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Unread 04-22-2007, 10:33 PM   #1
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how capable is a stock 4door rubicon

i am really wanting to go on some trails this year over the summer, maybe in the carolinas etc...just wondering how capable the 4door is stock. I am a pretty good driver and know what im doing, but i would hate to be laughed at when out on the trail. Im guessing that a 2door is much more capable then the 4door because of the short wheels base right.

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Unread 04-22-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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it's not that bad getting laughed at!! trust me I KNOW!!
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Unread 04-22-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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Rubicon's are very capable, 2DR or 4DR. Don't worry about people laughing, if they're good people they'll be laughing with you and not at you and your awesome Rubi. Take it out stock to see what it can do, you'll be surprised and impressed.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 02:07 AM   #4
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my 99 tj sport with open diffs was amazing. nigh unstoppable. the rubi is a whole different animal, particularly in 07, with incab sway bar disco, selectable e-lockers front and rear, and 32 spline axles. all moved by a 4:1 tcase. put it in 4lo, and you can almost climb trees.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 02:45 AM   #5
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The only weakness, as compared to the 2 doors is the breakover angle. Watch your angles and you'll be fine. Mine actually does better on some obstacles than my '05 Rubi. So its not all bad.

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Unread 04-23-2007, 07:19 AM   #6
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A 4 door will climg hills better than a 2 door. The wheel base makes climbing amazing.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 07:44 AM   #7
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A 4 door will climg hills better than a 2 door. The wheel base makes climbing amazing.
YEEAP! I know becuae I have a LWB Jeep. I can climb up things a TJ can't dream about.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 08:43 AM   #8
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My skock Rubi amazing

I have been in some places with my rubi that would shock some people, Me and my buddy both have JK's and we get some comments like "you made it through there".
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Unread 04-24-2007, 10:48 AM   #9
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In some places the longer wheel base will hurt you, and in other places it will help you. I would not say that the 2 door is a better off-road vehicle, just different. The 4 door is more stable in off chamber places.

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Unread 04-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #10
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Capabilities of the rubicon. Holy Sh*t i took it off roading this weekend with a line of other trucks ranging from an older jeep(not sure which kind) with 44" tire with lockers front and rear which climp a 5 foot straight up waterfall with almost no problems, and my Jeep Rubicon as it did not go up that, it made it through some amazing things that i was for sure it would break on. Also i read somewhere on here about the holes in the bottom of the manual transmission that lets water in, and it slips, and fails. Well I stuck the JK in water that was right above the top of the front bumper(did realize how deep it was), water started to come in the doors, and damn it just kept going, no stall, no slow down, just kept pulling. My girlfriend thought as she was watching from the outside of the vechile that i had indeed gotten something wet that shouldn't be, but no problems, 3 days later. I love my manual 4 door JK AWESOME!!! AMAZINGLY AWESOME All the guys who were with us, were truely astounded by how it crawled and just kept going, gotta love that
4WD low. I mean in 4 wheel low i could have it in 1st gear and let the truck, just do the work. HOwever say the ground flatten out for a while i would go all the way up to 5 gear with no problem.
I TRUELY BELIEVE YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT WHAT THE STOCK RUBICON CAN DISH OUT!!! I KNOW I WAS!!!! Wish i could post video and pictures, i would show you.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 05:09 PM   #11
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thats an awesome story, good to hear you made it through. I think i might just go with a front bumper and winch for now then
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Unread 04-24-2007, 05:34 PM   #12
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Im guessing that a 2door is much more capable then the 4door because of the short wheels base right.
You should see what a unicycle utilizing a Super Swamper can do.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 05:43 PM   #13
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Bofer,
Are you on lake Keowee in Seneca SC? If so there's some mild to moderate trails up towards Highlands and Cashiers NC. If you need more information PM me and I'll get you hooked up with some folks or the area. I grew up there and it's beautiful. We still boat on Keowee each year!
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Unread 04-24-2007, 08:24 PM   #14
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I think the JK Unlimited Rubicons were bred from mountain goats. Mine hasn't flinched yet at steep.
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