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.
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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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.
Originally Posted by Hank Venture
It's like someone with a fever is yelling at my pants!
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.
Ah, how beautifully the orchestra sounds before a rain! In a dry sunny day there is no way for the instruments to sound this way!
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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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!