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Tom/Barb

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Posted: 06/24/19 06:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As a up date to the other thread, our new Rubicon weighs 4280, which is lighter that the 07 Wrangler which was 4535.
Why, ? smaller engine 2.0 turbo vs the 3.8 V6. Aluminum used in the body. and a much lighter frame.(mostly stamped sheet metal, not nearly as robust as the 07.)


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Posted: 06/24/19 06:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lighter is the new mandate for improved MPG.


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We own a 2017 wrangler rubicon. Yes it has steel door vs aluminum. I've noticed on the new wranglers the aluminum doors reflect light and shows deformation in the door. Like it's wrinkled. Must be something with the aluminum stamp door. The older models don't show this. Maybe the rear door and hood are aluminum too?

Not to mention the new wranglers have the engine start stop feature. I hate that. We have it on our Grand Cherokee.

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Keep buying those FCA Jeeps, keeps me working.... I don't drive one 'cause I know how they are put together.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

Keep buying those FCA Jeeps, keeps me working.... I don't drive one 'cause I know how they are put together.

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SidecarFlip wrote:

I don't drive one 'cause I know how they are put together.


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