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Unread 11-04-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Ive been thinking about trading my 11 2 door sport 6 speed in for a 13 2 door rubicon 6 speed. I want the new engine and the 4.10s. Currently running 33s and have the 3.73s but want to lift 2 inches and go 35s. With the current jeep thats gonna require a regear but think with the 13 it would be fine without regearing. Is there logic to this or am i just talking myself into a new jeep? Thoughts would be appreciated

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Unread 11-04-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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get the new jeep!
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Unread 11-04-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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get the auto with the new jeep or you will still be looking at a regear.

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Unread 11-04-2012, 07:51 AM   #4
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get the auto with the new jeep or you will still be looking at a regear.

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The standard with the pentastar still does great with 3:73's on 35's. No problems at all, plenty of power..
In fact, if you get the Rubicon with the auto, you need to be sure to get the 4:10 option, otherwise you will still get 3:73's.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 08:07 AM   #5
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I wouldn't want to run 35s on 3.73s personally, but it isn't bad with 4.10s on the 3.6l and six speed. I may regear down the road but it really isn't needed. I've piles the jeep with four people, a week of camping gear, hitch rack with 62qt cooler etc and driving it through the mountains in the summer and had no problem keeping up with/passing traffic.

A new jeep is going to cost more than re-gearing but if you want one, go for it. It'll be ok with 4.10s and 35s.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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The bartender at my restaurant is having the same issue. He wants a brand new- off the lot 2013. He doesnt own one now. I ask him why, he says (in his drinking and smoking all his life voice) "I just want to drive one!" I say if your just looking to drive a Jeep, why not go back 5 years or 10 and save $30,000. It not like he wants the new engine or knows **** about it. He just wants a Jeep. So I find a modded one that will do anything you want it to do, for $10,000. He says (in his drinking and smoking all his life voice) "what do I need all that for" I say " so you wouldn't need any of that?" He says no. I say what the hell do you want a Jeep for then? He says cause it looks good. That's all well and good, but if you are going to piss and fawn over it and jump blindly and not listen to someone who has a BIT more knowledge about it, than I don't want you in my camp, bub.

So what are the benefits of going 2001 to 2013? Any? 1-2 mpg? You will increase you loan payments, and tack the 2 years you just paid off back on. I don't get it. Can't you be happy with what you have? Do you HAVE to get the BRAND new one? For swag purposes? Otherwise your decision doesn't make much sense.

Is your reason swag?
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Unread 11-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
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95% of all the Jeeps sold here in Utah are to soccer moms "because they look good". It's still half the price of a Hummer. (thank god that monstrosity died on the vine)
23k is not bad for a new Jeep. You can't find anything more than a beat to hell rust bucket here for 10k. More like 15 to 18k.
It's his money, let him stimulate the economy...
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Unread 11-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #8
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The bartender at my restaurant is having the same issue. He wants a brand new- off the lot 2013. He doesnt own one now. I ask him why, he says (in his drinking and smoking all his life voice) "I just want to drive one!" I say if your just looking to drive a Jeep, why not go back 5 years or 10 and save $30,000. It not like he wants the new engine or knows **** about it. He just wants a Jeep. So I find a modded one that will do anything you want it to do, for $10,000. He says (in his drinking and smoking all his life voice) "what do I need all that for" I say " so you wouldn't need any of that?" He says no. I say what the hell do you want a Jeep for then? He says cause it looks good. That's all well and good, but if you are going to piss and fawn over it and jump blindly and not listen to someone who has a BIT more knowledge about it, than I don't want you in my camp, bub.

So what are the benefits of going 2001 to 2013? Any? 1-2 mpg? You will increase you loan payments, and tack the 2 years you just paid off back on. I don't get it. Can't you be happy with what you have? Do you HAVE to get the BRAND new one? For swag purposes? Otherwise your decision doesn't make much sense.

Is your reason swag?

He'd be getting a new engine, probably lower gears to handle 35" tires. Also selectable lockers front and rear, a slightly stronger front axle, and 4:1 t-case. I'd say go for it if you can afford it.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #9
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He'd be getting a new engine, probably lower gears to handle 35" tires. Also selectable lockers front and rear, a slightly stronger front axle, and 4:1 t-case. I'd say go for it if you can afford it.
I see. Would it cost more to buy these items for the Jeep he has, or to get the new Jeep?
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Unread 11-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #10
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He'd be getting a new engine, probably lower gears to handle 35" tires. Also selectable lockers front and rear, a slightly stronger front axle, and 4:1 t-case. I'd say go for it if you can afford it.
Lockers, better front axle and 4:1's only if he forks out the 36k (ish) for a Rubicon.
If he just wants looks, he's far better off spending 24k for a sport and putting on a spacer lift and slightly larger tires.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #11
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I enjoy these discussions. I just purchased a 2013 JKUR and planning on trading in my 2008 JKR. I will be paying the exact same price I did for my 2008 which is a 2 door for the price of a 4 door. Same options on both jeeps. Already heard great things about the new engines with the exception of the number 2 and 6 cylinder valves. But only occurs in a small percentage of vehicles. Im crossing my fingers. Oh yeah do it, you will be happy.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #12
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Lockers, better front axle and 4:1's only if he forks out the 36k (ish) for a Rubicon.
If he just wants looks, he's far better off spending 24k for a sport and putting on a spacer lift and slightly larger tires.
The OP said it was between keeping his 11 Sport, or getting a 13 Rubi. He already has a sport, that he'd want to rehear for 35" tires.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #13
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I figure the money spent on regearing could be put towards the new rubi and then it wouldnt be a huge price difference as ive seen several 2dr rubis for 27-29 depending on options and in the process would be getting the new more powerful motor along with several other upgrades
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Unread 11-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #14
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The OP said it was between keeping his 11 Sport, or getting a 13 Rubi. He already has a sport, that he'd want to rehear for 35" tires.
I know, the conversation was kind of skewing towards buying for looks being a waste of money..
Buying Rubi for looks is definitely a waste of money, but it's still his money...
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