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SJPotter 03-25-2013 04:53 PM

Newbie Wants Jeep
 
Hi, name's Steve, first post on this forum. I apologize in advance for any etiquette errors. I am a long time 4 wheeler. I have owned 3 jeeps in the long ago past, all stock CJ5s. I currently play in a 2005 Tacoma. Lots of trips to Moab in the last few years has bitten me with the desire to get another jeep.. I want something already built and capable of handling any trail in Moab. I need some help please in evaluating the upgrades of a jeep I have my eye on and am close to making a deal. You can view it here:

Cars for Sale: 2006 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 Rubicon in Jupiter, FL 33477: Sport Utility Details - 327481213 - AutoTrader.com

I am particularly interested in the lift kit because I was not able to find any information on this forum regarding it. Also the numerous other upgrades, if you can shed any light on them I would be grateful.

Thanks very much.

Csahara 03-25-2013 04:55 PM

Looks like the Rubicon Expresee 5.5" Long Arm. BTW I doubt that was ever wheeled. I mean who puts $40,000 into a Jeep like that just to show off? D60's front and rear and driven on the street? Why? I guess people can spend their money how they want but damn.

Edit - It says it's a ToysxTroy Alumiflex lift. Very expensive and all aluminum. I don't think they even make those anymore.

JeepCreeper 03-25-2013 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Csahara (Post 3551048)
Looks like the Rubicon Expresee 5.5" Long Arm. BTW I doubt that was ever wheeled. I mean who puts $40,000 into a Jeep like that just to show off? D60's front and rear and driven on the street? Why? I guess people can spend their money how they want but damn.

Edit - It says it's a ToysxTroy Alumiflex lift. Very expensive and all aluminum. I don't think they even make those anymore.

Ad says used once off road. :D

Csahara 03-25-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepCreeper (Post 3551063)
Ad says used once off road. :D

Touche :D

Another thought about the jeep. If it were me and I could afford to buy it, I would wheel the sh1t out of it. It makes me a sad panda to see one all done up like that and not actually used. Also, I'd then put 40's on it and get rid of those 37" slicks.

silver rubi 03-25-2013 05:05 PM

Welcome to the forum!

BrandonsJeep 03-25-2013 05:14 PM

Welcome to Wrangler Forum! How much are you looking to spend on your Jeep? that one you posted has everything on it great except for tires... the tires are out of tread, ditch them. Also, are you interested in building your own?

BrandonsJeep 03-25-2013 05:16 PM

Question about the lined jeep, wtf are those side step looking things above the rear fender flares? and what are their function?

SJPotter 03-25-2013 05:18 PM

Thanks All....It may not have been wheeled yet, but it sure will be if I buy it, that's the whole reason i want it, it will sit in the garage except 3 times a year when it gets loaded on a trailer and taken to either Moab or Colorado.

So you think this one's got the naads for Pritchitt Canyon?

BrandonsJeep 03-25-2013 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by SJPotter (Post 3551147)
Thanks All....It may not have been wheeled yet, but it sure will be if I buy it, that's the whole reason i want it, it will sit in the garage except 3 times a year when it gets loaded on a trailer and taken to either Moab or Colorado.

So you think this one's got the naads for Pritchitt Canyon?

With the right driver and a new set of tires? yea

SJPotter 03-25-2013 05:21 PM

I don't really want to build my own, It's cheaper to let the previous owner do that. I know I need new tires, that's included in our negotiations. Just want to make sure all the parts he's put on are up to snuff, I know the axles are so I figure he went all out on the rest.

SJPotter 03-25-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by BrandonsJeep (Post 3551153)
With the right driver and a new set of tires? yea

been wheelin for years but switching to the shorter wheel base means I need some practice so i don't flop it over in the hot tub.

BrandonsJeep 03-25-2013 05:24 PM

He seems to have put good parts on, i think youll be fine

BrandonsJeep 03-25-2013 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by SJPotter (Post 3551173)
been wheelin for years but switching to the shorter wheel base means I need some practice so i don't flop it over in the hot tub.

thats the only thing that concerned me, he did all those other mods but never stretched the wheelbase... then again he was a pavement pounder so he didnt know better

PStov98TJ 03-25-2013 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by BrandonsJeep (Post 3551140)
Question about the lined jeep, wtf are those side step looking things above the rear fender flares? and what are their function?

Those are like rock sliders but for the rear quarter panel.

To the OP, looks like a sick jeep. But I'd be concerned what he actually did in it. I mean anyone can say they only took it offroad once. That's an a$$ load of money to dump into a mall crawler.... That's just me though, but it'll definitely perform. I'm not a fan of the huge lift, LA set up, but that's a whole other discussion. To each his own :)

callbob 03-25-2013 06:45 PM

That seems like a lot of money, but you are right about someone else spending the money and you get the benefit. You can't build it for that.

BrandonsJeep 03-25-2013 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 3551237)
Those are like rock sliders but for the rear quarter panel.

What wpuld the purpose of these be? To make sure you dont scrape the sides on trees or rocks when youre upright? thats what i use driving skill for...

kyle32 03-25-2013 07:33 PM

i wouldnt buy it honestly.. i mean you cant do it your self for any where near that....

but who knows if this guy knew what he was doing..

PStov98TJ 03-25-2013 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by BrandonsJeep (Post 3551477)
What wpuld the purpose of these be? To make sure you dont scrape the sides on trees or rocks when youre upright? thats what i use driving skill for...

Yes. And driving pro or amateur, you can still slide into something if something shifts underneath you unexpectedly. And on mud you can slide all over the place. Some people like them, some don't. Like I said, to each his own.

callbob 03-25-2013 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by kyle32 (Post 3551645)
i wouldnt buy it honestly.. i mean you cant do it your self for any where near that....

but who knows if this guy knew what he was doing..

That doesn't look like a do it yourself project simply because the guy didn't do anything with it apparently. Lots of value there IMO

SJPotter 03-25-2013 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by callbob (Post 3551885)
That doesn't look like a do it yourself project simply because the guy didn't do anything with it apparently. Lots of value there IMO

You're right, he bought it new in 2006 and took it straight to Toyz by Troy and had him do all the work right then and all at once. I have been looking for "Toyz" but I guess they went out of business. I think the axles alone make this vehicle worth the price. Don't you??

Johnnybonkel 03-26-2013 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by SJPotter (Post 3552359)

You're right, he bought it new in 2006 and took it straight to Toyz by Troy and had him do all the work right then and all at once. I have been looking for "Toyz" but I guess they went out of business. I think the axles alone make this vehicle worth the price. Don't you??

If I could....I WOULD...LOOKS AN AWSOME JOB

Bossmanx 03-26-2013 02:42 AM

Sweet ride. If you got the $$$ and want something already built then looks like everything is in order. Like everyone else said.. New tires and someone who aint afraid to get it dirty and she'll do great.

Too much chrome and shiny parts for me though :rofl:

Go for it! and have a blast

p.s. welcome to the forum.


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