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2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M) Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I love my TJ Rubi. She's a gas to drive and be seen driving. You can't just can't beat top-down-doors-off Jeep'n fun. Took her on the Rubicon Trail stock and she bottomed out a few times. A 4 inch lift kit and 33" MTRs and she'll go anywhere. Gas mileage stinks but so what. It's a Jeep!
Off road capability. Endless supply of aftermarket goodies.
Phased plasma cannon in the 100W range.
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M) Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
I have had this car for about 3 1/2 years now and I have not had any major problems. Very reliable and rugged vehicle. Excellent in the snow, dirt, mud. The rugged tires will get you out of any situation. Jump curbs, logs, boulders. Anything! Basically as far as off road capability you couldnt ask for anything more. The jeep is not a very great in the highway. Its noisy, rough ride (you will feel every bump), and will cost you a lot in gas. (be prepared for that)
Love the fact that I dont have to worry about the weather with this car. I know no matter what I will get to my destination. Taking the Top Off and driving it into city or the beach is best. You will definitely get lots of attention in this car.
Improving the ride (very rough on the highway and you will feel every bump),improve the interior, improve the gas mileage. ...but hey.... its a jeep!
2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M) Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
This is our third Jeep from the Wrangler family. Love it so far. Best ride and functionality of the group (we still own the other two). They finally catered to those of us in the south and added functional A/C. The only downside is the vulnerability. We've been broken into 3 times in 3 weeks. I guess that's the drawback of the soft-top.
A/C! (Ride in a CJ or YJ with the top on for a couple of days, then tell me the A/C isn't your favorite feature.) Uncomparable capability off-road. Stereo much improved over previous models.
Gas mileage. Off the line acceleration with the 5-speed leaves something to be desired. Need a better glove box lock. Apparently even when locked, they still pull open easily. Learned this the hard way
Overall, my little beast is a dream come true! I love everything about it (except the gas mileage, but that comes with the territory)! I put a 3.5" Super Flex Rubicon Express Lift Kit suspension lift and a 1.25" body lift to fit the 305x70x16 (original rims) tires. She's a little monster now! I couldn't have asked for a more fun vehicle to own and drive. Just driving around and watching the heads turn make me love it just that much more!
Flexible upgrading capabilities at a decent price, off-roading capabilities, convertability, cleanability, interior design, exterior desing that screams "take me off road and get me muddy!!"
Lower seat backs (I'm 5'3 and can't see over the seats when backing out).
I love my Rubicon and there is no other stock SUV or 4x4 that can do what this Jeep can do on or off road. I have 31,500 miles on it and have not had any problems with it yet. I take it off road 2 or 3 times a month with member's of my Jeep group and more than a few of them have bought one because of how good it does on and off road.
Everything except the stock tires.
Need to go with BF Goodrich KO/MT tire's. The stock tire's are junk on and off road.
Still very impressed with my Jeep. I lifted 3" (Rubicon Express) and put all sorts of plates underneath. Other than that it is stock and so far has gone everywhere I wanted to go. I have been on several 4 rated trails and have never been stuck. The lockers are great! I have only had one small mechanical problem with the front locker and the dealer fixed it in one day.
Looks, capability of vehicle. If I want to go somewhere way of the beaten path, I can.
Gas mileage. Don't go way off road with out extra gas!
Love the Jeep and dual top group, easy to work on and with the lockers this thing will go anywhere. Lifted it up 6" and added some 35" tires. The new suspension lift actually makes it ride better than stock. The Rubicon is the model to buy. Love the 7 speaker sound system.
Lockers Dana 44's with 4.10 gearing. Style and appearance.
Tires (MT/R) ride terrible on and off road
I've almost always owned one Jeep or another and currently own 2. If you're tired of dumping huge amounts of money into building a capable off-roader, get yourself into a Rubicon. I'll be starting with a Rubicon as a base for building from here on out because you just can't build a more serious off-road vehicle for the money. Buy one and drive it from the dealership directly to the nearest (and most extreme) trail and have fun knowing you'll go anywhere! I love my '04 more than any Jeep I've built (including a '59, '76 and an '88). The seats need lower lumbar support but it's more comfortable by far than it's predecessors. Save your "build-up" cash for something else - buy a Rubicon instead.
