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Old 06-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy a jeep wrangler unlimited sport s trim level and had 2 questions.

1) what skid plates will come standard on this?

2) I am looking at getting the automatic and have the option to get Trac-Lok (limited slip rear differential) what exactly does this get me? I am not a hardcore offroader but will take this jeep off road and live in central NY where a foot of snow can accumulate over night. Can someone explain what it is and if i really need it or not?

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:24 PM   #2
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Trac loc is not going to be a big deal in the snow. Full lockers, to that point, are typically bad for snow. Lockers in ice and rain have a tendency to put you all over the road, they are designed foroff road. That said, the fact that jks have traction control is a huge benefit for snow.

As far as skid plates go...jks have a decent set up stock from a clearance standpoint. Pretty much the best factory clearance on any jeep from the factory. What are you concerned about with skids?

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #3
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I am not positive on the JK skid plate package, likely a gas tank and t-case skid. What I do know is it does not come with a evap canister skid which if your going offroad you will want. It is easily damaged and in what I would consider a vulnerable position. Its not a cheap fix if busted. The trac lock will help you out with the snow and in mild offroad conditions as well.


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Old 06-21-2011, 10:54 PM   #4
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Gas tank, transmission skid "bar" (2011 and on), and transfer case skids come stock.

"TracLoc" is not a locker. It's a limited slip differential. It helps overcome the natural tendency of a differential to send power to a wheel that's slipping. It's a good thing to have off road or in the snow. I recommend that option.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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So it sounds likes this is something i should get.
Anyone else wanna chime in and give me there 2 cents?
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:47 AM   #6
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tracloc, yes, you want this, that off road bug will bite you sooner or later.

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