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What the...?!? RockSolid's 3-day "Boring to Badass" JK build

Build is underway...giveaways, regular photo/video updates, etc.

Dark Red Jeep JK Day 3 of our 3-day build....We started with a 2008 JK Unlimited that started bone-stock. In a 3-day timeframe, we swapped in:

  • Supercharged GM 6.2 LSX engine (dyno'd at over 750 HP).
  • 6L80 transmission
  • 4 speed Atlas transfer case
  • RockSolid Performance-built High-pinion Dana 60s
  • New fenders
  • New bumpers
  • Winch
  • Suspension Lift
  • New top
  • 37" tires

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3/24 progress (as of 10:40 a.m.)

The RockSolid team working on the final exhaust fit, as well as a line lock install (just for fun!).

Metalcloak rear armor installed (along with the front armor & rocker guards).

3/24 progress (as of 3:00 p.m.)

Taking a short lunchtime break to play. : )

Working on the wiring harness install.

Gordon (RockSolid co-owner) drawing the first name for a RockSolid T-shirt or Hat giveaway. The winner was William Richason of Citrus Heights, California. Thanks William!

3/24 progress (as of 5:00 p.m.)

The JK body is back on the frame. Woot!

3/24 progress (as of 5:30 p.m.)

As of 5:45 p.m. tonight, the new engine is running in the Jeep.

3/25 (Day 3)...Starting the Day

With the great progress this weekend (in just 2 days), we started the morning a little later, and first enjoyed a great breakfast at a local country cafe. On the list for this morning...installing a home-brew 1" body lift to gain some additional clearance in a couple places, making custom mounting brackets for the intercooler parts, etc.

Here's our front suspension, steering set-up, and our RockSolid Steering Sector Shaft Brace & Track Bar.

The finished Metalcloak front suspension.

Driveshafts are installed, and exhaust is complete.

Custom air intake (including mass air flow sensor) built with misc. parts.

Atlas shifters installed!

3/24 progress (as of 4:15 p.m.)

Fastback soft top is now installed. There's no photo showing it, but the 1" body lift is also installed.)

Fitting a custom-built steering shaft (among other small things in the engine compartment).

The completed "Boring to Badass" JK.

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