Rubicon with no aux switches?

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The thing about the factory aux switch option is it gets you slightly larger battery.......... you don't get that with after-the-sale installs or non-MOPAR switches.
And............... you can configure them for momentary or latching operation, and ign or battery source, and if latching and ign, you can have them remember last position.

 

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Mine was in Package 24R

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The airplane ticket cost me $140, $180 in gas and one day of my time.

So if we figure $260 in gas now, its $400 plus one day.

Do you make $5400 per day? I don't. If you do. Fantastic. I am sincerely very happy for you.
(A friend of mine who is a surgeon found a similar deal on a Porsche Taycan. Its not worth $6k for him, so I understand)

But for most of us, its worthwhile.
This past weekend, I was doing exactly that: flew from Fort Collins to Springfield MO. Spent $90 on a hotel, $315 on a flight, ~$200 in gas. Came out about $2,000 on top. AND I got to eat McDonalds all day long. Then proceeded to blow that money on a few different upgrades 🙄
 

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And............... you can configure them for momentary or latching operation, and ign or battery source, and if latching and ign, you can have them remember last position.
Admittedly I haven't read much about it, but does anyone happen to know if the Auxbeam below is capable of designating latching/momentary? Any other significant limitations? Wanting to do this very soon.

EDIT: unless I'm wrong, they appear to NOT support momentary.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RRV197...lja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
 

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Frankly, I wish I could give you the auxiliary switches in my ‘21 Rubicon. Don’t intend to use them at all - just an option that is useless to me. Oh well…
 


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Mine came without also. Bad thing is and I don’t know if it’s because I have a diesel, you can’t add it…. …at least that’s what I’m told.


It’s just a black pocket deep enough to fit 90% of a Copenhagen can. It’s never bounced out.


it has the 26R package…what ever that is.

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My 2021 diesel Rubicon was available to order with the auxiliary switches.
 

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I’m looking at a rubi that’s getting delivered next week. Good options, but no aux switches on the sticker. That’s not standard on rubi’s is it? If not does anyone have a pic they can share of what it looks like without them?
This is a good set up ....
 

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Mine was in Package 24R

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I thought for $395 a bargain. I must say I focused on the 700 CCA battery which is plenty to work behind a winch and a good 700 CCA battery is 300 bucks anyway. So the switches thrown in sealed the deal. So many of the options seemed overpriced even though I wanted them. The led lighting group seemed a bit high.
 

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All of the "my way is better" stuff........... doesn't anyone enjoy a vacation day taking a drive, seeing things, maybe stopping at the home of someone you know online, maybe take an extra day to do or see something along the way?
Everyone tries to sell others on "how I did it is a lot better". Maybe for THAT person, not for others.
You make a valid point. I'm just surprised at

1) the number of people even on this forum who aren't aware of the several dealers who will give 6%+ off on orders.

2) The number of impetuous, impatient, lazy people who won't spend a day or two to save $5000+.

I've had private conversations with people who refused to do the trip and paid $5000 more than I did and based on later posts about payments and money, needed the extra $5000 much more than I did.
 

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I’m looking at a rubi that’s getting delivered next week. Good options, but no aux switches on the sticker. That’s not standard on rubi’s is it? If not does anyone have a pic they can share of what it looks like without them?
My 22 Diesel Rubicon did not come with the aux switched. I did however add them. It was not that hard if you are mechanically inclined.

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The thing about the factory aux switch option is it gets you slightly larger battery.......... you don't get that with after-the-sale installs or non-MOPAR switches.
Do have any part numbers for the larger battery? I have searched and spoke to the dealer about this and I was told the diesels have the same battery regardless of the switches. Unless its the 2nd smaller battery that is different.
 

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Do have any part numbers for the larger battery? I have searched and spoke to the dealer about this and I was told the diesels have the same battery regardless of the switches. Unless its the 2nd smaller battery that is different.
I bet diesels do get the larger batteries.
The crank battery is different on the gassers with the switches.
There is no reason for the aux battery to be any different since it's main involvement is ESS.
They make the crank battery larger due to expected larger electrical accessory loads with aux switches, even with the engine off since you can configure them to operate with the direct battery source or ign power source.

It doesn't say what the battery number is, just the size -
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The Aux switches are a must for any sort of add-on lighting. Best $345 you can spend. I installed this on my JL and it is not trivial getting the harness through the firewall gasket. Plus you need to have the factory link the option into the UConnect software. (Perhaps using the TAZER system, it can be linked but I don't know for certain).
 

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The Aux switches are a must for any sort of add-on lighting. Best $345 you can spend. I installed this on my JL and it is not trivial getting the harness through the firewall gasket. Plus you need to have the factory link the option into the UConnect software. (Perhaps using the TAZER system, it can be linked but I don't know for certain).
Installing the Aux switch kit after the fact is a tedious install. One of the few things I highly advise any new person shopping for a Gladiator/Wrangler to either order it or buy off the lot factory installed already if they even remotely have plans in the future of having wire accessories. Like you mentioned, it is the best $ one can spend.
 

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I bet diesels do get the larger batteries.
The crank battery is different on the gassers with the switches.
There is no reason for the aux battery to be any different since it's main involvement is ESS.
They make the crank battery larger due to expected larger electrical accessory loads with aux switches, even with the engine off since you can configure them to operate with the direct battery source or ign power source.

It doesn't say what the battery number is, just the size -
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I still have the removable plug on the bottom of the battery tray. I’m assuming this means I have the smaller battery, which will be upgraded since I took advantage of the 20% off Badlands 12k this past weekend. It won’t be installed until I get the front end issue squared away.

I’m open to recommendations…AGM, Lithium…brand etc…

 

 
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