A minor refresh is in store for the 70th Anniversary 2011 Jeep Wrangler. The exterior and powertrain of Jeep’s flagship 4×4 will go unchanged till the 2012 model year. However, the 2011 Jeep Wrangler is sporting a all new interior.
The 2007-10 Jeep Wranglers suffered from an all plastic interior and under preforming 3.8L (mini van) engine. Jeep is fixing the interior and ergonomics of the Wrangler by picking up where the 2006 TJ Wrangler took off. Look for full door panels, a soft dash and other plush treatments meant to soften the harsh cabin.
Allpar is reporting that the Sport B model will gain steering-wheel mounted audio controls, cruise, and hill descent control; Sahara will gain an AC outlet, auto headlights, and optional body-color hardtop; and options now include heated power mirrors and heated front seats.
Rubicon gets “Rock-Trac®” 4×4 which uses an electronic sway bar disconnect, Tru-Lok locking differentials (front and rear), and NV2410R transfer case with 4:1 gear ratio, fiving the Wrangler a 73:1 gear ratio. [Thanks to Justin Trevor for his clarification.]
Standard Wrangler 4x4s get Command-Trac I®, with shift-on-the-fly 4WD (at speeds under 60 mph), low gear, and neutral setting for towing without uncoupling the driveshafts. In low gear, torque is multiplied by 2.72:1. The front axle is a Dana 30, the rear axle is a Dana 44; a Trac-Lok differential is available.
A lot of people ask “How Rugged is Rugged Ridge?”…
Every few months we get a thank you email from a Rugged Ridge user whose Jeep was saved by one of our bumpers. Alot of times we don’t get pictures of these urban trail stories but this time we got pictures.
“I hit a newer model Xterra (about a 2008 model). I hit the right quarter panel traveling about 35 mph. The Xterra had to be towed but I drove my Jeep home. The stinger is broken mainly at the bases where it mounts. Some of the tubing also tore a little bit… I cannot imagine how damaged my Jeep would have been if it had not been for your bumper. Nobody was hurt in the wreck and I credit your craftsman ship to my safety. So again, thank you for keeping me and my Jeep safe and I will be a more conscientious driver from now on.” - Ryan
We are glad no one was seriously injured in the wreck, and we are delighted to hear our bumper saved another Jeeper. Ryan told us he is planning on replacing Stinger front mount as he loves his XHD. Remember when replacing your OE bumper you equip your Jeep with something that can withstand the elements… including the Human element!
With 100′s of combination the XHD gives you the best of all worlds with modular design to choose your bumper configuration and rugged construction.
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Did you like the look of the Lower Forty Jeep Concept, where Jeep reduced body roll by raising the fender for greater tire clearance?
The new All Terrain Flat Fender Flares from Rugged Ridge allow to run larger tires without lifting the vehicle or cutting the body, so you can add a bigger tire option for that true off-road look.
The ability to run a larger tire with little or no suspension lift means a “lower center of gravity” making you JK more stable, yet still gives you the ground clearance you need to head off-road. With 1.5″ less coverage in the front and 1″ less in the rear these flares are slightly narrower than factory, yet still maintain proper tire coverage and aggressive looks. Constructed of a flexible UV treated high impact thermoplastic, these flares are made for the trails. The flares attach to factory mounting locations and no drilling or cutting is required. The kit also includes an easy to install brackets that relocate the factory side marker lights.