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Unread 09-01-2013, 09:45 PM   #16
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Rubi what? they suck, mainly cause they ain't got a 4.0! Chrysler 3.6L motors aint got no balls.

get a '95 YJ, best wrangler ever made.
The 3.8 is gutless the 3.6 is much better but it does lack the low end that a I6 has. My 4.2l Powered YJ has better low end then my XJ that has a header and 2.5" exhaust from the collector back. But in the Hiway the XJ will walk away from the YJ.

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Unread 09-01-2013, 10:00 PM   #17
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The 3.8 is gutless the 3.6 is much better but it does lack the low end that a I6 has. My 4.2l Powered YJ has better low end then my XJ that has a header and 2.5" exhaust from the collector back. But in the Hiway the XJ will walk away from the YJ.

so..

4.2 > 4.0 > 3.8 > 3.6 > 2.5.....

im sensing a pattern here, i wonder where the 3.7L fits in

my experience having driven all of these wranglers, the newer the worse..
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Unread 09-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #18
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so..

4.2 > 4.0 > 3.8 > 3.6 > 2.5.....

im sensing a pattern here, i wonder where the 3.7L fits in

my experience having driven all of these wranglers, the newer the worse..
I think you missed it. From what he stated, it should be 4.2>4.0>3.6>3.8>2.5.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #19
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I think you missed it. From what he stated, it should be 4.2>4.0>3.6>3.8>2.5.
typo, thanks
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Unread 09-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #20
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Rubicons are a great fit for a certain slice of jeep customers. Only you really know whether you fit that slice. On one end of the spectrum you have most of the jeep customer base where the Rubicon is overkill. They'll never use the things that they are paying a premium for. Then at the other end you have a small slice of people who will end up modifying the vehicle so much that they'll strip out a lot of the parts they paid a premium for so they would have been better off starting with a Sport. In between those two groups is a slice where they'll use it enough to justify the expense but have limited plans beyond.
That's good advice. If one is in that middle between those two groups, as mentioned, a Rubicon makes a lot of sense.

I remember when the JKs were first released, in my area I saw a number of stock, garage kept TJ Rubis hit the used car lots. (Which was great for the next owner.)
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Unread 09-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #21
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personally, id go LJ Rubi.. the price of JKs right now is ridiculous, i couldnt imagine paying what dealers ask for most rubicons these days.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 01:57 PM   #22
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personally, id go lj rubi.. The price of jks right now is ridiculous, i couldnt imagine paying what dealers ask for most rubicons these days.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #23
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Unread 09-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #24
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I love my Rubicon. For me it was a perfect choice as I wanted something that had lockers, extra low tcase, stronger axles, and rode well on the road. The Rubi was a perfect Jeep for me as both myself and my passengers enjoy the creature comforts it offers and is very capable offroad when I take it there.

There is a very good chance that the Jeep will be far more capable than you are. Mine with 35's and a 3" lift sure is.

(below are pictures to represent the JKUR's out there )

This kind of stuff is a lot of fun


Had to pull the LJ up the same line....

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probably wouldnt have had to if the LG was locked..
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Unread 09-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #26
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Rubicons are a great fit for a certain slice of jeep customers. Only you really know whether you fit that slice. On one end of the spectrum you have most of the jeep customer base where the Rubicon is overkill. They'll never use the things that they are paying a premium for. Then at the other end you have a small slice of people who will end up modifying the vehicle so much that they'll strip out a lot of the parts they paid a premium for so they would have been better off starting with a Sport. In between those two groups is a slice where they'll use it enough to justify the expense but have limited plans beyond.
Best take on the situation ever!
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