Thoughts on the new Jeep 392?

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What do you guys think about the new 2021 Wrangler Rubicon 392?

 
My thoughts? Love it! Let the power wars between the Bronco and the Wrangler begin!

I have a 2004 TJ Unlimited with the I6 and auto transmission - power is adequate. I also have a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited automatic too - and power is just barely enough. A proper V8 in either would be the right choice to make them fun.

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I think I'm getting old .. I never imagined the words ..( to much power would ever cross my lips ) Here in the suburbs of Tampa, Jeeps have become family haulers. It's inevitable a neighboring soccer mom will prove, that much power and that tall center of gravity don't mix well ..
 
I think I'm getting old .. I never imagined the words ..( to much power would ever cross my lips ) Here in the suburbs of Tampa, Jeeps have become family haulers. It's inevitable a neighboring soccer mom will prove, that much power and that tall center of gravity don't mix well ..
? I need more power
 
Interesting. First off Jeeps especially Rubicons should be hard core off road.
How is the weight distribution going to be? My Ruby is a two door, it has a short wheel base. Will they offer it in a 2 door? Mine has a 6 speed manual transmission, I love it off road is the manual on the table?
I love the balance of my JK 2 door. I would love more power but I can get plenty of extra with the addition of a supercharger and keep the weight down and still enjoy two door short wheel base and the 6 speed manual.

I think I will keep my Ruby until Ford offers a V-8 Bronco then re-evaluate the supercharger upgrade.
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No way it's coming in under 60k.

Maybe this will motivate Ford to offer a V8 Bronco, not just EcoBoost engines.
 
I am a Jeep owner, have a lifted Rubicon JL Unlimited with a small lift and 37s

IMO won't sell that much to established Jeep owners but to new Jeep owners. You have to buy too much of the included stuff, such as lift, tires and suspension, would sell if you could just order as a package on any trim level such as the sasquatch pkg on the new Bronco
Jeep owners like to mod themselves and not go with the mopar stuff
 
Awesome, but a recipe for disaster. Enough people can't handle high HP cars. Give them 450+ HP in a top heavy, solid axle, short wheelbase rig, there's going to be a ton of crashes. I want one!
 
Awesome, but a recipe for disaster. Enough people can't handle high HP cars. Give them 450+ HP in a top heavy, solid axle, short wheelbase rig, there's going to be a ton of crashes. I want one!
"Thats an awful idea! When do we start?"
 
FORD SHOULD PUT THE 7.3 GODZILLA IN THE NEW BRONCO INSTEAD OF MESSING WITH 6 CYLINDERS . OR PUT THE RAPTOR TWIN TURBO IN IT
 
FORD SHOULD PUT THE 7.3 GODZILLA IN THE NEW BRONCO INSTEAD OF MESSING WITH 6 CYLINDERS . OR PUT THE RAPTOR TWIN TURBO IN IT

Agreed, it needs more power than what is currently being offered.
 
As a modified Rubicon owner, and life long off road guy, here’s my take:
Pros
* Sounds like a blast to me
* Bad A** bragging rights
* I’d get paddle tires and head to the sand dunes.
*V8 exhaust note
* quick for a Jeep
* ability to pull bigger tires and extra weight without re gear as much, not that the gear wouldn’t be best
Cons
* High HP, short wheelbase, high center of gravity mixed with many people with little to no off road experience and or proper respect for throttle control will find out real fast the price of that perfect storm.
* I’d assume your trail range would be greatly reduced but you can drag a bunch of fuel cans along with you.
End of the day, great idea, more options the better.
 
As a modified Rubicon owner, and life long off road guy, here’s my take:
Pros
* Sounds like a blast to me
* Bad A** bragging rights
* I’d get paddle tires and head to the sand dunes.
*V8 exhaust note
* quick for a Jeep
* ability to pull bigger tires and extra weight without re gear as much, not that the gear wouldn’t be best
Cons
* High HP, short wheelbase, high center of gravity mixed with many people with little to no off road experience and or proper respect for throttle control will find out real fast the price of that perfect storm.
* I’d assume your trail range would be greatly reduced but you can drag a bunch of fuel cans along with you.
End of the day, great idea, more options the better.
Hell yea definitely nice to have in the sand it’s all about horsepower
 
This company has been doing V8 swaps for quite some time

This company does it also
I’m hoping they’ll make the price right so we don’t have to do a motor swap i’d be happy with a base one with the 470 horse a manual four-door
 
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