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tomtaylz 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Discussion in 'Member's Rides' started by tomtaylz, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. tomtaylz

    tomtaylz TJ Enthusiast
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    Jeep got here at around 6pm so didn’t have time to do much today. Mainly inspecting what I had as I bought it sight unseen. It’s in good shape, it came from Boone, NC, 29k miles. I bought the gray hardtop from rubitrux, it came with the soft top. I’m very happy with it and think I stole it for what I paid. I washed it but it was dark when i got back. It doesn’t have plates so it’s living at @Alex01 until I can make the DMV.

    The day I got it. Has a mixed bag of poop lift wise but has the Currie steering so I have a new one that will be up for sale.

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    First mod: milk jug, front window tint and sticker delete

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    After car wash.

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  2. Alex01

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    Congratulations. It sure is a fantastic looking jeep and in excellent condition. Ill be looking for your ljr finding skills when my time comes.
     
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  3. Starrs

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    Nice. I thought that one looked good in the ad. Good buy
     
  4. Chris

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    Better get to work on painting it orange!

    I'm thinking that mud shovel underneath needs to go too :D
     
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  5. tomtaylz

    tomtaylz TJ Enthusiast
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    Yeah skyjacker kit so dropped pitman and t-case drop. Gathering parts to swap it out for all Currie/Savvy.
     
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    Starrs TJ Addict

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    LJ just has a better stance than the tj when it’s lifted. Hard to beat that look. Extra 12” helps a lot.
     
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    Ugh... Skyjacker. We just had an interesting thread about those lifts. At least you're getting that crap out of there!
     
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  8. Rob5589

    Rob5589 Rust•eze Bumper Ointment certified dealer
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    Congrats man! Weird, the orange looks black on my pc :D
     
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  9. tomtaylz

    tomtaylz TJ Enthusiast
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    Hah I haven’t seen a single orange auto besides the one in PA which was too rusty. I figured out there’s prob less than 200 out there which are auto and not rusty/junked and after talking to someone who spent a year looking for one and ended up giving up, I thought I’d go this route. I like black short-term and it’s the easiest to respray as it won’t look bad with a black interior, engine bay, etc.
     
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    I have never seen an orange one in person, TJ or LJ. Personally I love the dark blue and wish I could have found one when I was looking. In the used market, sometimes you just gotta take the next best thing. It'll be bad ass in any color. Any bites on the TJ?
     
  11. tomtaylz

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    A few people fairly interested I don’t think it’ll be around too long
     
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  12. zebra12

    zebra12 2005 Unlimited Rubicon auto
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    Well done.

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  13. bobthetj03

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    Love the gray hardtop against the black. It'll look just as good against orange. Look forward to seeing it in person at Skillz Day.
     
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    It’s a sharp low mileage LJR. Awesome find
     
  15. tomtaylz

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    Yeah I’m debating doing a DIY paint black for the hardtop in the future but we’ll see. The LJ hardtops are becoming very difficult to come by so when rubitrux mentioned they had one in stock I took what I could get. The hardtop looks brand new and has a bit of a diy headliner up top too which is nice, I’m curious how it’ll effect noise.
     
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    Congrats! So, Orange really will be the new Black? Looking forward to see what you do with it.
     
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    Nice find, looking forward to seeing this one done right!

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    Sweet, looks good...patience paid off. Looking forward to seeing the paint job.
     
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    You’re doing a repaint? If you do Impact Orange and leave the under Black, it’ll be great for Halloween.
     
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    Nice Jeep! Gonna stay with the 33s or go all out and run 35s?
     
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