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tube yj 02-21-2010 11:30 AM

tube yj's 06 Rubicon Unlimited build
 
Well, I have been around here for a while and this will be my 3rd rig to build up so I will show some pics of past rigs before moving on to the new one.

Here is my first jeep. It started life as a stock 93 YJ that I got from my dad. He had bought it new in 93. By the end it looked like this. Lots of axle swaps, roll overs and good times.

http://www.texasoffroad.net/albums/l...0072.sized.jpg

then I parted that rig out and in a few months picked up a 91 toyota pickup. This was by far the most capable rig I have ever wheeled and I loved this truck

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...j/IMG_0512.jpg


After our trip to moab my wife and I decided we wanted to go in a different direction with 4 wheeling. We had done the harder stuff for a long time and had really started to enjoy camping/expedition type wheeling. Some of the most fun we had in Moab was the backcountry desert running we did.

So we sold the toyota and car hauler trailer and decided to put our dodge up for sale(still for sale if anyone is interested). Next I started looking for an LJ. Once I saw how rare these can be I decided to expand the search to other states. In Phoenix I found a perfect rig. 2006 LJ Rubicon with a 6 speed and a hardtop. This truck was pretty much stock and had been babied by its prior owner who special ordered it from jeep. I flew out the other day and drove it home.

Here are a few pics of the jeep when I got it and a few from when I got it how and pulled some of the stuff off the previous owner had installed.

Here it is on the lot when I picked it up (notice the awesome mudflaps and window visors)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...72781_3101.jpg

And here it is today, I removed the mudflaps and visors, I pulled the back seat, and mounted my GPS.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...j/IMG_2420.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...j/IMG_2421.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...j/IMG_2426.jpg

tube yj 02-21-2010 11:31 AM

So the plan is to go with the OME lift and some 32 or 33s. Once I sell my dodge I will order that stuff up. I also kept my winch and powertank from my Toyota so those will be mounted up very soon aswell

teejmcd 02-21-2010 01:55 PM

looks to be cool. should be a great rig once its built up! i always like the expedition type trucks.

SgtHatred 02-21-2010 02:01 PM

looks like a very clean rubi unlimited.
love the color to!

nriver 02-21-2010 02:48 PM

Looks great. I kinda want an unlimited.

Is that the GPS in the passenger seat?

Martinsc 02-21-2010 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tube yj (Post 8937514)

That spare isn't an MT/R is it?

tube yj 02-21-2010 03:15 PM

Nope the spare is some all terrain. I doubt these tires will be on the jeep in a months time, so I will probably just get 5 tires then

spyder6 02-21-2010 03:21 PM

im excited! this should be fun!

but only 32 or 33s? after coming from those big *** tires on that toyota dont you feel a need for 35s?

MisterO 02-21-2010 03:26 PM

lookin forward to this build, and good choice getting a Rubi LJ..

JSBlu974X4 02-21-2010 05:16 PM

Hey tubeyj, are you mounting your powertank to the roll cage? I have a source ten pounder and have been looking for the right tj/lj roll bar mount

jkl 02-21-2010 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spyder6 (Post 8938603)
im excited! this should be fun!

but only 32 or 33s? after coming from those big *** tires on that toyota dont you feel a need for 35s?

I vote for 35's also! Good lookin Rubi.

Camo Deere 02-21-2010 06:49 PM

Really clean LJ, my favorite color for a Wrangler :thumbsup:

Your last build thread was awesome looking foward to this one

1997_Sport 02-21-2010 07:09 PM

x3 on 35s. :D

Clean looking LJ though man, cant wait to see it once you start modding it, I loved your truck. :drool:

Ditch all the little chrome extras though. :thumbsup:

lumpster 02-21-2010 07:25 PM

Welcome to the impact orange unlimited rubicon limited club! They didnt make enough of these in this color, but somehow im OK with that.


Sweet looking jeep, i cant wait to see what you do to it!

2doorxj 02-21-2010 08:12 PM

cant wait to see this one, should be very sweet!!


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