Been on the forum for a while scoping out different builds seeing what I like. Yesterday found a great deal about 3 hours from home. 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 6 Speed. Advertised for 17,400. Talked them down to 16,400. It was at a Toyota dealership with only 61,000 miles. Been working full time saving up money. Sold my ford ranger and Toyota corolla and bought this outright. No Payments ! Now time to save up money and start modding. Already came with a Pro Comp lift. Unsure on size yet. From southern Maryland. So KevKaos and AngryTj count me in for RC Trips ! ! So excited. Thanks guys.
Put a coat of wax on the hood today after these pics. Sporting the temp tags for about another week. Looking into A to Z rocker guards with a round tube step. Those or the same design but from currie. What do you all think about going from 31's straight to 35's? It has a pro comp lift already on it. Need to research if it is 3 or 4 inch. Either way. What all would it entail? 1" BL? 1" MML? Quigley or Tom Woods Driveshaft? Do a tummy tuck while I'm at it? Thoughts? Advice?
Read in other build threads about the cost difference if buying tires in sizes 315/75 or 35's. Which is cheaper? Also seen about the 15x8 vs 15x10 argument. What do you guys think? And back spacing. 4"?
My plan I guess is 1" BL, 1" MML, High clearance skid, and throw on 35's.
Purchasing tires for a 16" rim, which your rig already has, as oppossed to a 15" rim is a hell of a lot more expensive. I also found myself in this quandry. I like your idea on the setup. Will keep checking in for updates!
doing the tuck is going to involve more. if you already have a lift and you add the tuck, thats moving the drivetrain up to another 2.5 inches (+ or - depending on which tuck you get). you're now going to be looking at adding a double cardan shaft (possible MML and or lo pro mount) and at least some adjustable rear upper control arms. adding in the body lift, i would recommend getting a novak cable shifter for your tcase. maybe not needed (will probably need at least a shifter relocation bracket, though im not familiar with everything the rubicon needs). going to 35's is also going to need some steering and braking upgrades depending on your wheeling style. search the forum some more, i cant shed as much light on this as i dont run 35's. looks good though! if you want to get rid of those rock sliders for some a to z ones, im looking for some rubi sliders!
Changed engine oil over to royal purple synthetic. Transmission oil to redline MTL and it shifts so much smoother. Took out the stock headlights and put in sylvania. So much better. Ordering a rampage frameless soft top shortly. Went to dinner after that and parked next to this JK.
i'm definitely torn on what looks better, the jk's or tj's
Thanks. Before I got it I was in that dilemma too. Just looked at the price difference, the JKs are bigger, the new V6's arent as reliable as the Straight 6, and most parts are cheaper for the TJs than JKs. Sold it for me.
yeah i definitely like the added size of the jk's. instead of going straight for 35's take a look into on what it takes to do a tummy tuck. automatically right off the bat, the added 2.5 inches of clearance is the same as what it would take you with tires that are 5 inches taller. plus just about everything it takes to do a tuck, you would have to do to properly run a lift to clear the larger tires (besides doing something like high lining the fenders) just IMHO (plus youve already got a nice sized lift it looks like up against that jk)