I think I purchased too much Jeep?

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Typical Sahara owner response to mask the remorse of not owning a real Jeep.
I have owned both Rubicons and Saharas. The attitude is part of the turn off.





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Typical attitude from a Rubicon owner.
Dunno what he means by that. My significant other drives my Rubi also and she loves it. She is the reason why I got my JLUR in an Automatic or it would have been a 6 Speed.

So I was confused by that comment. guess I wasn’t the only one lol.
 

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The argument is cute and all, but we all know the only real Jeep is the sport. Not the sport S, the manual window, manual lock, open differential sport. Real Jeeps don’t need modern accoutrements.
 

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The argument is cute and all, but we all know the only real Jeep is the sport. Not the sport S, the manual window, manual lock, open differential sport. Real Jeeps don’t need modern accoutrements.
I have a fully loaded 4 door Rubicon. I will be looking for my second Jeep once this pandemic settles. This time I want me the Basic 2 door Sport package with only a Hardtop, an A/C and the 8 speed automatic for family reasons. Nothing else. I am just confused between whether to get the Turbo 4 without eTorque or the Pentastar with eTorque. I am leaning towards the Turbo 4 as I already have a Pentatar but without eTorque in my 2020 JLUR. However my concern is the A/C in that 2 litre motor without eTorque? Will be as good as the 3.6? If it isn't I will be hearing a lot of complaining in my house. Usually the A/Cs in a motor that small tend to shut down when standing at a red light and then restart once you start moving. Wonder is that maybe the case with the Turbo 4's without etorque also. Talk about first world problems....

I also kind of think the Base Sport is a real Jeep.
 
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The old saying before the Rubicon package was available was "Real Jeeps are built, not bought"....meaning one of the owners modified it, usually with better suspension, bigger tires, upgraded steering, lower tcase gearing and lockers front and rear.

Now that the Rubicon pretty much comes with all that stuff....I'm not sure one can make that argument any longer other than to boast (which was pretty silly in the first place considering most people paid a shop to "build" their Jeep or just bought parts that they then swapped out).

But whatever; owning a 4x4 and boasting about its prowess and how awesome the owner is merely by association is pretty timeless in this community for a lot of folks (not all, obviously).
 

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I bought 2 Sahara's, my wife loves the look of the Rubi, but the ride not so much... So, we are replacing the wheels/tires on her Sahara with Rubi wheels/tires plus a spacer to give it a better stance. I've already replaced my wheels/tires and the front bumper, etc. Love the look of my jeep and get a ton of compliments at stop lights, grocery stores, etc.

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Always thought that ride quality between Sahara and Rubicon was in the tires.
 

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I do not even know how to start this thread.

So I recently purchased a 2020 Rubicon Recon. I think I needed a mall crawler! Based on my job, family life etc I doubt I will get off road much if at all.

So the recon is fully loaded, but I think it is too much Jeep. I think what I really want is a Diesel Sahara.

I know I will take a huge hit on the Rubicon if I trade it in.

What I want to do with the Sahara is to put on Rubicon take off wheels and a Rubicon hood, not lift just a different look. I will do a lot of over road and have had many diesels vehicles in the past.

So two questions

1 - How hard is it to do those modifications on a Sahara - Front and Rear steel bumpers (will parking sensors still work) and Rubicon hood? Are those mods possible
2 - Am I crazy to want to change Jeeps? I just think the Rubicon it too much and I will never use all of the features etc.

Thoughts?

How would I approach building a Sahara like that? Thanks in advance for the comments/help.
The depreciation hit you're going to take is nothing compared to how much more the EcoDiesel is going to cost you to live with as years go by. So, if $$ is no object anyhow then go for it.
 

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The argument is cute and all, but we all know the only real Jeep is the sport. Not the sport S, the manual window, manual lock, open differential sport. Real Jeeps don’t need modern accoutrements.
No, it's the CJ, and not the CJ7, the CJ5s and earlier :)
 

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My $.02 for what it is worth. If you have regrets and a knot in your gut thinking you should have done it different, YOU SHOULD HAVE. I Understand those who say keep the Recon because lets face it, I have a conceal carry in hopes to never need it, but will be glad for that 1 time in my life I have it!

But, The Sahara is no slouch either. The EcoDiesel will net you some really nice power, pretty good fuel economy, But so will the turbo 4cyl., and be just as comfy for you and the family. You will not get lockers, but a LSD rear, (No select Track for Diesel, sorry), and 3.78 Gears along with an inch taller ride height over a base Sahara (Due to the Diesel suspension). That along with all the Bells and whistles the Sahara offers will not save you any money on the cost side of things, but for the looks and what you want it for, you will be ok.

Its a hard choice no doubt, I love my JLUR/D and would not get rid of it for anything. But I Have Big plans for my Rig, and purchased it accordingly.
 

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Typical Sahara owner response to mask the remorse of not owning a real Jeep.
so you have a 2-door as well as that unlimited suv thingie in your avatar?



wow, these asbestos jammies are warm :LOL:
 

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