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jkl 10-23-2009 01:44 PM

JKL's '05 Wrangler Unlimited
 
Quick specs: 6 cyl., auto trans, 3.73 gears, D30/44, 35x12.50 Coopers, 15x10 wheels

Bought it used in Dec. 2007. Needed something more reliable and with a little more room to accomodate all the baby gear. Here's a pic a about a month after I got it. It's replacing the YJ. Took the 35's off it to put on the LJ. Had some 33's off my dually I sold, so bought some cheap wheels to sell it.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/017.jpg

Some driveway shots. You can see the front bumper I built for it.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/077.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/078.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/079.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/080.jpg

jkl 10-23-2009 01:47 PM

A few pics from it's first wheelin trip. I was impressed with it's ability for a stock jeep.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...latta/0001.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...latta/0005.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...atta/0009a.jpg

jkl 10-23-2009 02:03 PM

In May 2008 I used my stimulus check from Pres. Bush and bought a 4.5" BDS Ultimate lift. Came with upper and lower adjustable control arms, shocks, front and rear track bars, braided stainless steel brake lines and of course springs. I went through 2 front track bars and finally replaced it with a JKS and have not had any more issues. Didnt have my garage built yet so I installed it on a concrete pad in my backyard.

After the lift was installed.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/081.jpg

Some driveway shots with the 35x12.50 Cooper STT and 15x10 wheels I took of the YJ.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/084.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/085.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/086.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/088.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/089.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/090.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/091.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/092.jpg

jkl 10-23-2009 02:20 PM

Richloam wheelin pics

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...-7-09003-1.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...m2-7-09008.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...Richloam46.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k..._Richloam8.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...Richloam57.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...chloam/021.jpg

Me and my jeepin partner

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...Richloam35.jpg

jkl 10-23-2009 02:31 PM

Some pics at the Ocala National Forest

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...ta/ONF/113.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...ta/ONF/114.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...ta/ONF/170.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/199.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/204.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/206.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...nlatta/212.jpg


And finally a good action shot

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...6eb792d6_b.jpg

prozzo842 10-23-2009 03:53 PM

Lookin' good

-MJK- 10-23-2009 03:58 PM

Looks real good---I like that green

ItsaFinRubicon 11-09-2009 09:45 PM

very nice man i had a khaki LJ and then mom took it. so i went out and bought a electric green rubi like yours. i miss my LJ though

Mike97ZJ 11-09-2009 10:22 PM

Nice! I love LJ's. If I were ever to replace my ZJ, that's what I would look for.

One question...why the new STT's on the YJ and the old school version on the LJ?

I have the new version, I love them.

jkl 11-10-2009 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by prozzo842 (Post 8158488)
Lookin' good

Quote:

Originally Posted by -MJK- (Post 8158506)
Looks real good---I like that green

Quote:

Originally Posted by 04Unlimited33 (Post 8263716)
very nice man i had a khaki LJ and then mom took it. so i went out and bought a electric green rubi like yours. i miss my LJ though

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike97ZJ (Post 8263911)
Nice! I love LJ's. If I were ever to replace my ZJ, that's what I would look for.

Thanks guys

jkl 11-10-2009 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike97ZJ (Post 8263911)
One question...why the new STT's on the YJ and the old school version on the LJ?

Wanted to stay with 35's. The new style were 33's.

green89yj 11-18-2009 02:23 PM

sweet. Did you make that swingout? I'm tryin to compile plans for mine.

jkl 11-18-2009 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by green89yj (Post 8314874)
Did you make that swingout? I'm tryin to compile plans for mine.

Yes. I'll take some close up pics and make a short write up of how I did it in the next couple of days.

green89yj 11-18-2009 07:40 PM

Sweet. Thanks man. It looks great

jkl 11-23-2009 08:57 PM

Here are the bumpers made from 2x4x1/8. The rear is 54" and the I don't remember how wide the front is. The D ring mounts and spindle came from A to Z Fab. Stays tight and no rattles.


To cut the angle I cut 1" down and 7" in.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01278.jpg

The swing mount is 2x2x1/8 except for the lower piece attached to the spindle is 2x2x1/4.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01279.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01281.jpg

Used the factory tire mount to easily mount the 3rd brake light.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01284.jpg

Made the swing lock from a bolt and welded round rod to it for a handle and welded a nut to the back side of the stop.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01280.jpg

For brackets I cut one side off some 2x2 and welded some bolts in.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01282.jpg

The front

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...a/DSC01283.jpg


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