Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: (Pics Fixed) Back in the Jeep family. 2008 Rubicon on 36" IROK's

  1. #1
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650

    (Pics Fixed) Back in the Jeep family. 2008 Rubicon on 36" IROK's

    While my wife is about 8.5 months pregnant with #4, and starting a Burn Boot Camp (Robinson Township, PA) that'll be open in a few months, I felt like it was a GREAT idea to get back into the game with a rig that I can't even put the kids in!

    We have an AWD minivan that does well in winter, but my Turbo Sonata is an ice skate, and snow tires for the fancy calipers / wheels cost thousands, so I was looking for something to drive in winter. But why just drive in winter when you can have some fun with it?

    Thanks to Pghchamp, 2008 2 door Rubicon 6 speed with 5.13 gears. I don't have any major plans for it, but am going to give it some TLC, clean it up a bit (need to hunt down carpet and a back seat for the kids.) Long term I think my family will need a 2nd 4 door Jeep that's not this built, but in our search and research for fitting 4 kids and 2 adults in a vehicle that's wheelable, we just decided... don't! We'll be a 2 Jeep family. So this is Dad's big Jeep, and we'll do a mild build on a 4 door in the future once thing settle down.

    I have a lot to learn, I spent so many years learning about ZJ's and WJ's that I feel like I'm in a foreign land with this. Frame, what's a frame!?

    The kids are calling it "The Turtle."


    Time to get the tools out and start planning! The cardboard was already down for my 2.0T Sonata, for some reason my new oil filter doesn't seal right, I'm sure this will drip a bit too, though.

    1.jpg
    2.jpg
    3.jpg
    4.jpg
    5.jpg
    6.jpg
    7.jpg
    8.jpg
    9.jpg
    10.jpg
    11.jpg
    Last edited by OverkillZJ; 04-09-2019 at 10:25 AM.

  2. #2
    PghOffRoad Forum Addict!
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ross Twp
    Posts
    664
    Have fun with it Matt! I have a ton of memories with that Jeep! Serves its purpose well and I’m glad it went to someone who knows wheeling
    Remo
    08 Rubicon

  3. #3
    PghOffRoad Forum Addict!
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    da' 'BURGH
    Posts
    1,411

    Wink

    Quote Originally Posted by OverkillZJ View Post
    While my wife is about 8.5 months pregnant with #4,
    After kid #4, my wife and I figured out what was causing that.

    So we stopped kissing. Kissing ALWAYS led to children.

    And we can tell you've been away for while; your picture-fu is weak, grasshoppa...
    '07 Commander - 2" Daystar lift, 32x17x10 Cooper ATPs, Flowtech exhaust, aFe CAI
    '92 Dodge Ramcharger - 4 1/2" lift, 35's, 318 Magnum... a work in progress...

  4. #4
    "Has anyone ever mistaken the chicken outside for a crab?" JeepGeneral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Jeannette, PA
    Posts
    2,410
    I talked myself out of going to look at that Jeep at least 10x! Congrats Matt

  5. #5
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    Quote Originally Posted by The_War_Wagon View Post
    After kid #4, my wife and I figured out what was causing that.

    So we stopped kissing. Kissing ALWAYS led to children.

    And we can tell you've been away for while; your picture-fu is weak, grasshoppa...
    Are the pics loading? Tried hosting from Google Photos for the first time.

  6. #6
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    Quote Originally Posted by JeepGeneral View Post
    I talked myself out of going to look at that Jeep at least 10x! Congrats Matt
    I needed something to tinker with, and for JJ to learn on. Couldn't pass it up even though the timing is dumb!

    I wanted a gladiator, but the cost is just stupid....

  7. #7
    PghOffRoad Forum Addict!
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ross Twp
    Posts
    664
    Quote Originally Posted by OverkillZJ View Post
    Are the pics loading? Tried hosting from Google Photos for the first time.
    they aren't popping up for me
    Remo
    08 Rubicon

  8. #8
    Trail Leader
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Latrobe Pa
    Posts
    435
    Quote Originally Posted by OverkillZJ View Post
    Are the pics loading? Tried hosting from Google Photos for the first time.
    Nope
    98 Dodge Ram 1500
    2003 Jeep WJ 4 lift, 32 BFG Mud Terrains
    89 Suzuki Sidekick (fuel cell, long tube header, sawzaw lift kit, 31s, lots of rust and ITS FOR SALE!)
    2017 Suzuki DRZ400S
    1973 Bultaco Matador SD250

  9. #9
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    The pics should be visible now, the way I did it before probably only worked for people currently logged in to a Google (hosted from my google photos) which didn't work out too well.