Capability ... period.
Seats need to be a bit more refined. Seatbelt can get slammed when closing door.
I have had a number of cars in my 52 years, but none that I love more than my 2004 Rubicon. I loved the feeling of freedom with the Safari top in the summer and the warmth and security of the hardtop in the winter. I like putting my camping gear in the back and heading off to the back country in search of my Shangri La. I love the feeling of power driving through the loose sands of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and locking the Dana 44s when the going gets tough. Apparently someone else liked my Rubicon as well, because they hijacked it from my drive Wed. night. It feels like my best friend is lost. I want my Rubi back!
I love the way the back end of a Wrangler whips around when you are parking or negotiating corners. I love the strength and power when climbing the vertical stuff. I like the responsiveness of the flat head 6 cylinder engine. I love it's rugged, independent look. What's not to like?
Come on, couldn't you do something about that gas mileage? The hard top is just a little hard to unbolt without dropping the nuts, especially the front bolts by the door mounts. Couldn't you design a way to remove the doors without damaging the paint? A swing away gate for the spare would be nice.
This is a highly capable off road vehicle that takes command of the situation. The ride and handling characteristics are what one should expect of a true off road vehicle. This vehicle is highly impractical for anything other than fun. But fun is what I bought it for!
The drop top.
Make it easier to drop the top.
This is a very competent vehicle, for off-roading, but as a daily driver it leaves much to be desired. The Goodyear MTR tires howl like a lonely dog wishing for the moon. The wind noise is certainly there, but you wouldn't know thanks to the tires. You also need to choose your back seat passengers with care, as they may need to be extra nimble to get in and out. The performance is lack luster at best, with the engine attempting to lug around 3700+ pounds, which also offsets any hope of reasonable gas mileage. It will get down and dirty in the off road enviorment, but other than that, you should have limited expectations.
I like the style and semi macho appearance, and the front seat cabin is reasonably comfortable considering the mission. After all this is a Jeep.
This thing needs more power, and another gear in the automatic to help with highway cruising.
I traded a Wrangler Sport for my Rubicon. I found that the Rubicon would go where the Sport would only try to go ...without adding a lift, tires, and lockers. This Rubicon is simply a better stock Jeep. It has the same great features as the Sport such as the covertible top, ease in parking, and fun driving. In addition, I found that it will go off- road where the Sport could only dream of going with the Rubicon's stock front and rear lockers, 16' wheel set, and the additional lift to accomodate the 31' wheels. This Rubicon is truly the Jeep that I would expect all Jeeps to be.
The off road readiness of this vehicle. I'm sure this Jeep could get stuck but it would take much more than the Northeast snow can dish out. Great performance in this off-road fun filled vehicle. Mileage is not as bad as expected, a consistant 22 mpg on the open highway.
Improved MPG would be suggested. Optional diesel and/or V8 engine would be fantastic.
The Jeep is a blast. Rides much better than my 1990 SE. I am happy with the purchase, use it mostly to go to and from work (live in the country) and off road now and then. The ride is a bit jittery on secondary roads and require me to hold onto the wheel tight. The driving position is very uncomfortable. My left arm gets tired holding the wheel and I feel boxed in with the door right on my shoulder. The loop door handle is useless. The gas mileage is horrible (14.36 average), the 5 speed shifts like a old farm tractor. In 2nd to 3rd gear the motor is guttless. The 7 speaker stereo system is poor. But even with all these little annoyances, the RUBI is a blast to drive.
Looks, off road capablility, the cool factor, new friends I am making with the Jeep Rubicon.
More HP (about 50), better gas mileage, better seating erognomics, about 3 inches between the door and the seat would solve.... I need somewhere to put my arm when it is not hanging out the window. 2nd to 3rd gear needs to be regeared... I have a head of steam going and bamn, 3rd gear and it dies.
This is the jeep of all jeeps - a brute.
two fire extinguishers seat covers , steering wheel cover and off road fog lights
more power , and better gas mileage
there's nothing like driving a jeep, and this is the best, looking, rideing, feeling, offroad capable jeep ever made. hands down.
axle locks, 4 to 1 low gear tranfer case, removable top, the stock goodyear mtr tires are asome afer i lift my rubicon im buying a larger set of them they are asome off road and street tires.
