Flying? YUK :-x No thanks, I've had way too much airport time.XJ Knight said:A nice flight with some of those air plane peanuts and then... ROAD TRIP!
I don't plan on doing anything with a Rubi except wheeling it during the day. We have a 40' land yacht (motorhome) and we currently tow the KJ. If we get a Rubi (I want to say when we get a Rubi), we'll tow it instead. My KJ tops out at about 4500+ pounds (believe it or don't), and I think a stock Rubi might be about 1K lighter.rubicon joe said:I know it's a rare bird to find in the Rubicon model, but If I were to do it over, I would hold out for a TJ unlimited, I sure could use the extra space on over night camping trips.
Oh HELL YEA!!!XJ Knight said:A nice flight with some of those air plane peanuts and then... ROAD TRIP!
It was past mile 9.8 and past the tree line. In thinking about the switchback, it was about usual for the trails we have been on in the San Juans, but what made it a no-go for the KJ was the grade coupled with lots of erosion right where you are coming out of the switchback. We met a couple of quads coming down and they said it got worse the further up you went.katswuy said:... where on Yankee Boy did you find that tight of a switchback?
Welcome to ROF John!johncanfield said:In thinking about Tigger's Rubi, it dawned on me it was highly customized/modified and probably not something a Jeep dealer would/could work on (except for maybe the engine.) I can and do wrench and have a pretty decent shop, but sometimes I would rather pay the dealer to make something happen. So maybe the best deal is to buy a stock or mostly stock Rubi and take it from there.
The debate between stick and auto has been known to start wars. I wheel a stick shift and sometimes I wish it was an auto, especially when I am in a rock garden. Easiest to wheel would be an the auto since you do not need to worry about rolling back on a rock while you ease on the gas.johncanfield said:So the question is focused about what's the easiest to wheel, and then what's the best to wheel.
The thought of pushing in the clutch at a 30 degree incline is not pretty.
It really varies based on the hill height, angle and the soil. When in 4low, sometime I use 2nd gear but others I need 4-5th to keep the wheel rpms up due to sliding backwards. 1st gear I save for rock crawling since it is too low for trail riding.For you manual tranny wheelers, do you primarily stay in 1st or 2nd when climbing? Ever a need to shift while climbing? (I'm talking about a good grade here...)
Eventually you will learn how to maneuver the rig and in some areas a TJ is better than an LJ and vise-versa. I am a trail-guide/spotter and on multiple occasions seen an LJ walk right over rocks where a TJ gets stuck every time.So is the standard wheelbase Wrangler the best compromise for wheeling and doing some rocks?
There is no set breakdown point since it varies based on the modifications and once something breaks, like an axle shaft, you are better upgrading so it never happens again.Mileage: Looks like 2003-4 Rubis have about 50K miles and up (saw one on the Internet at 100K+ miles.) Is there any mileage benchmark when stuff usually starts breaking?
Exactly what I thought. I also agree I think I want a stock or nearly stock Rubi and lift it enough for 33s and then add a few trail goodies.KaiserJeep said:.. Tigger's ride is a steal at that price..