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OkLaHoMaTJ 04-29-2013 08:22 PM

AND Another LJ Rubicon Thread
 
Not much of a build thread since the LJ I bought is very well built but I plan to use this Jeep a lot here in Colorado so I figured I'd make a thread documenting my trips and additions to the LJ.

Where to begin...I have been out of a Jeep for over 2 years and it was killing me. I began looking for JK's and LJ's that were within driving distance and my price range. After looking hard at JK's, I decided that it wasnt for me, due to price and size. The LJ better suited my needs for now. After many Jeep deals that fell through, I found one that had been on the market for a while, was built very well, and within my price range. I booked a ticket to KC, MO and bought a Jeep, then drove it back 600 miles to Denver.

I purchased this 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited

The list of mods is extensive.
4'' Currie Suspension w/ Bilstien Shocks and front Anti-Rock
Front end Johnny Joint housing Kit
Johnny Joint rear tracbar w/ housing bracket
Currie CurrectLync HD Tie Rod System
Savvy 1.25'' Body Lift
Savvy LJ Rockers w/ 4130 Chromoly Steel Slider
Savvy LJ Corner Armor
Savvy LJ Stainless Steel tub rails
Savvy Aluminum Gas Tank Skid
Savvy Aluminum Tailgate Skin (not installed)
Savvy Aluminum Tailgate Valance (not installed)
Savvy Off Road Front Bumper
Savvy Off Road Receiver Bumper
Savvy LED Tails (not installed)
Savvy Rear License Plate Relocation Bracket (not installed)
Summit Racing 15x10 Wheels
35x12.50/15 Goodyear MTR Kevlar's
Superior Evolution Rear Axleshafts
Blue Torch Fab Diff Covers
AEV Differential Skid
Homemade Belly Up Skid Plate
Homemade Front Fenders (DeFender knock offs)
Alloy USA Front Axle Seals
Black Magic Brakes
Tom Woods HD Rear Driveshaft
Hand Throttle (which I didnt think I'd like but I REALLY like it)
Warn Steering Box Skid

My future mods...which usually always changes is something like - Spydura Synthetic winch rope, Aluminum Fairlead, Wireless winch remote, 513's, ATX Slabs, 37's, PSC Hydro Assist, Alloy shafts or RCV's for the front. Then an AW4 and Genright 3 and 4links.

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Once I got it home, I put the Body Armor rear tire carrier and bumper on CL and it sold the next day. I ordered the Savvy Aluminum Rear Receiver bumper and bolted it on. The weight savings was insane. The Jeep use to ride nose high. Now its completely level.

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Got the bumper on and loaded up the dogs and the wife and hit my first Colorado Trail. Metberry Gulch. Very scenic and nothing very challenging. Jeep handled great.
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dayriesw 04-29-2013 08:26 PM

Great LJ to start with. What is the future plans?

OkLaHoMaTJ 04-29-2013 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by dayriesw (Post 15366208)
Great LJ to start with. What is the future plans?

Thanks dayriesw! Future plans for now is some synthetic winch line, aluminum fairlead, 513's (it struggles at this elevation), some ATX Slabs and 37's, PSC Hydro Assist, AW4 down the road. Maybe some Savvy Aluminum trail doors....

AngryTJ 04-30-2013 08:08 AM

nice rig man. Still planning to come wheel with our group in CO and Moab first week of JunE?

rusty762 04-30-2013 02:01 PM

Nice Rubi, front fenders look great. You should post some info on how you made them and pics if you have any.

Moabrubi 04-30-2013 02:48 PM

Very nice LJ.

G Beasley 04-30-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by dayriesw (Post 15366208)
Great LJ to start with.

X2

Also like the Weimaraner mod :thumbsup:

OkLaHoMaTJ 04-30-2013 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by AngryTJ (Post 15367987)
nice rig man. Still planning to come wheel with our group in CO and Moab first week of JunE?

I can more than likely hit a trail with you guys in Colorado...but Moab looks like its out of the question.

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Originally Posted by rusty762 (Post 15369544)
Nice Rubi, front fenders look great. You should post some info on how you made them and pics if you have any.

Rusty I bought the Jeep with the fenders. The previous owner hand built them. he did a great job but unfortunately they are very heavy and will be sold off for some Rokmen Highlines or if Poison Spyder will ever put the DeFender Aluminum Highlines into production.

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Originally Posted by G Beasley (Post 15370519)
X2

Also like the Weimaraner mod :thumbsup:

Beasley good eye...except its not a Weimaraner. She's a silver lab.

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Here's my chocolate and silver
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G Beasley 05-01-2013 08:28 AM

Never seen a silver lab before , good looking dog . In the back of the LJ she looked like a weimie , but out of the Jeep theres no mistaking her .

AngryTJ 05-01-2013 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by OkLaHoMaTJ (Post 15371550)
I can more than likely hit a trail with you guys in Colorado...but Moab looks like its out of the question.

let us know. We will be in CO friday May 31st to Sunday June 2nd :cheers2:

OkLaHoMaTJ 05-01-2013 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by AngryTJ (Post 15373423)
let us know. We will be in CO friday May 31st to Sunday June 2nd :cheers2:

Just double checked my schedule. I'm free that weekend so count me in.

OkLaHoMaTJ 05-04-2013 09:13 PM

Hit Chinaman Gulch today with a few guys off of Colorado4x4.org and it was awesome. Jeep did great. Still learning the Jeep but all in all...its great.
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Got tummy tuck?
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G Beasley 05-04-2013 09:46 PM

That looks like a fun trail , and the LJ appears to have done well on it . Are you going to come over to Moab in June ?

OkLaHoMaTJ 05-05-2013 01:08 PM

Beasley I tried to get off but since I started a new job in Feb. asking off work just wasnt going to happen. However, I am off the weekend come of your guys are coming through CO and I plan to meet up with them then.

G Beasley 05-05-2013 03:34 PM

Maybe next year :D


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