2019 JLUS Rear D44 Standard vs Optional 2018?

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I ordered my 2019 JLUS and added the anti-spin diff option ($595) because I wanted the D44 rear axle, and at least some form of traction control in the back. I'm picking up my vehicle Dec 14th (it's delivered) and was randomly comparing it against a 2018 window sticker I used to get an insurance quote on. I started comparing the two, and the 2019 JLUS clearly shows rear D44 as a "Standard Exterior Feature", despite the fact that I ordered the $595 Trak-Loc which still shows in the optional equipment section. The 2018 window sticker does not list Rear D44 in the standard equipment, but does mention it as a subset of the Anti-spin $595 upgrade. I specifically investigated this when ordering to see if D44 was standard on 2019 JLUS, but only found literature that the anti-spin upgrade got you the rear D44 for Saharas, but now it doesn't seem that is the case. Has anyone else noticed this? window stickers are attached for reference. If D44 was standard on 2019, I'm little miffed that I paid $595 for factory LSD when I could have put that $595 towards a better aftermarket LSD. Maybe I didn't do my homework good enough but our buddies at FCA are far away from clear literature and documentation. Interestingly, the 2018 MOAB shows 3rd gen diff but no D44, despite having anti-spin. I know window stickers aren't everything -- again, confusion from our friends at Jeep. The 2019 Jeep.com site shows D44 std on sport and sahara now, but the 2018 Jeep.com standard features for sahara lists 3rd Generation Dana® Solid Rear Axle and 3rd Generation Dana® 44 Solid Rear Axle, so it seems there was an option for a non-44 at some point in the Sahara 2018. I confimred this pulling up a 2018 Sahara w/o Anti-spin and it (vin 1C4HJXEN9JW325046) and it shows a M200 rear axle vs the M220 D44, so in 2018 it was definitely not a standard option. WIth the $1k standard cost price increase in 2019 and still the same price for anti-spin upgrade, it's a bit frustrating on their lack of clarity for what you are paying for.





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The 2019 Order guide shows M220 Rear Axle (DRE) as standard on Sport and Sahara. The Rubicon has M220 Wide Rear Axle (DRF) standard. The Anti-Spin Dif (DSA) no longer shows a rear axle upgrade. So I believe you are correct.
 

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I posted a few days ago:
I ordered a 2019 Sport S without anti slip.

My build sheet says "Dana M220 Rear Axle" and my window sticker says "3rd Generation Dana® 44 HD Rear Axle".

Pretty happy about this unannounced change.

EDIT: After looking at a bunch of '19 build sheets it looks like M220 is standard now but gets replaced with M200 when ordering automatic transmission and not having the anti slip package
 

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I posted a few days ago:
I didn't see your post. It is consistent with what the order guide says. Talk about confusing!

When I ordered my manual 2018 they required the DSA, which included M220. So there is something going on there.
 

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I didn't see your post. It is consistent with what the order guide says. Talk about confusing!

When I ordered my manual 2018 they required the DSA, which included M220. So there is something going on there.
Yeah I posted it in the axel thread when I noticed it. I was fairly surprised/happy when I realized I had M220 at no added cost.
 

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Yeah I posted it in the axel thread when I noticed it. I was fairly surprised/happy when I realized I had M220 at no added cost.
You got a manual Sport S?
 

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The OP posted a window sticker on 2019 Sahara with auto and it shows D44 standard and it does not have LSD.

I hope the inferior D35 is not standard with the auto while the manual gets the D44. That would suck for auto buyers!

Kind of like the JK Rubi. When you purchased the auto, the gears when from 4.10 (manual) to 3.73, but you could pay for the option of 4.10 which were standard to begin with. Go figure.
 
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I think what’s going on here the sport jeeps come standard with a manual transmission so they come standard with a Dana 44 / m220 rear axle if you get the optional automatic then you get the optional Dana 35 / M200 open. The Sarah trim level comes standard with the dana44 /m220 regardless of transmission option. Rubicon all m220 wide.
 

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I think what’s going on here the sport jeeps come standard with a manual transmission so they come standard with a Dana 44 / m220 rear axle if you get the optional automatic then you get the optional Dana 35 / M200 open. The Sarah trim level comes standard with the dana44 /m220 regardless of transmission option. Rubicon all m220 wide.
Ok. That's not bad. But according to the order guide there is no way to get the M220 with the automatic even with the DSL. That is different than the past. May be a typo but needs clarification.
 

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I think what’s going on here the sport jeeps come standard with a manual transmission so they come standard with a Dana 44 / m220 rear axle if you get the optional automatic then you get the optional Dana 35 / M200 open. The Sarah trim level comes standard with the dana44 /m220 regardless of transmission option. Rubicon all m220 wide.
I think you are correct about the Sport. I’m looking at a window sticker for a 2019 Sport JL with auto. It lists the D44 as standard but under options it lists 8 speed auto transmission and 3rd Generation Dana Solid rear axle.

The same is listed for a Sahara. So I think D35 comes standard with auto regardless of trim. The question now is whether you get D44 or D35 when ordering anti-spin diff. Does Dana make a limited slip diff for the new D35 rear axle?

Well that sucks. I pay $2000 extra for tranny and get D35 instead of standard D44 axle.

Hopefully if you order LSD you still get D44 axle.
 

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You should check the build sheet it will be clearer there.
 

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