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Doesn't the Select Trac transfer case depend on limited slip differentials to achieve the AWD capability? Would the Rubi have both limited slip and lockers with the Select Trac transfer case?
An easy way to verify is seeing if they have lockers in Europe... But I think they do





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An easy way to verify is seeing if they have lockers in Europe... But I think they do
I just searched and can't find anything on it. It seems rare to see both lockers and limited slip on the same diff for some reason.
 

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I'm not an engineer, but I think it's really just the ecu telling the t case where to apply power to...
The T case would just be able to send power to either axle. From there it's up to the diffs to send power to either wheel.
 

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I plan to wait for a 2019.

Why not wait for a few extra months, at this point? I guess if there are no new features you want, and you're happy with the deal you can get now, go for it.

I am excited about Advanced Safety Group, so a 2019er makes sense for me. Who knows what other new features will be available.

As a leaser, I'm also hoping residuals climb back up for 2019s when they are brand new vs. where 2018s are now that they're more than half way through a model year.

I have two 2018 VINs I'm tracking as custom orders, but already talked with my dealer and he understands why a 2018 no longer makes sense for me, and is fine with waiting until 2019.
It definitely makes sense to wait for a 2019 if you are leasing for the residuals. There might still be price increases but at this point the 2019 is a whole year newer. The increased residual of a one year newer model should make up for it. I am buying and waiting for a 2019 for other reasons. I have other cars to drive so I am willing to wait a few months for 2019 model year at this point My biggest concern is FCA quality control. I am hoping FCA corrects some serious quality control issues with steering, frames, welds, electrical, engines, etc. Hopefully these problems are just early production QC issues and not design issues. I am hoping they are corrected by the time the 2019s are produced.
 

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It definitely makes sense to wait for a 2019 if you are leasing for the residuals. There might still be price increases but at this point the 2019 is a whole year newer. The increased residual of a one year newer model should make up for it. I am buying and waiting for a 2019 for other reasons. I have other cars to drive so I am willing to wait a few months for 2019 model year at this point My biggest concern is FCA quality control. I am hoping FCA corrects some serious quality control issues with steering, frames, welds, electrical, engines, etc. Hopefully these problems are just early production QC issues and not design issues. I am hoping they are corrected by the time the 2019s are produced.
Yeah, so I crumbled.

When the Sahara order came in, I had the willpower to hold off.

Then the Rubi came.

I drove it home. Lol.
 

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Yeah, so I crumbled.

When the Sahara order came in, I had the willpower to hold off.

Then the Rubi came.

I drove it home. Lol.
Totally understand. lol. Enjoy it!
 

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I plan to wait for a 2019.

Why not wait for a few extra months, at this point? I guess if there are no new features you want, and you're happy with the deal you can get now, go for it.

I am excited about Advanced Safety Group, so a 2019er makes sense for me. Who knows what other new features will be available.

As a leaser, I'm also hoping residuals climb back up for 2019s when they are brand new vs. where 2018s are now that they're more than half way through a model year.

I have two 2018 VINs I'm tracking as custom orders, but already talked with my dealer and he understands why a 2018 no longer makes sense for me, and is fine with waiting until 2019.
Could you expand more on this? It sounds like you have a strong grasp on leasing and I would appreciate any further thoughts on this.
 

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Could you expand more on this? It sounds like you have a strong grasp on leasing and I would appreciate any further thoughts on this.
Well first off, I didn’t hold out! I lost my willpower when my 18 Rubi came in, lol.

BUT, the smart move is to wait. Leasing is all about residual. The residual is assigned by the leasing agency (bank) and determined how much your vehicle is worth when you turn it in.

As a vehicle gets “older” in its model year, the value drops.

For instance, a 2018 is worth less and less as 2019s get closer and closer (think of it this way- looking at two identical Jeeps on a lot, with identical price tags, but one is an 18 and one is a 19, which would you pick?). So. Residuals drop as vehicles get older.

A “new” 2018 Rubi has a lower residual assigned to it on a lease in August than it did in February, because the vehicle was so new in Feb, but in August we’re getting closer to 19s so it starts to fade off.

Hope that helps.
 

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Just an FYI for anyone considering waiting, from people I've talked to, the 2019 Rubicon will have the optional Selec-Trac transfer case. This was the one option that almost had me pick the Sahara over the Rubicon due to living in Michigan and needing AWD more often.
really? where'd you get that information?
 

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I just searched and can't find anything on it. It seems rare to see both lockers and limited slip on the same diff for some reason.
That would be good though. I bet a lot people would jump on that.
 

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Could you expand more on this? It sounds like you have a strong grasp on leasing and I would appreciate any further thoughts on this.
Ok. Thank you. So, todays residual on a 18 Sahara is 63%. In April that would have been higher?
 

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I’m not the kind that likes to wait. I pick up my Sting-Gray Unlimited Sport Saturday. As it is I don’t like the modern electronics now, and I’m sure as years go on there will be more electronic crap put on. Too many batteries for this and that. What’s the point of having a nice off road rig if when it breaks down in the trail, which it will it, takes a technological genius from FCA to get it back on the road LOL.
 

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