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post #16 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, I cant afford a Rubicon; unless it is used. Honestly either way I go, it's gonna have to a be a used one, but I can afford one that has low miles. I really do appreciate everyone's input. My buddy just got an AEV Rubicon, thats super nice. But way to much for me to afford.

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post #17 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 06:57 AM
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Sorry, this society has always been a have/havenots, but


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Yea, I cant afford a Rubicon; unless it is used. Honestly either way I go, it's gonna have to a be a used one, but I can afford one that has low miles. I really do appreciate everyone's input. My buddy just got an AEV Rubicon, thats super nice. But way to much for me to afford.
Bite the bullet and take your time looking for a good deal on a jeep that you're really pleased with, doesn't have to be a rubi first--you may modify it over time, or decide to getta Rubi later--you'll just have fun and learn what she needs --

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post #18 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 08:34 AM
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I'm in a similar situation. I've definitely decided to get a Rubicon, but I'm curious if I should save some money and get a 07-11 with the 3.8 and get a Superchips tuner, or up the price and get a 12 or newer with the Pentastar. Money IS an issue, and I do know what a dog the 3.8 can be, but I also know what a tune can do for it.

Also, what about the heads on the 12 model Pentastars?
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YA lays yer money and ya take yer chances--

The 3.8l is a very good engine with decades of good history and Chrysler just putit in the jeep with WRONG tranny/gearing-

The pentastar engine isn't much better than the 3.8l, but the improved auto tranny is the key improvement for the newer jeeps-

Your money is the answer, if you can find a 07/11 3.8 Rubi/w a stick tranny and that's what you want--getit, if it has an auto--you'll have to change gearing if you want to be really satisfied-

A newer one 12/16 will have the better auto, but you're gonna find problems anyway-

Let your wallet/wife be your guide !

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YA lays yer money and ya take yer chances--

The 3.8l is a very good engine with decades of good history and Chrysler just putit in the jeep with WRONG tranny/gearing-

The pentastar engine isn't much better than the 3.8l, but the improved auto tranny is the key improvement for the newer jeeps-

Your money is the answer, if you can find a 07/11 3.8 Rubi/w a stick tranny and that's what you want--getit, if it has an auto--you'll have to change gearing if you want to be really satisfied-

A newer one 12/16 will have the better auto, but you're gonna find problems anyway-

Let your wallet/wife be your guide !

Good luck

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Thank you... I'm certainly leaning 3.8 and Superchips. Substantial cost difference. I do want the automatic, but the tuner does wonders for that as well.
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post #21 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 09:13 AM
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I have never regretted saving $10k+ and going with the Sport.

Every once in a while I wish I had the e-lockers of the Rubicon, but with smart/careful driving my Sport has never let me down.
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post #22 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 09:33 AM
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I have never regretted saving $10k+ and going with the Sport.

Every once in a while I wish I had the e-lockers of the Rubicon, but with smart/careful driving my Sport has never let me down.
If you saved 10k by not getting a Rubi--you weren't shopping very well and-

I use my Rubi attributes almost weekly for almost 8 years--

Wouldn't have any less-

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I use my Rubi attributes almost weekly for almost 8 years--

Wouldn't have any less-

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I have absolutely zero problems with any other model / trims, but for what I do - the gears, lockers and the sway disconnects would be huge.
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post #24 of 24 Old 02-03-2016, 12:45 PM
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A regear, wheels and tires alone are close to half that "savings" so those alone were worth it right out of the gate. No way I'd of been happy on 31s and ugly stock wheels. I use my lockers quite a bit so I'm not disappointed at all in my decision to just get a ruby. The monthly pmts went up less than $100 from what I remember. Big deal!!!! Anyone can come up w $100 a month. Especially when ur already at 80% of my pmts no matter what.
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