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Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Posimoto, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Sep 16, 2018
    Posimoto

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    Not a quiter yet, but I am looking at a '06 LJ Rubicon tomorrow.
     
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  2. Sep 16, 2018
    Twin2

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    please tell me it's not a four door
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2018
    FinoCJ

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    LJ should be the long version of the TJ, but still 2 door. I like those.
     
  4. Sep 17, 2018
    Posimoto

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    Thats the one. 2 door Unlimited. I believe they only made the LJ Rubicon for 1 or 2 years. As much as I love Posi, I'm looking for a little more comfort. Just turned 68 in June and I'm not as spry as I used to be.
     
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  5. Sep 17, 2018
    Posimoto

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    And Ron, I see so many of those 4 door JKs around it's sick. They're ugly IMHO I guess they make great mall crawlers though.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    garage gnome

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    Too bad the LJ wasn't more popular. They do look soooooo much better than the 4 door JK.
     
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    FinoCJ

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    I think the JK front fenders are the ridiculous part - wish the would have kept them metal with just a small plastic wheel well flare more like previous LJ/TJ/YJ/CJ5-8.
    Would the LJ be built or would it be more for cruising and DDing?
     
  8. Sep 17, 2018
    Posimoto

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    It will be built for trail use but kept road worthy. Probably going to run 36 x 13.50 IROK's and if I buy the one I'm looking at today it will need a long arm suspension. I also plan to install a Rubi Crawler from Advance Adapters. It is essentially a dual transfer case with a low range near what we are all used to. You can use it or the 4 to 1 or both for a low range near 12 to 1. Also looking for an auto tranny to give my left knee a rest and the Rubi Crawler only works with an auto.
     
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  9. Sep 17, 2018
    Posimoto

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    I agree about the fenders on the JK looking ridiculous. Then people add those stupid looking "brow" bug guards on the front. They stopped looking "jeepish" with the JK. Those square headlights on the Wronglers don't bother me nearly as much now. Hahaha
     
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    FinoCJ

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    never thought of it that way...but I think I agree.

    4.10 gears in a Rubi (I think), with 12:1 reduction and auto with around 2.5:1? That gives 123:1! For a standard that seems great, but from what I understand, an auto doesn't need nearly the CR that a standard transmission does due to torque converter? I've no personal experience with auto on a built rig...just wondering
     
  11. Sep 17, 2018
    Posimoto

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    It would probably be a special circumstance that you would use the doubler I imagine. Nice having the 2.47 to use as the 4 to 1 isn't really necessary all the time. I will report back after I get a chance to use it.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2018
    jjdebarros

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    Acording to the Urban Dictionary JK stands for 'Just Kidding'. :schooled:

    Maybe the designers have a sense of humor...
     
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  13. Sep 23, 2018
    Posimoto

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    I ended up buying the '06 LJ. It's silver and hasn't been offroad much. 54,000 miles on the clock. It has a Smittybilt 8K winch and a nice Viair compressor system, a new yellow top Optima, it's got a slush box tranny and it's a Rubicon. I'll post up some pics on Tues. I'm running the Barrett Lake Trail tomorrow and Monday. Not in the LJ though, in Posi.
     
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  14. Sep 23, 2018
    Hellion

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    Well, you know what to do now.... :pics:
     
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    Twin2

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    for a 10+ YO vehicle . that's low (y)
     
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    Looking forward to seeing it
     
  17. Sep 25, 2018
    Posimoto

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    I had to leave it in Sacramento but hope to get back down and pick it up this week. New LJ 001.jpg New LJ 002.jpg New LJ 003.jpg
     
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  18. Sep 25, 2018
    Posimoto

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    It's going to get a long arm suspension and will eventually be riding on 35 or 37" rubber. Also came with a new soft top. Those are the most "realistic" fake beadlocks I've ever seen. I'll be ditching those too.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2018
    FinoCJ

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    Some JK or JL owner will be happy to get them....
     
  20. Sep 25, 2018
    Posimoto

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    Roger that! They spend more money on fake beadlocks than the cost of real beadlocks. But then, I guess you really don't need beadlocks to get you to the Mall and back.
     

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