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Old 09-27-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Stuck on whether i should buy an 2011 Rubi or Sport/X

I know the differences between the Sport/X and the Rubicon. My plan is to start out slow on the offroading but probably about the time i get it paid off 3-5 yrs. I want to start hitting it hard. Also this will be my DD

I am not very mechanically inclined but know simple stuff.

Am i better off buying a rubi and having the extra offroading stuff already there or just get an x.

TBO my fear is i am going to want to do something more advanced and be afraid that i can't do it an X. Plus resell/trade value later on.

I guess i am asking those who have traded up to the rubi was it worth vs X ppl that moded. please account for me paying someone to mod.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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Alot of people say get the x or sport or whatever and mod/build it as you go.
I say get the Rubicon and build that as you go. Its a no brainer, you already have D44 axles front and rear, better transfer case, and lockers front an rear. And believe it or not that retarted electric disconnecting sway bar works really damn good, lol.

The front axle, the better transfer case, and the lockers are all big $$ mods that the average person is not going to do to a newer vehicle, let alone a brand new one.

Get the Rubicon and wheel the crap out of it, and build it as you go.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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Go with the Rubi
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:45 PM   #5
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tks for the input
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
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I bought my first jeep this year and its a rubi . So if you can offord it go for it i love it
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Alot of people say get the x or sport or whatever and mod/build it as you go.
I say get the Rubicon and build that as you go. Its a no brainer, you already have D44 axles front and rear, better transfer case, and lockers front an rear. And believe it or not that retarted electric disconnecting sway bar works really damn good, lol.

The front axle, the better transfer case, and the lockers are all big $$ mods that the average person is not going to do to a newer vehicle, let alone a brand new one.

Get the Rubicon and wheel the crap out of it, and build it as you go.
That's 200% true, but I couldn't afford the Rubicon.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:11 PM   #8
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My first jeep in 07 was an x. I was planning on buying cheaper and adding what I wanted as i went. I have since traded for a rubicon. The one HUGE reason why is I'm a poor military man with a family so it's much easier to come up with a little extra on a jeep payment and have the rubicon goodies.

Alot of what's on the rubicon will Eventually be replaced, But at least I have something to hold me over and make me feel more comfortable and confident on the rocks, trails, and playin in the mud.
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thanks for the different perspectives, i decided on the rubi. Now in full negotiation mode. Hoping to get one on Thursday if they meet my demands
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:23 AM   #10
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I don't understand why everyone thinks a stock Sport or X is a wimp..... They are plenty capable for the things the average person will do with it. Granted, it's nice to have the lockers and electric discos, but your average Joe Blow isn't going to need them for some offroading adventures. The guy who's out wheeling every chance he gets, will find them useful sooner rather than later, but not everyone is that person.... JMHO....
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:40 AM   #11
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I found the x I had to be plenty capable, however it had gear ratio below 3.71 (3.21? Don't remember). tbh I couldn't pass up the deal in got on the rubi.
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Rubicon, no questions about it.
I got a Sahara and it does great on any terrain, but I do with I would've spent the extra money and gotten a Rubicon.
However, the new 2010 Sports are better then the 2009 in my opinion. The tires are larger on the 2010 model which makes it look a lot better.
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If you plan on heavy wheeling, then get the Rubicon. If not, get the Sport.

I went with a Sport as I don't do any off-roading for recreation. Only to get me to hunting spots and fishing holes.

I couldn't justify the 10K price difference, which leads me to the resale value thing that people talk about. If you paid more for your Jeep, wouldn't you expect it to sell for more when you resell it?
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That's 200% true, but I couldn't afford the Rubicon.
I could afford it, but I purposely avoided looking at one, because it was black, because it was a rubi, and because I'd have bought it...

got a sport cause rubi's don't come in RHD

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