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I have a black Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2006, 6 cyl. inline engine, 55,000 miles in fair condition because of some body part issues (dents, etc.). I like to restore some of the body parts, new soft top, add a hitch, etc. I kept up with the periodic maintenance, etc. I love my Jeep and rather than buying a new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon/Recon, I would like to bring my Rubicon to its full glory especially with the low mileage it has. Even considering a small lift if possible. Thanks... Peter

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Would like to know repair shops or specialized mechanics who can assist in this project.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Wrangler yourself? What have you tried so far?

I can't fix it myself... I don't have the tools or other means.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I have sufficient funds...

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Jeep
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Automatic, 4L 6 cylinder inline
- 55,000 miles
- big dent in back door (hit a tree when sliding backwards in mud)
- some small paint issues
- no rust I can see... living in California
- Soft top needs replacement
- would like a hitch and perhaps a lift
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Jeep Mechanic: gomi_otaku, Technician replied 11 months ago
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what are of California are you in? You are probably going to be best off going to an off-road specialist for the lift kit, and they might be able to present some good options for alternatives to the factory top and possibly the doors as well- there are a lot of different crazy things you can do to a Jeep.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Central Valley - Fresno/Visalia area. Would you agree with me regarding the low mileage, good/air condition and to have my 2006 Jeep Rubicon restored and lifted rather than trading and buying a new 2017 model Rubicon/Recon. I really don't need all the electronics, "bells and whistles" on the new models?
Jeep Mechanic: gomi_otaku, Technician replied 11 months ago

Since you do live in an area that doesn't have to deal with salt and rust, I would think it would be worth it to put money into, in order to have the car you want. You have less than half the normal mileage for that year.

You live in an area that is FULL of off-road specialty shops, I'd just Google "offroad Jeep shop Fresno" and call around to a couple. I know 4 Wheel Parts has a good reputation. My sister has lived in Chula Vista and southern Cali for probably 30 years now, owning Samurais and other small offroad trucks.

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