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Old 04-16-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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Which jeep should I get? Sahara or Rubicon?

I am new to jeeps and am buying one soon but I am not sure which one i should get a Sahara or Rubicon which do yall think?

Also when i get it i am wanting to put black rims and some heavy tires on it but dont want to get a lift which size rims and tires should i get? when i do get my jeep.

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #2
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What kind of tires to get depends on if you plan to offroad your jeep and if so what kind of terrain will you see.. Also whether or not you live in a place that see's snow/ice. The rubicon comes with BFG KM1's and those if you get them siped will be just fine if you so wish to keep them..

Wether a sahara or rubicon is better for you depends on well if you plan on wheeling and if so how difficult of trails do you plan on seeing.. Basically will the lockers, Sway bar disco, low transfer case gearing help you..


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ok but depending on what kinda tire i get what size can i go till it will start to rub? but i dont plan on really going on to much off road but i want bf goodwench all terrian tires but i dont know what size tire i get with what rim i get cause i dont want to have to lift it if you get what i am saying haha I want beef on my tires but still have some rim on there without it rubbing
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From the sound of the above post get the sahara. The Rubi has a bigger front axle and electronic sway bar disconnects which is the majority of the cost. Have you thought about the sport S? It doesn't have the painted hardtop or fenders but has everything else you could get on the sahara for less.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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Well sounds like a sahara with 3.73's and a trac loc would be right for you. As to wheels and tire size. The tallest tire you can run without lift is 33's for a 15x8 inch rim or the metric equivalant or close to it for a 16x8 or 17x9 inch rim. Of the top of my head i do know that for a 16in rim the 285 75 16 is a 33x11/16. Not sure on what is close for a 17in rim. When looking for wheels you will want them to have 3.75-4.5 inches of back space. I will let others speak to specific wheels. The bfg at is a good tire. Im going to bed. Hope some to all of that info was helpful.


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From the sound of the above post get the sahara. The Rubi has a bigger front axle and electronic sway bar disconnects which is the majority of the cost. Have you thought about the sport S? It doesn't have the painted hardtop or fenders but has everything else you could get on the sahara for less.

Oh yeah, with the Rubi you also get the 4:1 transfer case.
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I'd get the Rubi.. but then again I'm all about having the best possible base to start from.

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