2 Door JL Rubicon or Sport S?

2 Door JL Rubicon or Sport S?


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I know they want to, but it's obvious from last year sales buyers have something else in mind and go for the low end trim being the Sport due to lower cost.

They want to steer buyers towards a higher trim level. I'm fine with aftermarket lights, especially if they'll save me a few bucks.
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I guess they also assuming that people are going to spend more, but that is a big assumption.


They want to steer buyers towards a higher trim level. I'm fine with aftermarket lights, especially if they'll save me a few bucks.
 

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I am a careful spender, but I have the budget for either model. However, I only need a Jeep with ac, 4dr, power locks, automatic, and power windows. I have always had sports and they perform well on snow, sand, dirt road, fire trails and moderately difficult trails. My first car was a 73 FJ40 in Arkansas and there was no where I couldn’t go for me.

I pull my Jeep behind my RV and every # counts. I will get the Sport S JLU. I don’t want to spend the extra $6500 for Rubicon upgrades I will never use. I also don’t need the extra 238# of weight, or more of if you get the steel bumpers.

There is nothing worse that seeing a dirty old rubicon driven in the City by a soccer mom who has never taken it off road. Just get a renegade or a Honda, or something else.

Watch this video. I don’t see any Rubicon’s, lift kits, 100 inch tires, etc, etc, etc


Lastly, you can load 1000 pounds of cargo in the Sport S, around 820 for the Rubi. That leaves me more weight for over landing.

My 2 cents.

This is what I want

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I am a careful spender, but I have the budget for either model. However, I only need a Jeep with ac, 4dr, power locks, automatic, and power windows. I have always had sports and they perform well on snow, sand, dirt road, fire trails and moderately difficult trails. My first car was a 73 FJ40 in Arkansas and there was no where I couldn’t go for me.

I pull my Jeep behind my RV and every # counts. I will get the Sport S JLU. I don’t want to spend the extra $6500 for Rubicon upgrades I will never use. I also don’t need the extra 238# of weight, or more of if you get the steel bumpers.

There is nothing worse that seeing a dirty old rubicon driven in the City by a soccer mom who has never taken it off road. Just get a renegade or a Honda, or something else.

Watch this video. I don’t see any Rubicon’s, lift kits, 100 inch tires, etc, etc, etc


Lastly, you can load 1000 pounds of cargo in the Sport S, around 820 for the Rubi. That leaves me more weight for over landing.

My 2 cents.

This is what I want

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Quite a good first post. Welcome!
 

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I am a careful spender, but I have the budget for either model. However, I only need a Jeep with ac, 4dr, power locks, automatic, and power windows. I have always had sports and they perform well on snow, sand, dirt road, fire trails and moderately difficult trails. My first car was a 73 FJ40 in Arkansas and there was no where I couldn’t go for me.

I pull my Jeep behind my RV and every # counts. I will get the Sport S JLU. I don’t want to spend the extra $6500 for Rubicon upgrades I will never use. I also don’t need the extra 238# of weight, or more of if you get the steel bumpers.

There is nothing worse that seeing a dirty old rubicon driven in the City by a soccer mom who has never taken it off road. Just get a renegade or a Honda, or something else.

Watch this video. I don’t see any Rubicon’s, lift kits, 100 inch tires, etc, etc, etc


Lastly, you can load 1000 pounds of cargo in the Sport S, around 820 for the Rubi. That leaves me more weight for over landing.

My 2 cents.

This is what I want

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What? No snorkel in use at the water crossing in the video? It's a wonder they did not drown :)!!!!!
 

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This just in......

Jim McGean, President of Dynatrac says you can put Rubicon Wheels and tires on a JL Sport!!!

Ok, he didn’t really says that, but he did say you could put up to a 35” tires with no issues on the stock axles because of improvements to the axle made by Mopar.

Someone was asking that earlier in the thread. See the video here:


As for the Rubicon having a wider axle, I am certain that the wheel offsets are the same on the sport and rubi wheels. The rubi wheels just track wider on the same platform.

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Has anyone heard of confirmed delivery dates for the 2 dr JL as of yet?
I should be getting mine in June or July





since I'm ordering around early May :D
 

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Has anyone heard of confirmed delivery dates for the 2 dr JL as of yet?
I heard April in another post somewhere on the forum. The person had asked Customer Care.
 
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