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Old 11-10-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Future Hardtop Wagon?

Folks, I am looking to buy a tough offroad vehicle that is built around the 4-door wagon style like a LR Defender 110 or Toyota landcruiser 70 series with a permanent hard top and not a removable one like the Freedom Top is. Any chance you have heard rumors pointing to jeep possibly having this option on the Wrangler unlimited in the future? Thank you. (Note- I am NOT interested in the other current jeep options- Compass, Patriot...) And while I am at it, whats the plan to improve upon the current engine and offer more torque?
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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How about an H3.

To keep in the buy American theme.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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I doubt the Wrangler will ever see a non removable top, that feature is one of several features that makes the Wrangler unique to other 4x4 SUV type vehicles. There was some talk about a diesel in a JK for 2010, it's already available in the European editions.

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:37 PM   #4
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Just get the Freedom hard top and never take it off....You can have it repainted to body match your jeep to give it a unique custom look there are headliner kits available for the hard top also.....and then add a RIPP supercharger for plenty of extra HP and a big increase in fuel economy....

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:43 PM   #5
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They new JK doesn't even feel like you are riding in a jeep it's so quiet with the hard top.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #6
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I have a stock 2008 Rubicon that outwheels all the stock vehicles you have mentioned. I don't take my roof off except for the two front panels on warm days. It does not leak a drop. It has a lifetime powertrain warranty. I improve US forest service roads for a living and use it to drive to and from home and the equipment. Also to scout the impassable roads for evaluation. I have tried many other vehicles this is the best one.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:16 AM   #7
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If you want a non-removable top jeep go with the commander or the liberty. they make lifts and accessories for both of them. my husband has a commander with a 2" lift and other off road accessories

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Old 11-12-2008, 02:19 PM   #8
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Thank you for the good input and thoughtful comments. I wll be interested to see how the freedom top stands the test of time and many seasons of harsh weather.
As for the engine, the supercharger is a good idea. How does it effect the warranty, MPG, and low RPM pull and throttle control?


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Old 11-12-2008, 02:21 PM   #9
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H3 is just ot my thing. But your quote about guns and spoons is hilarious and right on. Thanks.


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