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post #1 of 16 Old 12-17-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Project One Ton LJ

This is an abbreviated summary of where we are today. I'll update it as we work on the build.

The Lj was stock when I got her, I gradually built it up to running 37's on a built 30/44 combo. But, I was breaking pars and rolling it too much, so I decided to turn her into a trailer queen.

This is how she sat on 37's.



Aggressive driving style caused me to end up like this pretty often.



So, I bought this for a DD, and off we went.


2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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First step was some real axles...

HP 60 with a Detroit


Shaved and plated 14 Bolt with Detroit


We modified the RE LA kit to run these axles. We converted the rear to a triangulated three link.



We went with a PSC full hydro steering setup


2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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Tires and wheels...

I picked up a set of TSL's and Allied Beadlocks.



testing the suspension



2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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Next on the list was a custom cage.






2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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Then came Corbeau extra wide seats for fat boys and a corbeau bench for the kids




Finished cage



2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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And that catches us up to where we are now.

I mostly wheel at Crozet, she preforms OK, but has a long way to go






Next on the list - outboard the rear shocks, air bumps, and relocate the tank rearward.

Eventually I would like to get a lower COG, change to airshocks, and pick up an Atlas.

2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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Like the rig, my buddy that has a LJ is going a similar route. I have a TJ that I am streching out and I have a set of '79 dana 60's I am putting under. Just out of curiousity do you remember you WMS to WMS measurement on your axles?
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Transformed into a killer trail rig! Nice work on the axles and suspension. Never done is right.
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Very nice!!
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VERY cool build

08 2Door Red Rubicon. Rock Krawler 5.5 Longarm Coilover, Polly rear Coilovers. AEV hood & wheels, 37"KM2s, JE Reel 1350 shafts, 5.38 Yukon gears, Superior axles, Shrockworks stubby, Fab Fours rear, sPod, Rebel Offroad brakes, Warn winch and lots more.

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Nice looking LJ.

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From one LJ owner to another all I can say is I am truly inspired.

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Got the airshocks and airbumps installed this weeks.

I'll be testing them this weekend, and get some better pics.





2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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Got to try out the Airshocks today, here are a few pics...










2007 JK Rubi Unlimited - 5" Teraflex, 37" Iroks
2005 LJ - HP60, 14 Bolt, 39.5, some other stuff
1978 J10 SOA and 35's


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pretty sweet....i miss my LJ

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this thing is sick! nice work.

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