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Old 03-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Sahara vs Rubi w/ ~4" lift 37" tires - HELP

Hey Everyone,

This is a (2) part thread. I am a looking at 2 different Jeeps at the dealership and am having trouble pulling the decision trigger. I am going to buy a 2013 Wrangler Unlimited within the next 2 weeks and it is between the Sahara and Rubicon. This will be my daily driver for work. I am a construction engineer so I frequent muddy terrains daily. Realistic percentages would be 65-70% highway 20% city 10-15% off roading/construction sites. There is also potential that the construction sites percentage could increase depending on the next job I'm allocated to.

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I plan on putting a 3.5-4.5" lift on it with 37" tires in the very near future. The Sahara comes with 3.73 gears where the Rubi has 4.10. Gear ratio tables tell me that between 4.56 and 4.88 would be ideal when making the switch from 32" to 37". Would the Rubi handle it fine or would I have to swap out the gears in either regardless? Please weigh in on this along with any other thoughts or concerns which come to mind.

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I am stuck between (5) different Long Arm lift kits all around the $3k mark aside from the Synergy which may be a little above my price range:

1. Synergy 4.5" Stage 4
2. RockKrawler 3.5" X Factor
3. Rubicon Express 4.5" Extreme Duty
4. Teraflex 4" LGC
5. Skyjacker 4"

I reconize Skyjacker as a good name for TRUCK lifts, not sure how their reputation is in the Jeep world. Teraflex seems to be the lift of choice with the dealers in the South West states I contacted when I was deciding if the Jeep was right for me. RE, RK and Synergy are the lifts most people seem to talk about on the forums.

With my prospective driving habits, aftermarket add-ons and general all around quality, please slam me with as much info as you can. Google is my friend, if you get technical, Im sure I can figure it out.

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If you are definitely going with 37's; go with the Rubi for the 4.10 gears AND the Dana 44 front axle. Then plan on Trussing or sleeving and adding "C" gussets to the front axle when you lift it. I did have 4.10 gears with my 37's for a while and it was 'tolerable' with the 3.8 and 6 speed manual. According to what I read here about the new 3.6 Jesus motor, you should be fine with 4.10's. 3.73's would be too fast of gearing IMHO!! Good luck!
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Sahara is just trim, the Rubi is all about function. I'd go Rubi .
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Rubi. Hands down.
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Sahara is just trim, the Rubi is all about function. I'd go Rubi .

I like that quote!
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If you are definitely going with 37's; go with the Rubi for the 4.10 gears AND the Dana 44 front axle. Then plan on Trussing or sleeving and adding "C" gussets to the front axle when you lift it. I did have 4.10 gears with my 37's for a while and it was 'tolerable' with the 3.8 and 6 speed manual. According to what I read here about the new 3.6 Jesus motor, you should be fine with 4.10's. 3.73's would be too fast of gearing IMHO!! Good luck!
Awesome Jeepdon! Thanks for that.. That Reinforcing to the front axle would definitely be a smart idea to.. I'm hearing really good things about the 3.6 engine.. My buddy is a heavy duty mechanic and he can get his hands on a supercharger for it for me.. $1300 and it can get around 350hp out of the engine which is certainly more than enough horses. Thanks for the advise!
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When u super charge that moter. Better calculate in the cost of a new one. I hear after super charged. 100km and the engines done.... Don't know for sure. But I'd look into it
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with the rubi you can get either 3.73's or 4.10's, get the 4.10's.
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When u super charge that moter. Better calculate in the cost of a new one. I hear after super charged. 100km and the engines done.... Don't know for sure. But I'd look into it
I will have to then Jared.. Thanks for the heads up.

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