|03-10-2012 06:21 PM|
Here is how i see this situation.
If you didn't already own a wrangler I would say go for the ruby since is seems you can swing that extra cash. But since you already own a TJ why not consider instead upgrading what you already have for far less cash? Another thing is yes we would all love to have that Rubicon badge on our hood but how many who have it really need it? I see far too many Rubicons that do not much more than the occasional trek to the mall and back and i cant help but wonder why they went with the Rubicon.
Something to consider:
Rubicons have dana 44's f/r with lockers and a 4:1 transfer case. Other then that there really is not much difference between it and your TJ. Of course this is ruling out a 4 vs 6 cylinder comparison and gearing.
Before i babble on for way too long (already have haha) keep this in mind. You could drop in a ford 8.8 with a locker for a good price and build up your dana 30 with a locker for far less then if you swap your tj for a tj rubi. That setup should be more then enough for the average wheeler.
Now if you want an LJ, well heck go for it lol
|03-10-2012 11:52 AM|
|03-10-2012 11:20 AM|
|spd322||Thanks for all the suggestions and feedback. I'm still trying to decide. I guess I need to stop agonizing over this and make a decision! If I buy the Rubi, I'll be sure to post some pics!|
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|03-10-2012 02:43 AM|
|Harro||man if ya want climb trees and go rock well a rubi is the fella ,,but if ya not stay with what you have and buy some more add on's,, you have no payments then and you still have a hot jeep,,thats my 2 cents anyway,,have fun|
|03-10-2012 02:16 AM|
This has been the best automotive purchase I have ever made!
Baja 4WD Trek - November 2011
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|03-10-2012 12:15 AM|
|burton160w||It's up to you, personally I'd just look for a Sport or an X. The beefier axles are a nice feature, but it's nothing that an 8.8 and a front HP can't fix. the 4:1 TC is up to you. I don't necessarily need it for what I do in NJ, and I'm guessing Georgia doesn't have too many rock parks.|
|03-09-2012 09:59 PM|
|UsedRubi||Bought an '06 Rubi on December 31. Love it! Goes everywhere and does whatever you want it to. Buy it and you'll be happy.|
|03-09-2012 08:29 PM|
|Larry Rasco||just have bought 04 rubi and I love it go for it you will not be dissapointed|
|03-09-2012 08:25 PM|
I traded my 97 Sport for my current 2004 Rubicon, which is kind of close to your situation mate.
I do not regret it one bit, although the 97 sport was a much more modified Jeep. You jump up a couple of years, benefit from lockers, get rid of the conventional spark plugs setup and get that beautiful transfer case. Personally, I felt that the 2004 is a much more refined machine with better sound insulation and a less crude interior.
|03-09-2012 08:22 PM|
|WarBoomer||What he said....wait for an LJ Rubi!|
|03-09-2012 08:18 PM|
|mcw402||I would love to trade my 01 SE for an 04-06 LJ Rubi......there just not to common around here|
|03-09-2012 07:48 PM|
Doesnt get any better than a tj rubi, best jeep ever made in my opinion. I love my 06 rubi. Get one you wont be dissapointed!
D44's front and rear
Lockers front and rear
Fixed yoke output on the t-case
They're a little pricey but well worth it if you can swing it. Other than that none!
|03-09-2012 05:37 PM|
|KrzyMoke||Love my 03 Rubi. Lockers front and back and 4 to 1 Transfer case. No brainer for me|
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|03-09-2012 10:32 AM|
|shredd_guy||Hold your cash and run it unless you need it. things are going to get ugly till after the election.|
|03-09-2012 10:22 AM|
|dmblair||Do it, just went from a 94 YJ to a 04 Rubi, It's night and day difference. Although, I do miss the way the leafs ride compared to the coil/overs. I love the 6 vs. the 4 however.|
|03-09-2012 10:17 AM|
|nmtj||I say get the Rubi! It has so many advantages compared an se or any non-rubi wrangler.|
|03-09-2012 09:54 AM|
|spd322||Yeah, the only con I can come up with so far is the payment. My TJ is paid for...I'll have to borrow some money on the new one.|
|03-09-2012 09:46 AM|
|97tjsport||I dont really think there is any cons to it lol. Basic 4 banger to a rubi, Awesome upgrade.|
|03-09-2012 09:38 AM|
Thinking about trading for a Rubicon
I'm thinking about trading my 99 TJ SE for an 03 Rubicon. Any thoughts? Pros and cons? Any suggestions would be helpful.