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Moabbnd
09-16-2014, 07:34 PM
Bought this 2006 LJ Rubicon in January 2014. Flew out to Pueblo CO to pick it up. The trip there consisted of blizzards and other harsh weather, but it was worth it!

What was installed when I bought it:

255/85R16 KM2
2" Spacer front/ Unknown coil lift rear (sat high in the rear)
CB Antenna and aluminum mount
Rubicon Express Monotube shocks

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/IMG_2718_zps79578b94.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/IMG_2718_zps79578b94.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/CAM00427_zps9aefd4b3.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/CAM00427_zps9aefd4b3.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/965ebf65-3e73-42e5-a744-df7aae0f5d14_zps4e458ff7.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/965ebf65-3e73-42e5-a744-df7aae0f5d14_zps4e458ff7.jpg.html)


Once I got it home (Flagstaff at the time) I swapped the stubby front bumper and winch from my other TJ to the LJ. Also swapped in an adjustable front track bar
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/f981c079-6c4c-40aa-bbbc-e2fba40ec2a3_zps97ffe61a.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/f981c079-6c4c-40aa-bbbc-e2fba40ec2a3_zps97ffe61a.jpg.html)


Later on I installed a low profile roller fairlead. Below I went to Moab with NAUJK and a few YJ guys from Jeepforum. I broke a oem fog and dented the fender on metal masher the day before
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/a4d172ca-58ed-40c4-8756-5b249b24a7e0_zps7d1bbc58.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/a4d172ca-58ed-40c4-8756-5b249b24a7e0_zps7d1bbc58.jpg.html)

Sometime in there before the Moab trip I also installed a Poison Spyder Steering box skid
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/537128_10152300836612460_1493705384_n_zpsb112a1f8. jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/537128_10152300836612460_1493705384_n_zpsb112a1f8. jpg.html)

Also Before the Moab trip I threw in some 4" Currie Coils in the front to level the jeep out
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/CAM00476_zps5a0d1d3b.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/CAM00476_zps5a0d1d3b.jpg.html)


After all that, some RC Lower control arms went in to replace the stock arms
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/8531251b-098c-4470-a9d9-e549ab056874_zpsdad8b932.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/8531251b-098c-4470-a9d9-e549ab056874_zpsdad8b932.jpg.html)

Mounted a Uniden 520 from NAUJK to a dash mount from rugged ridge
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/CAM00468_zpse73f4cf6.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/CAM00468_zpse73f4cf6.jpg.html)

Later on Installed 1.5" Spacers and 315/75r16 Wildpeak A/Ts
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/IMG_20140501_132048_zps0cbd75b2.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/IMG_20140501_132048_zps0cbd75b2.jpg.html)

1.25" Body lift and 1"mml off my TJ
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/2fb8dbda-609e-44e3-9cd4-0d8cc6adbe39_zps1cab821b.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/2fb8dbda-609e-44e3-9cd4-0d8cc6adbe39_zps1cab821b.jpg.html)


Poison Spyder Hood Louver
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/CAM00688_zpsd6f106eb.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/CAM00688_zpsd6f106eb.jpg.html)


Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers installed
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/7a8be05a-f079-4771-b2c5-b4528d64a2a5_zps37d9b1ce.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/7a8be05a-f079-4771-b2c5-b4528d64a2a5_zps37d9b1ce.jpg.html)

And most recently after I moved to Tucson, Bestop Trektop NX
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/05ed3ffe-c433-461e-926f-a76c100eeb55_zps3c920574.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/05ed3ffe-c433-461e-926f-a76c100eeb55_zps3c920574.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/909b0874-dbc3-4134-bdef-d214b14581f6_zps2fc2e94a.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/909b0874-dbc3-4134-bdef-d214b14581f6_zps2fc2e94a.jpg.html)



I'm sure there is a lot more and a lot mor pictures, but this will have to do for now

Moabbnd
09-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Also, it is time to get some corner guards. Got a nice ding on John Bull over the summer

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/CAM00788_zpsd55c8dfa.jpg

StrizzyChris
09-16-2014, 10:08 PM
This is the first NX I've seen on an LJ...looks great :thumb: I'll have to show this to my brother

MR.Ty
09-16-2014, 10:13 PM
Great looking LJ! Deff keep the pics coming! ;:thumbup::beer:

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Moabbnd
09-17-2014, 02:55 AM
Thanks guys! So far I'm happy with the trektop. Hurricane Odile is hitting Tucson Wednesday, so lets hope it doesn't leak!

Really liking Rotopax and I've been trying to figure out a way to mount a couple of them to my Warn tire carrier.

The space between the carrier and tailgate is very small, but I could mount them behind the tire, each side of the tire, or against the spare

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BIGTARS
09-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Nice looking LJ :thumbup:

Moabbnd
11-15-2014, 07:41 AM
A little while ago I installed a Ballistic Fab Rubicon d44 diff cover for the rear. They're close to my house, so I figured I'd stop by and check the place out. Nice stuff there!

