ladies and gents,
Dilemma here....I picked up recently an 08 4 dr JK. Very clean ride, but I started making the list of parts, bumpers, lift, wheels and tires etc, you know the drill.
I came across an 07 JK already lifted (not sure what lift but looks like short arm, 77k miles, 6 speed, some argent pintler wheels on 32 ish tires, bumpers, winch an a few more add ons and a hardtop). This is a dealer Jeep, was traded in, and looks like the jeep was only a mall crawler, not wheeled what is a plus. No navigation, but otherwise seems pretty loaded.
As mentioned I had started my list with parts, suspension, axles, etc, and seems like the Rubi is the way to go. I can probably sell my 08 for about $14-15k and pick the Rubi ideally in the $21K (add another $2K or so on taxes) range. So about $7-8K difference.... Yay, nay?
Spend the difference in my JK and actually build it better than the Rubicon
1- Superturdy d60 axles (I can pick a set for about a grand and dump another couple grand on gears and lockers) $3-4K with tone rings and speed sensor crap.
2- long arm suspension $2-3K
3- bumpers and winch another $1k-1500
What are your thoughts? WWJKOwners do?