It takes whatever I can throw at it and keeps going! Amazing 4x4!
I have changed the suspension system by lifting my jeep 2 1/2 inches with a rancho lift system. The stock suspension system was a hard ride and this lift heped soften it upas well as give more clearance for off roading, my intial purpose for this ride. I have not had any major problems with any systems on this vehicle. It has been a great ride both on and off road. I have been able go places that I would not go with anything less than a 4 wheel drive with locks could go.
My favorite feature has got to be the locker system.
A softer stock suspension system, mine has made a world of difference.
I've had my silver/black Rubicon now for just two weeks, but so far the experience has been great. When comparing this to a '95 Wrangler Sport 4.0L that I owned, I've noticed night and day differences in some areas. The soundproofing from road noise is much better! Interior comfort level is vastly better. The Sound System is HUGELY better (7 speaker system in the new one). The biggest difference, in a negative light, is that my new Rubicon is a Dog... I've got the 4.0L Inline 6, with the 5 speed manual tranny, and it's not quick by any means (my '95 was better). Not to mention the terrible gas mileage. On a positive note, Dual Tops are Great!
Rugged Looks, Meaty Tires, Dual Top Flexibility, Runs 'Regular' unleaded fuel, Great Sound System, Jeep Heritage & by far the most important... The envy of my friends, family, and coworkers!
Better gas mileage! Higher performance from the powertrain around town. And of course, lower price.....
I love everything about it. Its well worth the extra money.
4.11 gears and removable top, sound system is nice also.
Make everything waterproof
Awesome ride, most fun car you'll ever own. Also has more accessories than youll know what to do with!!
For darn near forever we've wanted a REAL Jeep. I've had other 4X4's and an 85 4 Cyl Cherokee that was darn near impossible to destroy (other than self inflicted wounds). It took me everywhere I wanted to go and then some. Our Astro van had 0ver 200K on it and the wife said "Let's get me (meaning her)a Jeep". Eh....ok. Gave the van to the kids and we bought a Solar Yellow Rubicon, loaded. Wife went from Soccer Mom to "Who's yer Mommy?" Are we happy with it? Very much so! Her Jeep...MY payments and upkeep...But I did get to "Accesorize" it and I have weekend visitation rights!!! WOO HOO...I can live with that!
Everything. I...er....We got the Rubicon. Not much more to say!
Jeep should have engineered in the 4 inch lift kit I had installed (Superlift Rock Crawler w/ Bilstein Shocks). An external trans cooler for the slow going with an Automatic. I put on a Warn winch and bumpers, slide tubes (nerf bars), REAL off highway lighting (Hella 4000)
The Rubicon is everything I thought it would be, and more. It handles very well around town and thinks nothing of off-roading. Haven't had a chance to try the lockers out yet, but hopefully soon. Jeep has outdone themselves with the exterior styling of the Rubicon - between the Moab rims, diamond plate rocker guards and MTRs. The interior is simple, but attractive. I find the operation of the soft top to be quick and simple, despite what others say. My last vehicle was a '96 Cherokee Sport. The Rubicon, even with the soft top, is not much louder on the highway than the Cherokee was. The Rubicon is truly the essence of Jeep.
Exterior appearance, interior simplicity, off-road performance, on- road handling.
Fuel economy; shifting is a little rough.
With out a doubt the best Jeep DC has ever turned out. Its offroad capabilities are insane. On road fuel economy becomes a problem especially b/c of the gearing but one cannot deny the fun factor in this car. In the interior space is at a premium and this car was definetly designed for two people. There is very few things you cannot do in this vehicle.
4 to 1 transfer case. LOCKERS.
Two inches of lift from the factory
I LOVE this vehicle! I've been in Wranglers before, but NEVER one like this! This vehicle is DEFINATELY for the more adventurous driver. Would recommend it to ANYONE! I was in an accident, hit by another driver - her fault, and man did those tires survive a beating! The wheel fenders took the impact, saving me from being smashed in by my driver's side door. I believe the Rubi saved my life!
Crawling capabilities - will crawl out of and over almost anything!
FUEL ECONOMY! With gas prices rising, it's harder to explore and get adventurous with the Rubi without burning a whole in my pocket it seems.
