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  • HOLIDAY JEEP GIFT IDEAS FOR THE SERIOUS JEEPER

    Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas For The Carefree Budget

    Trying to come up with Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas for the passionate Jeeper on your list? It's no secret most Jeepers have a serious upgrade wish list. So we selected six important upgrades for every serious Jeeper. And there's more! Check out our holiday gift ideas for the moderate budget and conscious budget, too. If you need help, our RubiTrux elves are just a phone call away. Dial 1-828-675-8789Shop away and enjoy your holiday!

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    7 Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas For The Carefree Budget

    1. Baja Light Bar Kit - 50"

    The Baja Designs OnX6 50" light bar kit is perfect for the owner looking to add auxiliary lighting to their Wrangler JK. Race-proven and tested in the desert, Baja Designs features nothing but the best in components and construction. Using copper where it counts, this light bar kit optimizes every bit of power from the LED bar, for 100% effectiveness. Priced at $1,867.46. Shop Now!

    Baja 50" Light Bar Kit Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas

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    2. Alpine Radio 

    For the Jeep owner looking to add an aftermarket head unit, Alpine shines. Model X009 features Bluetooth and Sirius Radio, while the X109 is accessory compatible. This means that in addition to Bluetooth and Sirius Radio, the X109 can run accessories like auxiliary lights! This makes a perfect holiday gift for the Jeeper looking to upgrade the electronics and computer system in the JK Wrangler. X109 model shown below. Priced From $2,994.99 - 3,494.95. Shop now!

    Alpine Restyle X109 Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas

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    3. Warn Zeon Winches - 8K, 10K, Platinum Wireless

    Warn winches are the go-to choice for the Wrangler JK or JK Unlimited Jeep owner. Since the late 1950's, Warn has been the name in off-road ready and reliable winch systems for Jeep vehicles. Offered in 8K, 10K, and 12K ranges, the Zeon platforms are top of the line. Want to go the extra mile? Check out the Zeon Platinum Wireless with 2 auxiliary ports. It's safe under water too! This is a great gift for the Jeeper who ventures far off the beaten path. Priced from $879.99 -1,749.99. Shop Now!

    Warn Zeon Holiday Jeep Gift Idea

    Learn More About Recovery: Winches, Cables & Hooks!

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    4. Tire carriers: AEV and Maximus-3

    If the Jeep owner on your list is planning to add aftermarket wheels and tires, the stock tailgate just doesn't cut it. The extra weight will ruin the latches and hinges. One of these upgraded tire carriers is the answer. The AEV carrier attaches directly to the AEV and Hard Rock rear bumpers, while the Maximus-3 carrier bolts directly to and reinforces the OEM Jeep tailgate! AEV Model Shown. Priced from $689.99 - $790.00. Shop now!

    Tire Carrier Holiday Jeep Gift Idea

    5. AEV 2.5" Dual Sport Lift Kit

    Give the gift of lift. For the Jeep owner planning a moderate lift for a Wrangler JK or JK Unlimited, AEV offers this 2.5" Dual Sport Lift Kit. It's a perfect fit for 35" tires. AEV offers the best combination in the industry for on and off-road ride quality and performance. This kit Includes everything needed to lift a 2007-2017 Jeep JK or JK Unlimited. Priced from $1,000.00. Shop Now!

    AEV 2.5 Lift Kit Holiday Jeep Gift Idea

    Learn More About How To Choose A Lift Kit!

    6. Roof Rack: Max-3/Rhino Rack

    This Maximus-3 Rhino Rack is a great gift idea for the Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited owner who totes outdoor gear, bikes, boards or extra bags for family and friend excursions. The rack's aerodynamic design is available in both 60"x54" or 76"x54" sizes. The Rhino Rack stores cargo on top of Jeep and still allows the freedom panels to be removed for those awesome topless days and nights. Priced at $924.99. Shop now!

    Maximus-3 Roof Rack Holiday Jeep Gift Idea

    7. Amp Research PowerSteps

    Automatic, power-deployed running boards. It doesn't get any better than this. Amp Research Power Steps provide increased aerodynamics and improved ground clearance. And they make it much easier to climb in and out of a moderate to extreme lifted Jeep. The retractable steps are equipped with low-profile LED lighting to prevent missteps entering and exiting the Jeep. PowerSteps are made of strong aluminum alloy and are Teflon-coated for strength and durability. Priced at $1,199.00. Shop now!

    Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas AMP Research PowerSteps

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    Didn't find what you're looking for? Click on the links below for more great holiday Jeep gift ideas.

     

     

     

     

  • BEST JEEP HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

    Jeep Holiday Gift Ideas For A Moderate Budget

    Our RubiTrux elves have been hard at work making a list of Jeep holiday gift ideas for every budget. This shopping list for Jeepers is for the moderate budget. But be sure to check out our gift ideas for the conscious budget and the carefree budget, too!  If you need assistance, just call our RubiTrux elves at 1-828-675-8789. You'll make their day.

    With every Jeep owners wish list and your budget top-of-mind, we made shopping for Jeep gifts fast, fun and easy. Merry Shopping! Your Jeeper will love you for it.

