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Unread 04-24-2013, 12:36 PM   #16
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A buddy told me that the rubis have a d44 in the front but the actual axle is from a 30?! Uhm wtf is this lol

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Unread 04-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #17
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The only thing the jk44 and jk30s share is tubes and outers

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Unread 04-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #18
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Ok so I'm selling my 86 CJ7 for a JK. Im looking at 2 JKs but don't know which to go with. '08 Jk Rubicon or '13 JK sport new? Please help me I've heard 08 jks got a bad engine or w.e idk I'm confused
Generally the 07-11 JK have better value because you don't pay for the large depreciation of the 13JK when you drive it off the lot.

Rubicon tends to hold their values more than the Sport or Sahara so you may pay premium for the Rubicon.

Highly modded vehicle doesn't mean it's better unless you intend to buy a readied modded vehicle for rock crawling or for similar hard pursuits. Who know what gremlins are lurking underneath the running gear after the hard life the previous owner put it through.

If I am shopping for a used JK, I would be looking for a low mileage 11 Rubicon with minimal or zero mod. There is one lady at work who has a similar vehicle so if I buy that Rubicon, I would buy a babied JK Rubi and I am less likely to experience bad mechanical hiccup due to some bad monkey wrenches. A 12JK is too new with potential engine problems. A 13JK is a brand new vehicle and I avoid buying brand new vehicle based on the financial hit, unless it comes with a killer deal. Due to the popularity of the JK, Jeep isn't giving away killer deals anymore.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #19
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I recently picked up a '13 sport and I cant stop raving about this new motor. If the option for a '13 is there I would really consider it for the engine alone.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #20
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Don't forget to consider the 4:1 transfer case in the Rubis. I know a few guys that are replacing their TCs with the 4:1 or installing a Rubi Crawler. The 3.8 is doable but the 3.6 is kick *** in comparison. Also your need to regear is less with the 3.6 so you may not need to regear it if you go to larger tires. Drive em both first for sure and good luck. Bite the bullet and get a 2012 Rubi! That's what I ended up doing.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #21
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two years ago I went from an 84 lifted cj7 to a 07 4 door rubi, I have never driven a jeep with the new engine so I don't know how underpowered it is compared to the new one but honestly its not that bad, I have 35"s on it and don't really have any issues as a daily driver, I hit 75-80 mph every day and getting up to speed has never been an issue. The only time I have noticed power issues was when I was over 8000 feet driving up a mountain highway with 4 guys and fully loaded with gear. It really depends how much you want to mod it and how and where you wheel it. If your in Florida, i really don't see the need for a rubi since its more meant for rock crawling. As for that auto sway bar disconnect I find it fairly worthless and I am just waiting for it to break since it locks back up whenever you go over 18 mph...
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #22
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two years ago I went from an 84 lifted cj7 to a 07 4 door rubi, I have never driven a jeep with the new engine so I don't know how underpowered it is compared to the new one but honestly its not that bad, I have 35"s on it and don't really have any issues as a daily driver, I hit 75-80 mph every day and getting up to speed has never been an issue. The only time I have noticed power issues was when I was over 8000 feet driving up a mountain highway with 4 guys and fully loaded with gear. It really depends how much you want to mod it and how and where you wheel it. If your in Florida, i really don't see the need for a rubi since its more meant for rock crawling. As for that auto sway bar disconnect I find it fairly worthless and I am just waiting for it to break since it locks back up whenever you go over 18 mph...
In FL as well with 37s, no issues with the right gears ratio. I felt underpowered in the moutains of central VA and WV. I wanted to be able to use 6th gear on the hwy without loosing speed. Having a heavy JKU could have been a big part of the issue. Have no idea how a 2dr would have faired. But a gear change fixed my problem completely.

OP - The auto is the issue with the 3.8 more than the 3.8 itself. I used to sell cars. See if a dealer will let you take a JK with a 3.8 overnight. Most don't have problems doing that with used vehicles.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #23
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On a 08 2 door Rubi I can go 35s with no issues but if I go 37s I need to regear!?
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #24
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On a 08 2 door Rubi I can go 35s with no issues but if I go 37s I need to regear!?
No on a New rubi 012+ you can just toss on the 35"s and what is need to clear them. auto or manual. some even go 37 with a Rubi,s 4:10. But Od is about worthless.

011 down if its an auto it will be very slow with 35"s. That auto has a, 2:20 first gear? thats what kills it. Then the Od is way to tall.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #25
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Im go with an 08 manual obv lol so I would still need to regear?
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Unread 05-12-2013, 11:29 PM   #26
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http://www.pahighlander.com/Temp/JK_Gearing_Chart.jpg
Gear ratio chart for the jk auto and manual... I haven't gone 35's yet, but according to the chart for a manual rubi.you shouldn't have a problem with 35's.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #27
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http://www.pahighlander.com/Temp/JK_Gearing_Chart.jpg
Gear ratio chart for the jk auto and manual... I haven't gone 35's yet, but according to the chart for a manual rubi.you shouldn't have a problem with 35's.
You got another for the 3.6l JK? I mite be buying a sport 2013 with 3.73 gears
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Unread 05-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #28
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That I do not have. But you may be able to find one on google if anyone has made one yet. That is where I found that one to see if I would be ok with 35's without a gear swap
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Unread 05-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #29
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Looks, good but I mite be getting the 2012 or 2013 sport with the 3.73 so I wanna make sure I can put 35s
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Unread 05-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #30
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Im not positive on the 3.6 but I would imagine with 3.73's you would lose quite a bit of power going with a 35
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