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10-24-2013 05:45 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by Ninja_7 View Post
Is there any mechanical difference though? I mean...is the decal the only thing that sets them apart or are there legitimate things that make them special additions?
In North America? No

"Most" of the special editions are just stickers, different seats, painted wheels, and different tires. Sometimes they will have different (Rubi) shocks, or bumpers or a cool hood.

The 2013 Moab was one of the few special editions made that actually had a mechanical difference. While it was based on a Sahara, you could order it with a rear locker. And I guess the 10A's had slightly stiffer springs.


Different countries have different features. I remember a few months ago we were looking at someone's Mountain Edition in South Africa...and those came with rear lockers.
10-24-2013 04:54 PM
Scott2373 Jeep -Build & Price - Select Model
10-24-2013 04:32 PM
Ninja_7
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Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
Mountain and Islander are special editions.
Is there any mechanical difference though? I mean...is the decal the only thing that sets them apart or are there legitimate things that make them special additions?
10-24-2013 04:21 PM
i82much I don't know if anyone suggested this, but have you considered buying a used Rabbit Diesel for the first 20 years of your driving career? Then you could save enough to get a Rubicon when you are 36!!!

Just a thought.
10-24-2013 04:18 PM
Ninja_7
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post

They are both based on the Sport models, but may have the Rubicon shocks and tires.
Ahh... Ok... Thanks!
10-24-2013 04:16 PM
hair2831 If you are gonna mod it at all, lift, rims and tires, etc, just get the base Sport. No sense in spending money for stuff you are just gonna replace. If you wanna mall crawl and/or like the look of paint matching fenders and hard top, get a Sahara. I would only recommend getting a Rubicon if you plan to offroad a lot. There's no sense spending the money for a Rubicon if you never utilize all the features you are paying for, and they are all for offroad, not mall or curb crawling. But I know a good deal of people will buy one just for the decal on the side of the hood. Makes no sense to me but to each his own.
10-24-2013 04:15 PM
SRTie4k Mountain and Islander are special editions.
10-24-2013 04:13 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by Ninja_7 View Post
I'm confused a little now as well... I drove a Mountain yesterday... It clearly had more of an off-road package... Where do the Mountain and Islander fit in with the series?
They are both based on the Sport models, but may have the Rubicon shocks and tires.
10-24-2013 03:59 PM
Ninja_7 I'm confused a little now as well... I drove a Mountain yesterday... It clearly had more of an off-road package... Where do the Mountain and Islander fit in with the series?
03-04-2013 09:30 PM
TXJKJEEPGIRL Thanks y'all.
03-04-2013 07:44 PM
scuba_steve The only real difference between a Rubicon and the other models is that the Rubicon has red shocks. That is why I bought one. That red color is dead sexy.












Ok, perhaps not.

And we don't call them cars out of both tradition and respect, regardless of what dictionary definitions one can dig up...or polymorphic inheritance trees geeks create. Heck, composition thrashes inheritance regardless...and if you are committed to inheritance, I suggest calling your base class "vehicle"...not "car"...and making "convertible" an attribute.
03-04-2013 07:03 PM
Juancho
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Originally Posted by J708 View Post
if u plan on knocking a girl up and being a daddy by the time ur 22 then a 4 door. otherwise 2 door
LSHMSFOAIDMT...!!!!

Translate... Laughing So Hard My Sombrero Falls Off And I Drop My Taco...!!!!
03-04-2013 06:22 PM
Juancho Well... I have a 2007 Jeep Wrangler X and i love it!!! And i think thats what matters...

To the OP... It depend what are you looking for... From simple Wrangler (sport) ==>> luxury (sahara) ==>> off road ==>> FUN any way you see it...
03-04-2013 06:18 PM
Moose5
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Originally Posted by J708 View Post
if u plan on knocking a girl up and being a daddy by the time ur 22 then a 4 door. otherwise 2 door
The 4 door has more room for that action too

Perks of a JKU!
03-04-2013 06:03 PM
jkjeeper06
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Originally Posted by TXJKJEEPGIRL View Post
im confused. i have a 2007 wrangler, 2 door...when i purchased it, it had the wrangler x decal, i have power locks and windows, its a manual. i read ealier its now known as the sport s basic model, no power locks and such...or did i read that wrong, My coworker has a 2010 2 door automatic with manual windows, im so confused LOL...i just wanna know what the heck im driving. lol
A sport an X are the same model. They just switch the name every few years. There were sports before the x's too. The S sub model is with the sport/X. That adds power windows and locks. You have an X s
03-04-2013 06:01 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by TXJKJEEPGIRL View Post
im confused. i have a 2007 wrangler, 2 door...when i purchased it, it had the wrangler x decal, i have power locks and windows, its a manual. i read ealier its now known as the sport s basic model, no power locks and such...or did i read that wrong, My coworker has a 2010 2 door automatic with manual windows, im so confused LOL...i just wanna know what the heck im driving. lol
The X became the Sport.

