There is a bit of this as Chocolate Thunder would attest to, but I do genuinely appreciate that it is a better starting point for mods, which I don’t know how much I would do.From your post it sounds like you're leaning toward the Rubicon because that's what others expect... but you're leaning toward the High Altitude because it's what you want. Follow your bliss...
No, would be my first…..as I replied above, I have no idea if the mod bug will hit or notHave you ever owned a Jeep before?.
If you do end up offroading you are gonna end up modifying the high altitude to look more like the Rubicon and will regret not getting the Rubicon.
If your idea of offroading is going on relatively easy dirt roads (easy to slightly moderate) the stock high altitude will serve you just fine.
Keep in mind the stock Rubicon is very well mannered on the road and I really doubt itll be much different than the high altitude.
I have read a few sources that say the High Altitude does have the Rubicon axles…..is this not the case?Go with the Rubicon because you'll be future proofed for most of the modifications that you might want to do. The stronger axles alone would be enough to push me to Rubicon. You'll get those, lockers, sway bar disconnect, steel bumper option...Please go Rubi.
You will buy a jeep. you'll start connecting with other jeepers and plan rides. you'll start considering mods, whether you need them or not. If you go with the High Altitude, best starting mods will be Rubi axles and maybe rubi fenders.
Yes as a Ford guy (have two currently) they would take away my card if I didn’t consider them. But here are the issues:Have you looked at a Bronco?
The high altitude look is not popular in the Jeep enthusiasts community because it has too many features that deviate the look from the original Jeep and some of them are detrimental to off-roading.LOL, although that “mini G Wagon” look is something I really like. I hear people are not happy with how the black plastic pieces fade over time.
Yep, that color with the silver seats is exactly what I keep building in the configurator.High Altitude for you. Get it in something like Hydro Blue to piss off the haters. Really makes that painted front bumper pop.