Custom Jeep Parts: PROJECT JK - Phase I

Great news! We have purchased a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X. This Jeep will be used to trail test our new ball joint design.
Phase II

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Rare Parts Inc. is excited to announce the development of our new patent-pending Dual Load Carrying Ball Joint System for Jeep JK 4x4s. For proper testing, we got ourselves a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which became Project: JK. The primary purpose of our project is to trail test our new ball joint system, and our steering system.

Rare Parts already manufactures a patent-pending, heavy duty Jeep steering system, known as the Fab Series® Steering System.

 The Fab Series® steering system is a replaceable cartridge system - the studs at all 4 points are replaceable cartridges, which makes it much easier to carry replacement parts with you on the trail. The cartridges can be reversed. With that enabled, converting to high-steer has never been easier.


The Build

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The Testing

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phase2 skid row offroad gas tank skid plate installed jeep wrangle oe steering system project jk steering system drag link assembly 2007 jeep jk steering test fit currie lift kit tires have arrived 2007 jeep jk removed suspension and steering 2007 jeep wrangler installing rear coil springs 2007 wrangler jk rear track bar bracket ready for welding 2007 wrangler jk rear track bar bracket welded, track bar installed welding track bar reinforcing plates project jk 2007 wrangler front end installed steering and suspension wrangler front end steering and suspension installed project jk jeep wrangler steering and suspension lift kit installed flex test project jk jeep wrangler witha rb stubby front bumper project jk 2007 jeep wrangler steering and suspension lift kit installed project jk 2007 jeep wrangler exhaust by MBRP 2007 wrangler exhaust by MBRP ready for install 2007 jeep wrangler MBRP cat back exhaust system installed 2007 jeep wrangler stock air intake box 2007 jeep wrangler volant cold air intake installed project jk argent hutchinson rock monster bead lock wheels Argent Hutchinson rock monster bead lock wheels with nitto tire spare installed project jk Argent Hutchinson rock monster bead lock wheels with nitto tire compared to OE 2007 wrangler rcd bilstein shocks 2007 wrangler jk RCD bilstein shocks installed 2007 wrangler RCD suspension sent us a koozie Argent Hutchinson rock monster bead lock wheels with nitto tires installed project jk wrangler wurton scout swatt led cube lights installed rare parts project jk white knuckle offroad rock sliders project jk white knuckle offroad rock sliders heavy duty jeep wrangler after washing project jk white knuckle offroad rock sliders powder coated project jk white knuckle offroad rock sliders powder coated installed wrangler ring and pinions and lockers wrangler ram mount installing laptop mount projeck jk wrangler ram mount laptop installed jeep wrangler amsoil fluids project jk 2007 wrangler skid row offroad skid plates wrangler skid row offroad skid plates installed project jk ace rear bumper project jk ace rear bumper detail project jk ace rar bumper installation project jk ace rear bumper installation 2 project jk ace rear bumper installed wrangler unlimited flexing project jk fordyce009 project jk ford project jk ford

Build Sheet

 

Part Part Number Notes
CORRECTLYNC Heavy Duty Steering System JK-9703 H.D. Steering system. Can be installed traditionally, or in high-steer configuration. High steer requires reaming the tapers from the top. Requires alignment after installation.
Currie 4" Lift CE-9807JCE This kit includes everything needed - track bars, sway bars, control arms, links and brackets. Requires alignment after installation.
Volant Cool Air Intake 176386 Very easy to install, included everything needed, and made in the USA.
MBRP cat back Exhaust S5514AL The hardest part about this was wrestling with the OE rubber hangers. The exhaust was very easy to assemble, and came with everything needed. This exhaust is not overly loud, and has a nice tone.
MBRP Heat Shield 131011 Highly recommended. The MBRP exhaust relocates the muffler, and this shield ensures that the charcoal box does not heat up.
Amsoil Fluids Varies The best lubricants in the business, and made in the USA.
Hutchinson Rock Monsters (Argent) x5 WA-0594 17x8.5" wheels in argent. Before ordering, decide on the tires that you want to run. Made in the USA.
NITTO Trail Grapplers x5 205-730 35x12.50R17 LT. Very stout tires, and made in USA.
Balancing Beads x5 CBEX6 Drop-In balancing beads (6oz size recommended for 35"-37" tires)
RCD/Bilstein Front Shocks 25-187632 5160 Series Shocks with reservoir.
RCD/Bilstein Reservoir Clamps 11-176015 Front shock clamps for the reservoir.
RCD/Bilstein Rear Shocks 33-185569 5125 for specific length.
ARB Stubby Bar Bumper 3450400 Designed for wheel clearance on 35" tires and larger. Full SRS compatibility. Made in the USA.
Ram Mount laptop mount RAM-VB-170-SW1 No-drill laptop mount for our testing machine. Made in the USA.
Ram Mount X-Grip RAP-B-166-UN7U Universal cell phone holder with composite twist lock suction cup
Wurton LED Lights 38042 Dual SCOUT 5-watt LED cube lights with FLOOD beam pattern.
White Knuckle Rock Sliders CUSTOM JK Unlimited Rock Sliders - bare metal/DOM tubing angled up at 20 degrees. Each order is custom fabricated to your specs here in the USA.
Yukon Zip Locker YZLD30-4-27 Air operated Yukon Zip Locker for Dana 30, 27 spline, 3.73 & up (Front)
Yukon Master Overhaul Kit YK D30-JK Bearing overhaul kit for Dana 30 reverse rotation differential (Front)
Ring & Pinion Set YG D30SR-488JK High Performance Yukon Ring & Pinion Gear Set for Dana 30 short reverse pinion in a 4.88 (Front)
Yukon Zip Locker YZLD44-3-30-JK Air operated Yukon Zip Locker for Dana 44, 30 spline (Rear)
Yukon Master Overhaul Kit YK D44-JK-STD Bearing overhaul kit for Dana 44 rear differential (Rear)
Ring & Pinion Set YG D44JK-488RUB High Performance Yukon Ring & Pinion Gear Set for Dana 44 JK rear in a 4.88 (Rear)
Engine/Transmission Skid Plate JP-5001 Skid Row Offroad 3/16" steel skid plate for engine oil pan, transmission and exhaust protection. Made in the USA.
Transfer Case Skid Plate JP-5013 Skid Row Offroad 3/16" steel skid plate for transfer case. Made in the USA.
Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier ACEJKPSRBTCFL Pro Series bumper with Tire Carrier. Made from 1/4" steel, and supports up to a 38" tire. Made in the USA.

 


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