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tamersinger 11-08-2007 07:29 PM

about to buy a rubicon
 
anything I should know?

what kind of mileage do you guys get

spyder6 11-08-2007 07:36 PM

when mine was stock i got between 15 and 17mpg. now that I've got it lifted, i get between 9 and 16mpg

The only thing you should worry about is if you have enough money when you get the modding bug

tamersinger 11-08-2007 07:37 PM

Ive already got some kc slimlites for it (hehe)

but for now just some quick disco's and some more lights....probably a hi lift mount

spyder6 11-08-2007 07:46 PM

you can see all the crap ive done to mine in my signature, dont even bother guessing, its close to $9,000 and its not done yet

tamersinger 11-08-2007 07:49 PM

how do you like your warn bumpers?

bman9089 11-08-2007 07:53 PM

IMO, unless you are really planning on wheeling it, I'd get a cheaper model (X,SE,Sahara,Sport) with a D44 and build that up.

It would just be a waste to buy a vehicle with a 4:1 t-case and lockers front and rear if you aren't going to use it.

It's just irritating to see people buy the rubicon and complain about the rough, noisy MTRs and bad gas mileage. :rolleyes:

Just know why you're buying it before you buy it.

06slvrrubi 11-08-2007 07:56 PM

Just like spyder, when mine was stock (only for two days before I lifted it) I got that same as my 05 Rocky Mountain Edition (X model with an upgrade package), which was between 15 and 17 mpg.
After I lifted it 5 inches and put 35's on, I now get a consistent 11.5 mpg.

DogHouse 11-08-2007 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bman9089
IMO, unless you are really planning on wheeling it, I'd get a cheaper model (X,SE,Sahara,Sport) with a D44 and build that up.

It would just be a waste to buy a vehicle with a 4:1 t-case and lockers front and rear if you aren't going to use it.

It's just irritating to see people buy the rubicon and complain about the rough, noisy MTRs and bad gas mileage. :rolleyes:

Just know why you're buying it before you buy it.

X2 I know someone who bought a Rubi and she barely uses it because she's afraid to break it?:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Even though there are at least five other Rubis with all the spares to repair whatever breaks on it.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

tamersinger 11-08-2007 08:04 PM

oh Im gonna use it....but right now I need relieable transprotation

Ive got a wheeler that I take to uwharrie national forest now just looking to get one vehicle before i got to college

bman9089 11-08-2007 08:36 PM

well, i doubt, unless you find a great deal or a really cheap gas sipper that paying for a car and insurance will be less money than just paying for gas.

If your commutes are going to be long, even though I really hate to see A/Ts on a rubi, I understand some people need them for long commutes therefore you might want them.

bman9089 11-08-2007 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DogHouse
X2 I know someone who bought a Rubi and she barely uses it because she's afraid to break it?:rolleyes: :rolleyes: Even though there are at least five other Rubis with all the spares to repair whatever breaks on it.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Hah. :)

I was friends with a girl a year ago before she moved who had a rubi with all the works, including a snorkel. She got her parents to buy it for her. That thing was a beast, but I guarantee my stock sport saw more dirt and mud than that rubi ever did. What a shame, I would have been glad to trade with her. :D

I used to give her crap (EDIT: tease her) when I saw her in the parking lot on the occassional days, once or twice a year, that it was dirty.

tamersinger 11-08-2007 08:49 PM

umm Im not gonna have any money for a gas sipper

my 93 blazer 2 door gets 11 mpg....so i know the rubi will get more just looking at what to expect thats all....

ill be running the mtr's until i get it payed off (gonna be a 10g loan...) or till they wear out and then put a 3 inch lift on it and 285's

Laxstar46 11-08-2007 08:57 PM

some of you guys I think forget that not only does owning a jeep cost money but wheeling can get very expensive as well. Not gonna lie i'm afraid to wheel mine and break stuff. I don't have the money to be just throwing it out on repairs I could have easily avoided so mebbe just chill out on people that don't go all out like you people do.

nevadamike 11-08-2007 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laxstar46
some of you guys I think forget that not only does owning a jeep cost money but wheeling can get very expensive as well. Not gonna lie i'm afraid to wheel mine and break stuff. I don't have the money to be just throwing it out on repairs I could have easily avoided so mebbe just chill out on people that don't go all out like you people do.

That's true but you don't have to go out there and do the hard or extream stuff just go out there. I'm about as poor as it gets right now, and I still wheel mine, but on the other hand **** happens I just had to buy a new radiator fenders and bumper from wheeling

bman9089 11-08-2007 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laxstar46
some of you guys I think forget that not only does owning a jeep cost money but wheeling can get very expensive as well. Not gonna lie i'm afraid to wheel mine and break stuff. I don't have the money to be just throwing it out on repairs I could have easily avoided so mebbe just chill out on people that don't go all out like you people do.

We're not ragging on people that wheel lightly. hell, I wheel lightly too. I don't have the funds to replace parts, plus I don't wheel for a challenge, I do it to relax. Breaking stuff isn't relaxing.

We just rag on those who pay $10,000 more for a vehicle and don't wheel AT ALL.

Even a Rubi on a light trail wouldn't bother me. Not at all. At least they're using it. That's the whole point. :)


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