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Old 09-15-2010, 06:09 AM   #31
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No Kate I am talking about the Rubis that come with electronic lockers. They are not nearly as good as an air locker. The new Rubis have electronic lockers how did yours come with an air lockers??

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:13 AM   #32
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She's got a TJ, all the TJ Rubis came with air lockers.

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Old 09-15-2010, 07:00 AM   #33
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why are air lockers better than electronic? tks... steve
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:51 AM   #34
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Excellent points, yomondo. I'm a total newb to offroading but I'm glad I went with a Rubi for all the reasons you mentioned. It's virtually stock except for upgraded headlights, and I have no plans on modding it. When I'm eventually ready to sell, I anticipate the resale value and demand will be much higher than an X that has been heavily modded.
Yah, I'm gonna continue modding my Rubicon, but sometimes I long for the days when it was stock and life was much simpler. And when it WAS stock, I remember one time a guy on a trail with a well built up Rubicon telling me the same thing. Stock Rubicons are pretty awesome as is without any of the hassles of an aftermarket build.

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The general rule of thumb with motorcycles is that you never get your money back on accessories or upgrades - maybe just a small fraction of what they cost you, but nothing close to full value.
I'd say that's pretty much how it works....with motorcycles, Jeeps, any vehicles, homes, etc. It's always cheaper buying something that already has the improvements that you want (which translates to the seller selling the improvements at a loss).
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:17 AM   #35
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Again, I will state, I would much much rather have air lockers than the crap electric lockers Jeep puts in. Warrantied or not, they are crap... And no one here with any true knowledge of lockers will dispute that.
I wouldn't call the OEM lockers crap. They've been serving me well, along with many other Rubicon owners I know. And air lockers have their own problems as well (compressors failing and air lines getting severed are things I've seen happen). I'd rather have air lockers as well, but the difference between the two alone is not a big enough of a deal to me to not choose a Rubi. Again, I'm not saying I'm right and someone else is wrong. There's give and take with every choice, and to each his own.

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why are air lockers better than electronic? tks... steve
The electronic lockers sometimes take a few seconds to engage, and the same thing to disengage. With air lockers, you flip the switch and it happens.
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I too was going back an forth 2010-rubi or order a new sport2011... i had just sold my FX4-level 2 - off-road ranger.. went off-roading all the time, but rarely needed 4 wheel drive.. off-road tires and ground clearance was all i needed. I opted for the 2011 new unlimited sport- ! cannot wait until it shows up! about 3 weeks to go...I hope my new wrangler will go where my ranger went . . of course when i purchased my ranger i purchased the loaded (full off-road capability used ) over just a 4x4 new... I am excited to get my First JEEP!
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I too was going back an forth 2010-rubi or order a new sport2011... i had just sold my FX4-level 2 - off-road ranger.. went off-roading all the time, but rarely needed 4 wheel drive.. off-road tires and ground clearance was all i needed. I opted for the 2011 new unlimited sport- ! cannot wait until it shows up! about 3 weeks to go...I hope my new wrangler will go where my ranger went . . of course when i purchased my ranger i purchased the loaded (full off-road capability used ) over just a 4x4 new... I am excited to get my First JEEP!
Your new Jeep will go lightyears further offroad than your Ranger. Wait. You'll be a believer soon.
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Hi, I hope soo.. I called my dealer yesterday, he said still about 2 weeks to go... ugh...

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