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Ordered new Wrangler Rubicon ...

Have been waiting for the new engine. Any thoughts from members as to what to expect performance wise? I am thinking this will make a noticeable difference in the performance characteristics. Thoughts?

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:43 AM
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Re: Ordered new Wrangler Rubicon ...

not sure what the pentastar 3.6l will do for the wrangler. I'm like you though, I'm planning to order the wrangler but waiting to see the performance too.
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Re: Ordered new Wrangler Rubicon ...

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Have been waiting for the new engine. Any thoughts from members as to what to expect performance wise? I am thinking this will make a noticeable difference in the performance characteristics. Thoughts?
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Current JK is sitting at 202 HP compared to the 290 HP that the pentastar engine puts out you are looking at about 1/3 more HP. I would think that this is going to be very noticeable. We have the pentastar in our 2011 GC and it does not feel sluggish at at all. The weight of our GC in about 4500 lbs weight on the 2010 JK is about 3760. I would definitely wait until the new one comes out. My 94 wrangler has 180 HP, I cant believe it has taken jeep this long to ad 100 horsepower to the wranglers. Good luck with the new wrangler.
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290 hp in a sub 4000 pound wrangler should be a blast with plenty of power
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Re: Ordered new Wrangler Rubicon ...

Hell yeah, 290 in the new one and the fuel mileage is awesome in the new motor in the GC's from what I've read!

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Re: Ordered new Wrangler Rubicon ...

2012 Wrangler colors and options here (big pdf)
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