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#14055 of 23397 2005 Unlimited Rubicon Press Release..........again!
Sep 01, 2004 (4:28 pm)
This time I'll start with the link (just for Steve).
and the same release with a slightly different title:
2005 Jeep® Wrangler
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon: The legend grows again
Building upon the success of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon takes extreme off-roading to a new level.
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon model builds on the award-winning capability of Wrangler Rubicon with an off-road system that includes locking front and rear differentials, front and rear Dana model 44 axles, four-wheel disc brakes and a 4:1 low-range transfer case. Not only is this premier off-road package fully synthesized by Jeep engineers, it's an exceptional value to customers.
"The Wrangler Rubicon was too popular with Jeep owners not to expand it to the successful Wrangler Unlimited," said Bell. "With the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we brought the Jeep sense of freedom and adventure to a new customer who required more space. The standard wheelbase Wrangler Rubicon continues as the ultimate off-road Wrangler, but both are rigs that are ready for serious off-road trails-and at a significant savings, compared to the costs of modifying the vehicle with aftermarket hardware."
The Rubicon editions feature a Rock-Trac™ transfer case with 4:1 "low range" that slows vehicle speed to give the driver more control, while increasing the amount of torque available at the wheels. In addition, the front and rear axles include "air-actuated" Tru-Lok™ locking differentials to maximize traction. The Wrangler Rubicon also features Goodyear Wrangler "Maximum Traction/Reinforced" 31-inch tall tires with a beefy tread pattern that wraps around the sidewall to help grab ledges along the trail. This state-of-the-art off-road tire includes a three-ply sidewall and advanced silica compound for excellent durability and puncture resistance. The LT245/75R16 tires add an extra half-inch of ground clearance to the Jeep Rubicon models.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Unlimited Rubicon feature unique exterior design cues that include heavy gauge diamond-plate sill guards, 16-inch five-spoke aluminum wheels and a "Rubicon" graphic placed prominently on each side of the hood.
(Published September 1, 2004)
Looks like I posted the first release six weeks early!
#14056 of 23397 Ding And Oil Pressure
Sep 01, 2004 (4:52 pm)
On the door ding. I have factory running boards which generally ward off doors from cars and most other SUV's. This looks like a back door ( ever notice how they stick out about half way up) got me.
Oil pressure - My oil pressure runs about 40 or a little less driving hot. At hot idle, it goes a little below 20. That assumes the markings are linear and the sender is accurate. It has never bothered me.
#14057 of 23397 Re: Wrangler Shopping [koolbreeze2]
Sep 01, 2004 (5:11 pm)
Saw 7 Wranglers at NorthWest Hills in Torrington,CT. Easy - Relaxing Ride - I have no idea about reputation.
#14058 of 23397 Re: Wrangler Shopping [gmkrph]
Sep 01, 2004 (5:37 pm)
Thanks. I will check it out.
#14059 of 23397 Re:.................Oil Pressure [wheelsdown]
Sep 01, 2004 (7:04 pm)
About 20/40 is pretty average.
#14060 of 23397 Re: Wheel & Deal Monday ? [koolbreeze2]
Sep 01, 2004 (8:42 pm)
2004 Silver & Black Sport. My daqughter picked her color. She also could not help but to notice the silver.
I have the duel tops…it’s the only way to go, in my opinion. Have to have a hoist to take it off though. It’s too heavy for one person and it’s too hard to find a friend willing to risk his (or her) back. I also have the auto transmission. The auto is the best way for me to go, I deal too much with heavy traffic. Plus I did not want to have to worry about shifting or burning out a clutch on a hill. As far as freeway driving the auto has good passing acceleration, as long as you have the 6-cylinder engine.
#14061 of 23397 Re: I Guess a Wrangler's Just Not For Everybody... [dave__]
Sep 01, 2004 (9:07 pm)
Outstanding!!!!! I am in my mid forties and do not consider Ellie'Mae a mid-life crisis either. But it is the best…and the most fun…I have owned.
#14062 of 23397 Re: I Guess a Wrangler's Just Not For Everybody... [mtngal]
Sep 01, 2004 (9:18 pm)
“Midlife crisis vehicles are sports cars”?? I had my first (new) sports car when I was 23, two more by age 35, and my Porsche in my early 40’s. None of them were a mid-life vehicle…in fact I have not felt like have hid mid life yet. In fact I am applying for a bike (that’s a two wheeler without an engine) detail at work and I am 44.5 years of age now.
#14063 of 23397 Re: Dave [mtngal]
Sep 01, 2004 (9:28 pm)
Have you noticed that this has been a real mild summer? It gets real hot (triple digits) where I live…but this year the A/C has not been on more then a few days all summer.
#14064 of 23397 Re: Dave [gman1259]
Sep 01, 2004 (9:30 pm)
Chalk it up to global cooling!