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Old 04-15-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Post Longer wheelbases

I've had 3 Jeeps, the last one, an Unlimited, in my opinion, the best by far. I think the longer wheel base was a smart move, allows for better handling I think. Wish they still made them. Sure, they make the JK with the unlimited name, but if you get the 2 door version, is it really longer? just curious

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I'm not sure exactly but i think it's a little longer than the TJ but not by much at all.

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Old 04-16-2009, 09:47 AM   #3
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The whole advantage of the Jeep was it's shorter wheelbase when going through trails...
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true. but neither me or any of my friends that have them have had any trouble with navigating trails with the longer wheelbase
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The whole advantage of the Jeep was it's shorter wheelbase when going through trails...
Funny. That's the first thing I like to change.
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short wheel base is great but a stock jeep is almost to short for anything other than tight moderate rated trails.....when you get into climbing steep ledges or hills, wheel base is where it is at.....i stretched mine 10"s and can walk stuff that will leave a stock wheelbase on their bumper.........i dont wanna hear about how much better your jeep drives through the woods.....to me its all about up and how fast you can do it. i have found that 105"-115" wheel base is the best for all around offroading.....any shorter then stick to the gravel roads...and longer then have some good slider bars for trees and/or rocks
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short wheel base is great but a stock jeep is almost to short for anything other than tight moderate rated trails.....when you get into climbing steep ledges or hills, wheel base is where it is at.....i stretched mine 10"s and can walk stuff that will leave a stock wheelbase on their bumper.........i dont wanna hear about how much better your jeep drives through the woods.....to me its all about up and how fast you can do it. i have found that 105"-115" wheel base is the best for all around offroading.....any shorter then stick to the gravel roads...and longer then have some good slider bars for trees and/or rocks

stock wheel base jeeps are a blast and have their place. It just takes more skill to drive. If you need longer wheel base to get around obstacles maybe you just need some better driving skills.
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i don't think skill has anything to do with it. my previous 2 and this one, drive the same. i was just asking what everyone else thought about them and if the jk 2 doors were longer than a regular unlimited
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The 2 door JK is bigger in every dimension than the TJ was. It's wider and longer. I believe the wheel base is in the 98 or so range on the 2 door.

I'm with Cliffford and Flattie however. A year later I can't believe how great my TJ is with 104" wheelbase. As a matter of fact I've already started planning on the next phase to get it to 110".
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short wheel base is great but a stock jeep is almost to short for anything other than tight moderate rated trails.....when you get into climbing steep ledges or hills, wheel base is where it is at.....i stretched mine 10"s and can walk stuff that will leave a stock wheelbase on their bumper.........i dont wanna hear about how much better your jeep drives through the woods.....to me its all about up and how fast you can do it. i have found that 105"-115" wheel base is the best for all around offroading.....any shorter then stick to the gravel roads...and longer then have some good slider bars for trees and/or rocks

Flattie, when you wake up in the morning, do you sit down and think of a way to piss off the entire board in a single sentence? I'm not too sure, but I don't think anyone on the forum is all that impressed with you and your condescending remarks for what you obviously see as inferior Jeeps driven by skill-less monkeys.
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I've already started planning on the next phase to get it to 110".

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The number one reason why a jeep is a jeep is it's short wheel-base. It makes it fun to drive, easy to maneuver, and ideal for off roading. That's what seperates it from the rest of the pack. I can also understand that for some, the ideal off roader is to climb in a fast time. That being said, when a jeep is modified at the wheel base, i believe that it's been customized to the drivers likeings, That doesn't make it any less of a "jeep" to that person. To each his own, i prefer the short wheel base. Down here in florida "flat country" thats the ideal. But for climbing hills and real tuff terrain maybe a little longer wheel base is called for.
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Flattie, when you wake up in the morning, do you sit down and think of a way to piss off the entire board in a single sentence? I'm not too sure, but I don't think anyone on the forum is all that impressed with you and your condescending remarks for what you obviously see as inferior Jeeps driven by skill-less monkeys.
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The number one reason why a jeep is a jeep is it's short wheel-base. It makes it fun to drive, easy to maneuver, and ideal for off roading. That's what seperates it from the rest of the pack. I can also understand that for some, the ideal off roader is to climb in a fast time. That being said, when a jeep is modified at the wheel base, i believe that it's been customized to the drivers likeings, That doesn't make it any less of a "jeep" to that person. To each his own, i prefer the short wheel base. Down here in florida "flat country" thats the ideal. But for climbing hills and real tuff terrain maybe a little longer wheel base is called for.