This is my 4th Jeep. I tradeded in my '02 Cherokee Overland for a Rubicon. My CJs/Wranglers have been the most dependable vehicles I've owned. They're simple and easy to work on. As long as you know what your're getting into, I can't see how you'd be disappointed. The Rubicon is designed for off road use, although it rides fine on the highway. Because of the gearing, it's not the quickest horse out of the gate however. If you want more car like performance, choose a traditional Wrangler. One tip: always keep up with the drivetrain maintenance.
Off road capability, suspension
Redesign the soft tops so that you can roll up the side windows like the old CJs.
This is my third Jeep; 1999, 2002 and now a 2004. This is by far the best one of the bunch! It rides much better and the sound deadening improvements are huge! I can't wait to test its off road capabilities.
- Smooth ride over previous year models - Rigidity - Commanding view - Jeep name and resale value
- Better fuel mileage
this is an awesome car. Although, it is a bit loud with the soft top on at high speeds and the handling is pretty bad at high speeds as well. This car is very fun to drive on and off the road. Great for anyone.
Removable Top that isnt hard to handle. Very easy to off road with. Tons of aftermarket product.
I use my Rubicon as both a daily driver AND a weekend off-roader. These guys have done their homework...this is destined to go down as one of the great Jeeps. The vehicle feels very solid, and is prepared to tackle any obstacle. It is a lot quieter than I expected, and the ride is smooth on the highway (for a Jeep). It is rugged and fun, and one of the few vehicles left that can be easily worked on...though I have yet to have any problems at 3000 miles. I have NEVER enjoyed a vehicle this much. If you want soft fuzzy comfort, go buy a Mercedes. This is not for the latte-drinking suburban soccer moms. All meat, no fluff.
-The entire off-road package...very well thought out. -Powerful heating and air conditioning. -Round headlights!
-Fuel economy! -Second and third gear ratios could be closer together. -Third seat belt in back seat should be standard. -Flip latch on driver's seat as well as passenger's. -Free access to all fire roads nationwide (hey, it's worth a shot)
Bought my Rubicon as a wedding gift to ourselves in 2002. Great wedding gift. It's a rough ride and truck like, the way Jeeps are meant to be. Never expected to ride like a BMW. Having many of the upgrades from the factory saved from trying to upgrade myself and messing it up or finding someone to do it right. In the Army for 14yrs, and taught soldiers how to drive Hummers and larger vehicles. I can say the Rubicon is as capable as Hummer. And at a lot lower cost. But never been to a Jamboree though. Looking forward to one after coming back form Iraq.
Stock Dana 44s, air lockers, 31" tires, topeless and doorless. 4.0L has adequate power. Great drivetrain ratios. Really go anywhere. Still looks like a Jeep.
better bumpers, additional fuse box for accesories, waterproof seats, better quality control, stronger tailgate hinge (too weak for 31s and bike rack), more power from engine, better fuel economy
this car is awsome its the first new car ive ever purchased and its great it handes great and it performs perfectly off road
the 4x4 the ruggedness and the stock 31" tires
a bigger lift and light bar included
PRICE IS INSANE. ENGINE IS NOISY, TIRES ARE LOUD AND BLAST PAINT JOB WITH ROCKS.TRANNY DOES NOT SHIFT SMOOTHLY,STOCK STEREO SYSTEM IS USELESS. FUN TO DRIVE WITH TOP AND DOORS OFF. RUGGED
REMOVABLE DOORS AND TOP. RUGGED DRIVETRAIN.REAR VIEW MIRROR W/ COMPASS MAP LIGHTS, AND TEMP. SEAT DESIGN.
BETTER STEREO SYSTEM. MUD FLAPS. ADD SOUND MAT UNDER HOOD AND BEHIND DASH. JUSTIFY PRICE.
This is an overall great vehicle. :)
The driver seat. ;)
Back seat comfort is a little low.
Out of the box, the best performing off- roading SUV available.
Surprisingly quiet, smooth ride in a rugged vehicle-an improvement over my old Wrangler Sport-only highway moise is the big treaded tires. Good, basic tried and true vehicle. Excellent off road capabilities-probably hte best stock vehicle ever built for orr-road, but not a bad daily driver, either. A little difficult to get kids in back with only one lifting seat, but otherwise fine. Lots of cuhy refinements over prior models.
