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Old 03-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Make me feel good thread....Sahara offroad videos

Guys, lately, for some strange reason, I've had regrets not ordering the rubi. I don't need anything it offers, just the stupid "better have it and not need it" mantra is making me pout. I need cheering up from fellow jeepers. Can anyone post pics or videos of their Saharas doing crazy crap, ie snow, mud, water, rocks, etc???

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yo, I don't have any of that, but I have a sport, bare bone version and I can't be happier! it's my jeep and I'm making it the way I want it...I love my jeep!! I love all jeeps! just gotta have a blast with what you have.

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yo, I don't have any of that, but I have a sport, bare bone version and I can't be happier! it's my jeep and I'm making it the way I want it...I love my jeep!! I love all jeeps! just gotta have a blast with what you have.
I know I know, but it seems like I am kicking myself that I didn't spend an extra few bucks to get the Rubi. Don't know why. Male PMS maybe?
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I've had a Rubi and I rarely locked the lockers and the only time I disconnected my sway bars was to show somebody. I got a Sahara this time and don't regret it at all. Don't worry about the next big thing, have fun with what you got...
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I feel you. I am fine, but I understand, I only had regret with cars though. Why didn't I get the AWD vs Fulltime AWD, or blah blah.

The Wranglers do have the extremes. I am really happy with my sport, but I think if I had gotten the inbetween Sahara, with some un-necessities, I may be unhappy. Considering you pay quite a bit more for a Sahara, then even more for the Rubicon, then even more for the Arctic and COD.

So I really understand, I am a $ minded person, so it was a sport for me all the way.

You should have got a Rubi, if you got a Sahara IMO.
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Naw, Rubi was more and I don't use those features like I would have 10 years ago. The Sahara is just fine for me...
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I feel you. I am fine, but I understand, I only had regret with cars though. Why didn't I get the AWD vs Fulltime AWD, or blah blah.

The Wranglers do have the extremes. I am really happy with my sport, but I think if I had gotten the inbetween Sahara, with some un-necessities, I may be unhappy. Considering you pay quite a bit more for a Sahara, then even more for the Rubicon, then even more for the Arctic and COD.

So I really understand, I am a $ minded person, so it was a sport for me all the way.

You should have got a Rubi, if you got a Sahara IMO.
I got a Sahara because everything I wanted (leather, infinity, etc etc) was either Sahara only, or made no sense putting it all into a sport, since it would come out to the Sahara. The rubi, comes with stuff I will PROBABLY never use. The only thing I can think of I would do that may require lockers is trying to drive to work with 30" of snow on the ground, like we got in 2010, but at that time, I had my AWD CRV with snow tires, and it made it without a hitch. I guess it's all those rubi vs sahara threads that got my hamsters spinning.
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Have never regreted getting the Rubi. To each their own. Any Wrangler is an awesome ride.
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True story

This woman parked beside me today at Home Depot. Says she wants a rubicon in the worst way.
I asked her why "I love the look" well
I said "the look" can be replicated with tires and the rock rails. And everything else is the same looks wise. She had no clue what lockers or sway disco's were, just liked the look.

Anyways-told here she should look into a Sport or Sahara. Save some money and then-be on the look out for Rubi takeoffs

I am glad my 07 was pre-owned by one of these
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I got a Sahara because everything I wanted (leather, infinity, etc etc) was either Sahara only, or made no sense putting it all into a sport, since it would come out to the Sahara. The rubi, comes with stuff I will PROBABLY never use. The only thing I can think of I would do that may require lockers is trying to drive to work with 30" of snow on the ground, like we got in 2010, but at that time, I had my AWD CRV with snow tires, and it made it without a hitch. I guess it's all those rubi vs sahara threads that got my hamsters spinning.
You are perfectly fine. You have a very nice Jeep. Stay away from forum for a few days is my suggestion, LoL. There will always be something better.
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You are perfectly fine. You have a very nice Jeep. Stay away from forum for a few days is my suggestion, LoL. There will always be something better.
Try telling a crack addict to "lay off the pipe for a little while." I can't stay away from WF. You'd have to pry it out from my cold dead hands.
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True story

This woman parked beside me today at Home Depot. Says she wants a rubicon in the worst way.
I asked her why "I love the look" well
I said "the look" can be replicated with tires and the rock rails. And everything else is the same looks wise. She had no clue what lockers or sway disco's were, just liked the look.

Anyways-told here she should look into a Sport or Sahara. Save some money and then-be on the look out for Rubi takeoffs

I am glad my 07 was pre-owned by one of these
Is that your secret way of calling me a mall crawling soccer mom?
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Is that your secret way of calling me a mall crawling soccer mom?
You got to watch Kjeeper10, he will sneek one in on ya every once in a while.....
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You got to watch Kjeeper10, he will sneek one in on ya every once in a while.....
Just get one of these
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I haven't found anything yet that *I* wanted to tackle that my Sahara couldn't handily conquer. It's FAR more capable than I am.

