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I am looking at waiting till early next month with the new announcements (all electric Magneto and other concepts), and also considering a new JLU for 2022 later this fall.

I started looking at the 4XE recently, and know that it is kinda new so theres not a whole bunch of definitive detailed descriptions for certain aspects nor youtube videos with clear answers for some of my questions.

The last Jeep I had was a CJ7 Laredo back in 1992 and I've wanted to get back in a Jeep and have built a JLU Rubicon in my head, on paper, and with the jeep 'cofigurator'oer and over knowing exactly what I want for a direct special order since 2018.

I have my dream build and all of the add ons packages etc. etc.

Now comes the 4XE... throwing a wrench into my plans...

So, I have the following questions for the jeep fanatics and fans out there that might be in the know, and hope I can get some feedback and answers before getting tidal wave spammed by every dealer and salesman within a 50 mile radius as I have just done for registering for 4XE updates and info.

My questions are as such (when comparing to a Rubicon JLU pretty much fully loaded and extras, and almost all packages but the smokers group and 1/2 doors etc.)

Dows anyone know:

  • do they offer a Stitched leather Black seat option (cosmetic and considering)
  • do they offer a Hinge-gate reinforcement (want to run 37's)
  • 8.4 Inch Radio and Alpine Premium Sound System? Is it just not available for the 4XE?
  • Is there a Cargo Tub Liner by Mopar as theres no listing for one?
  • No longer a 240-Amp Alternator
  • No LED Lighting Group? or is it default since all marketing collateral and video shows LED's on the 4XE?
  • 4:1 RockTrac Heavy Duty Full Time 4wd to available or have I heard that there is in promotional material and is standard as well?

Other than options I wanted to ask *(I am by no means fully educated or knowledgeable about the 4XE powertrain):

- If there is no Starter / alternator and there is the use of a generator, how do you run an ABS air compressor, Light rack, and Warn Winch without depleting the overall life of the battery / charge that you have to run the Jeep (aside from it running via gasoline)? How do you run the peripheral electronic charge not from the battery to drive the jeep?

- How would running 37's effect the overall estimated 25 miles on electric charge, Im sure its obviously less, but are there any numbers that show an estimate??

- does the way that solar power is captured and collected not work with running the 4XE (ie: can you run solar panels on the roof or hood and charge while parked? I live in FL and its so damn sunny and hot ALL THE TIME)... just figured it would be a no brainer, but I don't think you can even do that...

- How does the drive setting recharge or gain charge to the battery? Is it only while braking, or if I drive long distance (3-6 hours) will it accumulate enough charge to go back to electric mode when off highways?

I do want to make an attempt at being more environmentally friendly. I work remotely (pre pandemic) so I drove on avg. 6-7k miles a year, but want to get back out to the trails and beach camping and traveling and doing more camping and off-roading and figured this would be an interesting attempt at getting back into it and with a hybrid.

Any feedback and suggestions are appreciated, the cost of the 2 jeeps in comparison is only 1700 difference nd with the 7,500 federal credit makes up for some of the additional modifications I would like to add, or take care of with the $ back from the govt, because that makes sense to the wallet as well. plus 50miles to the e/gas gallon is a lot better than the 15mpg from my old charger.

Any input is appreciated, thanks for reading my long post and any time you take to respond with useful feedback...

If things dont make sense, I always can fall back on the 2022JLU Rubicon with the 3.6 Torque engine and packages.

Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum @Soon 2B JLU! I'll try to answer as many of these as I can.

  • On Jeep's website it says that leather seats are available on all three trim levels
  • The 8.4-Inch Display is standard on all three trim levels, same with the alpine sound system
  • I don't see why Jeep/Mopar won't have things like the hinge gate reinforcement kit or cargo tub liner available at some point. They might be waiting until after deliveries start.
  • The electric motor essentially replaces the need for the alternator. It basically connects to the driveshaft.
  • Jeep's website says the 4:1 Rock-Trac HD Full Time 4WD System is only available on the Rubicon. The Sahara and Altitude get the 2.72:1 Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD System

  • The 4xe recharges through braking while you're on the road and of course when you can plug it in.
  • There isn't specific data out on how much the electric range can be affected by larger tires for the 4xe but there are some articles out there about how it affects other EVs.
  • It's not really feasible to use solar panels on the 4xe. The amount of panels you'd need to charge it would exceed the size of the 4xe.
 
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Thank you ! - I really appreciate your time. I saw a majority of your responses sporadically on pages that I could find, but wasn't sure if they reflected the 4XE rubicon info specifically, but thank you for confirming.

I'll also look into other research. Like what i needed to do with the 2021 3.6 Etorque engine as it was in the RAM and needed to see those reviews etc. as I hadn't seen anyone talk about it with regards to the rubicon (unless it was the same as the 3.6 in the 2020). Theres a lot of info on JK's and Gladiators, but I always make it harder on myself with my vehicle choice and have to look up info for the JLU, and the Rubicon specifically as many get the lower models and upgrade and mod from there, which is slightly different then the sport, sport s, and sahara models...

I have 6 months before placing my order, so Ill dig in deeper and look specifically for info and as you said, am sure more info will come out once they start being delivered and reviewed in depth.

Thank you again for your time, greatly appreciated...
 

