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Old 02-06-2014, 11:18 AM   #31
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:35 AM   #35
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. I like the way both look, and really don't need much space, I won't be paying for it... I will just be paying for mods. But I'll be traveling from MS and AL often so I'm really stuck
I've made several 10 hr (one way) trips with my 10 A Rubicon and refuse to take my wife's Audi.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:38 AM   #37
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If it's just you and a dog, get the JK. If you think you might start a funeral home business the JKU would be the better choice since you will already have one hearse
This is so good I almost spewed sweet tea all over my keyboard!
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #38
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I had an 08 JKU and now I have a 14 JK. I liked both but I love the overall nimble "jeep" feel of the 2d better. It's a subjective thing but for me the 2d just feels more like the old wranglers where the 4d is more of a modern SUV(extra nice SUV ). I have had several 2ds in the past and now that I have had a 4D I really don't feel like I am missing anything with the 2D.

IMO if you don't need the space or the extra towing capacity go with the 2d.
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If it's just you and a dog, get the JK. If you think you might start a funeral home business the JKU would be the better choice since you will already have one hearse
A HEARSE, huuuuuum, I bet that a lot of people would be dying to get into one of them...........
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What is the overall difference in a jk and jku on the highway? Seems like this will be my deciding factor.
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What is the overall difference in a jk and jku on the highway? Seems like this will be my deciding factor.
Wandering and more steering to correct it on the 2 door, the 4 door will track more predictably, more like a large SUV or car.
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You would think the longer wheelbase would lend itself to a better ride. I don't know because I've never driven one. I have taken long drives in my 2 door with no issues. Take each out on the highway for a test drive and see for yourself.
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Sounds like it's time to go drive both!
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Wandering and more steering to correct it on the 2 door, the 4 door will track more predictably, more like a large SUV or car.
so if I enjoy driving then you don't think I'd mind it?
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What is the overall difference in a jk and jku on the highway? Seems like this will be my deciding factor.
The 4 door will give you a smother ride, and will be more stable in side load windy conditions.

The 2 door will have more power, better breaking, and improved fuel economy, because of less weight.

It really depends on what you prefer.

My suggestion is to go down to your Dealer, and test drive both of them, and then make a decision based on your own experienced!
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Wandering and more steering to correct it on the 2 door, the 4 door will track more predictably, more like a large SUV or car.
I have 2 2 doors. I have experienced no such thing with either.
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I have a two door and am on the highway everyday and it's a smooth ride, I have taken 8-14 hour road trips in the jeep as well and it tracks nicely and is a smooth ride, some people like the four doors because of the extra space and not having to fold down the seats when more than one person wants a ride.
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I have 2 2 doors. I have experienced no such thing with either.
^^^X2, I drive my 2 door 2013 Rubicon in the mountains during our summer months. 75 miles per hour at times, with absolutely no handling problems!!!!!!

But in all fairness, a longer wheelbase should even be better!
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I have a 2 door and when I drive my wife's JKU it feels HUGE. Mine's more nimble for sure. Hers feels very luxurious by comparison. Like I'm driving a Navigator or something.
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You would think the longer wheelbase would lend itself to a better ride. I don't know because I've never driven one. I have taken long drives in my 2 door with no issues. Take each out on the highway for a test drive and see for yourself.
^This...
Technically, the longer wheelbase will be smoother and more stable. But just go out and test drive each one, then decide for yourself.

The other issue is your tires. Depending on what tires and lift you get, you could end up wandering all over the place if it isn't done correctly....plus you might have a lot of hum depending on your tires.
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Just went through the same debate. Wife wanted a 4 door but for who/ Its just us. Its my rig and drove them both. I found the four to be large are more like driving a large pick up truck. Harder to park etc. It does ride a bit better and is more stable stock. Lift them both and add 35's and things change.

The 2 door was more darty and wondered a bit more on the stock BFG MT's. It handles more like a sports car. It is quick and fun to drive. Turning radius is off the hook even with 35's. Aftger driving them back to back it was an easy choice. Then it was 6 speed vs auto. Everything I own is a stick but I went Auto and I like. Easy to drive around town and I found it very enjoyable off road. Low lock and you can control the speed with the slap shift. Bring on the diesel and the 9 speed.

