2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

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Welcome to my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon build thread!

This page is dedicated to my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4×4!  This makes the second Jeep Wrangler that I have personally owned.  The first one was a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport, to which I lifted with a 3.5″ Rough Country suspension lift, coupled with 35×12.50 Nitto Trail Grappler tires and 17″ Fuel Krank wheels.  This was an awesome setup that drove & rode extremely smooth, and was very capable off road with quick disconnects & dual-steering stabilizers.  See picture below:

My current Wrangler is a 2015 Unlimited Rubicon, also red 🙂  I always told myself that WHEN I owned another Jeep, I would have to get the Rubicon!  I learned on so many trail rides up through the North Georgia mountains that all the nice extras the Rubicons come with are well worth the extra investment.  Not only are the lockers, front & rear included, but automatic sway bar disconnect, beefier drive shafts, Dana 44 up front (instead of the Dana 35, like on my Sport), and a much better transfer case!  All of these items are completely worthless to the person who just wants the Jeep Rubicon for the “name appeal.”  However, for those who actually drive a Jeep the way it was meant to be driven, this guy, those features are invaluable to have on the trail!

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This page will be dedicated to tracking the progression of “All Things Jeep!”  Anywhere from mods, upgrades, trail ride adventures, DIY projects, etc..  Please make sure you subscribe to the blog on the home page to keep up-to-date with new content when it is made public.


Rancho myRIDE System

So, you are looking at which lift kit to go with for your Wrangler or truck.. Rough Country, Rancho, Super Lift, OME, Metal Cloak (ha, yea right, that's BIG money right there)...  You land on Rancho since they have made a name for themselves in the suspension/shock market, and most of their gear is red, so it just sounded like a perfect fit [for my red Jeep] 🙂

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Tray Mountain Trail

Yesterday was my Jeep's first adventure off the pavement!  We went up to Helen Georgia and rode across Tray Mountain.  This trail was a lot of fun, with a few deep washed out ruts to flex on, but not overly muddy (which was a good thing since I had the tops & doors off) 🙂  We had a great crew go that are always tons of run to ride with!  Big thanks to Dewayne, Frank & Chris for helping make yesterday a ton of fun!  The weather was gorgeous and to top it all off, cold beer on the creek in Helen, GA 🙂

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Jeep Hard Top Hoist System

The 2015 Jeep Rubicon has the nice painted Freedom hard top, which is one of the main things I like about this Jeep, aesthetically.  Having said that, the hard top is no where near as versatile as the soft tops.  If you want to remove it, you better have at least two capable people of lifting around ~50 or so pounds over their heads to be able to get it off cleanly.  This is relatively easy, if you have multiple people to help; however, what happens when you don't and want to enjoy your Jeep without a top?  In comes the hoist system.

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Public Address (PA) System

As a follow-up review to the Uniden Bearcat CB radio, I also installed a PA system during this implementation. Back in 2012 when I installed the CB in my old Jeep, I also installed a PA then; however,

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Tuffy Single Compartment Overhead Console

Back when I had my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport, I quickly found that when you go off road with a group on trail rides, you really do need a solid form of communication.  Cell phones don't work for many reasons, signal, having to exchange numbers with everyone, then having to actually dial someone.  

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MyGig Lockpick Pro

Modification Saturday!  I spent an entire day working on my Jeep this past weekend.  I installed a few different components that I will review separately, but probably the biggest item was the MyGig Lockpick Pro!  

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Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Kit

For those of you who drive Jeeps, you probably would agree the brakes leave a little to be desired.  After going to a larger tire, it becomes even  more important to make sure you are also modifying your braking system for proper stopping.  The Evolution Z23 kit from Power Stop does exactly that!

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Moto Metal MO961 + Nitto Mud Grapplers

The last Jeep that I owned and had lifted I went with the Fuel Krank 17" rims coupled with Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.50's.  I have always been a fan of Nitto tires, so there was no question on which tire I was going with; however, I did want to step it up a bit from the Trail Grapplers.  

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Rancho 3" Trail Suspension Lift

The biggest, and probably most dynamic modification you can do to your Jeep Wrangler is modify the suspension making way for larger and more off road capable whee/tire combos. On my previous JKU, I decided to go with the Rough Country 3.5" suspension lift with their v2.0 shocks.  It was a nice lift with a smooth ride, but this time around, I really had my eyes on the Rancho kit.  

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