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Unread 02-22-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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So I pulled the trigger my Tonka jeep

I bought my son's a jeep a while back, and after some wheeling I decided it was time for me to get one.

I bought an 06 Rubicon 2 door with 11k miles on it. 100% stock currently still has 14 months of factory warranty. It is yellow with a soft top, 6 speed. I am going to sell my 2 door 4x4 tahoe now and use the proceeds to fix this one up.

For those who are shopping or wondering I spent 18k. This one has about every option you could get at the time. I went with the rubicon for reasons I really don't think I need to spell out( dana 44's lockers ect)

First think I am doing is riping out the carpet and hurculinering the tub. I will post pics when the wife gets back with the camera.

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Unread 02-22-2009, 12:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the wonderful world of having your own jeep, it looks like you picked a good jeep to start off with
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This "Jeep thing" is like dating a really really hot chick, who is crazy! Its alot of fun, you spend too much money, your up all night ending up sweaty & greasy from it, your friends are jealous, you get admission into some sort of weird club... but it gets mad at your for no reason, throws fits seemingly randomly, has unexplained issues which it somehow solves on its own only after you try a bunch of different things (and spend a bunch of money) to solve it... and yet you can't resist getting in it every chance you can.
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Unread 02-22-2009, 05:06 PM   #3
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Now your son's are going to have to lift, and maybe add some lockers, to the YJ to keep up with you.
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Unread 02-22-2009, 09:05 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you finally found one that you like . I think we need to build some new toys for it . Every Jeep needs a winch . And a nice tire carrier to tote the new spare once you sell the Tahoe .
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Unread 02-22-2009, 09:39 PM   #5
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Good luck with the Rubi.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 07:36 AM   #6
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Glad to hear you finally found one that you like . I think we need to build some new toys for it . Every Jeep needs a winch . And a nice tire carrier to tote the new spare once you sell the Tahoe .
Definately want to take a look at your bumpers. I am thinking on the rear I would like to make a gas tank cage that goes in between the jeep and tire carrier, so I can carry two extra tanks.

I am going to work on putting the wish list together over the next couple of days to prioritize the up upgrades. I should know today if the guy who looked at it last night is buying it. I should have around 3500 in the next couple of weeks to buy my up grades.

Lift is a priority, but I am really having a hard time chosing what route I want to go. I am thinking hard on the rough country but I have heard a lot of good things about the rubicon express as well. Tough choices lie ahead.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 09:28 AM   #7
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$3,500 isn't going to be enough. lol
you'll never have enough
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Unread 02-23-2009, 09:52 AM   #8
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$3,500 isn't going to be enough. lol
you'll never have enough
We have an 88 yj, so I know what you mean. As for 3500 its a nice start and will keep me happy for a while
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Unread 02-23-2009, 10:20 AM   #9
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Ur a lucky lucky man! my whole car cost me $3200 :P wana trade?
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Unread 02-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #10
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Ur a lucky lucky man! my whole car cost me $3200 :P wana trade?
Sorry man we are a one YJ family one TJ family.
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Unread 02-23-2009, 11:03 AM   #11
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Oh well at least u gave it some thought lol
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Unread 02-27-2009, 10:09 AM   #12
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So I think I have decided on the RC 4 inch lift with the new control arms. Has any ran this lift yet that would like to provide any feed back?

I am also going to do a 1 inch BL when i do the RC 4 inch lift. All said and done I am lookint at about 5.5 inches total and mounting some 33/12.50.

I will probably scour craigs list to find a trail set of Bias ply super swampers to just play in.

This weekend I will be pulling my carpet and puting it in storage, I am going to take the week to prep it to hurculine it over the following weekend.

Note to self, remove the bumperets this weekend! and the mud flaps!

I have a fellow jeeper who is close that made his own bumpers, So I am going to shoot over to his house and check them out. I anticipate being truly trail ready by summer time.
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Unread 02-28-2009, 07:32 PM   #13
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You really need to lose the mudflaps , they are too tacky for such a sweet ride .
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Unread 03-01-2009, 09:29 PM   #14
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You really need to lose the mudflaps , they are too tacky for such a sweet ride .
Ya i got busy today working on the kids jeep, they will be gone soon. Hope to be ordering my lift tomorrow.

Meant to ask you did you make the front bumper too?
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Unread 03-01-2009, 09:33 PM   #15
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