Someone tell me what to do please. I'm going to order a 2dr Rubi soon and can't decide if I should get the power doors, locks, alarm etc that come with the convenience package. Those things would be nice to have and it also comes with the auto dimming mirror which I have on my 04 TJ.
However, I don't NEED those things. I don't have any of that now (except the mirror) and am quite happy with my ride.
I do drive with the doors of most of the time in the spring and summer and was wondering if all the power stuff makes them much heavier or more of a PITA to remove.
I agonized a little over whether to get power windows and doors when I ordered my first new rig (an F250 pickup) many years ago. My dad, a product of the depression and WWII, set me straight when he told me how many decades ago power windows and doors first became available. It has been around a long time, is proven technology, and not all that complicated.
Now, I am planning to order a JKR 6spd, and my first reaction was "no power stuff." But, my wife reminded me of my dad's advice, and also that she'd appreciate the extras when using the JKR on the worst snow days (when her regular commute car won't cut it).
Last thing making the decision easier- I won't buy a JK without the optional side air bags, which means that I probably won't ever drive any distance with the doors off. So, who cares about the extra wires and a bit more weight?
The power package makes the doors a little heavier but it's not that big of a difference. I put the doors on and off my 4dr all the time and it is still easy to do by myself. The harness only takes a few seconds to connect and disconnect.
On a 2 door, no. On a 4 door, maybe. Just my opinion.
My thoughts almost exactly. With a 2 door what's the point? But with a 4-door you probably have a family and it's a PITA to reach around the b-pillar and try to find the lock switch in a rainstorm. Plus the windows can be shut off to the kids so they can't roll 'em up and down (safety). So for a 4-door it's a great idea.
I'm actually in the process of trying to trade off my '11 for a '12 just for the power locks/windows (among other things). Wish I had gotten the S package to start with.
~Lots of modded Jeeps and a Toyota 4Runner~
I'm short and hate stretching to open locks for people. It always seems like an inconvenience in other people's cars when the driver has to reach around and unlock 4 doors. That reason alone is enough for me to have power locks.
I'm short and I hate stretching to the passenger side or having to open all the doors of a four door vehicle just to open all my windows. That's reason enough for me to have power windows.
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I drive a 4 door. There is more space for bacon inside.
As a Jeep Dealer I can tell you that the most popular option is the Power Group. On a Rubicon most people would want power if you are going to spend that much money (which helps in resale value). Although most people that order a stick shift leave the power group off because they are going to modify it a lot. Below are what you get with that package if that helps.
Power Convenience Group (AJP)
• Security Alarm (LSA)
• Power Heated Mirrors (GTB)
• Remote Keyless Entry (GXM)
• Auto Dim Mirror w/Reading Lamp (GNX)
• Pwr Windows, Front 1-Touch Down (JPY)
• Power Locks (JPB)
heated mirrors are fantastic!
the power window button plate would look funny sans the switches
power windows and locks - very convienent, once you understand how to unhook the power connectors [push the black piece in with your thumb] door removal is a breeze
automatic locking doors... which kind'a have a personality... they lock when they feel necessary? most always in third [manual] gear [doors unlock by switch/using the door handle ~]
keyless entry [who can ever go back once you have KE?]
i think it's a win win win
my regrets are only not getting the 3.73's, LSD, and sirriusXM