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Hi. I have pretty much narrowed my 2016 model year buying decision to a Safari based on my anticipated lifestyle, budget, etc. Off-roading in all likelihood will be limited to finding that favorite fishing hole or a place where I can set up some targets (safely and legally of course) and shoot my favorite shootin' irons. The best I can describe my requirements would be off-roading LITE.

So my question is from an off-road perspective, what can a stock Safari handle, i.e., what are its limits? Note I plan to add the 3.73. In addition, I need some creature comforts and the Rubicon I think is over-kill in my case. Plus other than buying a few after-market accessories, I really don't want to modify or add anything. I am not a mall crawler but I am no Daniel Boone either. I am more like a gentleman adventurer, an older gentleman adventurer, retired and 64 but far from dead yet. :) Thanks.
 

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You must be thinking of a SAHARA, not Safari. And your question is very hard to quantify, but I'd think any Wrangler will do you just fine.
 

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Get the 3.73's and LSD.

From what you described it will be more than enough.

The Sport and Sahara have the exact same capabilities. Most of the differences are cosmetic/luxury.

The Sahara is often called the luxury model which is a bit odd because from an options standpoint, you can order a Rubicon with the same options, including painted fenders and a painted hard top.
 

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A stock Wrangler any trim will shock you at what it goes go up, down, over and thru. The 3.73 gears are a great choice because if you decide to change gears in the future you would have to change the transfer case as well if you have 3.07 gears.
 

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Thank you gentlemen and I asked admin to delete Safari and replace with Sahara. Well, at least it got your attention. LOL. Another baby boomer whose brain has gone to dust.

But I digress....as far as options that matter and could influence your feedback, I plan to add automatic, Trac-Lok (really necessary?), the Freedom Hardtop, and as I said the 3.73. The rest of the stuff falls under the creature comforts category.
 
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