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There's ZERO knock on the HR. Different people use jeeps for different things. I'm ordering a 3.5" AEV lift and 35" duratracs. So hard core guys would look at my jeep and not invite me rock crawling. That in no way means that my jeep isn't capable and perfect for what I want. Conversely, the HR is aimed at a certain market segment. And it's not hard core rock crawlers or over landers. If someone is offended because they have a cool looking jeep, that's just silly.


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My apologies, it's been a long day. I read your comment as suggesting that cool looks is the reason people purchase a Hard Rock, and those who care about functionality and usefulness buy the regular Rubicon--an either/or statement.

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Funny, I thought the X package came
Off the show room floor with functionality not included on other editions. We all prefer functionality, some of is just prefer to benchmark a bit higher than others <insert slap fight thingy here>


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Define functionality. I am getting a HRR, but I chose to pay the extra dough for it because when I built a Rubi side by side with it, it cost me $1169 for steel bumpers, slightly better rails, a "heat reduction" hood, wheels, and a black fuel door. Wheels and fuel door = mall ninja, hood functionality is up for debate, but the bumpers and rails alone made it worth the extra package cost to me. I think it's all in how you look at it.
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Man I really love the Blue Black look I wish the SRT came in that colour ,sigh..


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Funny, I thought the X package came
Off the show room floor with functionality not included on other editions. We all prefer functionality, some of is just prefer to benchmark a bit higher than others <insert slap fight thingy here>


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You're absolutely right, that's why I did a base rubicon and spent the $4,300 for AEV bumpers that hold 5 gallons of water that you can pump out. Does the swing out tire carrier come with the HR bumper? I can't wait for you to tell me how much the HR rear bumper does over stock bumper. Oh yeah, NOTHING.


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Define functionality. I am getting a HRR, but I chose to pay the extra dough for it because when I built a Rubi side by side with it, it cost me $1169 for steel bumpers, slightly better rails, a "heat reduction" hood, wheels, and a black fuel door. Wheels and fuel door = mall ninja, hood functionality is up for debate, but the bumpers and rails alone made it worth the extra package cost to me. I think it's all in how you look at it.

I too look forward to some testing on the HR hood. Those rails look perfect. I haven't see a close up pic of how close it gets to the rear tire. I know on the rubicon rails, they have to be trimmed along with the pinch seam. The HR rails remind me of the ACE rock rails. Those were great for me.


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On that note before this room erupts into an argument... Just as I mentioned that my build isn't for everybody, that's the only discussion I'm having. If I was truly "hardcore", those wussy e-lockers and thin front dana 44 would have to go. I'd have to install a pro rock 44 and ARB air lockers. But I will use the factory lockers etc because they fit what I need. Just as the HR fits certain needs for a different type of driver. That being said, we ALL know that the people that tend to feel like they have to build it up more for other people's approval, are building for looks or social recognition. We all buy jeeps for our own reasons. That's all. Not trying to piss anybody off.


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You're absolutely right, that's why I did a base rubicon and spent the $4,300 for AEV bumpers that hold 5 gallons of water that you can pump out. Does the swing out tire carrier come with the HR bumper? I can't wait for you to tell me how much the HR rear bumper does over stock bumper. Oh yeah, NOTHING.


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While I agree that the back bumper on a HR offers less functionality than AEV (it does allow you to only upgrade the tire swing for a larger tire instead of doing a whole new bumper install), I see the front bumper as a huge increase in functionality. I get a factory--blessed by Chrysler--steel bumper, which is winch ready (besides installing a mount) and can be turned into a stubby.

I used to have a big ole 07 JK with a huge stinger front bumper. My biggest fear driving around? An accident with a pedestrian, cyclist, or car. Aftermarket bumpers throw a new shade to liability and contributory negligence in the case of an accident. While a small percentage of us will have accidents, that was always in the back of my mind. Maybe I've finally become an old man.
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While I agree that the back bumper on a HR offers less functionality than AEV (it does allow you to only upgrade the tire swing for a larger tire instead of doing a whole new bumper install), I see the front bumper as a huge increase in functionality. I get a factory--blessed by Chrysler--steel bumper, which is winch ready (besides installing a mount) and can be turned into a stubby.



I used to have a big ole 07 JK with a huge stinger front bumper. My biggest fear driving around? An accident with a pedestrian, cyclist, or car. Aftermarket bumpers throw a new shade to liability and contributory negligence in the case of an accident. While a small percentage of us will have accidents, that was always in the back of my mind. Maybe I've finally become an old man.

I think you make an excellent point. Not that I'm an AEV fanboy, I've purchased plenty of products from other companies. The AEV is a Chrysler blessed product. Most of the mopar stuff is made by AEV anyway, so their all in bed together.


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I think she is every bit as bad ass as I had hoped...ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1408757080.924344.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1408757097.724361.jpg


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Looks fantastic. I love white.
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Looks fantastic. I love white.
Thanks! It's funny...this is the first non-black vehicle I've owned in 25 years and the contrast between the black trim and red accents is great. It was turning heads on the way home! Once I get a feel for it, will prob do a lift and new tires.
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