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Old 02-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #61
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Plenty of room in the back of a 2 dr with seat removed. Two story storage on mine!

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Old 02-06-2014, 06:47 PM   #62
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4 door it is then, my next question is what tires? I really want Mickey Thompson's! Thanks everyone for your input!
Hi Maddie, If you like Mickey Thompson tires I would recommend the STZ or The ATZ P3 for you daily driver. The STZ IS a all terrain tire. Quieter and probably better mileage. The ATZ P3 is more aggressive with thicker sidewalls. This tire will have a hum to them. (I have these). But they are not as loud and will get more mileage than the MTZ (Mud terrain)
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #63
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I'm new to wranglers... But the wife and I were having the debate of a Jk vs JKU. I wound up getting a JK last Friday and I love it! I have an 8 year old son and my wife and I are trying for a baby now... With that being said... Any long family trips would be done in her car. She has a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe that would be the "family" car. Good luck!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:34 PM   #64
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Had a 2dr, not enough room for me and too difficult to access the back set. Getting a 4dr now on order. When in doubt, go 4dr.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #65
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Had a 2dr, not enough room for me and too difficult to access the back set.
We fixed that problem on our 2-dr by removing the rear seat and putting it in the basement several days after we bought it. Now there's no back seat to access.

Our only daughter lives in Hawaii, so there's just the two of us and really no need for more than two seats. Plus, it's her DD Jeep and she said when we were shopping for one that she liked the styling of the 2-dr better. She's the one making the monthly payments.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:16 PM   #66
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I have both a enjoy the differences each provide. I drive the 2dr more often than the 4dr. I like the sporting quick feel of the 2dr (manual) so I drive it whenever it's just me. The 4dr (auto) seems like a more firm controlled ride and is perfect for hauling grandkids. The auto shift is nice and believe it or not, is kind of fun to use.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:41 PM   #67
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I have the 2 door and love it. Removed the back seat and I have plenty of cargo room. My carpool days are over and the 2 door is perfect!!!!
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:48 PM   #68
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It's 100% personal preference and there isn't a wrong answer. I was in a new '12 JK, and just ordered a '14 JKU.

For me, it was about the room. I was a "traditionalist", but more and more I wanted more room. Test drive both (again and again if needed) and do what feels best to you.

I still love the two door, but with kids and dog, the JKU ultimately won me over.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:57 PM   #69
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4 doors = responsibility. 2 door = No responsibility. I'm 17. i have non so i went with the 2 door 6 speed. Don't regret it one bit. my only regret is not getting a TJ.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:39 PM   #70
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4 doors = responsibility. 2 door = No responsibility. I'm 17. i have non so i went with the 2 door 6 speed. Don't regret it one bit. my only regret is not getting a TJ.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:52 PM   #71
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the verdict is....if one has a 2 door they rule! If one has a 4 door they rule! If you buy a 2 or 4 door you will rule!
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:25 PM   #72
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Well, a four door will be more stable in various conditions than a two door given its longer wheel base.
Yep. I like, no, I love my 2-dr. But when it's really gusty/windy on the highway at 65+ mph, I'd rather be driving a friend's 4dr; constant directional corrections in those conditions. I'm thinking it may mostly be due to soft shocks, but it's pretty much a given that a short wheelbase is more darty at speed. Other than that, I prefer and NEED the maneuverability of the 2-dr. The only other occasion I might wish for a 4-dr would be carting 3 other people and gear or if I need to buy something large in which case I use my GC.

As for looks and your personal preferences, only you can decide. IMHO the 4-dr on a lift and 35"s looks mighty damn nice. It's a Jeep -- you can;t go wrong.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:45 PM   #73
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I started out w the 2 door JKR when it was just my wife and I. I loved it....

Two kids later I'm happy w my JKU w both a hard top and soft top. I wish I started out w the JKU to begin with cause now it would be paid off!

Oh well you live and you learn!

