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Old 06-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Picked up a new 2012 JKU Sahara

I picked up my brand new JKU last Friday and I'm very happy with it so far. I was sad when I had to get rid of my 2003 Rubicon a few years back when the kids came along but it really wasn't very practical. The 4-door will work just fine and the kids love it.

Automatic, 3.73 gears and LSD are the options that matter.

I got it for ~10% below invoice which I think was a fantastic deal. I also bought lifetime oil changes for $400 which seemed like a pretty good deal too.

My first mod will be to change out the wheels and rubber. I already picked up a set of duratrac 285/75R16. I just need to find somewhere local to buy the wheels which I think will be ATX AX398s. The next few things on the list will be an AEV procal to deactivate the TPMS and change the tire size, a lock box for under the drivers seat and probably a leveling kit of some sort. I like the idea of the sprint booster but the price seems ridiculous for what it does. I'll probably just wait until they crack the ECM. I already have a Superchips programmer so I'm hoping they just have an update for that eventually.

Would using the beads for balancing make sense with a tire like this? Most of what I read says they work great but I don't have any real life experience with them so I'm a little hesitant. Do they make a lot of noise when you come to a stop?

Any other simple suggestions (meaning inexpensive or free) as to what I can do to it?
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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I picked up my brand new JKU last Friday and I'm very happy with it so far. I was sad when I had to get rid of my 2003 Rubicon a few years back when the kids came along but it really wasn't very practical. The 4-door will work just fine and the kids love it.

Automatic, 3.73 gears and LSD are the options that matter.

I got it for ~10% below invoice which I think was a fantastic deal. I also bought lifetime oil changes for $400 which seemed like a pretty good deal too.

My first mod will be to change out the wheels and rubber. I already picked up a set of duratrac 285/75R16. I just need to find somewhere local to buy the wheels which I think will be ATX AX398s. The next few things on the list will be an AEV procal to deactivate the TPMS and change the tire size, a lock box for under the drivers seat and probably a leveling kit of some sort. I like the idea of the sprint booster but the price seems ridiculous for what it does. I'll probably just wait until they crack the ECM. I already have a Superchips programmer so I'm hoping they just have an update for that eventually.

Would using the beads for balancing make sense with a tire like this? Most of what I read says they work great but I don't have any real life experience with them so I'm a little hesitant. Do they make a lot of noise when you come to a stop?

Any other simple suggestions (meaning inexpensive or free) as to what I can do to it?


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Old 06-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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Awesome deal! I thought 3% was doing good.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome. It sounds like you got a great deal.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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nice. i just pickedup 12 jku sport with black out kit and LSD
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #6
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HOW did you get 10% below invoice?? Ridiculous deal. I am looking for a 2012 Unlimited Sahara up near Boston MA and struggle to get 2% below invoice.

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I picked up my brand new JKU last Friday and I'm very happy with it so far. I was sad when I had to get rid of my 2003 Rubicon a few years back when the kids came along but it really wasn't very practical. The 4-door will work just fine and the kids love it.

Automatic, 3.73 gears and LSD are the options that matter.

I got it for ~10% below invoice which I think was a fantastic deal. I also bought lifetime oil changes for $400 which seemed like a pretty good deal too.

My first mod will be to change out the wheels and rubber. I already picked up a set of duratrac 285/75R16. I just need to find somewhere local to buy the wheels which I think will be ATX AX398s. The next few things on the list will be an AEV procal to deactivate the TPMS and change the tire size, a lock box for under the drivers seat and probably a leveling kit of some sort. I like the idea of the sprint booster but the price seems ridiculous for what it does. I'll probably just wait until they crack the ECM. I already have a Superchips programmer so I'm hoping they just have an update for that eventually.

Would using the beads for balancing make sense with a tire like this? Most of what I read says they work great but I don't have any real life experience with them so I'm a little hesitant. Do they make a lot of noise when you come to a stop?

Any other simple suggestions (meaning inexpensive or free) as to what I can do to it?
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:46 PM   #7
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HOW did you get 10% below invoice?? Ridiculous deal. I am looking for a 2012 Unlimited Sahara up near Boston MA and struggle to get 2% below invoice.
Just lucky I guess. I was working on a price with an out of town dealership and phoned a local dealership to see if they could compete, and they did. I initially dealt directly with a sales manager so I don't know if that helped my price or not.

Sticker price = $37085 (not incl. delivery or AC tax)
Invoice price = $33650
Purchase price = $31295

So I guess it's more like 7% not 10%. They also gave me more for my trade than they probably should have. The sales manager told me he wasn't making any money off me other than bonuses for hitting monthly sales numbers, but I doubt that is true.

Keep in mind I am in Canada so these are $CDN prices.

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