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Dan23
12-08-2012, 04:44 PM
Hello,

I'm a new Jeep Owner... Just bought a used 04 Rubicon earlier this year. Looking for some used 17" rims and a drop Pitman arm. Let me know if you have items, and if you are willing to trade etc.

I live in Phoenix and have only been in the dirt a dozen times this year. Just day trips up near Suaro lake etc, and a nice notch out in So. Cal. Going to put a 4.5" Tera Flex lift on in the spring and I need some other goods to finish the project.

I'm open to your suggestions and places to go.

bigt7872
12-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Welcome to the club. Keep an eye on the trails threads, always runs going on.

USAFC5Aircrew
12-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Welcome!

popcancherokee
12-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Welcome..you can get a pitman arm from a zj that is a drop arm for you.

LO PHAT
12-08-2012, 07:18 PM
Hello and welcome to the fun. :cool:

OLM
12-08-2012, 11:55 PM
Welcome!

Co_Page
12-09-2012, 12:33 AM
Welcome! i actually have a drop pitman arm laying around somewhere if you're ever in the Prescott area

azgypsy
12-09-2012, 04:11 AM
welcome to the club!

Dan23
12-09-2012, 11:46 AM
Welcome! i actually have a drop pitman arm laying around somewhere if you're ever in the Prescott area

Thanks! I may be headed up there to do some mountain biking. I'll hit you up when I do. I'm currently collecting parts etc.

Dan23
12-28-2012, 07:03 AM
How do I tell the spacing on my current rims? I believe they are 5 on 4.5 but I'm not sure. This is a stock '04 Rubicon with alloy rims.
Also, when buying new tires. These rims are 16" can I run 315/75R16 tires on these rims, or do I need wider rims. I think they are 7" or 8" wide rims.

azgypsy
12-28-2012, 07:18 AM
the "spaceing" and "bolt pattern" are 2 differnt things!
maybe somebody can explain it better than myself!

Dan23
02-10-2013, 06:23 AM
I'm almost ready for my first lift. I have everything but the drop pitman arm and a new rear drive shaft. Where's the best place in the valley to get a Tom Woods shaft?
Or, do you have a better suggestion?

JTSTJ
02-10-2013, 07:02 AM
Welcome!
what size pitman arm are you looking for?
I have one 4" drop.as for the drive shaft, check the following add.
http://www.virtualjeepclub.com/showthread.php?75729-steering-box-skid-4-6-lift-driveshaft-2inch-drop-pitman-arm-soft-top-tinted-window

ecp3031
02-10-2013, 07:05 AM
If you feel confident doing the measuring and picking which type of u- joint/ flange mount you need, order Woods online. Otherwise use one of the local shops to get you the proper shafts. Also , local shops may be cheaper than Woods. I've had both. Woods did stand behind a defective product, no questions asked. No problems with local product, ordered and installed by the " old" Absolute Offroad".

ob1jeeper
02-10-2013, 07:17 AM
The tires you've asked about will work fine on 8" wide rims. The mounting bolt pattern for all TJ's is 5 bolt on 4.5" B.C. (bolt circle dia.), and if the rims are stock Rubi's, they will be 16" tire rim dia., 8" bead width, with 5" back spacing.

RokNRich
02-10-2013, 08:19 AM
Rims and tires will work, but you will need spacers, 1.25" if I remember correctly.

Welcome aboard, don't fear the search button.




How do I tell the spacing on my current rims? I believe they are 5 on 4.5 but I'm not sure. This is a stock '04 Rubicon with alloy rims.
Also, when buying new tires. These rims are 16" can I run 315/75R16 tires on these rims, or do I need wider rims. I think they are 7" or 8" wide rims.

Dan23
02-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Since I have a Rubicon TJ, do I need a new drive shaft for a 4" lift?
I understand that I don't need a slip yoke eliminator, but I'm not sure if that means I don't need a new shaft to handle the added lift.
If anyone knows, let me know, or let me know who to call in the valley so I can figure out my next step.

RokNRich
02-11-2013, 10:58 AM
Probably. You can band aid it with a Tcase drop, but that defeats part of the purpose of the lift. Adding a BL/MML may help as well.

ArizonaJeeper
02-11-2013, 11:02 AM
Welcome to the board....and nice having another 04 Rubicon owner around. :D

jkfamily
02-11-2013, 11:10 AM
Welcome.

Dan23
02-11-2013, 08:54 PM
Thanks all. Does anyone have some wheel spacers? I'll need some 5x4.5 1 1/4 spacers too.
Thanks

Dan23
02-17-2013, 12:17 PM
Anyone have a drop pitman arm?

Will E
02-17-2013, 02:37 PM
Welcome! Alas! I have no parts for your jeep. Mine is from a different era and body style. (Hey, you wouldn't have a 76 ford f250 HP D60 lyinng around would ya?). I am just kiddin' ya. I have started looking for one and realize it may take months or years. So, congradulations on your purchase and for finding this site. May I toss a few thoughts at ya? Do lots of of reading and looking around and get a good idea of your options before you spend too much money. Even better, go on a moderate trail ride with the group. It's a great place to learn about jeeps, optoins, what works, what you are looking for, how far you want to go, what you should do first, etc. In just a few trail rides you will see how effective the options are and if it is where you want to be with your jeep. Even the moderate trail rides have some 'fun' stuff that the more built folks play on but we can bypass. Additionally, you will get a chance to learn a little bit about wheel'n before all of the upgrades. Personally, I think that makes a better driver.

Dan23
02-17-2013, 04:53 PM
Thanks for the advice! I went on the New Years crown king ride that was awesome And Drew from this site has taken me out to lower terminator. Been to a few places in CA as well. I'm new to Jeep ownership not new to wheeling!

I do need to learn to be patient. As I've already dropped money on things I could have saved up for something better.

I have a lift to install and just waiting for the right deal on a drive shaft and the aforementioned drop pitman arm.

Looking to join a few more groups and to take the classes I see being offered.

Next step donating to the site so I can be official too. Thanks for welcoming me!
Daniel