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Old 06-05-2017, 09:50 PM   #1981
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Picked up this way to clean 2006 LJ a couple months ago. It's my third Jeep and excited to be starting another build!
So how did you clean it? I dont see a spot of dirt on it.. dont hold back, give us all the secrets..
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So how did you clean it? I dont see a spot of dirt on it.. dont hold back, give us all the secrets..
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I did show cars for a couple years. Buff, wax and seal the paint every 6 months or so and when you paint your frame or any metal on the underside use at least a semi gloss or full gloss paint. Gloss paints wont hold dirt like bare metal or a dried out matte color will. Dried out paint will absorb moisture and pull in dirt stains. I usually spray it down pretty good with a pressure washer as soon as I get back from the trails. If you have a pressure washer you can run soap through that's ideal, since you can run a cheaper waxy car specific one on the underside and that usually cleans it up really nice without much work. The longer the mud bakes on in the sun/heat the harder it's to get off as Im sure you know. I know that seems strange for a trail rig, but it's also my daily driver so I like it to look nice as well. Also keeping everything coated well will keep it from rusting out, making broken bolts a thing of the past when working under the jeep.

It's more work than most want to do on a jeep, but if you stay ahead and keep everything sealed and waxed, cleaning up is breeze.

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Rob, I didnt know about the underside info.. thanks,, I have a pressure washer and will need to try that out.
I also liberally spray WD40 in the wheel wells and the underside of the fenders before going out if there is any mud at all.. if its muddy, I am out, IH8MUD. but the WD 40 keeps the mud and dirt from sticking and then anything there just sprays right off.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:59 AM   #1984
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First time w the top off.. and then installing the new softy.. time for some summer fun!!


How do you like the new top? I'm in the process of selling my hard top to pick up a new Softtop. Is that a Bestop? Living in Florida I have no use for my hardtop and the summer weather is far to unpredictable to not have a softy.
Loving it. Has the sunrider (sun roof option). Believe it is an un-used factory top that I got off craigslist for $100! Windows were still in original box wrapped in paper. Only had to locate some door surrounds.

Just had to bungee the rear seatbelts to the roll bar to stop flapping with the top down on highway.

Built a hoist/winch set up for the hardtop. She is stowed up in the garage ceiling for the summer.

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Got out for a little back road exploring over the weekend. I really need to cut the front bumper until I get a new one.

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No need to cut it just remove the jugs..

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No need to cut it just remove the jugs..
I agree, just take the screws out the crap plastic on the ends of your bumper and it will look 100x bette
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:40 AM   #1988
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No need to cut it just remove the jugs..


x2!

When I bought it:


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Stock bumper modded to be a stubby bumper

Here's my stock bumper cut to be a stubby. Added a Kilby stinger and more aggressive tow hooks.
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Once the jugs are off, you can clean up the look with end caps.


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2006 Rubicon, Currie 4", JKS 1 BL, 1 More MML, Nth Degree TT, ET Wheels, 315 75R 16 BFG KM2. (I have yet to install HardRock Sliders, Hanson F&R Bumpers.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:38 AM   #1993
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Installed a Poison Spyder hood louver this week.
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You will love the hood louver.. it allows the engine compartment to cool down so much faster.
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2006 Rubicon, Currie 4", JKS 1 BL, 1 More MML, Nth Degree TT, ET Wheels, 315 75R 16 BFG KM2. (I have yet to install HardRock Sliders, Hanson F&R Bumpers.


Love a white Jeep. Would love my Rubi to have this stance. Well done!


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2006 Jeep "LJ" Rubicon - 104" wheelbase, 4.0 liter straight 6 with AEV cold air intake and Flowmaster exhaust, automatic transmission, Dana 44 axles, 4.88 gears, factory lockers, 4:1 transfer case, Rubicon Express 4.5 Long Arm kit w/ Tri-Link rear suspension, ACOS adjustable coilovers, Currie Correct Lync Steering, Mickey Thompson 35" ATZ tires, polished aluminum "Alcoa" style wheels with rock rings, ShrockWorks Rock Sliders, Rock Hard front bumper and Rock Hard rear bumper with tire carrier, 8,500# winch, factory hard top, A/C, 6 disc CD changer, fold and tumble rear seat, etc.

This is one of only 6,742 LJ Rubicons produced in 2006, and replaces the '83 CJ-7 that I sold to my sister 6 years ago. I've been looking for an LJ ever since. The previous owner was reluctant to see it go and I am fortunate to have it. It will be well cared for.
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You will love the hood louver.. it allows the engine compartment to cool down so much faster.
I like it a lot. You can feel air being forced out by the fan when idling.
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2006 LJ I just bought a couple of weeks ago. I had intended to just use it occasionally, but it has a lot more use than my primary vehicle. I had a '81 CJ 5 twenty years ago and had forgotten how fun they are to drive.

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Looks great! I'm about to put those same wheels/tires on my Lj. Do you know how much lift yours has?



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Not much of a lift. It looks like there is just some sort of small spacer in there. I wouldn't guess more than an inch or so. Nothing rubs. Tires are bfg 255/75/17 mud terrains. which i believe is the stock tire on the newer rubicon's with those rims. You will also have to put a wheel spacer to accommodate those tires. And the lug Nuts will be a different thread size.
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Not much of a lift. It looks like there is just some sort of small spacer in there. I wouldn't guess more than an inch or so. Nothing rubs. Tires are bfg 255/75/17 mud terrains. which i believe is the stock tire on the newer rubicon's with those rims. You will also have to put a wheel spacer to accommodate those tires. And the lug Nuts will be a different thread size.


Thanks! I already have the wheel spacers/adapters. I just need to get a little lift before I put them on. I think they will look good with the used gray hard top I just picked up.




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Hell yeah! Those look good with your colors. I'm getting rid of all the chrome on mine and going all black and grey.
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Hell yeah! Those look good with your colors. I'm getting rid of all the chrome on mine and going all black and grey.
Because once you go black, you never go back..
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Looks great! I have a white LJ and looking to move to a more factory-like hard top (currently have rampage frameless), can you share the overall height of your Jeep wit the top up?

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Picking up my new project. 2006 LJ Rubi with 33,000 miles on it.
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