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Which is better TJ Rubicon or JK Rubicon?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Vic777, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Vic777


    Jan 23, 2006
    If you could have either a mint Jeep TJ Rubicon or a JK Rubicon (2 door) which would you take and why? I like the TJ for it's smaller size and more torque at the low end. What about the JK Rubicon 4 door, where does it place in the "equation"?
  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003

    Straight six, smaller, and looks hetero.

  3. AZG23


    Oct 6, 2001
    Surprise, Az
    Thats a tough the JK's are starting to show what they can do... the pics loaded on Photobucket




    pics are from 2007 EJS and Absolute Offroad here in Phoenix
  4. Personally, I just don't like the looks of the 4-door. The engine needs a couple years to "prove" itself, but it could be just fine. While the 4.0 in the TJ (or YJ :) ) is a proven workhorse with a affordably modifiable suspension.

  5. TheLastBoyscout


    Nov 8, 2005
    The engine in the JK has been around for the Chrysler mini-van
  6. Not a lot of aftermarket work gets done in that application though.
  7. cablerep79

    cablerep79 Cereal Killer

    May 13, 2006
    Middle Ga
    The JK is like driving a Caddy compared to any of the older models. Mine is an '07 Sahara and is the most fun to drive of all of the cars/trucks that I've ever owned. I'm not a big fan of the 4-doors, they look a lot better once they've been lifted and leveled out.

  8. Hillikus


    Oct 2, 2005
    TJ style but I'd suggest an LJ to be honest. I have an 05 Rubi TJ and the only Jeep I'd rather have would be the longer wheelbase LJ (Rubicon of course). Might just be my preference though, of course the first vehicle I ever purchased was an 82 CJ-8 Scrambler so I may be partial to their successor, if you will.

    Actually I have two kids and a wife and I'll tell you that two carseats will fit in my TJ but not too much else, hence MY suggestion. Again that is my situation though. Don't take this the wrong way, I absolutely love my TJ and wouldn't trade it.
  9. flynjump


    Apr 6, 2007
    Neither, a ZJ is the bet Jeep out there!!!!!! :wavey: Just kidding but my ZJ will go anywhere any stock TJ or JK Rubi will go, and then a lot of places they won't!

    But I love all Jeeps, so lets see more pics on here!

    Here are a couple of mine. Go to this website for tons more pics from stock to present!

  10. xj4play


    Oct 7, 2005
    So. PRK
    At first I wasnt too impressed but once you get out there and use them ,they are great. RKhas a nice bolt on kit. I have some rubicon photos somewhere at home.

  11. I had the choice...and chose an end-of-the-year, end-of-that-line TJ Rubicon in 2006 rather than wait a couple months for the new model. Course, I also have the final year of the Cherokee line, a 2001 2 WD. Preferred the "devil I knew," i.e. the torquey 4.0 versus the higher revving 3.7 mini-van motor. Kinda liked the TJ styling better. But for the JK, the sectional hard top is a great anyone who has tried to muscle off the one piece will have to admit. Like the one inch bigger wheels/tires on the JK, as well.

    Only having bought two new vehicles in my life (this was one), I also couldn't afford to risk any development pains that might arise from the new series.

    Sold my YJ for the Jeep I wanted for a long time, the TJ Rubicon, and have been happy with the decision.

    All that said, both great Jeeps: ya pays your money and makes your choice.
  12. AZG23


    Oct 6, 2001
    Surprise, Az

    And ya pay, and pay, and pay.....Just Empty Every Pocket:whistling:
  13. RANGER 66

    RANGER 66

    Aug 24, 2004
    I love your Jeep. I test drove a 07 JK and you are right it does ride very smooth compared to the TJ. I still would take a TJ over a JK. No slight on the JK I am just partial to TJ's.

    My 1st TJhttp://[​IMG]

    Current TJ[​IMG][/IMG]
  14. apxpred

    apxpred can ewe resist

    Mar 11, 2004
    WA, USA

    Ha all of a sudden I'm old school :supergrin:
  15. BillR

    BillR Senior Member

    Mar 4, 2007
    Flagstaff, AZ
    You're not the only TJer. Here's mine! (not a Rubie, though)

    Now, as to the question of the OP...JK, no question!
    The mid-arm set-up makes for a sweet ride and better flex off-road as well.
  16. KAPSIG1


    Nov 2, 2007
    I like my LJ Rubi
  17. USMC1369


    Apr 24, 2007
    JK's are just that a damn joke. It's a damn shame they stopped making Jeeps and opted for the Chrysler SUV route.

    I used to have a sticker that said "My jeep is not an SUV You're SUV is not a JEEP"

    They work out as well as that PT Toaster.
  18. joegunn308

    joegunn308 "Glock n Roll"

    Dec 19, 2006
    Paola KS
    Probably won't find much love for a Square Eye but oh well. There all Jeeps. Wheel em hard!
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