There are now the Sport and the Sport S options (Sport S has more features and options depending on if it is a 2 door or 4 door)....however, in the 2 door, you can get a Sport S with or without power windows/door locks, but you cannot get a Sport with power windows/doorlocks
03-04-2013 05:55 PM
TXJKJEEPGIRL im confused. i have a 2007 wrangler, 2 door...when i purchased it, it had the wrangler x decal, i have power locks and windows, its a manual. i read ealier its now known as the sport s basic model, no power locks and such...or did i read that wrong, My coworker has a 2010 2 door automatic with manual windows, im so confused LOL...i just wanna know what the heck im driving. lol
03-04-2013 05:33 PM
backdoc Sahara and Rubicon also have additional sound-deadening as well as the option of black/dark saddle interior that is unavailable on the Sport.
03-04-2013 04:23 PM
Gort
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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 View Post
Do you dislike the trunk being called the boot too haha?
I like big boots and I cannot lie...
03-04-2013 04:20 PM
Duckquackers As a former MINI owner I take offense... I kid, been a Jeep guy since 96
03-04-2013 04:02 PM
jkjeeper06
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Originally Posted by Gort
Wow. I'm glad the OP didn't refer to the hood as a "bonnet" -- otherwise it might go nuclear...
Do you dislike the trunk being called the boot too haha?
03-04-2013 03:54 PM
Gort Wow. I'm glad the OP didn't refer to the hood as a "bonnet" -- otherwise it might go nuclear...
03-04-2013 03:28 PM
Jeeper515
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Originally Posted by mcdull View Post
To me, and as a software engineeing, car is the superset, truck is a subset of car, and there are many subsets of car like sedan, wagon, convertible and etc.
I wholeheartedly agree with you, but you can't argue with people here (and for some reason they like killing cats too)
Wait! If I take the top down am I driving a truck subset or a convertable subset? Or did I end up in some sort of Venn Diagram middle ground?
03-04-2013 10:07 AM
Ponderosa
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Originally Posted by Dozer13JK View Post
What I noticed that really sets the Sahara apart is the front stock bumper. Sahara models have the silver trim in the middle while all other trim packages are all black. Not that it makes much of a different but that is how I can point a Sahara out. Hell, I like the all black bumpers better anyways.
It is just a plastic overlay held on by a couple of screws and is easily removed. The main diff I can think of for Sahara is that it is the only one that has 18 inch wheels. The Sahara tire is 32.1 inches tall versus about 29 on the stock tire that comes with the Sport.
03-04-2013 09:09 AM
CombatDiver
Sahara = Luxury, Rubicon = off road

I have a 2009 Sahara unlimited and have to say the differences based on both my own research before getting it and what I had multiple dealerships tell me is the Sahara has things considered 'luxury' such as better sound systems, seats, etc. while the Rubicon is considered 'off road' with auto sway bar disconnect, lockers, etc. Having said that, both are considered packages (often a bunch of stuff they claim you want but charge you more for it than if you install it yourself). I nearly walked out of the dealership because I started out telling them I didn't want any of their extended warranties or extra 'packages' and the loan guy treated me like I was an idiot for repeatedly refusing them. He even went as far as to talk directly to my wife when I had just bought her a Toyota Camry Hybrid a week earlier as though it was up to her. I went from having a pleasant buying experience to a very unhappy customer within about 15 minutes. Part of the deal included them installing the Bluetooth for hand free on their non-navigation system and while dealing with the coordinating of that I wasn't very patient and ended up having the owner of the dealership call me. I told him the whole experience was fine except the loan guy who I would never buy another vehicle from them because of him. They assured me they would fix that (I insisted they not take it out on him, it just seemed their priorities were on selling a bunch of extra crap some one with a full auto shop and fabrication shop and business didn't need). Having said all that, Sahara and Rubicon are packages that are added on and you pay premium for. I hope that helps.
07-10-2012 05:55 PM
J708 if u plan on knocking a girl up and being a daddy by the time ur 22 then a 4 door. otherwise 2 door
07-10-2012 05:36 PM
U.F.O. The main difference between them is that the sport is the low end and i say low end with no intention of saying its a bad vehicle and the rubicon is just in a way a combination of all of them with the ability to go off roading more so then any other of the others stock.
07-10-2012 04:39 PM
Dozer13JK
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Originally Posted by southpaw75 View Post
So where does the X fit in?
The X was the lowest base model Wrangler before being renamed to Sport Base in 2010.
07-10-2012 01:00 PM
southpaw75 So where does the X fit in?
07-10-2012 11:56 AM
igf1r
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Originally Posted by JReed615 View Post
The question is, are you? Does calling a jeep a "car" make me any less of a jeeper? Don't be ridiculous, and grow up.
I did not say it to offend you.
Look Jeep Wranglers and the people who ride them are a sub-culture and in the sub-culture its a just what we say. In layman terms its a car just like a chopper is a motorcycle. But for the sub-culture it is what we say it is. A jeep is not a car as a chopper is not a motorcycle.

So when I ask: Are you a Jeeper? I am asking are you part of the sub-culture? It's ok if you are not.
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