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Thinking about making a change, need advice from like minded people (KJ owners)


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One thing that does not sit well with me about the JL Rubicons is that now they have ATs instead ...

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Old 12-28-2017, 11:32 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
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One thing that does not sit well with me about the JL Rubicons is that now they have ATs instead of MTs. If they softened on the tire choice, you know under the skin it's even more poser. The Rubicon name shouldn't be applied to anything 4 door even, those things are a bus off road and need massive lifts and tires to get a good break over angle.

Yeah, I know I run ATs but I don't act like the KJ is a KOH buggy, it's a solid jack of all trades vehicle, the Rubicons should be a no compromise off roader, like how the TJs were (within reason of what can be sold new).
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:15 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tjkj2002 View Post
I've seen some vids of that new GM also,and right in my neck of the woods in Colorado.Even been to the same area's they took it on,what they didn't show you was the line of prius's and subaru's that passed a few mins ahead of them to view outlook.

I've also wheeled with some stock Rubicons,the TJ Rubicon's yeah could take a beating but the JK version not so much when stock.They really cheaped out on the JK.
Yeah fair enough. I'm not familiar with the areas they were at and I realize lots of the videos are Chevy giving someone a vehicle to do a "review".

The good news is I have seen a few videos of guys jumping them already so hopefully we'll find out what they're really made of soon.
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I would go the Rubicon.
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Yeah fair enough. I'm not familiar with the areas they were at and I realize lots of the videos are Chevy giving someone a vehicle to do a "review".

The good news is I have seen a few videos of guys jumping them already so hopefully we'll find out what they're really made of soon.
Jumping them only means one thing, some jerk thought it would be either fun or an advertising " look at me " so next day was back in the dealership/ shop getting suspension reworked.
Buddy took his old 1968 Plymouth station wagon with 340,000 miles and jumped it over a ramp we made in the hay field couple of years back. He did drive it another two days to work before he laid down alongside the road.
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Originally Posted by tommudd View Post
Jumping them only means one thing, some jerk thought it would be either fun or an advertising " look at me " so next day was back in the dealership/ shop getting suspension reworked.
Buddy took his old 1968 Plymouth station wagon with 340,000 miles and jumped it over a ramp we made in the hay field couple of years back. He did drive it another two days to work before he laid down alongside the road.
The guy I've seen with the most jump videos is a fellow I've been following on their forum. The videos don't have an advertising feel to them. They seem like they come from a legit owner who is a bit crazy, but I wouldn't go so far as to call the guy a jerk. He starts off small and everyone eggs him on to hit it harder so he keeps posting more vids of himself hitting it harder each time. And I'm.not sitting here saying I need a vehicle that can be jumped I'm saying that there are already guys beating the piss out of these trucks so it won't take long to find out what's going to break them. So far that guy hasn't put up any posts saying he broke his truck. So far....
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Picked up my 2018 Colorado ZR2 last week and said goodbye to my KJ this past weekend. Its been fun, thanks for all the help guys!

I have a pair of 927 springs that were used for about 500 kms and a pair of 60069 shocks that were used for about 500 kms if anyone wants them I will sell for a good deal.
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