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post #1 of 8 Old 03-02-2019, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Rubicon advice!!

Ok Iím not a complete dummy, but Iím looking for quick references more or less. Iím currently got my eyes on a super clean 03 rubicon. Obviously I know dana 44ís are a clue, but are there any other advice of things I can go over? I wanna basically make sure this rubicon isnít gutted. What came standard on rubicon etc. Any input is much appreciated.

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VIN reads as a rubicon. But I havenít laid my eyes on it as it is 2 hours away. I just want to go prepared.


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post #2 of 8 Old 03-02-2019, 09:06 AM
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There's a thread in the TJ tech forum with all the specs.
https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/s...ations-452871/

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* 4.0L I-6 engine
* Tru-Lok selectable pneumatic lockers, activate in 4-lo and under 10mph, engaged until out of 4-lo or deselected
* Limited slip rear when unlocked
* NV241 Rock-Trac 4:1 transfer case -- fixed yoke
* Heavy-duty driveshafts with 1330 u-joints
* Dana 44 front and rear axles
* 4.10 gears
* Goodyear Wrangler MT/R LT245/75R16 (30.5"x9.6") Tires
* 16x8, five-spoke aluminum wheels
* Diamond plate rocker guards
* Rubicon Lettering on Hood
* Flares are 1" wider than standard TJ flares
* 4-wheel Disc Brakes

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IIRC there is another thread in TJ tech about the best years, and many an opinion consider the '03 one of the best TJ years to find. Rubi even better. Aside from the axles, the RockTrac 4-1 TC.

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-03-2019, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome! I really appreciate this.


this jeep is from Florida so no rust

Letís say everything checks out .....Price?? Whatís good and bad. I know what kbb says but I wanna hear yours guys opinions.


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post #5 of 8 Old 03-03-2019, 05:34 PM
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I usually cruise the for sale forum and craigslist and POR to try to get an average... then go from there. Of course mileage and condition is key.

'05 LJR, 6sp, RC long arm w/MC 6" coils, 5.13 D44's w/chromo shafts, MetalCloak fenders/sliders/body armor, 37x12.50 MTR's, Warn 9.5, RockHard swing out w/full spare. <><
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Rubicon advice!!

Ok guys check this. Update on this rubicon.

This rear look bent or is it just an illusion.

But someoneís been in there from the obvious red sealant. And the pass tube looks wet.


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post #7 of 8 Old 03-18-2019, 08:03 PM
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Too hard to tell from the pic. Could always take a buddy along and pull a string on the axle. The red gasket sealant just means the oil was changed at the least. Talk to the owner. Pull the plug and stick your pinky in there and check the oil. The oil on the tube could be from earlier leaks... hard to say. If there are no drips and it is minutely slow, then doesn't sound that critical. If you feel the axle is straight and you decide to buy it you can always weld the tubes and that would take care of any 'minor' leak if there is one.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-12-2019, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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So update** turned that one down because previous service work showed the rear end was grenaded explaining my concerns

Found another ďrubiconĒ owner swore it was a rubicon. I was the unfortunate one to tell them they have a dana 30 and 35 swapped in :/

Ended up with a supercharged JKU rubicon lol


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