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thats such a bummer. how long is your wait time with the package add if you dont mind me asking?
Not sure. Hopefully the only delay will be they don't start production until August. I'm hoping it doesn't end up being like Gorilla Glass, Half doors, 4XE, etc... and be delayed production. There's a lot of parts in the package other than wheels and tires. All it would take is a delay in getting one of them from suppliers and it gets held up. Hoping they actually start in August and goes thru like normal. I'm not they guy for normal production however. My other build sat in paint stage for 5 weeks, that's usually a one day process and then eventually I got a new VON one day and then a new VIN, started all over. Back to D1 after 9 weeks and having a build started. No explanation, dealer was worthless. Blessing in disguise. XR package became available in the meantime. New dealer, new order :)
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Regearing you're axles is $2,000. Good luck getting 35's, lift, shocks + install, beadlock wheels, and an upgraded swing gate for the other $2k. Even if you bought a rubicon and put equivalent parts on aftermarket and sold the take offs, you would still be way over $4k. I understand the argument you're trying to make, but it's flat wrong. On top of all that is that it's factory. Covered by warranty and they can't push you around when other stuff breaks and they try to blame your custom gears or oversized tires.
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This is a decent value and if I was ordering new- I'd probably do it and just go up to 37's when the 315's run out.

I've been tracking my build expenses with my JLUR and with my RK 2.5" Adventure series Stage 1 and 37's/ wheels that's damn near $4k alone, if you're paying going rate ( I didn't because discounts, sales, and connections). And I have to install myself or pay someone to do it. Add my armor and winch, and I think I'm into it for about $5k build total.

With the XR package, I would basically order a winch, bumper, and some armor day 1, bolt it on and go wheeling. And' I'd still be in it for roughly the same amount over purchase price of the Jeep, and still have better gearing. Trade in on Friday after work, Be on line at the meet up spot Saturday morning. Go wheel my favorite trails and do stupid things all day Saturday. Clean up, pack up, leave for Vacation on Sunday. EZPZ, as they say.

No brainer, good on Jeep for FINALLY offering this. Hopefully They've tweaked the suspension to fix some of the issues I've read about with the Mopar 2"

Everyone lov3s to dump on factory/ OEM and say "I could build it cheaper myself", which- 9/10 isn't true, because it's not an equally spec'd vehicle, or you suck at math. You also don't factor in down time (see above) to install/ wait for parts. I'm guilty of this as well. If they brought back Punk'n Orange, I'd be doing the math on one of these tomorrow. If I'm feeling real frisky? 392XR. Give it to me in Orange and I will probably never buy another Jeep for as long as I live, because that's been my dream since like 2004: V8 powered Orange Jeep on 35"+ tires. Because I love life sized hot wheels cars.
 

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Pic of 392 XR from today’s press release.

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Awesome, thanks. No pics of a non-392 Rubi yet I'm assuming. Don't blame Jeep. If I was going to hype something, I'd use the 392 for an example. I guess the only difference will be different colored hooks and the hood as far as looks go. Well, that's not true. The 392 doesn't get the 1.5 lift, it's already lifted so they will look similar as far as stance goes but... Hoping for pics of a non-392 soon.
 

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i wonder as to why they opted to go with a "1.5-inch factory suspension lift with uniquely tuned shocks" vs the Mopar 2' Lift kit?
 

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Not sure. Hopefully the only delay will be they don't start production until August. I'm hoping it doesn't end up being like Gorilla Glass, Half doors, 4XE, etc... and be delayed production. There's a lot of parts in the package other than wheels and tires. All it would take is a delay in getting one of them from suppliers and it gets held up. Hoping they actually start in August and goes thru like normal. I'm not they guy for normal production however. My other build sat in paint stage for 5 weeks, that's usually a one day process and then eventually I got a new VON one day and then a new VIN, started all over. Back to D1 after 9 weeks and having a build started. No explanation, dealer was worthless. Blessing in disguise. XR package became available in the meantime. New dealer, new order :)
I hope for a much smother run this order for you. thanks for the info. i am going to keep my eye on the production times for the new weeks just in case. its quicker than expected!
 

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At that price point, it seems like a great bargain from the factory!
It’s a great bargain IF that combination is exactly what you want, but if you want to run 37s (like me) and you prefer 9” rims (like me) and you’ve read horror stories about the Mopar gate reinforcement (like me) the only value in that package is the 456 gearing.
 

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Does it make sense to order the Rubicon (V6 and 4.88) Extreme Recon package if I plan on running 37" KM3's on aftermarket wheels?
Yes. 100% you should do that. Ill give you $2,000 for your take off rims and tires.
 

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This is a decent value and if I was ordering new- I'd probably do it and just go up to 37's when the 315's run out.

I've been tracking my build expenses with my JLUR and with my RK 2.5" Adventure series Stage 1 and 37's/ wheels that's damn near $4k alone, if you're paying going rate ( I didn't because discounts, sales, and connections). And I have to install myself or pay someone to do it. Add my armor and winch, and I think I'm into it for about $5k build total.

With the XR package, I would basically order a winch, bumper, and some armor day 1, bolt it on and go wheeling. And' I'd still be in it for roughly the same amount over purchase price of the Jeep, and still have better gearing. Trade in on Friday after work, Be on line at the meet up spot Saturday morning. Go wheel my favorite trails and do stupid things all day Saturday. Clean up, pack up, leave for Vacation on Sunday. EZPZ, as they say.

No brainer, good on Jeep for FINALLY offering this. Hopefully They've tweaked the suspension to fix some of the issues I've read about with the Mopar 2"

Everyone lov3s to dump on factory/ OEM and say "I could build it cheaper myself", which- 9/10 isn't true, because it's not an equally spec'd vehicle, or you suck at math. You also don't factor in down time (see above) to install/ wait for parts. I'm guilty of this as well. If they brought back Punk'n Orange, I'd be doing the math on one of these tomorrow. If I'm feeling real frisky? 392XR. Give it to me in Orange and I will probably never buy another Jeep for as long as I live, because that's been my dream since like 2004: V8 powered Orange Jeep on 35"+ tires. Because I love life sized hot wheels cars.
A 392 Punk'n with XR. Dude!!
 

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I would like to know if they obtained the extra 1.5” ontop of the already 1.5” the Rubicons have via a completely different spring or did they simply add factory 1.5” spacers to the springs?

Hope someone takes some photos of the springs and mounts.
 
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