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/IMG_20141009_152930_zps8217cd0f.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/IMG_20141009_152930_zps8217cd0f.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/343749ea-fd5c-42fd-808c-88980c247185_zpsc48e8541.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/343749ea-fd5c-42fd-808c-88980c247185_zpsc48e8541.jpg.html)


Also Purchased Poison Spyder LJ Full aluminum corners the last week. Currently of back order for about a week. Hope to receive them soon!
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/15-04-010-ALUM-2T_zpsd9ccb429.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/15-04-010-ALUM-2T_zpsd9ccb429.jpg.html)


Sad thing is, I commute 40-60 miles a day on the highway. Makes me want a JK with the 3.6 even more! O well, the Lj is fun

justin04lj
11-15-2014, 02:29 PM
Don't get rid of it. I know a couple people that would gladly have that back in Co ;-) white 06 LjR here.

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Moabbnd
11-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Don't get rid of it. I know a couple people that would gladly have that back in Co ;-) white 06 LjR here.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using WAYALIFE mobile app

I won't unless i get a ridiculous offer to sell it. It's a great jeep! Good to see other LJ owners on here :thumb:

justin04lj
11-15-2014, 06:39 PM
On my second Lj rolled my first. Only reason I'd ever sell mine is if i had kids which won't happen.

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Moabbnd
12-11-2014, 12:19 AM
Installed a set of Poison Spyder LJ Aluminum full corners today. These things are light! about 15lbs each

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/e74b7437-14a8-44a0-95b2-bdaf76c3cdbb_zps4cf89b24.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/e74b7437-14a8-44a0-95b2-bdaf76c3cdbb_zps4cf89b24.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/61d2f40b-2912-4767-8ab0-22b7f45ce2ad_zps078a9cfb.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/61d2f40b-2912-4767-8ab0-22b7f45ce2ad_zps078a9cfb.jpg.html)

radleyhardy
12-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Those look KILLER AWESOME!!! Love this LJ

Moabbnd
01-20-2015, 03:54 AM
little update, nothing special. Flares are on, license plate relocated, and skids are scraped to hell. I'm in dire need for a tummy tuck!

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/CAM01067_zps02a107fb.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/CAM01067_zps02a107fb.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/c319c82a-1dca-452e-897f-a62e63844f58_zps948bd20a.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/c319c82a-1dca-452e-897f-a62e63844f58_zps948bd20a.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/708b6d68-c4c3-4968-a5e4-10e2a838d2da_zps9807f94c.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/708b6d68-c4c3-4968-a5e4-10e2a838d2da_zps9807f94c.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/10460458_861114247261854_1824021532648694156_n_zps 9ff971c3.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/10460458_861114247261854_1824021532648694156_n_zps 9ff971c3.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/florencejunctionclimb_zps953e89aa.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/florencejunctionclimb_zps953e89aa.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/4727a3ac-4365-46ca-9063-b7b302f24be2_zps1fd19e22.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/4727a3ac-4365-46ca-9063-b7b302f24be2_zps1fd19e22.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/Elvisrock2_zps02db4d7b.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/Elvisrock2_zps02db4d7b.jpg.html)

big dr
01-20-2015, 11:14 AM
I know nothing about LJ's,,, But this thing is AWESOME!:beer:

Moabbnd
01-20-2015, 08:38 PM
I know nothing about LJ's,,, But this thing is AWESOME!:beer:

Thanks! It's a fun rig

Chadrobb
01-20-2015, 08:39 PM
Great looking LJ there!!!

Moabbnd
03-06-2015, 01:48 AM
Little update: Grooved the Falkens, Installed a Savvy cable shifter, and installed JKS bar pin eliminators. Also, bent the drivers side rear 44 shaft, so Ten Factory Chomoly shafts went in

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Armydog
03-06-2015, 02:08 AM
Dude!!!! Awesome LJR. I LOVE YOUR BUILD! Don't EVER sell that sweet jeep

jmsuitter
03-06-2015, 02:41 AM
Wow I love the LJs wish I could find a Ruicon Auto near me I'd get it in a heartbeat. I'm subscribed keep up the pics.

Moabbnd
03-06-2015, 03:07 AM
Dude!!!! Awesome LJR. I LOVE YOUR BUILD! Don't EVER sell that sweet jeep

Don't worry, it's staying here for a long time :thumb: It has been a great Jeep. Currently getting it ready for Moab, which is next week. Should be a good time!

Moabbnd
03-06-2015, 03:10 AM
Wow I love the LJs wish I could find a Ruicon Auto near me I'd get it in a heartbeat. I'm subscribed keep up the pics.

I had an 03 TJ Rubicon auto years ago. The auto is only good if it has been taken care of, regeared for larger tires, and has a strong transmission cooler. Otherwise they are week and the Overdrive is terrible. Hence the reason why I got the 6 speed

branman
03-06-2015, 03:12 AM
Currently getting it ready for Moab, which is next week. Should be a good time!

