Is it possible to get a sport model with the rubicon wheels/tires? If buying new is it better to ask the dealer or wait and upgrade later.
I have seen them on craigslist with little or no miles , new vehicle take offs with tires and rims for as little as 300 , average seems to be @ 700, I am sure the dealer will want way more than that , one of the first mods most peeps do to jeeps is tires and lifts , so theres alot of them running around . Yes you can get them to do that upgrade , and I would first bargain down to the price I wanted for vehicle before saying anything about the upgrade , then drop the upgrade bomb on them at the final price you agreed on , and if say no move on to next dealership . If they wont make the deal , the price they will tack on would not be worth it compared to what you can get them for 2nd hand . final thing is , are you one of those people that will demand 1st upgrade to be tires and rims ? And on that note , there are alot of after maket rims that really put that personal image to your jeep and look way better than any factory rims , just my opion , goodluck
Thanks, good stuff to think about. I guess I am somewhere in the middle, I like the Rubicon look, rims & tires but rather keep cost down. I don't like the look aftermarket oversize tires unless it looks right, but I also don't like the look of the wimpy tires on the sport model.
Another thing is if you plan to lift jeep , in my case I have the rims you are wanting , but my jeep has an OME lift so the rims I have look to small for vehicle so now I am saving for rim tires combo. But if I was you I would make sure I walked away with upgrade at no cost or very little , these dealers are hurting and any sell is better than none.
We bought an '09 Unlimited X (now called the sport) with the 23S package. That gave us the 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels, in additiona to: Air conditioning; Leather wrapped steering wheel, P255/75R17 OWL all-terrain tires; Speed control. The 24S seems to be about the same thing for an Automatical tranny.
The dealer swapped out the AT tires for the BFG KM's that go on the Rubicon for $500. Since we don't plan to lift our Wrangler - mostly drive it on dirt/gravel/mud "roads" in our offroad travels - that worked out OK for us.
'09 Wrangler Unlimited X
Red with mud accents.
You can get better wheels and tires in the aftermarket; dealers are very proud of their "upgrades".
These cost about $800 less than what my dealer would've "let me have" a set of Rubi wheels and tires for.
Xs 2 on that hill , I worked for a car dealership , Dodge , as a salesman , most things they say they give they just conviently hide in final sales contract. When they push that stack at you most people just sign away and few actually read and make them explain it in detail
I might be mistaken; however, doesn't the "x" have the 3:21 gears..it may not pull like you want it to...something to think about
I think it is geared lower (higher number).
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