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Old 02-07-2014, 05:21 PM   #74
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I test drove a 2dr and found it to be less stable....more jostling. I always planned on a 2dr for the traditional look but, after driving the 4dr, the decision was easy for me. I spent the last 20yrs in full size pickups so the 4dr actually felt small and easy to get in and out of spots. The turning radius on the 2dr was sick but the 4dr was also very good (by comparison to what I was used to).

I also appreciate having the extra space for those times I need them. Is it often? No. But, you have to ask yourself how often do you need it to want it?

Good luck with your decision... you'll make the right choice. In fact, it's believed that your Jeep will choose you so you can't get it wrong. You will love whatever you end up with.
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:33 PM   #75
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:10 PM   #76
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The 2-door is less stable and of course, less composed on rough roads. People can live with that. I did not like the lack of space on top of that. Will be trading mine in for a 4-door next week. Would not buy a 2-door again. Depends on what you want to do with it. We have some tight trails here in Colorado but the 4-doors don't suffer much and it is only a few trails.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:25 PM   #77
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I don't understand the "concern" in threads like this over how a JK two door drives. I've toured in one through 15 states in about 14 days, with my wife. We are both over 40, and felt the Wrangler was more than OK.

My daily commute is 60 miles each way, via freeway.

It's no Town Car... ...but it's no half track either. The JK is a hoot, the turning radius of the 2 door and nimble nature makes it a total blast to drive, and it fits easier in lots of urban spots.

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Old 02-08-2014, 01:02 AM   #78
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I don't understand the "concern" in threads like this over how a JK two door drives. I've toured in one through 15 states in about 14 days, with my wife. We are both over 40, and felt the Wrangler was more than OK.
Same here. I occasionally drive our 2-dr at 70+ mph highway speeds and it handles fine. Maybe some of the people who complain that they don't handle very well on the roads have them jacked up with a 4" lift, 35" tires running at 25 psi and other such accessories that change the driving characteristics to something other than the way the engineers designed it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:11 AM   #79
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Routinely drive a 2 door JK, speed set at 120 kmh, which is over 70 mph. No problems. Have crept up to 140 kmh on long trips without realizing it.
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Offroad they are a little different. Both are fine. To differentiate which is best it depends on terrain. I live in a desert which has a lot of dune fields with sharp crests and some mountains. The biggest problem is high centering, and turning radius is useful in wadis and mountains, so 2-door is better for me. That said, a 4-door could be lifted and given larger tires to increase break over angle. If not for the dune fields, which you probably don't have, the difference is minimal.
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Same here. I occasionally drive our 2-dr at 70+ mph highway speeds and it handles fine. Maybe some of the people who complain that they don't handle very well on the roads have them jacked up with a 4" lift, 35" tires running at 25 psi and other such accessories that change the driving characteristics to something other than the way the engineers designed it.
I can vouch for this. i try not to complain too much Lets do a 180 here. Person installs a 4" xx lift on his 4 door. After says "rides better than stock" 2 door guy says to himself "sweet" and buys said XX lift. 2 months later is posting his jeep drives like total ass. Wheelbase if very often overlooked when lifting. It gives more stability and allows the shocks/coils to work independently. 2 doors guys [with higher lift coils] will need to spend more on a more complete lift to retain a decent ride.

Did anybody see the Geo tracker rip chocolate mountain at KOH in the EMC ?
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I have a 2012 Sahara 4 Dr, only because of the additional towing capacity, (which I've used only once in 23 months).
I like the looks of a 2 Dr much more, and I call them 'nimble" rather than 'darty'.

My only suggestions would be to get half-doors on a Rubi and soft top.
Yeah I know, (I have both tops), but I guarantee your Winters are less severe than in the Peoples Republic of New Jersey, where it is now about 18F.
if you don't like it bear in mind that guns, Harleys, and Wranglers hold their value more than most vehicles.
It sounds like you're young and single, get the 2Dr.

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