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post #16 of 18 Old 08-19-2013, 08:53 AM
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I went from a built 94 YJ to my current 09 JKUR. They are completely different rigs. My JK is built by now far beyond the YJ in spec. Still, I miss the YJ's compactness And agility on the trail.

If you go JK by all means get a 2012 or newer if possible. Although mine is a Rubi, my next will be Sport S, as you'll toss much of the Rubi package as you build.

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-19-2013, 02:30 PM
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I agree with SoK66. Buy the Sport model and upgrade it yourself. It will be cheaper in the long run. Don't get the ones with power windows and power door locks. They break. In my opinion, you will end up with better parts if you upgrade it yourself with aftermarket parts. I had a YJ and currently have a TJ.

Parts to upgrade:

1. D44 front axle with true D44 outers with locking diff such OX, ARB, or Truetrac. I personally like Truetrac. In the TJ models, on the D44 front, the outers were D30 so technically it wasn't really a true D44.

2. SYE if needed. I know with the TJ models it was needed when lifted. TJ Rubicons had SYE as standard.

3. Quick disconnect for sway bars. It is far more reliable than those automatic disconnects.

4. Aftermarket bumpers with WARN winches.

5. Better lighting system. The aftermarket parts are better.

6. GET A USED JEEP so that at least all of the bugs are fixed!!!!

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post #18 of 18 Old 08-19-2013, 02:53 PM
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I have the Unlimited X, 4 door. Yeah its not a Rubi, but for the light trail use it sees and the huge price difference, I can't complain. It is very quiet, that is for sure. Though that will be changing soon. Power wise, its a little disappointing in the low end, but mid range is adequate and the fuel economy isn't bad at all.
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