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Old 11-20-2017, 01:01 PM
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Cool Are you getting a JL? What are your plans for it?

So there is a lot of buzz around the Jeep Wrangler JL launch, and we are excited to get ours ASAP. But in the meantime how would you build yours?
We have worked with Interactive Garage in the past to showcase our products and are looking forward to seeing what the JL holds for us.

4" and 40's?!??!?!

http://www.interactivegarage.com/dem...ed-rubicon-v1/
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:59 PM
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I ordered a red JLU Rubicon almost 3 weeks ago. I'll have to look at it closely to see what I want to do first, but the first mod I did on my 08 was a Rancho oil pan skid plate. If the oil pan looks vulnerable on the JL, I'll be looking to you guys for a solution like that.

I'm going to run the stock 33's probably until they wear out. I then might go to 35's. They say you can run 35's on the JL without a lift, but I still think a 2" lift will be desireable.

Has Rancho been able to get at least specs on the JL to develop products, or will that be waiting until you get your hands on yours?

I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

Mine is a 3.6 manual that, other than cloth seats, will be loaded. Oh, I almost forgot...I'll be adding a Smittybilt X20 10k winch within a few days of taking delivery.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:03 PM
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FYI, the link isn't working right now.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:15 AM
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That's weird...

Interactive Garage | Demo

Under demo, Jeep

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Ordered a JLUR a little over 3 weeks ago. Really excited about this new JL. I've never owned a Rubicon before as my last 3 JK's have all been Sport S's. Not planning on anything just yet since the Rubicon in stock form is prettty much capable of any of the off-roading I'll be doing. I did get the steel bumpers in case I want to mount a winch.
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Old 01-13-2018, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by txroamer View Post
Ordered a JLUR a little over 3 weeks ago. Really excited about this new JL. I've never owned a Rubicon before as my last 3 JK's have all been Sport S's. Not planning on anything just yet since the Rubicon in stock form is prettty much capable of any of the off-roading I'll be doing. I did get the steel bumpers in case I want to mount a winch.
I think you'll be thrilled. I went to my dealership yesterday and parked my JK Rubicon right next to a new JL Rubicon. I've got 33's and a 2" lift, and the new Rubicon stood slightly taller and the tires looked bigger. I've been certain I'm going to go with 35's on mine, but now I'm not so sure I need to.

My new JL Rubi is in transit, so I should see it at the dealership any day. It will come to Indy by truck from Toledo, and it is only a 4 hour drive. Man, I'm going nuts! I'll post some pics when I get my hands on it.
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Don't plan on getting one myself. Jeep is taking all the fun out of it anyway...that JL Rubicon looks to sit about the same as my JK and has the same tires from the factory. Goodness, leave something for the enthusiast to do! jk, I'd buy one if I was in the market and/or had $$$$.
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Guy at work just picked up his new Rubicon, wife was at dealer Friday and saw some new ones. I plan on getting one next year...hopefully they up their wheel choices. I'm not a fan of black wheels and the others look cheap.



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I was excited about the JL,-( this will also be my first Wrangler ) - I even joined up the JL forums, but after looking over the prices and specs Im 99.9% sure Ill be getting a 2018 JK Willys W 2 door. The 2 door JLs are delayed in production and theyve already increased prices before Ive actually even witnessed one in the wild ( so to speak).

Plus another negative for me about the JL is its a totally new model design/ new tranny, untested in the real world. There could be lots of problems nobody has even discovered yet. My final verdict is going with the tried and true JK.

For around 35K Im able to get a whole lot more of what I want right from the factory versus settling for a JL Sport or Sport S with only a few cosmetic / convenience options available and still lacking the higher gear ratio performance suspension etc.

If I could wait a few years, Id consider the JL after all the early bugs have been worked out, but Im not in a hurry to pay more to be a guinea pig member of FCAs test market.

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