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    6  Jeep Holiday Gift Ideas For A Moderate Budget

     1. BedRug Bed Tread

    Give your Jeep buddy the ultimate Jeep flooring protection. It's a custom molded spray-in bed liner concept for inside the Jeep. And it not only looks rough and tough, it is rough and tough! This next generation flooring system is designed to reduce road noise and alleviate heat escape. And the extra cool factors? It's 100% removable and waterproof. Why didn't Jeep think of that? Priced at $308.00. Shop now!

    Jeep Holiday Gift Ideas BedRug BedTred

    2. JW Speaker LED Fog Lights

    Help keep your Jeeper safe by gifting the most advanced LED headlight on the market. These long-lasting LEDs are a direct replacement for the standard 4" round lamp. And they're quick and easy to install. You'll be gifting your Jeeper superior visibility on and off-road. They'll appreciate the advanced lighting quality. And they won't need to replace a bulb for years to come! Priced from $360.00 - $399.99. Shop now!

    JW Speaker Fog Wrangler JK Jeep Holiday Gift Ideas JW Speaker Fog Lights For Wrangler JK

    JW Speaker Fog Hard Rock Holiday Jeep Gift Ideas JW Speaker LED Fog Hard Rock Kit With Plug-N-Play Harness

    3. sPod Wiring Solution

    You can make life simple for the Jeep accessory lover on your list who needs more room for those aftermarket upgrades. Factory Jeep electrical space is limited. But this easy-to-install sPod electrical panel upgrade provides 6 additional pre-installed and wired electrical switches. And, of course, extra add-ons are available. Priced at $435.00. Shop now!

    Jeep Holiday Gift Idea sPod Power System

    4. AEV Rear Vision System

    For the Jeep Wrangler JK Owner, this AEV Rear Vision System can be a life-saver. Whether it's backing into boulders, stumps, or vehicles and other obstacles in a parking lot, rear visibility can be a real problem for Jeepers. Needless to say, this is a Jeep holiday gift idea that also provides that extra safety guard for the kids and their toys. AEV's rear vision system is a vehicle-specific rear view camera replacement for the factory rear view mirror. It comes with a high-mount camera that mounts on the tire carrier and includes a high-mount stop light for the back of the Jeep. AEV's new rear view camera system provides a superior field of view. Priced at $680.00. Shop now!

    Jeep Holiday Gift Ideas AEV Rear Navigation System

     

    5. Dirty Dog Netting

    Dirty Dog Netting is not just for the dirty dog. But it does keep the dirty dog safe and secure. Aside from the dog, it keeps all the cargo safe and secure---the Jeepers, the Christmas presents, the kids and the groceries---whether the tops and doors are on or off. Dirty Dog's five-piece set comes in a variety of colors. This product requires extra shipping time. So order early! Priced at $566.42. Shop now!

    Jeep Gift Ideas Dirty Dog Netting

    6. Superchips Jeep Trail Dash 2 

    Your serious off-road Jeeper will be a happy camper when they open this gift. Trail Dash 2 features a 5" high resolution screen for monitoring tire pressure, operating lights, and calibrating speed with up to a 42" tire. It also shows the angle of the Jeep on the trail, which is a big help for those high-risk driving situations. Trail Dash 2 can tune the Jeep for specific functions such as larger tires, crawl speed, and more. Priced at $495.95. Shop now!

    SuperChips Trail Dash 2 Holiday Gift Idea Jeep

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  • TOP JEEP HOLIDAY GIFTS

    Top Jeep Holiday Gifts For Any Budget

    Got a Jeep owner on your list? We know there's only one thing Jeepers love more than a Jeep outing. That's outfitting their Jeeps! Our RubiTrux elves hand-picked these Jeep holiday gifts with every Jeep owner's wish list and your budget top-of-mind. To make your shopping experience fast, fun and easy, we organized our holiday gift lists into three budget categories -- gifts for a conscious budget, moderate budget and carefree budget.

    This list is for the conscious budget. If you need advice, the RubiTrux elves are just a phone call away. They're Jeep experts who are always eager to help! Dial 1-828-675-8789. Happy shopping!

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    11 Jeep Holiday Gifts For The Conscious-Budget

    1. Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit

    Every Jeep owner needs a hitch kit. This Rugged Ridge Hitch Kit with wiring harness features a single-piece custom design. It's easy to bolt on, water-resistant and rust-free for extra strength and durability. This makes a great holiday gift for a new Jeep owner, or one with a hitch that's seen better days. Priced from $78.99-$103.99. Shop now!

    Best Gift Idea For Jeepers Hitch Budget Conscious

    2. Grab Handles

    Let's face it. Jeeps are hard to crawl in and out of. And off-road? Forget it. You need something to hang onto in those hairpin curves and steep uphill climbs on the trail. Help a Jeeper out by gifting a set of Grab Handles. These easy-to-install Jeep holiday gifts are super affordable and highly functional.

    GraBars, from GraBars USA, are made of 3/4-inch solid steel, powder-coated and UV protected, with dual-layer rubber grips that come in a variety of colors. Priced from $102.00 - $175.00Shop now!

    Holiday Gift Ideas For Jeepers

    Bartact heavy duty paracord grab handles are soft to the touch, but macho strong as you can imagine. Bartact hand-weaves these handles with heavyweight nylon. They make the handle base with a heavy duty webbing and a hook and loop system with powder-coated steel buckles. Bartact handles come in pairs and are adaptable for use on roll bars and headrests. Colors to match any Jeep. Priced at $25.99 - $49.99. Shop now!

