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Jeep coming out with 'Winter'? Anyone heard anything about it?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by billb1234, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. Dec 24, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    Placing an order for a jeep wrangler by 12/31 but just saw they have something called a Winter coming out. Was going with Rubicon or Hard Rock but now not sure which way to go. Suggestions?
     
  2. Dec 24, 2016 at 10:21 AM
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    Looks like the winter edition will not be as capable as a rubicon. It gets a Dana 30 front 3.73 gear, 2:1 ish transfer case and only a locker in the rear, opposed to the rubicon with Dana 44 front 4:10 gears 4:1 transfer case locker front and rear.
     
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    In the past, there were winter editions based upon the Sahara. Looks like that is still true now. These were just trim packages on non-rubicon Wranglers. See more info here: https://blog.jeep.com/news/new-2017-jeep-wrangler-winter-edition-lights-new-year/

    The Rubicon has front and rear lockers, rock rails, 4:1 transfer case, optional 4:10 gears, an electronic swaybar disconnect, and a heavy duty Dana 44 front axle. The Hard Rock has a couple minor upgrades and comes with higher-end interiors standard.

    If you will be doing a lot of off-roading using 4-LOW then the Rubicons are hard to beat (it's what I own). If you are mostly a pavement person who does a little off-roading, running on the beach or traveling on dirt roads now and again, the other models, including the Winter models, may be just right for you and are offered at a lower price.

    Good luck...post pics when you choose one!!
     
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    Oh, and welcome to the forum Bill.
     
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