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Old 01-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Custom rubicon 4 door as daily?

Never owned a jeep before-
Live in Los Angeles city proper-
Not going to off-road with it
I want to get raised with big wheels for style not function- how will this play as daily driver?


Looking for something like this. Think it's possible to find such a custom look in a lease in the Los Angeles area?
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:29 PM   #2
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buy stock is exxon-mobile

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:57 PM   #3
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^^This.

But really, don't get a Rubicon if you're not going to take it off-road. Get a Wrangler Sport, go to 4WheelParts, tell them what you want, and they'll hook you up with stuff that is good enough for the mean streets of LA.
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #4
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Waste of money. Buy the sport and build it.

Hell I bought a Sport instead of a Rubicon because I'm going to toss all of the 'upgraded' Rubicon parts for better ones anyway.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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Even a sport is kinda a waste of money if you never offroad it. There are ssoooo many better SUVs for a daily driver. First task: find something without a solid front axle. Just sayin...
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:25 PM   #6
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Hell Yesssss!!!! Buy the Rubi!!!!!!!!! Add all kinds of goodies to it!!!!!!
A year from now, somebody will get a hell of a deal on a built Rubi!!
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:32 PM   #7
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Ummmm.....no....

Buy a Sport or a Willys.
Leave it stock.
Enjoy the sunshine with the top back.

Better yet...study up and rent a Wrangler to see if you even like it as a DD.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #8
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Waste of money. I drive one daily but mine actually goes offroad. Gas mileage is crap, but life happens.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:48 PM   #9
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Why not! I say get what you want and enjoy it. You might be able to buy a used one, but not sure about leasing. New ones at the dealership that have had a lot of modifications done to them are rare.

If the Rubicon stickers is important to the look, then apply them after. Buy a Sport. Be prepared for some static from this lot though, lol.

Tons of folks like driving Jeeps and have no plan to off-road.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:51 PM   #10
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I think that will be tough, honestly...

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Never owned a jeep before-
Live in Los Angeles city proper-
Not going to off-road with it
I want to get raised with big wheels for style not function- how will this play as daily driver?


Looking for something like this. Think it's possible to find such a custom look in a lease in the Los Angeles area?
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:04 PM   #11
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You are asking a question only you can answer.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:23 PM   #12
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Don't get a Rubicon. Whatever wrangler you get mileage with 35s isn't gonna be good. Expect 15mpg or less. But top down and doors off is a blast . Buy what you want and enjoy it
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:15 PM   #13
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You'll like to look at it and that's about it.

It'll be noticeably slower with the lift/bigger tires, unless you regear. You'll find that it rides rough, the hard top has a tendency to leak, MPG will be less then 15 and you'll have wind noise at anything over 50mph (especially with any off road tires).

There are so many better choices then a Wrangler for city driving. Gas being $4 a gallon and rising in socal will hurt when you fill up every 3-4 days. You'll have around 17.5 gallons to fill when the low gas light comes on. At $4 a gallon, thats $70 each fill up.

After you consider all the shortcomings a jeep has and you still want one then by all means get it. Always nice to add onto the Jeep family.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:23 PM   #14
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I drive my Rubicon in the city everyday, it's a great city vehicle. Eats up the potholes and it's not hard to park. I only off-road with it occasionally. Are there better SUVs for daily driving? Sure. But none that are as cool and fun as a Jeep. Buy what you want and enjoy the hell out of it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #15
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Not sure about leasing but I bet in LA anything is possible lol! If you want the look, I say go for it. Even "posers" are members of the family and support the brand, nothing wrong with that. But it won't drive like a luxury sedan, will suck gas, has a pretty poor sound system and even suckier headlights. If you are cool with that welcome aboard!
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:42 PM   #16
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Haven't completed everything to go off road. And really waiting for the summer when I'm not working all the time Keep in mind the mpgs sucked to begin. Then I added a 90lb front bumper and heavier 35x12.5 wheels, and the mpgs sucked some more. Can you do it? Sure!

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Old 01-21-2014, 01:47 PM   #17
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In a lease vehicle? No - not unless you plan to hide it from the dealership and return it back to stock before turning it in
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:50 PM   #18
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Get one,, have fun...just don't come back here complaining your MPG sux, it rides ruff, the top leaks, it's noisy, ect.
Know what you bought and expect it to perform like a Jeep
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Is this thread still going the OP never came back to it and it was their first post
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:37 PM   #20
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Is this thread still going the OP never came back to it and it was their first post
Those are usually the "it suddenly accelerated and crashed into stuff" or "it spontaneously combusted and burned to the ground" folks. Maybe the OP hasn't found their way back, is busy, or just decided it wasn't for them and they weren't going to walk into a hornets nest of Wrangler fans and say "Oh right it sucks. Going with a Jag instead." Many possibilities.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #21
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Those are usually the "it suddenly accelerated and crashed into stuff" or "it spontaneously combusted and burned to the ground" folks. Maybe the OP hasn't found their way back, is busy, or just decided it wasn't for them and they weren't going to walk into a hornets nest of Wrangler fans and say "Oh right it sucks. Going with a Jag instead." Many possibilities.
Lol... my thoughts exactly. Well said.
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:05 PM   #22
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Thank you for all the feedback! Test driving one in a couple weeks

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