    Bartact Grab Handles Holiday Gift Idea for Jeep Owners

    3. Mag-Lite Mount and Clips

    Flashlights are a Jeepers best friends. The problem is keeping it handy when and where its needed. The easy solution is the Maximus -3 JK Mag-Lite Mount and Clips. This little lifesaver simply mounts to the front seat rail, which stores a flashlight within hands reach and easily accessible from a seated position. Mag-Lite flashlight is not included. Priced at $29.99. Shop now!

    Mag-Lite Mount Holiday Gift Idea for Jeep Owners

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    4. AEV ProCal Module

    Things Jeepers can't get enough of are extra features and extra potential. That's why we think this is a value-packed Jeep holiday gift idea. This AEV ProCal Module is an affordable must-have for the serious Jeeper. It's a tuner and programmer that is used to tune the Jeep to idle higher for winching, calibrate the speedometer for tire upgrades, read and clear diagnostic trouble codes, adjust transmission shift points, and more! Priced at $170.00  Shop now!

    Jeep Holiday Gifts AEV ProCal Module

     

    5. Lift Kit

    Do you know a true Jeeper who doesn't like the more aggressive look of a lifted Jeep? Okay, maybe not every Jeeper wants a giant boost, but an itty bitty boost so they can explore more without the worry of dents, scratches, or a punctured gas tank! These two mild lift solutions by AEV and Teraflex are both easy on the pocket. Neither requires any additional modifications. Allows for bigger tires up to 33 and 35 inches. Priced $264.05-$285.00. Shop now!

    Budget Lift Kits Holiday Gift Ideas For Jeepers

    6.  Winch Shackle Mount

    Factor 55 ProLink winch shackle mounts are 5x stronger than the standard winch hooks. Needless to say, that's important for an off-road Jeeper that finds himself in a bad spot and needs to recover his rig. It's also important for towing or maneuvering around obstacles. Can be installed and removed quickly. Priced at $142.45. Shop now!

    Holiday Gift Idea For Jeep Owners Factor Pro55 Winch Shackle Mount

    7. Winch Accessory Kit

    This popular Warn 88900 Medium Duty Winch Accessory Kit makes a great gift for the Jeeper whose use is mostly on-road or on non-technical off-road terrain. It's maximum capacity is 20,000 pounds. Priced at $199.00. Shop now!

    Holiday Gift Idea For Jeep Owners Warn Medium Duty Winch Accessory Kit

    8. Morimoto LED Fog Light Kit

    Yes, fog lights on a Jeep give it that "cool-look" factor. But they also have a purpose. To light up the trail ahead for night wheeling is one. And, of course, they're a safety tool for driving in the fog, rain, snow or dust on or off-road. The Morimoto Fog Light Kit is an excellent value in DOT approved LED fog lighting with a 10 year warranty! Priced at 170.00. Shop now!

    Morimoto Fog Lights Jeep Holiday Gifts

    Morimoto XB Hard Rock LED Fog Light Kit Is Also Available. Kit includes brackets for Hard Rock/10A/X model Rubicons. Priced at $209.00. Shop now! 

    Morimoto Fog Lights Hard Rock Jeep Holiday Gifts

     

    9. Dirty Dog Pet Dividers or Netting 

    Dirty dogs love their Jeepers. And pet-loving Jeep owners are committed to keeping their pets safe and secure on and off the trail. These durable nets keep Rider where you want him and your cargo secure, whether the tops and doors are on or off. Comes in a variety of colors and configurations. This item requires extra shipping time. So order early! Pricing starts at $124.85. Shop now!

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    10. Floor and Cargo Liners

    Give your Jeeper the gift of clean, unsoiled carpet! Jeeps are made for superior performance in gravel, mud, snow and water. But the stock Jeep carpeting throughout is not. WeatherTech's floor liner design is a notch above other manufacturer's liners in this price range. They feature a digital laser-fit technology that ensures an exact fit. And their advanced surface channeling system routes those damaging elements to a lower channel, to keep feet and clothing dry and prevent water from escaping. Priced at $197.90. Shop now!

    Jeep Holiday Gifts WeatherTech Floor Liner Combo

    For the 2015-2016 Wrangler JK Unlimited Jeeper, Weather Tech's Cargo Liner is a perfect match to the floor liners. It features the same digital laser-fit technology for an exact fit, and the same water channeling system with a raised outer rim to prevent water from escaping. Also, available in black, gray or tan. Priced at $127.99. Shop now!

    Jeep Holiday Gifts WeatherTech Cargo Liner

     11. Recon Fender Markers and Turn Lights

    These Jeep holiday gifts replace original factory-installed lamps and lenses with the latest LED lighting technology for superior lighting and style. They come in smoked, clear or amber and are plug-and-play for easy and quick install. Priced at $119.00. Shop now!

    Recon Fender and Turn Lights Jeep Holiday Gifts

     

    Browse Our Moderate Budget Shopping List Next! 

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  • Stereo and Speaker Upgrades

    When Jeep redesigned the Wrangler for 2007, they replaced the beloved but dated "heritage" models with a new vehicle. This new Wrangler was larger and much more refined than it's predecessors. Furthermore, the entire vehicle is now modeled after a modern SUV, rather than that of an off-road truck. While this may have dissuaded some fans, it clearly opened the Wrangler up as an option to the mainstream market. As the Wrangler became more mainstream, one upgrade that quickly rose in prominence was a stereo and speaker upgrade.

