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jeepn012 02-20-2013 12:51 PM

Happy Wife, Happy Life - 05 LJ Rubi Budget Build
 
Nothing extreme here, keep moving. Just another boring LJ build. It's my 5th Jeep, so hopefully after several iterations, I'll get it right this time.

I picked up the Jeep in January 2013. 127k miles on it, so I've got some maintenance issues to deal with before the fun stuff.

2005 LJ Rubicon - 6spd

Completed Stuff:
New OPDA with stripperguy kit
Ken White's version of the Rubicon Locker bypass with some trick 12voltguy switches, his stuff rocks: http://www.12voltguy.com/home.php
All four new O2 sensors, the good NTK ones of course
Picked up some Safari Straps off Craigslist for the dowgie
2" hybrid BB consisting of JK shocks, spacers, bumpstops, yadda yadda yadda - Decided against this after scoring a used 3" BDS kit
Install my super Craigslist find of the year - 33" KM2's on the stock Moabs with the help of some BORA wheel spacers, these guys rock as well: http://www.motorsport-tech.com/bora.html
Put a transmission in it that works(reverse is kaput) - Done! With a donor trans from Gerald at Savvy.
Oreilly's AGM Battery
Iron Rock Offroad front adjustable control arms
Crown Steering
New Multifunction switch

Current Action Items:
Change all fluids.... blah
CB


Future List: (in no particular order)
Give her a name
Bumpers
Tummy Tuck
1"ish Body Lift
Winch

As you can see this is gonna be a "low-budget" build for now. I'm sure it'll morph into fitting 35's with some fenders on down the road. For now, I'm gonna wheel what I brung, and have some fun.

See ya! :wave:

Here is what she looked like when I found her here on the forum.
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0fea8eb0.jpg

I promptly sold the hardtop and installed a chrome grill so that I make it home on time, every time. I know, I know, chrome grills are my thang. STFU
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps35556933.jpg

jeepn012 02-20-2013 01:24 PM

And here is a picture of the happy wife back when she was young.
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4e2df8df.jpg


I'm just kidding.... here she really is out enjoying the old TJ. I miss her. Oh, and my wife of course.
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2eb78f56.jpg

And a few more of the old TJ, you can tell I missed it. Told you I liked chrome grills...
http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps38786242.jpg

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...pseae245ee.jpg

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps69b0d2d8.jpg

dayriesw 02-20-2013 06:35 PM

Welcome to the club.

G Beasley 02-20-2013 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dayriesw (Post 15006165)
Welcome to the club.

X2 , and fwiw I like the chrome grilles . :D

dayriesw 02-21-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G Beasley (Post 15007490)
X2 , and fwiw I like the chrome grilles . :D

They look good on dark colored rigs..... Sometimes.

G Beasley 02-21-2013 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dayriesw (Post 15011699)
They look good on dark colored rigs..... Sometimes.

I agree , but I am biased :D

jeepn012 02-22-2013 08:02 AM

Chrome grills rock. When I get a 5 car garage one of these days I'll have an old original Laredo CJ7, maroon, chrome grill and all....:drool:

Back to the build....Just scored a 3" BDS suspension off the classified section thanks to Garza!! I wasn't really happy with using spacers so this is gonna fit the bill just right.

dayriesw 02-24-2013 04:29 PM

Got the lift installed yet?

jeepn012 02-24-2013 08:45 PM

It'll be here on Tuesday. Most likely will have it on the Jeep before next weekend...:duhrock:

jeepn012 03-03-2013 08:35 PM

Got the lift installed today. Thanks again to Garza for hooking me up with it.:highfive:

3" BDS kit with front lower arms. First impression is really good. My stock shocks were toast and felt like I was floating down the road. The BDS kit came with their basic 5500 shocks and really firmed up the ride, but not overly so.

So.... now comes the snowball. I have a set of 33's waiting to go on this beast, but 35's look so good... hmm...

Oh, and another CL SCORE!! Notice the half doors. I sold my full doors and netted a sweet profit.

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...psc63980a1.jpg

G Beasley 03-03-2013 09:22 PM

The lift looks good ! Garza is a great guy to deal with , I got some of his scraps too . :D

jeepn012 03-10-2013 02:26 PM

Did I mention I'm really liking the extra room in the back of this thing? Got the tires mounted on Friday.

Looking better every day...

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5ac98b07.jpg

http://i1336.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2ca04103.jpg

dayriesw 03-10-2013 08:49 PM

Looks damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn good!

Renegade88 03-10-2013 08:56 PM

Looks sharp man I recently lifted mine with the 2" bds.

jeepn012 04-05-2013 07:09 PM

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Did a little unintentional light wheeling. Did I mention I HATE mud??


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