The only convetible that will tow my boat. Great visibility, easy to park- climbs just about anything. Good basic design, with a few improvements in basic ammenities, without becoming overly complicated.
Driver's seat should lift as does passenger. Fewer paved roads.
The Jeep Wrangler has been the icon vehicle since its introduction in WW2. My first experience as a Jeep owner has been a bad one. The manual trans is hard to shift and pops out of gear constantly. It also occationally wont shift into a gear for whatever reason. I took mine to a dealer 4 times and Jeep "can find a problem". I also have the dual top version. Believe it or not the Hard top leaks worse than the soft top in a car wash. I was actually told by Jeep that "convertables leak" and I shouldn't go through car washes. I have had several convertables, and the Wrangler leaks like there is a window open.
Fix the manual trans or stop selling it, it drives like a 1920 farm tractor. Add a larger seal on the rear hatch for the hard top, this would fix the leak, and allow people to go through car washes.
Overall the vehicle has performed in an outstanding fashion. The Rubicon is really designed for off-road use. It performs extremely well over difficult terrain. It has excellent ground clearance and does not require a lift for most off-road uses. It comes standardard with Goodyear MT tires that afford excellent traction. The 4:1 low range gearing permits this vehicle to attack a 60 degree incline without wheel slippage. The locking front and rear differentials permit travel in the most difficult terrains.
Excellent ground clearance Low range gearing for off road use Underbody armoring for protection Locking differentials
The current design has the spare tire attached to the rear door. Given that the larger tire weighs more this causes warping of the rear cargo door. I have modified the rear bumper and spare tire holder to better accomodate the extra tire.
I recently purchased a 2004 Rubicon and have been pleasantly surprised with its performance and comfort. I had purchased a 98 Wrangler SE new for my son 6 years ago, and he still is in love with it. It doesn't look at all like the jeep we bought, due to all the excellent upgrades that are available. But it has been trouble free, so I expect the same out of the Rubicon. The difference between the 4.0 litre and the 2.4 is big in performance and smoothness. The Rubicon also is a much more comfortable ride with the Quadracoil and gas shocks, and generally has pretty good road manners.
Redesign the soft top. My wife is a good, tough, outdoor type girl, but I'm tired of hearing her complain about busting up her hands everytime we do a quick put-up before a rain storm. (I didn't want to say that she breaks nails)
a little gutless 4 all the hype..after market chip,exaust,air brought it up to expectation...now a lift will be a killer road worthy,trail worthy,daily driver
soft top installiation
i'm having transfer case problems at 451 miles out of the dealer. aft drive shaft, and speed sensor seal. been waiting a week to get the parts. i've read several reviews with the same problem. havn't even taken it off road yet, just to and from work. t case was nearly out of fluid, jeep won't replace it, that's great customer service for ya. i can only hope this is the last time i have problems, or i'll just let that t case leak all the way down until it burns up, then they'll be getting me one.
great to drive, at least for me. very practical, with just enough to keep it modern. convertable for the summer, the best off road capablities second to none, and still has the classic jeep look.
better quality, dealers need to test drive vehicles about 20 or so miles prior to delivery with customer to catch unseen problems from the factory. better gas mileage is possible right now, manufactures need to figure this out.
Traded in my '92 4-cyl YJ. Talk about an upgrade! This thing is sweet! Everything is improved. Much smoother and quieter ride compared to my old leaf-sprung YJ. The interior is quite comfortable. Definitely go for the dual top option and full doors; well worth it.
Dana 44 axles. Locking diffs. 7-spkr sound. Diamond plate sill guards.
It's nearly perfect!
I have owned many jeeps including, cj 5, cj7, scramblers and a wrangler. the rubicon is by far the best of all. coil springs improve the ride over the earlier models.I got the upgraded sound system, which is great. the ride on the street and off road is better then any jeep i have ever driven. The rubicon is worth ever penny.
this is a hot rod jeep straight from the factory.