    Old vs. New

    The Jeeps of old were noisy, slow, and in general, unrefined. This is fine for the off-road crowd, but for the Wrangler to be profitable in the current market, Jeep had to depart from this niche vehicle to something more akin to an SUV than the traditional workhorse. On an old Wrangler or CJ, the sound systems had to be cranked up just to be heard at highway speeds, and you were lucky if a random rain shower didn't drench the headunit or other audio equipment. However, with the current Wrangler JK, the soft and hard tops are quieter than ever, and leak far less than the old models, so owners are now putting some serious dough into audio upgrades.

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    Stereo and Speaker Upgrades

    Jeep Wrangler JK JL Audio Speaker Upgrade

    The OEM speakers that the Jeep Wrangler JK has are decent, especially the OEM "premium" sound option. However, this factory equipment still leaves much to be desired. If you're looking to upgrade, we recommend JL Audio. We offer two packages, but if you like, you can order individual components separately. The first package is the JL Audio Stealth 1000 Upgrade. This package, pictured above, includes a JL Audio XD1000/5v2 1,000 Watt Amp, a JL Audio Wrangler JK Stealthbox 13" Subwoofer, JL Audio C5-650 6.5" Front and Rear Speakers, and all applicable JL Audio power/audio connections with copper cables, and more!

     

    Jeep Wrangler JK JL Audio 1350 Sound Stereo Upgrade

    Pictured above, the next level upgrade is the JL Audio 1350 Stealth package. This includes a JL Audio 750 Watt Sub Amplifier, a 600 Watt Mid-Highs Amplifier, a Stealthbox and JL Audio Subwoofer, and front/rear ZR Series Speakers. This package is for the owner looking to add a little more to the Jeep. The 1350 will give you more tuning options and an overall high end sound over the JL Audio 1000 package. These high quality products by JL Audio are a great choice for upgrading your Jeep, and will last for many years to come. JL Audio gives you the crisp sound quality that's perfect for your Jeep. Remember that pricing for these packages includes install!

    Headunit

    While the above audio upgrades will work with your OEM headunit, we recommend an upgrade by Alpine! The Apline X009 and X109 will give your Wrangler JK that large touchscreen you've always wanted, and will let you make the most out of your Jeep! The X109, pictured at the top of this article, is the option to choose if you want to sync accessory outputs to your Jeep. These outputs can include auxiliary lights or the winch, for example! If you're looking for an Alpine unit without the accessory input, the X009 may be for you, pictured below. Featuring many of the same abilities that make the X109 so popular, the X009 is a solid choice. Looking to add a larger 9" screen for navigation, or even smartphone integration? The X009 fits the bill. Check out the X009 page for more info.

    So if you're looking at upgrading your sound system, headunit, or both - give us a call! Here at RubiTrux, we can help you build the Jeep you've always wanted. From lift kits to stereo upgrades, we've got you covered!

     

  • Recovery: Winches, Cables & Hooks

    Recovery: A Must Have for Any Jeep!

    We've covered lift kits and tires, getting you off the beaten path. What happens when you get stuck? If you don't have a Rubicon, you're likely spinning your tires, and if you're stuck really bad, even that Rubicon sticker may not get you out of trouble! When this happens, there's no other alternative, you've gotta get out and use your recovery gear! Recovery gear can include, but is not limited to, winches, cables, and hooks.

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    Winches

    A winch is essential off-road equipment for any Jeep. The Warn Zeon line is a favorite here at the shop. It is available in 8, 10, and 12k load versions  with traditional steel cable or synthetic rope. For most Jeep Wrangler JK/U builds, the Warn Zeon 8s is more than adequate. Furthermore, some versions (Warn 10s Platinum) sport a wireless remote to fit your build style. In addition to the winch functions, the wireless remote version can also control a pair of aftermarket lights, provided they're hooked into the winch. Warn is currently running a mail in rebate where you can save up to $200! Click HERE for details. Hurry, this deal ends December 31st, 2016!

    Warn Zeon Winch Recovery

    Cables

    As with anything aftermarket, there's always an argument somewhere. The debate between steel and synthetic line is ongoing. It will be debated for years to come. Both have their ups and downs. For example, some brands of synthetic line may become damaged over time by UV rays, unlike a steel cable. However, synthetic is lighter and easier to handle than steel cable. For most Jeep builds, we recommend synthetic rope. Wire ropes hold energy and whip when broken, a synthetic line simply drops to the ground. But if you are a hardcore wheeler and dragging that cable directly over rocks, the steel line may be for you. When you order a Warn synthetic winch, the lines are already durable and UV resistant! Don't buy a steel cable winch and try to save money by buying cheap synthetic line, go with Warn, and do it right, the first time!

    Factor Pro55 Winch Shackle Mount RecoveryHooks

    Most winches will come with a standard steel hook, which has served 4x4'ers well for decades. But we recommend something a little different. If you've never heard of Factor 55, we recommend you check them out! The unique closed winching system with the Factor 55 ProLink (pictured above) is more secure and safe than the conventional hooks. The ProLink allows you to securely fasten your winch cable to a D-ring. The D-ring is then fixed, in turn to the tow strap. This eliminates the chance of the tow strap slipping off the hook during recovery. This can result in damage to your Jeep or can cause injury on the trail! This is why we recommend Factor 55, for safer, more secure recovery!

