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Old 05-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Unlimited Sport S Purchase

You all have been so great...this site is invaluable. I'm doing my homework over the holiday weekend and am planning a purchase next week (month end!).

It will be my daily driver, not an off-roader (yet!) and I'd like to keep it stock except for a more aggressive looking tire/wheel.

I've come up with the following build and would love your input:

Unlimited Sport S
Hard Top
6-speed
3.73 option
Anti Spin
Connectivity
Then...swapping out the wheels/tires for something a bit more aggressive looking while still maintaining good driveability. I want the power windows, etc or else I would just go with the Sport (and not have to throw away the 17" rims on the Sport S).

Seems to be the best bang for the buck, a great looking daily driver, and a great base (3.73's) for future mods if that day comes (when it comes I should say

Any thoughts?

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like you've done your homework.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #3
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Sounds like you've done your homework.
Thanks...I should have really said "this is what YOU GUYS came up with" though...this site is awesome. I hope to be part of the group soon and maybe help answers some questions instead of just asking...
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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I've read your posts, and I have 1 suggestion for you to think about: don't swap the wheels and tires until you've driven your new Jeep some...maybe 2000 miles or so. By going with the S package, you're getting good tires for your intended purpose, and nice looking wheels. You might find out, after driving it a while, that you want to do something different than you think right now.

Wheels and tires will always be for sale.

Just my .02.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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I've read your posts, and I have 1 suggestion for you to think about: don't swap the wheels and tires until you've driven your new Jeep some...maybe 2000 miles or so. By going with the S package, you're getting good tires for your intended purpose, and nice looking wheels. You might find out, after driving it a while, that you want to do something different than you think right now.

Wheels and tires will always be for sale.

Just my .02.
but that would require patience and discipline...very good advice and I appreciate it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:40 PM   #6
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I was in kinda the same boat last year. When I ordered, the dealer told me that I had ordered every option available without moving up to the Sahara. It was going to be my DD, but I knew I would be changing out the wheels within the first week and I wanted the black top.
I went with the AEV wheels. Not only for the looks,but also because I didn't want to mess with spacers.
I went with 33" tires, because I didn't want to rush into changing out the tire carrier. I didn't trust putting much bigger on the stock one.
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I've got a 2012 JKU Sport with almost the same options. It is the 24S package and has the standard Rubicon Moab-style wheels. I personally love these wheels and had the older set on my XJ for years. One thing I like is that it isn't a black colored wheel. I like those, but they are as common as belly buttons here in Colorado. I kept my stock wheels and after lifting went with GoodYear Duratracs. Besides, if you ever damage one, you can find them on Craigslist all day long for next to nothing!

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I was in kinda the same boat last year. When I ordered, the dealer told me that I had ordered every option available without moving up to the Sahara. It was going to be my DD, but I knew I would be changing out the wheels within the first week and I wanted the black top.
This was the boat I was in as well, but went Sahara instead. There were a couple other options I wanted that are only available on the Sahara and Rubicon, so that spurred my decision. I also got a black top too. That seems to be a misconception that all Saharas have painted tops. The flares are body color, but the top is still an option, and not one I got because I preferred the black top.
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I would skip on the connectivity for a few reasons. First, if you upgrade the stereo you lose it anyway. Second, it's damn near impossible to hear a call through BT with windows down or top off. Third, I searched long and far to make sure mine had it and I NEVER used it for the reasons above. Now you have $400 for tires...
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I would skip on the connectivity for a few reasons. First, if you upgrade the stereo you lose it anyway. Second, it's damn near impossible to hear a call through BT with windows down or top off. Third, I searched long and far to make sure mine had it and I NEVER used it for the reasons above. Now you have $400 for tires...
As I say this, I know opinions are like belly buttons, every ones got one asks they are all different... I couldn't disagree more, I had it in my '12 and I loved it, I was shocked at how well it worked with the freedom panels off and windows up. I also liked that it notified me of calls and texts when I had the doors and to off because otherwise I can't hear my phone ... Also streaming Pandora and my phones Nav through it was great! My '13 I should get this week has it too.

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