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Unread 11-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Rubicon vs sport ?

Just looking for an opinion... I'm looking at a 2006 sport, 4.0 with a five spd. 49000 mi, one owner, upgraded with Rubi wheels and new MTR's. What am I missing so much with a sport vs the Rubicon ? Some of the dealer guys said the 5spd would actually be better for off roading. Any comments, thanks. The same dealer has an 06 Rubi, but it has a history of starting problems. Threee dealers haven't been able to figure it out. It runs sometimes then it doesn't. Previous owner traded it for that reason. The delaer sez they'll fix it, but could you trust it... Thanks

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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Lockers front and rear and a front dana 44...
If the Rubi has a history of not starting, I would pass and get the Sport.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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Lockers front and rear and a front dana 44...
and 4.10 axle gears, 4:1 low transfer case, and oem rocker "guards".
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Unread 11-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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and four wheel disks and better rear drive line...
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Unread 11-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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And an sye, wouldn't pass on the rubicon
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Unread 11-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Use the starting prob to your advantage and get some serious savings on the rubi. Tell em to forget about fixing it, you'll take care of it. The knowledge of the members on this forum will far exceed the avg jeep dealer tech. Just my opinion.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #7
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I'd go for the sport myself.

If you're lucky, it'll have a 44 under it.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 09:40 PM   #8
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Get the Rubi for cheap, and then have some of the great people on here help find/fix your problem. The Rubi is all around better for offroading. By alot.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #9
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Don't sports have a D44 in the rear and a D30 up front? They wont sell the Rubi not running, they've replaced a lot of electronics already now a factory tech is going to call the dealer . It was fine up to a year and a half ago, then started with this issue. It cranks, wants to start as if it were flooded, then just cranks. Then sometimes it fires right up...
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:03 PM   #10
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And an sye, wouldn't pass on the rubicon
A Rubi does NOT have a "SYE"

It has a fixed yoke.

Don't get it twisted.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #11
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Don't sports have a D44 in the rear and a D30 up front? They wont sell the Rubi not running, they've replaced a lot of electronics already now a factory tech is going to call the dealer . It was fine up to a year and a half ago, then started with this issue. It cranks, wants to start as if it were flooded, then just cranks. Then sometimes it fires right up...
Some sports have a D44. Most had a D35.




My recommendation is as follows:

If planning on 35s or smaller, Rubi.

If planning on >35s and would like a 4:1 case, Rubi.

If planning on >35s and will change case either way, get the cheaper.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #12
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actually its fixed flange. any pics of the rubicon?
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #13
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I thought the last year for the 5 speed was 2004? Are you sure it's a 2006 Sport?
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #14
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Yes its an 06 sport, and I know I dont want a D35! Much rather have the Rubi. No pics. Plus the colors good on the Rubi, ( silver)where as the sport is Impact Orange...
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Unread 11-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #15
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Rubi.....Hands Down!
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