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Grt_Ape's 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by Grt_Ape, Sep 9, 2018.

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    I sold a '67 Mustang and took a leap of faith purchasing a modified '48 CJ2A. Growing family forced a venture into a larger, more reliable ride.
    Bought her used in May 2007 from a private sale.
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    Stock flex was unimpressive
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    Never skip Leg Day. 3" lift with stock tires. :)
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    Flex getting better
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    You can hang a hammock INSIDE an LJ. You just get real up close with your top. IMG_3240.JPG
     
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    Have you slept in that hammock? I have to imagine you need to be really short for it to work out, no?
     
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    Had plenty of fun on stock tires
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    Obligatory poser shot
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    First taste of 33's at Kids on the Rocks - annual run put on by Mud, Sweat, and Gears
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    Another Scout training, another excuse to use my Jeep to hang my hammock.
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    New shoes (305/70R16) justified a trip to both Iron Lakes and Star Lakes
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    Climbing the wall back side of La Grange
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    Following along!
     
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    Niagara Rim - front side of Sidewall Suicide obstacle
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    2016 Rubicon Trail
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    My old CJ2A
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    And my 67 Mustang. Sold both to fund my LJR
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    Once.
    But that is a full size sleeping bag in the hammock. It's tight. No ridgeline, and no where near as much sag as I would prefer.
    I'm 5'8" So it was doable.
     
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    Same height as me, so I can see how that might work. I was thinking if one were over 6 feet, that might be very uncomfortable!
     
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    Nice flex poser. ;) seriously though, nice rig and excellent trail photos!
     
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    Nice rig! We ran The Con in August, 2016. Been meaning to try Niagara Rim trail. Bit of a drive for me.
     
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    The shuteye peak trail looks neat too
     
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    Constantly jelious of you west coast Jeeps. Great looking LJ, still on 33's?
     
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    Great pics !
     
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    Still on 33's.
    She's a weekend toy. I've owned her for 11 years now, and have only put ~25k miles on her.
    4+ years on those 33's, and only enough miles for one tire rotation. :(
    Besides, no one in our club has anything larger than 33's, and I have gone everywhere they have. Will probably go to 35's next set of tires...but there is no hurry to do so.
     
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    Did you notice the rock climbers on the lower left?

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