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Old 10-04-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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So, I was in DE for the NASCAR races this weekend, and this Jeep was on the lawn of the dealership across from my hotel.

It is a 2012, outfitted with winch, lift, rims, etc. Window sticker price was $27,500. THIS THING WAS INSANE! Imagine buying it from the dealer, all set to pound the trails when you drive it off the lot!!!!

Looks way too nice to abuse!
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I would never take a $27,000 Jeep on to a trail. Hence the reason I own a TJ.

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Old 10-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #3
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The rear axle looks like it's too far forward. Like Mike said, I'd never take anything nice in the heavy stuff. Like an old guy once told me "You want a beat up truck to bash into trees with. Hell, you might even knock a dent or two out that way"
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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looks ready to hit the trails to me ;]
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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Looks like it needs to be leveled to me?
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:41 AM   #6
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I would never take a $27,000 Jeep on to a trail. Hence the reason I own a TJ.
I so agree with that. Would kill me to scratch, dent, break anything. I suppose if I was filthy rich........!
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #7
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I dont know why they did all that to a sport and not a rubicon. I m new to the jeep world but isnt the rubicon the only one that comes with the air lockers front and rear.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #8
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I dont know why they did all that to a sport and not a rubicon. I m new to the jeep world but isnt the rubicon the only one that comes with the air lockers front and rear.
Can add lockers to a Sport, pretty easy if has open diff and not LSD.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:27 PM   #9
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I dont know why they did all that to a sport and not a rubicon. I m new to the jeep world but isnt the rubicon the only one that comes with the air lockers front and rear.
The Sport is PLENTY capable, even in stock form, and the Rubicon would have cost a good bit more. You do get lockers, better low range gearing for the thick stuff, and a few other odds and ends. Most Jeep owners will never need the Rubicon, and most Rubicon owners who are that serious, mod theirs anyway. It's a great package, don't get me wrong, but when you look at it, that's a good price for a new JK Sport with those mods already done.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:33 PM   #10
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The rear axle looks like it's too far forward."
If it was done by a dealer, it was done as cheaply as possible. Probably 4" springs on stock control arms.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
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I'm conscious enough about my 97.. I think it would be too stressful to own one so nice and new, but... how about a test drive?
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #12
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I would take it on the trails no problem (if someone else bought for me!)
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Old 10-04-2011, 03:57 PM   #13
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I got a new windshield on my 2000 today. I am so pleased by this. I can't imagine what it would be like to own an entirely new Wrangler. It must be beyond explanation.
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:06 PM   #14
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Very nice!! Seeing more of these on the road.... Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #15
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It's clear that Jeep was set up as cheaply as possible, just look at where the rear tire is positioned in the wheel well as one example. Jeep dealerships won't spend the $$$ to do anything but the cheapest possible modifications to make a Jeep sell more quickly and for more profit. I know, I used to work with a bunch of San Diego area Jeep dealers to set up their Jeeps for them and none would spend the money to do it right.
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I dont know why they did all that to a sport and not a rubicon. I m new to the jeep world but isnt the rubicon the only one that comes with the air lockers front and rear.

The Rubicon is a GREAT choice if you want something super capable in stock form, or want a good platform to do mild modification. Once you get so far into it though, it is counter productive to buy something with a bunch of stuff that you are going to replace anyways...
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #17
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It's awesome don't get me wrong but I'm looking forward to making it my own and doing some of the work myself.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:29 PM   #18
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There is a sport 4 door at a dealer close to my house set up basically like that....sticker is 42,000
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #19
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If it was done by a dealer, it was done as cheaply as possible. Probably 4" springs on stock control arms.
ya it really does, i'd have them fix that for sure

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