See lots of complaining about the 3.21 ratio but wonder just how many of those complaining actually have a 2012+ 3.21 with auto and how many have the manual and how many dont even have the 3.21.
For the 2212/13 four doors, the tow rating is limited to 2000 pounds if you have 3.21's. That limit goes up to 3500 pounds with 3.73's.Panther, explain this. I looked on Jeep's site and it doesn't say anything about gear ratios under the towing information.
If you value a marginal increase in mpgs over an increase in power, then yes. Most jeepers don't fit in that category or they would've bought Priuses or Accords. I'd trade one mpg for some more zip off the line and torquey-ness around the trails, and think most folks that drive jeeps would.For most people as an all around DD / occasional wheeler with 33" or smaller the 3.21 is a better option on the 2012+
I'd say this is the view of most folks who drive jeeps with 3.21s. They're fine, but they'd rather have 3.73s.On my end I'll be using it for a daily commute into Manhattan and MPG's although not that important to me should be somewhat reasonable, so the 3.21's are fine for now. Would I prefer 3.73's? Yes, but I'll probably wind up changing them down the line anyway. So for now, 3.21's will do the job.
It's rare...but this is one time I have to disagree with you. However...it really could depend on what you mean by "Jeepers".If you value a marginal increase in mpgs over an increase in power, then yes. Most jeepers don't fit in that category or they would've bought Priuses or Accords. I'd trade one mpg for some more zip off the line and think most folks that drive jeeps would.
No no no--MY speculation about what most people want is much more sound than YOUR speculation about what most people want . . .It's rare...but this is one time I have to disagree with you. However...it really could depend on what you mean by "Jeepers".
If by Jeepers you mean people that mod and wheel them...than yes...you are correct.
But if you mean Jeepers as in Wrangler owners...I have to disagree (in terms of the "new breed" of Jeepers).
The arrival of the Unlimited, the interior update, and the 3.6 has brought in people (like myself) that are not true Jeepers. I'm replacing a Liberty that hardly ever went off road with a Sahara that will hardly ever go off road.....so MPG is important to me. Of course, it isn't really hard to get better MPG than a 2006 Liberty.For such a small vehicle, it is AWFUL on fuel.
In the city, the 3.73 and 4.10 wouldn't necessarily return lower MPG's. With the 3.21's sometimes you have to mash it just to get it to move and that kills fuel economy.I am very happy with mine. I have a '12 auto tranny. I do lots of highway driving between 55-65mph. Great MPGs.