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Old 11-04-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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What to do???

OK so I thought I would through this out there.... I have an 03 Rubi which is perfect. Added a lift, bigger tires, internal roll cage, rear bumper with swing arm to support the heaver load and gas cans....etc. It has the straight 6. I think it is a 4.0? that being said.... Should I sell it and do the 4 door JK? I think it would be a more comfortable ride for my 2 small kids. I would still lift it and put the tires on probally 35's. But would probally not do the internal cage....what do you all think? I am concerned that the V6 may not have the power.......o ya, it would have to be the rubi model. I still want to be able to air down, disconnect and climb......Thanks for your feedback.

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Old 11-04-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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If it's going to be your daily driver with the family, then the 4-door would definitely be more comfortable.

As far as offroad capability, the 2-door would be able to squeeze through tight passeges better, but I've seen several cases where the longer wheelbase of the 4-door made it easier to climb over things.

If you ever plan on towing anything behind your Jeep, the 4-door is capable of towing a heavier load, due to its longer wheelbase.

And personally, while I think a stock 2-door looks better than a stock 4-door, I think a built up 4-door looks better than a built up 2-door. And although a 4-door would require a higher lift and/or bigger tires to achieve the same breakover angle as a 2-door, that just makes the 4-door look even better.

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Yes I agree the built up 4 door looks better. It will not be the daily drive.....just a toy.....but you never know....I also I hear that if you go over a 2 1/2 inch lift with 35's...in the JK that I would have to replace the entire drive shaft and flip over the steering box. It can start to get very expensive....... Well only time will tell....o ya and money....


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You said you have two small children. How small? Are their knees hitting the backs of the front seats? Are they sitting so close to each other as to be uncomfortable? Your current TJ sounds like it is already well built. Unless you are addicted to the build process, I would recommend sticking with your TJ.

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Old 11-07-2010, 12:13 AM   #5
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Since it is not your daily drive, I would stick with the TJ. I have a daughter and I agree the back seat is tight. Since it isn't my daily driver, I don't think it is a big deal for my daughter and she loves the TJ... My two cents...
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