My Build

This is my build list to date. This is an ever changing list as my Jeep continues to evolve. That is one of the more enjoyable aspects of Jeep ownership...the evolution of your Jeep. 

Brand new!

Brand new!

Here's how it started, I bought a brand new 2016 Wrangler Hard Rock. I chose the Hard Rock model for the following reasons: dana 44 front and rear axles, 4.10 gears, factory skids, factory rock rails, 4:1 low range transfer case, heat reduction hood, electronic locking axles and electronic sway bar disconnect. The Hard Rock edition was the most trail worthy Jeep you could spec from the factory. It provided an exceptional platform on which to build.

As a note, a few years back I was on my first wheeling trip to Moab. We were running Fins & Things. This was for me at the time, the toughest trail I had attempted. I was running 35's on a 3.5" lift. We met a stock Hard Rock as we were beginning the trail. He followed me on nearly every trail, only rarely taking a by-pass. His stock Hard Rock handled Fins quite easily, the only real difference being he made contact midship and on the rear. Fins can be very steep in places and features a few really big big drops. This really brought home the point about how capable a stock Jeep is. That trail rated badge on the side really does stand for something!

On Fins & Things with a stock Hard Rock wheeling with us...

On Fins & Things with a stock Hard Rock wheeling with us...

I love this shot, as it really highlights the potential in a Jeep. Stock, and mine just freshly lifted.

Mine on the right, awaiting alignment after lift install...

Mine on the right, awaiting alignment after lift install...

Here's a list of my build. I will add and at times take away from this list as ‘Rubi’ continues to evolve.


- MetalCloak 3.5" Game Changer Lift

- MetalCloak Rear Coil Spring Alignment Kit

- TeraFlex 3" SpeedBumps

- Falcon 3.3 Adjustable Shocks



- Steer Smarts Yeti Extreme top mount drag link w/Griffin XD attenuator

- Steer Smarts Yeti XD tie rod

- Steer Smarts XD dampner bracket

- Fox RacingShox Performance 2.0 series ATS steering dampner

- PSC Big Bore XD steering gear/high pressure supply hose



- Mopar Performance Big Brake Kit

- TeraFlex Rear Performance Big Rotor Kit w/EBC Yellowstuff truck pads


wheels & tires

- Method Racing Fat Five 17x8.5 BS 4.72"

- OMF Performance Fat Five  re-enforced conversion/rock domes

- Mastercraft 37x12.50 Courser XHT tires



- Banks Ram-Air Intake system

- AFE Mach Force 2.5" High-Tuck exhaust-cat back

- Vibrant Performance Ultra Quiet 2.5" resonator



- Adams Extreme Duty 1310 CV Spicer solid w/pinion yoke driveshaft (front)

- TeraFlex Tera 44R 4"+ front axle-4.88 gears(motive)-oem E-locker

- TerFlex HD adj. ball joints

- Ten Factory chromoly axle shafts

- TeraFlex JK Hi-Performance Dana 44 front axle tube seal

- TeraFlex HD diff cover f/r



- KMS Lo-Pro Mod roof rack

- KMS A-frame

- KMS Congo Pro light bar mounts

- KMS 24" Grab Bars

- KMS Eyelet tie down kit

- KMS Front/Back Rails

- TeraFlex Alpha hinged adj. tire carrier

- TeraFlex 3rd brake light extension

- Drake Offraod handle inserts

- Rugged Ridge Spartan grill

- Rugged Ridge Hurricane flat fenders/stainless hardware

- Rugged Ridge Aluminum hood latches

- VPR 4x4 126-s-s front bumper

- VPR 4x4 stinger

- Smittybuilt Beaver Tail

- OEM Hitchw/wiring harness

- Rugged Ridge taillight guards

- Rough Country hood light bar mount

- VMS billet antenna base

- 35% window tints



- Rock Hard 4x4 double wall transmission cross member

- Rock Hard 4x4 aluminum evap canister skid

- Rock Hard 4x4 aluminum oil pan/transmission skid

- Rock Hard 4x4 aluminum T-case skid

- Rock Hard 4x4 aluminum gas/fuel tank skid

- Teraflex rear Falcon bolt on Skids



- Warn M8000-s winch

- Warn aluminum fairlead

- Factor 55 pro-link

- Viking offroad 3/4" d-rings

- Daystar D-Ring Isolator kit

- Mopar Jeep recovery kit

- Bubba Rope Gator-Jaw synthetic shackle/32,0000lbs (2)



- 2lb fire extinguisher/roll bar mount

- Maglite flashlight

- Rotopax 2gal. water can-rebel offroad roll bar mount

- Rotopax 2gal. fuel cells(2) roof rack mounted-lockable rotopax mounts

- Hi-lift jack/with boot-roof rack mounted

- MYMEDIC MyFak first aid kit

- SOG Fasthawk axe

- SOG folding wood saw

- Fiskars folding limb saw


onboard air

- ARB twin compressor w/manifold

- WD-Auto/Grabars ARB bracket-cargo area mount

- J.T. Brooks automatic tire deflators

- ARB digital tire guage

- ARB inflation kit

- ARB Speedy Seal II tire repair kit



- Mopar stainless steel door sills

- Mopar headliner kit

- Drake Offroad e-brake cover

- Mopar cargo area rubber slush mat

- Lloyd mats jeep logo carpet mats

- War Pig Off Road rear seat recline kit

- Motion Pro rear view camera

- Springtail Solutions Molle rear door table

- Springtail Solutions side rack system

- Putco interior led light kit

- Rugged Ridge iphone/camera mount

- Grabars-front



- J.W.Speaker 8700 Evo J2 headlights

- J.W.Speaker 6145 J2 fogs

- J.W.Speaker279 J-Series tail lights

- J.W.Speaker 239 J2 turn signals

- Rigid Industries 20" SR2-series Hyper spot/driving combo light bar

- Rigid Industries D-SS Side Shooters

- KC Hi-Lites Gravity Pro 6 light bar(5-light)

- KC Hi-Lites 10" Flex Array-combo

- Rigid Industries roof rack mounted D2 Floods

- Quadratec 4" rectangular LED bumper mounted backup lights

- KC Hi-Lites Cyclone Rock Light Kit

- sPOD control, lighted 6 switch with custom Contura switch graphics