I have owned many off-road trucks including the original Willys "flatfender". I use my vehicle for off-raod use, and this is far and away the most capable stock vehicle I have ever driven, including Land rovers. It does lack refinement when compared to the typical "Suburban assUlt Vehicle" or Soccer Mom mini-van replacement, but if you really off-road, most of these refinements are meaningless when compared to the absolute utility of straight axles and 4:1 low range. "Only in a Jeep" is more than a pitchline
Straight axles, Rock-trac 4:1, 4- doors, stock MT tires, electric lockers, electric sway-bar disco(no more laying on my back pulling out rusty pins). Quieter new soft top, Rock-rails stock, high pinion front diff, Sunrider top opens up quick, and enough for a good open air feel with out having to store a top.
Lose the CV-joint driveshafts. The Rubicon models should come with a 4" lift to make up for the lost breakover on the long wheelbase. The mounting for support straps on the Sunrider top is a joke-3 pop rivets is not enough. Mine have pulled loose. Deeper console. Bigger cupholders. More torque at less RPM