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post #1 of 20 Old 11-01-2007, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Good dealers in Chicagoland area

I'm thinking about getting a 4-door Sahara or Rubi, if I can find one, and was wondering if there are any good local dealers that you guys could recommend, or dealers I should stay away from. Thanks.
I'm in Crystal Lake, IL.

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post #2 of 20 Old 11-01-2007, 02:44 PM
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I like the one in McHenry better than the Crystal Lake one

http://www.24extreme.com/site/
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post #3 of 20 Old 11-01-2007, 06:20 PM
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Extreme Jeep in McHenry on Rte 120, just east of 31.
They also are sponsoring a Jeep Club in the area as well.

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I have used Feeny in Elgin several times. Always been the best deal, with good service. See Eric Maines.

I don't work or have anything to do with the dealership, just good people.

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post #5 of 20 Old 11-02-2007, 06:40 PM
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I have used Feeny in Elgin several times. Always been the best deal, with good service. See Eric Maines.

I don't work or have anything to do with the dealership, just good people.
Feeny is great dealership. My whole family has bought vehicles through them. Well, except me - they never have what I happen to be looking for. If they can keep my old man happy for as many years as they have though, they have to be good. Their parts department is pretty good about things. I have had many dealings with that part.

I have no experience with the Xtreme dealerships. I heard they were pretty bad a while ago, but there is new ownership and they are supposed to have turned it around. Granted, that could all be crap, but it is what I hear.

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Or you can do it MY way...which is like the wrong way, only faster.
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Join the Jeep club at Extreme and get a great deal on one of their Wranglers!

Really though, they are great over there, and I'm sure you'll find whatever it is you want.

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
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Looks like Extreme and Feeny are the two favorites. Thanks guys.
Do you guys think I need 4.10 axle ratio or 3.73 is good enough? I don't think I'll be doing anything insane, like the cliffs, but I'd like to take it off road as much as possible.
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That difference in gear ratio won't matter until you get 35" or up tires. Either will be fine.

I wouldn't take a brand new Jeep to the Cliffs either, but definately check out the Badlands!

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
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I don't think I'll be going bigger than 33" tires, but than again I'm new to Jeeps so who knows.
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If you can find 4.10s jump on them, 3.73s are a pretty good start and if you're going up to 33s eventually then there will be a re-gear in your future either way.
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I found 3 Rubis but they're all automatics and around 35K. I thought you can get 4:10 on a Sahara but not anymore. 3.73 is the only option.
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Quick update. I decided to go with a Rubicon. I went to Extreme Jeep last weekend. In general, it was a positive experience but for some reason they never got back to me, so I'll be going to Feeny Jeep sometimes this week and see what they have to offer.
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Hmm, odd that Extreme didn't get back to you.. Good luck with your purchase, the new Rubi's are awsome Jeeps.

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
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Quick update. I decided to go with a Rubicon. I went to Extreme Jeep last weekend. In general, it was a positive experience but for some reason they never got back to me, so I'll be going to Feeny Jeep sometimes this week and see what they have to offer.
There's one in Belvidere, at Jack Wolf. I saw it there today, and talked about it here.. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=487465

It has 4.10's.
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post #15 of 20 Old 11-21-2007, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the heads up but I'm looking for a 4-door.
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