Julio The Tank Rubicon

A 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU Rubicon 4dr 4x4 build by Zaven O Bryant

“Julio, the Tank Rubicon” – Tank Green – Since Mile 52 – July 3rd 2015 This is my first JEEP Wrangler build. As a boy, I looked through magazines and pointed out 4x4 vehicles from the back seat of my parent's car. Later, I tried to modify my first car, an Isuzu Rodeo, then JEEP Liberty, into 2-wheel drive off road machines. Very humble, they were only modestly capable. After the Liberty experienced overheating issues I drove to the nearest JEEP dealership with my parents and had the blessing of being able to finally own my very own Wrangler! Thank God! Since then, calculated additions began after only 1 week and have been ongoing ever since. Wheel, break, fix repeat never rang more true. In my 1 car garage I wrench and build. I have had the help of good friends and some excellent shops along the way. I am totally satisfied with my "final" product... Interco TRXUS MT 37s next! Supercharger in 2021! Most recent upgrade, WARN VR EVO 12K Winch

2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU Rubicon 4dr 4x4

Build Details

engine

  • PENTASTAR 3.6L V6
  • RIPP – High Performance Coil pack
  • OPTIMA Battery – Red Top
  • SUPERCHIPS – TrailDash 2 Tuner
  • NGK – Iridium Spark Plugs

intake

  • K&N – reusable air filter (stock) motor and interior reusable cabin air filter
  • AEV – Snorkel with Dust pre-filter

exhaust

  • MAGNAFLOW - Custom downturn exhaust dump under seat

drivetrain

  • 6-Speed Manual
  • LUBELOCKER – Reusable diff. gasket (2X)
  • NITRO GEAR & AXLE– Sleeve
  • EVO - Axle Trusses – Front and Rear
  • YUKON GEAR & AXLE – 5.13
  • RCV – axle shafts – Front 4340 and Rear 300M
  • 1310 Front Drive Shaft (local)
  • ADAMS - 1350 Rear non-greasable HD driveshaft
  • ROUGH COUNTRY – Differential Skid – front and rear
  • Custom Differential Breather hose extensions > 5.5’
  • DANA Spicer wheel hubs
  • ARTEC INDUSTRIES –C Gussets, control arm skids

brakes

  • POWER STOP - Brakes Z36 HD
  • CROWN – extended brake lines

wheels & tires

  • TRAILWORTHY FAB – Custom H1 Hummer Re-Centered double bead-lock wheels with rock guards in 24 bolt 5x5 pattern 4.5” backspacing – tank green and black – MC GUARD -HD lug nuts and lock – black center cap (5X)
  • PITBULL TIRES – Rocker Radial 37” x12.5x16.5(5X)

suspension

  • EVO – No Limits Rubicon Quick Sway bar Disconnect
  • EVO – Sway Bar End Links
  • ROCK KRAWLER – PRO draglink
  • ROCK KRAWLER – 8 mid arms
  • SYNERGY MANUFACTURING - 4130 tie rod w/ anti flop joint
  • PSC - hydro assist ram with cooler
  • PSC - HD BIG BORE steering box w/ high flow pump
  • METALCLOAK - Evap canister relocation
  • METALCLOAK - DB3 rear control arm relocation
  • RARE PARTS – Diamond Series Ball Joints
  • METALCLOAK – Outboard shock mounts
  • FALCON - shocks 3.3 4-6”
  • TERAFLEX - Limit straps – 15.15 (4X)
  • FALCON - HD skid plate and max clearance
  • TERAFLEX - Speed bumps – front and rear – 3”bump stops-front (high steer)
  • TERAFLEX - coil correction and retainer - lower - rear
  • TERAFLEX - 1 inch front spring spacer
  • HD Shock mounts – upper Rear
  • CLAYTON OFFROAD – Track bar – front and rear
  • CLAYTON OFFROAD – 4.5” springs
  • SUMO SPRINGS – Bump stop – rear
  • JKS - Front control arm correction brackets

