Wow man, so much hate. What up with that?
My last rig is pretty much what you see in my sig. A 2008 JKU Rubicon with Dana 44's and 4:10s. I ran a 2.5" TF lift on it w/ shock extenders and 35" Goodyear Duratrac's. I mostly drove through deep snow and water which is why I wanted the ground clearance, it also helped a bit with approach and departure angles.
I never used the disconnect as I never found time to make it out to Moab or Ouray where I'd NEED it. I'm getting a sense that because I didn't use them you all think she was a pavement princess.
I guess I didn't realize the Willies was nothing by a JKU Sport w/ a few stickers. I assumed it was an options package that made most of the off road essentials standard. I realize now it's not any different from the MW3 or COD versions that have come out over the years.
Right now here's what I'm thinking if any of you are still taking me seriously.
2015 JKU Rubicon in Tank green w/ Black cloth interior.
- 430N Navigation System
- Heated Front Seats
- Alpine 9 Speaker System
- Freedom Top - Black 3 Piece
- 4.10 Gears
- 5 Speed Auto
- Connectivity Group
- Max Tow Package
I'm on the fence about the Max Tow package as it doesn't seem to come with a transmission cooler like I THINK mine did and instead is just a Class II hitch.
Any thoughts on this build?
I dont think anyone is hating on you, just being brutally honest with you.
Anytime you are OFFROAD you should disconnect the swaybar to keep all 4 tires firmly planted on the ground just in case you get into a sticky situation, especially in snow I would think where you might wonder upon a hole you didnt even know was there.
Actually I think the COD ones were Rubicons with a few extra stickers/bumpers. The willy's on the other hand is merely stickers and useless doodads!
My 2014 tow package came with a transmission coooler, but I can't speak for the 2015, I would crawl under one at a dealer to confirm, if not, then its a waste of $500 cause the wiring/hitch are cheap and easy to source on amazon. Adding tranny coolers is a much larger task I was willing to pay $500 for.
I also got the 730n radio...what a waste of $1800 that POS was...the bluetooth is nice (can get that on the cheaper radio)...the offroad function of the nav is useless as tits on a boar hog!!!
Youll love the 4.10's with 35's, I honeslty think this engine/tranny/4.10s could pull 37's ok if you dont really do any towing. However I tow a 3,500 lb bass boat so I stopped at 35's, promised the wife I wouldnt get into gear swaps and hydro assist. I love the power of mine with 35's, can barely tell a difference between the stock tires and these.