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Old 08-16-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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2011 Rubi on the way!!!

I am officially going to be part of the family! I just ordered a 2011 4dr Rubicon. It is not for the hard core guys but is a jeep that fits my needs for a DD and weekend trail warrior perfectly. It is bright red with the new leather seat option and navigation. I choose the stick shift just for the fun of it. I should be here in mid October.

I can't wait to hit the trails with my 2 boys. They are really excited about the off roading and camping. I will likely need some 35's and a lift, just to get by, right?

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Good for you,look forward to the pics!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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Whats the base price for the 2011 Rubis?
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I am officially going to be part of the family! I just ordered a 2011 4dr Rubicon. It is not for the hard core guys but is a jeep that fits my needs for a DD and weekend trail warrior perfectly. It is bright red with the new leather seat option and navigation. I choose the stick shift just for the fun of it. I should be here in mid October.

I can't wait to hit the trails with my 2 boys. They are really excited about the off roading and camping. I will likely need some 35's and a lift, just to get by, right?
If you haven't had a Jeep before a 1.5' Body lift and skid pans to protect your investment would be a good start. Give your new toy a while to impress on you how far ahead of your skills it is as it comes. A jeep is a fantastic vehicle and your learning curve will be the most fun you can have with your top off. You have invested in something that can grow with you and your sons and your skills. The first day you can go strait from the dealership and have the time of your life. Whenever it gets boreing add something with the "help" of your boys. Best time is spending time with my son whelin or working on the little 4 banger. Later this year we're going to build him a TJ for his 16th next April.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:32 PM   #7
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1.5" body lift? I don't think so.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #8
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The base price is $30,818 for a Rubi. I have the 2011 price list. The dealership is owned by a life long friend of mine. It seems to be with in a few dollars of the 2010 prices. There are just a few new options like a body colored hard top on the Sahara or the leather seats in the Rubicon.

My boys are 11 and 13 and are very handy in the garage. We have been building replicas of vintage road race cars for years. They are really at a good age where their hands are small AND they know how to tighten a nut!

As soon as I get a VIN number I will know more about the time frame but we are on our way!!!!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:57 PM   #9
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Any other changes besides interior.
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1.5" body lift? I don't think so.
That's the nice part about Jeeps we can each have our own opinion. I didn;t want a lift till I found I needed it to armor my undercarriage correctly If you only crawl in mud or malls it's no problem. But, I like going up rocky creekbeds hence the small lift and armor.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:16 PM   #11
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A JK Rubicon is an entirely different animal. Body lifts on JK's are pretty useless. You can fit 35's with just a 2.5" BB.
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Very true and a good rock can still take out your oil pan even with 35's I just wanted the armor I only run 32's and it's plenty. But you still bounce the steering box, oil pan, and other things that cause you to be towed off rocks where I live.
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Very true and a good rock can still take out your oil pan even with 35's I just wanted the armor I only run 32's and it's plenty. But you still bounce the steering box, oil pan, and other things that cause you to be towed off rocks where I live.
I can't disagree with any of that.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:53 PM   #14
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Thats good advice. I have been reading these threads about lifts and tires. There is a lot to learn. I am looking forward to the mods. There are a lot of rocks around here too. Its all fun until you need to get towed out of the woods and 200 miles back to your house!
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Any other changes besides interior.
2 new colors - Tan and a different Blue.

(I ordered a 'mango' 2dr myself. Cant come soon enough)
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:31 PM   #16
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I have a 2010 Rubicon with 33 Nitto Mudgrapplers....it was really hard to climb the freeway hills in Mammoth and Yosemite...NOT ENOUGH POWER...so don't go to 35s..it will be even worse
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:41 PM   #17
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Proper gearing is the key. Stock 3.21 won't cut it.
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Yes I know...but I have 4.10 gears, Banks intake and exhaust and a Superchips Programmer and the power still sucks climbing freeway mountain roads
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I think that your Banks intake/exhaust robbed the 3.8L(restricted) V6 of most of it's AWESOME power and your programmer hasn't got it back to it's pitiful stock power output !!

I say that because I have an '08 JKU Rubi and I tow an off-road trailer-

Now I have 33.6" Hankooks and all I have to do is switch off the OD, immediately on start, then I don't have any trouble on hills (Sierras) and I use 4lo, (mainly off-road) and my Rubi will climb trees--

I do use OD and cruise control on LEVEL FREEWAY, although there ain't that muchofit !!

I don't have a programmer and the only mods to my engine are the FRAM air filter and I've got the Flowmaster 40/cat back and I thought that it would rob some of my power, but evidentally not, my computer has (RELEARNED) at 4200 ft alt. and it's fine

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Congrats. Sounds like a great vehicle for ya!
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If you haven't had a Jeep before a 1.5' Body lift and skid pans to protect your investment would be a good start. Give your new toy a while to impress on you how far ahead of your skills it is as it comes. A jeep is a fantastic vehicle and your learning curve will be the most fun you can have with your top off. You have invested in something that can grow with you and your sons and your skills. The first day you can go strait from the dealership and have the time of your life. Whenever it gets boreing add something with the "help" of your boys. Best time is spending time with my son whelin or working on the little 4 banger. Later this year we're going to build him a TJ for his 16th next April.
Tennessean here, wheres big rock
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Congrats on your purchase. Mine is still pretty much stock. I've had it off road and have been thoroughly happy with it just as it is. Believe it or not, it is still too new for me to really have at it regarding lift and larger tires. I've had it into pretty rough spots and it has performed well for me. Eventually I may give in to the lift and separate crowd but not just yet.
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Regarding gearing, I've been pulling 2.5 to 3K lbs of trailer and just completed a trip from MA to FL and back with the trailer in tow and 4 kayaks on my roof rack and I would consider the 3.8 "the little engine that could." With the standard, I sometimes had to shift into 4th to maintain highway speeds while winding it at 3.5K RPMs but it just keeps on trucking. I would call it very capable but not very useful off of the line against...lets say...a corvette! If you wanted that type of performance you bought the wrong type of vehicle. My son is 15 and he has enjoyed the trekking around that we have been doing putting it through its paces.
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I'm assuming the answer to my question will be no but has anyone heard if jeep is doing anything in the 2011s to help with the automatic transmission overheating issue?
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Jeep evidentally has made changes to the JK auto, but


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I'm assuming the answer to my question will be no but has anyone heard if jeep is doing anything in the 2011s to help with the automatic transmission overheating issue?
Other than the "hot oil" dash light and "limp mode" operating sys, I don't think they have installed an aux cooler, which is very beneficial !!

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Other than the "hot oil" dash light and "limp mode" operating sys, I don't think they have installed an aux cooler, which is very beneficial !!

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:19 PM   #27
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what are they saying for the gas mileage on the 2011???
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #28
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No you dont need a lift and 35's. A stock Jeep, stock JK especially is a great platform stock especially for a new owner never taking on offroad itll be capable of stuff you wont want to try lol.

Anyways, I'd get a 1" BL and get a tummy tuck and skids all around. Itll just save you from anything hitting underneath even if you eventually get 40"s! The armor will still be helpful.

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:04 PM   #29
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congrats! anyone know if they made any further changes to the new cable soft-top from '10 - or just interior changes.
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I think the top is the same. I am starting to second guess not ordering a hard top too. Do you use both of your tops?

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