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post #16 of 22 Old 11-08-2007, 10:19 PM
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anything I should know?
Yeah, make sure that it IS a Rubicon. I think awhile back here we saw a Wrangler X with rubicon stickers on it.


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post #17 of 22 Old 11-08-2007, 10:40 PM
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The bug bites hard, I bought my Stocker X back in june, dump about $2700+ in upgrades into since then and have yet to buy a suspen lift kit for it. Now I'm wanting to buy an 03 rubi, so I can put a 383 stroker in it and use that for wheeling and leave my X as my DD as is. Now if I can just find a good price 2003-2004 stock rubi with a NFG motor.

I would not buy the rubi unless you are planning on realllly beating it hard and doing something other than just mudding, I finaly took my X out last month on a man made obstical corse at jeeptoberfest and I was shock at what it could do.


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post #18 of 22 Old 11-09-2007, 04:24 AM
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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.
This is exactly what i'm talking about! No one said you had to break your sh*t! But why waste your money on an expensive mall crawler??? The breakage thing is not my intentions but if it happens it happens that's my choice and my Jeep. I'm not telling you how to wheel your Jeep just wheel it! I can respect the fact you don't want to break anything and if just riding light trails is good for you that's great but no one likes a poser!

When i went and bought my Black Rubi i was in the market for the silver one and I'll be damned if mommy didn't come in and buy it for her daughter who looked like she didn't even know how to shift gears as she left the parking lot. Eh screw it it's your money buy what ya want!
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If your looking for gas mileage your not gonna find it in a Rubi --I get 11-12 in town and MAYBE 15 on the highway if I keep my foot out of it. When Im wheelin I get maybe 8.
Im getting ready to put a lift on it as Im tired of dragging in the rocks.

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post #20 of 22 Old 11-09-2007, 07:14 AM
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Ignore all the above advice, they are wrong.

You should buy a stock X model 4 banger, with 3.07 gears, a dana 35 rear end, and manual tranny. You would save a ton of money and get great gas mileage on the stock 28" tires. The rig will be too pathetic to wheel anything harder than an unpaved driveway.

However, you will have lots of time and spare cash to spend endless hours on this site trying to figure out what you want to do (need to do) to upgrade your jeep and how much it would cost.

In the end, you will have spent several thousands more than you should have and half of your mods will turn out to be non-optimal, useless, or just plain wrong.

Then, and only then, will you appreciate the value of starting with a Rubicon.

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You should buy a stock X model 4 banger, with 3.07 gears, a dana 35 rear end, and manual tranny. You would save a ton of money and get great gas mileage on the stock 28" tires. The rig will be too pathetic to wheel anything harder than an unpaved driveway.

However, you will have lots of time and spare cash to spend endless hours on this site trying to figure out what you want to do (need to do) to upgrade your jeep and how much it would cost.

In the end, you will have spent several thousands more than you should have and half of your mods will turn out to be non-optimal, useless, or just plain wrong.

Then, and only then, will you appreciate the value of starting with a Rubicon.
X2 All the way!! These are words of wisdom and experience. Been there and done that all myself. Nicely said.


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post #22 of 22 Old 11-09-2007, 07:01 PM
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Ignore all the above advice, they are wrong.

You should buy a stock X model 4 banger, with 3.07 gears, a dana 35 rear end, and manual tranny. You would save a ton of money and get great gas mileage on the stock 28" tires. The rig will be too pathetic to wheel anything harder than an unpaved driveway.

However, you will have lots of time and spare cash to spend endless hours on this site trying to figure out what you want to do (need to do) to upgrade your jeep and how much it would cost.

In the end, you will have spent several thousands more than you should have and half of your mods will turn out to be non-optimal, useless, or just plain wrong.

Then, and only then, will you appreciate the value of starting with a Rubicon.
Uh, I think the X models come stock with the I-6. The SE models come with the four banger and 4.10 gears. (And they are very capable vehicles off road) But I agree, the Rubi will save you lots of headaches in the long run if you get more serious about off roading.

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