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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2018, 04:12:59 PM »
All depends on what the end goal is and how you plan to get there. Rubicon is worth it for the parts it includes... if you plan on 37ís and will wheel it on more than dirt roads.

If the plan is to use it for daily driver and some leaf looker trails... Rubicon isnít needed.

If the plan is to put tons and 40ís thereís no need to buy Rubicon just to take the axles out from underneath it.

The hard part is knowing for sure how youíll eventually use it and the timeline ($$$).

Iíd say that Rubi makes sense in almost every case for someone that has plans to wheel it ó and that doesnít have immediate plans to go 40ís.


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I thought Dana 44 were in all the ones I mentioned? I knew 2 dr had different from just the Rubicon. My x had 35. So the jk model axles all suck for medium trails? I had to put in HP in front and Dana 44 axle in my old 2005 Jeep x.


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All JKís got a D44 rear. Only Rubi has 44 front and 2 lockers from the factory.


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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2018, 11:04:21 PM »
Zack if you can swing it get a Rubi and make sure itís a 2012 or newer so you get the 3.6 engine. And the D44 front axle and Lockers. Otherwise youíll just be doing it later.
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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 11:05:34 PM »
Zack if you can swing it get a Rubi and make sure itís a 2012 or newer so you get the 3.6 engine. And the D44 front axle and Lockers. Otherwise youíll just be doing it later.
Okay thank you.


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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 09:16:46 AM »
I think a big question is deciding how much you want to spend up front vs later. Are you buying new or used?
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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 09:42:12 AM »
Used, rubicon Iím looking for and second is a x because I know the under protection is there. Just keeping my eye out for price now.


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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 10:04:04 AM »
Used, rubicon Iím looking for and second is a x because I know the under protection is there. Just keeping my eye out for price now.


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I'm pretty sure the x, Sahara, sport, and Rubicon all have the same skid plates on the bottom. Rubicons will have the rock rails, but they should be the same other than that.

Except for the Rubicon's front axle, lockers, and rock rails, the only difference is the level of interior trim
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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 11:17:44 AM »
Used, rubicon Iím looking for and second is a x because I know the under protection is there. Just keeping my eye out for price now.


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I'm pretty sure the x, Sahara, sport, and Rubicon all have the same skid plates on the bottom. Rubicons will have the rock rails, but they should be the same other than that.

Except for the Rubicon's front axle, lockers, and rock rails, the only difference is the level of interior trim

Correct. 

Except Rubi also get you electronic sway bar, 4:1 tcase, 4:10 gears. 

Sporticon route:
4:1 case - traded a shop that does LS swaps ($500 plus my case)

Sway bar: antirock (couple hundred)

Axles: major variation, stock to tons.

Really cool Rubi sticker - priceless

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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 11:20:54 AM »
Used, rubicon Iím looking for and second is a x because I know the under protection is there. Just keeping my eye out for price now.


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I'm pretty sure the x, Sahara, sport, and Rubicon all have the same skid plates on the bottom. Rubicons will have the rock rails, but they should be the same other than that.

Except for the Rubicon's front axle, lockers, and rock rails, the only difference is the level of interior trim

Should all come with gas tank skid and transfer case skid, just need to add an oil case/trans skid if it doesn't have one. If you find one with out sliders, you can have my old sliders, they need a new home.
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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 01:52:40 PM »
Used, rubicon Iím looking for and second is a x because I know the under protection is there. Just keeping my eye out for price now.


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I'm pretty sure the x, Sahara, sport, and Rubicon all have the same skid plates on the bottom. Rubicons will have the rock rails, but they should be the same other than that.

Except for the Rubicon's front axle, lockers, and rock rails, the only difference is the level of interior trim

Correct. 

Except Rubi also get you electronic sway bar, 4:1 tcase, 4:10 gears. 

Sporticon route:
4:1 case - traded a shop that does LS swaps ($500 plus my case)

Sway bar: antirock (couple hundred)

Axles: major variation, stock to tons.

Really cool Rubi sticker - priceless



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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 09:47:52 PM »


Really cool Rubi sticker - priceless

I have a rubicon sticker I would let go for pretty cheap

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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 09:55:39 PM »


Really cool Rubi sticker - priceless

I have a rubicon sticker I would let go for pretty cheap

How much?
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Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 09:59:25 PM »


Really cool Rubi sticker - priceless

I have a rubicon sticker I would let go for pretty cheap

How much?

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