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Old 05-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #121
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My previous car that I had for nearly 10 years (9 yrs and 7 months), had power locks and windows and neither of them had to be replaced.

As far as the Jeep, I enjoy the ability to power all 4 windows down without moving from my seat. Now if I had a 2 door, that's a different story...crank windows for sure.

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:41 PM   #122
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If a fellow Jeeper ever gives you crap about your lack of power- ask 'em how much they paid! I also purposefully looked for manual- and got $4600 off my 2012 JK. Dealers have a harder time selling them without power- thus the discount. Already have my power window installation kit- $220. (One note- when you're 5'6" that passenger side window crank is pretty far away.) That leaves a nice chunk leftover for my 3" lift and new wheels/tires- on order. Gee, that's such a tough call.
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This dealer is running a crazy sale. Basically $4000 off almost everything. (I wonder what the details are on the sale?)

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I looked for a window crank version that I could live with, but didn't see any that I really liked. There are a bunch that are listed at $25,700 MSRP with a flat $4000 off. But all they have is auto an auto tranny, AC, and a black-hard top.

No connect or LSD...which is a deal breaker for me. And none had 3.73's. But if you were building your own trail rig and were swapping axles, gears and going with an Eaton anyway....that would be a good place to start ($21,700)

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #123
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Im still pissed I had to buy one with the starter motor instead of the hand crank.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #124
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dodge & fuzzyjk, I have thought about our modern gadgets and how we take them for granted ever since I heard an interview of a 99 year old man on a radio station in Orlando just before the year 2000. He was asked what was the greatest invention of his life time. I expected to hear about computers, the internet, TV or the automobile.

Nope his answer was indoor plumbing. Having running water and a toilet in his home was the best.

We certainly take our lifestyle for granted.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:13 PM   #125
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Im still pissed I had to buy one with the starter motor instead of the hand crank.
....or a radiator vs air cooled.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:18 PM   #126
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I dont even have a crank my windows slide open lol.

If they are on the Jeep.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:00 PM   #127
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Guess I'm stuck opening my windows the old fashioned way, until somebody invents power zippers.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #128
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crank windows

hi, i have had 3 jeeps with crank windows, and 3 with power windows, it's just what u like, however the power package msrp$650,
invoice $590,,for that amount u get p/windows with auto down,
p/mirrors that are great & heated, p/locks, alarm system (saves money on
car insurance) self locking doors@25mph, this package is a great deal, however if it's not ur thing then get the standard crank windows..
all the best it is ur jeep!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #129
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The power package came with my Liberty and I like it just fine. But when I looked around to buy a Wrangler the only Rubicon I could find without the power package was 75 miles away. So I drove there and bought it! Like a lot of you, I figured that with the doors coming off a lot it would be easier without extra wires to fool around with and what good are power mirrors when they're home? And since I don't have a garage the doors don't stay off for long periods of time, so it's fewer plugs - or at least less complicated ones - to worry about crimping or cracking. This is the first vehicle I've had in - I don't know, 15 years or so - without power locks and windows and it's actually kind of fun without them.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:35 PM   #130
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My previous car that I had for nearly 10 years (9 yrs and 7 months), had power locks and windows and neither of them had to be replaced.

As far as the Jeep, I enjoy the ability to power all 4 windows down without moving from my seat. Now if I had a 2 door, that's a different story...crank windows for sure.
Might have gotten power if I had a 4 door but on a 2 door didn't see the point since they will be off most of the time when its nice enough to open them anyway. Moved on to the zipper version so glad I went manual as the full doors will only be on in winter...unless I sell them.
My kids already knew how to work them as I replaced the VW power ones with crank ones from the junk yard after replacing 6 motors in 8 years and it only has 4 doors. Got good at replacing window motors though.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #131
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it's pretty simple, and I find this fits MOST situations in life: there are two types of people in this world...those who get the joke, and those who don't.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:57 PM   #132
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Let's see how the power locks and windows work if your crossing water
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:12 AM   #133
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My 75 year old father in law is visiting and got in my new jeep today and immediately noticed hand roll up windows and manual door locks and said "cool, good for you!"
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:30 AM   #134
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I love the Wrangler. This is my third Wrangler, previous two were TJs with no power. One had no AC either. My JK has power package and I love it! I hated having to key into the vehicle in the winter with icy locks. It's just more convenient with a key fob. As a poster said earlier, I would get a power top option if it were available too!
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:39 AM   #135
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I love the Wrangler. This is my third Wrangler, previous two were TJs with no power. One had no AC either. My JK has power package and I love it! I hated having to key into the vehicle in the winter with icy locks. It's just more convenient with a key fob. As a poster said earlier, I would get a power top option if it were available too!
there is actually a power top...
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:46 AM   #136
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I've seen that! I believe it's only available for the four door at this time.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:37 PM   #137
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Got my power window kit installed this weekend. Works great. Sounds like robocop is in my door. Not easy to install but primarily due to crappy instructions. $250. And came with quick disconnects so I can still get her naked.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #138
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It's nice that as a country we no longer consider power windows a luxury item...not just that, but we don't expect to hold the button down, either!

