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Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Beep, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Sep 24, 2016 at 2:24 PM
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    Beep

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    Hi there,

    I just bought this JK in Mexico. Although I was aware it was not a Rubicon when I purchased it by the paperwork I was curious as to how one would spot a Rubicon at a cursory glance. Or does one need to look at axels etc?

    Many thanks

    B.

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  2. Sep 24, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! Nice Jeep! Differences are more than sticker deep. Visually, Sliders, and shocks are obvious clues. Less obvious are the Rubi's different spring rates, Front Dana 44 axel, and 4:1 transfer case. Along with minor interior features like Embroidered seat backs,
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2016 at 7:50 PM
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    C2T

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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    For all practical purposes, unless you want to go over a bunch of hardware differences (Chris lists these nicely above), just look for the AXLE LOCK and SWAY BAR buttons.

    In 07 to 11 JK / JKU models, these buttons are in the center console (along with a couple others) under the environmental controls. On the 2012 and newer they are on the left side of the steering column as in this photo (below). If it does not have these buttons, it IS NOT a JK Rubicon.

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