Using a Rubicon as a daily driver

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I had a Sahara jk and recently bought a JL Ruby, it is better in every way including as a daily driver. You will love it.
I drive my JL 2.0 Turbo Ruby as a DD and love it! Best of both worlds





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Don't swap out the tires. Even the stock tires are fine. I've got 315/70R17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on mine (2.0/8speed) and it's a great DD from a ride perspective, in the context of a Jeep. There's always better commuters for fuel economy and comfort and etc. If you want to drive a Jeep Wrangler, and you want to DD it, the JL is fine. Get a 2.0, the power difference is very noticeable on the street.
 

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Don't swap out the tires. Even the stock tires are fine. I've got 315/70R17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers on mine (2.0/8speed) and it's a great DD from a ride perspective, in the context of a Jeep. There's always better commuters for fuel economy and comfort and etc. If you want to drive a Jeep Wrangler, and you want to DD it, the JL is fine. Get a 2.0, the power difference is very noticeable on the street.
I know this is totally subjective but How noticeable would you say it is?
 

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I daily drive my 2 door. Pretty much the reason I bought it was to daily and travel long distance to wheel. It’s also my regular vehicle for going between the Bay Area and Tahoe. It’s a fine daily driver, not really fuel efficient and definitely not a sports car, I still really enjoy it though.
 

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Hey guys,

I plan on ordering a 2019 Rubicon in a few months, and also plan on using it as a daily driver...

I do understand that Rubicon is made for off-roading, but do you guys think I can purchase "less" rugged tires and swap my Rubi tires out with them?
May I add that driving Wrangler daily may have potentially some very negative or positive effects on one's life . I personally stopped working overtime and instead I'll take the longcut driving back home . I do my shopping more frequently so I can warm up the engine at least one more time in the evening and actually right now I am in process of getting to know much better very attractive lady , she lives about 60 miles outside the town and that's exactly what I was hoping for. Finally I'll be able to warm up the engine for even longer and more frequently. Driving a Jeep can be real fun and it's suitabale for teens just as it is an excellent lifestyle for the rest of us.
 
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I daily drive mine and one of the first trips was moving from Seattle to the Black hills in SD, I did 2 round trips, and it was great, all within 500 miles of purchase. I came from a Mazda CX-5, which is known for its handling and drivability. The Jeep definitely isn't that, but its totally comfortable, the Rubi with the Alpine has a great sound system, and the wind noise, while being greater than other cars, is fine. Its a Jeep. When the weekends come, you can ditch the top and doors and go play. Try that with any other vehicle!
 

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My JLUR is a winter/precipitation DD. For any considering it, I love it. That being said, my wife has back injuries from her military service and can barely stand it. I have similar injuries, but do fine in the driver’s seat.
The 2-door was another animal entirely for me during test drive. I loved it, but feel over time it would wear on me. I also loved the mitsubishi mirage hatchback with 5 speed M/T, but hesitated for similar reasons when I was shopping for a highway commuter.
 

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I daily drive my Rubicon, so I've built it up to a happy balance point of enhanced off road capability while still being great on the road. In fact, it's considerably better now as far as overall ride and handling.
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My wife’s Sahara and my built Sport ride identical, both very comfortable on the road for daily driving. I have had two back surgeries and titanium in my spine and they are both completely comfortable, on and off road.
 

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My wife's Recon is her DD. She has yet to take it off-road but that's not why she bought it. Except for a few personalized magnets on the tailgate its exactly how it was when it rolled off the Toledo assembly line. It's a 2.0L turbo and she gets 22 mpg as a DD, about 5 mpg better than her old 3.6L JK Sahara.
 

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I DD my Rubicon about 25 miles a day with at least one wheeling trip a month that is a minimum of 100+ miles away round trip as I live in a heavily populated part of Florida and have no issues with it. I love the fact that for the first time ever I'm not looking for a new vehicle after six months of purchase!
 

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