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Old 07-19-2014, 03:15 AM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a 2014 wrangler unlimited rubicon x. Anybody got one? Is it a worth the money?

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Old 07-19-2014, 06:33 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of buying a 2014 wrangler unlimited rubicon x. Anybody got one? Is it a worth the money?
If you want the bumpers and wheels then yes

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Old 07-19-2014, 06:36 AM   #3
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I love the extras my Rubi came with. None of the dealers I visited had the X version so I don't know if it's worth it.
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It was the only vehicle I ever saw that basically spoke to me, other than my 2004 GTO, it just fits what I wanted/needed perfectly. Some vehicles just seem like they were made for me, like someone was reading my mind, this is one of them
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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I have a rubicon x and love everything about it.
I have zero complaints with mine.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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I don't have an X, so I can't help, but I did want to say
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I'm thinking of buying a 2014 wrangler unlimited rubicon x. Anybody got one? Is it a worth the money?
Welcome to the forums. If you can afford one, then get one or order the 2015 Hard Rock edition which is the same as the X.
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The things you get on the X that you don't get on a standard Rubicon:

Bumpers - I like the front one especially since the end caps come off to make it a stubby and it can hold a winch. I use both options.

Hood - I like it much more than a standard hood. This is my favorite difference.

Rock rails - they have a tube that sticks out from them. It can be used as a step, but be careful because it doesn't stick out quite far enough.

Warn off road bag - Not sure if these still come with the X or not. Comes with a Warn tow strap, gloves for winching, 2 clevis, and a Warn bag to carry it in.

Before I ordered mine, I built a regular Rubicon and an X on the website with all the options that I wanted. I don't remember the exact price difference, but I do remember that the difference in price was not enough to take that difference and buy new bumpers, hood, and rock rails to put on a standard Rubicon. Plus, I like the red accenting in the hood decal and tow hooks.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:53 AM   #9
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RubiX all the way... I also did the math between the standard Rubicon and the X and the X won. Love it and have no regrets.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:01 PM   #10
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Thanks guys! I was wondering. BDS 3" lift or Rubicon Express 3.5". When tax return time comes around it's gonna happen!
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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And will the stock rims work with 35 x12.50s?
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Have you considered all the other things you'll have to do, going with a 3" lift, like new driveshaft, axle sleeves and gussets, etc.? That's why most of us stay with 2.5".

Since you're new, I thought you might want to check out this thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/li...jk-298665.html

Lots of great information there.

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Old 07-19-2014, 07:50 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. I guess with a 2.5" I'm limited to 315/75's
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Thanks for the info. I guess with a 2.5" I'm limited to 315/75's
If you want to flex without rubbing. You might get 37's under a 2.5 inch lift with flat fender but then you're treading on that same territory as a high lift. Gussets, axles sleeves, ball joints, etc.

Do what you want to do. If you have the desire and the funds, go for a 3.5 and 37's. Just understand the trade offs. And consider going with a better brand for the lift if you do it. I think Rock Krawler and Metal Cloak are among the fav taller lifts around here.

I don't have an X but I do have a Rubicon. Love it. The lockers, disconnect system, 4:1 transfer case and D44 front axles are totally worth the money. You'd spend over twice as much putting swapping that stuff in as you would just upgrading from a similarly equipped Sport. The X is mostly cosmetic and luxury items but if you like it, buy one. If you think it's worth it, it's worth it.
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A 3" lift will work fine without gussets and sleeves as long as you stick with 35s. A lot of people I read about that go with a 2.5" lift still go with 35" tires. I think most who sleeve and gusset are those on 37s.

The stock rims are 17x7.5, which is half an inch off the 8" wide rim that most 12.5" tire calls for. But, I have seen many people mount 35 x 12.5 tires on the stock wheels. You may just need to shop around for a tire shop that will actually do it. You will want/need wheels spacers to avoid rubbing, but that's not a big deal. I know some hate the idea of wheel spacers, but I have had a good experience with them (1.5") for over 11,000 miles now.
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Upper gussets are always a good idea if you wheel. Good time to replace the ball joints too.
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Old 07-19-2014, 08:59 PM   #17
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Well the verdict is in. Rubicon express 2.5 inch lift with mono shocks and 35 x12.50 BFG MTRs and a warn 9.5 cti power plant for a winch. Oh yeah and brake line relocation brackets for the rear. That should leave me pretty well set up. Let me know if that's a good idea
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Well the verdict is in. Rubicon express 2.5 inch lift with mono shocks and 35 x12.50 BFG MTRs and a warn 9.5 cti power plant for a winch. Oh yeah and brake line relocation brackets for the rear. That should leave me pretty well set up. Let me know if that's a good idea

The basic 2.5" kit ?

I rec a Front track bar if not included. Also look into the grade 8 bolt kit. $40 highly recommended.
http://northridge4x4.com/shop/nr4x4-...k-hardware-kit

You might some sort of caster correction like front lower control arms or drop brackets.
This will help with flighty/loose steering
Jeep Jk, Caster and lifting.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:34 PM   #19
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I just ordered a 2015 hard rock edition! Anyone else get one in yet?

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