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Old 04-07-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Red face buying 1st jeep, looking for arctic!

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I'm about to buy my first jeep and am super excited!!

My dealer says you can no longer order this edition. Is that true?
any ideas or suggestions???

thanks in advance!

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There is only one thing you can do. Search dealer inventory until you find it, then travel there and buy it.

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I believe the ordering is closed, and Daggo is right.

Only other alternative is to find a jeep in the color and the "substantive" options that you like (transmission, axle ratio, LSD, etc) and buy it. Add the lipstick that actually makes it an "arctic" (hood decal, wheel paint, slush mats, etc.) aftermarket.
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Yea you'll have to find a dealership with them. I actually didn't even know about the Arctic til I stumbled on one in the lot in North Carolina. I also saw one on the lot here in Denver. I've never seen another one on the road but did have, what seemed to be a fairly knowledgeable guy yesterday ask me all kinds of questions but most people just want to know how it compares to the Rubicon.
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they did have a short run. you will have to do a 'SEARCH' to see whats left on the dealer lots. or see if you local dealer is willing to find one that another dealer is willing to let go on a dealer trade. good luck. let us know how it turns out.
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There are a few around..Ebay even has 3 or 4 listed..A little more than lipstick..(heated seats, RUBI suspension, 32 inch tires, unique instrument cluster, Arctic only interior and most of all "winter chill" if you so choose...Good Luck with your purchase...Here is a shot of mine..
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There are a few around..Ebay even has 3 or 4 listed..A little more than lipstick..(heated seats, RUBI suspension, 32 inch tires, unique instrument cluster, Arctic only interior and most of all "winter chill" if you so choose...Good Luck with your purchase...Here is a shot of mine..
FWIW, the "RUBI suspension" is just gas shocks. A very simple upgrade for any Wrangler,
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There are a few around..Ebay even has 3 or 4 listed..A little more than lipstick..(heated seats, RUBI suspension, 32 inch tires, unique instrument cluster, Arctic only interior and most of all "winter chill" if you so choose...Good Luck with your purchase...Here is a shot of mine..
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FWIW, the "RUBI suspension" is just gas shocks. A very simple upgrade for any Wrangler,
And those shocks come standard now on the Sahara anyway. Everything notable about the arctic is just lipstick. All of it.

The winter chill color, the instrument cluster, and the seat stitching--while all still lipstick--would be the only stuff that'd probably be cost prohibitive to easily duplicate.

And that's not a knock. As Daggo knows--I have a "special edition" too (mountain edition). I love it, but I fully acknowledge that all the "special" features are just odds and ends that could be easily added aftermarket--tail light guards, accent color grille, wheel paint, side steps, decals, etc.

And there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it helps folks looking for "arctics" or "mountains" or "mojaves" now that they are all or mostly sold out.
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And again, I'm not being pejorative here--I've got a special edition I'm very happy with. I'm just trying to put the special edition features in perspective for the OP who may be a little too late to the game to really get what he wants anymore.

Of course, it also goes without saying that only a "real" arctic will be "official," and that does have value.
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There is one left here at my local dealer...in Ontario, Canada! Unlimited arctic edition
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This is what you do:

1. go to jeep.com select Arctic and build what you want

2. input your zip code and select 200 mile radius

3. click search inventory

4. you will find zero matches

5. delete all the options on the left side (click on the little check marks and they will be removed) the default will remain Arctic

Search New Inventory Results

6. click search again. 455 Arctic wranglers in stock around 92101 zip

7. this guys got two on his lot:

Long Beach Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep & RAM Cars | 1500, Challenger, Durango, Wrangler, 200 | Serving Huntington Beach, Cerritos, Signal Hill

look for the key word(s) Winter Chill amongst their inventory

Honestly, it does not get simpler than this. Yes, a few clicks here and there but the computer does the heavy lifting for you.
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And those shocks come standard now on the Sahara anyway. Everything notable about the arctic is just lipstick. All of it.

The winter chill color, the instrument cluster, and the seat stitching--while all still lipstick--would be the only stuff that'd probably be cost prohibitive to easily duplicate.

And that's not a knock. As Daggo knows--I have a "special edition" too (mountain edition). I love it, but I fully acknowledge that all the "special" features are just odds and ends that could be easily added aftermarket--tail light guards, accent color grille, wheel paint, side steps, decals, etc.

