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Old 04-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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I wanna know what all you LJ owners dislike about the LJ, clearly there is alot to love. I'm just wondering if someone who owns one can think of anything they don't like about it.
I am selling my tj and buying an LJ this summer.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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The only thing I don't like about mine is that it's not a Rubicon LJ, and finding out how heavy the hard tops are which made me change my mind about wanting the hard top.

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Old 04-11-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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I have never owned a TJ, but I have had my LJ for about 6 months and have not found anything that I do not like. Room behind the back seat comes in real handy when you have kids in the back seat.
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Theres a back seat? lol. I dont like how loud the dinger is...... really...lol. Also the radio sucks. I think those things are specific to the lj though...lol,
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Theres a back seat? lol. I dont like how loud the dinger is...... really...lol. Also the radio sucks. I think those things are specific to the lj though...lol,
My stock head unit with sub in console is great... No complaints about the sounds. Maybe you got bad factory wiring?? I wouldn't trade my 05 LJ for a 2013 jku.... Inline 4.o for life!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys.. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on an 06 LJ Rubicon and then keep it till I die
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One of my buddies just got an 06 lj rubicon and its pretty nice. Youll enjoy it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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I wanna know what all you LJ owners dislike about the LJ, clearly there is alot to love. I'm just wondering if someone who owns one can think of anything they don't like about it.
I am selling my tj and buying an LJ this summer.
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Bought mine brand new I love it I hated the payments. il keep it till I die thank you!
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #9
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I wouldn't have bought a Jeep unless it was an LJ. I love mine.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:14 PM   #10
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I had a TJ and then an LJ. The soft top is a BIT harder to put up/down because of its increased size. That's the only LJ-specific thing I can think of - they really aren't much different. Love the extra room behind the seat and the MUCH smoother ride on-road.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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Loved it from the day it was introduced, but didn't actually purchase my 2006 until 2007. Thought I was basically buying my casket (own it til I die), but the family got too busy and it makes little sense to keep it. So I have it up for sale. I've been driving it daily to park it in front of my office with the for sale sign, and have been having second thoughts. Maybe I hang on to it for my soon to be 16 year old to drive every once in a while. Maybe I teach her to drive a stick this weekend. Hmmm. Will swap the hard top for soft this weekend. Hmmm. I've already purchased the replacement vehicle (2011 Mustang Convertible). Hmmmm, may have just become a 2 convertible family. Hmmm. OK, just rambling now. Yeah, love the LJ, kept it mainly stock other than stereo and a couple cosmetic accessories. New BFG A/T's ride great. Hmmm. Only 49K miles, have been lead to believe I could expect another 200K. Hmmm.
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Thanks for the info guys.. I'm about ready to pull the trigger on an 06 LJ Rubicon and then keep it till I die
I traded my TJ for an 06 LJ Rubicon earlier this year and I have no regrets. I will have to eventually address the OPDA issue but that's not specific to LJs but all 05/06s with the 4.0. Also the fuel backsplash needs to be addressed, but again not LJ specific. The only disadvantage I can think of with the LJ is it's a little easier to bottom out on short, steep hills with the stock height but that goes with any lwb vehicle. That can easily be fixed with tires/lift or a tummy tuck.
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I am relative new Jeep owner.
Glad I held out for a Rubicon LJ.
No regrets or issues at this time.

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I couldnt be happier with my LJ. I am even happy that I have a non-Rubicon model to do all my own work on. I love all the different kinds of tops we can get with these with the rollbars slanted the way they are.


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Old 04-12-2013, 01:05 AM   #15
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Love my LJ, the sucky parts are the radio and the turning radius.
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Fairly new to owning a Jeep,but so far i'm loving it. ZERO complaints!!!
I am glad when i decided to pull the trigger on a Jeep i ended up with a nice 05 LJ
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:37 AM   #17
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Turning radius does suck, and the fact that some parts are tj/lj specfic does makes things a bit more difficult at times.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:09 AM   #18
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Theres a back seat? lol. I dont like how loud the dinger is...... really...lol. Also the radio sucks. I think those things are specific to the lj though...lol,
Pullllll thhhheeeee fuuuusssseeees! First thing I did, or else I would have pushed the damn thing over a cliff.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:12 AM   #19
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I couldnt be happier with my LJ. I am even happy that I have a non-Rubicon model to do all my own work on. I love all the different kinds of tops we can get with these with the rollbars slanted the way they are.


I agree !!!
I have had the experience of buying with mods already done and they were jacked up. I got lucky with finding a stock one (not even a scratch underneath) and look forward to building it from the ground up.

What about the Rubicon model should be watched for as being bad or needing improvement on to the point where a person is better off avoiding it ?

What lift is this that you put on yours and what size tires are you running ?
Looks good and looks like it performs well also.

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Wait?!? The LJ has a dinger? I guess the PO already took care of that. Owned my 2004 LJ for 3 months now and I love it. Plenty of space in backseat for kids and room in back for dog too. Never owned any other jeeps so I can't compare too much but can't imagine a smaller version. I downsized from a F250 crew cab with a 8' bed so I love the turning radius.
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If you think turning radius is nice for an lj (which it is!!!) then youd be amazed with a tj lol. Flipping a "u-turn" in a 2 lane road.
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Like others I traded my tj for an lj. Turning radius increase is noticeable and wheelbase does affect off road ability slightly. Is it worth the trade off? YES! With the back seat out it is an excellent short bed pick up. If you can find an 04, grab it. OPDA thing is just too much of a PITA to worry about on 05/06.
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Like others I traded my tj for an lj. Turning radius increase is noticeable and wheelbase does affect off road ability slightly. Is it worth the trade off? YES! With the back seat out it is an excellent short bed pick up. If you can find an 04, grab it. OPDA thing is just too much of a PITA to worry about on 05/06.
What is OPDA?
And do they make a Rubicon LJ in 04?
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I traded my TJ for an 06 LJ Rubicon earlier this year and I have no regrets. I will have to eventually address the OPDA issue but that's not specific to LJs but all 05/06s with the 4.0. Also the fuel backsplash needs to be addressed, but again not LJ specific. The only disadvantage I can think of with the LJ is it's a little easier to bottom out on short, steep hills with the stock height but that goes with any lwb vehicle. That can easily be fixed with tires/lift or a tummy tuck.
What is the OPDA issue? Is it bad
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What is OPDA?
And do they make a Rubicon LJ in 04?
No 04 rubs made.
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I have an 06 Rubi LJ. No issues with my ODPA thus far...
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I agree !!!
I have had the experience of buying with mods already done and they were jacked up. I got lucky with finding a stock one (not even a scratch underneath) and look forward to building it from the ground up.

What about the Rubicon model should be watched for as being bad or needing improvement on to the point where a person is better off avoiding it ?

What lift is this that you put on yours and what size tires are you running ?
Looks good and looks like it performs well also.

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I have a 4.25" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" Body lift, and 35x12.5x15 Goodyear Wrangler MTRs. Mine isnt a Rubicon but does have ARB Lockers front and rear that did also come with the Jeep. Every thing else I have done (ie: top, winch, etc).
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No 04 rubs made.
Seriously? What about 05??
And what is OPDA
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OPDA thing is just not much to worry about on the vast majority of 05/06.

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And do they make a Rubicon LJ in 04?

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