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    So if you're looking at winches, cables, or hooks, don't wait until you're stranded off-road. Equip your Jeep with the proper recovery gear today at Rubitrux.com.

  • Which Lift Kit is Right for You?

    A Lift Kit for Every Jeep!

    From the weekend wheeler to the daily driver, most Jeep owners will lift their 'rig' at some point. The purpose of a lift kit is to fit larger tires. These tires, in addition to the lift kit, will increase the ground clearance and off-road capabilities of the vehicle. Some off-road savvy owners will advocate piecing together a kit of your own. But for the typical buyer, this just isn't practical. Some owners don't have the time, luxury or know-how to swap out suspension components on a whim. So for this article, we're taking a look at complete lift kits. These kits are a one-stop shop for your Jeep Wrangler JK. Of course, you can add on to the kit later, but for all end user purposes, one of these suspension kits gives you a complete package, without all the guesswork or headache!

    Lift Kit Mojave Sand Stock

    Take your basic stock JK Unlimited. Any mall parking lot or suburban neighborhood will be full of them. However, unlike the older models, the JKU is just too long, making the OEM tires look out of proportion to the vehicle. Furthermore, the large plastic fenders and bumpers dwarf the tires. The body is also much larger than the original Wrangler, contributing to this odd look. How can we correct this, add larger tires, and turn a stocker into a trail-ready 'rig?' With a lift-kit, of course!

    The Daily Driver

    Lift Kit Daily DriverMost new Jeep owners drive their JK daily. This daily driver category includes those who want an off-road look without sacrificing ride quality. For this section, we chose the suspension kits by AEV. American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) has been in the Jeep business since the 1990's. The experience AEV has gained by modifying past generations of Wranglers ensures you a top quality product that will perform well for years to come. Specially tuned shocks, dual-rate springs, and a unique relocation bracket system give you the best in ride quality for your lifted Jeep. NOTE: This category still does very well off-road, see below.

    The Weekend Warrior

    AEV wins in this category as well. If you're taking that occasional trip to MOAB or your favorite off-road spot, but still want your JK to ride well on-road, AEV is for you. The unique relocation bracket system mentioned above, in addition to the tuned shocks and progressive rate springs, is the reason AEV is our #1 selling lift kit! From a 2" to the 4.5" kit, AEV has something for every type Jeep. This gives you a tire size in the 33-37 range, depending on the 'kit. There's a reason that 95% of the Jeeps that leave our shop sport AEV suspensions. If you want the best all-round performance, AEV is the way to go!

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    The Ultimate Off-Road 'Rig'

    Lift Kit Ultimate Off Road Rig

    For those that want the benefits of a long-arm kit, but don't want to modify the frame, we chose Metal Cloak (top) and Tera Flex (bottom)! These kits ride well on-road, but are really geared towards off-the-pavement fun. They'll shine off-road in the rocks or fording a deep creek. The long arms provide increased articulation over factory mid-arms, meaning that your wheels will maintain contact with the ground in off-camber turn situations. In addition, the MetalCloak kit gives you the ability to run 40" tires when paired with MetalCloak fenders! Perfect for that top end build. If your Jeep will see some serious trails, or you'll be hitting places like MOAB on a regular basis, we recommend these kits for you!

    Lift Kit Long Arm

    Ultimate Off-Road : Frame Modification Required

    Lift Kit Ultimate Off-Road

    The previous suspension kits all share one thing in common. If you wish, you can reinstall the stock suspension. Hey, some owners do that from time to time, believe it or not! With this kit, there's no going back, the frame will need to be modified. If you're in it for the long haul for that serious off-road build, Rock Krawler is for you. The kit pictured above is the X factor kit; builds like VANDAL (below), sport a "Rock Runner" kit. From mild to wild, Rock Krawler has a bit of everything. For serious off-road use and to get the most out of your Jeep, the X-Factor or Rock Runner is a must. Don't worry. These kits will still ride well on-road. It'll just feel more like a lifted Jeep instead of an SUV. These kits will outshine everything else on the trail. Long arms give you the articulation you need to get over the toughest obstacles. As a result, you get full use of the off-road capabilities of the Jeep Wrangler. With a firm base and legendary Jeep 4x4, this kit will get you anywhere!

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    If you've got a build you're trying to spec out, or if you have a question about one of the kits that we didn't discuss above, give us a call, we're happy to assist! 'Till next time!

  • GenRight. The Right Choice For Jeepers!

    At RubiTrux we work with a variety of aftermarket vendors, to bring you the best Jeep products the Jeep world has to offer. This week we’re proud to showcase GenRight! We've featured these products on builds such as Project Vandal and several of our current TJ Brute Conversions.

    Genuine Product Ideas Engineered Right

    GenRight is short for Genuine Ideas Engineered Right. The off-road-racing inspired company went public in 2006. But the GenRight founders and employees were no strangers to the off-road world before they went public. These 4x4 enthusiasts have decades of experience, from weekend wheeling to the King of the Hammers (KOH)! Based out of California, GenRight manufactures many products. These accessories range from aftermarket gas-tanks to fully built racing roll cages for CJ’s and all Wranglers. You get nothing but the best for your Jeep build, from the oldest classic to the newest JK Unlimited.