Plenty of folks would just as soon not spend that money, especially in places where people don't but their cars on credit.

Looking at someone willing to save money on a feature they don't want and giving them crap for it...might that be related to all the people in this country that buy far more than they can afford?

Yeah, why save money on power features when you can get those AND a set of dub-deuces for your 42 inch tires...all with a magic plastic card?!
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #139
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When I started looking for a JK I was going to go with manual windows but that was in a 2door. I ended up with the 4 door and i'm glad I have power.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #140
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Power windows is essential in the JKU -- I like to roll all 4 windows down. With just the front 2, the breeze is kind of harsh. With all 4 down, it's really nice.

Is that power top a factory item? How much is it? I know there's an aftermarket one that's around $5K. Don't think I could ever pay that much when you can get a soft top for under $1K.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #141
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We test drove a 2 dr with hand crank and my daughter did not know how to open the window, it was very funny... the hand cranks are usually very stiff at first so she had to put alot of "arm" into rolling down the window lol I should have video taped her. We ended up with a 4 dr and they come standard with power locks and windows as much as I would have loved the manual ones in the 4 dr. My husband made a comment about the A/C since it was the simplest fan and auto dial temp "no climate control" yeah right take the doors and top off theirs your climate control lol... He drives a chryslar 300 (loaded) and has decided that the Jeep is really his style and the 300 is my style, I told him he could have his luxuary car any day I love my jeep!
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #142
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having no power windows about basics?

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Its more about basics and durability
Hi...

Hey...if you buy a 2012 Wrangler...like mine...ordering it with NO power windows has near zero effect on basics and reliability...

ALL new Wranglers have the same 'computer controlled' drivetrain...

Power windows are relatively crude electrical devices compared to the rest of the stuff...

So, claiming to go 'basic' with no power windows?...Keep dreaming...

EVERYTHING else is controlled by the computer...

It's NOT like the 'old days' when having power windows and locks was a technical tour-de-force...

Just my 3 cents worth...

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Old 06-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #143
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Meh, my TJ didn't have power windows/locks. Both our JKU's do. Wasn't really something we looked for, but I wasn't being specific on color for both and that's what the dealers found.

Now being military I'm gonna admit, coming through that gate on base on a daily basis is not nearly as annoying when you can just push a button instead of unzip or roll a window down. Then again most people don't roll their window down as much as we do I'm thinking or I wouldn't have to get driver side windows replaced here every couple years due to grooves being worn from all the up and down. (Sand in the seal I'm assuming)
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:13 AM   #144
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My friends are usually too busy trying to figure out where the doors are to worry about the hand cranked windows.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #145
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I have nothing against power windows and locks. I have had them in my last two trucks but I have had issues with both. So I was happy to stay old school with my jeep.
I had a 2004 Jeep Liberty Limited with power window and they broke twice. I don't mind power locks and windows but without them, it's just less things that will break. I have to admit, it took me a few days to break the habit of not having keyless entry...lol. I keep forgetting to unlock the door for the BF all the time...still. The keyless is helpful when your hands are full and I did like the fact the doors would lock once you started to move. But not enough to pay extra for it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:54 AM   #146
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I'm too lazy to get out of my Jeep and disconnect the sway bar - I need to push a button.
I dunno how to disconnect a swaybar so I need to push a button.

As for power windows/locks, I could definitely reach across the vehicle to crank down a pair of windows and press down some locks, and while it wouldn't really bother me per se, I do like having at least a few simple comforts built into my $35,000 vehicle.

FWIW, I don't plan on finding myself in any situation where I'm getting mud into the window motors, and even if I did plan on it, I'd be hard-pressed to find somewhere where it'd be possible.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #147
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I thought it was Fix It Again Tony - that's what our tour guide told us when we visited Italy last year.
Growing up, my daddy had an old Fiat that had crank windows. It was a PITA when the crank part broke inside the door. We couldn't raise or lower the windows without grabbing the glass, too, and pulling it up along with turning the crank. Lucky for him, it was the passenger door.

When we were first shopping for a jeep for me, I wanted an older 2 door with manual everything, but it wasn't meant to be my primary mode of transportation. Instead, we traded in the minivan for my 4 door and I love all the "extras" that came with it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:54 AM   #148
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hmmm...trash talk about hand cranks would suggest you have windows..and doors to roll them up from? Nope! never had that complaint. All those doors, windows, tops make it hard to execute an 'over the top' jeep wave :-)
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #149
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I have a 2dr jkx (cheapest one) now thats a jeep like they used to be, not all the power this and power that bull, thats not a jeep.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:49 PM   #150
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Ha how bout windows with a zipper.

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