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Old 12-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Call me weird but...

I truly think stock TJs look better than stock JKs. Modded TJ vs JK is another story. After I'm done (or think I'm done) with modding my JK I want to get a 5 spd TJ or LJ and keep it bone stock.

Does anyone else feel this way?

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #4
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what is this stock thing you speak of....
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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what is this stock thing you speak of....
I literally didn't like taking the Jeep to work because it was so stock and boring on steelies and 29s. This thing wasn't meant to be "stock" or whatever that means
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #6
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would rather run a stock jeep to work than say a 4 banger ricer bro......
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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I agree-ish. I can appreciate older stock 2 doors with stock-ish sized tires. The look reminds me a lot of older military use jeeps.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #8
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I really love the look of the 2-door JK with the 17" 5-spokes and 32s. Even the Goodyears. It's just got a nice-looking stance, even stock.

Looks goofy with the steelies, tho.

I don't care for the JKU unless it's got 35s or larger on it. Only then does it look proportionate.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:00 PM   #9
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My Rubicon is so stock sexy I want to hug it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:11 PM   #10
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You know how it is when you see an old CJ-7, Land Cruiser, Bronco or Land Rover Defender in stock, unmolested and good condition and how it makes you want to own it? That's the way my Rubicon is going to be in a couple of decades.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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Or in 2016 when they turn the Wrangler into a Compass.

Whichever comes first, right?
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:08 AM   #12
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Does anyone else feel this way?
I don't but I'm probably biased since I own a JK. A stock JK Sahara with 32.1" tires and premium 7-spoke wheels looks pretty nice, IMHO.


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Old 12-06-2013, 06:38 AM   #13
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I agree with many of the opinions above, from an looks point of view I like the two door with 32-33" tires and up to a 2.5" lift. But I think the 4 door looks good with 35"+ tires. I have tried to set up my 2 door for two different modes. Street: OEM 32" tires and wheels, Rancho 9000 set at 3. Off road: Black wheels and 32" Mud Tires, shocks at 7, and a winch on. The winch is hard to take on and off so it stays on in street mode a lot.

In street mode, it's a fun two door convertible to run around town. I love safari top with no doors. Short wheel base and tight turning radius makes zipping into "Mall" parking lots a breeze. Who needs a sports car.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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Mine is stock. I'm not planning on lifting it. To me, this look is just fine.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #15
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I prefer the JK styling, and my green & khaki Sahara with OEM 18" is perfect color balance.
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I really love the look of the 2-door JK with the 17" 5-spokes and 32s. Even the Goodyears. It's just got a nice-looking stance, even stock.

Looks goofy with the steelies, tho.

I don't care for the JKU unless it's got 35s or larger on it. Only then does it look proportionate.
BINGO. I thought I was the only member who felt that way. I really like the stock 17" alloys, but I do want to go to a slightly bigger tire and add spacers. Add in a TF leveling kit and that all I want to do to it. IMHO, it takes a far bigger tire (like a 35") to get the same proportions, but when done right the 4dr looks like a "I'm going to explore a continent" vehicle. On stock steelies, the 4dr looks like it's rolling around on casters.

Seeing a bone stock TJ/LJ on factory alloys ALWAYS makes me want to own it. You get the feeling like it has been drug around behind a motorhome it's entire life....high miles on the odo, but no miles on the motor/tranny.
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Oh god.... here we go again another i don't like the JK model thread.

bring on the bacon,beer,boobs talk now
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #18
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Did someone say BACON?

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Old 12-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #19
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you're weird

Oh and NO... I have a 14 rubi X and a basically stock 97 TJ
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I truly think stock TJs look better than stock JKs. Modded TJ vs JK is another story. After I'm done (or think I'm done) with modding my JK I want to get a 5 spd TJ or LJ and keep it bone stock.

Does anyone else feel this way?
LMAO, wow! Nope. They all look better than a Landrover, but the TJ in stock attire is the ugliest ever!!! But, beauty is the eye of the beholder....
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:56 PM   #21
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No. I had a TJ. I like the JK better. It's personal preference.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #22
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I truly think stock TJs look better than stock JKs. Modded TJ vs JK is another story. After I'm done (or think I'm done) with modding my JK I want to get a 5 spd TJ or LJ and keep it bone stock.

Does anyone else feel this way?
My guess is that it would depend on what model and options you are looking at.

A base Sport JK on stock 29's with the vinyl soft top and clear windows looks pretty bland.

But loaded higher end models look find stock. Same for the TJ.
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My guess is that it would depend on what model and options you are looking at.

A base Sport JK on stock 29's with the vinyl soft top and clear windows looks pretty bland.

But loaded higher end models look find stock. Same for the TJ.
Wow I prompted a loaded question considering JKs come in many trims from the factory. I meant more along the lines of what you mentioned above, which is how my JK sat up until 24 hrs ago.

One of my "bosses" has a red TJ stock with hardtop and steelies and definitely think his looks great as is but I was never satisfied how mine looked from the factory.... now with new wheels and 33s I'm suddenly VERY happy with mine!

Saharas, Rubis, MOABs, Arctics, etc are essentially "modified" from the factory and don't fit what my idea of entirely stock.

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