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Old 07-10-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Daily Driver?

How many of you use your JK as your primary source of transportation? Do any of you use frequently it in a work connected function?

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Old 07-10-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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Sad to say, i use my TJ as a daily driver. I wish i had something with better fuel economy for my daily commute, but i dont. Its not all bad, the TJ is a blast to drive, especially with the doors and windows off. Just wish i had a bikini top.

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Old 07-10-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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I use my JK as my DD. I'm in sales so I do a lot of driving. I have the top and doors off as much as possible and wouldn't have it any other way.
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:50 PM   #4
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Mine is the DD too.... as a PC tech i am out and about.... it's great this time a year, especally when I have to visit the beach
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:41 PM   #5
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mines a DD and toy. I'm in the habit of breaking stuff on mine though so I'm going to buy a $1000 beater for work I think
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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mine goes from Daily driver, to shop, to toy, to shop, to daily driver.... over and over
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:55 PM   #8
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mine goes from Daily driver, to shop, to toy, to shop, to daily driver.... over and over
Same as mine
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #9
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Mine's my daily driver, working student hauler, and barn stuff go-getter, as is Briana's. Love 'em, wouldn't trade 'em for anything Mark W.
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Love 'em, wouldn't trade 'em for anything Mark W.
I think if a "better enough" Jeep came along a couple of us would start thinkin about it
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:43 PM   #11
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mine is also a dd
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:00 PM   #12
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Mine is a daily driver as well!!!!
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:41 PM   #13
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Mine's my daily. Retired my 2000 TJ after 160M from daily use. Now the JK ready to take it's place.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:10 AM   #14
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DD for me. I try to spend as much time in it as possible.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:27 AM   #15
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Another DD here. I also just finished making a cargo carrier so I can haul more gear for family trips or vacations.
My wife drives a 07HHR that gets 30 mpg, and it would be more sensible to take it on long trips, but we don't mind trading M.P.G for F.U.N
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:03 AM   #16
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DD here too. I in sales so I drive about 15k-20k per year. Just got my JK about 3 weeks ago, and it's been great so far, looking to put a super chip in it to help with the MPG and HP, and a small lift kit because I got to get this thing in the mud soon.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:52 AM   #17
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Mine is just a toy for weekends.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:39 AM   #18
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The reliability of JK seems sufficient to run it as a daily car. The score at TrueDelta.com is only 2 times as bad as FJ's, and FJ is an industry benchmark. A new JK will definitely return much better dispatch reliability than a $1000 beater. So I am not unduly concerned.

Fuel expenses are noticeable, but not debilitating. At my ~18 mpg and 20,000 miles/year I rack only about $4000 in fuel costs a year. I think I would not care much even if gas hits $7/gal.

BTW, I always keep my hard top. It's too much hassle to play with it and I do not like to be exposed to elements. I hike enough for that.

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #19
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My Daily Driver too! I'm Retired, so it's my Go-Anywhere, Go-Anytime, Do-Everything Machine!

We've had a week of nothing but rain here, so the top's been up until yesterday. Finally took it back down, and took a drive in the afternoon. FREEDOM is a wonderful thing!

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Old 07-11-2010, 11:05 AM   #20
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:30 PM   #21
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Have a 2010 Wrangle Sport with 33x12.5 tires. About to install Superchips Flashpaq to gain some additional power. Would like to do a gear upgrade but not sure the Dana 30 front end would handel what's available in today's market. This is my first Jeep and I absoultely love it. Since I am retired I drive it when ever I want which is often. The only thing that draws my attention away from my Jeep is my Harley Street Glide so it's a difficult decision when I walk into my garage. Such problems!
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:54 PM   #22
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5.13 is the lowest I've ever installed in a front JK D30. if you want 5.38 or lower you need a larger axle.

for 33's, if you're running 3.73 gears...a Superchip should give you what you're lookin' for. 5.13's are a little overkill, even with an automatic transmission. 5.13's are generally reserved for 35's and an auto, with 4.88's being used with a manual w/35's, and 33's w an automatic.

chip it first. if you want more for your 33's, gear to 4.10 or 4.88…depending in transmission style.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:32 PM   #23
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5.13 is the most gear you can run in a D30. You need to go to a bigger axle beyond that, as the spline size gets WAY too tiny 5.38 and beyond.
As for re-gearing for 33's, 3.73 or 4.10's are your best bet with the 6-speed, or 4.10's with auto- Mark W.
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:51 PM   #24
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DD here as well. Takes me from home to the hospital and back again in style!

By the way...y'all like your heat in Virginia, don't you? Last week was crazy for this Upstate, NY boy!!!
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:57 PM   #25
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I will break the trend here... I never wanted a Jeep as a DD or the primary "family" car...For me the JK is still a toy to play with...
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:29 PM   #26
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Mine is the DD - after last winter, I was "shown the light" to needing a dependable 4x4, and I always wanted a Jeep! Torques off my friends and family (and GF!) when I leave the Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor in the carport and drive the YJ!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:05 PM   #27
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My DD as well and I wear a suit and tie every day!
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:17 PM   #28
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I'm a daily driver as well. I'm a full time musician, and it's also my touring vehicle. It's the most fun touring vehicle ever.
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Old 07-11-2010, 05:34 PM   #29
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I drive my JK daily but not sure its my daily driver the Mini Cooper still likes going for a ride..... I only go a mile to work or just work from home...... my vehicles don't get many miles.....
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The only thing that draws my attention away from my Jeep is my Harley Street Glide so it's a difficult decision when I walk into my garage. Such problems!
We have the same dilemma. I find myself choosing the TJ on days I would ordinarily choose the Heritage. Last week was freakin' classic around here, if a little warm, and I drove every day instead of riding. Go figure! Wife has the same problem with her '10 Rubi. Bikes notwithstanding, the Jeeps are our Daily Drivers by default...they're the only "cars" we have.

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