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Old 12-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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Why doesn't Jeep come out with a "modded" Wrangler?

Why doesn't Jeep come out with a "modded" Wrangler? So we buy stock Wranglers and "fix" the up. Why doesn't Jeep offer a Wrangler with common mods?

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:51 PM   #2
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Theres a lower market/demand for moddified vehicles

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Old 12-21-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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People mod them for specific jobs or for personal preference so it's too tough to please everyone. It is also most likely that someone who wants to mod and saves up for them gets some sort of personal satisfaction out of building/customizing their own rig.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:06 PM   #4
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I was at the dealership today and they had a fully decked out..., lifted 2013 Sahara winch, bumpers swing away tire carrier huge rubber!! Pretty sweet till I say the sticker ..... 50K!!!! It was nice. But not that nice!!! All the salesmen were saying to me " you know you want it". I said no thanks. Mine is paid off!!!! Ohh and a TJ !!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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thats what the Rubicon was originally. then the black ops edition and now the Moab edition. the arctic edition was a stupid excuse for one. but as said its too hard to please everyone. Rubicon are as nodded as they get.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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Look up the Jeep sandtrooper. Its a concept but still cool.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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I think it would be lame if everyone bought Jeeps from the factory with 37s. Modding it is just part of the fun, I love making it my own.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #8
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Rubicon is about as close as you'll get. Plus it doesn't matter what make you buy. Most people want to make it their own one way or the other. 1st thing I'd do if I bought a 'modded' Jeep would be to change it somehow.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #9
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One word.. Rubicon.

Any jeep more modded than a Rubicon and they'd have to charge to much without having the demand. Anyone willing to pay for a Modded off the lot jeep is a serious jeeper that knows they can do all the upgrades themself for half cost.

Or just get a tj and do it for 1/4 cost.

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:05 AM   #10
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:54 AM   #11
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i was thinking same thing as others when I saw this thread: Rubicon. there's your "modded" Wrangler.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:47 AM   #12
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I'm sure they will sell you a sand trooper if you wanted to pay for it. With portals and the hemi, you are probably looking at $30K+ over stock just for that stuff. They had it on display at sema in the Chrysler section.



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Old 12-22-2012, 09:55 AM   #13
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It seems a little ironic to me that while the points that have been made as far as cost, and doing it yourself, and there not being that big of a demand...how many truly MODDED Jeeps do you see as DD? Bottom line when you are sitting on 37" or bigger tires and running 4.56s or better gears and Locked...it is not a vehicle most people would DD....now compare a new Rubi to a moderately Modded TJ and you will see a LOT of similarities. Bottom line IMO no one would buy one for every day 'cause it would ride like crap and perform poorly as a DD.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:17 AM   #14
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They would have to meet all FMVSS in order to be covered by their liability insurance. When you mod your jeep they cannot be sued for damages since it was modified from the design that passed all federal safety standards. Plus I agree with jp2611's comments.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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Also because a stock Jeep is a very capable vehicle as is. They perform very well right out of the box.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:46 PM   #16
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When you go to a strictly jeep dealership, like Adams jeep in MD, they will mod them there. But as stated before, you pay a hefty tag for it. IMO the only cool part about buying a modded jeep is that everything is under warranty.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #17
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I forgot to mention though, this means Ur buying a JK! (If I wasn't on my iPhone this last statement would be followed by puke face icon!)
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:52 PM   #18
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Check out the 2013 rubicon anniversary edition. It's about as modded as they'll ever sell I'd imagine.
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i wish one day we could buy a factory Hemi Wrangler that was civilized, the Sand Trooper is just not practical.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:02 PM   #20
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i wish one day we could buy a factory Hemi Wrangler that was civilized, the Sand Trooper is just not practical.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #21
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It would be really nice if Jeep would have offered the diesel in another model besides the artic. It may cost a little more at the pump but you have the same mpg wherever you go pulling/pushing whatever you wanted and still have good low end torque.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:46 AM   #22
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r-u saying I can order a Jeep-installed 5.7L Hemi in a Wrangler? not installed by an aftermarket company?
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:47 AM   #23
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The Rubicon in 2003 had the following "firsts":

1) Largest stock tires ever fitted at the factory up until then (31"). They were Goodyear MT/R's, real high performance tires for Western trails slickrock.

2) Strong and lightweight 16x8 aluminum rims with 5 inches of backspacing, as opposed to the 5.5" on all other models.

3) Larger fender flares that just barely covered the tires.

4) Larger, stronger NV241J Transfer Case with a 4:1 low range. Great for rock crawling.

5) Front and rear tow hooks as standard features, not options.

6) Front and rear Dana 44 axles, never offered before on a "Jeep Universal" or 1/4-ton chassis, with 4.11 gearing never offered on a inline-6 engine before.

7) On-demand air lockers front and rear, with an LSD in the rear axle.

8) Functional rocker guards.

What the original TJ Rubicon model was was a factory package with all the best mods for rock crawling on the iconic Western trail it was named for. The original design included 33" tires, which did not make it all the way into production, the lift parts and tires were removed from production for safety reasons, as the Chrysler legal department figured out that the rollover statistics would be higher for the Rubicon model. The tire size change came so late that the EMIC program that operated the instrument cluster (an emissions-related item) could not be changed for production 31" tires. The smallest tires that can be used with an accurate speedometer reading on 2003 and 2004 Rubicon models are the originally-planned 33's, this would not be changed until the EMIC was changed in 2005 for the new 6-speed Daimler NS370 transmission.

Jeep learned a couple of things about factory packages with the Rubicon TJ. The first was that a more utilitarian and heavy duty Wrangler package interested everybody, because they sold over 13,000 Rubicons that first year, when some had doubted that the planned 8,000 would ever be sold. Secondly they learned that any such heavy duty package was of interest in all markets - they sold Rubicon's from Florida to Alaska, not just in the seven Western states.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #24
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Some dealers do resell AEV-modified vehicles. However that does not mean that any Jeep dealer can service such a vehicle. You would be limited to the dealership that sold you the Jeep for warranty service on an AEV powertrain.

There are a few dealerships that sell and service lifted Jeeps. Same deal - only that dealership has the special mod parts.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:54 AM   #25
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It seems to me it's easier and cheaper to buy a used, modded rig. So many people love the idea of a jeep. They buy them and modify them. Then a year or two later decide its just not civilized enough. Buy used and appreciate the depreciated value of the mods. I bought mine with a 5.5" Rock Krawler lift, 35s, upgraded Yukon axels and r&p, wheels and tires. If I had payed for all of it myself, it would have been another 2-3k. There are so many modded, used rigs you shouldn't have too hard of a time finding something you want that fits your wheeling needs.

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