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BILLIEBOB'S JEEP
Year & Model  
2005 TJ Wrangler
Engine  
4.0L
Transmission  
Stock Rubicon 6speed
Transfer Case  
Stock RockBox
Front Axle  
Stock D44
Rear Axle  
Stock D44
Gear Ratio  
Stock 4.10
Suspension  
2" budget lift
Tires  
255/80R17 BFG MT
Wheels  
ProComp 98s 8x17x4.25BS
Recovery  
My BRAIN !!
Armor  
Stock
Accessories  
Roof Racks, Tubular Doors, AEV HighLine
Future Mods  
Warn 8274-50 Winch, Convert AC Compressor to
OnBoard Air Compressor
Clubs  
zippo
 
INSTALLED PRODUCTS
Armor
Audio, CB, & Electrical
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Engine
Interior
Recovery
Suspension
Tires & Wheels
Transfer Case
Transmissions

JEEP HISTORY
My Uncles first Jeep was a WWII MB in
Europe, 1944. And he had several in the
1950s. My first Jeep was after high
school, a '52 M38A1. Keeping it running
with all the military spec hardware &
wiring was hell. It was sold within a
year. Then came a '78 J2000 Gladiator.
Almost new. And way too expensive. Sold it
within a year too. The '74 CJ5, 304,
3spd I should have kept forever. It did
everything and even delivered good gas
mileage. The torque of that V8 was
incredible. 2nd gear would run from 10mph
to 60mph. It was more fun to drive on the
street than a Vette. Raising a family
meant get practical and we bought a '78
F250 Crewcab... back when nobody drove a 4
door pickup. Then came the money pit, a
'98 Grand 5.9. It was fabulous but stuff
just kept breaking. The tranny cratered.
And nothing electrical was reliable. You
were lucky to get 24 months from a set of
tires. In 2000 we lived in the
Northwest Territories and I learned a
thing or two about fuel injection. If the
dash thermometer stops at -35F.... the
fuel injection probably will not
understand -70F. And when you flood an
engine with an EFI pump you need to change
the oil. So in 2000 I bought an '87
YJ... with a carburetor!! Take off the air
cleaner... Dump some gas into the carb...
Turn the key. It started every time...
even at -70F. It might have had the
Renault 5 speed but it ran for 300K miles
and it never broke down. I bought it for
$4500. Sold it for $3500 12 years later.
And spent less than $1000 a year on
maintenance, tires etc. We drove from
Yellowknife, NWT to Denver CO in January
of '06. A 6000 mile round trip in a week.
Then in 2012 I bought an '05 Rubicon.
I was towing a trailer daily with the YJ
for work and realized the rust was going
to let my trailer go so... in the interest
of not killing someone I bought a low
mileage, rust free Rubicon. Best thing
about the Rubicon is that RockBox when
towing a trailer. 4to1 low range makes
maneuvering and reversing over rough
ground so easy. Tools, ladders... nothing
shifts no matter how rough the
trail. Now I want a clean, light
'05/'06 SE. So I can offroad without
breaking anything on the Rubicon which I
NEED daily for work.

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My Uncles first Jeep was a Government Issued Jeep in 1944.
Back when ALL Jeeps were Government Issued.

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