder. While the engine was idling (high I might add), I sprayed a little penetrating oil along the base of the throttle body and the intake manifold. Marty Blenz helped me do this. The idle returned to normal the second the fluid hit the rear part of the intake manifold. I waited till the engine was cool and tightened up the intake and the rig idles fine and all codes are gone.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Jeep Daddy

The pic is of my 85 CJ7 NOT my 04 Rubicon. But you guys already knew that, right?


Thursday, October 30, 2014 - color me gone from california

If you remove your glovebox you'll see lots of room on the ffirewall,close by the power block - fuse block. Congrats on the new radio! Kg6spj


Friday, October 3, 2014 - Jeep Daddy

I see now. All I have to do is type in the comments and I've replied. The comments are at the bottom of "edit my rig". Anyway, I'm going to install an ATAS 120 for HF freqs, and a Diamond 2m/440 for the VHF/UHF freqs.


Friday, October 3, 2014 - Jeep Daddy

How do I respond to emails sent about my rig?


Friday, October 3, 2014 - Bypass

NICE mobile radio. What kind of antennas do you plan on using?