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    Gas Tanks

    Even before the name GenRight existed, Tony Pellegrino (President and Founder) was designing and building “Crawler Extreme” high clearance aluminum gas tanks. These custom tanks allow Jeepers to stretch the wheelbase without interference and offer more clearance than the standard tank offered by Jeep. We all know just how vulnerable a gas tank is when off road. So it's a win-win when you have something that is not only tucked up high enough to avoid collision, but is also strong aluminum. These tanks are available for every CJ, YJ, TJ and JK.

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    Bumpers And Armor

    Many Jeepers constantly search for more power. One way you can do this is through weight reduction. Many times, weight reduction typically relates to removing seats, carpet and even air conditioning; but at what benefit? Another way you can do this is to utilize high strength aluminum that generally weighs half of its steel counterpart. One of the best parts about aluminum (especially here in Boone) is that you can leave the raw finish without worrying about rust or corrosion. Rest assured, aluminum can take a beating off road too. All of GenRight’s products are race and off-road tested in some of the harshest environments in the country. Not worried about weight? GenRight offers most of their products in a steel match with a more budget friendly price as well!

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    Tire Carriers

    As you consider a bigger tire size, two things you should contemplate are tire size and weight. Although many have done otherwise, we only recommend using a 33” tall tire, at most, on the factory tailgate. Any larger than that, we notice a common trend of tailgates loosening, rattling, and even breaking spot welds, and damaging the tailgate itself. GenRight’s simple design removes the weight off of the tailgate and reinforces the weight through the hinges and spread across the rear sides of your Jeep’s tub to accommodate up to a 42” tall tire. We installed this setup on Project Vandal to hold its 40x14.50x20 Interco SSM16 spare tire and has been flawless. We are especially impressed with its rattle free design and how easy it is to operate. Check out the video below!

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    Fenders

    Along with bumpers and armor, the industry constantly recognized GenRight for its fenders. High clearance fenders provide a larger wheel well opening so that you can use a much larger tire combined with a smaller lift height to create a more stable ride off road. GenRight offers fenders in variations of no flare to 6” so that its customers (even with strict tire coverage laws) can enjoy the freedom of larger tires without a massive lift.

    GenRight offers fender flares in aluminum, steel, and even carbon fiber for the JK crowd!

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    Roll Cages

    Any Jeeper that is heavily involved in off-roading knows the importance of a solid roll cage. While  bolt on cages are available, GenRight feels that the most protective cages are fully welded. GenRight offers cages for CJ’s to JK’s that are specially cut and notched to fit together like a puzzle, so that install is as simple as possible. Just line up the “puzzle pieces” and have your experienced welder add the finishing touches. Don’t have an experienced welder? No problem! Genright also offers a welder services and ships the roll finished roll cage straight to you.

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    GenRight's Suspension

    GenRight also offers a custom fabricated suspension, designed to handle everything from curvy roads to rock racing, in one complete package. GenRight's suspension features a unique 3-Link front and 4-Link rear to allow for plenty of smooth, usable suspension travel. GenRight focuses their kits around King Off Road Racing coil overs, while tucking every component as high as possible to give the ultimate ground clearance.

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    If you want to order Genright products, or if you just want some more information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! Dial 1-888-357-2999.

     

  • Baja Designs Optimum LED Lighting

    Baja Designs is an industry leader in off-road lighting. For over 20 years, they've designed premium quality lighting solutions for military, agricultural, marine, industrial and consumer use. The company creates and innovates to provide brighter, bolder lighting for all applications.

    Baja Designs' CopperDrive System

    Baja Designs understands its top industry ratings depend on its ability to build quality internals; not just yield light output. Their quality process begins in the LED light itself. CopperDrive is the LED management system BD uses to manufacture a superior product. The CopperDrive system uses next generation circuit boards and driver technology to run LEDs effectively and safely at a true 100%.

    Four levels of thermal management transfer heat up to 3000% more efficiently. BD provides an extra layer of vibration isolation to truly take the best LED on the market to the next level. They use copper in their circuit boards (instead of aluminum) to transfer heat at a super efficient rate. The thermal gap plays an important role in aiding the transfer to the heatsink, keeping your LEDs cool during use. The CopperDrive also includes microprocessor-controlled thermistors that constantly monitor the LED temperature. This process ensures brightness and longevity.

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    5000K Daylight

    Anyone who has experienced driving with a well-designed LED headlight knows that a halogen bulb is far inferior. LEDs reign supreme for increasing your field of view. And they produce a more relaxing light for night driving.

    Human eyes see best at noon on a sunny day. On the Kelvin Color Temperature Scale that time and light equates to 5000° Kelvin. This color reduces driver fatigue and increases terrain recognition. Baja Designs exclusively uses 5000K LEDs to give you the highest performance and safest driving experiences possible.

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    Baja Designs' MoistureBlock Technology

    Waterproof, rainproof, and submersible are three more qualities that make Baja Designs an industry leader. The combination of O-ring seals and Baja Designs' proprietary cord technology, creates superior water blockage. The O-ring seals much more effectively block water than beads of silicone. And the BD cords completely prevent water from wicking its way up the cord into the light.

