The XR Gearing is... well, just FAST!

It's called "hide the cash" or "honey, I also bought food with that fill up!" 🤣
 
It's called "hide the cash" or "honey, I also bought food with that fill up!" 🤣
Haha! I gotta make a list of these responses to cycle through. The other take away is that the wheels aren't bright gold like the configurator. They look to be the same color as the 17x7.5 wheels just more bolts on the ring. I can't tell if they are still using the Fox shocks or not though.
 
I can't tell if they are still using the Fox shocks or not though.
I certainly HOPE so! Be severely pissed if they downgraded to the standard Rubi XR shocks just to accommodate the tires. Can't wait to get my hands on it!
 

So I watched the Willys XR reveal video. They did have a 392 XR and not very good shots of it. At 3:46 I caught this glimpse. Sure looks like red on white, which is what the standard Rubis have versus the 392 black and gold Fox shocks.
(really hard to see in the screen capture)
God I hope I'm wrong...

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Would the gearing cut 0.5 seconds off the 0-60 time (I've already seen 4.2 sec times for the regular 392) or did they just have great test conditions that particular day?
 

So I watched the Willys XR reveal video. They did have a 392 XR and not very good shots of it. At 3:46 I caught this glimpse. Sure looks like red on white, which is what the standard Rubis have versus the 392 black and gold Fox shocks.
(really hard to see in the screen capture)
God I hope I'm wrong...

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Oh man! You are right. There is this TikTok video as well showing the shocks during the short walk around to the back.

 
They look different, but I think they are still Fox shocks, just inverted. If you watch the TikTok video, the shocks look black inside the wheel well, and silver at the bottom when the camera is angled looking at the exhaust. In my 392, the rear shocks are black at the bottom because of the black dust cover and silver/gold on top.

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Still wondering if they're actually faster than a regular 392?
I think they will be a little faster due to the gearing . 4.56 overcompensates for the jump from 33 to 35 inch tires by about 15%. The rolling resistance will be more, but not enough to offset the gearing. Just my thoughts. I won't be able to resist getting the livernois pcm and tune when I get mine and when they come out with a good positive displacement supercharger for it, I will have a hard time turning that down.

Having said all that, I think they are going to be crazy fun XR or not, bone stock or modded.
 
Still wondering if they're actually faster than a regular 392?
With what @hardhat stated and the higher speed limit not capping at 99 mph at the tail end of the run, yes, most definitely capable of a faster launch down the quarter…
 

So I watched the Willys XR reveal video. They did have a 392 XR and not very good shots of it. At 3:46 I caught this glimpse. Sure looks like red on white, which is what the standard Rubis have versus the 392 black and gold Fox shocks.
(really hard to see in the screen capture)
God I hope I'm wrong...

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WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT WILLIS???
 
Currently I own both and I have to say the 392 is an incredible piece of machinery.

The Recon is just plain retarted!!

I ordered a pedal commander for it and did even bother to install it.

When I get pretty aggressive with the 392 I get some torque steer and I am reminded that I am driving a 500hp Jeep thats on stilts.

The recon on the other hand is TIGHT and RIGHT and I dont get any torque steer and the power is everywhere and the 4cyl light never comes on.

The regular 392, not so much, but still amazing.

Footnote: I am a car guy, I modify everything like a maniac. European daily drivers are pushing 7-800hp and lbs of torque so my bar is very high.
 
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Does the XR 392 even have the cylinder deactivation? I've never seen/felt it go to 4banger mode...
 
Does the XR 392 even have the cylinder deactivation? I've never seen/felt it go to 4banger mode...
It does. If pull up the fuel economy screen on the instrument cluster, 4cyl will light up when it goes into 4cyl mode. Most reliable way to get it to go into 4cyl is drive 30mph or so on level ground with very light throttle. Also does it off throttle sometimes going down hills.

On my XR, I have never seen 4cyl in offroad + mode, but some other people have.....
 
Currently I own both and I have to say the 392 is an incredible piece of machinery.

The Recon is just plain retarted!!

I ordered a pedal commander for it and did even bother to install it.

When I get pretty aggressive with the 392 I get some torque steer and I am reminded that I am driving a 500hp Jeep thats on stilts.

The recon on the other hand is TIGHT and RIGHT and I dont get any torque steer and the power is everywhere and the 4cyl light never comes on.

The regular 392, not so much, but still amazing.

Footnote: I am a car guy, I modify everything like a maniac. European daily drivers are pushing 7-800hp and lbs of torque so my bar is very high.
Love this
 
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