Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Yes, love the Rubicon, have had her two weeks now and have been out wheeling 4 times. Mines a 5 speed manual. She creeps down hills with no brakes. Actually she creeps so slow in low gear I end up in 3rd gear on most hills and still don't use the brakes.
The lockers are very easy to use, so far I have only engaged them a couple times just for the fun of it. Most times I don't need the lockers when she is in four wheel low do to the limited slip in the rear end.
The enterier is a bit better in the 03's, seat back is higher, seat slides back more than the o2's, seat sits lower in the vehicle, I am 6' tall and I would not own an 02 or prior TJ now that I know about the new seat configuration.
I had been driving a 76 CJ7 for the past twenty some years, there is no comparison, the Rubcon is by far much more Jeep out of the box.
2003 Wrangler Rubicon. Warn 8K winch, on board air, hi-lift, GPS. 4 1/2" RE LA kit, 1" body lift, 35 12.50x15 GY MT/R's on 15" Eagle Alloy wheels, TBT rock steps, TBT sport cage, Warn spots, 488 gears, lots of body armor, Currie anit-rock, Currie HD tie rods...on & on....