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The response to your question did seem a little harsh.
I agree, rude and uncalled for.

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As usual, cars.com was close, but not completely correct. I pulled that from their site before i ever selected any model...I wonder if i selected a Rubicon if it would update the list and pricing...hmm, but not curious enough to go back and see ;-)
Seems only a few dollars off from three builds offered by dealers. I am getting offered 7% off Invoice from Koons (plus about $600 for their fee) on their spec non Rubicon and 5% off from non-Rubicon. I am getting offer of 4% of Rubicon build, from two Pennsylvania based (as close to me as koons), but their paper work fee is $200 making their OTD it slightly cheaper than koons. What are you seeing on actual spec with prices that is different on rubicon?
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Yes, max tow is only available on unlimiteds.
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It is strangely priced. Essentially a relative good deal if you had intended to add 3.73. Otherwise just tow package that does not include the 3.73 (Hitch, hitch install, harness, harness install) one of the most expensive for a person with low to moderate knowledge to buy and install themselves ($100 plus 60 to 90 minutes compared to $500 factory).
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I figure here is as good as any other thread to ask, but where do y'all get the super cool black wheels and tires for jeeps? Lift kits too and so on... Is there a special jeep wheel/ tire website that has all of that? Can ya get a whole lift kit which includes wheels and tires with it in a combo price?
As a continuation of an answer to your question, let me throw out a couple of things to get you started.

***WARNING: Huge over generalization alert***

Like any community, everyone has their own preferences. But let me offer a fairly common setup, realizing some will totally disagree. But as I said, it's a place to start. Go to a site like Quadratec, Extreme terrain, Discount Tire Direct and the like to find exact pricing.

1. A lift kit. 2.5" is fairly common on a lift kit, and companies like AEV, Mopar and Teraflex offer good options. The amount of components on these kits vary according to what capabilities you are looking for. A leveling kit is a cheaper, less involved option.
2. 15 to 20" rims. 17 is pretty common here, but preferences vary. The sizes have different advantages and disadvantages, from ride quality to space inside the actual rim to allow clearance for important stuff like your brakes. You will also need to learn about backspacing when choosing a wheel. This is a term that refers to how far the wheel moves the tire out away from the Jeep to keep your tire from rubbing on important stuff like your suspension. This outward movement can be accomplished with the actual wheels or bolt on spacers. Companies like AEV, ProComp, Fuel, Mickey Thompson and on and on
3. Tires. For the most part (although there are exceptions you will learn as you research), a 2.5" lift will allow a 35" tire. Most Wranglers come stock with 32" wheels. Goodyear Duratracs, 315/70R17 are a popular aftermarket size and brand.

In general, 3" lifts and above get pricey and start requiring a lot more specialized parts and knowledge. It can also begin to drastically affect how your jeep drives and handles, along with your MPG. Same with 37" tires. The weight starts getting a lot higher than was intended for stock components like brakes.

So there you go. Over generalized and over simplified, but a place to get you started so that in a few months you can realize, on your own, how wrong I was about some of my recommendations. Heh.

Good luck!
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re: 2017 Wrangler JK Information Thread

Agree with all of the above and add the following....

Many wise jeepers have also said its not a bad idea to take some time and get used to the stock vehicle. Learn its behavior etc. this gives you time to figure out what you like and don't like and how you will use it.

That will help you narrow down what mods make sense for you and in what order. It also gives you some time to learn by reading some of the threads on here and Wranglerforum to learn more about the subjects you are curious about. Almost without exception it is a very helpful and non-judgmental community on both forums with boat loads of experience.

Good luck
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I cant think of a thread less appropriate to post that question since it is constant between 2006-2016 an utterly irreverent to this thread
Maybe dial back the d*#k in your future replies. This is a good forum, and that comment was rude and unnecessary.
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So sorry. There's a certain wheel I've been searching for. And this thread is the only one I follow. Figured some of the nice jeepers here could help a gal out. Sorry.
Jeeperfrog, I'm new to this forum and this is the only thread I follow as well. I'm feeling that 99.99% of the folks on this thread are very knowledgeable and a cool group. You just stumbled on the .01%. I found your question interesting, as I'm considering a lift kit down the road.
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Thanks for all of the info! I truly do appreciate it. <3
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Maybe dial back the d*#k in your future replies. This is a good forum, and that comment was rude and unnecessary.
it was simply advice, due to answers on that type of extremely broad question getting lost in a long thread about a very different topic

It wasn't rude at all. "Less appropriate" in this case did not imply "inappropriate behavior" or any other projected meaning, it has to do with appropriateness in using a forum whihc has lots of specific topics, to get that type of specific information.

This thread's subject and 100 pages of commentary, speculation, good information etc all generally related to scheduling, pricing, possible special editions, questions of the 2017 specific information mean broad questions on whihc there are stickies or related generally to 2006-2017 JK are very likely to get lost in 100 pages.

If it seemed rude to some, even though I did not intend it to be, I apologize.
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I'd like to see 2 things on this platform rather quickly (AA & AY). Where is Archer Ace and is his disappearance due to his finding a sample of the elusive Acid Yellow color?
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re: 2017 Wrangler JK Information Thread

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Most Wranglers come stock with 32" wheels.
32" wheels, you say? That would really be something!

Just kidding. Good write-up. The only thing I would add for the op is this: Be careful. Do your research. Buy from a reputable company. Have the lift installed by a reputable shop. You can really mess up your brand new Jeep by making bad lift choices. IMO, 35s are a lot of tire for street use, especially if you're not running a D44 in the front. 33s are a more sane choice for most people.
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