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Old 04-13-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Have a chance to get a 2004 rubicon 57k miles on it with only bikini top for 15 grand was curious if that is a good price for it?2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Custom 4x4, 5 speed trans, 57,712 miles.

This beautiful Rubicon has been very well taken care of and has a ton of upgrades such as...

6 inch suspension lift

5 New 315/75-16 (34.5") Toyo Open Country M/T tires with Moto Metal wheels

Independent front and rear lockers with switch kit inside. Under hood air compressor kit with interior switch

Subwoofer built into strong box center console, rear strong box, overhead speaker bar with led lights, satelite radio, interior has been rhino lined

Warn winch, Warn front bumper, Warn rear bumper with built in receiver hitch, headlight guards, I phone dash holder

Bikini top, HID superbeam headlight kit, , Old Man Emu steering stabilizer kit, fog lights, tinted windows and MUCH, MUCH, MORE.

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Old 04-13-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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What brand and type of lift? Have the axles been regeared to 4.88?

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Old 04-13-2014, 06:59 PM   #3
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Is the steering set up for those 35" tires? Test drive the Jeep at 65 mph on the freeway. Hit a bump and see if you get a strong shimmy in the steering wheel. If you get a shimmy or (worse) death wobble, you will be able to talk the seller down to $10K.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:58 AM   #4
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I have an '04 Rubicon - AEV conversion. $13,000!
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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That's all I know about it I am not in the same state so I can not drive it the jeep is on ebay
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:52 PM   #6
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Here are my observations. Moderate sized crease in the drivers side tub by the door, definitely not 6" lift, does not include a soft or hard top, and the undercarriage/engine bay show signs of abuse.

Not sure I would buy that rig sight unseen. Looks like some type of shade tree operation that flips vehicles.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info I did not buy it I ended up getting a 2004 sport not a rubicon but let the building begin..
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:03 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info I did not buy it I ended up getting a 2004 sport not a rubicon but let the building begin..
Wise choice. Rubies are nice and all, but I think people are way better off getting a sport and building it themselves. Depending on which products you choose for your build you'll have a better setup than the factory lockers...etc, and at a much better price than paying for the Rubi package. Plus you have the enjoyment/gratification of doing it yourself to exactly how you want it. Gives you a chance to really get to know your Jeep and there's plenty of Jeep family in here to answer any tech questions you may have.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:10 PM   #9
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I was going to say, sounds nice and all but how's the transmission? You put something that high and large tires, you are really messin up the gears and caster alignment. Those u joints not bein set to run properly... Could turn into a nightmare! Without driving it and really looking under it, the owner could have thrown all that crap on and not even considered the overall safe layout...
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:18 PM   #10
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I would shy away from a six inch lift. Look for a stock Rubie or one with a quality lift no more than 4 inches and no body lift crap. My opinion.

Yes, TJ Rubies are running high on the market, people are discovering there just are not that many and the JKs are somehow less satisfying with their cream filling and thin chocolate coating.

And good luck with the new Sport.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:27 PM   #11
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The sport has a 3 inch body lift I think it's 3 inches now I have to put a suspension lift on it gonna look around on them not sure what to get yet?

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:39 PM   #12
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3 inch "body lift". If that's so, yes dump the body lift and get a lift.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:19 AM   #13
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When I was shopping around for a TJ a year ago, I specifically stayed away from anything that was modified....Usually you don't know who did what: a driveway job or a professional install. Don't know how much it's been used/abused, etc. That's the problem with Ebay: you dont' know *what* the heck you are getting there! Looks good in pics but...so's my ex-wife.

Personally, I would have stayed away from the 3" BL too! But...if it is in otherwise good condition, I might just bring her home and remove that right away. Replace it with a 1.25" BL and go for springs. Just sayin'....................................Good luck with it!
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:26 PM   #14
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It does have a 3 in body lift on it but for the condition of it and the price i bought the jeep i plan on a suspension lift real soon just looking around and reading reviews on what lift to put on it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:53 AM   #15
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Although I personally wouldn't be worried about buying a jeep that had a 3" body lift on it. Obviously it'd be the first thing in the trash but that way you know the owner was going for looks instead of functionality. Which would most likely means it's never been off the pavement
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #16
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Yeah he did It for looks said he has only taken it to the sand dunes once
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:11 AM   #17
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Trying to find a lift that will give a nice ride in town and work good on the trails.

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