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Unread 02-02-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Bought my 2006 LJ (6 speed) in January of 2014 with 47,144 miles. It was bone stock aside from bumpers and rock rails. I purchased it at a dealership in MD and drove it back to Raleigh, NC. It turns out I'm the third owner. I found the 2nd owner online via Facebook. Was able to get her to friend me by changing my profile picture to a picture of the Jeep and sending a request. Got to talking with her a bit about the Jeep to get some history. She never went off road with it and it's part of the reason she decided to trade it in. She purchased it from a friend of hers who also never took it off road. It's in really good shape. there's some minor surface rust being in MD and all... however, for that are the rust is very minimal. So I have a pretty good platform to start with.

There was a small oil leak when I purchased it, I figured it was the rear main seal and I could take care of it. Other than that it was great working order. So I enjoyed it for a week then I pulled it apart to replace the rear main seal. The leak was no longer dripping on my driveway but there was still a leak.. so I replaced the valve cover gasket and now the leak is completely gone. So it turns out if was leaking in two places.. but not anymore!

Here's a link to my build plan: http://goo.gl/2zCGKS

I'm extremely open to feedback and suggestions.



Note: Sorry for the disorganization early on.. I was updating this first post then ran out of room so had to put the updates inline.. (like I should have from the start)

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Unread 02-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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looks like awesome plans for an awesome LJ! i wish i could afford a build like that!
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Unread 02-02-2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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Thats a good start for sure. Would recommend jks 1 1/4 body lift amazon 125 bucks and for around 100 you could get brown dog 1in lift mounts.I think this is a better use of your money and allow its use for the rest of that massive list. doing a lot of digging into this stuff for my 06 tj rubi
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Unread 02-02-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Thats a good start for sure. Would recommend jks 1 1/4 body lift amazon 125 bucks and for around 100 you could get brown dog 1in lift mounts.I think this is a better use of your money and allow its use for the rest of that massive list. doing a lot of digging into this stuff for my 06 tj rubi
I don't want the extra .25 inch in the lift. That's the main reason I went that way.

However, on the other side of the coin I'm worried about the OME springs sagging with the weight I'm planning to put in here. Wondering if I should go with the 3.5" MetalCloaks
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Unread 03-31-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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Ended up finding some AEV/Nth Degree 3" Springs in stock and grabbed a set. So they are now sitting around waiting for me to figure out the rest of the parts...



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Unread 04-01-2014, 08:23 PM   #6
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Stole the bumper off my TJ to put on the LJ. Gave the TJ the old monstrosity. Luckily for me the wife doesn't care.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 01:03 PM   #7
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Shocks arrived today!
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Unread 04-19-2014, 05:02 PM   #8
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Springs, shocks, & Adj rear track bar in!
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Unread 04-21-2014, 10:57 AM   #9
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Order a bunch of parts from Savvy.. can't wait for them to arrive!

Currie Rear Antirock Sway Bar Kit
Currie Antirock Sway Bar Kit
Currie Trac Bar
Currie Ultimate Steering Kit
Savvy Johnny Joint Control Arms
Savvy Front-End Housing JJ Kit
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Unread 04-21-2014, 11:13 AM   #10
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Order a bunch of parts from Savvy.. can't wait for them to arrive!

Currie Rear Antirock Sway Bar Kit
Currie Antirock Sway Bar Kit
Currie Trac Bar
Currie Ultimate Steering Kit
Savvy Johnny Joint Control Arms
Savvy Front-End Housing JJ Kit
That is one hell of a order! I smell a tax return??
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Unread 04-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #11
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Yeah you aren't kidding.. I smell a 2nd mortgage if I keep this up. :P
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Unread 04-28-2014, 06:10 PM   #12
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Great Looking LJ Rubi, I'm in the middle of killing the Deathwobble on My LJ as well!!! (With Metalcloak and OME though). See you on the other side!
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Unread 04-28-2014, 06:19 PM   #13
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Decided to just start doing updates inline instead of updating the main post.. if I kept it up it was going to run out of space soon.. :P

Update 1
Removed the hard top and stored it in the garage.. Now she's sporting a Bestop Trektop NX.

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Unread 04-28-2014, 06:20 PM   #14
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Update 2
Removed the full doors and picked up half doors from a young lady in Greensboro, NC. They are black which is fine with me, and work fine. At some point there are some pieces missing on the interior I'll want to replace/fix.

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Unread 04-28-2014, 06:21 PM   #15
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Update 3
KnowWhere2Jeep purchased the rights to Nth Degree stuff from AEV and put the 3" springs back into rotation, so I picked up a set this week. 3/27/2014



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