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Yep, I'm putting her up for sale. For my wife and I, life is changing and what we need a vehicle to do has also changed.

I always wanted to fix a vehicle up exactly how I wanted it to be and actually finish it. With my Jeep I finally did, but I also found that I never use it for what it was intended to do.

My jeep was used mostly as a DD, Camping and for deer/elk hunting. What I need now is a vehicle that I can use for towing and still do the rest.

We plan on doing a lot of traveling and towing a trailer as we go. Although the Jeep did OK within its limits I now need something that will safely tow more. I just can't afford to have both so for now the Jeep will be the one to go.

Here is a picture of my Jeep and a list of most of the up-grades that I have done.



2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (5 speed Manual)
Hard-Top ($22,950 OBO)

Bought new in Oct of 2004 this Jeep now has 63K miles. It has been primarily used as a daily driver and for hunting and camping (no abusive 4 wheeling). It is in pristine shape with many mods that make it better than new. This is a vehicle that must be seen to really appreciate what it is.

1. Currie 4” spring.
2. Super lift adjustable control arms.
3. Super lift adjustable front track bar.
4. JKS heavy-duty front tie rod.
5. JKS Quicker Disconnects.
6. Ten Factory alloy rear axles.
7. RCV alloy front CV axles.
8. Coast 1350 CV rear drive shaft.
9. Coast heavy-duty front drive shaft.
10. 35x12.5R15 BF Goodrich KM2 tires.
11. 4.88 motive ring & pinion gears
12. YellR, Yellow Box Speedo Recalibrator.
13. Warn 9000i winch with synthetic line.
14. Fog lights.
15. HID driving lights.
16. 55w Hella back-up lights.
17. Class 3 hidden tow hitch.
18. 7 pin trailer plug with trailer brake controller.
19.Temp gauges to monitor out-side air temp, intake air temp and engine compartment temp.
20. GenRight hood louver set (3 piece black).
21. 6" flat fender flares.
22. Cobra 29 CB
23. Greasable front axle outer seals.
24. 62mm TB
25. AFE CAI
26. On Board Air Compressor.

I also have the stock axles and drivelines that are still in good condition.
 

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Ah No, tell me you're joking!?! Well sorry to hear that-seems you just got it about dialed in for you. Sorry to see this. No way you can keep it and get the tow rig? I have to admit, I saw mention of the RCV's and couldn't remember mention of you putting those in, was curious if you still had the stockers laying around. Mine are questionable and I think on borrowed time...

This is tough to say as I'd like to see you keep it, but if you must, then I wish you the Best of Luck with a speedy sale. Bump for a great rig.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Ah No, tell me you're joking!?! Well sorry to hear that-seems you just got it about dialed in for you. Sorry to see this.[/quote]
Yah it's a sad event for sure. This is one sweet Jeep and probably the nicest and most fun to drive rig I have ever had.
No way you can keep it and get the tow rig?
I wish. Our first thoughts were to sell my wife’s 2002 Toyota Camry (a really nice little car) but we found that it was only worth about $5K or $6K. We just about emptied our bank account when we bought a new truck that we could tow with. Unfortunately now we need to replace that money in order to survive. Bad part is now I will be back to a PU truck, which will be really "BORING" to drive.
I have to admit, I saw mention of the RCV's and couldn't remember mention of you putting those in, was curious if you still had the stockers laying around. Mine are questionable and I think on borrowed time...
I had Northridge install the new axles and 4.88 gears back in August of this year. I have to admit the RCV front axles are really sweet (so smooth). I do still have the stock axles and they are in really good shape. I would like to keep them as part of the sale of the Jeep in hopes it will help it to sell. If a buyer really doesn’t want them I will surly offer them to you. Sound fair?

This is tough to say as I'd like to see you keep it, but if you must, then I wish you the Best of Luck with a speedy sale.
Thanks, I know there will be tears in my eyes when I see this one drive away. This is probably the only vehicle I have ever owned that I feel I have really bonded with. It actually has a personality and one that is really easy to live with.
 

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Bump for a really nice Jeep! I got a chance to check it out when it was at Northridge4x4 for the gears and axles. Well taken care of rig for sure....good luck with the sale.
 

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Bump for a really nice Jeep! I got a chance to check it out when it was at Northridge4x4 for the gears and axles. Well taken care of rig for sure....good luck with the sale.
Thanks :) .
 

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Hate to see ya sale it. I think we all can relate to your feelings..

Be nice seeing an ROFer get it. At least then it'll stay in the family, sorta speak..

Is that an auto or manual trans?

Sure wished it was black.
 

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Hate to see ya sale it. I think we all can relate to your feelings..

Be nice seeing an ROFer get it. At least then it'll stay in the family, sorta speak..

Is that an auto or manual trans?

Sure wished it was black.
C'mon, pull the trigger Mike...I've seen your paint jobs. :D
 

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Is that an auto or manual trans?
It's a 5 speed manual.
 

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Okies said:
Hate to see ya sale it. I think we all can relate to your feelings..

Be nice seeing an ROFer get it. At least then it'll stay in the family, sorta speak..

Is that an auto or manual trans?

Sure wished it was black.
C'mon, pull the trigger Mike...I've seen your paint jobs. :D
I'm sitting here thinking about that very same thing. Frame off with color change can easily run me 300 labor hrs..

I've painted more khaki then any other jeep color. For my own I like black.p
 

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Okies said:
warsw said:
Okies said:
Is that an auto or manual trans?
It's a 5 speed manual.
Perfect. Thanks.

Can you post a few more pics? A side shot would be cool.
I will pull it out of the garage tomorrow and get as many as you want. Do you just want pictures of the outside or would you like a few of the inside as well? Right now the rear seat is out of it. I took it out the day I brought it home and have it stored in the attic so it has never been used.
 

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OK Here ya go.





















It was -4 degs this morning when I took these picture. My camera would hardly work. BRRRRRRRRR!
 

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Great looking jeep my frist ruby was same year and color. I wish my LJ was that color. Wish we had that much snow here in WV.
 

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Somebody buy this already so I can take his front shafts... :lildevil:

Bump for a great Jeep-again, sorry you have to sell.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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[quote='05TJLWBRUBY]Somebody buy this already so I can take his front shafts... :lildevil: [/quote]

Well.....She is gone, well almost. He will be picking her up Monday :cry: . I do still have the stock front axles if you want them (they are in really good shape). Just make an offer and I will put them on the shelf next to your fender flares :) .
 

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Wow she sold already?!?!? Good Job!!!

Seriously on the shafts? If you still have them then yes, I'll take them. My plans for heading down this last couple days didn't work as my baby girl got really sick. Yeah, I'll take both flares and shafts for sure. Just need to figure out the soonest I can head down that way.

Thanks much!!!

Congrats again on the quick sale. Hope it's somebody who'll take good care of her and use her for what she was intended.

Best of Luck,

Mike
 

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Here is the proud new (and happy) owner of my “ex” 04 Rubicon.



I have to admit this was very hard to do. Of all the vehicles I have ever owned this was my favorite. I wish I could have figured a way to make it work for what I needed it to do.
 
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