  10. #10
    Right Wing Extremist! DMG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Mount Pleasant, PA
    Posts
    5,495
    Awesome, Matt! Time for a HH run!

  11. #11
    Official PghOffRoad Post Whore!
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    6,474
    when remo told me i was glad to see if was you that got it.
    taking unsafe rigs to a whole other level

  12. #12
    Trail Leader Bax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh 15237
    Posts
    405
    Was this the jeep that was in Remo's catering lot?
    I saw it when I picked up fish fry last friday.
    85 4Runner "Garage Wheeler"

  13. #13
    Right Wing Extremist! DMG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Mount Pleasant, PA
    Posts
    5,495
    There are 2 JK rear seats on Craigslist right now

  14. #14
    Right Wing Extremist! DMG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Mount Pleasant, PA
    Posts
    5,495
    Quote Originally Posted by Bax View Post
    Was this the jeep that was in Remo's catering lot?
    I saw it when I picked up fish fry last friday.
    There aren’t that many Remos around so I bet it is. I just checked his website, looks like good stuff.

  15. #15
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    There are 2 JK rear seats on Craigslist right now
    Going to check it out, thanks! I need at least a rear seat and belts, but frankly could do with all new seats and belts. Need a soft top that fits right, too, maybe soft doors if funds allow. My first priority is getting it to drive in a straight line, the tie rod ends are shot and it gets some amazing death wobble but only at about 25 if you hit a hole right. I've been driving it daily and I don't think it'll be too bad to get a bit safer to put a kid or two in. Definitely needs some love, heater selector knob and some small things like that are busted up. It's definitely coming out your way for some love soon, and inspection is up end of this month anyway....

    Quote Originally Posted by Bax View Post
    Was this the jeep that was in Remo's catering lot?
    I saw it when I picked up fish fry last friday.
    Sure was! Remo JR. owned it. Funny, I almost went up for the fish fry but traffic was bad and I had a sick kid, so I just went with cash Saturday instead.

  16. #16
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    Quote Originally Posted by DMG View Post
    Awesome, Matt! Time for a HH run!
    I need to wheel
    Hoping to have JJ on the trails in it by fall, just not kid friendly right now. You know, no seats in the back or belts and all haha

  17. #17
    Less posting, more wheeling! gonecheenin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vandergrift, PA
    Posts
    3,448
    You'll have to make it up our way sometime too Matt - ain't wheeled with you in forever!
    _________________________________________________________________________
    If you break it, then it needed upgraded anyway!

    [URL="http://www.pgh-offroad.com/forum/www.blwa.org"]www.blwa.org[/URL]

  18. #18
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    Quote Originally Posted by gonecheenin View Post
    You'll have to make it up our way sometime too Matt - ain't wheeled with you in forever!
    Indeed! But man we had some laughs

  19. #19
    Less posting, more wheeling! gonecheenin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Vandergrift, PA
    Posts
    3,448
    Lol - I guess you could call a front 60 deciding to try & exit your rig in the middle of one of the roughest trail at Big Dogs a good bunch of laughs amongst friends!
    _________________________________________________________________________
    If you break it, then it needed upgraded anyway!

    [URL="http://www.pgh-offroad.com/forum/www.blwa.org"]www.blwa.org[/URL]

  20. #20
    PghOffRoad Forum Addict!
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ross Twp
    Posts
    664
    How do the kids like the ninja turtle figured mounted on the CB? Haha
    Remo
    08 Rubicon

  21. #21
    Premium Supporting Member OverkillZJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    USC, PA
    Posts
    15,650
    Quote Originally Posted by pghchamp View Post
    How do the kids like the ninja turtle figured mounted on the CB? Haha
    They're obsessed... hahahha they just want to ride in it around the yard every day

    Quote Originally Posted by gonecheenin View Post
    Lol - I guess you could call a front 60 deciding to try & exit your rig in the middle of one of the roughest trail at Big Dogs a good bunch of laughs amongst friends!
    It just tried to become a top loader!!!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
    By Rubi in forum Items For Sale
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-26-2012, 09:18 PM
  2. New Jeep to the family!
    By jeepxj3 in forum General Off-Road Discussion
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 04-09-2007, 12:39 PM
  3. Some pics from c'ville after getting the XJ back.
    By bigblackjeep95 in forum General Off-Road Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-28-2005, 08:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •