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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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So I'm gonna be trading my 12 sport jk for a rubicon, was wondering what u guys think I should look at for options. I want a 2 door, but I'm not sure about a standard or auto (I have a standard now) what gears? I do a lot of highway. I'm for sure getting dual tops. What about power widows and door locks? Do they add a lot of weight when lifting the doors on and off? What about the stock tires there's some options there? I don't live in a rocky area. I'm also curious about what you guys think is a good winch that works well?

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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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Lots of questions there.

Auto vs manual is a personal choice. The new auto seems to be popular, though. I know I like mine.

I would do dual tops given the choice, but you can always find a aftermarket soft top easily. What's your climate like?

Power option will not add a lot of weight. I think this option is worth it.

You don't have tire/wheel options with the Rubicon.

Warn and Superwinch are both good choices. I wouldn't mess with anything else. There's a good article called "Winches in Hell" somewhere on the interwebs that does some good testing on a variety of winches. Warn and Superwinch were on top.

Other than that, I appreciate the leather option. I think it's around $900 invoice.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Power windows and locks are standard on the Rubicon.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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Half doors, 2 door model, standard shift. 4.10's are standard. The 2014 has a premium top material that is like a convertible top fabric. Very thick and nice. Wheels and tires are standard rubicon style. Mopar lifts are now an option and personally, I kinda like the anvil color. It was only available on the rubicon last year. They told me it would only take a few weeks to build it so you don't have to settle for what's on the lot. Oh and the 2 half door won't be found on a lot, the dealers don't seem to want them.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:32 AM   #5
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as long as your not losing more money than it would cost just upgrading your axles and Tcase id say go for it. one thing i wish i did get was half doors.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:26 AM   #6
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I say this honestly and by no means disrespectful, but if you have to ask those questions are you absolutely positive a Rubicon is for you?

It seems a two door sport with some all terrain tires would fit your driving habits a bit better than a Rubicon...you could save some $ and still have a sweet Jeep.

However, if you plan on Wheeling your new Rubicon more than your '12 than have at it!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:37 AM   #7
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I plan on doing some trips down south to some off road parks and I use my vehicles for hunting. I don't need a rubicon but I want one.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #8
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I plan on doing some trips down south to some off road parks and I use my vehicles for hunting. I don't need a rubicon but I want one.
I hear you on that!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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I mainly wheel to the mall or Starbucks but after a summer trip to Moab unless I was going to build some killer trail rig I would never own anything but a Rubi .I used the front and rear lockers and the sway bar disconnect works good .Also love the Rubi transfer case.
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Unread 08-13-2013, 08:35 PM   #10
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[QUOTE="mbilliaert"]So I'm gonna be trading my 12 sport jk for a rubicon, was wondering what u guys think I should look at for options. I want a 2 door, but I'm not sure about a standard or auto (I have a standard now) what gears? I do a lot of highway. I'm for sure getting dual tops. What about power widows and door locks? Do they add a lot of weight when lifting the doors on and off? What about the stock tires there's some options there? I don't live in a rocky area. I'm also curious about what you guys think is a good winch that works well? What other options do u guys have that u can't live without?
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