Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Currently 2010 rubicon build or buy 2013 to build

  1. #1
    Fresh Catch Charles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    48

    Currently 2010 rubicon build or buy 2013 to build

    Have a 2010 white jk unlimited rubicon that came with a 3"pro comp lift and 35" nitto tires. Was thinking of changing gears to 5.13 and wanted to change to a long arm suspension. Some people say not worth changing gears or supercharging with a ripp system. Telling me it would be better off selling it and buying a new one to build. I would like to know other people thoughts pros or cons. These forums have taught me a lot and really enjoy all the info.

    Thank you,


    Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app

  2. #2
    Guy with a Red 2-Door cozdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    West Chester, PA
    Posts
    18,960
    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Have a 2010 white jk unlimited rubicon that came with a 3"pro comp lift and 35" nitto tires. Was thinking of changing gears to 5.13 and wanted to change to a long arm suspension. Some people say not worth changing gears or supercharging with a ripp system. Telling me it would be better off selling it and buying a new one to build. I would like to know other people thoughts pros or cons. These forums have taught me a lot and really enjoy all the info.

    Thank you,


    Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app
    my is that you should build based off of what you currently got. you have a great platform to start from. idk who these people are but telling you that regearing isnt going to help is nonsense. regearing will help tremendously! also a long arm will be good for on and off road as well. it isnt worth supercharging as you will not notice the power on the trails while crawling.
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES


    October 16, 2013, wednesday early evening, east of the pacific ocean, selectee for truly random and boring Parking lot photo of the moment grand platinum prize winner!

    2011 JK
    EVO Bolt-on Coilovers, EVO 1/4 pounder w/ stinger, 37" Cooper STT Pros, PR44, and some EVO stuff

    Awaiting install-
    On Order-
    Want list- Evo carrier and skins, PSC hydro assis

    jlwrangler.com

  3. #3
    Knows a Thing or Two
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    N/A
    Posts
    934
    Quote Originally Posted by cozdude View Post

    my is that you should build based off of what you currently got. you have a great platform to start from. idk who these people are but telling you that regearing isnt going to help is nonsense. regearing will help tremendously! also a long arm will be good for on and off road as well. it isnt worth supercharging as you will not notice the power on the trails while crawling.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't the increase low end power and torque of a supercharger help with crawling?

    And for the OP, that's a really tough choice really comes down to your preference. The new interiors and drive train after 2010 was a big selling point for me on the JKs so I'd go with a new one. But of course you can get the job done with what you have if the above is of no concern to you. And yes, regearing makes a huge difference.

  4. #4
    Guy with a Red 2-Door cozdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    West Chester, PA
    Posts
    18,960
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeraun View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't the increase low end power and torque of a supercharger help with crawling?

    And for the OP, that's a really tough choice really comes down to your preference. The new interiors and drive train after 2010 was a big selling point for me on the JKs so I'd go with a new one. But of course you can get the job done with what you have if the above is of no concern to you. And yes, regearing makes a huge difference.

    i have no experience with superchargers. just based my response off of what i have seen Eddie write about plenty of times.
    Jeep parts and accessories purchased through the following link will help support this forum and at no cost to you.
    RECOMMENDED JEEP PARTS & ACCESSORIES


    October 16, 2013, wednesday early evening, east of the pacific ocean, selectee for truly random and boring Parking lot photo of the moment grand platinum prize winner!

    2011 JK
    EVO Bolt-on Coilovers, EVO 1/4 pounder w/ stinger, 37" Cooper STT Pros, PR44, and some EVO stuff

    Awaiting install-
    On Order-
    Want list- Evo carrier and skins, PSC hydro assis

    jlwrangler.com

  5. #5
    Hooked cuongdyna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Whittier
    Posts
    216
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeraun View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but won't the increase low end power and torque of a supercharger help with crawling? And for the OP, that's a really tough choice really comes down to your preference. The new interiors and drive train after 2010 was a big selling point for me on the JKs so I'd go with a new one. But of course you can get the job done with what you have if the above is of no concern to you. And yes, regearing makes a huge difference.
    I had a RIPP SC on my 08 JKUR. All I can say that it was the biggest waste of money that I even spent. Maybe just maybe I might have felt an 25 hp increase if that. I have a 2012 JKUR now. Big different then my 08 JKUR.

  6. #6
    Knows a Thing or Two Ldogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Posts
    970
    Is it a manual or auto? I just added a superchips trail dash on my 08 and saw a pretty noticeable difference in takeoffs and uphill climbs on highway. I would think re gearing would also help with that as well.
    08 JK Rubicon ~ Stone White
    AEV 2.5" DualSport XT
    35" Nitto Trail Grappers on KMC Addict Wheels
    Poison Spyder Brawler Lite w/Brawler Bar
    AEV Rear Bumper w/Tire Carrier
    Warn Zeon 10s
    Factor55 ProLink and HitchLink
    Rigid 10" LED Bar
    Rigid Dually D2's
    Rigid Diffued Dually's
    Truck-Lite Headlights
    TrekTop NX
    Trek Armor Mesh Top
    SuperChips TrailDash
    Cobra 75
    sPod with OTRATTW Switch Covers

  7. #7
    Caught the Bug
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    BC
    Posts
    86
    well i have purchased the 2013 sahara and built it up.
    all depends if you are going to swap to different diffs like D60 F/R and put on different swaybar system, then Sahara with leather and heated seats, touch screen does make it pretty.
    light mods than rubi with that front D44 with disco and elockers.

    i did swap the diffs and have AnTirocks installed.
    longarm with 2.5 12" coilover fronts and 2.5 14" coilovers in the rear.

    Few buddies running 08/10 rubi with 40" with stock diff does have lack of power than newer penstar.

    but before you purchase your 2013, have a blow torch on your left and and warrenty papers on your right and torch it off before you build it up too much.

  8. #8
    Fresh Catch Charles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    48
    Thank you everyone. Great info. It will be hard to financially start from scratch with a new one so I'm leaning towards continue on with what I have. Like all toys I want more power but be better off to just keep going on this one. Nothing better in the world then spending a day jeeping with the fam. Gears, long arm lift to replace pro comp lift, and a few gadgets sounds like the plan for us.
    Thanks again!


    Sent from my iPad using WAYALIFE mobile app

  9. #9
    Knows a Thing or Two suicideking's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    692
    How many miles do you have on your '10?

    If the '13 is an option, I would do it. If you want more power, I would trade in for a '13 over doing a super charger.

    You can move your parts from the '10, just work that into the deal.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us
“wayoflife” is a moniker that I’ve been using for 20 years now and I chose it because I think it does a great job of explaining, in simple terms, the passion I have for Jeeps and the Jeep way of life. This is a lifestyle that transcends age, gender and race as the only thing you need to be a part of it is a love for the outdoors, a desire to explore, a yearning to take on a challenge and a will to conquer it. Over the years, Cindy and I have attempted to capture the essence of this lifestyle through photographs and videos and share it with others around the world. And, this is how WAYALIFE was born.
Join us
WATCH OUR VIDEOS