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Unread 09-02-2006, 08:55 PM   #1
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How long will it take a stock Rubicon Unlimited to get down to about $10,000?

I really want to get one but just can't justify spending 25-30 grand. I'm thinking that when they get down to between $10,000-$14,000 I'll buy one. So how long do I have to wait?

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Unread 09-02-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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probably 5-7 years.. i am looking at a 99 and it is coming in at around 9500..
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Unread 09-02-2006, 09:08 PM   #3
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7-10 years is my guess, Jeeps hold value pretty well and the Rubicon will hold better than the others IMO.

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Unread 09-02-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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Question.

Other then lockers and tires, aren't Rubicons and Unlimiteds the same? Or does the LJ only have one 44 axle compared to the Rubi's 2?
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Question.

Other then lockers and tires, aren't Rubicons and Unlimiteds the same? Or does the LJ only have one 44 axle compared to the Rubi's 2?

A standard trim Unlimited has the 44 rear/30 front combo and other than being longer, is pretty much the same as a Sport model SWB.
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Unread 09-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #6
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I really want to get one but just can't justify spending 25-30 grand. I'm thinking that when they get down to between $10,000-$14,000 I'll buy one. So how long do I have to wait?
half to a third of the original value is a huge range. 5 to 10 years.
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Unread 09-02-2006, 09:49 PM   #7
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My buddies Unlimited has a D35 front and D44 rear. The D44 does have discs brakes, Ltd Slip, but 3.73 gears. My Rubi has 2 D44's with 4.10 gears, air lockers, and 4wheel discs. I don't think mine has Ltd Slip even though the brochure says it does. I think those are the mose expensive differences between Rubi & Unltd.

Oh yeah, It will be a long time before they get "cheap" and then high milage, no warranty, years of abuse. All that.
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Unread 09-02-2006, 10:40 PM   #8
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My buddies Unlimited has a D35 front and D44 rear. The D44 does have discs brakes, Ltd Slip, but 3.73 gears. My Rubi has 2 D44's with 4.10 gears, air lockers, and 4wheel discs. I don't think mine has Ltd Slip even though the brochure says it does. I think those are the mose expensive differences between Rubi & Unltd.

Oh yeah, It will be a long time before they get "cheap" and then high milage, no warranty, years of abuse. All that.
It's a 30 up front, not a 35 and your Rubicon does have a helical gear LSD in the rear axle. You're also forgetting the 241 t-case with the 4:1 reduction.
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Unread 09-02-2006, 10:45 PM   #9
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Get a TJ and make one. Better than waiting 10 years.
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Unread 09-03-2006, 12:10 AM   #10
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Unread 09-03-2006, 12:14 AM   #11
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Alot can happen in 10 years. If your married then that might mean more kids . If your single then it might mean you get married. I couldn't wait that long, i have a hard time upgrading at the rate i have to go, it pains me
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Unread 09-03-2006, 08:25 AM   #12
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Get a TJ and make one. Better than waiting 10 years.
Yep, that's what I did.
Rubies came out in '03, so in another 4-5 years you should be able to find one for that price.
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Unread 09-03-2006, 08:52 AM   #13
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Yep, that's what I did.
Rubies came out in '03, so in another 4-5 years you should be able to find one for that price.

He wasn't asking about a Rubi...the OP wants an LJ. Stretching a TJ isn't exactly bolt on.


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Unread 09-03-2006, 08:54 AM   #14
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I thing a couple peoples here are confusing the LJ and Rubi LJ. Same differences as the regular TJ and Rubi TJ. The prices for used LJ, rubi or not, are going to remain high.

But on the good side. There are a lot of people who will want the new 4 dr. They may be trading in LJ's left and right in the next couple years.
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Unread 09-03-2006, 11:10 AM   #15
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My guess is the Unlimited will become the new Scrambler. They will take their dip then become more valuable as time goes on.
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