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That jeep looks great with the MH!
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Lift kit? New rims and wheels?

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et2 wrote:

Mile High wrote:

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That jeep looks great with the MH!
Thanks!


Lift kit? New rims and wheels?
Just an equalizing lift to take the factory rake out of the front and to compensate for the weight of the winch and blue-ox baseplate, The rear is stock.

The Sahara wheels are 18" narrow wheels, so the prior owner changed them out with 17" wider wheels to allow for more tire options. These are 33" or 285/70R/17.

A 2-1/2" lift maybe next year and some 35" tires.


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Mile High wrote:

et2 wrote:

Mile High wrote:

et2 wrote:



That jeep looks great with the MH!
Thanks!


Lift kit? New rims and wheels?
Just an equalizing lift to take the factory rake out of the front and to compensate for the weight of the winch and blue-ox baseplate, The rear is stock.

The Sahara wheels are 18" narrow wheels, so the prior owner changed them out with 17" wider wheels to allow for more tire options. These are 33" or 285/70R/17.

A 2-1/2" lift maybe next year and some 35" tires.


Hate to jump in....but a Sahara's stock gears are in the 3.21 range.....if you go with 35s, I would consider a gear change.

The stock gearing will be a bit underwhelming with that big of a tire. Unless you are going to be doing some of our beautiful state's more difficult trails (which are very few that your Sahara cannot handle as is), then I would stick to what you have!! It looks great.

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dubdub07 wrote:

Mile High wrote:

et2 wrote:

Mile High wrote:

et2 wrote:



That jeep looks great with the MH!
Thanks!


Lift kit? New rims and wheels?
Just an equalizing lift to take the factory rake out of the front and to compensate for the weight of the winch and blue-ox baseplate, The rear is stock.

The Sahara wheels are 18" narrow wheels, so the prior owner changed them out with 17" wider wheels to allow for more tire options. These are 33" or 285/70R/17.

A 2-1/2" lift maybe next year and some 35" tires.


Hate to jump in....but a Sahara's stock gears are in the 3.21 range.....if you go with 35s, I would consider a gear change.

The stock gearing will be a bit underwhelming with that big of a tire. Unless you are going to be doing some of our beautiful state's more difficult trails (which are very few that your Sahara cannot handle as is), then I would stick to what you have!! It looks great.

Bill
Thanks Bill - mine actually has the 3.73. They came standard with the HD towing option. Not saying 3.73s will be ultimate, but closer.

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A Sahara with 3.73s is a great thing! It will do fine for you. I have the 4.10 option and that is really a good match, but there will be those out there that say 4.10s are not enough....I disagree.

Pretty Jeep! Love the color with the wheels and did I see KO2s? I have them on mine and I love them.

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Thanks Bill! Its a big improvement in ride over our TJ, but my daughter has it and is sure having fun with it.

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et2, you have made a good choice. We have a '13 that both of us absolutely enjoy driving and riding in. Drives great and tows great. The only 'problem' that I have had is on a trip to Cody Wy. I noticed some cupping on the front tires one morning as I was hooking up. I later found out that this may have been due to the power steering not being active as it was rolling down the road. I don't really know for sure.
A stop and Big Horn tire and $400 took care oof the problem and we continued the trip. I am sure I would have been fine to towed back home to N Georgia, but then I wanted to be sure and the new tires matched the stocks.
I paid a tech at our shop a $100 to install the Blue Ox and I did the wiring for the brakes and lights myself.
Did you get the hard top? Ours came with both (no idea why!) and I sold the soft top for a grand. Much quieter and dryer than the soft.
Enjoy the Jeep, they hold their value really well but I am sure you won't ever want to get rid of it except to maybe buy another.

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Horsedoc wrote:

et2, you have made a good choice. We have a '13 that both of us absolutely enjoy driving and riding in. Drives great and tows great. The only 'problem' that I have had is on a trip to Cody Wy. I noticed some cupping on the front tires one morning as I was hooking up. I later found out that this may have been due to the power steering not being active as it was rolling down the road. I don't really know for sure.
A stop and Big Horn tire and $400 took care oof the problem and we continued the trip. I am sure I would have been fine to towed back home to N Georgia, but then I wanted to be sure and the new tires matched the stocks.
I paid a tech at our shop a $100 to install the Blue Ox and I did the wiring for the brakes and lights myself.
Did you get the hard top? Ours came with both (no idea why!) and I sold the soft top for a grand. Much quieter and dryer than the soft.
Enjoy the Jeep, they hold their value really well but I am sure you won't ever want to get rid of it except to maybe buy another.


Picked it up Monday. Love it!! Im only 5'8" so I can just barley get in without using the steel Rock guard step. I thought larger tires would look neat, but then it would make getting in more difficult. So I'll keep the stock tires that came with it (32").

Got the freedom hard top painted as the body color ( goby ). No soft top. It has the head liner package. I wouldn't want the soft top. I really like this model and they aren't ordering anymore as the 2018's are coming soon. New style they say. So I bit the bullet and made the right choice. I heard they keep the value well.

Thanks for the feedback!

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sprintmod1 wrote:

Well, enjoy the new Wrangler! They are nice vehicles.

Friends bought one a few months ago to tow behind their new Tradition.

A few weeks ago they replaced it with a new Chevy 2500 pickup as their toad.

Your results may vary. . . . . . . . . . .


Did they replace it because of a towing problem or did they just not like the Wrangler for some reason?


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