My only regret is having to manually disconnect the swaybar. Even with quick-disconnects it's a bit of a hassle, at least moreso than pushing the magic button on a Rubicon.
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I haven't found anything yet that *I* wanted to tackle that my Sahara couldn't handily conquer. It's FAR more capable than I am.

My only regret is having to manually disconnect the swaybar. Even with quick-disconnects it's a bit of a hassle, at least moreso than pushing the magic button on a Rubicon.
Can those be optioned on a Sahara. I know a sport can.

Pricey after the fact I'm sure
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Can those be optioned on a Sahara. I know a sport can.

Pricey after the fact I'm sure
Electric disco's can't be optioned on either.
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See what I'm talking about. BAM!!!! I've been got.....
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I am admittedly still new to this whole Jeep world, and I bought a Sahara just a few weeks ago. I really wanted a Rubi, but coming from a luxury car to a Wrangler, the Sahara just felt more like something I would enjoy driving every day. Ironically, at the time I thought to myself that I would *never* use a Rubicon for what it was intended, and that money would be better spent on options for my DD (btw, I didn't save any money choosing the Sahara over the Rubi, that baby is loaded!)

SO... all of that to say that last week I went out for my first time with a bunch of amazing people from this forum. They were so cool, and informative, and really taught me a lot. The hilarity was hearing them over and over again gasp and just in awe of the capabilities of my stock Sahara. Now mind you, it is a 2012, so that has some distinct advantages, but still it is a widly capable machine.

I went out with the same crew just today, 13 Wranglers ranging from bone-stock 2012 sports all the way to professional grade, fully modded JK's with 6" lifts and 37" tires... we had a BLAST. I also was able to do whatever they did. The chrome side-steps took a few dents, but I kind of like adding a little character to the beast.

It should also be said that I am dying to get new wheels and tires, and stare at lift options nearly daily... but it will be a while. I emptied my pockets to buy this sucker, so I intend to get every last bit of joy out of her, even stock.

By the way, I cannot believe the insanity that i am able to accomplish... it blows my mind. Would a Rubi have gotten me any more? Yeah, maybe... but I'm having fun anyway, and I am committed to my Sahara for the long haul (the contract and bank demand it... lol)

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A 2012 Sahara comes stock with better axles, larger tires, and better drive train than a stock 1997 to 2006 TJ Sahara. It comes with larger tires than a TJ Rubicon.
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This is my second Rubi. Just remember don't compare your insides with other people's outsides. All jeeps rock.

Also. Lockers and 4:1 low definitely have there place. But just realize sometimes having lockers just get you to a place where only a tractor or equally locked vehicle can get you out. I know needed a vehicle with a winch to keep me from going over the soft ravine today.

like the one post said. Get out and wheel with other jeeps. You can't think yourself into appreciating what you have. You have to Offroad you jeep and then you will appreciate what you have and your thinking will follow. Then you will realize that the sahara and you were meant to be.

Jeeping Takes some time to learn what you can and cannot do. Then just like a boy scout you always go prepared and build confidence as you go. Eventually you will find a group of jeepers that all have about the same skill level and modded jeeps. Then you can go out with more skilled jeepers whom you watch and then coach/mentor you to achieve the level with which you are capable and comfortable with.

Every jeep has a personality. did you name your sahara? If not find out what your jeeps name is and get to know your jeep better. Treat your jeep right and it/he/she will never let you down. Maybe anger you but will not let you down. My old cj-5 required a tool box including a kitchen sink and man it was a lot off work but I can honestly say she never left me stranded. Late. But not stranded.
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Thanks guys, I feel better. Going to wash and wash my Sahara in the morning, the pop over to my local starbucks wearing $400 flip flops and my pink popped collar polo, and enjoy a nice soy, no fat, peruvian blend chai latte, while typing a biography on my macbook, looking important, wearing extra thick framed plastic mahogany colored glasses and pointing my nose up at the world.
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This is my second Rubi. Just remember don't compare your insides with other people's outsides. All jeeps rock.

Also. Lockers and 4:1 low definitely have there place. But just realize sometimes having lockers just get you to a place where only a tractor or equally locked vehicle can get you out. I know needed a vehicle with a winch to keep me from going over the soft ravine today.

like the one post said. Get out and wheel with other jeeps. You can't think yourself into appreciating what you have. You have to Offroad you jeep and then you will appreciate what you have and your thinking will follow. Then you will realize that the sahara and you were meant to be.

Jeeping Takes some time to learn what you can and cannot do. Then just like a boy scout you always go prepared and build confidence as you go. Eventually you will find a group of jeepers that all have about the same skill level and modded jeeps. Then you can go out with more skilled jeepers whom you watch and then coach/mentor you to achieve the level with which you are capable and comfortable with.

Every jeep has a personality. did you name your sahara? If not find out what your jeeps name is and get to know your jeep better. Treat your jeep right and it/he/she will never let you down. Maybe anger you but will not let you down. My old cj-5 required a tool box including a kitchen sink and man it was a lot off work but I can honestly say she never left me stranded. Late. But not stranded.
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I love all jeeps! just gotta have a blast with what you have.

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