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Old 05-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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2003 Rubicon black on black 5 speed

2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
4.0 liter 6 cylinder, 5 speed manual, 82k miles.
Cruise control, power steering, power brakes, and cold A/C
Dana 44 front and rear axles with 4.10 gears and factory lockers (rear also has limited slip "trac lock")
(5) 33x12.30x15 Goodyear Duratracs on 15x8 Cragar Soft 8s (black)
Sony CD Player with I-pod charger and controls
Fabricated steel off road rear bumper with swing out tire carrier and trailer hitch receiver
Bolt on 2" suspension lift, 1.25" body lift (removable)
Aftermarket MCE front flat fenders (Willy's Jeep style)
From Arkansas, NO RUST!
Excellent condition convertible soft top. It is a "Sun Rider" so you can take it all the way down, or just flip back the first part over the front seats
Full factory steel doors with roll up windows
NEW: brakes all around (rotors, pads and calipers), OME shocks, u-joints, locking gas cap
Optima Battery
Synthetic fluids in engine, both differentials, transfer case and trans
Banks cat-back stainless steel exhaust
Savvy Aluminum gas tank skid
Aluminum Rocker guards - Big Daddy Offroad
JKS adjustable front and rear trac bars
Interior is in great condition. Husky-liner floor mats and Jeep seat covers (carpet and seats look brand new underneath).

$15,000 OBO
(will consider interesting trades plus cash)

Additional parts (would be removed for the $15k price):
Factory Black Hard Top with factory tint, rear defrost and wiper
Hard top lift hoist
Savvy Aluminum engine and transfer case skid "tummy tuck" (lifts transfer case)
Tom Woods Custom rear drive shaft
JKS adjustable upper and lower control arms
9k Superwinch on Aluminum winch plate
Currie Anti-rock front sway bar
Addco rear sway bar
Cobra remote mount (hidden) CB with cable and Firestik antenna (tuned)
All these parts would be included with the Jeep for $16,500 or available for separate sale after Jeep is sold

Here is a link to my photo-bucket account. *The most recent pics are first. It was dark when I took the interior pics and the flash has made everything lighter. *I was actively cleaning, so some of the dark spots (on the rear seat for instance) is just wetness.

2003 Rubicon pictures by subtlez28 - Photobucket

I picked up this Jeep a year ago. *I chose this particular one because it was a black on black Rubicon with a 5 speed manual, and most importantly it came from Arkansas (so it didn't have the rust midwest Jeeps tend to). *It already had the rear bumper, steering box skid, Banks cat-back stainless steel exhaust and Sony CD player w I-pod attachment cord. *I replaced the entire suspension, all 4 brake calipers, rotors, and pads. *I had the front axle rebuilt with new U-joints, pinion and axle seals. *I had the shop change both differentials, trans and transfer case fluids to synthetic (and I changed to Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil). *I purchased the correct 2003 Hard-top with tinted windows, defrost and wiper (they go for $800-1000). *I also picked up a nearly new "Sun-rider" soft top with tinted windows (~$500).

On top of all that I added the following aftermarket parts.

(5) 33x12.50x15 Goodyear Dura-tracs on Cragar 15x8" Soft 8s ($1420):
Tire Details - Discount Tire Direct
Wheel Details - Discount Tire Direct

Over $1,500 worth of armor from Savvy Offroad (Under-armor skids, gas tank skid, and Novak TC shifter cable):
Savvy Off Road Aluminum
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Custom Tom Woods rear drive shaft *($299) to make it work:
Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts - TJ Wrangler

JKS adjustable rear control arms ($715) and front/rear trac bars ($445):
JKS Manufacturing: Wrangler TJ, 1997-06

I also did top notch OME shocks and rear springs 2" lift ($600):
ARB 4x4 Accessories Part OMETJLK - 2" TJ Wrangler Suspension System (Light-load)

Currie Anti-rock off-road front sway bar ($340):
Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts

Addco rear sway bar ($170):
Addco 285 - ADDCO Rear Sway Bar 3/4" Dia. for 97-02 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Aluminum Under-cover Fab winch plate ($140):
Under Cover Fabworks, LLC - 6061-T6 Aluminum Winch Plate for Jeep TJ

Superwinch 9.0 ($550):
Superwinch, LLC - EPi9 - 9,000 lbs/12V

MCE 6" flare front flat fenders and JK turn signals (375):
News/New Products! | Modern Classic Enterprises

Cobra hidden CB, with Firestick antenna and cable ($150):
Cobra Compact/Remote Mount Handset CB Radio - Walmart.Com
CATALOG Main Page (Frame Setup)

Optima Yellow Top deep cycle battery($190):
Optima Yellow Top Battery - Deep Cycle YellowTop Batteries

I have many of the stock parts including the front flares, transfer case skid, drive-shaft, sway bars,*

So, as you can see I have *over $22k invested in this Jeep. *It is in great mechanical condition. *The interior is very nice. *Paint shines and looks good. *It has the spider web type cracks on the hood (typical of these Jeeps) and some scratches from going through the woods when you look closely. *I think a lot of the scratches will buff out, I will find out as soon as I have time.







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Old 05-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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Some one must be looking for a trail ready Rubicon!

I will strongly consider trades plus cash. Maybe an older Wrangler or Cherokee?

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02 Z28 Hardtop LS1/T56 SOLD-reason for screen name 1984 C4 Corvette LS1/T56 swap in progresss
"Sheeps don't mod Jeeps."
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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Since you are in Wisconsin, it would really help if you posted some pics of the undercarriage. Closeups of the frame, body mounts and such. Sayin no rust is cool, pics will help to prove it. My question is why would you want to dump a Rubi for a YJ, reg TJ or Cherokee?
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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Since you are in Wisconsin, it would really help if you posted some pics of the undercarriage. Closeups of the frame, body mounts and such. Sayin no rust is cool, pics will help to prove it. My question is why would you want to dump a Rubi for a YJ, reg TJ or Cherokee?
Good point, I'll get some more pics of underneath. This one is already on the photo-bucket link:


I'm getting rid of the Rubi because I have what I call automotive A.D.D. I have a new project going. I was thinking a cheaper older Jeep or Cherokee could be a dedicated off-roader. The Rubi is a great trail rig, and daily driver. However, I have a new daily driver. The Rubi is just too nice to sit around.
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02 Z28 Hardtop LS1/T56 SOLD-reason for screen name 1984 C4 Corvette LS1/T56 swap in progresss
"Sheeps don't mod Jeeps."
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #5
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SOLD $15,500 (yes, I lost a lot in aftermarket parts)

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2003 TJ Rubicon 5-speed 33x12.50x15 DuraTracs on Soft 8s, JKS 1.25" BL, rear UCAs & TBs, 2"BB front, Anti-rock/Addco f/r sway bars, Black Magic brakes, OME Shocks/rear springs, MCE 6" flatties, BDO Rockers, and Savvy Under-Armor TT & GTS!
02 Z28 Hardtop LS1/T56 SOLD-reason for screen name 1984 C4 Corvette LS1/T56 swap in progresss
"Sheeps don't mod Jeeps."
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