JLU vs Benz vs Mitsubishi

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Eurospec Rubicon (AKA sport s with lockers) vs a non stock stock tire G55 ? Come on... Granted the portal axles, and triple locked G wagon gives it an edge from the factory it is not an apple to apples comparison. And that poor Mitsubishi... It should not even be in this neighborhood.
 

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Mercedes’s “3rd locker” is a marketing gimmick. A characteristic of ALL Jeep transfer cases rarely explained is that in part-time mode power is automatically split 50-50 front and rear, effectively doing the same as a “central locker” but without having to press another button.
 
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From the FAQ Glossary on Jeep.com

“Part-time 4x4 systems lock the front and rear axles together so the front and rear wheels turn at the same speed...
... [Jeep] 4x4 part-time systems don’t use a center differential, so the front and rear wheel axles are locked together...”
 

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Mercedes’s “3rd locker” is a marketing gimmick. A characteristic of ALL Jeep transfer cases rarely explained is that in part-time mode power is automatically split 50-50 front and rear, effectively doing the same as a “central locker” but without having to press another button.
Difference is when you don’t lock, G is all wheel drive, jeep is rear drive..however, JL has 4H auto now.
 

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Eurospec Rubicon (AKA sport s with lockers) vs a non stock stock tire G55 ? Come on... Granted the portal axles, and triple locked G wagon gives it an edge from the factory it is not an apple to apples comparison. And that poor Mitsubishi... It should not even be in this neighborhood.
AKA Sport s with lockers? No, it has everything the US-Spec Rubicon got, only difference is that the Axle is narrower by 1 inch (0.5 on right side / 0.5 on left side) axles used are the same (Dana44)
 

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All that video shows is how big a difference tires make.
Wtf a rubi with street tread?
 

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This video reminds me of people driving in the snow belt areas with all-season tires wondering why they get stuck.
 

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I don't think those are even AT tires on the Jeep. My KO2s at least have some cleats on the outer tread blocks. Those look like everyday average car all season/snow tires. Also, they left the diffs unlocked on the jeep. It's more of a Mercedes commercial.
 

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rubicon with ko2?
i thought all rubicon comes with Km2.
At least for the US, I think KO2s were standard on Rubicons for 2018+2019, and then a MT option was available for 2020s. My 2019 came standard with KO2s.
 

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Mine came with Falken Wildpeak M/T's from the factory!

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It IS a Mercedes commercial. I went to the original video on YouTube, and the only hashtags attached to it are all Mercedes: #MercedesGclass, #Mercedesbenzclassic and #Mercedeslife.

It has 181 thumbs up and 35 thumbs down, which is a terrible up/down ratio.

I suggest you guys go on there and leave a thumbs DOWN to help sink it. :mad:

 

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