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Old 08-13-2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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After a long thought....

Ok, so I was going to get the 2010 Rubicon for $31000 out the door....But I have recently decided to go with the Sport model and do the mods myself. It is a 10K savings. I could spend half of that on mods and get exactly what I want. Just venting, what do you guys think?

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Unless you are planning on hard core off roading, it's a sound decision.

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I bought the Sahara because I thought i was going to just use it as a daily driver. Then I joined a Jeep club...crap!!!! So now the mods I will need will cost me between 6 and $7000. That is will my labor all except regearing. Don't get me wrong I love the Sahara and it is my DD and I'm looking forward to doing my own mods. I will be spending about $3000 now on a front bumper, winch, lift kit, sliders, skid plates. Next summer regear, rear bumper, wheels and tires.
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seems like a lot of work to me, plus you get the warranty with the Rubi. If you are doing that many mods chances are you will void the warranty at some point, doesn't seem worth it when 2 yrs and 10 months down the road you need something done and nothing is stock.
IMHO, just me though cause I have 2 other cars a house and a bunch of kids I don't have any wiggle room on stuff like that. Good luck, either way it will be a fantastically fun vehicle.
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Well the initial mods would be new tires and wheels, prob go with 33. As for lift, I would not go above 2.5, which should keep me in the warranty. That alone, would be the bulk of my mods, and it would cost less than $2200 installed! Everything else would be minor mods.
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That's why I got the Unlimited 'Sport'. I like offroading and I know I wont do anything completely nuts. I am more than satisfied with the offroading ability of the JK Unlimited.

I am doing what you plan to, add things as I go. I add things as I realize I need them instead of buying a bunch of stuff and finding out I don't use half of it.
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Old 08-13-2010, 12:24 PM   #7
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I bought the Sahara because I thought i was going to just use it as a daily driver. Then I joined a Jeep club...crap!!!! So now the mods I will need will cost me between 6 and $7000. That is will my labor all except regearing. Don't get me wrong I love the Sahara and it is my DD and I'm looking forward to doing my own mods. I will be spending about $3000 now on a front bumper, winch, lift kit, sliders, skid plates. Next summer regear, rear bumper, wheels and tires.
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seems like a lot of work to me, plus you get the warranty with the Rubi. If you are doing that many mods chances are you will void the warranty at some point, doesn't seem worth it when 2 yrs and 10 months down the road you need something done and nothing is stock.
IMHO, just me though cause I have 2 other cars a house and a bunch of kids I don't have any wiggle room on stuff like that. Good luck, either way it will be a fantastically fun vehicle.
I think the point is that he would be doing those SAME mods whether it was a Rubi or not.
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Unless you are planning on hard core off roading, it's a sound decision.
What Tom Said.................OMG,, did I just say that?..........
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AHHH, I assumed you would be swapping out the gears and axles and adding lockers and beefing up the suspension in addition to the basics. Go with the sport.
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Dont forget to add the front disco.
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As long as you don't regret not getting the Rubicon and don't mind doing the work yourself, I'd say go for it.

If you have any doubt though, think about it a little bit more.
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Even buying a Rubi, I still probably put about 10 grand into it.

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