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Old 02-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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noob question

I've been cruising the various Jeep forums and think I can ask a dumb question here without getting too much grief.

I have been wanted to buy a Jeep after starting to go on trips with friends recently. I decided on a '12 Rubi simply because its going to take me a long time to learn how to drive well enough to out drive it. I won't need to worry about major upgrades for a while.

After doing my taxes, I realized I have to send my down payment (and then some) to the feds, so its going to be a while longer till I'm an owner. In the mean time I can ask questions from the experts, and others, on Jeep sites.

So first question. The Rubi has lockers front and rear. I know what they do, but wanted to understand how they are used. Since you can lock front or rear or both, I assume that there are conditions for each of the activations. I would think if you needed the grip, you would just lock them both and do your thing. When would you lock just one of them?

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:19 PM   #2
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if you are on a tight trail with a lot of turns you would want to keep the front unlocked as much as possible for better control

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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Anybody with "wolf" in their name is probably giving you solid advice.

That said, do a little more research. Sounds like you've got time, what with Uncle Sam's hand in your pocket. The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most off-road capable vehicles on the planet. A Sport will mop the trail with most other 4x4's.

Your concern about "out-driving" a Jeep isn't necessarily valid, if you're new to wheeling. And building a Jeep is half the fun. Best advice, know what you wanna do with your Jeep, and what you expect from it, before you plunk down a pile of cash.
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