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Old 01-27-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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Well, I just listed my current Jeep Wrangler in the classifieds, and my goal is to buy a new Jeep Rubicon Unlimited (4 door). So the question to you guys is, do you like yours, and would you buy it again? What did you pay for yours? I know a Rubicon will be pricey, but I like the off road features. I'm open to your suggestions!

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Old 01-27-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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Well, I just listed my current Jeep Wrangler in the classifieds, and my goal is to buy a new Jeep Rubicon Unlimited (4 door). So the question to you guys is, do you like yours, and would you buy it again? What did you pay for yours? I know a Rubicon will be pricey, but I like the off road features. I'm open to your suggestions!

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Old 01-28-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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I am not sure of your goal.

If you want better off road capabilities, you can easily (and more cheaply) upgrade your current Jeep.

If you want the 4 door and more room, you have no choice but to upgrade.

My friends with Rubicons like theirs but there is still an upgrade market even with the Rubicons, mostly ride height which leads to other issues.

A stock Rubicon is very capable it just depends on what you want to do.

My Cherokee is lifted (3 1/2"), has 31" tires, rock bars and has ARB air lockers and is extremely capable off road. Not a huge investment and if it gets banged up off road, I won't cry too much.

Again, it all depends on what you want to do.
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Your right, I do have a specific goal in mind. My whole purpose is to have the 4 door and a bit more room to travel with persons or cargo and still have enough room to pack along our shepard. I love my current Jeep, and with the Rancho suspension lift and WARN winch, it is a really capable off road vehicle as well as comfortable on road manners with the hard top and AC. But we are going to be full timing in about 6 months, and for only having one vehicle I need it to be as versitile as possible.

I also have a 4 door Dakota that I also really like, but it is a 2 wheel drive auto and I refuse to dolly tow a vehicle, otherwise I would keep that one as a toad. So that is the next one to hit the sales block.

AND I am getting the house ready to put on the market......... Yeah, I don't have enough stuff to do right now....

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For my purposes, a Wrangler was not big enough. We were going on the road full time and could only take one vehicle. I wanted an easy tow and off road capability. I had the further constraint of carrying bulky windsurfing equipment, no way would this fit in or on a Wrangler. When my Cherokee gets too old, a 4 door Rubicon would possibly work.

Not on the road now but it was fun while it lasted.
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Yeah, I could see where space could be and issue for a hobby like that. Mine are not that bulky. The 4 wheeler is one of the big ones though, that's why the Rubicon.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:13 PM   #7
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SargeW:
Your right, I do have a specific goal in mind. My whole purpose is to have the 4 door and a bit more room to travel with persons or cargo and still have enough room to pack along our shepard.
Sarge </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You might take a look at the Toyota FJ, the front axles suck for rock climbing and thee is no locker for it. You can get a locker for the rear. You might also look at the H3, they are pretty popular around here right now. They are so wide though that they can have problems in rocks where an FJ or Jeep goes right through.

I've never seen the H3 tested in the Quarry on Gold Mt. here in Big Bear but both of the Jeep Rubicon and the Toyota FJ are tested there prior to production. If they can't make it they made the mods so that they can.
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There is the Rubicon Earth Roamer option also:

http://www.earthroamer.com/tab_xpedi..._overview.html
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If you're looking for goodies for your Jeep, www.4wd.com will deplete your bank account quite nicely.
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Yeah, the 4WD site knows me well I still have the Rubi on the horizon, but I have decided to move it back a bit. I am spending all my time and effort on home remodel right now. When I get the house squared away I will relist my TJ. Probably in the spring, or early summer.
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