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Old 03-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Recommended options for new models

Didn't see a thread for recommending new stuff be included in new model years. Maybe a jeep engineer will wander across this thread and make a name for himself with his boss.

My first idea is pretty simple:

Have the center console and glovebox locks work off the power locks on the doors. Have you ever had to stop the vehicle to unlock the glovebox with the ignition key?

Any other ideas??? (...other than diesel and stealth mode)

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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I like your idea.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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Didn't see a thread for recommending new stuff be included in new model years. Maybe a jeep engineer will wander across this thread and make a name for himself with his boss.

My first idea is pretty simple:

Have the center console and glovebox locks work off the power locks on the doors. Have you ever had to stop the vehicle to unlock the glovebox with the ignition key?

Any other ideas??? (...other than diesel and stealth mode)
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
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Something that connects to the bottom of the rear seats that will slide and cover the hinges and gap when you fold the seats down. Currently using a piece of thin plywood over the gap so my dogs don't break their legs.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #6
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Good call on the auto locking glove box and center console.

I would like someone to make snap in hard plastic cover that direct fits the the rear seat "loops" in the back of a JK when you remove the seat. I look back there and see the loops sticking through the carpet. Sure I can cover it with a mat, but a flat panel that fits snug on these and covers the whole flat back area (minus the flip up rear mini compartment) would be great. Something you pop on and pop off as needed. It would go right up to the back of the center console.

Also ACE (or someone) should make a thin, inexpensive version of a Rubi Rail that is meant to be used along with the Ace Rails. Just a flat piece of metal or hard plastic to cover the pinch seam and add a touch of black. I hated the open pinch seam and went with Smittybilt "Rubi Rails". But the added weight of them is not needed. I have the protection from the Ace rails. Just want a cosmetic cover to hide the pinch seam. And something more than paint or plasti-dip.

Jeep should add a rear gate loop similar to the ones on the front doors. It would help prevent the door from flying open and ripping out the metal curved gate stop from the side. There isn't one like in the fronts and the current "strap" is just a covering over the wiring to the tailgate.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #7
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Two things.... The rear hatch/window (whaterver you want to call it) on the hard top should be easily removable. It would be nice to have that open on occasion without having it riding in the up position. They make the top in three pieces so you have that option. Why not the glass?

The other also involves the hard top on the 2-door. Put a slider in the side window so when somebody is in the rear, they have some air. It would also be nice to have that as an escape option in case something happened like a fire. Ever sit back there and think about what it would be like trying to get out over the front seats.
Being a firefighter and having seen cars on fire after accidents, I tend to imagine stuff like that.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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I like the window slider idea. I think one if the older models had that but im not sure. They probably cut it to save $$$.

The exposed pinch seams have always been an issue with me also. Just looks lame. I have spray painted some black and it looks a little better but its not perfect.

How about a fuse subpanel inside where it is easier to get to for adding interior electronics without having to go thru the firewall?

Or a relocation of the mirrors to the column (where everyone moves them anyway) so we dont have to lose our power/heat controls when we go doorless?

Im just looking at simple solutions to the tweaks we all try to do to our Jeeps everyday.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:01 AM   #9
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might not be much but i think painted fender should be optional on everything... or if you DON'T want them (on Sahara-Freedom), give a credit $200....it wouldn't be hard to do or manage on jeeps end.... and you shouldn't have to pay $1700 dollars for a painted hard top on a Rubi if you wanna add $200 painted fenders......
But i have to say a word about the things that ARE available...its really nice to be able to "al-a-carte" the options on the Wrangler like you can....lets face it that's why so many of us ORDER ours.... nice not being stuck with a "package"....you see so many vehicles that are that way.. ''oh you want NAV, well its part of our LUX PACKAGE that also comes with Leather and a power sun roof".....$4,000 later and you got your NAV
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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I love mine 99.999%. Am digging all the suggestions so far; I only have 2:
1. Homelink transmitter.
2. I've got the Sahara Unlimited with the 730N head unit, and steering wheel mounted controls. The control buttons on the back (left hand) control: scan up, next preset, scan down. I spend more time going from preset to preset, vs scanning. If they changed them to Next preset down, scan (either up or down, I don't care), next preset up.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #11
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Another idea for all cars, not just Jeeps: a one-button lock up. When you get out of the car it would close all power windows, sunroofs, etc and lock all doors. Probably best for a keyless entry fob button. As an added bonus it could also act as a one-button open up option for those hot days when the first thing we do is open everything up ASAP. The open up option may be tough bc you don't want it hit while in your pocket.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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back-up camera and front-facing off-road camera from the factory
adequate interior/exterior lights
rear middle seat designed for human beings
full-time 4H option (lockable center diff)
instrument cluster with tons of real-time vehicle information
More soft top options from the factory
rear soft top window that moves with tailgate.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #13
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My first idea is pretty simple:

Have the center console and glovebox locks work off the power locks on the doors. Have you ever had to stop the vehicle to unlock the glovebox with the ignition key?
Funny this was your idea and I happen to be stumbling upon this thread just hours after realizing this for the first time myself.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:35 AM   #14
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Another idea for all cars, not just Jeeps: a one-button lock up. When you get out of the car it would close all power windows, sunroofs, etc and lock all doors. Probably best for a keyless entry fob button. As an added bonus it could also act as a one-button open up option for those hot days when the first thing we do is open everything up ASAP. The open up option may be tough bc you don't want it hit while in your pocket.
That used to be an option in an old Jetta I had, early 2000s models. You put the key in the door lock and hold it in the unlock position and the windows go down. Hold it in the lock position and all windows go up. My wife has a 2010 GTI and they removed that with the key hole in the door. That was a kick ass option
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #15
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Put a diesel in the Wrangler.

(I'm pretty sure this will happen when EU diesels reach emissions parity with US emissions in a few years, and no I don't care if it's a little loud or a little slow, just put tall gears in it and take my money.)
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #16
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more lockable interior storage, lik eover the wheelwells. Want to get these:
Jeep Wrangler '07+ Between The Roll Bars Duffel - Black Canvas

But a factory made, hard plastic one with a lock that matches the ingition (or even tied to the electric locks like above) would work. Anything that gives more space to lock up inside the soft top without cutting into the rear seat room or covering up the rear window. This would be like the in bed tool storage the Ram trucks offer...
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #17
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Forgot another thing.

How about a storage location and cover/bag for the removable windows? Something for the half door uppers, and the quarter windows from the factory. Show that your engineers actually planned a space in the vehicle to hold all the pieces of the vehicle when they are removed. I had an '89 camaro with t-tops and one of the best thing about the t-tops was the actual storage bag that held them. GM made sure everything fit.

I know there are aftermarket rolls for the quarter windows and supposedly a bag from mopar to hold the uppers and quarters, but if someone order the half doors, include it in the price. 1/2 doors cost a lot less than full steel - just see the mopar prices...
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #18
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rear soft top window that moves with tailgate.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #19
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i wouldn't really call it an option...more like a tweak of an existing option..
There should be some sort of an indicator for when cruise controll is Engaged.... i know the "Cruise" indictor lights up when you activate it...but there is no change when it "Engages"... i find myself saying "did it lock in?" and i take my foot off the pedal... and sometimes it's not locked in and i just start dying....
the "cruise" should light up red when activated..then change to green when engaged....

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