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Thank you ! - I really appreciate your time. I saw a majority of your responses sporadically on pages that I could find, but wasn't sure if they reflected the 4XE rubicon info specifically, but thank you for confirming.

I'll also look into other research. Like what i needed to do with the 2021 3.6 Etorque engine as it was in the RAM and needed to see those reviews etc. as I hadn't seen anyone talk about it with regards to the rubicon (unless it was the same as the 3.6 in the 2020). Theres a lot of info on JK's and Gladiators, but I always make it harder on myself with my vehicle choice and have to look up info for the JLU, and the Rubicon specifically as many get the lower models and upgrade and mod from there, which is slightly different then the sport, sport s, and sahara models...

I have 6 months before placing my order, so Ill dig in deeper and look specifically for info and as you said, am sure more info will come out once they start being delivered and reviewed in depth.

Thank you again for your time, greatly appreciated...
No problem at all happy to help. If you find more info please add it on here. A lot of this is uncharted territory until deliveries start. What build do you have in your head for your Rubicon?
 
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For the gas JLURubicon:
White
Satin Back Grille
Integrated off road camera
Body Colored fender flares
Hinge Gate Reinforcement
Black Soft top
Cloth interior
8.4 inch NAV with Alpine Premium Audio
Tub Liner
Floor Mats
Stainless door sill gaurds
Remote start
Proximity Keyless entry
Every Package but smokers group and Door options
3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque engine
850RE Automatic transmission
4:1 Rock Trac 4WD

AfterMarket- Warn Winch, ABS Air Compressor, *(looking at the Bestop Trektop Pro), Diabolic slipstream, Stealth 50" light bar, 37's on Teraflex Nomad Plus wheels, possible delta brake system and re gear to 4.88 (?), and a few other cosmetic random mods...

As for the 4XE:

Rubicon
Pretty Much every option matching the 3.6 model above, and adding windshield tie down IF all teh options are made available and doe snot change / alter the layout / spacial availability of the jeep in any way due to the slight differences...

Fingers crossed.

Id love to get off-road and camping and drive around without the top as much as possible. I miss doing it and had fun with my charger, but want to go off-road now...

And I will of course post any detailed info that i do find.

Thanks again for taking the time to read my ramblings, Ive been building this for over 2 years in my head... just waiting to make it happen now and hoping the MAGNeTO or other concepts dont throw me for another loop in the upcoming weeks...
 

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For the gas JLURubicon:
White
Satin Back Grille
Integrated off road camera
Body Colored fender flares
Hinge Gate Reinforcement
Black Soft top
Cloth interior
8.4 inch NAV with Alpine Premium Audio
Tub Liner
Floor Mats
Stainless door sill gaurds
Remote start
Proximity Keyless entry
Every Package but smokers group and Door options
3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque engine
850RE Automatic transmission
4:1 Rock Trac 4WD

AfterMarket- Warn Winch, ABS Air Compressor, *(looking at the Bestop Trektop Pro), Diabolic slipstream, Stealth 50" light bar, 37's on Teraflex Nomad Plus wheels, possible delta brake system and re gear to 4.88 (?), and a few other cosmetic random mods...

As for the 4XE:

Rubicon
Pretty Much every option matching the 3.6 model above, and adding windshield tie down IF all teh options are made available and doe snot change / alter the layout / spacial availability of the jeep in any way due to the slight differences...

Fingers crossed.

Id love to get off-road and camping and drive around without the top as much as possible. I miss doing it and had fun with my charger, but want to go off-road now...

And I will of course post any detailed info that i do find.

Thanks again for taking the time to read my ramblings, Ive been building this for over 2 years in my head... just waiting to make it happen now and hoping the MAGNeTO or other concepts dont throw me for another loop in the upcoming weeks...
Nomad Plus' are a great choice for wheels. Would you keep the stock rims or switch those up? No need to apologize for the long posts, after all it's what these sites are for haha.
 
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I really like the option for quick air up and down especially with regards to running a system that will balance and inflate all 4 wheels at once.

As for the OEM rims and tires, I'd most likely sell, hopefully finding a taker that wants 33" wheels and have planned to have the tires and rims alreadydelibered when I go to pick up the jeep. That way I can sell them with less than 5 miles on them and get a better price. Hahahahaha...

The tereflex ST3 3.5" lift wit Falcon 3.3 shocks would come shortly thereafter...
 
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I really like the option for quick air up and down especially with regards to running a system that will balance and inflate all 4 wheels at once.

As for the OEM rims and tires, I'd most likely sell, hopefully finding a taker that wants 33" wheels and have planned to have the tires and rims alreadydelibered when I go to pick up the jeep. That way I can sell them with less than 5 miles on them and get a better price. Hahahahaha...

The tereflex ST3 3.5" lift wit Falcon 3.3 shocks would come shortly thereafter...
 

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I really like the option for quick air up and down especially with regards to running a system that will balance and inflate all 4 wheels at once.

As for the OEM rims and tires, I'd most likely sell, hopefully finding a taker that wants 33" wheels and have planned to have the tires and rims alreadydelibered when I go to pick up the jeep. That way I can sell them with less than 5 miles on them and get a better price. Hahahahaha...

The tereflex ST3 3.5" lift wit Falcon 3.3 shocks would come shortly thereafter...
That'd be ideal if you can sell the stock wheels. A friend of mine has Falcon shocks on his Jeep and he loves them.
 
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