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Unread 05-12-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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What's the differences between X, Sport, and Rubicons

Know I know that the Rubicon has F&R lockers but what are the other differences? I test drove a Rubicon the day I ended up settleing for a X that was pretty much identical except for tire and wheel package and rocker guard. But comparing stickers they both had same motor, transmisson, ect but the Rubicon was like 5g's more.

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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:03 PM   #2
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dana 44's front and rear.... 4:1 transfer case... 4.10 gears.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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Rubi: 4 wheel disc brakes, Rock trac 4wd system, Tru-lok locking differentials, Quadra coil suspension, HD d/s with cold forged u-joints and I am still thinking of more .
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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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X - Standard with Dana 35 rear axle and Dana 30 front
Dana 44 not an available factory option
Standard 4.0L with 5 speed trans, optional 4speed auto
Available with soft top and half doors, soft top and full steel doors,
or hard top with full steel doors (or dual-tops)
Front disc, rear drum brakes.

Sport - Standard D35 rear / D30 front, optional dana 44 rear(dunno about front)
same trans options as the X. Not available with half doors. Optioanl rear disc brakes.

Rubicon - Standard with 4.0L and 5 speed manual trans. Full steel doors only,
Otherwise, same top options as the others. Air lockers front and rear
Dana 44 front and rear axles, Standard 31" Goodyear MTR tires, 4:1 ratio transfer case
(other models get 2.73:1 I believe), Stiffer springs, Rubicon stickers. Double-cardan rear
driveshaft.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:23 PM   #5
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Rubi: 4 wheel disc brakes, Rock trac 4wd system, Tru-lok locking differentials, Quadra coil suspension, HD d/s with cold forged u-joints and I am still thinking of more .
Quadra coil suspension????

What do you think all TJ's have?
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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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Ya you are right they all have that suspensions as I did not really review it well. As I am still thinking of my 1989 YJ that was RIP'D over a year ago.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:39 PM   #7
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Wrangler X D-35 Rear/D-30 Front, 4.0 Standard, 6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard, Command-Trac Transfer Case, 3:07 Gearing Standard, 15x7 Full Face Steel Wheels Standard, P215/75R15 RBL AT Tires Standard, Half Doors Standard, Clear Rear Windows Standard

Wrangler Sport D-35 Rear/D-30 Front, 4.0 Standard, 6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard, Command-Trac Transfer Case, 3:07 Gearing Standard, 15x7 Full Face Steel Wheels Standard, P225/75R15 OWL AT Tires Standard, Full Steel Doors Standard, Deep Tint Rear Windows Standard, Tow Hooks Standard, Air Conditioning Standard, Fog Lights Standard, 7-Speaker Sound System w/Subwoofer Standard

Wrangler Rubicon D-44 Rear/D-44 Front, 4.0 Standard, 6-Speed Manual Transmission Standard, Tru-Lok Front and Rear Axle Lockers Standard, 4:1 Rock-Trac Transfer Case, 4:11 Gearing Standard, 4-wheel Disc Brakes Standard, 16x8 Moab Alloy Wheels Standard, LT245/75R16E BSW 31" MT/R Tires Standard, Full Steel Doors Standard, Deep Tint Rear Windows Standard, Tow Hooks Standard, Air Conditioning Standard, Fog Lights Standard, 7-Speaker Sound System w/Subwoofer Standard, Diamond Plate Sill Guards Standard, High Pressure Gas Charged Shocks Standard

Just a few differences between the models, as you can see (some times it's fun to be a Jeep Salesperson )
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Unread 05-12-2006, 04:44 PM   #8
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On the newer year model X you can get a D44 rear option upgrade....
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Unread 05-12-2006, 06:21 PM   #9
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It's all about the lockers and 4 to 1.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 06:23 PM   #10
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I didnt think the X's came with the option of a D44, my 06 didnt come with that as an option or i would have def tried to get it, is it one of those options you have to specially ask the dealer about since it is not listed in the book?
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Unread 05-12-2006, 06:45 PM   #11
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I didnt think the X's came with the option of a D44, my 06 didnt come with that as an option or i would have def tried to get it, is it one of those options you have to specially ask the dealer about since it is not listed in the book?
Its a new option....or so I have been told, b/c so many people wanted the X model b/c of the price but didnt want to bump up to a Sport, so suppodely Jeep made it an option. Whether or not your dealer knew or knows about it may vary, afterall some of the guys who sell Jeeps wouldnt know what a D44 was if it fell from the sky and landed on them.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 10:13 PM   #12
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In actuality, it's not an available stand alone option on an X model. The D-44 axle is available, but only as a part of the 65th Anniversary Group on this vehicle.
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Unread 05-12-2006, 10:25 PM   #13
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In actuality, it's not an available stand alone option on an X model. The D-44 axle is available, but only as a part of the 65th Anniversary Group on this vehicle.
This true...unfourtantely its like cable TV...if you want just particular channel you have to get the whole package deal for just the one channel. The D44 option on the X would bump the price up big time, where as if you just bought a Sport, you can get the D44 really cheap...go figure your gonna get shafted like that...anyway...back on topic.
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Unread 05-13-2006, 12:17 AM   #14
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Double-cardan rear driveshaft.
Hmm, No. But it does have a fixed yoke. No need for an SYE.
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Unread 05-14-2006, 11:18 AM   #15
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Humm interesting to know thanx for the info guys on the D44 treans and x, i supose if i were to do it over again now that i have all this information on jeeps i would probbly go for a sport for the better gears and the d 44 BUT money was an issue when i bought my jeep so i will be happy with the 35 heh it just means i get to upgrade more when i do have cash
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