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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:19 PM   #1
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These Rubicon decals look wrong...

I'm looking at buying a Rubicon. Noticed this one that just popped up. The Rubicon stickers don't look like they're in the right spot. Is it just me? Also it has more miles on it then I was hoping for. Is the price worth it?

http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4933435489.html

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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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They should be more forward than they are. Buyer beware!
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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:29 PM   #3
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More forward and lower right? That's what I thought.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:31 PM   #4
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Decal isn't in the right place. The decal goes on the flat part of the hood just off the fender. That's too high. Could mean it got wrecked and the shop didn't put them on right, or the guy could have thrown on some rubi take off rockers and added a decal. I'd check it out in person or run the vin.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:39 PM   #5
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also, those fender flares look to be standard TJ flares, not the wider and painted rubicon flares.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 02:46 PM   #6
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also, those fender flares look to be standard TJ flares, not the wider and painted rubicon flares.
Hard to tell from the angle of the pictures... They could be the Rubi flares.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
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the first pic in the CL ad is dark, but those flares look awfully narrow for rubi flares

i dont have flares anymore, but i thought my rear flare was flush with the bottom of the slider. this one seems like its up an inch or so.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:12 PM   #8
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I can't tell if the flares are right or not, but they seem too narrow. All that really matters is the transfer case and axles. Ask the guy if both ends lock. He may have no idea since he thinks it is a V6 and has mud tires. Be sure to do a physical inspection and test while knowing what to look for.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:14 PM   #9
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Get the VIN and type it into Carfax. Just go to the website and type it in (don't pay a dime) That at least will yell you if it's a rubi. I entered my vin and it gave me this: "1998 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA/TJ SAHARA"
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:18 PM   #10
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Get the VIN and type it into Carfax. Just go to the website and type it in (don't pay a dime) That at least will yell you if it's a rubi. I entered my vin and it gave me this: "1998 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA/TJ SAHARA"
This would work as well http://jeep.custhelp.com/app/jeep/eq...WGxOMmc2T2w%3D
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:19 PM   #11
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Get the VIN and type it into Carfax. Just go to the website and type it in (don't pay a dime) That at least will yell you if it's a rubi. I entered my vin and it gave me this: "1998 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA/TJ SAHARA"
6th digit in the VIN should be a 6. Still, anyone buying a Rubicon needs to make sure the axles and t-case haven't been taken out.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:26 PM   #12
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Here's what my 06 Rubi looks like...
The letters look high and to far back in your pic.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #13
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Yeah it looks off to me. I asked him if both of the lockers worked and he said the diff lock works great. I would go inspect it in person but I just don't get the right vibe about the Jeep and it has more miles than I'm looking for and no hard top. There are enough red flags for me to pass. I know the 4.0L's go forever but I plan on keeping this forever and want as low as possible. Around 40K if possible.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:46 PM   #14
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Get him to post a picture of the dash/console. See if the Rubi Locker switch is there. But I'd it has been repainted. Don't know if it had any body damage.
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Unread 03-16-2015, 03:53 PM   #15
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I plan on keeping this forever and want as low as possible. Around 40K if possible.
Mine had 78K, the Dealer wanted 18K. I talked the dealer down to about $14k because it need some repairs and I was prepared to go elsewhere. So glad I didn't have to. (edit) I think this guy is over priced for 118,000 miles.

If you do a search here you can find a couple of different Decoders for VINs. I thought I saw one that claimed to look up the original equip listing too.
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