Hey guys I'm new to the jeep thing but I drove my cousin's 06 Rubicon and love it and now I would like to get one, but first I have a few questions.
1) What kind of MPG's can I expect from a stock rubicon with a manual transmission?
2) What is the fifth gear ratio in a five speed and what is the sixth gear ratio in a six speed?
3) Off the topic of Rubicons, what factory axle ratios are available in other wranglers?
i think if you go hardcore offroading go with a ruby if not go with a sport or an x.. same engine and not much luxury in all of them.. I just picked up an x, with all the options.. but options are bare minimal.. I get 15mpg average.
from what I have gathered the rubi comes with bigger axels and wheels with track loc and abs.. correct me if I am wrong..
I have an 06 X and I love it. Wheels with the best of them! The Rubicon comes stock w/ lockers, 4.11 gears inside Dana 44 front and rear, rolling on 31s. The X and sports come w/ d30 front d35 rear or d44. Same engine throughout. I would have gotten the Rubi but I figured if I break my axles I'll upgrade then. I always upgrade when I break stuff.
I meant lower Said it the wrong way, but what I said is still true. Stock Rubis are geared just a tad low, but its good if you plan on adding 33s or 35s, maybe 37s but thats a stretch. Ive heard the 411s arent bad on 31s with the auto.
Take a gander at rubiconownersforum for more specific Rubi info, or feel free to pm those of us with Rubis.