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What sets Wrangler Rubicon apart from the Sport and Over­land models? Most no­table are driv­e­line changes aimed at tough­ness and crawl­ing abil­ity. Its axles are beefier Dana 44s and its low-range trans­fer case (called Rock-trac) pro­vides a shorter ra­tio at 4:1, while its fi­nal-drive ra­tio is also shorter (4.10 ver­sus 3.45). Fur­ther, Rubicon gets Tru­lock elec­tronic lock­ing dif­fer­en­tials to help it find trac­tion in re­ally ex­treme con­di­tions, and runs mono­tube dampers, along with a slightly higher ride height for bet­ter ground clear­ance. Fi­nally, it gets an elec­tronic dis­con­nect for the front anti-roll bar to in­crease axle ar­tic­u­la­tion, al­low­ing it to find trac­tion where lesser rigs would be hope­lessly spin­ning a hung wheel.

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