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Old 03-18-2013, 10:02 PM   #1531
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I picked up mine today!! Ordered 2/21, delivered 3/14...super fast. I found the best salesperson to work with; if you're looking for a good dealership in the Chicago area I will be happy to share my experience. I will post a few pics.

There seems to be some confusion about the shocks installed with the Max Tow package; mine are red.

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uh, mine came with wheel locks from dealer ... no max tow for me and my shocks are red (thought it was a rubi thing)

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #1532
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mine is on the way...
the ever reliable VOTS shows it "shipping", updated yesterday...
and my Jeep shows up on my dealers website as "in transit"...
i wouldn't be surprised if it was already on the lot

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #1533
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To clear up some confusion (and at times I'm still confused).

Sport's have Normal duty shocks
Sahara's have Heavy duty shocks
Rubi's have performance shocks...and they are red.

Prior to 2011 or 2012, you would see Sahara's with factory red shocks as well.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:53 AM   #1534
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What's the difference between performance and heavy ?
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:06 AM   #1535
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #1536
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Mine shows in shipment now! Hoping it'll be here a day or two after I get back from skiing a week from today!
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:42 AM   #1537
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What's the difference between performance and heavy ?
Honestly, I don't know....besided the color....maybe some internal dampening?

I do know that there is a physical difference between the normal duty vs the heavy/performance shocks. If you wrap your finger around the shocks on a Sport vs a Sahara or Rubi, you will notice that the Sport shocks are no where near as thick. (I read about it, so I went and tried it for myself on a dealer lot).
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:02 AM   #1538
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Are spring rates different between the three models as well? Shocks I understand.

The Arctics had the Rubicon suspension, and I noticed right away that my '13 rides totally different than the '12 did. Much more compliant and less stiff...
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #1539
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Mine was delivered Friday

Got the Jeep Friday. What a difference from my 98 TJ.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:18 PM   #1540
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Can I go off roading in my stock wrangler sport with stock tires? Or better yet should I?
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:31 PM   #1541
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Just picked up my Billet JKU sport today! My 4 year old calls it the dune buggy. Can't wait till the weather is a little nicer here in Iowa.

Pics to follow when I get the time.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #1542
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Are spring rates different between the three models as well? Shocks I understand.

The Arctics had the Rubicon suspension, and I noticed right away that my '13 rides totally different than the '12 did. Much more compliant and less stiff...
No, not specifically just between models. The spring rates are a great mystery may depends on a two door vs 4 door, hard top vs soft top, tow package or not, model, and how drunk the line worker is.

I'm sure there is some internal Chrysler guide, but it almost seems random.
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anyone else notice the symbol between the cup holders? ... and i had no idea they lit up!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:50 PM   #1544
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My 10A BILLET Rubi is being built today finally!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #1545
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If mine was shipped on Monday, what do you guys think the arrival time is for SoCal? No one at Jeep seems to know or want to say! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I'm ready for this thing! :-)

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #1546
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ETA is 4/2 at my dealer. Getting pretty excited......
It's already up on the dealers inventory as in transit so things are looking good. Hopefully since it was on the rail yard ramp in Toledo on Monday it will be here a bit sooner than later.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #1547
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Hi everyone, 2nd post on the forum for me.

I have my Billet Silver JKU Sahara on order. I’m still waiting for my first VOTS email. I have the VON already, but no firm schedule date yet!

Upon arrival, the dealership will be installing the Mopar Stage 3 lift kit and Nitto Trail Grapplers LT295/70R18. My custom build is as follows:

* 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
* Black Cloth Seats
* Uconnect 430N
* Auto Temp. Control
* Anti-Spin Rear Differential
* Supplemental Front Seat Side Air Bags
* Max Tow Group
* Dual Top Group
* Connectivity Group
* Remote Start
* 7-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels

I’ll be sure to post pictures when it is complete. Any considerations are appreciated!
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My Billet Silver JKU Sahara has been "on-the-road" since last Friday. My dealership says it should arrive next Friday, possibly Thursday.

Ordered on 2/27.

Initial mods to be completed will be:

*Mopar stage 3 lift with Fox Shocks
*LT295/70R18 Nitto Trail Grapplers
*Fuel Off-Road 18x9 Octanes (Chrome)
*Smittybilt over-sized tire carrier.
*Procal Speedo & TPMS reprogram.
*Mastercraft grab handles.

Note:

Found out that I can't use the stock wheels with my new tires unless I use spacers, that's why I ordered the Octanes with proper backspacing and offset.

I am selling the brand new 7-spoke wheels and tires w/TPMS when it arrives if anyone knows a good place to post this info?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #1548
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^^^^^^
too bad you weren't closer i'd buy those wheels.....
i'm actaully buytin a set from a guy bout 5 hours away from me..just close enough that we both agreed to 'meet' to do the deal...

REALLY to bad they couldn't have swithced our wheels at the factory since its seems that our went down the line at the same time.....

you can post those wheels here in "for sale" of try CL..or even EB

Good luck...its a race to the finish for you and me
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #1552
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my Jeep has been sitting in a train yard about an hour from my house, about 20 miles from my dealer since FRIDAY MORNING.......

somehow it took 4 days to get from Ohio to eastern Pennsylvania ? ? ? thats about an 8 hour car ride...

i thought that was bad, but that is a much more rapid rate of transit then moving 0 miles in 3 days.....

i vote for having the option to knock off the $995 destination fee and being able to pick up your Jeep if you so choose...

for about $350 in fuel and a cheap hotel room, my brother and i could have taken a road trip and i would've had my jeep in my hands 9 days ago.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:11 PM   #1553
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Breathe, man.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:22 PM   #1554
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If mine was shipped on Monday, what do you guys think the arrival time is for SoCal? No one at Jeep seems to know or want to say! Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I'm ready for this thing! :-)

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mine was shipped monday too...I'm in Jersey
it took 4 days to get to eastern PA...about 500 miles..and now its been sitting still since Friday morning....anout 20 miles from my dealer
I feel your pain man
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Mine is supposedly shipping this week, I was hoping to get it next week but I'm in NJ and sounds like that's not going to happen
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Mine is supposedly shipping this week, I was hoping to get it next week but I'm in NJ and sounds like that's not going to happen

where in NJ? what did you order? from who?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #1557
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Ordered Billet 10A from Baker Jeep in Princeton
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #1558
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Picked her up last week.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:14 AM   #1559
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I've had mine a week, everytime I look at it i'm convinced Billet was the right color out of the choices at hand.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:41 PM   #1560
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Today marks the 5th day..... 5 days my Sahara has been sitting, already off loaded from the train, sitting in a rail yard....about 20 miles away from my dealer...
And STILL, no one can tell me when it will arrive.....

so it was 17 days, from order placed to built...GREAT !

and now i'm at 9 days and counting on the shipment...not so great..

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