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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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Trailer tow and other questions...

Ok... have decided to go from a TJ to a new JK 2 door Rubicon. I notice on the build your own jeep site that if you choose the Trailer tow package, it installs a 3:73 gear ratio. Is this true? Why would Jeep do that from the stock 4:11?

How many of you have experience with the leather seats? Are you happy with leather?

I would really like to see a 2 door Rubicon in Tango Mango... but non of the dealerships around Oklahoma list that color in inventory... may have to settle for black.

Any suggestion on what to pay compared to sticker price?

Thanks!

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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:07 PM   #2
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Ok... have decided to go from a TJ to a new JK 2 door Rubicon. I notice on the build your own jeep site that if you choose the Trailer tow package, it installs a 3:73 gear ratio. Is this true? Why would Jeep do that from the stock 4:11?

How many of you have experience with the leather seats? Are you happy with leather?

I would really like to see a 2 door Rubicon in Tango Mango... but non of the dealerships around Oklahoma list that color in inventory... may have to settle for black.

Any suggestion on what to pay compared to sticker price?

Thanks!
The trailer tow package description is generic.
The Rubicon comes with 4.10 gears, tow package or no tow package.
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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:40 PM   #3
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mine has the tow package and 4.10
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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:14 AM   #4
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mine has the tow package and 4.10
Same here
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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:20 AM   #5
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Me too and they don't have 4.11 diff gears in the JK's, they're 4.10 (41 tooth ring/10 tooth pinion) !!

Even 3.73 is a little too high for most towing--especially with the Auto !

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Unread 07-22-2010, 11:56 AM   #6
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I am in the middle of getting a 2dr Rubicon too! I went to edmunds to get a true value report -- in my area it looks like that I can expect to maybe get 2500- 3000 off of the sticker. But I am going through my credit union's car finder service to get the color (I want the deep water blue) and other stuff I want on it (deep tint windows, full metal door, pwr group).

As far as leather seats. This will be my first jeep, so no experience in them, but I have had leather seats in the current car I own. I have had the car for 16 years. If I went back, I wouldn't get the leather. It didn't last as good as the cloth would have. Although I was lazy and never put any conditioner on it -- so that would have helped.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 12:04 PM   #7
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The leather isn't bad..seems to be pretty durable and easy to clean. I've had mud, water, etc on mine and they still look fine. Eventually it will show wear..that's just leather. I do use a leather cleaner/conditioner on mine every now and then
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Unread 07-22-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
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I covered mine with IGGEE's synleather, pretty hard to tell the diff.

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