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Jeep rubicon 4 doors, any experience?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by hookedontronics, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    Anyone have experience with a jeep rubicon 4 door? I'm thinking about getting one. let me know please
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    all i know is they have lockers front and rear!=badass
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Lockers front and rear = Amazing

    My friend has A 2 door soft top and loves it. But he's about to sell it and get a Duramax
     
  5. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    tacomas are better :anonymous:
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    I had one before my tacoma, and loved it.

    Only criticism is the 3.8L is kinda a pig. Underpowered, BUT, super reliable.

    Very capable trail vehicle even stock.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    ^ do you like your taco better or the rubicon?
     
  8. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    I like my taco better.

    Actually traded my rubicon for the taco, wanted a truck with a bed and more towing capacity, plus i didn't offroad much. So the taco fit my mission better.

    That being said, if you want an offroad rig, the rubicon is much more capable.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Shorter wheel base means better off road, but shitter on road if you encounter any inclement whether. Front/Rear lockers plus disengaging sway bar = badass.

    Downside is you'll have to participate in all that fucking bro waving. Jeeps are like harleys. They do what you want, but you better be a backyard shade mechanic at least to own one. But for what they're made for and the price you pay, nothing comes close out of the box.

    You'd be better to find a Grand Cherokee with a Diesel and mod the shit out of that instead. 376ft/lbs + 26-30mpg and full time 4x4? Fuck yes please.

    Found here.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    I think a 4door with this kit will be my next vehicle.
    [​IMG]

    Every JK I have wheeled with has done very well. a v8 upgrade would be nice.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    ^That's badass.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    I wheel for a living. Thanks for coming out though. I'm well aware of the benefits of longer wheel base, and the short comings (Pun in-fucking-tended) of short wheel bases.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    I don't have a Rubicon but I have a 2010 JKU 2WD. The 3.8 is a little under powered but it doesn't stop you from going were you want to go.
    I put a RIPP supercharger in mine and it will move now.
    Most guys on the JK-Forum love the Rubicon.
     
  14. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    I had a 99 wrangler it had the 4cyl. 4x4 and it was really fun offroad but thats all it was good at. It sucked driving down the road and needed main. all the time. Im not sure how the 3.8's are but the 4cyl. had no power. There is no comparing my taco to my jeep, but that’s just my experience.
     
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    With it being 2wd what kind of set up is up front im really curious???
     
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    Don't make me punt you right in the vagina. I'm fucking tired from coming off shift.
     
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    You just admitted to owning a vagina.

    We have a Ford lover in our midst!
     
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    ok guys quit arguing and somwone answer my damn question lol
     
  19. Jul 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    I had a 2 door jk. It was ok. I liked taking it offroad. It seemed to me like my taco is better off road for what I do. The Jeep had a lot of problems and broke a lot of stuff on it. Cheaply made. The engine sucks. It cant pull a honda civic without dying. I would wait till they come out with the pentstar engine. I like the jeep. Its fun. Just hate the weak power and it always breaking down. And it squeeks like a mofo. Ill take my tacoma anyday on or offroad.
     
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