I'm trying to figure out order options for an X. Most of my driving will be on paved road in-town (yeah, yeah, I know. Why get a jeep?) with regular trips up into the Blue Ridge mountains, forestry roads & limited access areas. Nothing intentionally crazy-technical but the weather has a way of destroying the FSRs up there.
I'm not going to tow anything. Not going to lift or up-size the tires. I don't need a Rubi and don't want 16 MPG. Does it make sense that I could put together an X w/3.21 gears, Dana 44, rear locker & swaybar disconnect (--last two are listed as late availability options for the X)?
If not, any suggestions on how to put it together? Thanks.
Last edited by HellifIknow; 11-19-2006 at 08:53 PM..
I just bought a Sahara with the 6 speed,D44. It doesn't have lockers but that anti slip and roll mitigation work quite well. I get between 20 and 21mpg with mostly highway driving at 70mph. Not to bad if you ask me. It has the 3:21's and 32" tires.
05 Rubicon 31/2" RE lift, 305 70 16 Duratracs
it is only a limited slip from what I have read.
I also read the sway bar disconnects will be available on the x after January and I plan on adding that option seeing as it is one of the coolest features. hopefully it is not super expensive. I have been unsure about getting a JK but after a few trips to see them in person I am completely sold. I am holding off buying one just so I can order the disconnects and so I can see if there are any serious bugs that show up in the first few months. I would love to have a rubi but I am stretching it in price as it is. I hope the dana 30 front in the Jk is at least as strong as the one in my YJ.
My bad. It's the Limited Slip that's on jeep.com. I don't have the info here with me at work, and "Trac-Lok" and "Tru-Lok" are confusing the matter, but the brochure says that Trac-L limited slip is an option on the X. Tru-L front/rear electronic disconnects are standard on the Rubi, & Tru-L rear electronic disconnect is an option on the X.
I'm reading this to mean that a rear locker is available as an X option.
Does this sound right?
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