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Old 07-13-2015, 10:00 PM
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dealer installed bumpers, skidplates, lift ,wheels and tires.. advice

Hey there. First time poster here.
I am currently looking at a new 2015 wrangler unlimited sport at my local dealer. It has 35 inch mickey thompsons with aev rims, mopar custom bumpers, skid plates, dual tops, 3.73 axle ratio and 3.5 AEV lift. Is $52,000 canadian dollars too much for this? Would it be cheaper to get the base sport model and add the upgrades aftermarket?

Thanks in advance. Any advice appreciated

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Way TOO much ...

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I'm not sure how the exchange rates currently play out, plus the fact that identical vehicles can be priced quite differently in different markets. For those reasons, I can't give an opinion about how good of a deal that is. However, here in the U.S., it is becoming common knowledge that dealers tend to put these packages together in a way that normally sacrifices quality as a way to pad their bottom line. I would be leery of getting a Jeep that was all put together from a dealer for this reason. Did they use a good lift? Is the gearing really what it should be? Are the axles capable of handling the larger wheels? These are just a few of many questions. I know it probably looks cool, but you may do yourself a big favor by lurking on this forum and figuring out if the package is actually what you want, or if you would be better off buying stock and building yourself with your own chosen components. There is a lot of good info on here if you utilize the search button. Good luck working towards your new Jeep, whatever you decide!
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Thanks for the advice, indid a lot of research last night and basically came to the bottom line that stock unlimited sports are going for 33k to 38k with actually more features than this (other than lift,tires,wheels , bumpers etc.) i also priced out a nice rubicon express lift with body armour bumpers and the same tires woth different wheels and that was only 5.5k after tax. Bringing me to about 43k

So all in all i think they are overpricing it about 8-9k.

The only benefit of me buying this one thats "pre-upgraded" would be the 0% financing and $2500 cash back.
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Thanks for the advice, indid a lot of research last night and basically came to the bottom line that stock unlimited sports are going for 33k to 38k with actually more features than this (other than lift,tires,wheels , bumpers etc.) i also priced out a nice rubicon express lift with body armour bumpers and the same tires woth different wheels and that was only 5.5k after tax. Bringing me to about 43k

So all in all i think they are overpricing it about 8-9k.

The only benefit of me buying this one thats "pre-upgraded" would be the 0% financing and $2500 cash back.
Don't forget to factor in things that go with that that many people ignore. You will need a tuner to correct for the speedo/odo, you will need control arm correction, you will need to transfer the tpms over from the old wheels, highly recommend a steering stabilizer, dont forget the exhaust spacers, labor etc. It all adds up.
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you have a lot of options in that price range - personally, I would rather have an unadulterated brand new Hard Rock and go from there for that money... or you could buy a sport and send it to AEV for their build-up. :-)

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