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May be wrong, but I think the Rubycon gets red shock absorbers or King Shocks.
So this is probably not a Ruby.
Maybe someone can ID the Differential housings?
Selectrac or no?
Engine is Pentastar and gearbox is auto.
They definitely don't get King shocks.





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Perhaps the Kings where with the Mopar lift kit.
Do all the Rubicons have the red shocks ab factory as standard?
 

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Perhaps the Kings where with the Mopar lift kit.
Do all the Rubicons have the red shocks ab factory as standard?
I think you mean Fox shocks, you will not find King shocks on a Mopar lift.
 
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Kings would be nice
 

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Do we know if that's a Rubicon? The Sport and Sahara might not get the same or any skid plates.
I believe it is the Rubicon sans the red shocks. All else says Rubicon, KO2 tire treads and steel bumpers. Looking closer at the Jeep website I see Rubicons without the Red shocks but a description of the Rubicon suspension shows red shocks...strange.

@ Boston Billy - As for protection that depends on what you plan to do with your Wrangler so I assume you know what you would need. I for one will add protection to the front/rear diff but everything else looks good.

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I believe it is the Rubicon sans the red shocks. All else says Rubicon, KO2 tire treads and steel bumpers. Looking closer at the Jeep website I see Rubicons without the Red shocks but a description of the Rubicon suspension shows red shocks...strange.

@ Boston Billy - As for protection that depends on what you plan to do with your Wrangler so I assume you know what you would need. I for one will add protection to the front/rear diff but everything else looks good.

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I will have a better idea once I get it and see what it has. I didn' have my Sahara long enough to get armor for it but my Tacoma I bent up some quarter inch aluminum to cover from front to transfer case and rail to rail
 

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I will have a better idea once I get it and see what it has. I didn' have my Sahara long enough to get armor for it but my Tacoma I bent up some quarter inch aluminum to cover from front to transfer case and rail to rail
Ah nice...I wish I had a real garage to fabricate stuff. Of course it depends if my time is worth more or less than a part that already exists...lol.
 
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Ah nice...I wish I had a real garage to fabricate stuff. Of course it depends if my time is worth more or less than a part that already exists...lol.
So very true. I had the material so it was just my time. I had the mach shop we deal with at work weld up the alum for me and they just rolled it into another company charge
 

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Depending on what you're doing, the factory skids are actually pretty decent. Aftermarket skids will be stronger and offer more coverage of course. And depending on what model (ie: Rubicon or Sport/Sahara) someone gets, I'd recommend different starting points for armor (ie: rocker guards if you're not starting with a Rubicon). I'd also do upgraded diff covers and LCA skids before worrying about any of the other skid plates.

On the JL the evap canister is up in the rear wheel well if I remember right, similar to the late model TJs. And just like on the JK, there's no way to do a flat belly without *major* work.
 

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Do we know if that's a Rubicon? The Sport and Sahara might not get the same or any skid plates.
Sport gets the following:
Fuel Tank Skid Plate Shield
Transfer Case Skid Plate Shield
Transmission Skid Plate

Does Rubi get anything extra other than Rock Rails?
 

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Dont worry, Over here at Artec we got ya covered We test fitted a bellypan system on a JLU today

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No it doesn't. Yes, the Hard Rock edition bumper has a lower skid plate, that serves to protect the swaybar disconnect motor, but that's not a standard item on a regular Rubicon. A regular Rubicon has a plastic lower valence just like a Sport or Sahara. On a JL you'd need to get the optional Steel Bumper Group to get the metal front skid plate.
 

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