One of the very first t-shirts we ever made when we launched http://www.allthingsjeep.com/ was the one that said "stock jeeps worry me". Tongue in cheek, it poked fun at the people that buy a Jeep and then do nothing to it to beef it up for off-roading.
Well, we've changed our minds. Stock Jeeps DON'T worry us anymore. We just got off the famed Rubicon Trail with a bone stock 2008 Rubicon Unlimited and we were rather impressed at how it performed. The Wrangler Rubicon has 4 basic components that make it trail ready - front and rear lockers, an electronic sway bar disconnect, skid plates (man, we used those) and rock rails (and these too). It performed well. We were surprised. And pleased.