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Unread 10-20-2012, 06:14 AM   #31
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The only Rubi feature replaced on mine was I re-geared for the 37” tires. Other than that I still use the Stock Rubi sway bar, lockers and such. So funds went to other areas faster for me with the Rubi model. I also got a great used deal on my Rubi not only on the vehicle but the PO had bought every aftermarket item available for the interior. So the savings in floor mats, grab handles, dash panels, cargo liners, gas cap cover and so on was pretty good too.

Local vehicle code is a good thing to check on as well, like just mentioned, but also conceder how close you want to push that compliance. My JK is legal….barely. Which will get me stopped for my size and my tire overhang sometimes even ticketed. I can print out the relevant documents from my local .gov website but I still lose a day contesting the fine in court. And you will have to go to court even if the officer is wrong. You can’t prove that state trooper wrong to their face. It won’t go well, even with a tape measure.

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Unread 10-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #32
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I know PA is very strict with vehicle laws. However, if your Jeep is registered in another state and meets its home-state regulations, you are legal to take it through another state with more restrictive regulations.

i.e. Georgia has no requirements about the tires being covered by the fenders. My tires stick out about 2" beyond the edges of the fenders. Pennsylvania requires the tires to be covered by the fenders.

Since my Jeep is registered in Georgia, I am legal to drive through Pennsylvania despite my tires sticking out past the fenders. The local PA police may not like it, but Federal law overrides the local law.
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Unread 10-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #33
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2010 Rubicon, 4" lift, Currie control arms and trackbar, 37x12.5x17 Goodyear MT/R kevlar
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Unread 10-23-2012, 07:47 AM   #34
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Regarding your question on re-gearing with the rubi axles and 37's, 4.10 gears on the 6 speed will be tolerable but with the automatic will be a dog even with 35" tires. Typically you will run 4.88-5.13 on 37's with the manual and 5.13 with the automatic and you will wish you could go lower. Flat fenders will give you the look of about a 4" lift without all the headaches of replacing the entire suspension. Flats with a 2" lift will run 37's fine at a minimal cost while retaining your factory driveshafts. I run 40's on a 4" lift with flats and have plenty of room.
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Unread 10-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #35
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