This December I will finally be graduating college. Right now I have an internship and have been offered a full time position as a Software Engineer when I graduate.
That being said... My plan is to pay off what I owe on My 02 Sport next spring and get a civic or jetta for daily driving and build my wrangler into what I really want it to be. Here is what I want.
Rock crawling bumpers
Warn powerplant winch
I have a dana 44 in the rear, should I get another in the front?
Would it be better to just sell my sport and buy a rubicon?
I really like my wrangler alot, there is nothing wrong with it and it only has 70k miles. The only reason I ask if I should buy a rubicon is because of the lockers and the gearing. I don't know if I should get my Jeep geared lower. If I end up keeping my Jeep I'll probably buy the bumpers and a viking top this summer. I really would like to keep my Jeep and build it myself. Its something I would like to hold onto. What do you guys think? Is it worth it to add this stuff to my sport or just go for the Rubi?
He already has a Dana 44 in the rear. A front Dana 44 like from a Rubicon can withstand nothing more than his present Dana 30 can since only its center pumpkin/R&P & inner axle shafts are Dana 44... the rest of it is pure Dana 30.
Remember that having a different opinion doesn't also require one to be a jerk when expressing it.
Not that much difference between the Sport & the Rubi: disc brakes, crawling gears, & front axle... oh yeah, that sticker on the front too! Like others said, it's gonna be cheaper to build / mod your current ride than it is to get a Rubi. Even if you get the Rubi, it sounds like you'll just end up modding the it too.
Keep it. Think of it this way the older a jeep gets the more its worth in a true jeepers eyes. I have a 98 sport(my frirst wrangler, but not my first jeep) and plan on keeping it and building it my self. I think you have more pride if you do it yourself and if (ex. me) its your first jeep or whatever, ya know. Ya a rubi is all cool and bad ass but you did build it that way some guys on an assembly line did.