Mojave vs. Rubicon: In-Depth Comparison and Differences

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An additional 1% below invoice will be applied if you have an FCA Control Number.
Travis,

Can you explain what a FCA Control Number is and how somebody acquires one?

Thanks.



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Travis,

Can you explain what a FCA Control Number is and how somebody acquires one?

Thanks.
A FCA Control number is obtained either through your affiliated employer or through joining a FCA Affiliated Club such as Tread Lightly.

Here's a link to Tread Lightly's website. For a $100/yr membership, you qualify for 1% below invoice pricing on FCA Brand vehicles. www.treadlightly.org
 

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A FCA Control number is obtained either through your affiliated employer or through joining a FCA Affiliated Club such as Tread Lightly.

Here's a link to Tread Lightly's website. For a $100/yr membership, you qualify for 1% below invoice pricing on FCA Brand vehicles. www.treadlightly.org

Thanks Travis. I knew about the Tread Lightly deal, just did not know that is what FCA classified it as.
 

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This story says the Mojave suspension gives it an inch more ground clearance that the Rubicon.

However, on the www.jeep.com website, the detailed specs for each say the Mojave ground clearance is 10.0 inches, and the Rubicon ground clearance is 11.1 inches

So which is it?
 

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This story says the Mojave suspension gives it an inch more ground clearance that the Rubicon.

However, on the www.jeep.com website, the detailed specs for each say the Mojave ground clearance is 10.0 inches, and the Rubicon ground clearance is 11.1 inches

So which is it?
The Jeep website is displaying the Overland specs for the Mojave. The Mojave has 1" taller front shocks, which results in a half inch higher ground clearance than a Rubicon (11.6" vs 11.1").
 

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Mojave just doesn't make sense to me. Its like buying a Sport with reservoir shocks, bump stops and a locker for the price of a Rubicon...with the added benefit of not being able to lift it without removing more than half of the reason the model exists for to begin with.
 

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Personally, I like the look of the Mojave, but none of the Rubi things I need, such as double lockers, crawling gear ratio, and axle disconnect. The other models would require bigger tires, maybe wheels, and reprograming for larger tires. With the Mojave I have the whole package mostly the way I like.
 

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Mojave just doesn't make sense to me. Its like buying a Sport with reservoir shocks, bump stops and a locker for the price of a Rubicon...with the added benefit of not being able to lift it without removing more than half of the reason the model exists for to begin with.
I think this is our collective problem, we always want to compare the Mojave to the Rubicon. They are designed for different users and as such, would get different mods done to them. The Mojave already has more clearance than the Rubicon and with fast desert running you want to keep your CG as low as possible. So for it's intended application most people would not want/need to put a lift on it.

I was really intrigued by the Mojave and had there been one on the lot that I liked when I was ready to buy, I might be driving a Mojave instead of the Rubicon right now.
 

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I think this is our collective problem, we always want to compare the Mojave to the Rubicon. They are designed for different users and as such, would get different mods done to them. The Mojave already has more clearance than the Rubicon and with fast desert running you want to keep your CG as low as possible. So for it's intended application most people would not want/need to put a lift on it.

I was really intrigued by the Mojave and had there been one on the lot that I liked when I was ready to buy, I might be driving a Mojave instead of the Rubicon right now.
Doesn't have more axle clearance, which is more important.

That said...if they don't want us comparing it to the Rubicon then it perhaps shouldn't be priced like one?
 

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Doesn't have more axle clearance, which is more important.

That said...if they don't want us comparing it to the Rubicon then it perhaps shouldn't be priced like one?
Actually, it does have more ground clearance, 11.6" vs. 11.0". What clearance spec is more important is situational. As for ground clearance, larger tires is what is going to get you more ground clearance, not a bigger lift. So you would have more ground clearance on Mojave with 35s then you would with a Rubicon on 35s with no need to scrap the nice Mojave suspension. 37s would be a different story because both should get a lift and there goes that Mojave suspension.

As for comparing them mainly because they are priced closely, I can't help you there.
 

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Actually, it does have more ground clearance, 11.6" vs. 11.0". What clearance spec is more important is situational. As for ground clearance, larger tires is what is going to get you more ground clearance, not a bigger lift. So you would have more ground clearance on Mojave with 35s then you would with a Rubicon on 35s with no need to scrap the nice Mojave suspension. 37s would be a different story because both should get a lift and there goes that Mojave suspension.

As for comparing them mainly because they are priced closely, I can't help you there.
No. They have the same tire size and axle. Same clearance.
 

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No. They have the same tire size and axle. Same clearance.
I misunderstood what you were saying. They both have the same ground to axle clearance as you pointed out. We were comparing different clearance specs. The Mojave has a better approach angle, breakover angle, and ground clearance. The Rubicon has a better departure angle. So that is 3-1-1 in favor of the Mojave on clearance specs. So I must stand by my statement that the Mojave has better clearance then the Rubicon.

But as I opened this exchange, I think comparing the two is not really practical because they are meant to do different things.
 

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Mojave just doesn't make sense to me. Its like buying a Sport with reservoir shocks, bump stops and a locker for the price of a Rubicon...with the added benefit of not being able to lift it without removing more than half of the reason the model exists for to begin with.
I see the Mojave more as a Rubicon version of the Overland variant. If I were to buy now, I would be looking at it instead of the Overland. I was looking at buying a set of the Fox shocks that come on the front of the Mojave, but $1400 is quite spendy. I settled for a set of Fox Rubicon take-offs.
 
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