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post #1 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
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2003 Jeep Rubicon - good price for this rig?

http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...AdIdZ480539863

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 07:26 AM
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06 LJ Rubicon
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 08:36 AM
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I'd go with the lj rubi that's what I've got and love it. Had a a tj before and loved it too but the extra length is really nice. Plus the lj you showed appears to be in better shape than the tj
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post #5 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 08:42 AM
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I definitely agree with Ljcrawler05, the LJ has a ton more room and its a Rubicon. Plus the TJ looks like it has a lot of rust and the previous owner appeared to do a bunch of mods. The LJ looks very clean and well taken care of. I love my LJ!
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 09:26 AM
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GO the LJ. What"s under the winch? Spend the bucks. It looks to be better taken care of.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 09:43 AM
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I'm suspicious that the TJ may not even be a real Rubi. It looks kinda rough too

The LJ looks much better and its yellow!
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 09:46 AM
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I'm suspicious that the TJ may not even be a real Rubi. It looks kinda rough too

The LJ looks much better and its yellow!
It has the rubicon rocker guards and I can easily see that it's a D44 in the front.
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 12:24 PM
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As mentioned, make sure its a real rubicon, and LJ would be my choice if I had to do it again, the extra space is priceless.
I don't know what prices are up there, but a decent rubicon down here starts around 12k to 13k for the earliest models.
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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It has the rubicon rocker guards and I can easily see that it's a D44 in the front.
Could be a clone.

Easy to check the VIN. A Rubi will have a "6" for the 6th digit.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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post #11 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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Go with the 05 the 03 looks to be rode hard and put up wet a bunch.

It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool.
Nothing like a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling. I have a few.
4.0 auto, 8.8 rear with detroit locker, 4.10's and 33x 12.50's
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post #12 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 12:50 PM
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Could be a clone.

Easy to check the VIN. A Rubi will have a "6" for the 6th digit.
I would be checking more than just the VIN. Of course I would do this to any vehicle I would buy to ensure I was getting what I was actually paying for. Stickers are easy to remove/put on. I know some people either aren't honest or don't know what they have so I understand everyone's concerns over what may or may not be a rubicon.

OP: If possible go look at these two jeeps and get some more detailed pictures. The condition of the body isn't always the best indicator to the condition of the vehicle. It's seems like the frames on TJs can be rusted through before the body starts going. If I had to pick, I would go with the unlimited. Simply because it is newer and has less miles. The less contact it has had with salt, the better IMO.
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-18-2013, 02:48 PM
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If you go with the LJ, I'd be getting a FULL inspection on it. It has a farm registration on it and looks like it has been wired with a brake controller, also I'd ask what the deal is with the one MTRK when he has a matching MTR on the back.
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