Why is a Sahara taller than my Rubicon?

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Seriously one of the better threads in a long time! Some of the posts are funny as hell :LOL:

The forum needs to start a new category.... "All-time Classic Threads" and start by putting this one in it.





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The gravitational pull of the moon (the moon was full that weekend) coupled with the centrifical rotational speed of the earth at the time of the pictures...albeit would be greater if you were physically located near the equator...and given the fact that the Rubicon has a winch on the front...not to mention the amount of dead insects on the Rubicon compared to the Sahara...could've/would've possibly led to the difference in measurements. Just sayin'.

That's just my SWAG (similar to a hypothesis) and .02 cents at an answer. ;):bandit:
 

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This morning a fellow gym member parked his/her stock Rubicon next to my Sahara. Mine looked slightly taller, but I have 33.2-inch tires —vs 32.7 on Rubicon, and a 3/4-inch front and 1/2-inch rear leveling kit.

BTW, yesterday I mounted a front Mopar steel bumper; that thing is heavy! The Rubicon had plastic bumpers, which weigh less than half of the steel ones.
 

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Check diff ground clearance. This is the important factor. Rubi should be much netter.
 

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Rubicon

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Sahara
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Tires on both Jeeps are at street pressure
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I would say measure your frame height that is what matters. Also measure them in the same location your talking half inch and three quarters of an inch any slop in a different spot could make a difference. Also make sure air pressure is the same in the tires. The Sahara looks to have a bigger gap under the mirror as well.
 

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