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Looks great. Living through you for the time being till mine gets delivered.

As for the 33s vs 35s its all about the CAFE standards. Jeep will take a hit with their average CAFE rating and even squeezing one more MPG out of it by putting 33s on it helps. Anyone who buys this could care less about MPG. More about the fun factor. Ive had a TrackHawk for 2 years now and I smile every time I hit the gas. I'm sure this will have the same effect on my facial muscles. I'm thankful they finally put a V8 in hit and I've already made arrangements to put 35s on it before I take delivery.
I am awaiting the delivery of my 392 and I am looking to do the same as you are doing with switching the tires before delivery, with the dealer doing it they are also say that they are willing to do the speedometer recalibration, I`m not sure if that will really happen or will I have to go the Tazer or other reprogrammer. What tires did you decide go with? Actual 35"s E range or the 315/70/17 C range identical to what came stock on my Raptor? Thanks for the updates and please keep them coming. I am really looking forward to getting mine whenever it gets here





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Seeing the 392 is almost as much fun as reading posts from people here wanting to see it "catching air."

No one ever said they had too much power (except the tow truck drivers after scraping vehicles up after excessive speed accidents).
 

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So we picked up our Jeep Wrangler 392 yesterday from St. Charles Jeep! As far as I know it is one of the very first ones in the area, and this thing is a beast! My first drive was a quick blast in the dealer parking lot and I actually giggled like a school girl when I stabbed the gas and it actually launched like a sports car. The ass end squatted and actually wanted to lift up the front end. We are already in talks with a lift company for a lift kit, and it will definitely be getting at least 37" tires on it, so stay tuned for more of the build details coming soon. I only had time to get some crappy basic pics yesterday but I did do a full walk around video and a comparison to my 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon. You can find my full walk around video here:


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I need one... i mean for real, its the total package with that 392 in it. So siiick. Me personally i wldnt ever consider lifting it. No need to make a vehicle with that amount of power more top heavy. She’s already lifted! Keep her a two way animal.. ofcourse only my opinion. Good luck with her!
 

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That sound.... U Connect 5 and 360 camera for 2022. Crossing my fingers but know it’s not likely since people are barely getting their 21s right now.
I can agree with you on updated options like the 360 degree camera and finally having a forward facing camera. I have always owned a Jeep throughout my 40 plus years of driving. Let's face it the Wrangler definitely lacks a lot of creature comforts and options for the price. My wife`s Grand cherokee Overland has every bell and whistle you can ask for and even more. Even worse is presently owning a Raptor with all of the bells and whistles and wishing Jeep would do something about the lack of power available, It has been nice having something that has the horsepower to get up and go and all of the luxury too but I miss having a wrangler and with the 392 I ordered supposedly coming in soon I will have some of the bells and whistles and FINALLY the get up and go from the factory and not having to supercharge it or give it a heart transplant. You can not even compare the two, a Jeep is not is the same category as a truck so a side by side comparison isn't even possible but maybe a check off box selection for standard and available options could be done.
I just hope that they have finally corrected all of the steering issues that have plagued some of us that have owned JLUR Wranglers
 

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I can agree with you on updated options like the 360 degree camera and finally having a forward facing camera. I have always owned a Jeep throughout my 40 plus years of driving. Let's face it the Wrangler definitely lacks a lot of creature comforts and options for the price. My wife`s Grand cherokee Overland has every bell and whistle you can ask for and even more. Even worse is presently owning a Raptor with all of the bells and whistles and wishing Jeep would do something about the lack of power available, It has been nice having something that has the horsepower to get up and go and all of the luxury too but I miss having a wrangler and with the 392 I ordered supposedly coming in soon I will have some of the bells and whistles and FINALLY the get up and go from the factory and not having to supercharge it or give it a heart transplant. You can not even compare the two, a Jeep is not is the same category as a truck so a side by side comparison isn't even possible but maybe a check off box selection for standard and available options could be done.
I just hope that they have finally corrected all of the steering issues that have plagued some of us that have owned JLUR Wranglers
I know the 2022 Grand Cherokee L looks stellar but it’s not a wrangler. I need a new car but I think I’m just going to use fair for a few months until 2022s are out.
 

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Any axle upgrades on those? I'd think they'd need at least a rear 60 to hold up long term.
 

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I would suggest leaving it stock for at least a couple months (3000 miles) to make sure it doesn’t have any problems. So they can’t weasel out of repairing anything under warranty.
 
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I would suggest leaving it stock for at least a couple months (3000 miles) to make sure it doesn’t have any problems. So they can’t weasel out of repairing anything under warranty.
Not a bad idea, unfortunately, I am plagued with this disease where I can't leave my Jeeps alone! We already have the wheels in motion... and you can't stop this 392!!!
 

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Question - if you get a chance, could you measure bolt center to bolt center of front LCAs? There is mention of geometry adjustments and just curious if they installed longer LCAs possibly from Mopar Lift kit. Thanks
 
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@ShockerRacing Hey James
Question - if you get a chance, could you measure bolt center to bolt center of front LCAs? There is mention of geometry adjustments and just curious if they installed longer LCAs possibly from Mopar Lift kit. Thanks
Yes! I will do this asap.
 

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Great video and glad you had access to the tires for testing, particularly for those of us still awaiting delivery and plan to upgrade to larger tires. I am leaning towards the Nitto Ridge Grappler 37s (great tire in snow and in Moab) but on stock 392 wheels. What was the offset / backspacing of the wheels wrapped by the 37s you tested? Looked close to rubbing the LCAs on the front in your vid and wondering if a different wheel like the stock one will require spacers. Any thoughts? Thanks again for your videos.
 
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Great video and glad you had access to the tires for testing, particularly for those of us still awaiting delivery and plan to upgrade to larger tires. I am leaning towards the Nitto Ridge Grappler 37s (great tire in snow and in Moab) but on stock 392 wheels. What was the offset / backspacing of the wheels wrapped by the 37s you tested? Looked close to rubbing the LCAs on the front in your vid and wondering if a different wheel like the stock one will require spacers. Any thoughts? Thanks again for your videos.
I actually have the Nitto Ridge Grapplers ordered in 37x12.5's and should have them any day now. I am going to mount them on the stock wheels and will report back if I need spacers or not. I know the Method Race wheels we tried did have some backspacing to move them out a bit, so we will see.
 

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