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Unread 11-19-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
HellifIknow
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X options: D44, Rear Locker, SB Disconnect?

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.


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Unread 11-19-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 11-19-2006, 05:19 PM   #3
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Thanks. I guess it's doable. Anyone out there planning on getting/ordering sway bar disconnect on an X when it becomes available?

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Unread 11-19-2006, 06:14 PM   #4
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I didn't realize the rear locker was an option on the X. That could be worth ordering one for instead of buying off the lot.
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Unread 11-19-2006, 07:46 PM   #5
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The brochure lists it as an X option, and it recently showed up on the jeep.com build page.

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Unread 11-19-2006, 09:19 PM   #6
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Is it a true locker or just a limited slip option?
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Unread 11-19-2006, 10:49 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 11-19-2006, 11:00 PM   #8
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i am getting the x model 2 door and yes, i will put little big tires and take it off road but not allot.. too bad i can't afford the rubicon
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Unread 11-19-2006, 11:09 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by HellifIknow
an X option, and it recently showed up on the jeep.com build page.
i dont see it on jeep.com,

id imagine its only a LSD, they will actually have a locker option? Only thing i dont like about the new lockers, is that they are open when not locked. On the TJs, when not locked it was limited slip
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Unread 11-20-2006, 07:51 AM   #10
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Rear Locker an X Option?

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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