hey all, need your help .. i got a 2013 jku sahara, i realy regret not getting the rubicon. but now i love my ride and dont want to change it, want to know wat mods should i do to be a better and more capable vehicle than a rubicon,, other than a rubicon decal :P i know that i should put a dana 44, change my ring and pinion, 17 rims and lose the side steps.. if u do have any suggestion please tell me i need all the help.. and is it possible to be better than a rubi or im dreaming ? thank you all
if you aren't getting stuck all the time when you are out with the Sahara don't waste your money one drivetrain upgrades--the Rubicon isn't gonna do a thing for you--it is when you get stuck all the time that I would worry about making some upgrades. Save the cash --get a good set of tires and you will be surprised how far it will take you. Be happy with what you got.
I'm not sure why you want a Wrangler more capable, than a Rubicon.
For that matter, the Sahara is very capable, right out of the factory.
But if you have the money, and really have your heart set on building your Sahara more capable than a stock Rubicon, then this is how you do it. There is a Member on this Forum, called (WatchThis). He has built a wrangler in my opinion, just second to none, in off road capability!
Just go to search, and look up one of his posts. He has a build Thread attached to his Posts. Just click on it and you will be amazed, at what you see.....
1974 CJ5, 2003 TJ, 2013 2 door Rubicon
I just finished paying off an 09 Sahara unlimited. Wife suggested I trade her in for a rubicon. We were gonna get a rubi in 09 but my better half doesnt and refuses to learn how to drive a stick shift. When i decided I did it for a couple of reasons. New engine, better gas mileage and a hard top I didn't have for my Sahara. Having driven both on and off road, for the type of off road driving I do the Sahara was more than capable. I think people get caught up on here on what their rig doesnt have. Now don't get me wrong. I love my rubicon. But a Sahara is a more than capable jeep.
What is it about your Sahara that disappoints you so much?
It sounds like the only regret is that the jeep in question doesn't have a vinyl decal on the hood that says rubicon. The rubicon has some cool upgrades but even a bone stock sport model is very capable off road. Any jeep can be "upgraded" to rubicon or beyond rubicon capabilities if you have the money and/or the know how. Unfortunately it seems many are buying Rubicons as a status symbol as opposed to actually using the extra capabilities for weekends of rock crawling or serious off road trailing. My advice is don't worry about the Jonses, enjoy your Sahara. It's just as much a jeep as a rubicon.
I am normally a guy who likes to buy the souped up model if I can. Hence my username.
But I just didn't see the point to the Rubi for me, and I bought a Willy's instead. I just cant see myself hitting a trail that this Jeep cant take, and if that does happen, I'll just put in a rear locker first and see if that makes it capable enough. But considering this is a DD, I don't think I will go insane offroad.