Understand your concerns about weight. 2021 Willy's.Rear seat, spare tire delete.285/70/17 tires weighing less than stock mud terrains.Averaging 19 mpg daily driving.....couldn't be happier!
Nice configuration! I am running takeoff KM2s and rims from a Willys, each tire/rim combo weighing in at 71 lbs. Just curious what tires you have and how much they weigh.Understand your concerns about weight. 2021 Willy's.Rear seat, spare tire delete.285/70/17 tires weighing less than stock mud terrains.Averaging 19 mpg daily driving.....couldn't be happier!
I have drive both 4xe and 3.6. The 4xe is heavy and drove heavy. 3.6 so much betterSo....while I realize most of us typically add more accessories and more weight to their vehicles over time, I've always been in the opposite camp. Whether driving CJs, TJs or the JL, I've always enjoyed how nimble they are when stripped down to the bare necessities. Since purchasing my 2-door Sport in 2021, I've replaced the rear seat with a Tuffy security deck, and typically drive in safari mode with half doors. Only items heavier than stock, are the Willys rims/tires that I recently installed, so this is how I roll for most of the year:
Just for fun, I decided to weigh my JL in this configuration (with a mostly full gas tank), and it came out to a lean 4,320 lbs. Just curious if there are others who also seek a lighter ride and how much their Jeeps weigh. Love to see the numbers and hear what you've done to scale down the weight. Appreciate the feedback and happy Jeepin'!
+1LOL...I'll respectfully disagree on that point, at least from a historical perspective. The GPW and MB were designed as light scout and troop carriers, and the theme for a light off road passenger/utility vehicle continued into civilian use, at least until the YJ series. One could argue this continued into the TJ series as well, but things started getting heavier as soon as the Rubicon trim was introduced...and of course it really went south when the 4-door JK was produced. With all the gratuitous electronic witchcraft, emissions, nanny systems and Federally-mandated crap, I will agree that the modern Wrangler is a behemoth in comparison. But...to each his/her own. For many, it's the best Jeep ever.
285 70 17 Firestone Destination AT2 ......They weigh a little over 42 lbs each.They drive great on road and didn't hurt my gas mileage.Nice configuration! I am running takeoff KM2s and rims from a Willys, each tire/rim combo weighing in at 71 lbs. Just curious what tires you have and how much they weigh.