New Rubicon 392 Owner

Colorado392

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Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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Congrats and Welcome! Seems like you got lucky that you ordered and received yours in a few months. I ordered mine around the same time and it got bumped to a 2022. Look forward to seeing pics and stories on the site!
 
Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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One word of advice HOOD LOCKS. And congrats
 
Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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Congrats! My first Jeep as well. I literally bought this 392 without ever having driven a Jeep, even though I have been wheeling for 30 years. I was a Landcruiser guy...but they got too big, and this checked all the boxes. (I watched every review on You Tube, ha!) There are definitely some Jeep "nuances" to get used to, but it is a blast and no regrets. I will look for your white one. Mine is the Snazzberry in Denver.
 
Congrats! My first Jeep as well. I literally bought this 392 without ever having driven a Jeep, even though I have been wheeling for 30 years. I was a Landcruiser guy...but they got too big, and this checked all the boxes. (I watched every review on You Tube, ha!) There are definitely some Jeep "nuances" to get used to, but it is a blast and no regrets. I will look for your white one. Mine is the Snazzberry in Denver.
There is no way I can miss that cool color! The only 392 that I've seen so far is the one that I bought. It will be nice to see another in the wild at some point.
 
Congrats and Welcome! Seems like you got lucky that you ordered and received yours in a few months. I ordered mine around the same time and it got bumped to a 2022. Look forward to seeing pics and stories on the site!
Definitely feel lucky as I was told to expect 3 to 4 months on the build. That was before I started reading about the issues that some have had, so I expected longer given what I was reading. And then out of the blue I get told that it's shipping to Colorado.
 
Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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Congratulations and sharp ride!
 
…..and wheel locks too! Congrats!
I added both of these (hood and wheel locks) over the weekend. I'm also adding a locking gas cap given the fact that I frequently need to park at different places in the city including at meters from time to time. :rolleyes:

Thanks, everyone!
 
I added both of these (hood and wheel locks) over the weekend. I'm also adding a locking gas cap given the fact that I frequently need to park at different places in the city including at meters from time to time. :rolleyes:

Thanks, everyone!
Picked up my XR 392 today…

Which wheel locks did you go with and does anyone know if the same ones work for both the XR and non-XR rims?

How about the locking hood latches? Specifically, I’m wondering about the quality in regards to the Rampage and the Sukemichi locking hood latches?
 
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Picked up my XR 392 today…

Which wheel locks did you go with and does anyone know if the same ones work for both the XR and non-XR rims?

How about the locking hood latches? Specifically, I’m wondering about the quality in regards to the Rampage and the Sukemichi locking hood latches?
Any one of those will work
 
Picked up my XR 392 today…

Which wheel locks did you go with and does anyone know if the same ones work for both the XR and non-XR rims?

How about the locking hood latches? Specifically, I’m wondering about the quality in regards to the Rampage and the Sukemichi locking hood latches?
Congratulations!

I think that you have many choices on the wheel locks. I went with Mopar. For the hook locks, I went with Sukemichi because they look most like the original ones to me. The quality is fine for what this is meant to do. I'm sure that there are others out there that are better and more expensive, but this is good for me. I simply need to look like the least easy target for the criminals. But if someone really wants in, they're getting in.
 
Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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Who did you buy from?
 
Congratulations!

I think that you have many choices on the wheel locks. I went with Mopar. For the hook locks, I went with Sukemichi because they look most like the original ones to me. The quality is fine for what this is meant to do. I'm sure that there are others out there that are better and more expensive, but this is good for me. I simply need to look like the least easy target for the criminals. But if someone really wants in, they're getting in.
It seems like the Mopar are likely the best choice for the wheel locks. I’m sure they are made by McGard, but from the pics that I’ve seen and from reading the reviews, it seems that the Mopar versions have a broader base/cone that seats against the wheel better.

The Mopar part number for the set of 5 locks appears to be 4755282AA.

The McGard part number for the set of 5 (in chrome) is 24515.

Has anyone here used the McGard-branded ones on a 392?

On a slightly different, but related note… When I ordered my 392 XR in early August I pretty much checked most every box (with the exception of an engine block heater). Do any of you guys happen to remember if wheel locks were an option when ordering back then? Seems like a no-brainer that I would’ve picked had it been available.
 
Just adding in here. I had to swap to spline lugs. The factory lugs wouldn’t seat into the Black Rhino Abrahams wheels due to the shoulder being too wide.
 
Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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Congratulations! Enjoy your new beast!
 
I added both of these (hood and wheel locks) over the weekend. I'm also adding a locking gas cap given the fact that I frequently need to park at different places in the city including at meters from time to time. :rolleyes:

Thanks, everyone!

Mopar 82215184 Jeep Wrangler Locking Gas Cap on Amazon for $59.10. Just need to find someone to set up the tumblers in the new lock to fit your key. Dealerships can do it as well as a competent lock-smith. The cost varies.

 
It seems like the Mopar are likely the best choice for the wheel locks. I’m sure they are made by McGard, but from the pics that I’ve seen and from reading the reviews, it seems that the Mopar versions have a broader base/cone that seats against the wheel better.

The Mopar part number for the set of 5 locks appears to be 4755282AA.

The McGard part number for the set of 5 (in chrome) is 24515.

Has anyone here used the McGard-branded ones on a 392?

On a slightly different, but related note… When I ordered my 392 XR in early August I pretty much checked most every box (with the exception of an engine block heater). Do any of you guys happen to remember if wheel locks were an option when ordering back then? Seems like a no-brainer that I would’ve picked had it been available.
Gorilla nuts also makes appropriately sized and shouldered locking lug nuts for JLs in Black as well as Chrome/silver
 
Just picked up my first Jeep last night (ordered on 9/30)! I have not had a chance to drive it much yet, but first impression is that I will love this beast. More to come over the next few weeks as I drive more. I know that I'll have quite a few observations and many questions since this is also my first Jeep Wrangler (thank you in advance!).

I chose this vehicle because it is essentially three vehicles in my view. First, its a great Colorado vehicle given the snow and the mountains. But it's also a convertible and is almost as fast 0-60 as any fun car that I've owned. So it checks all the boxes for me right now.

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Exactly like mine... Enjoy... its a beast
 
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