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    JK Enthusiast JKnewb's Avatar
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    Default Difference between X and Sahara?

    I'm in the market to trade in my 2 door x for an unlimited.

    Local dealer has an unlimited sahara that I might be interested in. My question, after looking over many pics of the shara, what is the difference between them (X and sahara) other then hard top and painted fender flares?

    For the life of me I don't see any other differences.

    Thanks for any response,
    Ryan
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    2012 JK Unlimited Sport
    Deep Chery Red
    6 speed
    Dual tops
    Max tow package
    Banks ram cold air intake

    Had:
    07 JK 2 door
    Red Rock Crystal
    6 speed
    Soft top- Full hard doors
    PureJeep CAI
    Husky floor liners
    BF Goodrich 32" MTs

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    Not sure if you are looking at new or used, anyway one difference might be the Yes material on the seats. Another will probably be the shocks as well as tire and rim set up.
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    Thanks. I did notice that the Sahara has 16 inch rims with bridgestone tires, my x came with 17's and wranglers. I would love to be able to keep my wheels/tires and swap them to the Sahara if I end up buying.

    Didn't know about the int or shocks, I'll see if the dealer has any clue. I asked them what the difference between the two is other then what I mentioned here, and they didn't have a clue.

    It is a 2007 unlimited, so not sure if that changes what the difference could be. And mine is a 2007 x.
    Have:
    2012 JK Unlimited Sport
    Deep Chery Red
    6 speed
    Dual tops
    Max tow package
    Banks ram cold air intake

    Had:
    07 JK 2 door
    Red Rock Crystal
    6 speed
    Soft top- Full hard doors
    PureJeep CAI
    Husky floor liners
    BF Goodrich 32" MTs

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    Check the tire/rim, if 16" not stock.
    And if you wish to keep your tire/rim combo tell them that.
    On used vehicles they can do a lot and will to sell
    You may also be getting 4:10 gears with the Sahara.
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    93 Wrangler
    95 Sahara :sad:
    95 Cherokee sport
    2002 Wrangler Sport
    2004 Wrangler Unlimited
    2007 Wrangler Unlimited

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2rock View Post
    Are you sure about the rims? Sahara comes stock with 18" rims (not 16")... X's come stock with 16" rims, and can be upgraded to 17".
    Sahara's came with 17" or 18".
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    Previous Jeeps:
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    93 Wrangler
    95 Sahara :sad:
    95 Cherokee sport
    2002 Wrangler Sport
    2004 Wrangler Unlimited
    2007 Wrangler Unlimited

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubidon View Post
    Sahara's came with 17" or 18".
    Unless something changed the '08's and '09's do not have the 17" as an option on the Sahara. I wanted 17" when I ordered my '08, but they were not an option anymore.

    other differences include the fabric as mentioned, teh YES is standard on a Sahara. Diferent color accents in the interior, MYGIG is an option, and the shocks & springs allow for a little smother ride, but not very noticible from the X, more so from the Rubicon, but they perform just fine off road. You also have the option of the Khaki top which you can't get in either an X or Rubicon. beyond that and what has been mentioned I can't think of any other differences
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    Dealer quoted me that size rim, here is a pic of the jeep through their website:

    http://images.autotrader.com/images/..._A.562x421.jpg
    Have:
    2012 JK Unlimited Sport
    Deep Chery Red
    6 speed
    Dual tops
    Max tow package
    Banks ram cold air intake

    Had:
    07 JK 2 door
    Red Rock Crystal
    6 speed
    Soft top- Full hard doors
    PureJeep CAI
    Husky floor liners
    BF Goodrich 32" MTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2rock View Post
    Those rims are the 18" Sahara rims. As usual- dealer doesn't know his product.

    Appreciate the info! I figured out that the dealer didn't know the product when they couldn't tell me the difference between the 2 models
    Last edited by JKnewb; 11-14-2008 at 11:18 AM.
    Have:
    2012 JK Unlimited Sport
    Deep Chery Red
    6 speed
    Dual tops
    Max tow package
    Banks ram cold air intake

    Had:
    07 JK 2 door
    Red Rock Crystal
    6 speed
    Soft top- Full hard doors
    PureJeep CAI
    Husky floor liners
    BF Goodrich 32" MTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2rock View Post
    what size rim do you have on your current JK?

    FWIW- 18" is harder to find tires for, and the tires cost more.
    I have the 5 spoke 17's on my 07. I like them much more then the 18's that the Sahara has. I've researched tires and seems far cheaper to replace 17's. I like the style of the rim much more too, looks like the rubicon style.
    Have:
    2012 JK Unlimited Sport
    Deep Chery Red
    6 speed
    Dual tops
    Max tow package
    Banks ram cold air intake

    Had:
    07 JK 2 door
    Red Rock Crystal
    6 speed
    Soft top- Full hard doors
    PureJeep CAI
    Husky floor liners
    BF Goodrich 32" MTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKnewb View Post
    I'm in the market to trade in my 2 door x for an unlimited.

    Local dealer has an unlimited sahara that I might be interested in. My question, after looking over many pics of the shara, what is the difference between them (X and sahara) other then hard top and painted fender flares?

    For the life of me I don't see any other differences.

    Thanks for any response,
    Ryan
    First you have to find out what package comes with the Jeep...My Unlimited X included 17"rims...Don't have any power options,autostart,ETC...Study the packages they come with...Good Luck...

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