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Old 05-13-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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trying to pick right jeep

im trying to decide which which model with which options. i need a four door it will be a daily driver and i will be doing some towing. what to you guys think sport or rubi, factory tow package, what is trailer sway control and how does it work any info would be appreciated thanks

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Old 05-13-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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well if money is not an issue, a rubi with aftermarket wrapped all around would be nice...

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Old 05-13-2011, 10:03 PM   #3
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It's all going to depend on what you want to do with it, trail riding, rock crawling etc. If you will be keeping it stock and on road, you might want to stay witht he Sport or even a Sahara, if you will be doing off roading, may want the added extras of the Rubicon. Mine came with the factory tow package, not sure about the trailer sway control. Thnk about the creature comforts as well, do you want a/c, Navi, heated sets etc? Only you can decide which will be best for you, everyone, including me, wil say that the options they have are the best ones and only way to go. Just think about what you want short and long term and go from there. Be sure to post pics when you get your Jeep!!
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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ill be taking some trails and logging roads to get to hunting spots towing a 17' boat from time to time and running back and forth to work
about 7 miles each way every day.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:24 PM   #5
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i have to unload my f-350 diesel before i get a jeep though. it s like a pig in the mud loves to get in the mud but hard to get out
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Just grab a sport. For your purposes, the Rubicon is overkill.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:10 AM   #7
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Are you thinking AT or Manual tranny? If the latter, be sure to get the towing package because it gives you 3.73 axle gears. The AT gives you 3.73 gears with or without the towing package so it isn't so critical to get it from the factory.

If I were in your shoes, I'd lean away from the Rubicon. You'll pay $5000 for parts that you'll rarely use.

I believe the trailer sway control uses smart control of the brakes to counteract trailer sway. Not sure though.

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Are you thinking AT or Manual tranny? If the latter, be sure to get the towing package because it gives you 3.73 axle gears. The AT gives you 3.73 gears with or without the towing package so it isn't so critical to get it from the factory.

If I were in your shoes, I'd lean away from the Rubicon. You'll pay $5000 for parts that you'll rarely use.

I believe the trailer sway control uses smart control of the brakes to counteract trailer sway. Not sure though.

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The auto tranny comes with 3:73 gears cause it needs them... You'd still need higher gears with the auto to tow effectively
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Go Rubicon! It's worth every penny. Talk to the sales manager and ask which one has been on the lot the longest and go from there.
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The auto tranny comes with 3:73 gears cause it needs them... You'd still need higher gears with the auto to tow effectively
No doubt but getting the factory tow package won't give you lower gears with the AT, only with the manual. If you want lower gears with the AT you have to go with the Rubicon.

My JKU is manual with 3.73 gears (factory hitch) and it is NOT geared down too much. It is OK by itself but if I were doing much towing I'd want 4.10's. Maybe with shopping cart tires the 3.73 would be OK but not with the 32" rubber I have on it.

Of course, when towing, I could just stay out of 6th gear ...

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No doubt but getting the factory tow package won't give you lower gears with the AT, only with the manual. If you want lower gears with the AT you have to go with the Rubicon.

My JKU is manual with 3.73 gears (factory hitch) and it is NOT geared down too much. It is OK by itself but if I were doing much towing I'd want 4.10's. Maybe with shopping cart tires the 3.73 would be OK but not with the 32" rubber I have on it.

Of course, when towing, I could just stay out of 6th gear ...

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6th is an overdrive gear that you shouldn't need while towing anyway... I'd really like to test drive an auto rubi jku

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