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Unread 03-07-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Rubicon Off Road

I took my new flame red Rubicon off road today for the first time. I also have a 1997 TJ Wrangler that I have take on the same trail . . . and there was no compairason. The Rubicon has an auto trans. and the TJ is a manual and I was not to sure how I would like the auto. I was on some pretty tuff rocks and it did GREAT !! The rubicon low range is unreal !! My wife is ready to go back tomorrow so she can take some photos of it. . . she does not even like going up a hill so when she said she wants to go back you better believe I'm going back. I'll try to post some pictures of it when I can.

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Unread 03-07-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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Oh, boy -- here we go again about auto being better wheeling. X2 on that!


I got my wife hooked on it after the Moab trip. Gotta tell you the story: I had to walk my wife around the big slickrock dome 'cause she was affraid. On the way back though she did ride the slickrock because she was worn out from all the walking. Afterwards? She was hooked after the Hell's Revenge.

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Unread 03-08-2007, 05:43 AM   #3
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Auto vs. Manual is just a matter of opinion. I've had both and like both for different reasons.
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Unread 03-08-2007, 05:49 AM   #4
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Is your Rubicon 2 or 4 doors?
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Unread 03-08-2007, 05:55 AM   #5
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Is your Rubicon 2 or 4 doors?
Not sure if your asking me or terrylewis, but mine is a 2Door.
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Unread 03-08-2007, 06:03 AM   #6
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You said there was "no comparison", but didn't tell us which was better.


Side note.... whenever someone says there was "no comparison" between two things, they are always comparing the things, and making a judgement about them.... Hmmmmmm
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Unread 03-08-2007, 06:22 AM   #7
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Unread 03-08-2007, 08:08 AM   #8
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Unread 03-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #9
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Is your Rubicon 2 or 4 doors?

Mine is a 4 door. It has been in the high 60's here in Virginia so we have been taking the hard tops off the front section every day. Washed it when we got back and glad to report no leaks !!!
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Unread 03-08-2007, 10:51 AM   #10
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The Rubicon Wins

[QUOTE=CNY]You said there was "no comparison", but didn't tell us which was better.


The Rubicon had a much better (smother) ride and the low range 4wd was great. The factory tires did great. It was really rough and rocky and we did not even spin a tire. We did splash a little mud and water up on it going through some creeks.

I wish every one had as many trails and mounains to go Jeeping on as we have around here in the Cumberland Gap area. There are so many 1000's of acres of reclaimed mining land and national forest land all open to the public. Across the mountain from us in Harlan, KY they the state or county runs a off road park that even has a full hookup campground and they hold a lot of off road events there.

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