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miklo 08-04-2013 05:30 AM

10a rubicon unlimited
 
Im new to the forum and its my 1st jeep. I got a rubicon unlimited 10a. Will post pictures soon. What should I do as far as suspension goes? Stock or a small lift? Mostly will be driven on road and long trips with occasional off road Hopfully more than once a month.

Rob-gor dad of four 08-04-2013 06:38 AM

Welcome (my first post, but I have been lurking for well over a year). I believe there are 2 reasons to lift. 1 bigger tires and 2 looks. If you are doing it for looks, it is up to you. If you are lifting so you can get some big "shoes" let us know how big and the type of wheeling you will be doing and you will get some great advice. Welcome aboard!

lolpetewtf 08-04-2013 07:33 AM

Sounds like you don't need a lift.

123Jato 08-04-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by lolpetewtf (Post 4037556)
sounds like you don't need a lift.

x2

Riding Dirty 08-04-2013 08:34 AM

Welcome to the WF and congrats on the 10A. Just like you I bought my first Jeep this year and I got the 10A as well. These are awesome rides. Enjoy!

peanut09 08-04-2013 08:55 AM

I always recommend that those new to jeeps wheel the jeep stock for awhile. One it teaches you to pick lines which makes you a better wheeler and it tells you a lot about your jeep. The 10A is great stock and will take you a lot of places. I would recommend that you get yourself a winch first that way when you get stuck you can get yourself out.
Maybe you won't do this for long but it is a great way to start. I say this because you said you are going to wheel it. Had you said you only bought it for looks then I would have said do whichever you think looks better.

Misiu 08-04-2013 09:35 AM

I just bought my second JKU, a 10th Anniv. After taking my stock 2012 on the Rubicon last year, my suggestion would be first to armor the vulnerable parts. I followed many lifted jeeps that left parts along the trail, though that will be heresy to those that invested so much in the lifts. With stock 32" tires and a Skid Row armor set, I went over the Rubicon fine. Many scrapes, but that is what skid plates are for. I did tear a right fender that allowed me to later upgrade to flat fenders. But my jeep drove off the trail fine.

There are many options for skid plates out there; I prefer Skid Row for their bolt on versus multiple drill hole approach. Also upgrade your diff coverss (I used ARB).

What I didn't know and may be of interest to the community is that the 2013 JKU 10th Anniv (and I assume the 2DR as well) has an improved front armor plate covering the sway bar disconnect motors and the front end that used to be (on my 2012) protected by a flimsy plastic cover. It was two skid plates I didn't have to buy!

Do the normal Rubicons also have the improved front skid plate, or is that only for the 10th Anniv models? Anybody know?

peanut09 08-04-2013 09:57 AM

I noticed the skids this morning as I am getting ready to mount the MOPAR winch mounting kit. I would be surprised if they are all this way I think it is tied to the 10A bumper. Which I guess is now part of the 2014 X package.....

miklo 08-04-2013 04:58 PM

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Thanks. I guess ill look into a winch for the jeep and some heavier plates as well and ill keep wheeling it stock for the time being.

peanut09 08-04-2013 07:18 PM

Congrats! You will be happy you went for what you wanted :thumb: You got the 10A right? Hard to know now that they are making a 2014 that looks like it.

miklo 08-04-2013 07:50 PM

Thanks and yes its a 2013 which was hard to get with the red seats but I chased one down and got what I wanted and been supper happy for the past 3 weeks. Now im just looking for trails to take it to. I found a few now I need to make the time and effort to take it out and have fun with it.

Cdwright 08-04-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Misiu (Post 4037794)
I just bought my second JKU, a 10th Anniv. After taking my stock 2012 on the Rubicon last year, my suggestion would be first to armor the vulnerable parts. I followed many lifted jeeps that left parts along the trail, though that will be heresy to those that invested so much in the lifts. With stock 32" tires and a Skid Row armor set, I went over the Rubicon fine. Many scrapes, but that is what skid plates are for. I did tear a right fender that allowed me to later upgrade to flat fenders. But my jeep drove off the trail fine.

There are many options for skid plates out there; I prefer Skid Row for their bolt on versus multiple drill hole approach. Also upgrade your diff coverss (I used ARB).

What I didn't know and may be of interest to the community is that the 2013 JKU 10th Anniv (and I assume the 2DR as well) has an improved front armor plate covering the sway bar disconnect motors and the front end that used to be (on my 2012) protected by a flimsy plastic cover. It was two skid plates I didn't have to buy!

Do the normal Rubicons also have the improved front skid plate, or is that only for the 10th Anniv models? Anybody know?

Any links to what you got?

snipehunter7 08-04-2013 08:57 PM

Congrats,miklo! Enjoy!

panthermark 08-04-2013 10:22 PM

Welcome to WF :wavey:

Congrats!

Do NOTHING with it....get to know it stock first.

miklo 08-04-2013 10:37 PM

Any tips on types of trails I should be using it on? I went to bigbear but just got on 1 trail that was rated moderet or something like that but it started to rain so I left withought hitting any more trails.

And tip on dues and donts. Any bit helps and will be apreciated.

And thanks to everyone for helping out with your knowledge

gaylon 08-08-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by miklo (Post 4040135)
Any tips on types of trails I should be using it on? I went to bigbear but just got on 1 trail that was rated moderet or something like that but it started to rain so I left withought hitting any more trails.

And tip on dues and donts. Any bit helps and will be apreciated.

And thanks to everyone for helping out with your knowledge

Find a group of people who know what they are doing and ask to tag along, even without your jeep - just ride along. You will learn a lot in just a few hours.


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