Next Wrangler Sticking with Solid Axles
If you’re stuck in an office right now and envious of those who aren’t, I’m sorry. No matter where you are, I have some great news for you: The next Wrangler, set to appear in 2017, will stay with solid axles.
You hear from your buddies “in the know” who say you need at least a 33-splined axle to drive those 35-inch-tall tires. What are they talking about? Wouldn’t more splines mean less metal to hold against the torque the axle sees? We’ll be taking a quick look into axle splines and what they really translate into.