lighting

  • J.W. SPEAKER – Smoke Turn signals, rear tail lights
  • RAXIOM – Smoke side markers, LED headlights
  • RIGID INDUSTRIES – Hyperspot –D and SR series 10” light bar
  • PRO COMP – Rock lights 10x
  • LED 3rd brake light (in wheel studs)
  • TRIGGER ACS – Trigger Pro 4 Switches

exterior

  • REBEL OFFROAD - BaxPax
  • RAMPAGE - Locking Hood Latches
  • EVO- ProTek Full Skid Plate System
  • ROUGH COUNTRY - Stubby Bumper w/ Stinger – tank green
  • WARN - VR EVO 12 Winch
  • FACTOR 55 – Hawse fairlead and Ultrahook OD Green
  • RUGGED RIDGE – Grille insert, Sun Shade – OD green
  • RUGGED RIDGE – Hood Vents
  • RUGGED RIDGE –XHD Sliders
  • RUGGED RIDGE - Tailgate High lift bracket
  • Black JEEP grille lettering
  • RAIN X – wipers, coating
  • RUBICON – Outlined hood letters – removed all other stickers
  • Black TRAIL RATED badges
  • OLYMPIC 4X4 PRODUCTS - A-pilar mounts rear bumper fascia w/ recovery points,tube doors w/ mirrors – tank green
  • Real Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
  • Door inserts-Tank Green
  • DIRTY DOG 4X4 – Tube door netting front netting
  • SMITTYBILT – rear netting
  • POISON SPYDER– (Look Alike) Standard Width Flares – Tank Green
  • QUADRATEC - Trailer hitch w/ 6 pin adapter
  • M.O.R.E. Rear Metal License Plate Replacement Bracket w/ “Rubicon” Frame
  • Hood Windshield Bumpers and Hoop Delete, Tailgate Tire Bumper Delete and Hole Covers

interior

  • Houston Executive - 3M Window Tint Legal
  • S-COBRA - CB radio
  • CB radio antenna mount
  • FIRESTICK antenna – (2X) UHF/VHF Cobra hand held 2 way radios
  • LED interior lights
  • Lockable console storage w/ RUGGED RIDGE Console Cover - black
  • IINFINITY AUDIO – 1000 watt RMS mono amp @ 2ohm – remote knob
  • JL AUDIO - 2X– 12” WO subwoofers in JL Bass Slot Box Painted black
  • KICKER AUDIO– Full 8 speaker replacement
  • MPS MOLLE PLATFORM SOLUTIONS – pistol holder – driver side, Full Length Tailgate Table w/ magnetic tool holders
  • Full Carbon Fiber dash overlay ABS and real carbon fiber pieces
  • 67 DESIGNS – 4X carbon fiber arms with accessory mounts
  • VECTOR – Full Dash bar – tank green
  • GPCA – Rear Cargo Cover
  • WILD BOAR– Grab Handles – tank green
  • WEATHERTECH – Full Floor mats
  • Fire extinguisher and mount
  • SMITTYBILT – GEAR seat covers OD Green TrailShade - coyote
  • BARTACT– Visor covers OD green and Grab handle bag black
  • Fully painted interior trim – tank green
  • RUGGED RIDGE - Door scuff guards
  • KENTROL – Delrin hinges
  • AMERICAN OUTLAW - EZ Door pin guides

other

  • ACTION TRAX USA - OD green w/ metal teeth
  • SMITTYBILT – high lift jack (HD) – OD Green
  • SMITTYBILT - WASP land anchor and portable air compressor
  • Stubby FM radio antenna
  • Recovery gear – 2X tow straps
  • ARB - tree saver
  • QUADRATEC - Steel D-Ring shackles
  • WARN - 16K # Snatch Block
  • JEEPSNEEDS - HURRICANE w/ hoses inflation system
  • J&J - First aid kit
  • SLIME - tire repair and maintenance kit
  • OPTIMA - Red Top Battery Spare
  • S-COBRA - USB Car starter and battery pack
  • HITCHMOUNT RACK SYSTEMS – Bike and Kayak Carrier (multifunctional/purpose)– Curtis sway loc anti sway clamp
  • AJT DESIGNS - OD green key fob

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