New 2019 Rubicon--YeeHaw!

CarbonSteel

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After "wrangling" (no pun intended) with the notion for a few months now, I pulled the trigger on a 2019 Rubicon last night—aptly nicknamed “The Grinch” and kicked my 2018 AMG GLC43 to the curb in the process. I also argued with myself for an equal amount of time over the powertrain (2.0T vs. 3.6L) and in the end, I chose the 3.6L (note that availability of options also played a role in this). The choice between the two engines essentially came down to:

1. 48v battery pack to electronically spool the 2.0 turbo--currently $1000ish to replace when (not if) replacement is needed and there have already been reports of replacements.
2. 2.0T is a direct injection engine versus multi-port injection on the V6. DI is harder on the oil due to fuel dilution and there is typically carbon build-up on the intake valves after some thousands of miles.
3. Potential long-term maintenance and costs on a turbo-charged engine and additional complexity of 2.0T cooling system.
4. The need for premium fuel on the 2.0T vs. 87 for the 3.6L (not a deal breaker, but something to consider)

Options include:

Mojito! Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
Black Interior Color
Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
Body-Color Fender Flares
All-Weather Floor Mats

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ESSCold Weather Group
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Dana 44 locking front/rear axles with 4.10 gear ratio
LT285/70R17C BSW Mud-Terrain Tires
17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Black Wheels

LED Lighting Group
Customer Preferred Package 24R
Black Freedom Top® 3-Piece Hard Top
Jeep® Active Safety Group
Steel Bumper Group
Trailer Tow Group w/ HD Electrical and 4 Aux Switches
8.4-Inch Radio and Alpine Premium Audio Group
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Adaptive Cruise Control/Forward Collision Warning+
Hard Top Headliner
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry


Here are a few dealer photos:


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Congrats!! I have a 2020 Rubicon on order and went through the same thought process on the 3.6 vs 2.0T as well. My wife's Sahara has the 2.0T and it's great, very peppy. In the end though I went with the 3.6 because of the unknowns of the 2.0T. Just wish it would get here already!
 

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Congrats :jk: :rock:
 
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Maverick909

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great looking jeep! just needs a fresh layer of mud! get out and enjoy that thing! :rock::jk:
 

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I am to the SE of you in NW Houston.
We have a bunch of folks that come up from that area. We have a meet up every other month or so. It’s a bit of a drive for ya but I’ll have to add you to the thread

Brett
 

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I could tell you, but then....
After "wrangling" (no pun intended) with the notion for a few months now, I pulled the trigger on a 2019 Rubicon last night—aptly nicknamed “The Grinch” and kicked my 2018 AMG GLC43 to the curb in the process. I also argued with myself for an equal amount of time over the powertrain (2.0T vs. 3.6L) and in the end, I chose the 3.6L (note that availability of options also played a role in this). The choice between the two engines essentially came down to:

1. 48v battery pack to electronically spool the 2.0 turbo--currently $1000ish to replace when (not if) replacement is needed and there have already been reports of replacements.
2. 2.0T is a direct injection engine versus multi-port injection on the V6. DI is harder on the oil due to fuel dilution and there is typically carbon build-up on the intake valves after some thousands of miles.
3. Potential long-term maintenance and costs on a turbo-charged engine and additional complexity of 2.0T cooling system.
4. The need for premium fuel on the 2.0T vs. 87 for the 3.6L (not a deal breaker, but something to consider)

Options include:

Mojito! Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
Black Interior Color
Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
Body-Color Fender Flares
All-Weather Floor Mats

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ESSCold Weather Group
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Dana 44 locking front/rear axles with 4.10 gear ratio
LT285/70R17C BSW Mud-Terrain Tires
17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Black Wheels

LED Lighting Group
Customer Preferred Package 24R
Black Freedom Top® 3-Piece Hard Top
Jeep® Active Safety Group
Steel Bumper Group
Trailer Tow Group w/ HD Electrical and 4 Aux Switches
8.4-Inch Radio and Alpine Premium Audio Group
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Adaptive Cruise Control/Forward Collision Warning+
Hard Top Headliner
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry


Here are a few dealer photos:


rGaHP.jpg


rG7UB.jpg


rGcR1.jpg


rGlOF.jpg


rG0Dg.jpg


rGExa.jpg


rGGWJ.jpg


rGMiv.jpg


rGWfR.jpg


rGXlp.jpg


rGhUN.jpg


rGwJI.jpg


rGNRt.jpg


rGOOX.jpg


rGebn.jpg


rGvxs.jpg


rG8WG.jpg


rGSsf.jpg


rGgf4.jpg


rGr0l.jpg


rG4g2.jpg


rGPJS.jpg


rGi57.jpg
Well done! Welcome to the club!
 

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After "wrangling" (no pun intended) with the notion for a few months now, I pulled the trigger on a 2019 Rubicon last night—aptly nicknamed “The Grinch” and kicked my 2018 AMG GLC43 to the curb in the process. I also argued with myself for an equal amount of time over the powertrain (2.0T vs. 3.6L) and in the end, I chose the 3.6L (note that availability of options also played a role in this). The choice between the two engines essentially came down to:

1. 48v battery pack to electronically spool the 2.0 turbo--currently $1000ish to replace when (not if) replacement is needed and there have already been reports of replacements.
2. 2.0T is a direct injection engine versus multi-port injection on the V6. DI is harder on the oil due to fuel dilution and there is typically carbon build-up on the intake valves after some thousands of miles.
3. Potential long-term maintenance and costs on a turbo-charged engine and additional complexity of 2.0T cooling system.
4. The need for premium fuel on the 2.0T vs. 87 for the 3.6L (not a deal breaker, but something to consider)

Options include:

Mojito! Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
Black Interior Color
Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
Body-Color Fender Flares
All-Weather Floor Mats

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ESSCold Weather Group
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Dana 44 locking front/rear axles with 4.10 gear ratio
LT285/70R17C BSW Mud-Terrain Tires
17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Black Wheels

LED Lighting Group
Customer Preferred Package 24R
Black Freedom Top® 3-Piece Hard Top
Jeep® Active Safety Group
Steel Bumper Group
Trailer Tow Group w/ HD Electrical and 4 Aux Switches
8.4-Inch Radio and Alpine Premium Audio Group
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Adaptive Cruise Control/Forward Collision Warning+
Hard Top Headliner
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry


Here are a few dealer photos:


rGaHP.jpg


rG7UB.jpg


rGcR1.jpg


rGlOF.jpg


rG0Dg.jpg


rGExa.jpg


rGGWJ.jpg


rGMiv.jpg


rGWfR.jpg


rGXlp.jpg


rGhUN.jpg


rGwJI.jpg


rGNRt.jpg


rGOOX.jpg


rGebn.jpg


rGvxs.jpg


rG8WG.jpg


rGSsf.jpg


rGgf4.jpg


rGr0l.jpg


rG4g2.jpg


rGPJS.jpg


rGi57.jpg
Real beauty. GL
 

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Nice! Have fun! Only thing I would have done different would have been black fender flairs and the other wheel option... but its not my jeep...lol
 

S2k Chris

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Nice rig, man, enjoy!

One questions:

Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Is this a thing, or just some BS marketing stuff referencing things that you are getting like lockers and offroad pages and stuff? Or do you actually get some sort of kit like recovery gear or something? Maybe a silly question, sorry...
 

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