I an older dude (51) who has always had Jeeps. I recently gave my old '89 YJ a break and bought a new '05 Rubicon. This Jeep take the name "Jeep" to new horizons. Smooth riding, responsive, tough and very ergonomic. The Dana 44's, 411 gearing along with the new tough transfer case give me piece of mind when tooling around in the boonies. I figure I have a good 20 years left on God's green Earth and I plan on spending all of those years with my "Impact Orange" Rubicon. The only problem I will have is deciding which products to buy when "accessorizing" my Rubi,
No doubt, the Dana 44's, heavy duty transfer case, slip yoke eliminator and the 411 gearing. The 6 speed transmission is very cool indeed. I'm a "mechanical" kind of dude and creature comforts (which are not bad on my Rubi) are not important.
Improvements? yea, more crazy colors, maybe an eye blinding purple. Nothin' else -- keep it simple.