Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Garden Grove, CA
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Remember that if you buy the Rubi, you are spending a lot more money and then replacing a lot of parts anyway. 4 inches or more will require drive shaft mods either way and then add gears, chromoly axles, a lift, etc etc....
The only huge advantage with the Rubi if you are going to change a tone of parts anyway) is the 4.1transfer case, which I wish I had.
The D30 front in the X is good and I have a D44 in the rear, and with a $350 aussie locker in the front and the stock limited slip and traction control in the rear I have gone places I would not have thought possible with guys that are embarrassed that i could follow them.
If you are after a great rig for low dollars, go with the X and upgrade. If you want the best of the best then go with the Rubi. I will bet a paycheck that my X will go anywhere any Rubi will go and hold up doing it.
Its all a matter of your priorities and what you are willing to compromise on and how much you want to spend.
Let's face it, these things are never ending projects anyway, so how much you spend is only important if you don't have much to spend.
This debate goes on in every forum, and on and on....