|07-23-2013 01:58 AM|
|birdy35||I bought an 06 rubi and absolutely love it. It had 23000 miles and paid $18k. It's in perfect condition. The 6speed transmission and 4.10 gears is nice to have if u haul anything. U will get approx 15 mpg on the highway no hauling anything. I run 31 in rubicon oem tires|
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|07-17-2013 10:30 PM|
|jkp||Congrats, you'll like it.|
|07-17-2013 09:56 PM|
|07-17-2013 08:12 PM|
Congratulations!!! I have an 06' which I bought new from a dealer. Traded my 99' Sahara(great vehicle) to get it.
Currently I have 133,000 on the dial and still going STRONG. Its never given me a problem. Do the regular maintenance and you will get many years of trouble free enjoyment. This past weekend I just replaced the steering stabilzer with the Sky Jacker brand. I should have did this from day one. An excellent upgrade. Otherwise it's pretty much stock.
|07-17-2013 05:59 PM|
|steve66||Done deal, I bought it, now I have to wait 2 weeks to pick it up. Its about 1000 miles away from me, and I had to submit vacation time from work, that's the soonest they would let me off.|
|07-17-2013 04:18 PM|
Question for anyone - what are the symptoms, if any, that your ODPA is going? Or, do you have to remove it and inspect it to see if it's on its way?
|07-17-2013 02:15 PM|
|MarkGLHS||STEVE66 if you find a Rubicon is good condition that checks out mechanically w/ no rust and is priced at NADA retail I'd recommend buying it. I looked for many, many months for such a Rubicon.....zilch.....they were all either beaten up badly and over-priced, or, were is really nice condition and insanely over-priced (20%-30% over high NADA).|
|07-17-2013 02:14 PM|
Love my 06 LJ Rubicon...solid starting point for many mods. Used the locker bypass just yesterday and the stock lockers work flawlessly turning 35s with a Ripp blower.
I'm not worried nor have I had any issues with the OPDA. When I first bought my Jeep I asked some local club members about it and they acted as if they hadn't even heard about it. I honestly believe the Internet has made it a bigger issue than it is. I'm not downplaying it at all and if I was one of the guys experiencing it then I'd feel the same as they do too so don't get me wrong on that. I do believe that it's an issue Chrysler needs to spend a little more time fixing for those.
I've got 50k on mine and its been running forced induction the last 10k with no issues. I won't see 100,000 because I just bought an LQ9 that will be going in once The adapters and transmission come in.
|07-17-2013 01:47 PM|
finished my time and retired from it all. Now to build mine and hit some trails!
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|07-17-2013 12:07 PM|
|cramil||I just picked up, (or I should say my wife picked up for me) an '06 LJ Rubicon in impact orange. I looked long and hard to get just what I wanted and didn't care that she had to go two states over to get it Now if this deployment would just be finished so I could finally drive it...|
|07-16-2013 11:44 PM|
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|07-16-2013 10:17 PM|
|valk1999||the biggest problem is it's not mine. I have an '06 x model and wish I had the rubi. Sounds like a great deal. If I had the chance,(and it were orange) I'd get it in a second!! good luck with whatever you decide though, not everyone is a jeep guy (or gal)|
|07-16-2013 10:06 PM|
|07-16-2013 09:59 PM|
|Verf||And don't forget the LJ's birth. What's better than a '06 Rubi? An '06 Rubi Unlimited of course!|
|07-16-2013 09:52 PM|
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|07-16-2013 08:42 PM|
|steve66||I had a 99 Sahara that I kick my self every day for selling, then I bought a 13, kept it for 6 months and sold it, just was not the same. A few weeks ago I started looking for a 06 sport, and when I came across this rubi, I thought to myself I may never find another one in this good of shape, with that low of miles, I really do need to snatch it up.|
|07-16-2013 08:31 PM|
The OPDA "issue" is BEYOND overblown on the forums. There were a few "out of spec" units floating around, and even those will last longer than some people realize. The "doorman" replacement supposedly fixes the issue.........that really isn't as bad as people let on.
If you found a mint 06' Rubi with low miles grab it! Great TJ. Best 2 years of the TJ/LJ are the last 2 in 05' and 06'.......I wouldn't buy any other year personally.
|07-16-2013 08:16 PM|
|jkp||Yes, it is in the spot where the distributor used to be. Has a black cover with 2 bolts holding the cover on.|
|07-16-2013 08:04 PM|
And the opda is located right next to the filter correct?
|07-16-2013 07:57 PM|
Not from Jeep. They still have the same design.
Dorman makes a replacement with a different design, however, it's not been out long enough to know if it's bulletproof.
I have a Dorman in case my original one starts acting up.
If you can have them check out the one in there and give you the extended warranty, you should be good to go.
If the OPDA makes any noise or vibrates it is bad.
|07-16-2013 07:51 PM|
|07-16-2013 07:46 PM|
|steve66||The dealership just offered me a 4/60k extended warranty no charge, this is getting interesting.|
|07-16-2013 07:44 PM|
|steve66||Is there a bullet proof replacement for this part?|
|07-16-2013 07:22 PM|
The OPDA issue is applicable to all '05 and '06s.
They all use the same design OPDA.
Some of them last, some of them don't.
|07-16-2013 07:18 PM|
|steve66||I always wanted a Rubi, but im worried about that opda thing, I have been searching for buil date info, the one I want was built in 06/06, and I cant nail down a specific build date for this problem.|
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