    Even if the connector is cut off, the lights are still waterproof and your warranty remains intact. Weather elements play a key role in LED light performance. Since conditions are often less than ideal, MoistureBlock keeps the top-of-the-line auxiliary lights functioning properly in all weather conditions.

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    Baja Designs' Interchangeable uService

    Baja Designs uses a truly all-inclusive manufacturing process. Since they use o-rings instead of silicone seals, the BD's lighting allows you to interchange your lenses for a variety of applications. You can change beam patterns with ease.

    Light patterns in LED lights sealed with silicone are not interchangeable. In this case, a rock chip is either something you have to live with, or you have to return it directly to your light supplier for repair. With BD lights, you simply unscrew the water and dust proof lenses, change the o-ring over, and reapply the ring that holds the lens in place.

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    Baja Designs' ClearView Optics

    While focused on providing the safest and most effective light output, BD also must build a lens that does not cloud to ensure optimum light passes through. This may seem simple, but imperfections in a lens (or one made with inferior materials) will lose light in the pass through.

    ClearView is Baja Designs' proprietary optic. The BD ClearView provides more usable light patterns than any other manufacturer's optics. Baja Designs gives you light for every zone and the scientific data to back it up. Racing engineers with first hand knowledge (about what each optic must contain to be the most successful in its application) design ClearView in-house at Baja.

    They design each optic to illuminate one or more of the eight specific lighting zones. BD’s Wide Cornering and Wide Driving patterns were the first HID and LED lights to offer both a horizontal cut off, coupled with a wide pattern. This ensures the light is usable in fog or dust, without causing blinding back-scatter. It also fills the crucial cornering zone so you don't feel like you are driving in a tunnel.

    BD’s High Speed Spot has revolutionized LED lighting by truly achieving the distance of an HID with the smoothness of an LED. Other patterns available are Driving, Spot, Flood/Work and Dome/Interior. Amber patterns are also offered. See all the patterns and zones Baja Designs covers below!

    “The ultimate goal of lighting is to provide a smooth field of light so the driver can drive quickly with minimal fatigue. My engineering and racing knowledge combined with the feedback of our professional racers and drivers has allowed us to develop the best optics in the industry.” – Alan Roach, Baja Designs Engineer, Founder and Racer.

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    Driving Combo: Maximum trail coverage in a single light.  The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Wide Driving (42°) and the spot (6°) optics to provide you with a smooth blend of light for both near field applications and distance (Lighting Zone 3)

    Wide Driving:  BD was the first to develop a pattern specifically for cornering, dust and/or fog conditions. The Wide Driving pattern offers a 42° flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. (Lighting Zones 1 & 2) (Also available in amber)

    High Speed Spot: A longer and narrower 6° beam focus for illumination further down the trail or road.  The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights. (Lighting Zone 4 & 5)

    Racer Edition Spot:  A 4° beam focus for illumination WAY down the trail or road.  The Racer Edition Spot is for speeds of 110+ MPH or if you need to see a mile or more away. This is the latest version for Team Enlightened racers and is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights. (Lighting Zone 5+)

    Racer Edition Driving Combo: The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Wide Driving (42°) and Racer Edition Spot (4°) giving you a beam of illumination further down the trail while being able to drive comfortably at speeds of 110+ MPH.  (Lighting Zones 3 & 5+)

    XL Pro & XL-R Pro LED Lights

    Driving Combo:  Maximum trail coverage in a single light.  The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Wide Driving (44°) and spot (6°) optics to provide you with a smooth blend of light for both near field applications and distance (Lighting Zone 3)

    Wide Cornering: BD was the first to develop a pattern specifically for cornering, dust and/or fog conditions. The Wide Driving pattern offers a 44° flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. (Lighting Zones 1 & 2)

    High Speed Spot: A longer and narrower 6° beam focus for illumination further down the trail or road.  The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights. (Lighting Zone 4 & 5)

    XL Sport & XL-R Sport LED Lights

    Driving Combo:  Maximum trail coverage in a single light.  The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Wide Driving (44°) and spot (6°) optics to provide you with a smooth blend of light for both near field applications and distance (Lighting Zone 3)

    Wide Cornering: BD was the first to develop a pattern specifically for cornering, dust and/or fog conditions. The Wide Driving pattern offers a 44° flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. (Lighting Zones 1 & 2)

    High Speed Spot: A longer and narrower 6° beam focus for illumination further down the trail or road.  The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights. (Lighting Zone 4 & 5)

    Squadron Pro & Squadron Sport LED Lights

    Driving Combo:  Maximum trail coverage in a single light.  The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Driving (10°) and Spot (9°) optics to provide you with a smooth blend of light for both near field applications and distance (Lighting Zone 3)

    Wide Cornering: BD was the first to develop a pattern specifically for cornering, dust and/or fog conditions. The Wide Driving pattern offers a 42° flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. (Lighting Zones 1 & 2)

    Spot: A longer and narrower 9° beam focus for illumination further down the trail or road.  The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights. (Lighting Zone 4 & 5)

    Flood: Excellent work light or “scene light” with an extremely smooth 60° circle that projects about 60 ft).  This pattern is not suitable for driving. (Lighting Zone 7)

    S2 Pro LED Lights

    Driving Combo:  Maximum trail coverage in a single light.  The Driving/Combo pattern is equipped with both Driving (10°) and Spot (9°) optics to provide you with a smooth blend of light for both near field applications and distance (Lighting Zone 3)