Per what these two have said: A jeep is a Jeep, no matter the wheel base. Flattie's comment was just pointless and ignorant. I like the stock Jeep wheel base, in my eye's its perfect for what I want once I get my Jeep. As daanbc had said "To each his own" and my own is a short wheel base on 35s. Can't wait to have it.
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Flattie, when you wake up in the morning, do you sit down and think of a way to piss off the entire board in a single sentence? I'm not too sure, but I don't think anyone on the forum is all that impressed with you and your condescending remarks for what you obviously see as inferior Jeeps driven by skill-less monkeys.
sorry that i offended you......you would understand if you had the comparison in front of u.....ask any of the comp guys why they run a 104"-115" wheel base.....hands down it works better for 99.9% of the trails out there......as for impressions who cares.....this thread asked about longer wheel base and if it was better....my jeep was obviously stock wheel base at soem time and then i stretched it....and like stated i leave the stock wheel bases onthe bumper where i walk up ledges and rocks.....i would like to add that when we were at coal creek last week that the short wheel base stock width jeeps kicked my butt....other than on the insane crazy stuff but on the difficult trails they walked the stuff that i struggled on.....that just adds to my theory that every wheelbase works somewhere somehow......its just long wheel base is for me and my kind of offroading
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stock wheel base jeeps are a blast and have their place. It just takes more skill to drive. If you need longer wheel base to get around obstacles maybe you just need some better driving skills.
as for this response.......i dont like to go around obstacles i like to go up them....bypasses were made for the guys in their nice rubicons that dont wanna get body damage
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as for this response.......i dont like to go around obstacles i like to go up them....bypasses were made for the guys in their nice rubicons that dont wanna get body damage
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as for this response.......i dont like to go around obstacles i like to go up them....bypasses were made for the guys in their nice rubicons that dont wanna get body damage
My Rubicon has plenty of damage.
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You better stretch your wheelbase before you end up on yer bumper. Stock wheelbase jeeps have no business going off road.
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You better stretch your wheelbase before you end up on yer bumper. Stock wheelbase jeeps have no business going off road.
True...very true. Well anyway, gotta run to Linens N' Things in my Rubi. Anyone need new bath rugs?
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You guys don't throw your pinky in the air while your holding the cup do ya's? LOL
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i guess i should of known that would offend the rubi owners.....i just am referencing the people on the organized rides(such as my wifes uncle) that ride on the toughest trails but take all the bypasses and then brag about completing most difficults......
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i guess i should of known that would offend the rubi owners.....i just am referencing the people on the organized rides(such as my wifes uncle) that ride on the toughest trails but take all the bypasses and then brag about completing most difficults......
I think we are calling you out because of your holier than thou attitude when it isn't warranted.
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i was just using the people that go and buy a rubicon and think they are offroaders as examples......i know you guys all have your little clicks on here... but i was originally just posting what i know from experience......if you dont think longer wheel base climbs better than that is your deal..i know for a fact it does and all of my short wheel base buddys can attest to it.....
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i was just using the people that go and buy a rubicon and think they are offroaders as examples......i know you guys all have your little clicks on here... but i was originally just posting what i know from experience......if you dont think longer wheel base climbs better than that is your deal..i know for a fact it does and all of my short wheel base buddys can attest to it.....
I don't think it was ever really an issue with what wheels better. It was you up on a soapbox spouting rhetoric about stock wheelbase Jeeps staying on gravel roads. Yes, my Jeep is stock wheelbase. Will it do what yours will? Not hardly. Am I dying of penis envy? Not hardly. You are the only one bashing Jeeps on this thread. No one is bashing long wheelbase Jeeps. I'd love to stretch and longarm my Jeep. But it's not in the cards just yet. You might try being a little more humble. Andy had a stretched, sick-ass rockcrawler that had EVERYONE on this forum drooling, but he didn't throw it in anyone's face. Same with Jack. There are 3 extremely knowledgeable guys on this forum with a ton of experience: Jack, Andy, and Jerry......and they're all extremely helpful and approachable. If you'd come down off that soapbox of yours and be a little more approachable, you might find making friends on the forum will be a bit easier. Hell, I'd like to pick your brain for some information, but find it hard to approach you with your condescending attitude towards us LITTLE JEEP owners.
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well first off i would like to apologize for the condescending attitude.....secondly i would like to add a little defense to my original statement i that when i post up that i prefer longer wheel base on other jeep sites i get bashed so i was just heading off the 96" preferred wheelers before they got to me......i was in no means trying to be on a soap box i was just trying to make my point and be clear.....apparently i was a-hole clear......to all of the rubi owners out there i in no way meant to offend you as an individual......i stereotyped you based on my experiences and it was wrong....it just seems like every time i go some where i have to listen to a new rubicon owner tell me how sweet their just off the lot jeep is and then i watch them do this like last weekend
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