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Old 12-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #91
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I am able to go full articulation with my anti-sway bars disconnected. Front and rear. I have double pin sway bar disconnects on the front and rear that allow me to simply remove the pins and remove the center rod of the sway bar disconnects. I prefer this design over the ones that only allow one pin to be removed.
The Metal Cloak fenders allow the front end to max out on the bump stops and still not get into the body. I run the recommended bump stops for my shock length. The rear doesn't really seem to have any issues either. I wheel pretty hard and don't have any rubbing problems.
Metal Cloak fenders are pretty pricey. You may try a body lift to reduce the rubbing problem. I don't really know much about that though. I haven't ever done a body lift.
I hope this helps.---Ladderslug
A few things.

Recommending to someone to disconnect both of their sway bars is poor practice. Learn what they actually do before making such a bad recommendation. I'm not a fan of disconnecting the front sway bar, let alone both.

You're actually a fan of one of the top ten worst designs ever created? Because that's what I would call the three piece sway bar links. Two pins = two sets of holes to line up. If you're going to hamper yourself by running the stock front sway bar with quick disconnect links, at least make it easy on yourself. The rear should remain connected with correct-length solid links.

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #92
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Pro: I can fit two full size tubas in the back and close the gate!
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #93
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A few things.

Recommending to someone to disconnect both of their sway bars is poor practice. Learn what they actually do before making such a bad recommendation. I'm not a fan of disconnecting the front sway bar, let alone both.

You're actually a fan of one of the top ten worst designs ever created? Because that's what I would call the three piece sway bar links. Two pins = two sets of holes to line up. If you're going to hamper yourself by running the stock front sway bar with quick disconnect links, at least make it easy on yourself. The rear should remain connected with correct-length solid links.
X2 on all of that. Especially on it being highly detrimental to offroad suspension performance to disconnect both anti-swaybars.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:53 AM   #94
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Here's a link for a nice custom LJ for sale:

FOR SALE: 2006 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ - YouTube
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #95
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Pro: LJ's come stock with a Dana 44 in the rear.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #96
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When I decided I wanted to buy a used Jeep, everything happened so fast. I mentioned it one day at work and a buddy said that a former co-worker of ours was selling his. I wound up buying it the next day. When I went to look at it, he said it was an Unlimited. I didn't realize just how fortunate I was until after I bought it and started comparing it to regular TJs. For me, the extra space alone is worth it. After wheeling it and driving it around town, the ride is also so much better. He also had a hard top trying to locate a good one is not as issue. The only real drawback for me is that in bone stock configuration, with a hard top on, they look kind of wimpy compared to the shorter TJ. Fortunately, mine was already lifted and modded out when I got it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:46 AM   #97
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My hardtop stayed in storage for 3 years when I lived in Louisiana. Get some door surrounds and a safari top and you'll be golden but don't forget to remove the carpet and drain plugs. Then again I didn't have A/C in my old CJ7 and having the doors off and bikini on helped in that heat. Other staff members at LSU were not happy when I parked in the staff lots even though I was staff. They assumed I was a student and would leave notes on my Jeep that students weren't allowed to park in staff parking lots, but didn't have enough balls to sign their name. LOL Sorry for the rant.

You will enjoy that LJ a ton... I know I enjoy mine.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:38 AM   #98
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I REALLY like the khaki LJ's... this doesnt look bad at all on the 31's
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I have an 05 LJ and it climbs up obstacles without some of the hop that the Tj's have. It rides pretty smooth on the highway.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #101
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I took a train 365 mi to purchase our LJ. I hadn't seen the vehicle, just pics. I had never driven one, but I listened to advice from some of the posters on here ( I was determined to buy a Rubicon TJ in Maryland). A local kid who builds and lives Jeeps told me to buy it now and get on the road in the morning. But, but the Rubicon. He told me if you get the LJ and want to upgrade to Rubi level it will cost you some money....Get the Rubi and want to upgrade to the LJ....nightmare. I am glad I blindly listened to advice..Go get the LJ!!!! My first impressions was coming out of Lancaster County Pa. I was in heaven. When I finally hit I-81 I was blown away at the way it tracked at 75 in 6th gear. That's when I knew I had made the right decision. My props to Stoney Ledge Auto Sales and Dale and Randall.

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