    Wide Cornering: BD was the first to develop a pattern specifically for cornering, dust and/or fog conditions. The Wide Driving pattern offers a 42° flattened horizontal beam for the ultimate in comfort lighting. (Lighting Zones 1 & 2)

    Spot: A longer and narrower 9° beam focus for illumination further down the trail or road.  The Spot pattern is designed to be used in conjunction with additional Wide Driving and/or Driving/Combo beam lights. (Lighting Zone 4 & 5)

    Flood: Excellent work light or “scene light” with an extremely smooth 60° circle that projects about 60 ft).  This pattern is not suitable for driving. (Lighting Zone 7)

     

     

  • Michigan Vehicle Solutions - Mojave Sand EXT

    Are you looking for a Jeep Truck? Don't want to wait for the new Wrangler-based pickup coming in 2018? The JK-EXT, by Michigan Vehicles Solutions may be just what you're looking for! We recently converted this JK Unlimited into the very first Mojave Sand EXT Conversion. Coupled with a 2.5" AEV DS Suspension and 315/70/17 Wrangler Duratrac Tires, the Mojave Sand color turns this JK-EXT into one unique 'rig! If you'd like to see what it takes to build these one-of-a-kind Jeeps, check out Part 1 of the build thread, HERE!

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    Mojave Sand EXT - The Jeep Truck of Today

    While Fiat Chrysler is slated to release a Jeep Wrangler Based Pickup Truck in 2018, the only current offerings are the AEV Brute, MOPAR JK-8 (discontinued), or the JK-EXT. If you want a Jeep pickup, the EXT keeps the stock wheelbase of the JK Unlimited, and retains the crew-cab. The truck bed is now where the old cargo-area was, and voila! You now have a Jeep truck! Furthermore, the new hard-top is still removable, so you can keep the open-air function of the Jeep. In addition, the doors are still removable, so you can remove them or add your favorite set of tube doors!

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    The JK-EXT conversion merges a pickup truck with the Jeep for the best in off-road capabilities and utility. This version is for sale on our website for $76,500.00. Featuring many aftermarket additions such as LED lighting by JW Speaker, Recon, and Rigid Industries. An AEV Premium front bumper and custom Rock Slide Engineering rear bumper protect the front and rear, respectively. On the interior, an Alea leather set and Alpine Restyle Kit provide just a touch of luxury. For recovery, a Warn Zeon 8s Winch is mounted inside the AEV bumper. For a complete list of add-ons, check out the above link to the vehicle page!

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    With the Wrangler JL and pickup slated to appear in 2018, aftermarket conversion kits like this JK-EXT may become a rarity. Mojave Sand is also unconfirmed for the JL Wrangler. If you're interested in this color and JK-EXT conversion, act quick, this Jeep won't last long on the lot! For more information, give us a call, and don't forget to check out the attached gallery, below!

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  • New 2017 Jeep Wrangler

    A First, LED Headlights for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler!

    There are a couple upgrades for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, making its debut soon! Factory LED Headlights and Fog Lights are a first for the Wrangler in 2017. This lighting upgrade is offered as standard for the Sahara and Rubicon, and is optional on the Sport model. With the JL slated for 2018, Jeep didn't change much from the 2015 model, but the LED headlights are a welcome change. Most automakers have offered LED headlights for the past couple years. However, Jeep owners have had to upgrade to aftermarket products, until now. With 2017, Jeep Wrangler enters the list of vehicles to include these lighting upgrades. Shown below is our first 2017 JKU Wrangler, complete with factory LED Headlights!

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    2016-jeep-wrangler-mojave-sand-front-passenger-cornerWhile some may still prefer the aftermarket, the OEM LED's are certainly an improvement over the old headlamps, shown above. The new OEM LED's, shown below, bring the Wrangler up to par with other modern automobiles. LEDs are more energy efficient and offer higher light output than the old bulbs. As such, growing automotive trends in lighting over the past couple of years indicates that LEDs are fast becoming popular on mainstream vehicles, both in auxiliary lighting and headlights themselves.

    14543943_967280790085344_4162486736210564705_oOther Options: Cold Weather Group

    The 2017 Jeep Wrangler has a few other new features, such as an optional cold weather group. This package couples previous options such as slush mats and an engine block heater with BFGoodrich KO2 tires, for those living in colder climates. Other options may vary for the cold weather group, depending on model. Shown on an upgraded JK-Unlimited, the BFGoodrich KO2 tires provide exceptional traction and control in snow and sand. The long tread life associated with BFGoodrich tires also applies to these All-Terrain KO2's. If you're looking for a great all season tire, the cold weather group may be worth consideration.

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    An upgraded 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited, shown below, with aftermarket upgrades. While upgrades like a lift kit and tires will enhance off-road capabilities, it's not a bad idea to order some factory upgrades with your Jeep. Accessories like the engine block heater may be easier and cheaper to order from the factory, rather than to source an aftermarket model, for example. An engine block heater is perfect in the mountains. This accessory really comes in handy during winter storms, like the ones we get in Boone!

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    Are you excited about the new options for 2017? Let us know by leaving a comment. If you need help or suggestions for upgrading your Jeep Wrangler, our specialists are on the line, just give us a call! Stay tuned for more 2017 news and builds, coming soon!

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