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Old 08-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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Smile Is the rubicon that much better

Hi I'm looking at buying a jeep but unsure which model to go for. I want something that can tear through the mud and snow but is still not a death trap on the road when it's raining. I won't be going on those trail type courses that involve climbing over Huge rocks.

Now I'm not after glitz like electric windows and heated seats I want a work horse that just gets the job done but still acceptable on the road. Is the rubicon much better for snow and mud than the sport if I put on the same tires.

Also what do disconnectable sway bars do as that appears to be the only main difference between the sport and rubicon.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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There are a lot more difference between them and that's what u need to learn. Also will you need lockers and better axles and lower transfer case gear etc.

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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The main things that the Rubicon comes with that the sport doesn't is
dana 44 axels, lockers, 4-1 xfer case, stock 4.10 gears

And yes it is way better than the sport
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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The first two posts are totally accurate. Here is my .02, I think they will agree.

I have a Rubi, I love it and its bad ass. Mine is an AEV customs 350. It is significantly more capable than my sport. However, I wheel like a complete madman(see out posts in the KY threads, Outhouse offroad!!!). But if your just lookin at some dirt roads and a little mud, get the sport, a nice bumper and a winch. Some mud tires and youll be set. My buddy wheels with mein a sport 2 door with some mud tires and hangs just fine. That route will save you some cash. Just don't wheel alone.
Now if you can afford the rubi and you think your gonna really get into wheelin hard, go for it, you wont regret it. If I had it to do over when I bought my first tj I would have gotten a RUBI. Might still have it if I did, and be without a pmt right now. At the end of the day its just up to you, just don't do it for (luxury) do it for (capability)
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #5
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Looking back, I would have looked for a rubi over my sport mainly for the dana 44.That being said I have been out wheeling with a TJ rubi and a jk rubi and pulled them through mud I made it through. They both running AT tires while I have MT tires so I'm sure that was the diferance.
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