My goal was to get 35's under the rig and improve the ride on the road keeping it as low as possible. 2.5 AEV and the 35 Toyo AT II's and I am a happy camper. Rig now rides much better, less road noise from the AT's and track like a tank. I would say as good as the stock 4 door on the road now. With the 35's and auto she will cruise all day as 80 with no fuss or down shifting. I am a happy camper. I like that it is way handles on and off road. Good luck. Visitors can get back or rent there own ride. Actually the space in back is not bad except for the access.
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OK I will give you my opinion from a guy that has owned both and currently own a 4 door. I will also tell you straight up I will keep my 4 door as long as it is the only vehicle I own, you may not need the extra room, but trust me having the two extra doors make a lot of every day life functions a lot easier. And trust me once you get a jeep and put that top down you will be surprised how many friends all of a sudden want to go driving with you and it sounds like you are a young woman so I am sure you might have more friends that want to go driving with the top down.

So basically there is a lot of information correct in this thread. The 4 day will handle better, slightly less gas mileage, about 1 mile per gallon and the turning radius is not as good as the 2 door, however if you are use to a Nissan you will not notice a difference. The turning radius was a concern of mine, but honestly you really do not need it that much and even the 4 door has a good one.

As to off roading, is sounds like you are like me and Love the mud and I could care less about rock climbing. The 4 door will excel at mudding, the only time a 2 door would be better is if you are mudding and there is a steep break over angle, of course with a lift and 35's I do not think you will have much of a problem.

As to the power, they are both about the same, I find it hard to believe anyone would know much of a difference on take off with either jeep

Now if I ever get a second vehicle and the jeep became my offroad vehicle only, I am not sure if I would keep the 4 door or go with a 2 door. the two door is fun to drive but so is the 4 door. My ex wife loves the 2 door ( she got it in the divorce), she is also not the best driver at the ripe old age of 23 and does not have the best vision, she finds it easier to park and drive the 2 door.

My last peice of advice is, if you plan on keeping this vehicle for a long time and you are going to have kids or more dogs, get the 4 door! But honestly both are great and fun to drive and very capable off road.
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When I first started looking at JKs I was set on the 4 door, thinking I needed the space. The more I thought about it the more I realized I didn't need the extra space. I have an 07 Avalanche that I am keeping and my wife has a Buick Enclave. So we have plenty of room if needed. If it was my only vehicle I probably would have went with the 4 door. I realized this is a toy for me so I ordered a 2 door with half doors. Besides, I don't like people so no need for back doors.
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If you live where there is snow and ice, the 4 door is going to be a bit safer.

If you plan on camping/taking this on longer trips, there's a lot more room for gear in a 4 door.
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Thank you very much for yall's input, that was extremely helpful. I guess I will make my decision based upon which I like driving more during a test drive.
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I have 2 2 doors. I have experienced no such thing with either.
Drive the 4 door Unlimited around for a while, and you will see it is more planted and less darty then the 2 door. It was dramatic enough to tell when I test drove 4 different brand new jeeps on the same day and roads.
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Drive the 4 door Unlimited around for a while, and you will see it is more planted and less darty then the 2 door. It was dramatic enough to tell when I test drove 4 different brand new jeeps on the same day and roads.
I would never own a 4 door or a hard top. I don't understand the concept of "darty". I'm sure the 4 door is more civilized, but that is precisely why I would never own one. Not only do I not need 2 more doors, I don't need a rear seat either. Neither of our Wranglers have rear seats.
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I would never own a 4 door or a hard top. I don't understand the concept of "darty". I'm sure the 4 door is more civilized, but that is precisely why I would never own one. Not only do I not need 2 more doors, I don't need a rear seat either. Neither of our Wranglers have rear seats.
Neither does mine But she asked, best bet is for her to just go try them both on the same day, then make her choice. I knew I wanted a 6 speed, and liked the looks of the 2 door, and didn't need/want the extra two doors or the extra cost.
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I had the same debate when I got rid of my TJ and picked up my new JK. The ONLY reason I regret not getting a 4 door is my kids. The 4 door has a wider back seat and more room behind the seats. If passengers and room aren't a concern the 2dr saves money, looks better (in my opinion), won't high center in some places (I traverse large sand dunes a lot and see 4 door Jeeps get stuck a LOT). If you have the extra cash to spend then it's really all about what you want. I would drive them both before you buy and take a day or two, think on it. Personally I've always been a 2 door guy, but I'm not about to say bad things about the JKU. Lot to love there as well. Good luck!
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back on topic as others said this is personal preference. 4 doors are for more room and what not. 2 doors some call the "traditional" look. either way you go you can't lose.

i bought mine last year, and i chose a 4 door due to the simple fact that i wanted more room and i liked the way they look better then the 2 doors.

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