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About Rubicobra

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    4x4 Curious

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  • Rig
    2005 Wrangler
  • Location
    Tucson AZ
  1. I'm going to have to pull out of the trip. Broke a control arm Saturday on Alamo Springs and barely limped home. New Control arm won't be here till next week. Sorry guys.
  2. I'm just pissed at Jeep for teasing me. Sharing the misery. There was an article a couple years ago in JP magazine that said Jeep had been purchased by International and they were planning a whole bunch of diesel motors for the North American market...... Man was I excited. Turns out it was an April Fools joke. Buttheads.
  3. The sad part is, if they do release it, it's not going to look like that at all.. Those portal axles for example are not recommended for highway use, so scratch those. King coilovers? Too expensive, scratch those. Beadlocks? Too difficult for your average user, scratch em. They'll probably cheap out and put 30" tires on it too. If they do make a version like the one pictured, what are your guesses on price? I'm guessin' 50K and they aren't going to warranty the portal units if it's driven over 60mph.
  4. It does look like it has portal axles like a unimog and a chopped JK tub. If they make this thing, I will have one. They need a diesel motor in there too. If it has a diesel I'll slap my grandma to be first in line.
  5. Engine: 4.0L I6 Top: Factory soft top with half doors Mileage: 68,000 MODS: Suspension: 8" Skyjacker Rock Ready long arm Transmission: NSG370 6 Speed from 2005 TJ Transfer Case: Tera Low 4:1 Wheels: Steel 5 on 5.5 Tires: 37" Super Swamper SSR's Axles: Rear: Tera CR60R 4.88 + ARB and disc brakes Front: Dana 30 4.88 + Superior shafts, Warn manual hubs, HD Tie Rod, Sway bar discos Drive Shaft: Custom rear Winch: Mile Marker Hydraulic Air Compressor: Kilby engine driven compressor with valves, switches, regulator and tank Air Filter: Rock It Air tube - K&N Filter Exhaust: Hi flow Cat Back Throttle: Rubicon Express Hand throttle Fender Flares: Warn 6 in. Bumpers: Front: Mountain Off Road with Smitty Built Brush guard Rear: Off road with swing away tire carrier and hitch receiver Corner Guards: Diamond Plate Steel Side Rails: Steel Rocker Panel Sliders Skid Plates: Gas Tank: Gas Tank skid plate Steering Box: Steering Box skid plate Tail Light Guard: Cages Lights: **** Cepek Off Road PIAA Driving & Fog IPF Headlights Roll cage: Sport cage - dash mount Sun Roof: Lexan - Steel Horse Duster: BestTop Stereo: Pioneer AM/FM CD Player Speakers: Sound Bar Seat Belts: Off road - wide webbing CB Radio: Cobra Hand Held Floor liners: Formed diamond plate Seat Covers: Neoprene - Wet Okole style Modifications: Full Value of parts only - No labor cost included $ 20,050.00 Kelley Blue Bk: $ 9,170.00 Offers?
  6. I would question someone's motivations if they were carrying ether in their rig.
  7. Just like theksmith said, it's primarily a kit for emergencies and to keep something small from ruining your day on the trail; e.g. bad taco bell or wet socks. That being said, I have enough stuff in there in case your vehicle is diabled, the sun is going down, and you're looking at a long walk by yourself. Now if you are in this situation, you planned poorly, but are prepared for it. I also take my bag with me if I'm driving long distance, camping, etc. I just like to know that if I did end up in the desert walking somewhere that I'm not going to die for lack of preparation.
  8. Starter fluid trick.... it works, but it's not your best option. I like the Power Tank.
  9. My bug out / Emergency bag has: 1. Ka-Bar Becker TacTool 2. KABAR Fighting/Utility Short 5-1/4" Fixed Blade knife 3. Katadyn Vario Microfilter (Awesome!!!!) 4. Katadyn Micropur MP1 20 Water Purification Tablets 5. BLACKHAWK! Side Hydration Pouch 40 oz. (x2 One on each side secured with Molle straps) 6. Original Swiss Ranger Volcano Stove Set (For boiling water if need be) 7. Ultimate Survival WetFire Tinder (x20) 8. Blastmatch Fire Starter 9. Bic Lighter (x3) 10. Mylar Emergency Blanket (x3) 11. Texsport Reinforced Rip Stop Polythylene Tarp and tarp clips 12. Compression Sleeping Bag (not the best but small light and will keep you alive) 13. Tactical Trauma Kit in ModGear Pouch (Plus QuikClot, ibuprofen, immodium, extra band aids) 14. Leatherman Kick Multi-Tool 15. Green Glow Sticks 16. Mini MagLite 17. Para Cord 300' Spool 18. 3M N95 Respirator (You never know) 19. Deet Insect Repellent 20. Military Style Compass (chinese made cheapo but works great) 21. 100% cotton Shemagh (x2 It's the desert and I'm fair skinned) 22. SPF 85 sunscreen (see above) 23. MRE (x2 Eversafe brand, tasty!) 24. Collapseable camping bucket 25. Collapseable canteen (x2) 26. Signal mirror 27. Toilet paper 28. Coffee filters 29. Energy bars 30. Ziplocks 31. And last but not least my FN 5.7x28mm pistol (+2 extra mags) This is all in a ModGear Black Urban Go Pack. Never leave home without it!
  10. I'm keeping my TJ. No electronic nannying. Why would you design that function into a Jeep? Makes no sense to me.
  11. Also valve cores, I've mangled more than a few of them. Stupid things...... http://www.amazon.com/Slime-20088-4-Way-Tool-Valve/dp/B0020T17J2/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332433328&sr=8-1-spell
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