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Vic777
11-06-2007, 02:29
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"?

Berto
11-06-2007, 11:23
TJ

Straight six, smaller, and looks hetero.

AZG23
11-11-2007, 23:49
Thats a tough one...as the JK's are starting to show what they can do...

ok....got the pics loaded on Photobucket

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/azg23/jkfun3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/azg23/jkfun2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/azg23/jkfun.jpg

pics are from 2007 EJS and Absolute Offroad here in Phoenix

IslandHopper
11-13-2007, 21:34
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.

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TheLastBoyscout
11-22-2007, 21:29
The engine in the JK has been around for years.....in the Chrysler mini-van

IslandHopper
11-23-2007, 09:53
The engine in the JK has been around for years.....in the Chrysler mini-van

Not a lot of aftermarket work gets done in that application though.

cablerep79
11-26-2007, 00:36
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.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/cablerep79/Personal/71b8d3fc.jpg

Hillikus
11-30-2007, 10:32
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.

flynjump
12-16-2007, 18:24
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!

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a333/flynjump/Moab2006IansPhotos113.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a333/flynjump/Moab2006IansPhotos110.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a333/flynjump/486112054FZcsnS_ph.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a333/flynjump/alan6.jpg

xj4play
12-26-2007, 15:26
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.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d90/xj4play/AZfrsideair.jpg

BayouSlide
12-26-2007, 16:18
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 feature...as 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.

AZG23
12-26-2007, 22:18
Jeeps: ya pays your money and makes your choice.


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

RANGER 66
12-28-2007, 13:46
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.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p39/cablerep79/Personal/71b8d3fc.jpg

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://http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g296/giberoni7/WRANGLER.jpg





Current TJhttp://http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g296/giberoni7/HPIM0284.jpg

apxpred
01-01-2008, 16:20
TJ

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

BillR
01-01-2008, 19:08
TJ

Ha all of a sudden I'm old school :supergrin:
You're not the only TJer. Here's mine! (not a Rubie, though)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/azxjer/PB091630.jpg

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.

KAPSIG1
01-04-2008, 22:11
I like my LJ Rubi

USMC1369
01-04-2008, 22:51
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.

joegunn308
01-04-2008, 23:07
Probably won't find much love for a Square Eye but oh well. There all Jeeps. Wheel em hard!
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