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Old 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Make Me Like JK's!

Now I'm a YJ fanatic, a CJ lover, and a TJ enthusiast but I haven't seen many JK's that I've liked. Prove to me that you can turn a new Jeep with too many nice features into a badass, jacked up, mud slingin' monster!

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Either you like them or you don't. Why spend time trying to convince you?

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The "too many nice features" schtick makes me laugh. As Creatrix98 said, either you like them or you don't. But claiming a vehicle has "too many nice features" is simply nonsense to me.
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the best way to like one is jump in one at 5:00AM drive 12 hours straight to Moab and spend 4 days hitting the trails in Moab for 12 hours a day and then get up at 5:00AM and drive the 800 miles home again and make it to work the next morning without any aches or pains. that is how you fall in love with a JK.
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You don't have to lift a JK 5 feet to fit 33's
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You don't have to lift a JK 5 feet to fit 33's
You don't need that on any TJ Either..

I wheel with all JKs. Here are my buddie's rigs.

Black one has a d60/14blt fully built. Fox COs F/R coupled with triple bypass shocks Rollin on 40s. Soon to have a hemi.

White one has d60/d60. Supercharged. King COs f/r coupled with triple bypasses and will have a cantilever suspension rear with bypasses. On 40s.

If these don't convince you I dont know what will.
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Having owned and loved a TJ and now owning a JK I cannot get over how much they are the same. Once you get into the components things get very familiar. For me the four doors and being able to cruise at 80 were the selling points. Don't look at the JK as some different jeep its just the evolution of the TJ. I think the biggest model change was actually the YJ to TJ as the suspension and body really underwent complete change.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:20 AM   #8
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As mentioned a 33" will fit with 0 lift. Rides nicer with longer CA's. Upgraded 44 and a overall beefier suspension. All have CV front/rear drivelines. Steering is a better with the drag link and tie rod separate etc etc
Then the negatives, crappy non survivable ball joints and TRE's. Tin foil body panels. A pig if you choose a pre 12 auto. Poor caster/pinion separation. Etc etc

I want from a 01 to a 07, and honestly. did not feel like I bought a car. The newer JK's are a bit more refined, but Still very much a Jeep.
I can't say that for the future model
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You don't need that on any TJ Either.. I wheel with all JKs. Here are my buddie's rigs. Black one has a d60/14blt fully built. Fox COs F/R coupled with triple bypass shocks Rollin on 40s. Soon to have a hemi. White one has d60/d60. Supercharged. King COs f/r coupled with triple bypasses and will have a cantilever suspension rear with bypasses. On 40s. If these don't convince you I dont know what will.
Money I will never ..... Ever ..... See lol
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:15 AM   #10
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I can tell you from experience, having gone from my 1990 yj to my 2010 jk... I loved them both in very different ways. Alot of the things kjeeper said were some good selling points.. I have 35s on mine and it still rides sooooo nice compared to my yj with 33s. I guess if u don't like them, u don't like them.. I used to hate on them a little to be honest... but that could be because I was a poor college kid and wasn't even close to affording one :/ but I love jks now.. got my 35s fitting easily with only 2.5 inch lift
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Nice features? Like the manual windows, door locks and transmission in my 2013?
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:32 PM   #13
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I definitely like the 4-door concept because it makes Jeeps both an everyday driver for a family and an offroad toy. I wouldn't get one just because I'm single and would have no use for four doors. I like that 33's fit on factory rigs, thats awesome. More power obviously is helpful as is the improved 6-spd which I'll be getting when I do a Cummins swap in my YJ. The thing that annoys me about JK's the most is how many I see that aren't modified in any way. Street tires and hard tops that never come off is all I see around here with the occaisional monster JK.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:37 PM   #14
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The "too many nice features" schtick makes me laugh. As Creatrix98 said, either you like them or you don't. But claiming a vehicle has "too many nice features" is simply nonsense to me.
To explain what I mean, if you go off road and leave the top at home, come across some unexpected mud and accidentally fling some into the Jeep, I wouldn't care in my YJ because I dont have nav or carpet or cloth seats or anything that I'd be upset about getting it dirty.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:38 PM   #15
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:39 PM   #16
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The thing that annoys me about JK's the most is how many I see that aren't modified in any way. Street tires and hard tops that never come off is all I see around here with the occaisional monster JK.

This reason should motivate you more towards them lol. I love pulling up next to mall crawlers and unmodified TJs and love when they look all up and down the jeep lol
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:46 PM   #17
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:33 PM   #18
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The thing that annoys me about JK's the most is how many I see that aren't modified in any way. .
Why does that affect you though? Shouldn't it just make you want to buy one and mod it more?
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I've had several Jeeps and I like the JK because I can comfortably drive it to work Monday through Friday and take it rock crawling on the weekends.

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My Dad had a YJ & a WJ and I've owned an XJ and a TJ but nothing compares to the JK (I've owned two & th efirst was an '07 JKU).

They're more capable offroad IMO. Not to mention they're way more pretty looking too :P
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the best way to like one is jump in one at 5:00AM drive 12 hours straight to Moab and spend 4 days hitting the trails in Moab for 12 hours a day and then get up at 5:00AM and drive the 800 miles home again and make it to work the next morning without any aches or pains. that is how you fall in love with a JK.

Especially true of the JKU.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #24
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The thing that annoys me about JK's the most is how many I see that aren't modified in any way. Street tires and hard tops that never come off is all I see around here with the occaisional monster JK.
Most of the Wranglers I see around town here are 50/50 JK's and TJ's that are unmodified. So I think that just really depends on where you live. I think a lot of people in my area just buy them for the convertible SUV aspect or something which is crazy since California has some great trails.
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Got my JKU just over a month ago. I haven't had the time or more importantly the money to make all the changes I want to it yet. It will happen over time. But I bought the jeep for me and my family. Do what's right for you and if you don't feel comfortable doing it then don't
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Anyone who need to be convinced that the STOCK jk is by far and away the best STOCK jeep ever made, has not driven one! I owned a TJ prior to my JK and Although I loved my TJ, the JK is a much better rig.
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Not everyone buys a Jeep to go mudding or do hardcore rock crawling. Like stated above, its the ONLY convertible SUV on the market, so lots of people buy them for that reason alone. 90% of the time my JK is clean and used to drive around town as it is my only vehicle. I've learned not to judge others from what I see passing me on the road because I know that there are times my Jeep is covered in filth and I've had a blast enjoying it.

For the time being I am keeping it modest, 33's, Rubicon take-off lift, homemade bumper. No power options, no navigation, manual trans and vinyl seats. My JK is every bit a Jeep just like previous models.


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