Was My Rubicon Really a Stock Jeep? February 04 2016, 0 Comments
There were several comments made on these videos about what I could have done to make it through the deep snow. Some comments even said, without a lift and bigger tires that would be very difficult.
The title of my videos I used the words Stock Jeep. One poster commented a Rubicon is not really a stock Jeep. That got me thinking. I think he might just be right.
My Rubicon is pretty much the same as it was when I drove it off the dealer lot, minus the factory rear and front bumper. I added a new rear and front bumper AND... rock sliders AND a oil pan/transmission skid plate. AND some other items.
3.73 Front / Rear Axle Ratios
A numerically lower axle ratio results in lower engine rpm and better fuel economy. A numerically higher ratio improves acceleration, climbing grades, carrying loads or pulling a trailer.
Next Generation Dana® 44 Heavy Duty Rear Axle
Next Generation Dana® 44 heavy duty solid rear axle has a larger ring gear, stiffer and stronger housing, and larger pinion bearings to handle added torque requirements. Dana is a registered trademark of Dana Corporation.
4:1 Rock-Trac® Part-Time 4WD System
The Rock-Trac® part-time 4WD system includes Tru-Lok® front and rear electronic locking differentials and a low 4:1 gear ratio. The 4:1 low gear ratio allows the vehicle to crawl at a lower speed for greater control and greater low-end torque available at the wheels.
The Sahara and Sport have...