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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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Whats the most capable wrangler?

Ok my question is what the most capable Jeep wrangler STOCK!!! No mods or upgrades. Willys to Jk's which one is more capable and why? Please explain and try to keep egos aside. Thanks

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The differences in Jeeps and what they are used for make it impossible to answer this correction correctly IMO....a JKU would be better for a road trip with a hardtop cross country while an LJ Rubi might be better on Rocks...and a plain TJ with 3.73's might have an advantage on a tight twisty trail...where you would constantly have an issue with a longer wheelbase vehicle.....bottom line IMO there is no "BEST" they are all Jeeps and can be built the way you want for what you do...fortunately they are all very good, "Right Out Of The BOX"!!

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JK Rubicon for smaller trails, JKU Rubicon for more climbing oriented trails.

I suppose that, technically, you could get more specific and go with the upcoming 10th Anniversay Rubicon in particular, as it comes with some additional upgrades over and above the typical Rubicon--real steel bumpers and higher ride height, for example.

All ego aside, Jeep has not made the Wrangler LESS capable as time goes on.

In their stock forms, skid plates, bigger tires, more power, more articulation, and front and rear brake locking differentials when not fully locked are all going to separate the JK and JKU Rubicons from the TJ/LJ Rubicons.

(That said, I still want a LJ Rubicon very, very badly. )
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JK Rubicon for smaller trails, JKU Rubicon for more climbing oriented trails.

I suppose that, technically, you could get more specific and go with the upcoming 10th Anniversay Rubicon in particular, as it comes with some additional upgrades over and above the typical Rubicon--real steel bumpers and higher ride height, for example.

All ego aside, Jeep has not made the Wrangler LESS capable as time goes on.

In their stock forms, skid plates, bigger tires, more power, more articulation, and front and rear brake locking differentials when not fully locked are all going to separate the JK and JKU Rubicons from the TJ/LJ Rubicons.

(That said, I still want a LJ Rubicon very, very badly. )
I just looked up the Lj rubicon, they look nice. What year are they?
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I just looked up the Lj rubicon, they look nice. What year are they?
Indeed they are. I believe Jeep released the TJ Unlimited (commonly known as the "LJ") in 2004, and offered it in both Sport and Rubicon trims in 2005 and 2006. The JK and JK Unlimited were released in 2007.
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My wife's JK is as capable as anything I've ever driven, probably more so but I'm not ready to bang it up too bad so I baby it. My JKU got lift, tires, driveshafts, etc before I ever took it off road so I really don't know how it would do stock. Given the choice between the cj I learned to drive on and a jk, I'd pick the jk as more capable.
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IMO the willys era jeeps. i have a 48 cj2a. they were designed to litteraly go anywhere and overanything. sure they cant go fast but they can go anywhere. sand, water, land rocks, etc. that and they also helped to win the war.

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