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Old 03-29-2012, 09:57 AM   #31
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.... with the Sahara you get those 18" wheels which most people get rid of immdiately....
What don't people like about the rims? Is it the fact they are 18"?

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:00 AM   #32
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Ummmm... some folks that are SERIOUS off roaders choose the Sport... to build up EXACTLY as they need it. So - just sayin.... serious offroad doesn't necessarily equate to *choose the Rubicon over the Sport*... so many ways to skin the cat...
This is true but the kind of people who do this just to build a hardcore offroader dont have to ask the question of witch jeep to get. Becouse they plan on swaping axels tcases and sometimes motors and tranys from the start. No one builds a hardcore jeep around a dana 30 front axel.. Most dont even do it with dana 44's.
I say you have to figure out if your going to ever lift it later on. If you plan on lifting it and puting some 35's on it and babying it off road a d30 is fine. But If you think that maby one day you will want to run anything over 35's or just 35's and be rough with it a rubi is probly your best bet manly becouse of the d44 front.
Of corse there are lots of rigs with d30's and 35's doing some bad ass stuff but they are still more prone to breakage.

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #33
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That's a good point it also depends on where you live. Around where I live there is tons of steep hills/descents so the 4:1 would help.

If you live in Florida or something you could get by with any Jeep since it's flat as pancake
I live in Canada, and it would be for some trails not so much hills and such. Maybe some mudding.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #34
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I live in Canada, and it would be for some trails not so much hills and such. Maybe some mudding.
Can you provide some examples/pictures of trails you are thinking of going on?

If you aren't going to be doing like rocky, hills, and harder off-road trails the Sahara might be a better fit
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #35
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Can you provide some examples/pictures of trails you are thinking of going on?

If you aren't going to be doing like rocky, hills, and harder off-road trails the Sahara might be a better fit
Some of these trails
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trail...wheel-driving/

Some trails like this
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 AM   #36
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Buy the Sahara! Oops, I mean the Sharia. Or for the trails above, a KIA RIO.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #37
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I'm not an off-road expert but looking at the pictures you will be fine with a Sahara
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #38
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My 1999 Honda Civic could handle those trails
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #39
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What don't people like about the rims? Is it the fact they are 18"?
Yes

Look for tires that fit 18" wheels and you will see. Very limited and VERY expensive

Anythign over 17" just looks too big on a Jeep IMO
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I can't wait to do this one

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Some of these trails
Four Wheel Driving | Ontario Trails Council

Some trails like this
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yes, sahara will be OWNING those trails.

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:45 AM   #42
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My 1999 Honda Civic could handle those trails
Hey! Don't hate. I live in a pretty flat area

Those are just the public trails but there's trails in my area which has rocks on the trails. Kinda like this

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And there's some beach/ sand areas.
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That's a Jeep stock photo. Either way I think you will be fine with any Jeep. If you want more "gadgets" then you should get the Sahara
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I can't wait to do this one

TrailDamage.com - Black Bear Pass
That looks sick, I wish I could afford to go down to Colorado.

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Yes

Look for tires that fit 18" wheels and you will see. Very limited and VERY expensive

Anythign over 17" just looks too big on a Jeep IMO
I see what you mean now, are they good rims to keep as back ups? Or am I better off just buying the Rubi rims from the dealer?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:52 AM   #45
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I think we can all agree that Sharia deserves one more look...

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Old 03-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #46
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That's a Jeep stock photo. Either way I think you will be fine with any Jeep. If you want more "gadgets" then you should get the Sahara
I know it's a stock photo but it was the only photo that looked like what i could be driving on
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Go Sahara. the sway bar diconnect on the Rubi has had nothing but problems. If your planning on doing any sort of serious wheeling you want to upgrade you front axle anyway, both the d30 and 44 use the same diameter and thickness axle tubes. The money you save buying the Sahara you can get lockers and a Dynatrack D44.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #48
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Hey! Don't hate. I live in a pretty flat area

Those are just the public trails but there's trails in my area which has rocks on the trails. Kinda like this

And there's some beach/ sand areas.
Hey, you wanna see flat come down to my area

"Public trails" Unfortunately here is Maryland we have no concept of a "public trail". These are only figments of our imagination

But hey, get whichever model you like the best. All will be more than adequate for your needs. ALL wranglers can blow away another other stock vehicle out there. You can't go wrong! Good luck!
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I'm kinda sold on the Sahara and get some rims like the pro comp 7032 (http://www.procompusa.com/productlis...id=100073&pg=2).

Does any one know of any good aftermarket rims other then those ones?
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I'm kinda sold on the Sahara and get some rims like the pro comp 7032 (PXA 7032 - Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Series 7032 Wheels - PXA7032).

Does any one know of any good aftermarket rims other then those ones?
get the sahara already, do it!!

and wheels are personal preference. I have the pro-comp 7031's because I love the chrome bolts around the wheel, they were in my price range, and I wanted 16". go with a 15" or 16" wheel for sure though because tires are cheaper not to mention the wheels themselves are cheaper. plus when you go off road you have more tire contact rather than wheel contact so it protects the rims
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:38 AM   #51
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Go Sahara. the sway bar diconnect on the Rubi has had nothing but problems. If your planning on doing any sort of serious wheeling you want to upgrade you front axle anyway, both the d30 and 44 use the same diameter and thickness axle tubes. The money you save buying the Sahara you can get lockers and a Dynatrack D44.
Really....the disconnects have issues? This is the first time I'm hearing any. Is it justyour jeep? Or is it fact?
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Really....the disconnects have issues? This is the first time I'm hearing any. Is it justyour jeep? Or is it fact?

If you have internet access Google it. I would do it for you but that would take all of the fun out of it.
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:57 AM   #53
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I don't see enough activity to call it anything remotely close to "nothing but problems".
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get the sahara already, do it!!

and wheels are personal preference. I have the pro-comp 7031's because I love the chrome bolts around the wheel, they were in my price range, and I wanted 16". go with a 15" or 16" wheel for sure though because tires are cheaper not to mention the wheels themselves are cheaper. plus when you go off road you have more tire contact rather than wheel contact so it protects the rims
How come you would go for 15 or 16's. Are they like a lot cheaper?

And do you know if the stock rims/tyres would be good for winter driving? I want to have like a spring/summer set and a winter set. Or is that me being stupid.

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