|03-08-2012 04:40 PM|
|pkmcd99||Pick the cheep 1 with lowest mileage and best color. No casting sand, and no ticking. And no leaks. And one that doesnt pop out of gear or make obsurd noises in gear. Lol.|
|03-08-2012 04:23 PM|
What was that "POINT" again?
My '08 JKUR /5200 lbs will avg over 17 mpg on the freeway--when I driveit on the freeway--so
What else wasit, it couldn't be lighting up the tires--my 1949 ford coupe-231 cu-in flathead did that-so what wasit ??
Will wonders never cease !
|03-08-2012 04:19 PM|
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|03-08-2012 02:44 PM|
|CrazyBull||I know that in my 12 Rubi JKU I can squeal the tires when I pop it into 2nd gear! And thats a dry perk! Not a 2.4L 4cyl on wet pavement. LOLOL|
|03-08-2012 09:46 AM|
(really, the 3.8 has enough power, it is hamstrung by the throttle control, poor shift points and isn't allowed to get into its best RPM range due to gears).
For me, the price to re-gear or move to a 2012 was about the same, so I took the route with the warranty.
|03-08-2012 09:02 AM|
|chris.george||Make 'em put a hemi in it.|
|03-08-2012 08:59 AM|
I'm still leary of that "JESUS" engine wit twice the number of moving parts, no headers, Now the auto tranny is really something, but
Nothings enough for me to change-
|03-08-2012 08:43 AM|
After modding it out I am still happy with it. My brother-in-law purchased the 2012 Unlimited Sport and is really happy with it. I have driven both after installing the BB on his 2012 and 35" tires and my 2011 with 4" lift, 35" tires and a re-gear and I am overall still happy with my decision, the re-gear helped tremendously.
I am trying to talk him into re-gearing his but he doesn't want to spend the money right now.
I am into mine with ALL of the mods about the same as he is in his 2012 with just a BB and 35" tires.
I would love to have a 2012 with all of the modifications done to it that I have on my 2011 but unfortunately money was a deciding factor and I didn't want to have a payment.
If money wasn't the main issue or payment then I would probably go for the 2012 vs. the 2011 for merely the extra ponies.
|03-08-2012 08:25 AM|
|jay-1||If you can afford te 12 rubi get it if not I would go with the 11 rubi regardless off engine. that would be me. It also depends on what your going to do with it. If its going to be a mall crawler you dont really need a rubi and you could go with the 12 sport just for the engine. I drove a 12 rubi yesterday nice jeep, I went 11 sport because I knew every thing would be changed eventually axles, suspension, wheels, tires and yes engine. there all out of a minivan any way. diesel power thats where I'm heading.|
|03-08-2012 01:13 AM|
I traded an '11 I had for 10 months for a '12.
Previously owned an '07 which did not have as huge a throttle response issue as the '11, and there is no programmer to correct it on the '11...
2012 all the way.
Interior in 11 puts 07-10 to shame, but the '12 finally gets the drive train right.
(all JKUS, but if you can't even get the throttle response right, what is the point having a Rubicon?)
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|03-08-2012 12:35 AM|
|XJ Knight||true.. mt's vs all seasons..|
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|03-08-2012 12:28 AM|
|XJ Knight||The Rubicon wont eat much if any more gas then the sport or sahara.. It's definently not a big difference..|
|03-08-2012 12:27 AM|
At the end of the day, you get very little back at resale for mods. So you could supercharge the '11 or rubi-fy the '12 - you're not getting much back either way.
Me, I'd get the '12. Day in, day out, the extra power is really nice. If you get an 11 rubi and supercharge it, I think it would be hard to win a warranty claim if you had an engine/trans problem. If you get a 12 sport and add lockers and have an engine/trans problem, I think you'd probably be ok on the warranty claim.
On the other hand, if you don't need the power, you might get everything you need with the '11 Rubi but always wish you'd gotten the lockers if you get the '12 sport.
Hmm. I guess that probably doesn't really help.
|03-08-2012 12:18 AM|
|21edupej||Dealers here are trying to give 2011's away. I went with the 2012. Do you need a Rubi? They are more capable, but heavier, more expensive, and eat A LOT MORE GAS! The 11 Rubi will eat even more gas!|
|03-07-2012 09:26 PM|
|jppower||From what I can tell a sport will allow you to have more reason to mod later?|
|03-07-2012 09:01 PM|
|Casotakar1229||I bought a 2012 jk sport because I'm a college student (graduating in may) and it's what was most financially responsible. if you can swing a rubi, I'd get that. I plan on at least keeping my sport until it's paid off. good luck with the decision.|
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|03-07-2012 08:23 PM|
|McClary85||I bought an '11 in August because of the financing deal. Super happy, but sure would like the extra horses though! One complaint about the '12: What's up with that engine shroud? Too much plastic under the hood!|
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|03-07-2012 07:02 PM|
|pdubois64||I wouldn't worry about the new engine. It's been around since 2010 and was included in Ward's Best 10 Engines for 2010.|
|03-07-2012 06:59 PM|
|XJ Knight||have they figured out the rolling codes thing yet for the 2011's?|
|03-07-2012 06:57 PM|
I went with 2012 JKU Rubicon
I went with a 2012 JKU Rubicon... and love it. My first Jeep.
|03-07-2012 06:51 PM|
|agenbro||Historically the first model year of a new engine, body style, drive train, etc. has the most problems right? I would opt for the 11 Rubi. If you want more power, just regear and voila... you have more power... well not really but it sure makes it drive a heck of a lot better, especially off road. And well you know you are going to put tires, rims etc on and the Rubi already has 4.10 gears for when you upgrade to bigger tires it wont be so bad... Just my opinion... I have an 08 Sahara that had 3.21 gears and 6sp tranny. Upgraded to 4.88 gears and LOVE it.|
|03-07-2012 06:36 PM|
I have a '12 Sport....I could have gotten a Rubi, but for me, I know I don't need the options it has. Lockers, quick disco's etc.
Now if you want that just because it is a Rubi that is fine, but I know I would be wasting money buying a Rubi.
I drove a 2011 Sport last summer, and not being harsh, but there is a big difference driving on the street between the '11 and the '12. Best question is to ask yourself what do you need? than what do want?
|03-07-2012 06:32 PM|
|SilverSport||2011 JKUR FTW!|
|03-07-2012 06:28 PM|
If they were both sports, I'd take the 2012, but
I'd take an '11 Rubi over a '12 sport anytime !
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