And there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it helps folks looking for "arctics" or "mountains" or "mojaves" now that they are all or mostly sold out.
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Thanks so much for your help everyone!

thanks positrak. i found both of those, but i'm really looking for a 4 door. Gotta make it a lil family friendly just in case!

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There is one left here at my local dealer...in Ontario, Canada! Unlimited arctic edition
Thanks! Where at in Canada? Maybe I will make a road trip. haha


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And those shocks come standard now on the Sahara anyway. Everything notable about the arctic is just lipstick. All of it.
I completely understand that everything on the arctic is lipstick....but i'm a girl, so i like lipstick. :-) I also like the yeti monster on the jeep, and I don't think that can be added after the fact.

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Here is a shot of mine..
Thanks for the photo. I Love it!!!

Like i said before, this is my first jeep, so I have no idea what aftermarket brand and parts to go with if it comes to that. Any suggestions?

My dealer is trying to do a trade for one he found at the moment, but i'm not sure how that will work out. I may have to drive and pick her up.
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good luck on the dealer trade. if your dealer has something they want, it will work out!
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If you find one you will not be disapointed
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good luck on the dealer trade. if your dealer has something they want, it will work out!
This is what my dealer had to do took two weeks to find and get mine cause I wanted standard and from what I was told only a hand full were stick so I guess I'm lucky to get the one I have.

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I completely understand that everything on the arctic is lipstick....but i'm a girl, so i like lipstick. :-) I also like the yeti monster on the jeep, and I don't think that can be added after the fact.
Actually you can. I can't find the thread, but a member here actually created a "Yeti" edition when it was first thought that the Arctic would be a EU only edition.
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mine has some history. while on the local lot, we could not agree on price. i went up with my final offer and noticed it was getting ready to go. . sold, i asked? no, going on a dealer trade. long story short, we agreed on a price and they got that one back a few days later. barley. the other dealer had someone on it but it fell thru.
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This is what my dealer had to do took two weeks to find and get mine cause I wanted standard and from what I was told only a hand full were stick so I guess I'm lucky to get the one I have.

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daaaaaaang! It's the most beautiful jeep I've ever seen! :-) Have you added anything to it or is that all stock?

The dealer said I have a better chance if I don't get the dual top group. Would i be able to find the soft top aftermarket? What are the pros/cons of this.
Also, he said I can change my color...but i'm sticking to winter chill.

Jeeps are crazy....I've NEVER been emotionally connected to a vehicle until now...haha
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Actually you can. I can't find the thread, but a member here actually created a "Yeti" edition when it was first thought that the Arctic would be a EU only edition.
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was it worth it?
oh yea....

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Thanks! I had no idea you could get the yeti sticker!
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There is one in Conroe, TX at DeMondtrond Jeep. Saw it while I was looking for my Rubi at local dealers.
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daaaaaaang! It's the most beautiful jeep I've ever seen! :-) Have you added anything to it or is that all stock?

The dealer said I have a better chance if I don't get the dual top group. Would i be able to find the soft top aftermarket? What are the pros/cons of this.
Also, he said I can change my color...but i'm sticking to winter chill.

Jeeps are crazy....I've NEVER been emotionally connected to a vehicle until now...haha
Thanks I have put alot of work into it. Also I went with the hard top only and got a new in box soft top on creiglist for 400 that's a lot cheaper than the dealer. Also I only wanted winter chill also.
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There is a 2dr auto at Bill Luke in Phoenix AZ, Winter Chill.
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Thanks! I had no idea you could get the yeti sticker!
When it comes to Wranglers, you can get ANYTHING.

The aftermarket is huge--there are entire companies dedicated to nothing other than aftermarket parts for Wranglers.

This is why I proposed the possibility of "making" an arctic if you can't find one, or at least adding the bits and pieces that you so love. It's a very possible solution.
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There is a 2dr auto at Bill Luke in Phoenix AZ, Winter Chill.
Thanks, both of these are 2dr. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a 4dr in case we decide to start a family.
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Ash, there was a winter chill Rybicon 4dr somewhere in the Carolinas. Not an Artic, but it'd be a darn good start.

Best o luck!
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I GOT IT!!!!

The dealer was only able to find ONE left in the country and was traded between 4 different dealerships. We finally tracked it down and they were able to work out a trade.
I love it!
I will post pics soon.

Thanks for all of your help guys!!

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