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Old 09-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #31
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I just happen to have the 2006 Wrangler sales brochure/specs right here...

The LJ has 1.7" more legroom in the back seat than the TJ. The rest of the extra length is behind the seat.

Cargo volume, rear seat removed:
TJ: 47.1 cu/ft
LJ: 64.0 cu/ft

Behind rear seat:
TJ: 11.9
LJ: 29.5

With rear seat tumbled:
TJ: 25.4
LJ: 43.0

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #32
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We own a 2005 LJ and love it. I agree it truly depends on what your going to use it for. I have two teenage kids and they seem to fit fine in the back. Mine is a 2 door with 33's and a 4 inch fabtech left so its a small challenge for them to climb in. This is the wifes daily driver and the extra room in back was a must. She's had groceries, horse saddle, coolers and alot of other stuff hauled back there. As for driving we definitly prefer the longer wheelbase. Like others have said the best thing to do is go out and drive them. They all seem to drive a little bit differently.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #33
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Good info thanks!!!

I'm officially starting my search today for a 2005-2006 Unlimited Jeep!! I want the standard so I think it's gonna be difficult to find what I want!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #34
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Got any pics Don980001? That's the exact setup I have in mind!! 3-4" lift 1" body lift and 33's
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #35
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To be honest my LJ back seat sits in my living room as a cat bed more than its in my jeep. I like there to be lots of room. With the seat gone it almost feels like a truck. I don't have kids so I don't use the backseat but I did sit in it once. Felt the same as a TJ. With the back seat in you can tell a difference in the trunk area. Lots more room than a TJ. If you have the extra money to spend I would go for an LJ every time. They are a little harder to find though. Your best bet would be to go test drive one. Guarantee you will love the LJ. Arguably one of the best models ever made. Hope that helps.
+1, same here with the back seat..its in my attic
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #36
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Just went outside and took this for you. 33's with 2" BB. I'm planning in running 35's with 4.25" lift
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #37
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Good info thanks!!!

I'm officially starting my search today for a 2005-2006 Unlimited Jeep!! I want the standard so I think it's gonna be difficult to find what I want!
Go for the rubi! =P
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #38
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Just FYI, here's an '06 automatic at a Jeep garage near me (York, PA)
I've never dealt with them, just posting it for comparison purposes.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:34 PM   #39
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Sloppy!!! One badass looking LJ!! Very Nice!
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I wouldn't get ride of my LJ ever!!!!!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #41
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I wouldn't get ride of my LJ ever!!!!!!
Same. I love my LJ.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:05 PM   #42
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Some people will probably criticize me for this, but if you can find one with a hardtop, get it. It makes everyday driving so much nicer. You can carry on conversations, lock things up in your jeep with more security, and if your into guns, a shotgun or rifle fits perfectly between the top and the roll bar.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #43
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Love my LJ - Grocery runs, Home Depot visits, I have never had anything not fit back there.

Oh and I have 3 large dogs who love riding back there.

Sure some things may be hard to find or cost a little more (tops for one). But you can't beat the room or the ride.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #44
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Some people will probably criticize me for this, but if you can find one with a hardtop, get it. It makes everyday driving so much nicer. You can carry on conversations, lock things up in your jeep with more security, and if your into guns, a shotgun or rifle fits perfectly between the top and the roll bar.
Im going to have to disagree on the bold part of that, I can hold a conversation in the car without yelling at the other person, but, everything about security is true, if you are one to leave valuables in the Jeep then definitely get a hardtop. The only downside to a hardtop is taking it off, because they are so heavy.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:15 PM   #45
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It is heavy, and awkward.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #46
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That being said, I want y'all's opinions on the LJ vs TJ.

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Probably wouldn't have got a jeep if it wasn't for this model.

I definately wouldn't have a Jeep if it wasn't for this model.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #47
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Love my LJ. Rides better, more practical, more rare. They do look a little funky if they're not lifted a bit (but so do base model TJs and JKs for that matter), but you don't have to lift too much or go to 33s. Here's mine with a 2" lift and 31X10.50s



Here it is now with the same lift and 32s (265/65/18)




Probably a good argument for silver versus black wheels as well!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:54 PM   #48
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I have had a YJ and now a 2005 LJ. I love the LJ and it's extra room. I looked hard for and finally found one with the 6 speed. It only had 10k on it and I have since put a 3" lift and 33's on it. Looks good and loads good. You won't be disappointed with the LJ. All mods have been same as mods on TJ except I had to put TC lowering kit on after lift because front drive shaft was a little too short.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:16 AM   #49
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Just read about the OPDA Issue with the 05-06 LJ/TJ. I'm very disappointed bc this is a deal breaker for me and getting an LJ.
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Just read about the OPDA Issue with the 05-06 LJ/TJ. I'm very disappointed bc this is a deal breaker for me and getting an LJ.
Making a mistake in my opinion. As long as you watch for the symptoms and replace it if it does go bad which it might eventually. As long as you know what to look for it shouldn't be an issue. This should not completely stop you from buying an LJ. That is just my opinion of course. You do what makes you feel comfortable in the end.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:36 AM   #51
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If it was that simple It really wouldn't bother me. But from what I have read even with a new drive unit it will still happen bc of a design flaw with the unit. I don't want to have to constantly worry about it happening
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:43 AM   #52
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Well it's up to you. Just letting you know your missing out on a great vehicle. I wouldn't trade my LJ for all the money in the world.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:08 AM   #53
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Just read about the OPDA Issue with the 05-06 LJ/TJ. I'm very disappointed bc this is a deal breaker for me and getting an LJ.
Just look for a 2004 and do all the upgrades that what I have done, mine is a rubiclone all the way down to the NV241OR transfercase and Dana 44s front and rear and locker button on the dash even have the relay for the lockers in factory fuse box, have had several jeep mechanics look at it they thought it was all stock....
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #54
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