I have never had so many compliments about a vehicle. My other car is a Volvo s80 so I've gone to the other extreme with this Jeep
The most fun vehicle I have ever owned
Stereo quality is very poor. I chnaged out 4x6 front speakers with 5", changed speakers in sound bar and added 8" woofer (can do without amp). Sounds great now. Added arm rests, strap is very uncomfortable. Quadratec.com has good add-ons
Traded my 2000 Sahara for the Rubicon and man this Jeep is as good as it gets. Goes through snow and ice with no problem. Being from Pittsburgh where it hasn not stopped snowing since I have gotten the Ruby. Can't even wait to get this offroad only addition recommended is the winch and your ready for almost anything. Truly is only one...Jeep Rubicon
Good Looks Offroad package interior/ Lockers,skidplates,transfer case ,stronger driveshaft slip yoke eliminator,MT/ R's,Daimond Plate gaurds. sound system
No Changes are only improvements
This is my first Jeep. Did I ever hit a home run! This baby will go anywhere that I have enough guts to try. I'm doing my first Jeep Jamboree soon, and am really looking forward to learning more about the Rubicon's capabilities. My wife loves it. She won't admit it, but I think she enjoys driving it more than her Corvette. There is no other vehicle on earth in this price range that can safely climb steep hills and slog through treacherous mud pits all with the greatest of ease.
Overall off road capability combined with surprisingly civilized on road performance.
Offer larger tires and additional lift as a factory option. Have each dealer carry unigue Jeep Wrangler T-Shirts to provide an alternative to Harley T's.
I am very excited about my new Rubicon, I have had it in the colorado mountains and it's performance was unsurpassed. I went where other jeeps could not and with ease. I have owned 2 other jeeps in the past, but this Rubicon (stock) is awesome.
4 to 1 transfer case air lockers on front and rear axles
this car is fun to drive
What a Jeep! Took it off raod and WOW! Couldn't get it stuck if i tried. Crawled over rocks, ledges, did off camber runs. Just fantastic. Got mine with the dual tops and paid 23,500 after rebates. I have had offroad vehilces for over 20 years and this is the best bar none!
Off Road Capability
Improved gas milage. Best I can get on the highway is 15 mpg at 65.
a very useful car for summer & winter ,excellent car for snow &mud
tough car , it go anywhere
need 20-30 more horses need better braking need better handeling
I had a 2000 se with the 4cyl this jeep this Jeep is a lot better it's sound proofing is 100% better the drive and the Transmission is the most notable Improvement over the older 4 cyl which is to be expected but if you want a car or truck that has no road noise this isn't but the open air design and off road capabilties are the best.
The open air body design the mechanical inprovements to the Rubicon (dana 44 4.11 Gear with air lockers and the 4 to 1 transfer case and the 16" MOAB Wheels) I love this Jeep
Jeep will never be a quiet ride so I say Go with some bigger tires sith a 305/70 R16 or even 315/70 R16
This is by far the most fun vehicle on the road today. This is NOT a commuter car, this is a drop the top weekend convertible that can go anywhere. Chrysler has kept this vehicle true to it's heritage. This was a suprise b-day gift from my wife - THANKS T.
Axle Lock, Wheels/Tires
Gas Mileage, Firmness of seats
I am very happy with this Jeep. 35000 miles in first year with no major problems. Although I would like to have a bit more cargo room.
Classic styling off-road capability, factory locking diffs and 4:1 low range.
long wheelbase version with more cargo room.
Don't get this if you have a 2 hour daily commute or need to carry 5 people all the time. Get this if you want to grin from ear to ear every second you are behind the wheel. Nothing in the world compares to this! This is the only convertible you can buy that will carry a Dog, your wife, luggage and pull a boat all at the same time. Hell, you could to all that and cross a 3 foot deep puddle.
The air lockers are awesome! Combine that with the 4:1 low transfer case and you have a crawling machine.
DON'T CHANGE A THING. DO YOU HEAR THAT JEEP? DON'T CHANGE A THING! This is what every Jeep should be!
This is my first JEEP and I absolutly love it. Just can't wait to find some place here in Germany to take it off road.
Analog display and height of the vehicle.
Scratch resistant plastic windows
It is cool looking and comfortable.
This has been the most enjoyable vehicle I have purchased in years. It does great on the highway and performs very well in all traffic situation. Off road it is nearly perfect . So far it has not been stuck or bogged down. We are looking forward to going off road alot more next season. We have installed F and R steel bumpers, purchased a winch & exterior light guards. The last addition to our Rubicon will be a 2"or 3" Skyjacker lift kit.
