Who overlands without a Rubicon? What trim levels are good alternatives?

NomadicTaco

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Hello all, I'm in the market for a Rubicon because we take off roading trips frequently (was using the Toyota platform until recently). However, I keep reading people say you don't need a Rubicon to go off road.

What trim levels are second best when it comes to overland-ing trips?

I am leaning rubicon because of the lockers, sway bar disconnect, and 44 axles. Better to have them and not need them, than need them and not have them, in my humble opinion. However, its becoming exceedingly difficult to find the options/color I want without a wait or traveling quite a distance.

Why doesn't Jeep make a JL with just a rear locker like they do on the JT? Odd stuff.
 

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It all depends on what you are going to actually be doing. A stock JL with limited slip, decent tires, and self rescue equipment can take you basically anyplace you want to go. If you’re into SERIOUS slick rock stuff a Rubi has an edge, but for 99+% of the world a JL as noted above is more capable than the driver..
 
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