We will be there the 15th-21st

CharlieK
03-06-2015, 03:13 AM
Bad Ass!! Been for a LJ for a while as a project, but damn they ain't cheap.

Moabbnd
03-06-2015, 03:14 AM
We will be there the 15th-21st

I'll be there 13th-17th with a large group of Jeeps. We'll see you out there!

jmsuitter
03-06-2015, 03:21 AM
I had an 03 TJ Rubicon auto years ago. The auto is only good if it has been taken care of, regeared for larger tires, and has a strong transmission cooler. Otherwise they are week and the Overdrive is terrible. Hence the reason why I got the 6 speed

That's good infomation to know. Thanks for the heads up

Yeep
03-06-2015, 05:44 AM
I'll be there 13th-17th with a large group of Jeeps. We'll see you out there!

Also from AZ... We will be out there next week too

Warebear
03-06-2015, 05:46 AM
Damn that's a good looking LJ! Been driving my buddies while my rubi is in the shop and I love it!

Moabbnd
03-07-2015, 02:32 AM
Also from AZ... We will be out there next week too

Great! see you out there!


Bad Ass!! Been for a LJ for a while as a project, but damn they ain't cheap.

They really aren't, especially a rubi. But there are deals out there. Just have to jump on it when you find one

xrayjeeper83
03-07-2015, 02:43 AM
Odd question but can one of your dogs fit behind the seat when its up. Thinking of selling my JKU and getting an LJ but need room for 4 people and a bull mastiff lol

Moabbnd
03-07-2015, 02:46 AM
Odd question but can one of your dogs fit behind the seat when its up. Thinking of selling my JKU and getting an LJ but need room for 4 people and a bull mastiff lol

I've never had them in with the back seat in position. IMO the room behind the seat isn't enough, especially for a mastiff. The JKU would be better for the 4 + dog

xrayjeeper83
03-07-2015, 02:48 AM
I didnt think there would be.

Good looking build.

Moabbnd
04-03-2015, 02:04 AM
Well, I sold my other TJ finally after 1.5 years of trying to sell it. That pays the LJ off!

Ordered Bilstein 5100s for the rear to replace the leaking RE shocks. Also installed a set of RE superflex front upper control arms that I got a screaming deal on. I picked up the rear uppers in the deal too, but they need to be rebuilt and rethreaded or sleeved and weld a JJ on there to make them work. That much closer to the Savvy Tummy Tuck

Also, Got back from Moab a little while ago. Great time!! the March 2016 trip is already being planned

Moabbnd
04-29-2015, 11:19 PM
Wired up 10 9w led rock lights for AZ night wheeling. I have 2 more I could use once I find a place to put them

Moabbnd
04-30-2015, 03:18 AM
Better pictures once I took it outside. I'm satisfied with these

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/1c7075cc-5fe4-4779-8ee4-ea343731817f_zpsahacnzpp.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/1c7075cc-5fe4-4779-8ee4-ea343731817f_zpsahacnzpp.jpg.html)

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/aa83f7e9-1a69-4e48-9d9a-c6f4b7a514e7_zpsjdixwuol.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/aa83f7e9-1a69-4e48-9d9a-c6f4b7a514e7_zpsjdixwuol.jpg.html)

Moabbnd
05-04-2015, 05:41 AM
Toys by troy stinger/radiator hoop bumper installed today. I need to modify the winch plate to mount the winch

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i398/DezertTJ/TBT2_zpsgv5lzkbg.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/DezertTJ/media/TBT2_zpsgv5lzkbg.jpg.html)

Moabbnd
05-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Scored a set of Coverking black neoprene seat covers for a quarter of the cost on eBay. I was going to get Trekarmor covers in the future, so we'll see how long these last

Moabbnd
05-28-2015, 09:23 PM
Raised winch plate installed along with the lopro roller and winch. Tight fit! Fortunately didn't have to use it this weekend in San Diego :thumb:

Moabbnd
08-18-2015, 06:20 PM
Not much going on as of lately, but I did replace the mangled stock exhaust with a Magnaflow muffler. Also siped the grooved wildpeaks to gain a little more traction

radleyhardy
08-19-2015, 03:29 PM
always good stuff coming in from AZ :clap2:

Moabbnd
08-28-2015, 02:55 AM
I won an Actionpacker over at Jeep-owner, so that came in yesterday. Nice sturdy bin for storage! Fit a ton of stuff that was loose in the back before. Been looking into the Swag mounts to securely mount it

Moabbnd
05-13-2016, 03:22 AM
So a little update

Intalled a 50" dual row light bar to test fit the prototype Next Venture Motorsports TJ/LJ windshield mounts

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Also got a new set of 315 75 16 Falken Wildpeak MTs today

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Moabbnd
05-23-2016, 04:08 AM
Working on a rear bumper now. Will build a body mounted carrier or get the or-fab non gas can carrier

RockinAZJK
05-30-2016, 05:12 PM
Feel proud to have ridden in this beauty all through Moab! Going to have to run at least one trail together next year