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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
6/2/20 10:36 a.m.

Know nothing about Jeeps, but curious, I never see the LWB 2 door. Is this a rare specimen?

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
6/2/20 10:55 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

They are pretty rare compared to the regular Wranglers. They were only made for three years IIRC (2004-2007) before Jeep brought out the four door Unlimited. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
6/2/20 11:00 a.m.
BoxheadTim said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

They are pretty rare compared to the regular Wranglers. They were only made for three years IIRC (2004-2007) before Jeep brought out the four door Unlimited. 

Ah ok, that makes sense! Thanks for the quick reply. I love the colour, and like following your very informative threads. Keep up the good work. yes

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
1/31/22 8:53 p.m.

I actually did some more work on the Jeep but didn't photograph it.

As with all of these things, I had to change the fan resistor, which was a bit of a PITA in the cold temps we're having. Eventually got it done and changed the ignition switch and actuator at the same time, which made starting it much nicer. As the Range Rover is down, we have to drive it through winter so I think I have to get a bit more serious about working on the underbody rust this year.

I also think it would benefit from new shocks all around as it does feel rather wobbly and floaty. Yes, even for a Jeep, and of course quality shocks for a standard ride height LJ are about as common as rocking horse farts.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/31/22 9:55 p.m.

Fox might have some. 

I missed this thread earlier. The LJ is the only Wrangler that's ever really tempted me. My sister in law has a Rubicon one and it's just the right mix of streetable and capable. And a good size inside!

They're surprisingly common around here given their overall rarity, there are a couple in my neighborhood. I think that's a reflection of the area and the trails around here. 
 

Roses are red 

Violerts are blue

My Jeep is fixed

It's as good as ne...goddamnit. 

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/1/22 8:38 a.m.

Isn't the LJ pretty desirable? I seem to recall they sell for more than the SWB models. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/1/22 9:44 a.m.

In my experience, yes - and they're appreciating. The fact that the newest Wranglers are so enormous is probably helping.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
2/2/22 8:23 a.m.

It looks like Fox does have shocks for the TJ - they're not specifically labelled to also fit the LJ, but given that the LJ is mostly a stretched TJ, I would hope they fit. Time for an email to Fox, methinks. One concern I have with the Fox shocks is that they're inverted and it looks like the shaft is exposed. Not sure how well that would play on the salt, even though it really isn't supposed to see much of that.

Some of the Jeep guys also seem to like the Rancho RS5000X as a basic non-adjustable shock for very reasonable money. Those also come in a stock height variety.

Yes, they're a little more desirable than a TJ as they're a little bit more practical (like, it has an actually useable trunk) without getting up to Hummer H1 size. I'm not a huge SUV/off roader fan, but I do like this one.

How much this particular one is appreciating is a different matter, it's pretty high mileage and has been used in the winter even before we got it. Doesn't have any rust holes (yet), though.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/2/22 12:03 p.m.

I've had foxes on my truck for a few years, they look fine even with some long distance drives in winter storms. You can always get shock bags if you're worried about spray on the shaft but the seals should clean anything off the shaft with suspension movement.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/2/22 1:28 p.m.

FYI, I just checked CL for LJs in the state and the lowest price I found was $17,500. That was the only one below $20k. At least they're rust free around here, but they're definitely valuable.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
2/11/22 8:52 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Wow - I've seen a few around here for not much more than what we paid for this one a couple of years back. OTOH they're likely going to be in more need of body and frame refurbishment than anything out your way.

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