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Title: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 01, 2018, 11:18:06 AM
Hey guys, Iím not sure on what model to get as in X,unlimited x, rubicon or Sahara? Of course their is a price difference.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: jc79 on April 01, 2018, 12:29:35 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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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 01, 2018, 01:03:14 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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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 01, 2018, 01:04:36 PM
Iím not new and most of the  guys know I wheel hard lol.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: kent10sne1 on April 01, 2018, 01:17:07 PM
Advise.  dont get a 4d.  a 2d is so much better and the cool kids dont drive a 4d.   just say'en.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Trailabite on April 01, 2018, 01:27:14 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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Not sure what the new JL's are doing but, only the Rubicon gets the D44 in the front. Everything else comes with the old D30.

I like what Jared stated, it all depends on your future plans.

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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 01, 2018, 02:09:08 PM
While Iím traveling more for work and want to camp and hit trails like I did in the past. Need the more room to sometimes sleep in the back lol. Rubicon it is if not a unlimited x is next in line thanks guys


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: patman on April 01, 2018, 02:29:27 PM
Dana 30 is fine for 35" tires. The JKs have beefier axles than the older model jeeps
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: jc79 on April 01, 2018, 03:03:20 PM
Rubi gets the front 44 and the better transfer case.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 01, 2018, 03:08:28 PM
Dana 30 is fine for 35" tires. The JKs have beefier axles than the older model jeeps
So Iím ok with a x if rubicon is no go. I figured since jk axles are bulked up from wat I seen on trails and word of mouth. Wats this unlimited crap all about ?


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: patman on April 01, 2018, 03:20:00 PM
Dana 30 is fine for 35" tires. The JKs have beefier axles than the older model jeeps
So Iím ok with a x if rubicon is no go. I figured since jk axles are bulked up from wat I seen on trails and word of mouth. Wats this unlimited crap all about ?


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Unlimited = 4 door
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 01, 2018, 03:21:30 PM
Dana 30 is fine for 35" tires. The JKs have beefier axles than the older model jeeps
So Iím ok with a x if rubicon is no go. I figured since jk axles are bulked up from wat I seen on trails and word of mouth. Wats this unlimited crap all about ?


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Unlimited = 4 door
Okay, just use to seeing 2 drs and through me off. Thank you all for the info and advice


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: jc79 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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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Blue J 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.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world 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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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Raisinhead 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?
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world 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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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: patman 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
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Raisinhead 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

Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Blue J 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.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Jeeptrk 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



Jay dont know, his is still stock.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tcdawg 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
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Raisinhead 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?
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tcdawg 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?

1 wicked Weed Freak of Nature

Or 125 Coors lights
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Raisinhead on April 02, 2018, 10:31:31 PM


Really cool Rubi sticker - priceless

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

How much?

1 wicked Weed Freak of Nature

Or 125 Coors lights

Deal.  Get to peeling.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on April 02, 2018, 10:39:20 PM
Hahah okay


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 10, 2018, 06:42:13 PM
Looks like itís a white 2014 unlimited rubicon this Saturday . I canít get away from white color jeeps lol. Think the first three mods are front bumper,winch and lift. Iíll have a hard top for the first time. I know Iíll grab soft top sooner then later.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Blue J on June 13, 2018, 02:29:57 PM
Looks like itís a white 2014 unlimited rubicon this Saturday . I canít get away from white color jeeps lol. Think the first three mods are front bumper,winch and lift. Iíll have a hard top for the first time. I know Iíll grab soft top sooner then later.


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I have some sliders that need a home. Body mount for a 4-door let me know if your interested. I tried to send a pm but your inbox is full.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 13, 2018, 07:16:47 PM
Um yeah sorry about that Iím popular lol Iíll fix that


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Blue J on June 18, 2018, 10:30:17 AM
Um yeah sorry about that Iím popular lol Iíll fix that


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Zack- your messges are still screwed up   Text me @ 404 - 819-3941 my speaker is broke so no phone calls until I get a new phone.-Jimbo
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 18, 2018, 05:50:21 PM
Dido, I got to wait fourteen days for my Jeep to come now. Itís a 2012 red unlimited rubicon. Found it 8,000 cheaper with little bit more miles but nothing Me and two master tech friends canít fix with new engine parts or just buy a warranty for motor and power train.
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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: patman on June 18, 2018, 06:46:02 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Blue J on June 18, 2018, 07:08:19 PM
Congrats
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Post by: Raisinhead on June 18, 2018, 07:09:33 PM
Awesome!!
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: BigPrince on June 18, 2018, 07:49:56 PM
We'll have a red jeep that wheels now!
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: patman on June 18, 2018, 07:51:28 PM
We'll have a red jeep that wheels now!

Hey, you heard @DOUG ...  hes just waiting until he can relocate his spare tire and get a new bumper
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 18, 2018, 07:53:30 PM
Hah about doug. And thanks guys canít wait to get back on band wagon again. Last time I was on the good bad ugly trail. It got ugly


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: DOUG on June 18, 2018, 08:30:30 PM
We'll have a red jeep that wheels now!
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Hey, you heard @DOUG ...  hes just waiting until he can relocate his spare tire and get a new bumper

Ha! I've willed moar than most ever wheel! Lately, not so much. I just got possession of my jeep again and it smells like the perfume department at Macy's.  Its at Allsouth airing out.
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: patman on June 18, 2018, 08:57:04 PM
We'll have a red jeep that wheels now!
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Hey, you heard @DOUG ...  hes just waiting until he can relocate his spare tire and get a new bumper

Ha! I've willed moar than most ever wheel! Lately, not so much. I just got possession of my jeep again and it smells like the perfume department at Macy's.  Its at Allsouth airing out.

Hahaha
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: BigPrince on June 18, 2018, 09:18:00 PM
We'll have a red jeep that wheels now!
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Hey, you heard @DOUG ...  hes just waiting until he can relocate his spare tire and get a new bumper

Ha! I've willed moar than most ever wheel! Lately, not so much. I just got possession of my jeep again and it smells like the perfume department at Macy's.  Its at Allsouth airing out.

Hahaha
lmao lmao
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 18, 2018, 11:06:50 PM
I have much respect for this family pack.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 26, 2018, 10:59:31 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180627/15f34752b8c70752ace400142d1ef6ac.jpg) all my and titled toy!! Just need bigger tires,maybe new winch. This ones a badland brand/missing remote which I know I can get a replacement. looks beat to a pulp.  Definitely my cb is getting installed this Friday with Jimboís side rockers too.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: clark123456 on June 27, 2018, 04:44:34 AM
Congratulations!

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Post by: kent10sne1 on June 27, 2018, 05:13:04 AM
Grats Zack.  looking forward to seeing it grow.  ;)
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Post by: tj05world on June 27, 2018, 11:21:51 AM
Congrats man!

Grats Zack.  looking forward to seeing it grow.  ;)

No mud for me sir. Lmao itís my green trail toy for now and scuba toy


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 27, 2018, 11:51:12 AM
Haha yeah Kent does love mudd or should say the Georgia bulldog does.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 27, 2018, 12:20:21 PM
Thatís what she says..... but glad to get back out with everyone and Iíll bring my dad sometime when he is healed up from surgery.


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Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: Raisinhead on June 27, 2018, 12:22:04 PM
Title: Re: Need advice on choosing 4dr Jeep model
Post by: tj05world on June 27, 2018, 12:24:36 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180627/31aed55034458954b63940dd0c975d09.jpg) my old tj has finally been replaced . Iíll get my trail feet back quick.


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