You don't get anywhere near those numbers on a dyno though.
It's still a slug. Not as bad as the 3.8L, but it's slower than my FIAT.
Let's put a point in your column for that one, kojack.See how fast your fiat goes on a rough trail. different tools different jobs. my 3.8 will eat your fiat off road.
I suspect the Jeep website is just a typo. The second Jeep I showed is a brand new 2014 Rubicon that has nothing to do with AEV. I bet the non Rubicons have 5400 and the Rubicons have 5700Very interesting the sticker on it is 5,700lbs. Why on earth does the Jeep website list it as 5,400lbs? Do they put special stickers on them knowing AEV is going to upgrade the suspension?
Heavy, probably. Those 37" tires add a ton of unsprung rotational mass, but I thought the V8 conversions were turning in better mpg ratings that the stock 6 cylinder? I find that very plausible, because it just simply loafs along without having to work too hard. I know my old 450+hp Corvette regularly got 26mpg in varied driving, just because it loafed along, and my old V6 LR3 turned in equal or worse mpg than the V8 versions, because it had to work harder to move that 6,100 pound mass.I am on my 4th offroad vehicle, so I have learned a few things over the years:
.... I see the AEV and think 2 things- fabulous engineering and heavy gas hog.
No shame intended here, if you like it and can afford it, go for it. I am just too practical I guess. I had a really hard time pulling the trigger on a $30k used 2012 JKUR that had been built (mostly) "right" by an automotive engineer and priced $10- 15k under its real value. That vehicle sits in my driveway 250+ days/ year- gets driven a bit on the weekends and off road trips only. That's the absolute tops I could justify for a toy.Unfortunately, some cool things are expensive. No reason to shame those who can afford it... just because you can't
Not as much gravity in Sweden?Howdy from Sweden
I dont really grasp why the Jeep Wrangler unlimited Rubicon have so low payload as 892 lb (405kg) in US. My Rubicon unlimited 2013 here in Sweden has little more 1200 lb (545kg) in payload and it is probably because I have bigger brakes that al export Wranglers have outside US.
Intresting here a Landrover Defender 110 with heavy duty setup have a payload of 3042 lbs (1380kg)
Hills + trailer = right lane with 4-ways on. 255/80-17 tiress, 6-speed manual, 3.73 stock gears. Wish it a genuine 300 ft.lbs. of torque. ...or 400.... :drool:The 3.6 is more than enough power for my needs, even with the 37s. Cruises at highway speeds all day and gets pretty impressive fuel economy