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?
Current Jeep: 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Past Jeeps: 2004 WJ Limited, 1999 Cherokee, 2003 Rubicon, 1987 Cherokee, 1976 CJ5, another 1987 Cherokee, 1976 CJ7, 1983 CJ7, 1977 CJ5, 1982 CJ7.