Rubicon vs. Sport S

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Without tax and shipping

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Oh and RC TIRE RELOCATION PLATE WAS $79

Like I said not including tax and shipping plus having tires mounted. I did not install my TPMS sensors due to the fast that I would Delfate for heavier rock trails didn’t want to take the chance in breaking them Inside. I paid 245 for the super chips flash cal to adjust my Speedo and RPM.
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Another poster (from Colorado) made comments about the V6 losing power at altitude. You may want to seriously consider the turbocharged 4-cyl to avoid this.
I live at 5140' and the 3.6l rubi is more than adequate from a power perspective so far thanks to the gearing although we haven't been much above 9000' yet so we'll see how it does going over the Continental Divide. The 2.0t was a contender until I saw the location of the battery along with hearing about the teething pains.


This video shows where the battery lives and its 'protection':
 
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I live at 5140' and the 3.6l rubi is more than adequate from a power perspective so far thanks to the gearing although we haven't been much above 9000' yet so we'll see how it does going over the Continental Divide. The 2.0t was a contender until I saw the location of the battery along with hearing about the teething pains.


This video shows where the battery lives and its 'protection':
Yeah with the added price of the turbo I can rehear.
 

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This is a good question. I don’t know what the power loss from the 3.6 would be here. I also know that the turbo only comes in an auto transmission. I have only kept a vehicle for four years. But feel like I keep searching for the one. I had a 2012 jku rubicon that I miss. I can’t say that about any other vehicle. However I only used the lockers and disconnects once and all I did was get more stuck. Other than gearing I believe the Sport S with small lift, winch, and 35’s will be all that I need.
I live at 6,800 in Colorado, with the Pentastar. Really no concern. I’d rather have a 6 cyl Turbo (which we don’t have), then a 6 cyl, over a 4 cyl Turbo, don’t get me wrong, I love turbos, and I live at elevation. But, based on my experience, Pentastar is doing great.
 

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JLU Sport Manual, no lift.

Only options are limited slip and hardtop. $31,500

285/70/17 Milestar M/T $600 on stock steel wheels
DV8 Sliders $450

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JLU Sport Manual, no lift.

Only options are limited slip and hardtop. $31,500

285/70/17 Milestar M/T $600 on stock steel wheels
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Looks good...If you want a solid 1.75" suspension lift which looks great with your tires, I highly recommend buying a rubicon takeoff suspension for $200.
 

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Looks good...If you want a solid 1.75" suspension lift which looks great with your tires, I highly recommend buying a rubicon takeoff suspension for $200.
Cool thanks, what parts should be included with that?
 

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We have a sport S, I put rubi takeoff suspension, paid $150, and 33' KO2s, it sounds like that would be close to what your want. Attached is a photo I shot today.

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We have a sport S, I put rubi takeoff suspension, paid $150, and 33' KO2s, it sounds like that would be close to what your want. Attached is a photo I shot today.

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I like that punkn in front of the red rock. Good looking Jeep.
 

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Actually, it was an '89, not an '87... I didn't catch the typo last night
The '89 Turbo had the S2 series engine in it, so it was 247 HP, but with a small cross section and a low coefficient of drag, that was enough to give you some pretty good speed and quickness. The most I was ever able to get it up to was 164 mph. From what I gathered though, if you changed out the chip which increased the boost and removed the rev limiter, it would make it to 180 mph.

I always thought the potential for swapping ends on a 911 was "part of the charm" of owning/drive a 911. :) It separated the 911 driver from the mere mortals that drove lesser cars, right? :)
Great looking Turbo! My 2 favorite colors for the 944 are red and white. You are a brave man. I usually do track events. Personally I find track days to be a very humbling experience in any car.
 

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Thank you everyone. I had a 2012 Rubicon and used the lockers once. All it did was get me more stuck. I will go with the Sport S. Again I appreciate everyones input.
Answered you own question! I agree with most of the posts on this thread, based on your needs the Sport will be overly adequate - enjoy!
 

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Went up 13,000 feet in Breckenridge with my 3.6 Sport S. Only mod is Rubicon take-offs and rock rails. Engine never skipped a beat.

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I just used my JL to tow a load of landscaping materials while getting prepped for old man winter. Rubicon gearing made it a breeze. I was particularly impressed by how stout the upsized Rubicon brakes handled slowing down the cheap home depot rental trailer.
 
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