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Re: HELP!: Rubicon - Willys Wheeler War

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So, if I went with the Sport/Willys, I would want to add a steel bumper and, eventually, a winch.

How do the Rubicon 10a bumpers: Off-Road Bumper - 82213653 | Mopar

stack up against these AEV bumpers: AEV Conversions 10305055AB - AEV Front Premium Bumper for 07-15 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

or these Warn bumpers: WARN 87775 - WARN Elite Series Front Bumper for 07-15 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Other than price (willing to pay for quality) and aesthetics (in the eye of the beholder), is one stronger/better quality than the others, or is it a wash?

Thanks in advance for your advice to a newb!
The 10A bumpers are made by AEV. I would also look at poison spyder. There are a few other good ones out there.

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Re: HELP!: Rubicon - Willys Wheeler War

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The WW are nice, but I'd go with the Rubi HR all day (if you can swing it).

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Re: HELP!: Rubicon - Willys Wheeler War

I missed who made the comment earlier, but the Rubicon DOES NOT come with "air lockers", it has selectable electric lockers.

The 4:1 T-case is definitely more happy in rocks, the 2:72 will handle mud, snow, and sand better...keeping it as simple as possible.

Is there any reason a normal Rubicon isn't on your radar?

You can also just ditch the whole T-case and replace it with something from Atlas...in which case a 4:1 case will be easier to sell than a 2:72.

If the front axle is a concern because you'll be running 37's or larger, then either stock axle would need sleeves and gussets. Could you sleeve, gusset, and truss the Dana30, add a locker from ARB or the Auburn Ected LSD/Selectable locker and quick discos...and still come out money ahead over a Rubicon? Maybe...


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Question Re: HELP!: Rubicon - Willys Wheeler War

Well, I have narrowed my choices a bit since my last post. I have ruled out the Hard Rock as being a bit more $$$ than I am willing to pay.

This brings me to the Willys vs the Rubicon. With either model I would save up for a steel winch bumper and extended rock sliders. As for a lift in the future, I don't anticipate more than 1.5 - 2" and a slight tire upgrade to 33" when the stock tires need replacement. In addition to using my JKU as a daily commuter (2 hours round trip), I anticipate using it in snow and on trails/sand in the summer.

So here's my Question: since I won't be going mudding or rock crawling, would the Rubicon's added features be a noticeable/needed improvement for my proposed use over the Sport (Willys) with 3.73 axle?

Thanks for any advice.

P.S. Anybody heard anything about the proposed factory 2" lift option?
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Re: HELP!: Rubicon - Willys Wheeler War

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Well, I have narrowed my choices a bit since my last post. I have ruled out the Hard Rock as being a bit more $$$ than I am willing to pay.

This brings me to the Willys vs the Rubicon. With either model I would save up for a steel winch bumper and extended rock sliders. As for a lift in the future, I don't anticipate more than 1.5 - 2" and a slight tire upgrade to 33" when the stock tires need replacement. In addition to using my JKU as a daily commuter (2 hours round trip), I anticipate using it in snow and on trails/sand in the summer.

So here's my Question: since I won't be going mudding or rock crawling, would the Rubicon's added features be a noticeable/needed improvement for my proposed use over the Sport (Willys) with 3.73 axle?

Thanks for any advice.

P.S. Anybody heard anything about the proposed factory 2" lift option?
The Rubicon will certainly be more capable out of the box in case you decide you want to do more hardcore stuff once you get your Jeep. Additionally, you never know if/when the extra capability could come in handy. However, it sounds like the Willys Wheeler will be more than capable enough for your uses.
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Re: HELP!: Rubicon - Willys Wheeler War

You might say that I don't wheel hard enough if I haven't found the limits of a Sport on mud tires, 3.73's and an LSD (essentially your Willys)...but I will say that I've got the underbody damage to prove that I haven't babied the Jeep in the rocks.

Get the Rubicon if funds permit and you realistically see yourself getting into this pretty hardcore....if not, then be realistic about what a Willys can and cannot do, and drive it without regrets. Neither is going to win KOH off the factory floor, but either has the capability to keep a smile on your face.


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