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06 LJ Rubi rebuild

corbin.black

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Spent the weekend in Colorado putting a few things back together on the LJ and its now back at the bodyshop for paint.
I started the jeep for the first time since it was purchased (september 2012) and it ran great. Threw a spare tire in as a seat and drove around the parking lot just for fun
 

corbin.black

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The jeep is finally with me.. not finished but it is drivable.


The front is sagging big time, the front lower CA's are parallel to the ground.
From the top of the tire to the bottom of the rear flare is 8", 6.75" to the front flare.
15.5" frame height, 11.75" to the skid
 

corbin.black

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took the jeep camping up huntington canyon this weekend and found a small ditch. the rear tucks up nice but the front hits the stock bump stops and won't stuff into the fender very far. I need to adjust the front bumps and probably stretch the front end an inch or two to get it to tuck better.





 

corbin.black

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corbin.black

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Went up American fork canyon yesterday with some friends and did Mary Ellen Gulch. Put it in 4 low for the first time and tested out the stock lockers and everything worked great.


 

corbin.black

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Looks like its time for a small update..

I bought my very first house so the jeeps have a new place to sleep at night


Been having some slight steering issues so I tore the front end apart to find out the lower ball joints were toast and have now been replaced.
While I had the front end apart, I figured it would be a good time to upgrade the steering so I picked up the teraflex high steer knuckle/ 1 ton off set TRE's along with a new drag link and tie rod (I opted for the steel instead of aluminum)

And I also added 2" pucks to the front of the jeep to get it to sit closer to level.


The front end is still not back together at the moment as im waiting to borrow a pitman arm puller so I can swap it out with a pitman arm that is drilled to accept the 1 ton TRE
 

corbin.black

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My boss (wife) has approved an axle swap so over the next few months I will be collecting parts for the swap.
The plan is a 14 bolt rear (already have) with 5.38's, truss, disc brakes, ARB etc. The front is going to be a custom king pin built to the specs of a mid 90's Ford BJ 60 (so i can find shafts easily) and 40" MTR's, Teraflex pro lcg long arms with a 2-3" front stretch and hopefully only an inch or two more lift height. I purchased some stock 17" dodge wheels to get me buy until I can fund some beadlocks, which will most likely be racelines.

I've also found a buyer for my stock 44's so I don't have to worry about trying to list them on KSL and get low ballers offering me half of what they are worth.
My goal is to have everything done by the safari but we will see what happens
 

Bart

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Location
Arm Utah
that's going to be a sweet rig when you're finished. Love the direction you're going.
 

Bart

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Location
Arm Utah
Nice meeting you Corbin. This Jeep looks great in these pics but they don't do it justice. Very nice build.
 
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