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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Capabilities of a stock four door Rubicon?

Just got my 2010 four door Rubicon. Yes! I waited for this for years! Step up from my 88 YJ. What are the stock capabilities of this vehicle?

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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:39 PM   #2
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Incredible badass-ness ! Only real disadvantage is the breakover, but even that isn't very often
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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Quite capable. The first three runs I made on the Rubicon trail was a heavy modded TJ, When I ran it with a stock JKURubi - I quickly learned tj has a better breakover and JK has better stability but does require a bit more steering work (does not turn as fast) and well a lot more skinny pedal (gotta be turning 1800 to feel like the old 4.0 did at 1300).
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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What is breakover? I have never heard of this term.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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What is breakover? I have never heard of this term.
Breakover is the angle/clearance after the front tires clear an apex, or back tires if going in reverse. Or: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/o...f-roading1.htm
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Google breakover angle.....it is the maximum angle between front and rear tires at the frame...
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:09 AM   #7
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A lotta differences between the 2dr/4dr

The 4dr can't

1)-turn as sharp
2)-go between the same trees

The 4dr has

1)-more cargo area
2)-more stability on hill climbs/rocks/freeway
3)-better towing capability
4)-better people access

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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:41 AM   #8
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A lotta differences between the 2dr/4dr

The 4dr can't

1)-turn as sharp
2)-go between the same trees

The 4dr has

1)-more cargo area
2)-more stability on hill climbs/rocks/freeway
3)-better towing capability
4)-better people access

JIMBO
But the 2DR has

1. Looks like a Jeep not a Hummer

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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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Just got my 2010 four door Rubicon. Yes! I waited for this for years! Step up from my 88 YJ. What are the stock capabilities of this vehicle?
Let us know - and show pics!
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:32 AM   #10
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But the 2DR has

1. Looks like a Jeep not a Hummer

Easy fix: Remove the top and doors.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 10:53 AM   #11
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Easy fix: Remove the top and doors.
Amen!
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Unread 08-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #12
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But the 2DR has

1. Looks like a Jeep not a Hummer
This is almost worthy of becoming a signature quote!
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Unread 08-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #13
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But the 2DR has

1. Looks like a Jeep not a Hummer

Easy fix: Remove the top and doors.


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Unread 08-20-2013, 04:32 PM   #14
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I did a "difficult" trail in my JKUR a couple weeks after I bought it and although I managed to dent the skidplate and tear off my SS, it handled it just fine. I should've looked up the trail before going on it, but it survived. They're extremely capable stock as are the Sahara and Sport models.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #15
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Rubicon's are incredibly capable with their lower range transfer case and lockers, heavier duty components and quick-release sway bar. Things that need to be added to a non-Rubicon. As in any Jeep though, you might need a lift or larger tires or both to get more ground clearance depending on the type of trails and obstacles you want to do.
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