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Old 10-13-2009, 12:17 AM
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about to get a 06 tj this weekend!

soo im about to trade this guy my 03 wrx wagon for his 06 wrangler x..never had a jeep but always wanted one. anything i should look out for? any input on the 06 wrangler x series? btw the jeep is a 6 speed.

cant wait to get a lift and some tires for it

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Welcome! Got any pics?

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Old 10-13-2009, 12:37 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

What to look for: What engine is in it? What rear differential is in it? Those are the two big things to look for in an 06 X.

So, you will either get: 4liter I-6 or 2.4 V-4. D-35 or D44 diff.

Whatcha gettin?
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its a 4.0 in 6
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:58 AM
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heres the only pics i have saved at the moment







as u can see theres alil damage on the fender..but he says he got backed into at a parking lot and replaced the light and front bumper
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Welcome. Looks like a nice Jeep.
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thnaks guys..soo what u think about it? think is story is true and that he really got backed into. also claims its never been wheeling or taken down trails
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Few things to verify if it's never been offroad.

Look at the diffs for scratches. Same for the skid plate and control arms.

Look for dirt/mud on top of the skid plate and in odd places in the engine compartment (I found that the inside of my alternator pulley was packed with mud).

Looking at the pic, it sure seems like a parking lot hit instead of anything offroad related.
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thnaks will doo!!...hows the rear in this model?
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:36 PM   #13
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thnaks will doo!!...hows the rear in this model?
Which one ya got?

Two choices in that model: Dana 35 or Dana 44.

Easiest way is to post a pic. Otherwise, a rubber fill plug normally indicates a D35 and a metal one = D44. The flange bolts on the upper left also hold on a metal tag. You'll probably have to clean it to read it, but it will tell you the gearing of the diff too.
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Which one ya got?

Two choices in that model: Dana 35 or Dana 44.

Easiest way is to post a pic. Otherwise, a rubber fill plug normally indicates a D35 and a metal one = D44. The flange bolts on the upper left also hold on a metal tag. You'll probably have to clean it to read it, but it will tell you the gearing of the diff too.
guess ill have to wait till i get it then or look at it when i go to pick it up

any cons of either rear?
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:42 PM   #15
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The D35 is ok for small stock tires or only a bit bigger tires. If you want it really big a D44 is the better choice.
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d35 good for 33 or smaller?
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I would add some stronger chromoly axle shafts (250-300$) with 33s.
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I would add some stronger chromoly axle shafts (250-300$) with 33s.
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soo i talked to the guy and he said all 06 come with the dana35...guessin hes wrong
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Yep, he's wrong.

ALL rubicon's come with a D44.

The rest have a mix. A D44 came in most (if not all) Sahara's and in some X's too.

If you don't plan on hard offroading and/or big tires (33"+) a D35 is ok. Otherwise, you will need (at some point) a better axle or at a minimum a super 35 kit.

For stock size tires with light/light-medium offroading on <33" tires, a 35 is okey dokey.

Just remember, you don't have to have a "bullet proof" jeep right out of the gate anyway and you can always upgrade if/when you want to.

Just pays to know what you want long term and if you want to pay an extra couple hundred for what you want up front or upgrade later...
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ya im planing on running a 4in with 33's
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Well, then you'll be on the borderline a lot of us live on. 33's on a D35 is ok. Mistreat it and there are no guarantees.

Good news is that you'll only be one trail rescue from wanting an upgrade if/when that happens.

So, when your ready to do some trail work, most will recommend a super 35 kit OR a D44, Ford 8.8 or 9" upgrade.

Until then, tell us what you get (and post some more pix).

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Well, then you'll be on the borderline a lot of us live on. 33's on a D35 is ok. Mistreat it and there are no guarantees.

Good news is that you'll only be one trail rescue from wanting an upgrade if/when that happens.

So, when your ready to do some trail work, most will recommend a super 35 kit OR a D44, Ford 8.8 or 9" upgrade.

Until then, tell us what you get (and post some more pix).

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will do thanks for the help!
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one more question lol...could i fit 31/10.50/15 on black rockcrawler rims 15/8 4.5 BS on my stock hight for now...kid is asking 600 for them..is that a bad deal?
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one more question lol...could i fit 31/10.50/15 on black rockcrawler rims 15/8 4.5 BS on my stock hight for now...kid is asking 600 for them..is that a bad deal?
They'd probably fit . . . not sure if that's the right back spacing. If both the tires and wheels are used, it sounds a bit high . . . you can often find Rubi wheels and tires for less than that.
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what back space sould i be looking for..im a car guy..not a truck guys lol
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what back space sould i be looking for..im a car guy..not a truck guys lol
Well if you know what lift you want read the directions= most sites will let you see before you buy it and it will somethimes recomend max tire size and rim backspace needed to keep from rubing.
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Well if you know what lift you want read the directions= most sites will let you see before you buy it and it will somethimes recomend max tire size and rim backspace needed to keep from rubing.
am askin for stock height right now..i seen a few members wit 31's on stock height

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