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Evan1981's 2005 LJ Rubicon

A couple weeks ago I bought my first Jeep! It's a 2005 LJ Rubicon. It needs some work but I bought it for a price that leaves me some budget to get a few things done. Unfortunately for you, most of the stuff it needs is boring maintenance crap.

The modifications I've found so far are:
-Locker override that lets you lock the diffs in 4Hi rather than just 4LO
-ProComp 4" lift link to the lift
-Hard top and Bestop Trektop NX
-Some really bad eBay HID headlights
-Some hacked up stereo wiring for a sub that wasn't included
-RockHard4x4 front bumper
-Bestop tire carrier on a tailgate with no vent (must have bent the original one)
-Wider than stock fender flares
-33x10.5x15 Toyo MT tires on Canyon wheels.
...and the most annoying modification of all... He chopped off a light bracket that was attached to the windshield hinge which leaves behind cross threaded bolts with heads chopped off. This is a pain in the ***. When I think about these mods I have to remind myself that I bought it at a good price.

Here are some pictures.

My immediate plans are to address the issues that are going to come up on the out-of-province inspection. I'm only going to be driving it in the summer so I'm not in a big rush right now. If I had to guess, down the road I'll be reducing the lift to 2" or less and putting on higher clearance fenders to keep adequate tire clearance. I'm looking forward to spending some time in the garage this winter and then having a fun ride for the summer!

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