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.
Tomb Raider #815 - 2003 1/2 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon w/4" Pro Comp/Metal Cloak dbl adj arms, Pro-Comp MX-6, Daystar BL, K&N FIPK II w/Air Raid, ViAir Extreme OBA, Currie Steering, Black Rock D909s, 35" BFG KM2 -- BUILT FOR BAJA 4" 33" to 35"
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.
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...
3 inch "body lift". If that's so, yes dump the body lift and get a lift.
2004 Wrangler Rubicon 4.0 w/Auto, 3.5" Rubicon Express Super Flex lift w/Currie Control Arms, RE Mono Tube Shocks, RE CV Drive Shaft, Engine/belly pan skid plate, Co2 Powertank. Hi Lift Jack.
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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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
2004 Wrangler TJ X, and a bunch of stuff