...and Rubi gloss black wheels, and Rubi shocks, and Rubi rock rails, and gloss black front grille with matte black Jeep badge, and gloss black bumper inserts, and matte black decals...and it's a more rarely seen value priced special edition:beerdrinking:Good God, really?
It's an appropriately optioned sport with MT tires....
I went through this recently. I planned my build for about 9 months. The Willy's was the winner for a majority of the time. Then I started shuffling around options and I found I was getting close to the price of a Rubicon. So I went with the Rubicon. I used TrueCar to compare prices of different builds. Some options on the Willy's are standard on the Rubicon.I was obsessing for over a year getting a jku willys non powered package (24k) I think that package is a great deal. But to add power convinence package it's an extra $2,100.00 (24w) and in my case I was only $900 away from a base rubicon so it was a no brainer for me to go with the rubicon instead.
...Were you comparing prices with a Willy's or WILLYSI went through this recently. I planned my build for about 9 months. The Willy's was the winner for a majority of the time. Then I started shuffling around options and I found I was getting close to the price of a Rubicon. So I went with the Rubicon. I used TrueCar to compare prices of different builds. Some options on the Willy's are standard on the Rubicon.
Either way, Wranglers are awesome! Tons of after market equipment or people selling their take-offs. Take your time, hang out in this forum and enjoy this planning phase.
Actually the Willys is a darn good deal in the Wrangler world. But you're an Internet tough guy sitting behind a keyboard. Why give the op or anyone else here a hard time about an option that someone picked? Be less of a tool.Good God, really? It's an appropriately optioned sport with MT tires....
My Willys was approaching the price of a Rubicon, but that was with every possible option I wanted (aside from lockers, d44 front, and e disco). If I would have got the Rubi, I would have to sacrifice those creature comforts for a base model rubi. Although I dont intend for my Jeep to be a mall crawler, per se, it will be a DD for me and spend majority of the time on the pavement. Even when I go off road, I dont plan to do rock crawling so the 4:1 ratio didn't entice me as much as it may others. The e-discos are nice, but it's stupidly easy to just manually disconnect yourself. Lockers are amazing, but if I get in a situation that I absolutely have to use lockers and trac lock won't suffice, then I'll resort to winching or avoid that obstacle. I'd say the folks with lockers doing the east coast off roading (not rock crawling in moab) probably dont use the lockers as much as some might think. And lastly, yes, it would be nice to have a d44 on the front. But in reality those stock d44's aren't necessarily the "hulk hogan" of axles. <---how's that for a throwback?! By no means am I taking away from a rubi. Honestly if I didn't have a little one on the way, I would have opted for a base rubi. But alas, I'll enjoy my pavement princess 95% of the time, built with every niche and add-on that I want, and for that extra 5% of the time, I think she'll be more than capable to do any off-oading that I'm able to throw at her...granted I'm pretty novice at off-roading. It all comes down to what you want, and what you can comfortable afford. You won't regret either of those. EDIT: So I just read the OP. You're not even asking about the Rubi. My bad. Forget my whole schpeel above! ...Go with Willys.