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Old 04-03-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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First of all while doing some research I stumbled across this forum and I must say after doing some reading, it seems like a pretty good group of folks

So I am currently thinking of purchasing a 2011 4 door (have kids) Rubicon. I have always liked the looks of the Wranglers however I have never owned a Jeep. And to be honest after my company purchased a 2009 Liberty and seeing all of the problems I am a bit skeptical. However with that said it is my understanding that most of the problems we ran into (before it spun a bearing at 51k miles) are Liberty specific.

Ok long story short, I was kind of hoping some of you could answer a few questions I have.

1. What are the first things I should do after I get it? Home modifications ? Fluid swap ? etc. It is my understanding that the head lights are a little weak and I may want to do something there, anything else ?

2. Is there anything that I should just expect to have to replace in the first couple years? I know this sounds like a silly question and it depends on how it is driven, but wondering if there are anythings that are known weak links that are Jeep, Wrangler, Rubicon specific.

Any information you can provide would be great. Oh and a little about my driving style. This will be my daily driver, I am in no means a crawler however I do like to get out in the back country and do some exploring. I currently am driving a Toyota FJ (pic below) and really like it but it is a little to wide for some trails I come across plus it is really hard to get the kids in and out of the back.


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First of all while doing some research I stumbled across this forum and I must say after doing some reading, it seems like a pretty good group of folks
Yep, this is a great bunch of folks, I'm a greenhorn myself but after looking through all the other Jeep forums I could find, this was the place for me.

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So I am currently thinking of purchasing a 2011 4 door (have kids) Rubicon. I have always liked the looks of the Wranglers however I have never owned a Jeep. And to be honest after my company purchased a 2009 Liberty and seeing all of the problems I am a bit skeptical. However with that said it is my understanding that most of the problems we ran into (before it spun a bearing at 51k miles) are Liberty specific.
I just picked up a 2011 4-dr Rubi myself. Easy to get the kids (7 & 8) in and out of the back. When it's muddy from light wheeling, they can get a bit muddy from the rear fenders, door handles & rocker panel, but I'm hoping my new rock sliders will help with that.

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Ok long story short, I was kind of hoping some of you could answer a few questions I have.

1. What are the first things I should do after I get it? Home modifications ? Fluid swap ? etc. It is my understanding that the head lights are a little weak and I may want to do something there, anything else ?
First for me was floor mats all around. Next was the mesh front grill mod, then Rock Hard 4x4 Rock sliders, picked up the Phillips Extreme Power +80 replacement headlight lamps. Warn M8000 will be on the way next along with a front bumper followed by a rear bumper, CB Radio.

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2. Is there anything that I should just expect to have to replace in the first couple years? I know this sounds like a silly question and it depends on how it is driven, but wondering if there are anythings that are known weak links that are Jeep, Wrangler, Rubicon specific.
I hope not unless I'm fortunate enough to get assigned to somewhere near Moab, then I'll be replacing lots of things.

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Any information you can provide would be great. Oh and a little about my driving style. This will be my daily driver, I am in no means a crawler however I do like to get out in the back country and do some exploring. I currently am driving a Toyota FJ (pic below) and really like it but it is a little to wide for some trails I come across plus it is really hard to get the kids in and out of the back.
My family and I love the JKU, it's roomy enough for the 4 of us, 5 for short trips. Drove it through Times Square on St. Paddy's day and out Long Island, glad we were in the Jeep, I swear some of the potholes were 8" deep, but we kept moving forward.

If you're wondering about the Rubi vs Sport vs Sahara, check out the latest issue of JP magazine (Jeep 4x4 & Custom Off Road Jeeps | Pictures, Videos, Parts & Accessories at Jp Magazine) at the newsstands.

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And to be honest after my company purchased a 2009 Liberty and seeing all of the problems I am a bit skeptical. However with that said it is my understanding that most of the problems we ran into (before it spun a bearing at 51k miles) are Liberty specific.
It's more than likely specific to that particular Liberty. My wife drives an '08 Liberty and we've had zero issues with it.

Welcome to the forum! You can't go wrong with the Rubicon. Did you read the article where the Rubicon beat out the FJ in a head to head comparison? I believe it was in 4 Wheel and Off Road Magazine.
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You will find that the wrangler is alot more durable than the liberty in many ways wranglers are just straight up cool I bought my first wrangler in 2006 never had a single problem with it yet. Do you plan on doing any offroading in your jeep or plan on doing any mods to your jeep you probably will break more parts. Welcome to the forum oh and please wave to other wrangler thanks
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It's more than likely specific to that particular Liberty. My wife drives an '08 Liberty and we've had zero issues with it.

Welcome to the forum! You can't go wrong with the Rubicon. Did you read the article where the Rubicon beat out the FJ in a head to head comparison? I believe it was in 4 Wheel and Off Road Magazine.
Yeah in all fairness the Liberty that we purchased @ works gets driven about 23 hours a day and never really goes above 30mph

And have not read the artical but I'm sure that off road the Rubi could put it to a FJ in many ways. My FJ has never let me down, its just time for something different, and I have always wanted a Jeep

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You will find that the wrangler is alot more durable than the liberty in many ways wranglers are just straight up cool I bought my first wrangler in 2006 never had a single problem with it yet. Do you plan on doing any offroading in your jeep or plan on doing any mods to your jeep you probably will break more parts. Welcome to the forum oh and please wave to other wrangler thanks
I will do some off roading and probably add a few thngs and know all to well its when you are having fun things break


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