OK- 2012 Rubi Unlimited? Opinions please - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-06-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
OK- 2012 Rubi Unlimited? Opinions please

Hey everyone- my husband and I went to look at the 2012 Rubi's yesterday. I actually prefer the 2-door, but hubby wants the Unlimited. Once I saw the tiny size of the 2-door storage area (rear seats in place), I am slowly coming to the realization that we may have to go with the Unlimited. Looking at an automatic, in the Dark Red, Silver, or White. (Some of the colors that look cool in the 2-door, look awful in the Unlimited.) (By the way, the leather-trimmed seats look REALLY great.)

Q about the 3.73 rear differential that comes with the Auto- (I guess you can't get the 4.10 with the Auto in the Unlimited)- how does that affect the offroad capability? We live in Colorado and anticipate going on some the the forest roads (gravel or dirt, rutted), but not for hardcore boulder climbing, so was wondering what affect (if any) the 3.73 will have for that. We are definately set on the Rubicon and not the Sahara.

We have read that the stock headlights are awful- what replacements are recommended?

We are planning on getting the ACE rock sliders added- (I am "vertically challenged"--i.e., short).

Any other things we should be considering.

This will be our first Jeep and we are REALLY looking forward to it.

Thanks everyone!

Kathy G (aka ArmyKathy)
Aurora, Colorado

ArmyKathy is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19
Kathy, just picked up a Unlimited Rubicon from Colorado Jeep in Aurora last Monday. I am in the same boat in terms of use. My thoughts on the 3.73 is the mileage should be better and I won't miss the trade off on rock crawling. I use the auto shifter a lot to slow down sometimes. I am looking at the ACE sliders as well and a headlight mod. I don;t have much advice based on use but have been very happy so far. Very useful in the snow last week.

MisterScott is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
2012-Rubicon's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 1,891
I love my unimited Rubicon with 4.10s with ace sliders.......I say you pull the trigger!

The 4.10s are an option with the auto. I have them.
2012-Rubicon is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 10:34 AM   #4

WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
kjeeper10's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 44,336
Wow. Lol usually it's the other way around.
I have a 2 door and compared to my Tj -- there's more room, especially with the seat
out. I don't have tots so don't need the extra room.
4.10's belong in a rubi especially the 4 door IMO
37x12.5x17 MTR's - Rock Krawler 3.5"
Coils - custom length X-Factor arms - Synergy steering -Rancho 5000X shocks - Adams front driveshaft.

My 2007 2 Door Build

General lift discussion thread. Have a question, need help, issues, selecting a kit, ask here

Click HERE to become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
kjeeper10 is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 10:37 AM   #5

WF Supporting Member
kbwwolf's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 12,286
Get the 4.10 gears. It's a $50 option (IIRC) on the auto Rubi, but would cost +/– $1500 as an aftermarket item. If you ever decide to get bigger tires and a lift you'll be glad for them

ACE rock rails, well, rock. Although, if you're getting them more to ease climbing into the Jeep – rather than as protection for hard wheeling – there are a lot of step options out there.

The headlights DO suck. The guy you want to talk to about replacements is named Hilldweller. I would PM him for suggestions. He's pretty much the Dalai Lama of lights.

A lot of folks on the forum go with Rallylights (Hella) as replacements. Here's a link to a recent headlight thread:

jk headlights

Good luck!

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."
—John Lubbock
kbwwolf is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Eastern Iowa
Posts: 975
A gear recommendation hinges on what tires you are going to use. If you are staying with the stock size the 3.73s are fine. If you are thinking of ever increasing the tire size go with the 4.10s.
Silverton34 is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #7
TXJKU-Rubi's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Friendswood, TX
Posts: 155
I have the ACE sliders, 4.10 and an auto 2012 Rubi. I'm still using my stock 32's but I'm not concerned if I decide to go bigger if I need to, so far, she's been unstoppable.

Works great and wouldn't change it. Hilldweller is the guru. I just swapped my stock bulbs and went with his suggestions.

Couldn't be happier!
TXJKU-Rubi is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 03:28 PM   #8
..shall not be infringed!

WF Supporting Member
Up Hill Bill's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Up the hill, CA Northcoast
Posts: 4,666
Originally Posted by Silverton34 View Post
A gear recommendation hinges on what tires you are going to use. If you are staying with the stock size the 3.73s are fine. If you are thinking of ever increasing the tire size go with the 4.10s.
^^^ this!

With the 2012 auto tranny:
3.73 is perfect with stock 32" or 33" tires.
4.10 is perfect for larger - up to 35" tires.
2012 JKU Rubicon
Sahara Tan

Up Hill Bill
Up Hill Bill is offline   Quote
Old 11-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #9
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks everyone- think we've decided on the Rubi Unlimited- will get the 3.73 if they have it but the 4.10 would be fine too. Found a dealer that has three in inventory with our color/options combo (including springing for the leather), and accepts USAA pricing. Going to pull the trigger tomorrow, after work (if I can concentrate).

Thanks again- will be upgrading the headlights and getting the ACE rock sliders shortly.

Kathy G

ArmyKathy is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Rubi - Manual or Auto? rcase13 JK General Discussion Forum 103 04-12-2012 05:24 PM
2012 rubi... Auto tranny, to get 3.73 or 4.10??? Pomz623 JK General Discussion Forum 84 10-14-2011 12:27 AM
FNG with 2012 Unlimited 2012Cosmos WF New Member Check In 6 09-09-2011 07:41 PM
New to forum-ordered 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and still waiting dabler37 WF New Member Check In 6 09-09-2011 09:09 AM
Early Planning Stages for a 2012 Rubicon JK Unlimited Jurisimprudence JK General Discussion Forum 2 06-27-2011 12:14 AM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:09 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC