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Tom/Barb

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Posted: 07/13/19 11:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We traded our 07 JK for a new 2019 Rubicon, It is giving us 23.+ gas milage, has better brakes, rides better, drives more like a car than a jeep. Has push button starting, (no key) as long as the module is in the jeep, push the button and start. Has media support with USB ports plus a Music input port.

Changes we are making:
winch bumper up front with bumper tow brackets, draw bar for trailer towing, light kit for trailer tow. It has LED lights, witch won't power up a trailer with out a brain box. Extra lights for towing which will be removed for driving.The wire kit to use the existing LED lights is over $490.00 nope I have a better idea.

Haven't towed it yet, but there is no steering lock to contend with. just place transfer case in (N) and go.


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Posted: 07/13/19 11:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

was the push button std or an option? and if the push button fails is there a way to start the vehicle with a key? still trail rated? as for towing i expect the tranny to be in park (auto) or 1st (manual) in addition to the transfer case in neutral.


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Posted: 07/14/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Never seen a rubicon that was not trail rated. I believe all 2019s are push button and a new trans. My push button start the fob has a key that can be used to start. What color did you get Tom?


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That's incredible on the fuel. They are nice, I've rented a 2019 Sahara a couple of times.


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Posted: 07/14/19 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mike brez wrote:

Never seen a rubicon that was not trail rated. I believe all 2019s are push button and a new trans. My push button start the fob has a key that can be used to start. What color did you get Tom?


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I don't know if the push button start was an option or not, I don't believe it was.

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Tom/Barb wrote:

mike brez wrote:

Never seen a rubicon that was not trail rated. I believe all 2019s are push button and a new trans. My push button start the fob has a key that can be used to start. What color did you get Tom?


Hella Yella

I don't know if the push button start was an option or not, I don't believe it was.

too bad. i like having an actual key.

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rk911 wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

mike brez wrote:

Never seen a rubicon that was not trail rated. I believe all 2019s are push button and a new trans. My push button start the fob has a key that can be used to start. What color did you get Tom?


Hella Yella

I don't know if the push button start was an option or not, I don't believe it was.

too bad. i like having an actual key.

I didn't like it much to start, but it is really functional, just carry the module, and push the button.

You can still lock the jeep just like always, ,module has three buttons, lock, unlock, and find me alarm.
Plus a door key when / if the battery is dead.

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Don't know if it still applies but watched a you tube video of the keyless started with the fob left it at start drove off jeep still ran drove a few miles away turned jeep off would not restart. Mite be something you want to check. Be a bummer to loose it on the trail.


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Tom/Barb wrote:

rk911 wrote:

Tom/Barb wrote:

mike brez wrote:

Never seen a rubicon that was not trail rated. I believe all 2019s are push button and a new trans. My push button start the fob has a key that can be used to start. What color did you get Tom?


Hella Yella

I don't know if the push button start was an option or not, I don't believe it was.

too bad. i like having an actual key.

I didn't like it much to start, but it is really functional, just carry the module, and push the button.

You can still lock the jeep just like always, ,module has three buttons, lock, unlock, and find me alarm.
Plus a door key when / if the battery is dead.

ok but what’s Plan B when the fob fails?

Tom/Barb

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rk911 wrote:

ok but what’s Plan B when the fob fails?

use the wife's

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