Front and rear axle lockers 31" MTR tires and the 16" wheels
In Colorado the higher elevations rob engine performance. Build a little more horse power and torque into the 4.0 engine or possibly turbo option. How about a Factory cat back exhaust system option.
I absolutley love my Rubicon!! This is my 3rd Jeep, so I think I can officially say, "This is it!"
Tires, Lockers, Dual top, JEEP!!
WELL LETS START BY SAYING THAT JEEP DELIVERED EVERYTHING IT PROMISED AND THEN SOME WITH THE RUBICON. ITS NICE TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE AN OVERBUILT MACHINE READY TO TAKE ON A VARIETY OF ON-ROAD AND OFF-ROAD CONDITIONS. JEEP ALSO HAS A TON OF AFTERMARKET SUPPORT SO INCREASING THE CARGO PROBLEM VIA A HITCH CARGO BOX OR ROOF RACK WILL HUSH UP MY LOVELY WIFE WHO HATES IT. OVERALL I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THEY BUILT THIS CUSTOM FAB MACHINE,SOMEONE OVER AT JEEP FINALLY GOT THE LAWYERS AND ACCOUNTANTS TO TAKE THE HANDCUFFS OFF THE ENGINEERS HOPEFULLY OTHER COMPANYS WILL FOLLOW SUIT...BUT IT WONT BE A JEEP BUY THE ICON YOU WONT BE SORRY.
THE LOCKING DIFFS,DANA 44'S,COMMAND TRAK 4X4 SYSTEM,31INCH TIRES&RIMS,AND THE DISTICTIVE LOOK OF THE RUBICON
PLEASE DON'T UPSET THIS VEHICLES DYNAMICS THE LOOK AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS VEHICLE IS AKIN TO LOOK AND SOUND OF A HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE. ITS WHAT IT IS AND NOT WHAT ITS TRYING TO BE. IF YOU DO ANYTHING JUST MAKE IT BETTER AND IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE!
As a trail driving lover, the sedelopment of the Rubicon is quite possibly the best thing to ever happen to a jeep. it is rough and can take on anything that we have put it up to. i highly recoment this car to anyone slightly interestedin 4 wheeling.
the STANDERED front and real lockers. you couldnt ask for more, and the price. If you take your time and shop around you can find a pretty good deal
none, the ruby it the top, no questions asked
I've had two other wranglers. This one is clearly the best of the best. I have had the chance to take it off road on several occations and it performed great. I'm always getting compliments on it. It gets more attention than my friends Corvette Z06. The only complaint is the gas mileage. @15-18mpg with manual trans. However, I knew that going into it. Get one before they stop making them. A true collectors item.
All the Rubicon features. If you have the extra space and $$$, go for the dual top. Front seats have more leg room than my 1999.
Try to get this box on wheels to get better gas mileage.
New rear end unexpectedly @ 8000 miles. The new air lock broke while backing up a very small incline and one back wheel spun. Unable to unlock rear lock, towed to nearest dealer and warranty covered it. For a jeep built for off road, I was surprised by how little it took on road to break it. So far so good @ 9000 miles.
The jeep thing is awesome
Air locker may be faulty?
Its like the commercial- you never had so much fun going 3 mph. All Jeep CJ, YJ, and TJ will go just about anywhere. The Rubicon, with lower gearing, taller tires, and locking (in low 4wd) heavy duty axles goes everywhere. Dont buy it if bumpy bothers you. Hook up with Jamborees and Camp Jeep and you'll get every dollar of fun.
Its a Jeep. It is what it is. Go where you want in moderate comfort. Buy a Land Cruiser if you want plush and stay on paved roads.
Jeep lowered the seat in 2003. Raise them back up for better off road visability.
I love my new 04 Rubicon everything is perfect on it. I have had Jeeps for the last 8 years since i turned 16. This is truly the best Jeep I've ever had.
Air lockers. Rear mirror with auto- dim. New Wrangler seats.
Its the best one built yet!
Lockers, Auto glare rearview mirror, Dualtop, Manual Tranmission, 31" Goodyear MTR Tires.
Needs added skid plates, and more support in the seats when you are offroad on the side of the hill and leaening to the inside of the vehicle.